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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Balch charged with attempted robbery
A Rutlege man who Monday morning allegedly attacked a female outside of the Huddle House on West Highway 25/70, in Newport ended up in jail. Charles Balch, 34, Spoon Hollow Road, allegedly grabbed Chasidy Allen, West Highway 25/70 by the throat at 9:30 am, and told her to "give me all your money." The 30 year-old woman screamed and Balch fled. Newport Patrolman Travis Gorrell found him hiding in a wooded area behind the restaurant. Balch allegedly admitted he had grabbed Ms. Allen. Officers say Balch was very belligerent, screaming, and acting irrationally "as if he was under the influence of methamphetamine or bath salts," the officer said. While being transported to jail, Balch kicked the windows and divider in the cruiser, and screamed random outbursts. Now the subject is charged with attempted robbery, public intoxication and failure to appear for a court case in Jefferson County. His bond is set at $25,500.

Grand jury indicts Hall
A Cocke County Grand Jury meeting Monday heard a number of cases and today is continuing to hear more. Among those indicted are ; Billy Edwin Hall, 39, Battle Way , Newport , charged with the aggravated assault of Jackie Hall, 52, Dubs Way , Newport . The victim was stabbed in the June incident. Jason Lee Kinser, 39, Wolf Creek Road , Del Rio , is charged with three counts violation of community supervision for life, and violation of the sexual offender registration law. The panel threw out charges against Philip Todd Self, 39, Fairfax Road , Newport , who faced two counts of rape. The 29 year-old alleged victim told authorities in April that she stayed at the Self home out of fear that the defendant would assault his wife. The alleged victim also told investigators she had intercourse with Self on two occasions because of fear she would be assaulted if she refused.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Balch charged with attempted robbery
  • Grand jury indicts Hall

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Dog incidents in Cocke County
  • Barn destroyed by fire
  • No charges in weekend stabbing incident
  • Purkey injured in bicycle/ pickup collision
  • Arrests in Parrottsville altercation
  • Trice arrested..........again.

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Rhodes dies of crash injuries
  • Strand retires after 16 years on the bench
  • Overholt charges thrown out
  • Arbogast injured in tree incident
  • Gridiron scores

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Unemployment inches up
  • Candidates qualify for November election
  • EDC board urged to spin off Chamber

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Alleged racial slur leads to arrest
  • Arrest in theft of farm equipment
  • Jewelry missing from Walmart
  • Meth use down in Tennessee
  • Douglas Lake evacuation
  • Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
  • Corker on Syria
  • Cosby home destroyed by fire

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