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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Jefferson County Grand Jury
A Jefferson County Grand Jury meeting this week returned several indictments. Benny Mack Higdon, 43, Tom Breeden Road, Jefferson City, faces a charge of aggravated domestic assault. On September 12, 2019, the defendant allegedly caused serious bodily injuries to his son, Austin Higdon. The father was allegedly intoxicated when he pushed the boy down and then punched him numerous times on the face. The victim was sent to the UT Medical Center for treatment of several facial fractures. Ricky Allen Johnson, 49, Oak Grove Road, Dandridge is charged in the aggravated assault of Joseph Catalano on June 1, 2019. The two men were in the American Legion in Jefferson City when Johnson allegedly struck Catalano on the chest, causing him to fall from his bar stool, and strike his head on the wall. The injured man was treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital and then was flown to the UT Medical Center for treatment of his serious injuries. Police say Johnson fled the scene and was later arrested. Mickey Todd Neeley, 38, Knoxville is charged with the theft of a boat, boat motors, and other fishing supplies along with an all-terrain vehicle, owned by various individuals and Casual Marine of Jefferson City. The thefts were reported last year. Neely is charged with two counts theft over $10,000, two counts theft over $2,500, three counts theft over $1,000, theft, vandalism over $2,500 and vandalism. Susan Lynn Stiles, 48, N. Sizer Avenue, Jefferson City, faces a charge of the financial exploitation of an elderly individual. From August through September of last year, Stiles allegedly feloniously exploited Eugene Spencer, a 74 year-old resident of Jefferson City. The defendant allegedly took more than $2,500 from Spencer over a seven week period including the payment of more than $1,000 in fines and court costs that Stiles owed in Blount County.


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Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • Sutton chooses the electric chair
  • Cocke County home fires
  • Holt free on bond
  • Board of Sanitation
  • TVA fuel costs to drop

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Worex-Parker terminated
  • South Highway 321 closure
  • Cocke County Legislative Body meets
  • Alexander on impeachment
  • Greene County cattle rustlers
  • Tennessee is # 1
  • Gasoline prices are dropping

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Morris indicted
  • Legislative session is underway
  • Grooms/Valentine charges
  • Legal aid for seniors
  • KCCB litter pickup postponed
  • Krystal files for Chapter 11

    Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Forest Hills Baptist Church destroyed by fire
  • Rafting was positive in 2019
  • Thacker arrest
  • New Market robbery
  • Barrett teen is back home.

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Joy Barrett is missing
  • Worex-Parker has been terminated Update)
  • General Committee talks recreation
  • KCCB announces cleanup/environmental projects
  • Waterline break in Parrottsville
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