July 23, 2014 - 04:02
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July 14 – William Johnson, 19, Benton, Sell or delivery of marijuana, sell or delivery hydrocodone … David Elrod, 53, Old Fort, Violation probation … Viola Swan, Benton, Sell or delivery of hydrocodone … Angela Morrow, 36, Ducktown, Hit and Run, Driving Uninsured, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle.

July 15 – Jeremy Cross, 36, Benton, Domestic assault … Patricia L. Hill, 43, Charleston, Introduction of contraband into a penal facility … Emma Grace Verner, 35, McCaysville, GA, Felony Evading, Accessory to Failure to Appear.

July 16 – Joseph R. Irvin, 28, Benton, Theft under $1000, burglary … William Johnson, 19, Benton, Theft under $1000, burglary.

July 17 – Debbie Ann Fillers, 30, Benton, Introduction of contraband into penal facility.

July 18 – Austin Lloyd Robinson, 42, Benton, Driving on revoked license … Randy B. Flowers, 31, Cleveland, Violation probation … Gregory Paul Manders, 46, Zebulon, GA, Public Intoxication, Driving on Suspended License.

July 19 – John R. Carey, 31, Crossville, Drug paraphernalia, simple possession … James Rick Mullinax, 47, Ocoee, Disorderly conduct, resisting, vandalism.

July 20 – Mary Amanda Cornelius, 18, Cleveland, Underage driving while impaired … Shane Lee Runyan, 33, Englewood, Criminal trespassing … James L. Lowe, 33, Englewood, Criminal trespassing … Mitchell Dean McKenzie, 41, Delano, Vandalism over $500 … James Lee Payne, 25, Copperhill, Possession of Methamphetamine for Resale, Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm, Simple Possession of Marijuana.

Kelly Harden Thomas, 38, McCaysville, GA, Reckless Driving, Simple Possession, Driving on Revoked List.


July 14 – Phone threats and harassment were reported on Parksville Rd … Assault and trespassing were reported in Delano … Harassment and stalking were reported on Dentville Rd … A Family Dispute was reported on Highway 68 in Farner… A resident reported dogs running loose on College Street in Ducktown … A rabid fox was found in the driveway of a home on Isabella Avenue in Copperhill … A Hit and Run accident was reported on Main Street in Ducktown … A disturbance was reported at Dino’s Bar on Ocoee Street in Copperhill.

July 15 – Vandalism was reported on Circle R Drive … A fight was reported at Chilhowee Apartments … Property line issues were reported on Virgil Crump Rd … A dog bite was reported on McClure Rd … A domestic dispute was reported on Pankey Ln … An accident was reported at Postelle Road and Danner Lane in Ducktown … Neighbors reported individuals removing spikes from the railroad ties along Brush Creek Road in Postelle … A motorcycle wrecked in front of Nicholson’s Hardware on Highway 68 in Turtletown … Multiple 911 calls were received from a home on Pineridge Road in Farner. Turned out a cat had knocked the phone off the hook.

July 16 – Theft of a generator was reported on George Bates Rd … A domestic dispute was reported on McClure Rd … A phone scam was reported. Caller claimed to be able to help with credit card debt … A lost purse was reported on hwy 411 … A theft was reported from a home on Colonial Avenue in Copperhill … A 911 hangup was received from a residence on Highway 68 in Farner … A man changing a tire on a dump truck at his home on Belltown Road in Copperhill was injured when the tire blew up … An accident was reported in the parking lot of the Ocoee Whitewater Center … A two-car wreck was reported on Highway 64 East at Stansbury Mountain Road.

July 17 – A structure fire was reported on Daugherty Rd … A wreck was reported near Jack’s River … A wreck was reported at #1 Dam … A fight was reported on Mull Rd … A loose cow was reported on Grove Rd … A motorcycle accident was reported in Greasy Creek … An unruly teenager was reported in Delano … A wreck was reported in Old Fort … A lost camera was reported in Benton … Breaking and entering was reported on Swallows Rd … A speeding, reckless driver was reported on Dallas Road in Copperhill … A disturbance was reported at Dino’s Bar on Ocoee Street in Copperhill … A motorist reported a reckless driver on Highway 64 East of Ducktown … A car went into a ditch on Smith Road in Copperhill … An accident was reported on Belltown Road in Copperhill.

July 18 – Trespassing and theft were reported on Parksville Rd … A brush fire was reported at the corner of Lillard and Alloway … A dispute over a swimming pool was reported on hwy 411 … A wreck with entrapment was reported in Linsdale … Violation of a protection order was reported on Welcome Valley … A man was rpoert4ed drunk and causing problems in Old Fort … A tree was reported across a power line on Busted Rock Rd … Shoplifting was reported at Family Dollar … A cow was reported in the road near Hwy 314 … A suspicious female was reported on Dentville Rd … The Ducktown Copper Inn requested help from an officer to evict a customer who refused to check out … A reckless driver was reported on Highway 64 East at Brush Creek Bridge … A complaint about loud music was received from a homeowner on River Mist Road in Grassy Creek.

July 19 – A domestic altercation and vandalism were reported on Columbus Rd … Theft was reported on Chestuee Rd … A dog bite was reported at Ms. Be’s Purple Bus … A suspicious man was reported knocking on doors on Briarwood Lane … A suspicious man was reported on Baker Bridge Rd … A suspicious vehicle was reported on Spring Creek Rd … A reckless driver was reported on Hwy 411 … Loose cows were reported on Clemmer Ferry at Hwy 411 … An unruly 13 year old was reported White Rd … A shop lifter was reported at the Purple Bus … Theft was reported at Linsdale Firehall … A wreck was reported in Ocoee … A vehicle fire was reported on Freeman Circle … A motorcycle accident was reported in Greasy Creek … A domestic argument was reported in Linsdale … A child custody dispute was reported in Benton … A white horse was reported in a yard on Poplar St … A prowler was reported in Riverside Subdivision … A reckless motorcyclist was reported on Highway 68 in Ducktown … A passing motorist reported a couple punching each other inside a car parked on the shoulder of Highway 64 East in Ducktown … A property dispute was reported on Beagle Lane in Copperhill … A family fight was reported on Zion Church Road in Postelle.

July 20 – A stolen vehicle was reported and recovered in Ocoee … Vandalism was reported at Hiwassee RV Park … Reckless driving was reported in the Mt. Harmon area … A drunk man was reported in Ocoee … A motorcycle wreck was reported on Highway 64 near the Ocoee Whitewater Center.

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