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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cocke County Grand Jury returns indictments
A Cocke County Grand Jury has indicted two individuals on charges they possessed heroin with the intent to sell and deliver. On October 4, 2016, following a traffic stop by Newport Captain Amy Gentry, officers found that Bonificia Cabrera, 24, Cosby Highway, Newport, possessed seven baggies of methamphetamine and three bags of heroin in her bra. She also is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and deliver. Dustin Darrell Davis, 29, Keener Road, Cosby is charged with possession of Heroin with intent to sell and deliver,possession of more than .5 gram of methamphetamine with intent to sell and deliver, possession of Buprenorphine and drug paraphernalia, DUI, possession of a handgun while under the influence and possession of a handgun during the commission of a felony. The offenses stem from a March 2016 incident in which Newport Patrol Officers made a traffic stop. Kasey Murphy, 23, Virginia Street, Newport is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts each of child abuse and neglect (under the age of 6) and cruelty to animals. Murphy's children, aged one and three, were found walking in the street on Dec. 13, 2016, by Newport Captain Amy Gentry. Passing motorists said the boys tried to get into their car when they stopped to check on the welfare of the children. Upon further investigation, the officers found a malnourished and severely neglected dog chained up outside the home. Roy Darnell,49, Piney Grove Road, Greeneville, is charged with solicitation of a minor. In November, 2017, Sheriff Armando Fontes arrested Darnell after he allegedly made sexual advances toward a minor female resident of Cocke County. Following the initial contact, with the consent of the girl's parents, officers used her Facebook account to communicate with the suspect. Over the course of the investigation James informed the child he would bring his horses to Newport, they could go horseback riding and take a long break for sexual activity. Detective Michael Stallings with the Jefferson City Police Department who specializes in Internet crimes, participated in arranging for Darnell to come to Cocke County to meet the girl. At that time he was arrested.

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  • Tennessee Senate action
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Newport City Council talks property tax cut
  • More candidates qualify
  • Arwood/Prevost arrests
  • Cocke County Grand Jury returns indictments
  • Walters State enrollment is up
  • Trump wants to sell TVA

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