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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Jefferson County Grand Jury
A Jefferson County Grand Jury has indicted two men on aggravated child abuse charges in connection with two separate incidents. Dylan Scott Mays, 18, West Highway 11E, Strawberry Plains was caring for his two month old daughter, when the baby began to cry. The warrant in the case obtained by Jefferson County Detective Lt. Pamela Taylor, says when the child began crying, Mays became upset, grabbed her by both arms, pushed them, and caused a right clavicle fracture. Although the baby screamed, and Mays heard a “pop”, he did not seek medical care. A relative later in the day noticed that the infant would not move her arm and would scream when it was moved. The child was treated at Jefferson Memorial and East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Kenny Joseph Wehner, 34, Lowrey Loop Road, New Market, allegedly twisted the leg of a four year old boy, breaking it. Deputy Robert Smith said Wehner and the mother of the child, Kathryn Nelson, argued in a vehicle and after they arrived home the boy was injured. Although the defendant said he dropped the boy, the officer alleges the child was injured “out of anger toward the victim's mother after their fight.” In other cases, a North Carolina man is indicted in an August, 2018 attempted first degree murder incident. Grayson Woodside, 33, Sherrills Ford N.C. wrecked his 2002 Mercedes Benz on Spring Creek Road and was found walking nearby. David Brooks with Supreme Towing arrived at the scene and agreed to take Woodside to the Pilot Truck Center at the 417 exit off Interstate 40. As the deputies followed the rollback, they observed Brooks jump out of his wrecker from the driver's side while holding his neck. Deputies activated their blue lights and sirens and attempted to stop the rollback, as Woodside fled onto I-40. Eventually, the wrecker ran off the left side of the interstate, crossed the median and struck an eastbound vehicle. Brooks told investigators as he drove, Woodside had pulled a knife, and held it to his neck. The wrecker operator was able to push his attacker away and jump from his rollback. In addition to attempted first degree murder, Woodside is charged with especially aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, theft of property over $60,000, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, DUI and reckless endangerment, as well as a number of traffic violations. Also indicted is Jennifer Nicole Nunley, 40, North Tazewell, Virginia. She faces two counts of carjacking. Nunley and her co-defendant, Christopher Allen Deel,32, Raven, Virginia, allegedly approached a vehicle at the three mile rest area of I-81, held a weapon to the head of a motorist and tried to take his car, but the vehicle would not start. So the two fled on foot over a fence, and held the gun on Thomas Barnett and Peggy Howell on Valley Home Road, stealing their pickup. The grand jury has yet to consider the charges against Deel. Kevin Lee Boyer, 52, Victoria Lane, Dandridge, is charged with the sexual exploitation of a minor(over 100 images). In October, 2018, Boyer allegedly possessed material that included a minor engaged in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity. A former manager of the Priceless Store in Jefferson City is charged with theft over $10,000. Donald Joseph Beauchesne, 43, Mount Pleasant Road, Jefferson City, allegedly rang up and then voided 145 transactions, and he then pocketed the money. The transactions totaled $10,368 and took place between May and November of last year.


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Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Newport Planning Commission
  • Cocke County Planning Commission
  • Unfounded Jefferson school threat
  • House members "bribed" for votes
  • March jobless numbers
  • Senate voucher bill
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Cruise Against Cancer
  • Drug take back

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Martin sentence
  • Jefferson County pipe bomb
  • Wilson indictment
  • Jenkins arrest
  • Hooper portrait unveiling
  • Cocke County art contest winners

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • House approves voucher bill
  • Newport City Council special meeting
  • Newport Utilities
  • Drug take-back

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Six injured in crash
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Cocke County grand jury
  • Legislative action

    Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Cocke County flooding
  • Tennessee jobs
  • NFL draft coming to Nashville
  • Earth Day
  • Sturgein release
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