Sheriff’s Report

4/12/2019

04/05/2019 Leandra L Owens-Potter, Chestnut Dr, Violation Of Probation
04/06/2019 David E Adams, Mill Creek Rd, Criminal Trespassing, Public Intoxication
04/06/2019 Melissa E Flowers, Karl Pleasant Rd, Driving On Suspended Drivers License
04/06/2019 Timothy L Garland, Owl Hollow Rd, Capias, Attachment – Failure To Pay Child Support
04/06/2019 Ashley N Guy, Financial Responsibility, Following Too Closely, Driving Under The Influence
04/06/2019 Ofni Eli Marinez – Lopez, Crestview Dr, Public Intoxication
04/07/2019 Elizabeth L Donnelly, Powell St, Introduction Of Drugs Or Ontraband Into A Penal Facility, Violation Of Probation, Driving Under The Influence
04/07/2019 Trevor R Luckett, Pine Orchard Rd, Simple Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
04/09/2019 Brittany N Dugger, Village Square Ln, Violation Of Probation
04/09/2019 Wendy L Hansen, Crackers Neck Rd, Violation Of Probation
04/09/2019 Rosa M Lipford, Hwy 421 S, Failure To Appear
04/10/2019 Rosales G Magana, N Church St, Assault As Domestic Violence
04/10/2019 April M Pendleton, Kingsport Tn, Violation Of Probation
04/10/2019 Carroll G South, Mcelyea Rd, Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon By A Convicted Felon

Court Report

General Sessions Court Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Justin S Baker
Tbi Cert & Div Curtis
Gs-19-Cr-235/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Poss Drug Para
Ct-2/Manuf. Marijuana Concentrate
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Timothy G Baldwin Hearing/Stnaw Canter
Gs-18-Tr-610/Speeding/Thp R Wills

William Joseph Beach
Gs-19-Tr-77/Thp C Dunn
Ct-1/Driving Unreg Vehicle
Ct-2/Light Law
Gs-19-Cr-201/Dosl 1St/Thp C Dunn

Christina M Bertogli
Pro Se
Gs-18-Cr-913/Assault Of A Minor/Jennifer Young

Amanda Ann Bouchelle
Gs-19-Tr-73/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Kenneth W Brown
For Plea Sears
Gs-19-Tr-48/Sgt J Peters
Ct-1/Financial Responsibility
Ct-2/Driving Unreg Vehicle
Ct-3/Left Of Center

Kevin Mark Buchannan Hearing/Stnaw Fallin
Gs-19-Cr-25/Theft Under $1,000/Chief Inv S Brown

Heather F Burchette
Gs-19-Cr-327/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Dennis Mcclain Carlton Hearing/Stnaw Hyder
Gs-19-Cr-74/Twra R Rosier
Ct-1/Simple Poss
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Jonathan Matthew Cook
Gs-18-Cr-214/Dosl 1St/Thp C Dunn

Elizabeth Lee Donnelly
Gs-18-Cr-748/Vop/Cci

Michael S Draughn
Gs-19-Tr-69/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Nola Gay Dugger Buck
Gs-18-Cr-364/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-693/Sgt J Norman
Ct-1/Dui 2Nd
Ct-2/Poss Legend Drugs
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/False Report Ct-5/Dorl

Pauletta D Dunn
Gs-19-Cr-120/Poss Drug Para/Dep E Martin

Roby Bradford Dunn Hearing/Stnaw Fallin
Gs-19-Cr-237/Domestic Assault/Lt M Mullins

Nickey R Gentry Status Pro Se
Gs-19-Cr-274/Fugitive From Justice/Sgt J Peters

Sean Douglas Gibson
Gs-19-Tr-89/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Jonathan Wyatt Gwinn Preliminary Hearing Hyder
Gs-18-Cr-792/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep B Sexton
Gs-18-Cr-803/Violation Bond Conditions/Inv B Sutherland

Patrick Jamiz Howard
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 2-4-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-122/Rape/Chief Inv S Brown

Joey Danielle Icenhour
Tbd-Paid In Full
Gs-19-Cr-274/Worthless Check/Tammie Fenner

Sarah Ashley Kranz
Gs-19-Tr-84/Ptl Z Reece
Ct-1/Switched Plates
Ct-2/Light Law
Ct-3/Unregistered Vehicle

Joshua D Lipford
Gs-19-Tr-68/Thp C Dunn
Ct-1/Unlawful Removal Of Tag
Ct-2/Driving Unreg Vehicle
Gs-19-Cr-264/Vandalism/Nathan Bolin
Gs-19-Cr-265/Poss Stolen Property/Dep E Martin

Jacob R Main
Gs-19-Cr-325/Poss Sch Vi Resale/Dep J Ferguson

Abigail Miranda Miller
Gs-19-Tr-99/Dep E Martin
Ct-1/Registration Law
Ct-2/Light Law

James Allen Miller Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 4-4-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-308/Sgt J Woodard
Ct-1/Agg Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Agg Kidnapping

Ira Marshall Oaks Jr Smith

Gs-19-Cr-203/Simple Assault/Dep A Worley

April Michelle Pendleton
Gs-17-Cr-624/Vop/Cci

Matthew A Perry
Gs-19-Cr-230/Simple Assault/Edwin Gentry

Tabitha Ashley Price
Gs-19-Cr-326/Simple Poss Sch Ii/Dep B Sexton

Tracy Shannon Proffitt Hyde
Gs-19-Cr-106/Felony False Report/Dep A Worley

Julie Louise Roberts
Gs-19-Cr-190/Dosl/Ptl Z Reece

Michael D Robinson Hearing/Stnaw Fallin
Gs-19-Tr-19/Vehicle Turning Left At Intersection/Thp B Bolton

Takoda Kole Snavely
Gs-19-Tr-58/Seatbelt 1St/Thp C Dunn

Ronald Wayne Snyder
Gs-19-Tr-90/Seatbelt 1St/Thp C Dunn

Jerry Lee Vanover Jr Hearing/Stnaw
Gs-19-Cr-179/Theft Under $1000/Lindsay Kaye Cornell

Daniel Ray Winters
Gs-18-Cr-775/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Leaving Scene Of Acc
Ct-3/Failure To Report Acc

Daniel Robert Yeager
Preliminary Hearing
Viol Date 2-5-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-128/Chief Inv S Brown
Ct-1/Theft Over $10,000
Ct-2/Theft Under $1,000-Criminal Att

MADD needs support to keep specialty plates

By Bethany Anderson

There are many specialty license plates available in the state of Tennessee which people use them to show their support for various causes or to show their status as a veteran for example. Specialty plates cost an extra $35.00 each year in Tennessee. The money collected from the additional costs of these plates goes towards each of the causes represented on them. Each plate must have enough interest and support represented in their purchases to remain available though.
In 2016, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Tennessee lost their specialty license plates after drivers failed to purchase the required minimum number to keep the plates in circulation.
However, Senator Paul Bailey has granted MADD Tennessee another chance. If MADD can pre-sell 1000 plates before June 30, 2019, the design will be back in circulation. It is a daunting challenge, but more is at stake than just a decorative license plate.
“Our plates serve as rolling billboards to bring awareness to the issue drunk and/or drugged driving, and what better place to have a message regarding highway safety?” said Norris Skelley, MADD Tennessee State Board member. Not only do these license plates raise awareness, but the proceeds MADD receives from each plate helps fund their Victim Services Program–which provides help to those that have been affected by impaired driving–at no cost to the victims and their families. It is a critical source of funding that was lost when the plates were discontinued.
Anyone interested in pre-ordering a MADD plate should visit tnmaddplates.com and sign up. When the minimum of 1,000 pre-orders has been reached, then the $35.00 per plate will be due.
“Our plates are used to raised awareness about drunk/drugged driving, raise the necessary funding for victim services and to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, Skelley said
While there is currently no Johnson County Chapter of MADD, several locals have been working on starting one for quite some time, but have not gotten the needed support to do so.
Jeanie Linton, the mother of Jadey Dunn who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in Mountain City 20 years ago, has been trying since then to start a local chapter for Johnson County.
“We never could get the support we needed to have enough people to commit to it for MADD to let us have a chapter here,” said Linton. “I’m not ready to give up though.”
For more information regarding MADD Tennessee specialty license plates, contact Norris Skelley at norrisskelley@gmail.com or 931-261-4168.
For more information about starting a Johnson County MADD chapter, please contact the Tennessee State Office at tn.state@madd.org or 615-360-8055.

Sheriff’s Report

4/5/2019

03/29/2019 Stephen T Branch, Hwy 421S , Vandalism, Simple Possession
03/29/2019 Donald U Caceres, Industrial Dr, No Drivers License
03/29/2019 Tammy M Lewis, Antioch Rd, Bond Revocation
03/29/2019 Mary N Stanley, Dry Hill Rd, Violation Of Community Corrections
03/29/2019 Brandon L Stanton, Draft Rd, Criminal Trespassing
03/29/2019 Joshua A Vanover, Spear Branch Rd, Criminal Trespassing
03/30/2019 Stacy N Camplese, Johnson City Tn, Aggravated Assault As Domestic Violence
03/30/2019 Robert W Courtner Jr, Little Dry Run Rd, Driving Under The Inlfuence – Second Offense
03/30/2019 Joshua R Dowell, Snyder Rd, Tampering Or Fabricating Evidence, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/31/2019 Chad E Lewis, Forge Creek Rd, Violation Of Bond Conditions
04/01/2019 Elizabeth R Novotny, Shupes Mill Rd, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs, Simple Possession Of Schedule Iv Drugs X 2, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Violation Of Probation
04/01/2019 Joshua D Roach, Rutledge Tn, Violation Of Probation X 2
04/01/2019 Janie Sisk, Hamby Ln, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Violation Of Probation X 2
04/02/2019 Timothy R Church, Main St Butler, Driving On Suspended Drivers License – Third Offense
04/02/2019 Jesse O Garland, Whaley Town Rd, Violation Of Probation
04/02/2019 Thomas J Miles, Lansing Nc, Aggravated Assault, Burglary
04/02/2019 Josh C Oliver, Elizabethton, Failure To Appear, Bond Surrender
04/02/2019 Richard C Sizemore, Chilhowie Va, Driving On Revoked Drivers License
04/03/2019 Alvin G Hall, Rainbow Rd, Faugitive From Justice
04/03/2019 Amanda R Oliver, Crackers Neck Rd, Driving Under The Influence
04/03/2019 Timothy J Taylor, Dry Branch Rd, Driving Under The Influence
04/04/2019 Amy C Church, Hampton Tn, Violation Of Probation
04/04/2019 Ader R Lopez, Murphy St, Assault As Domestic Violence
04/04/2019 James A Miller, Johnson City Tn, Aggravated Assault As Domestic Violence, Aggravated Kidnapping As Domestic Violence

Court Report

General Sessions Court Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

David E Adams
Gs-19-Cr-319/Asst Chief J Norris
Ct-1/Public Intoxication
Ct-2/Criminal Trespassing

Dustin Stephen Adkins
Motion For Bond Relief
Gs-18-Cr-220/Dosl/Lt C Worley

Yesenia Agustina
Restitution Hearing/Interpreter To Be Here Gs-19-Cr-153/Lt M Mullins
Ct-1/Leaving The Scene Of Accident
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility

Stephanie Erin Amanti
Jud Div
Viol Date 3-27-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-222/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Disorderly Conduct

Laura Arnold
Gs-19-Cr-241/Theft Under $1,000/Diane M Wales

Stacy Camplese
Stout
Gs-19-Cr-292/Agg Domestic Assault/Sgt J Peters

Amy Colette Church
Gs-17-Cr-349/Vop/Cci

Bobby Roscoe Clawson
Tox Result Canter
Gs-18-Tr-588/Thp C Dunn
Ct-1/Seatbelt 1St
Ct-2/Due Care
Gs-18-Cr-714/Dui 1St/Sgt M Mullins
Gs-18-Cr-878/Thp C Dunn
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Vicl

Crystal Nicole Coffey
Hearing/Stnaw Viol Date 9-30-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-964/Theft/Jennifer Campbell

David Allen Cooper
Gs-19-Cr-221/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep R Norris

Michala Beth Cretsinger
Gs-19-Cr-270/Criminal Trespassing/Dep A Worley

Stacey E Daley
Canter
Gs-19-Cr-207/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii Resale
Ct-2/Criminal Conspiracy
Gs-19-Cr-208/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Christopher Adam Davis
Status Hyder
Gs-18-Cr-948/Dui 1St/Lt M Mullins

Elizabeth Lee Donnelly
Gs-19-Cr-320/Dui 1St/Ptl C Hatley
Gs-19-Cr-321/Intro Contraband Into Penal Fac/Inv J Norman

Zachary G Eastridge
Preliminary Hearing Roberts
Gs-19-Cr-208/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Billy Reed Fletcher
Capias Buck
Gs-17-Cr-836/Domestic Assault/Inv B Sutherland

Melissa Walter Flowers
Gs-19-Cr-316/Dosl 14Th/Dep A Worley

Timothy L Garland
Capias
Gs-17-Cr-219/Dosl 1St/Thp C Dunn
Gs-17-Tr-278/Seatbelt 2Nd/Thp C Dunn

Nickey R Gentry
Status Pro Se
Gs-19-Cr-252/Fugitive From Justice/Sgt J Peters

James Edward Greer
Gs-19-Cr-185/Dep R Norris
Ct-1/Assault
Ct-2/Burglary
Gs-19-Cr-189/Resisting Arrest/Dep T Brown

Ashley Nicole Guy
Gs-19-Cr-314/Thp N Collins
Ct-1/Dui
Ct-2/Following Too Close
Ct-3/Financial Responsibility

Alvin Gene Hall
Status Viol Date 3-25-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-279/Fugitive From Justice/Chief Inv S Brown

Wendy Lee Hanson Hyder
Gs-17-Cr-42/Vop/Cci
Gs-17-Cr-157/Vop/Cci
Gs-19-Cr-93/Dui 1St/Dep J Ferguson

Summer D Harmon
For Plea Viol Date 12-22-18 Pd
Gs-18-Tr-639/Dep A Worley
Ct-1/Traffic Control Device
Ct-2/Light Law
Gs-18-Cr-980/Dep A Worley
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Dosl 1St
Ct-3/Open Container

Christine Hathorn
Gs-19-Cr-196/Disorderly Conduct/Sgt C Brown

Aaron J Howard
Gs-19-Cr-222/Dep R Norris
Cts 1-8/Cruelty To Animals

Danielle Icenhour
Gs-19-Cr-274/Worthless Check/Tammie Fenner

William Edward Lewis Canter
Gs-19-Cr-223/Telephone Harassment/Inv J Norman

Trevor Robert Luckett
Gs-19-Cr-315/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Simple Poss Sch Sch Vi
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Katherine Elizabeth Mack
Compliance Pro Se
Gs-17-Cr-770V/Vop/Cci

Lonnie James Miles
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 2-7-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-291/Asst Chief J Norris
Ct-1/Burglary
Ct-2/Agg Assault

Thomas James Miles Curtis
Gs-19-Cr-305/Asst Chief J Norris
Ct-1/Burglary
Ct-2/Agg Assault

James Allen Miller
Gs-19-Cr-308/Sgt J Woodard
Ct-1/Agg Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Agg Kidnapping

Elizabeth Novotny
Gs-19-Cr-317/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Poss Sch Iii Resale
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Iv Resale

Ira Marhsall Oaks Jr
Gs-19-Cr-203/Simple Assault/Dep A Worley

Amanda Roseann Oliver
Gs-19-Cr-309/Dui 1St/Dep A Worley

Josh C Oliver
Capias Curtis
Gs-18-Cr-769/Lt M Mullins
Ct-1/Att Burglary
Ct-2/Vandalism
Ct-3/Poss Burglary Tools

Joseph Edward Owens
Status Hyder
Gs-19-Cr-198/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep A Worley

Kevin Dwayne Parsons
Gs-19-Cr-37/Obstruction Of Justice/Sgt J Peters

Dalton Cole Peters
Gs-19-Cr-224/Dui 1St/Dep A Worley

Edwin Blake Phillipi
Hearing/Stnaw Stout
Gs-19-Cr-108/Domestic Assault/Dep T Brown

Kenneth Clark Sherman
Status Canter
Gs-19-Cr-49/Domestic Assault/Dep A Worley

Kenneth Allen Sluder Jr
Viol Date 4-6-18 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-175/Dogs At Large/Dep C Hatley

Jennifer Key Walton
Tbi Cert & Div Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-855/Sgt J Norman
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/Vicl
Gs-19-Cr-55/Failure To Yield For School Bus/Sgt J Norman

Charles Mj Ward
To Have Dl Viol Date 11-7-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-870/Dosl/Ptl J Johnson

Marcus Zukowski
Hearing/Stnaw Viol 2-10-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-147/Simple Assault/Dep R Norris

Criminal Court
Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
Stacy L. Street,
Presiding
Friday, April 12, 2019

Heath Christopher Aschenback Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail
Judgment 11-18-16
15-Cr-170/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
Ct-2/ Dui 2Nd
Ct-3/ Dorl
Ct-4/ Fin Resp
Ct-5/ Seatbelt
15-Cr-171/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Evading Arrest
Ct-2/ Reckless Endangerment
Ct-3/ Resisting Arrest
16-Cr-102/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Jeffrey Chance Byrd
Status Of Rehab Probation Viol $7,500 Bond-Jail
Judgment 12/11/17
17-Cr-150/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Theft Over $2,500
17-Cr-124/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Stewart Scott Bunting
Pdl/Motions $25,000 Bond Tn Bonding Fallin
18-Cr-152/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Manf/Poss Sch Vi For Resale
Ct-2/ Sch Iii
Ct-3/ Poss Firearm During Commisssion Of Dangerous Felony
Ct-4/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-5/ Maintaining A Dwelling
18-Cr-187/ Twra Criminal Summons Only Ct-1/ Theft Of Property $1,000 Or Less Ct-2/ Unlawful Poss Captive Wildlife
Ct-3-8 Illegal Poss Of Deer
Ct-9-13/ Illegal Poss Of Bear
Ct-14/ Illegal Poss Of Wild Turkey
Ct-15/ Illegal Poss Of Snapping Turtle
Ct-16-17/ Unlawful Poss Non-Game Species Ct-18/ Destruction Of Nests

Ashley Nicole Caudle
Pdl/Motions $15,000 Tn Bonding Slaughter
18-Cr-186/ Necx
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband

Reagan Amanda Click
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail
Judgment 2-25-19
17-Cr-135/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Ii For Resale
17-Cr-41/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

James Christopher Cole
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Judgment 2-15-19
18-Cr-64/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Felony Evading Arrest

Roby Bradford Dunn
Arraignment Probation Viol
No Bond-Jail
Judgment 11-18-16
16-Cr-130/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Reckless Endangerment
Ct-2/ Assault Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para

Amos Lee Earp
Hearing On Motion To Set Aside Plea Stout
19-Cr-11/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Assault As Domestic Violence

Nathaniel Gage Eastridge
Pdl/Motions Capias-No Bond-Jail Pd
18-Cr-87/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
Ct-2/ Assault
18-Cr-187/ Jcsd No Bond-Jail
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Zachary G Eastridge
Arraignment Probation Viol
No Bond-Jail Judgment 2-15-19
18-Cr-70/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Poss Sch Vi For Resale 18-Cr-177/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Jimmy Ray Eggers
Pdl/Motions $2,500 Bond Tn Bonding Fallin 18-Cr-161/ Jcsd
Ct-1-2/ Agg Assault
Ct-2/ Vandalism 18-Cr-162/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Evading Arrest By Motor Vehicle

Fantasia Justice Sky Garland
Pdl/Motions Curtis
18-Cr-116/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Identity Theft
18-Cr-129/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Theft Of Property $10,000 Or More, Less Than $60,000
18-Cr-176/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Jonathan Wyatt Gwinn
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Hyder Judgment 6/18/18
16-Cr-98/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Reckless Endangerment
Ct-2/ Simple Poss Sch Iv

Richard David Hall Jr
Status Of Federal Cases Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Fallin Judgment 3/2/18
16-Cr-168/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Poss Sch Ii Resale Ct-4/ Manf Sch Vi

Nicole Lea Hartley
Arraignment $7,500 Or Bond Hyder
Transport From Washington Co. Sent 1-25-19
18-Cr-169/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/ Forgery $1,000 Or Less
Ct-4/ Dosl

Rodney Lynn Henson
Arraignment Probation Viol $5,000 Bond-Jail
Judgment 5-11-18
17-Cr-65/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Promotion Manf Meth

Cary Leigh Johnson
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Pd
Judgment 4-7-16
15-Cr-158/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Viol Habitual Motor Offender 5Th
15-Cr-137/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Viol Habitual Motor Offender 5Th 15-Cr-96/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Viol Habitual Motor Offender 5Th 19-Cr-18/ Jcsd $78,000-Jail
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
Ct-2/ Felony Evading Arrest
Ct-3/ Viol Habitual Motor Offender
Ct-4/ Resisting Arrest

Heather B Maze
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol $3,000 Property Bond Pd
Judgment 6/3/16 16-Cr-16/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Contraband Into Penal Facility

Buffy Bower Cornett Pendergraft Disposition Hearing Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Pd
Judgment 5-17-12
6007/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Initation Process Manf Meth
Ct-2/ Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-3-4/ Promotion Manf Meth

Edwin Blake Phillippi
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Stout
Judgment 10-30-14
14-Cr-45/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Introduction Contraband

Joni Dominique Price
Arraignment Probation Viol $3,000-Tn Bonding
Judgment 11-19-18
18-Cr-115/Jcsd
Ct-1/ Sale Meth Under .5 Gram
Ct-2/ Sale Meth Over .5 Gram

Christopher David Reid
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Pd Judgment 2/1/18
17-Cr-169/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Assault
Ct-2/ Evading Arrest
Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/ Resisting Arrest
17-Cr-170/ Jcsd
Ct-2/ Felony Evading Arrest
Ct-3/ Child Endangerment
18-Cr-62/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Theft Over $1,000
Ct-2/ Agg Burglary
18-Cr-199/ Jcsd $3,000-Jail
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband Into Penal Institution

Destiny Dawn Roark
Arraignment $25,000 Bond-Jail
17-Cr-128/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Anthony Lee Shortridge
Pdl/Motions $5,000 Bond Tn Bonding Stout
17-Cr-130/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Willful Abandonment Of Home Improvement Contract

Mary Natasha Stanley
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail
Judgment 6-19-17
17-Cr-10/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear
17-Cr-73/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Forgery
Ct-2/ Conspiracy To Commit Theft Of Property $1,000 Or Less
New Charge
19-Cr-52/ Mcpd $3,000 Tn Bonding
Ct-1-2/ Forgery
Ct-3/ Attempted Forgery
Ct-4/ Theft Or Property $1,000 Or Less

Dayton Ray Stout
Pdl/Motions $25,000 Cash Bond Steven Finney 18-Cr-139/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Att First Degree Murder
Ct-2/ Pos Firearm/Commission Dangerous Felony
Ct-3/ Agg Assault
Ct-4/ Agg Criminal Trespassing

Jason Lynn Stout
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Judgment 3-1-19
18-Cr-171/ Jcsd Ct-1-2/ Agg Assault

Deanna Rae Taylor
Arraignment $50,000- Jail
19-Cr-55/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear

Hunter Windfield Tester
Pdl/Motions $10,000 Bond With Tn Bonding Smith
18-Cr-77/ Twra
Ct-1/ Agg Animal Cruelty
Ct-2/ Illegal Trapping Of Bear
Ct-3/ Tampering With Evidence
Ct-4/ Felony Reckless Endangerment
Ct-5/ Hunting From Motor Vehicle
Ct-6/ Hunting From Public Road
Ct-7-9/ Spotlighting Deer
Ct-10-13/ Illegal Taking Or Destruction Of Wildlife
Ct-14/ Hunting Big Game In Closed Season (Bear)
Ct-15-16/ Illegal Poss Of Wildlife

Carlos Diego Valladares-Toledo
Jr Pdl/Motions $10,000 Or Bond Curtis
18-Cr-148/ Mcpd
Ct-1/ Statutory Rape
Ct-2/ Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/ Contributing Delinquency Of A Minor

Sonya Beth Totten
Pdl/Motions $15,000-Tn Bonding Slaughter
18-Cr-170/ Necx
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband

Fabian Luran Winters
Arraignment $5,000- Tn Bonding
14-Cr-136/ Mcpd
Ct-1-24/ Forgery
Ct-25/ Theft Under $500

Tammy Michelle Worth
Pdl/Motions $15,000 Or Bond Pd
18-Cr-96/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Iv With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Sch Vi With Intent To Sell Or Deliver

 

Sheriff’s Report

3/29/2019

03/22/2019 Jerrod Boyd, Piercetown Rd, Criminal Trespassing
03/22/2019 Deborah T Dillards, D Payne Rd, Assault As Domestic Violence
03/22/2019 Cora J Hayworth, Slabtown Rd, Violation Of Probation
03/22/2019 Robert C Horne Jr, Lumpkin Branch Rd, Violation Of Probation
03/23/2019 Michala B Cretsinger, Crestview Dr, Criminal Trespassing
03/23/2019 Gary E Hilton, Doeville Rd, Capias
03/23/2019 Joshua D Lipford, Hwy 421 S, Possession Of Stolen Property
03/23/2019 April M Smelcer, Sevierville Tn, Simple Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/23/2019 Sierra S Whittmore, Elizabethton, Criminal Trespassing, Failure To Appear, Violation Of Probation
03/24/2019 Charles W Blackburn, Crumpler Nc, Possession Of Legend Drugs, Driving Under The Influence, Violation Of Open Container Law
03/24/2019 Samantha N Hall, Roan Creek Rd, Violation Of Probation
03/24/2019 Destiny D Roark, Dry Branch Rd, Failure To Appear, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs, Violation Of Probation X 2
03/24/2019 Jimmie Roark, Atwood St, Failure To Appear
03/24/2019 Jessica A Smith, Chucky Tn, Auto Burglary, Aggravated Criminal Trespassing
03/24/2019 Mary N Stanley, Dry Hill Rd, Violation Of Community Corrections
03/24/2019 Matthew R Wymer, Chucky Tn, Aggravated Criminal Trespassing
03/25/2019 Nekisha L Bentley, Taft Eggers Rd, Fugitive From Justice
03/25/2019 Derick S Canter, Boone Nc, Fugitive From Justice
03/25/2019 Alvin G Hall, Rainbow Rd, Fugitive From Justice
03/26/2019 Bille J Stout, Waddell Rd, Public Intoxication, Possession Of Schedule Iv Drugs
03/26/2019 Tyler Taylor, Little Dry Run Rd, Violation Of Probation
03/26/2019 Joshua A Vanover, Spear Branch Rd, Criminal Trespassing, Simple Possession, Violation Of Probation
03/27/2019 Michael L Grever, Lumpkin Branh Rd, Driving On Revoked Drivers License
03/27/2019 Nicole D Velazquez, Knoxville Tn, Violation Of Probation
03/28/2019 Heath C Aschenback, Lumpkin Branch Rd, Violation Of Probation, Capias, Criminal Impersonation, Resisting Arrest
03/28/2019 Reagan A Click, Deer Run Rd, Violation Of Probation
03/28/2019 Stephen T Hampton, Sugar Creek Rd, Violation Of Community Corrections
03/28/2019 Lonnie J Miles, North Carolina, Aggravated Assault, Burglary
03/28/2019 Justin B Pardue, Corner Rd, Aggravated Assault

Court Report

General Sessions Court Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wed., April 3, 2019

Heath C Aschenback
Gs-17-Cr-141/Dui 2Nd/Thp C Dunn Capias Gs-17-Cr-142Dorl 1St/Thp C Dunn Gs-19-Cr-290/Dep R Norris
Ct-1/Criminal Impersonation
Ct-2/Resisting Arrest

Banian Lee Banner
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 3-17-19 Pd Gs-19-Cr-242/Burglary/Dep B Sexton

Nekisha Lynn Bentley StatusGs-19-Cr-286/Fugitive From Justice/Dep J Ferguson

David W Bodenhamer
Tbi Cert & Div Roberts
Gs-19-Cr-11/Underage-Dui 1St/Dep J Ferguson

Steven Tyler Branch
Gs-19-Cr-295/Dep W Worley
Ct-1/Vandalism
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Vi

Aron Misty Brown Status Viol Date 3-18-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-248/Fugitive From Justice/Sgt J Peters

Robert Scott Bullock Restitution Hearing Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-888/Dep
Ct-1/Theft Under $1000
Ct-2/Criminal Trespassing

Derick Shane Canter Status Pro Se
Gs-19-Cr-278/Fugitive From Justice/Dep J Ferguson

Stacy Camplese
Gs-19-Cr-292/Agg Domestic Assault/Sgt J Peters

Karen Jane Carmack
Gs-19-Tr-80/Dep J Ferguson
Cts1-2/Child Restraint Law
Ct-3/Light Law

Geoffrey R Carroll
Tox Result Viol Date 12-31-18 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-3/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii Ct-2/Dui 1St

Timothy Reed Church Jr
TbdGs-19-Cr-132/Vop/Cci

Delbert Ray Clawson
Tox Result Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-829/Dui 1St/Dep J Ferguson

Jonathan Matthew Cook
To Have Dl
Gs-18-Cr-214/Dosl 1St/Thp C Dunn

Robert W Courtner Jr
Gs-19-Cr-294/Dui 2Nd/Dep J Ferguson

Kaleb Phillip Ray Dishman
Tbi Cert & Div
Gs-19-Cr-75/Twra R Rosier
Ct-1/Simple Poss Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Brandy Dowell
Gs-19-Cr-176/Poss Drug Para/Dep R Mink

Joshua R Dowell
Gs-19-Cr-296/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Poss Drug Para
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Ii
Ct-3/Tampering W/Evidence

Nola Gay Dugger
Tox Result Viol Date 9-17-18 PdGs-18-Cr-364/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-693/Sgt J Norman
Ct-1/Dui 2Nd
Ct-2/Poss Legend Drug
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/False Report Ct-5/Dorl

Rex Farley
Gs-19-Cr-232/Harassment/Kayla Williams

Jonathan Dewayne Curtis Ferguson Tbi Cert & Div Pro Se
Gs-18-Tr-452/Driving W/O License/Sgt J Norman
Gs-18-Tr-453/Registration Law/Sgt J Norman

William Fritts
Gs-19-Cr-187/Domestic Assault/Patrick Gentry

Nickey R Gentry Status
Gs-19-Cr-252/Fugitive From Justice/Sgt J Peters

Jorge Faustino Mendoza Godines
Gs-19-Tr-59/Speeding/Thp T Wolfenbarger

Chester Clyde Graybeal Jr
Tbi Cert & Div Curtis
Gs-18-Cr-937/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Dui 1St Ct-2/Vicl
Ct-3/Open Container
Ct-4/Poss Handgun W/Intoxicated
Gs-19-Cr-12/Twra R Rosier
Ct-1/Hunting From Rd
Ct-2/Hunting From Vehicle
Gs-19-Cr-13/Illegal Taking Of Wildlife/Twra R Rosier

Marty Guy Greenwell
Viol Date 11-9-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-861/Poss Sch Ii/Sgt J Norman

Shevin Richard Greene
Gs-17-Cr-501/Vop/Cci

Angel Michelle Grindstaff
Gs-16-Cr-646/Vop-Summons/Cci

Harleah N Grogan
Preliminary Hearing Smith
Gs-19-Cr-210/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Ashley Nicole Guy
Tox Result Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-531/Sgt T Brown
Ct-1/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Gs-18-Cr-713/Dui 1St/Lt M Mullins

Alvin Gene Hall
Status Viol Date 3-25-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-279/Fugitive From Justice/Chief Inv S Brown

Barbara Ann Hall
Preliminary Hearing Pro Se
Gs-18-Cr-969/Theft Over $1,000/Inv C Gladden

Tyler Dillon Hassan
Tox Result Loughrin
Gs-18-Cr-820/Underage Driving W/Impaired/Dep J Ferguson

Randy Scott Hawks
Gs-17-Cr-876/Vop/Cci

Brett Mckinley Henson
Tbi Cert & Div
Gs-19-Cr-47/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Haley Deanna Herd
Status
Gs-18-Cr-994/Fugitive From Justice/Chief Inv S Brown

Brittany Lynn Howard Status On Report History Viol Date 12-19-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-706/Vop/Cci

Rebekah M Humphrey
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 2-14-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-172/Fta-Jail Time/Dep J Ferguson

John R Jackson
Gs-19-Cr-202/Dosl 1St/Lt M Mullins

Chad E Lewis
Gs-19-Cr-301/Violation Bond Conditions/Sgt C Brown

William Edward Lewis
Canter
Gs-19-Cr-223/Telephone Harassment/Inv J Norman

Rosa M Lipford
To Have Dl
Gs-18-Cr-595/Muffler Law/Dep R Mink
Gs-18-Cr-899/Dosl/Dep R Mink

Addie Elizabeth Mahala
Tbi Cert & Div Pro Se
Gs-19-Tr-57/Seatbelt 1St/Thp M Brown
Gs-19-Cr-110/Thp M Brown
Ct-1/Simple Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/Dosl

Samantha Mccracken
Gs-19-Cr-178/Dosl/Lt M Mullins

Dominick A Mcfadden
Tbi Cert & Div
Gs-19-Tr-60/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Traffic Control Device
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility
Gs-19-Cr-133/Poss Drug Para/Dep J Ferguson

Laurel Allison Miller
Preliminary Hearing
Viol Date 1-28-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-95/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep R Mink

Lonnie James Miles
Gs-19-Cr-291/Asst Chief J Norris
Ct-1/Burglary
Ct-2/Agg Assault

Bobby S Morefield
Hearing/Stnaw Or For Plea Viol Date 1-18-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-73/Dui 1St/Dep J Ferguson

Christopher Corey Nicholson
To Have Dl
Gs-18-Cr-953/Dorl 1St/Thp C Dunn

Steven Mitchell Phipps
Tox Result Viol Date 10-16-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-791/Lt M Mullins
Ct-1/Poss Sch Vi
Ct-2/Poss Stolen Property
Ct-3/Dui

Megan D Presnell
Gs-19-Tr-79/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Muffler Law
Ct-2/Expired Registration
Ct-3/Light Law

Joni Dominique Price
Gs-15-Cr-650/Vop-Summons/Cci

Shawna D Rogers Compliance
Gs-18-Cr-936/Robert Chappell
Ct-1/Dogs At Large
Ct-2/Trespassing

Janie D Sisk
Gs-18-Cr-375/Vop/Cci

Kenneth Allen Sluder Jr
To Have Atty
Gs-19-Cr-175/Dogs At Large/Dep C Hatley

Jason Mitchell Snyder
Gs-13-Cr-1612V/Vop-Summons/Cci
Gs-19-Cr-277/Criminal Trespassing/Dep J Norman

Terry Wayne Snyder
To Have Atty
Gs-19-Cr-79/
Poss Legend Drugs/Ptl J Johnson

Jacob C Sprague
Gs-19-Cr-231/Harassment/Kayla Williams

Joseph P Storie
To Have Dl/For Tox Result Pd
Gs-18-Cr-809/Dorl/Dep J Ferguson Viol Date 10-24-18
Gs-18-Cr-972/Dorl/Dep J Ferguson Viol Date 12-22-18
Gs-19-Cr-126/Dep J Ferguson Viol Date 2-5-19
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Dorl 3Rd
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/Tampering W/Evidence

Billie Jo Stout
Gs-19-Cr-289/Ptl D Hicks
Ct-1/Public Intoxication
Ct-2/Poss Sch Iv

Jason E Strimel
Hearing/Stnaw
Gs-19-Cr-51/Lt M Mullins
Ct-1/Leaving The Scene
Ct-2/Driving W/O License

Josh A Vanover
Gs-19-Cr-293/Criminal
Trespassing/Lt M Mullins

Nichole Denise Velazquez
Gs-17-Cr-402/Vop/Cci

Bryan L Voss
Trial-No Further Continuances
Viol Date 8-19-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-675/Vandalism/
Nancy Mills

Jennifer Key Walton
Tbi Crt & Div
Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-855/Sgt J Norman
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para
Ct-4/Vicl
Gs-19-Cr-55/Failure To Stop For School Bus/Sgt J Norman

Rhonda S Mabe Williams Smith
Gs-19-Cr-259/Ptl D Hicks
Ct-1/Criminal Simulations
Ct-2/False Report

Courtney S Wilson
Tox Result
Gs-18-Cr-979/Dui 1St/Dep R Mink

Sentenced: Davis gets 20 years for aggravated robbery on Cold Springs Road

By Tamas Mondovics

One of the defendants following the incident on December 28, 2018, where a victim in the Cold Springs community had her home broken into by two individuals and was locked in a room of her house, has pled guilty.
According to law enforcement officials, Willie Davis, 41 of Bristol Tennessee, pled guilty in Johnson County Criminal Court on Friday, March 29, 2019.
Not mincing any words, Judge Lisa Rice sentenced Davis to 20 years to be served at 100 percent.
The incident was investigated by Johnson County Investigators, assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
Initial reports stated that two suspects including Willie Davis and Jennifer Jenkins, 42, of Sullivan County were involved in an armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping in Johnson County, which ended after a pursuit, assisted by deputies from Sullivan County.
According to police reports, the victim was locked inside one of the rooms of the home but was eventually able to escape and flee to a residence nearby to call for assistance. The victim was then treated at an area hospital for minor injuries
Davis and Jenkins were apprehended on January 1, 2019.
“We would like to thank the Sullivan County Sheriffs Office for their time, efforts and assistance in the apprehension of these two subjects,” said JC Sheriff Eddie Tester following the suspects’ arrest. “All deputies involved did an excellent job.”
With more charges pending, Davis and Jenkins were arraigned on Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019, in Johnson County.
Davis and Jenkins were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, and false reporting.

Sheriff’s Report

3/22/2019

03/15/2019 Justin S Baker, Avery Branch Rd, Manufacture Controlled Substance, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/15/2019 April Weaver, Dug Hill Rd, Telephone Harassment
03/16/2019 Patricia L Barry, Brinkley Rd, Leaving The Scene Of An Accident With Property Damage, Driving Under The Influence
03/16/2019 Jeremiah S Tens, Goose Bradley Ln, Aggravated Assault As Domestic Violence
03/17/2019 Laura A Arnold, Dry Branch Rd, Theft O/$500 <$1,000
03/17/2019 Roby B Dunn, Roan Creek Rd, Assault As Domestic Violence
03/18/2019 Banian L Banner, Old Cold Springs Rd, Burglary
03/18/2019 Timothy R Church, Rainbolt St, Driving On Revoked Drivers License, Violation Of Probation
03/18/2019 Kayla M Lowe, Village Square Ln, Assault As Domestic Violence, Vandalism
03/18/2019 Randall S Reece, Trade, Capias, Fugitive From Justice
03/18/2019 Boyd C Roark, Antioch Rd, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct
03/18/2019 Jason M Snyder, Divide Rd, Criminal Trespassing, Violation Of Probation
03/19/2019 Aron Brown, Antioch Rd, Resisting Stop, Frisk, Halt, Arrest, Fugitive From Justice
03/19/2019 Kevin M Buchanan, Pedro Shoul Ln, Violation Of Probation
03/19/2019 Billy R Fletcher, Rainbolt St, Capias
03/19/2019 Colin M Moore, Afton Va, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs With The Intent To Sale Or Deliver, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/19/2019 Joni D Price, Dr Taylor Ln, Violation Of Probation
03/19/2019 Tyson M Sheets, Greenville, Violation Of Probation X 2
03/20/2019 Hollis F Corley, Jenkins Hollow Rd, Driving Under The Influence
03/20/2019 Stephin W Dunn, Mayberry Ln, Parole Violation
03/20/2019 Kenneth C Sherman, Hwy 133, Vandalsim As Domestic Violence
03/20/2019 Christopher D Wilson, Red Brush Rd, Assault As Domestic Violence, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/20/2019 Donna J Wilson, Red Brush Rd, Aggravated Assault
03/21/2019 Jimmy R Holsclaw, Doeville Rd, Criminal Simulation, False Report To Authorities
03/21/2019 Joey D Icenhour, Rainbolt Rd, Worthless Check
03/21/2019 Rhonda S Williams, Swift Hollow Rd, Criminal Simulation, False Report To Authorities

Three Tennesseans die by suicide everyday

New status report reveals 24.4 percent increase in suicide deaths among children ages 10-17.

Staff Report

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Each day we lose three Tennesseans to suicide, now the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee. In 2017, there were 142 youth deaths by suicide, representing the twenty-four (10-24) age group, with 51 of these representing children between the ages of ten to seventeen (10-17). Suicide by children increased by
24.4 percent from 2016 to 2017; and more alarmingly, suicide by children increased by 54.5 percent from 2015 to 2017.
“One death by suicide is one death too many,” said Scott Ridgway, Executive Director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN). “Given the stark increase in death by suicide among children, we are working with Governor-elect Bill Lee’s transition team to impress the importance of saving all lives in Tennessee and improving our prevention efforts.”
The Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Health Statistics reports there were 1,163 recorded suicide
deaths in Tennessee in 2017, up from 1,110 the previous year. The suicide rate increased from 16.7 to 17.3 per 100,000. Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death in Tennessee during 2014 – 2016.
The “2019 Status of Suicide in Tennessee” report provides state legislators, mental health professionals, and the general public with information on the problem of suicide in our state and what is being done to prevent it. Each year’s edition includes a detailed report on suicide trends within Tennessee, both overall and by age, race, gender, and geography. The complete report is available on the TSPN website at http://tspn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/TSPN-Status-of-Suicide-2019.pdf.
As TSPN staff, its many volunteers, and the innumerable suicide prevention advocates across the state know, Tennessee is a national model with our efforts for suicide prevention. With that said, we must, as a state, increase our efforts to combat this public health crisis. For every number and rate that is provided in the “2019 Status of Suicide in Tennessee” report, a family member, loved one, neighbor, co-worker, and friend suffers an unimaginable loss. To learn how to get involved with TSPN or to request a suicide prevention training visit our website, http://tspn.org/.

Governor signs executive order addressing public safety

The order establishes Tennessee Criminal Justice Investment Task Force.

By Tamas Mondovics

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order last month to establish the Tennessee Criminal Justice Investment Task Force as promised during his State of the State address on Monday evening.
According to a release from the Governor’s office, the sixth executive order issued under his leadership comes after he outlined comprehensive plans to address public safety in Tennessee amid higher rates of violent crime and recidivism.
“There is a high cost to crime in our state and we need to consider who is paying the price for this – victims pay the price, families pay the price and taxpayers pay the price,” said Lee. “Our task force is committed to building smart solutions that make our neighborhoods safer.”
Lee’s office stated that the incarcerated population of Tennessee has grown by 34 percent since 2000, despite six consecutive years of reduced admissions to the criminal justice system.
The task force will be chaired with appointments including crime victims and their families, members of the General Assembly, state agencies, law enforcement, community and faith-based programs, and formerly incarcerated individuals by former judge Brandon Gibson of Crockett County.
The task force is promising to develop legislative and budgetary recommendations regarding the following public safety issues:

•Crime prevention and recidivism reduction
•Punishing violent crime promptly and effectively
•Supporting crime victims and their families
•Addressing mental health and substance abuse among the incarcerated
•Revising sentencing guidelines and parole/probation standards
•Addressing the rising fiscal and social costs of incarceration
•Preparing inmates to re-enter society and find pathways outside of crime through education and technical job training
•Equipping inmates’ families and communities with tools to help inmates become productive members of society

Lee has proposed measures to crack down on fentanyl traffickers, increase pay for corrections officers and law enforcement, reduce expungement fees and increase educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office notifies the public of a recent scam

The Scam: Citizens are being advised that the call is from Mountain Electric Co-op and that their meter is expiring. Citizens are then be directed to go to Stores such as Rite Aid to purchase phone cards and to call them back with the numbers from the cards. Failing to do so will result in a disruption of their service.

These calls, which appear to come from a local phone number, are not legit. Mountain Electric will never ask you to purchase any type of card, that will have anything to do with your service.
If you should receive any kind of call representing Mountain Electric that you are unsure of, please call the local office to confirm. If still suspicious, please notify the Sheriff’s Office as well.

Tennessee’s seat belt usage rate reaches above 90 percent in 2018

By Tamas Mondovics

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) a division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security advocating for traffic safety was pleased to announce in a release last week a significant increase in the state’s overall seat belt usage rate, compared to previous years.
According to THSO officials, the usage rate rose from 88.5 percent in 2017 to 90.9 percent in 2018, which they said marks the first year Tennessee’s usage rate surpassed 90 percent. Tennessee’s 2018 usage rate also exceeded the national usage rate of 90.1 percent, the release said.
“Tennessee is the 24th state to achieve 90 percent seat belt usage,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “We appreciate the substantial efforts made by the legislature, law enforcement, and local communities to reach this milestone. Moving forward, we will continue striving to achieve 100 percent.”
Highlights from Tennessee’s 2018 seat belt survey are as follows.
• Research data was collected at 190 pre-identified roadway locations across the State of Tennessee.
• Researchers observed more than 27,000 front-seat vehicle occupants.
• Vehicles observed included cars, pickup trucks, vans, and SUVs.
• Overall, female occupants displayed a higher usage rate (94.8 percent) than males (88.3 percent).
• Pickup trucks displayed the lowest usage rate (84.24 percent).
The above data was collected through an annual roadside observational survey conducted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Center for Transportation Research.
Tennessee’s seat belt usage rate is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. THSO’s mission is to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate these programs. To learn more, please visit www.tntrafficsafety.org.
For more information, please contact Arriale Tabson at 615-767-3242 or arriale.tabson@tn.gov.

Court Report

General Sessions Court Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wed., March 27, 2019

David Edwin Adams
Uniform Affidavit Of Indigency-Dui Monitoring Fund Gs-18-Cr-774/Dui 1St/Ptl R Norris

Jerrod Raynie Boyd
Gs-19-Cr-262/Criminal Trespassing/Dep A Worley

Aron Misty Brown
Status Viol Date 3-18-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-248/Fugitive From Justice/Sgt J Peters

Kenneth W Brown
Gs-19-Tr-48/Sgt J Peters
Ct-1/Financial Responsibility
Ct-2/Driving Unregistered Vehicle
Ct-3/Left Of Center

Derick Shane Canter
Gs-19-Cr-278/Fugitive From Justice/Dep J Ferguson

Kristie Cooke
Gs-19-Cr-234/Worthless Check/Janet Leedy

Deborah T Dillard
Gs-19-Cr-261/Domestic Assault/Dep J Ferguson

Andrew Bret Edwards
To Have Atty
Gs-19-Cr-226/Inv B Sutherland
Ct-1/Evading By Mv
Cts 2-3/Reckless Endangerment
Ct-4/Resisting Arrest
Ct-5/Dosl Ct-6/Light Law
Ct-7/Registration Law
Ct-8/Theft Under $1000
Ct-9/Left Of Center

Billy Reed Fletcher
Capias Buck
Gs-17-Cr-831/Domestic Assault/Inv B Sutherland

Nickey R Gentry
Gs-19-Cr-252/Fugitive From Justice/Sgt J Peters

Bree-Anne Gibbons
Jud Div Viol Date 3-4-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-165/Simple Poss Sch Vi/Dep C Fraser

Alvin Gene Hall
Gs-19-Cr-279/Fugitive From Justice/Chief Inv S Brown

Gary Edward Hilton Capias
Gs-18-Cr-880/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Resisting Arrest
Ct-2/Telephone Harassment

Matthew James Isaacs
Gs-19-Cr-225/Sgt J Woodard
Ct-1/Driving W/O License
Ct-2/Leaving The Scene

William Edward Lewis
Curtis Gs-19-Cr-223/Telephone Harassment/Inv J Norman

Kayla Marie Lowe
Gs-19-Cr-246/Auston Dunn
Ct-1/Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Vandalism Under $1,000

Brittany Carol Matheson
Tbi Cert & Div Hardin
Gs-19-Cr-96/Ptl C Hatley
Cts 1-2/Agg Child Abuse/Neglect

Heather N Minks
Gs-19-Tr-49/Sgt J Peters
Ct-1/Driving W/O License
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility
Ct-3/Altering Plates
Gs-19-Cr-182/Criminal Littering/Twra R Rosier

April Moore
Gs-19-Cr-238/Telephone Harassment/Jerry Owens

Matthew V Pennington Hearing/Stnaw
Fallin Gs-16-Cr-411/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-898/Poss Drug Para/Dep T Brown

Edwin Blake Phillip
Gs-19-Cr-108/Domestic Assault/Dep T Brown

Kevin Arnold Phillips
Gs-19-Cr-82/Dorl/Dep B Sexton

Georgia D Potter
Hearing/Stnaw Fallin
Gs-18-Cr-973/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Poss Drug Para
Ct-2/Poss Sch Vi For Resale
Ronald A Reagan
Preliminary Hearing Smith
Gs-18-Cr-786/Theft/Dep B Sexton
Gs-19-Cr-81/Criminal Trespassing/Dep J Ferguson

Randall S Reece
Status Fallin Gs-19-Cr-245/Fugitive From Justice/Dep B Sexton

Destiny Dawn Roark
Gs-17-Cr-519/Vop/Cci
Gs-17-Cr-525/Vop/Cci
Gs-19-Cr-257/Poss Sch Ii/Dep B Sexton

Jimmie J Roark Capias
Gs-19-Tr-62/Sgt J Peters
Ct-1/Dorl
Ct-2/Traffic Control Device

Roy Phillip Salmons
Gs-19-Tr-5/Traffic Control Device/Dep B Sexton

Kenneth C Sherman
Gs-19-Cr-253/Vandalism As Domestic/Dep A Worley

Christopher Shawn Simmons
Gs-19-Cr-146/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Amanda Carol Sluder
To Have Dl SmithGs-18-Cr-827/Dosl 1St/Dep J Ferguson

Jessica A Smith
Gs-19-Cr-260/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Agg Criminal Trespassing
Ct-2/Auto Burglary

Cerria Chantelle Stacy
Gs-19-Cr-84/Dosl/Dep B Sexton

Jeremiah James S Tens
To Have Atty
Gs-19-Cr-236/Agg Domestic Assault/Sgt J Peters

Robert N Trivette
Hearing/Stnaw Fallin
Gs-13-Cr-1336/1372/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Tr-285/Thp C Dunn
Ct-1/Speeding
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility

Donald Derrick Vance
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 3-2-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-216/Robbery/Dep R Mink

Sierra Skye Whittimore Capias & Vop Viol Date 1-15-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-63/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-63/Simple Poss Sch Vi/Ptl T Brown
Gs-19-Cr-256/Criminal Trespassing/Dep A Worley

Rhonda S Mabe Williams
Gs-19-Cr-259/Ptl D Hicks
Ct-1/Crminal Simulation
Ct-2/False Report

James Hal Willis Jr
Gs-19-Tr-61/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Expired Registration-Paid
Ct-2/Move Over Law

Christopher D Wilson
Gs-19-Cr-255/Dep R Mink
Ct-1/Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Donna Jean Wilson
Gs-19-Cr-254/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep R Mink

Matthew Wymer
Gs-19-Cr-258/Agg Criminal Trespassing/Dep B Sexton

Criminal Court
Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
Lisa N. Rice,
Presiding
Fri, March 29, 2019

Mackenzie Nicole Bauer
Arraignment Probation Viol $5,000 Bond-Jail
Judgment 5-8-17
17-Cr-18/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Vi
Ct-2/ Dosl 2Nd

Barry Lawrence Bishop
Pdl/Motions $15,000-Tn Bonding Mcdaniel
19-Cr-1/ Tbi
Ct-1/ Theft Of Property $10,000 Or More Less Than $60,000

Sharon Brewer
Arraignment Probation Viol $3,000-Tn Bonding
Judgment 11-28-17
17-Cr-76/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-2/ Promotion Manf Meth

Heather Marie Brown
Pdl/Motioms $2,500 Tn Bonding Curtis
18-Cr-185/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para

Kenneth Wayne Brown
Arraignment $51,500 Or Bond
19-Cr-37/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Simple Poss Sch Iii
Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para

John William Clemmens
Arraignment $1,500 Property Bond
18-Cr-204/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para

Joseph M Courtner
Arraignment $2,500 Corporate Bond Stout
18-Cr-172/ Failure To Appear
18-Cr-19/ Mcpd Pdl/Motions No Bond-Jail Stout
Ct-1/ Poss Stolen Property Over $1,000
Ct-2/ Simple Poss Sch Ii
Ct-3/ Simple Poss Sch Iv
Ct-4/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-5/ Resisting Arrest
Not Indited
Ct-6-7/ Poss Stolen Property
18-Cr-20/ Jcsd Summons Only
Ct-1/ Leaving Scene Of Accident More Than $500
Ct-2/ Failure To Report Accident
18-Cr-21/ Mcpd No Bond-Jail
Ct-1/ Theft Property Over $1000
18-Cr-196/ Jcsd Arraignment $82,000 Or Bond
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Firearm/Commission Dangerous Felony
Ct-3/ Unlawful Poss Of Weapon By Convited Felon
Ct-4/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-5/ Dosl 2Nd
19-Cr-34/ Jcsd Arraignment $2,500 Corporate Bond-Jail
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2-3/ Unlawful Poss Weapon By Convicted Felon
Ct-4/ Poss Firearm/Commission Dangerous Felony
Ct-5/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-6/ Theft Of Property $1,000 Or More
Ct-7/ Domestic Assault

Gary Joseph Cox
Petition To Declare Hmo
Status Of Service
18-Cr-138/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Hmo

Elizabeth Ann Davis Arraignment $7,500 Aaa Bail Bond
19-Cr-23/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ False Report
Not Indited
Ct-2/Resisting Arrest

Willie Davis Jr
Arraignment $155,000- Jail
19-Cr-24/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Kidnapping
Ct-2/ Agg Robbery
Ct-3/ Conspiracy To Agg Robbery
Ct-4/ Agg Burglary

Pauletta D Dunn
Arraignment $ 5,000 A-Hood Bonding
19-Cr-26/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para

Nicholas Ryan Fletcher
Sentencing Hearing Probation Viol No Bond-Jail
Judgment 2/10/17
16-Cr-75/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Theft Over $500
18-Cr-150/ Jcsd $10,000 Bond-Jail
Ct-1/ Felony Evading Arrest By Motor Vehicle

Alicia Cheyenne Forrester Arraignment $3,000 Bond
19-Cr-53/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Forgery

Scottie Lynn Garr
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail
Judgment 1-14-14
13-Cr-139/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Obtaining Nartcotics By Fraud

Travis Keith Gentry
Arraignment
18-Cr-200/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Unlawful Poss Of Weapon-Convicted Felon
Ct-3/ Theft Of Property $2,500 Or More
18-Cr-201/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Theft Of Property $1,000 Or More
18-Cr-201/ Jcsd $12,500-Jail
Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Theft Of Property More Than $1,000
18-Cr-202/ Jcsd $19,500-Jail
Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Unlawful Poss Weapon-Convicted Felon
Ct-3/ False Report
Ct-4/ Theft Of Property $1,000
18-Cr-207/ Jcsd Arraignment 7,500 -Jail
Ct-1/ Unlawful Poss Weapon-Convict Felon Ct-2/ Burglary
Ct-3/ Theft Of Property $1,000 Or Less
18-Cr-208/ Jcsd Arraignment 12,500- Jail
Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Unlawful Poss Of Weapon- Convicted Felon
Ct-3/ Theft Of Property $1,000 Or More 18-Cr-209/ Jcsd Arraignment $2,500-Jail
Ct-1/ Theft Of Property $2,500 Or More

Tina Annete Glover
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol 9-13-18 $3,000 Bond- Aaa Bonding Pd
Probation Viol 10-1-18 No Bond-Jail
14-Cr-32/ Jcsd Judgment 6-5-15
Ct-1/ Int. Process Manf Metg
Ct-2/ Prom Manf Meth
Ct-3/ Maintaining Dwelling

Devin Ray Greer
Arraignment $20,000-Jail
Not Indited
18-Cr-194/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear To Serve Jail Time

Andrew James Gwinn
Arraignment $44,500 Blanket Bond
19-Cr-29/ Mcpd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Resale Or Deliver
Ct-2-3/ Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-4/ Poss Drug Para
19-Cr-30/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2-3/ Felony Evading Arrest
Ct-4/ Poss Sch Vi With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-5-6/ Driving Without A License
Ct-7/ Reckless Driving
Ct-8/ Fin Resp
Not Indited
19-Cr-31/ Mcpd
Ct-1/ Simple Poss Sch Vi
19-Cr-32/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Reckless Driving
Ct-2/ Dl Viol
Ct-3/ Fin Resp
19-Cr-33/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Felony Evading By Motor Vehicle

Randy Hawks
Arraignment Probation Viol $5,000 Tn Bonding
Judgment 4-30-18
18-Cr-24/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Att Poss Sch I For Resale

Gary Wayne Honeycutt Arraignment $5,000- A-Angel Bonding
19-Cr-39/ Mcpd
Ct-1/ Att Burglary

Jennifer Lois Jenkins
Arraignment $50,000-Jail
19-Cr-22/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Kidnapping
Ct-2/ Agg Robbery
Ct-3/ Conspiracy To Agg Robbery
Ct-4/ Agg Burglary

Cary Leigh Johnson
Arraignment $78,000-Jail
(Cases On Street Docket)
19-Cr-18/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
Ct-2/ Felony Evading Arrest
Ct-3/ Viol Habitual Motor Offender
Ct-4/ Resisting Arrest

Stacy Ted Leonard
Arraignment $2,500-Jail
19-Cr-21/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Theft Of Property $10,000 Or More
Ct-3/ Theft Of Property $1,000 Or Less

Tammy M Lewis Arraignment Probation Viol $5,000-Volunteer Bonding Judgment 2-8-19 18-Cr-132/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault

Joshua Dean Lipford
Arraignment $5,000- Tn Bonding
19-Cr-15/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Felony Evading Arrest

Robert Mains
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol $3,000 Bond Fallin
Judgment 9/18/17 16-Cr-164/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/ Dui

Megan Loretta Maze
Arraignment Out Of Jail On Furlough
Not Idited
19-Cr-25/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Failure To Appear For Jail Time

Zara Lynn Mcneal
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail
Judgment 7-9-15
14-Cr-183/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband
15-Cr-25/ Intro Contraband

Travis Allen Mink
Arraignment $16,500 Tn Bonding
19-Cr-19/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband Into Penal Institution
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para
19-Cr-20/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Theft Of Property $2,500 Or More $2,500 Tn Bonding

Jacob Norris
Arraignment $45,000-Tn Bonding
19-Cr-38/ Jcsd
Ct-1-2/ Rape
Ct-3/ Kidnapping
Ct-4/ Domestic Assault

Douglas Lynn Osborne
Arraignment Probation Viol $3,000-Tn Bonding Judgment 8-7-18
14-Cr-121/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Theft Over $10,000

Sonya Diane Osborne
Arraignment $15,000 Deed Of Trust
18-Cr-205/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Drug Para

Christopher David Reid Arraignment $3,000-Jail
18-Cr-199/ Jcd
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband Into Penal Institution

Adam David Roush
Pdl/Motions $30,000 Bond-Jail Pd
18-Cr-110/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Rape
Ct-2/ Statutory Rape By Authority Figure
Ct-3-4/ Sexual Battery By Authority Figure

Blaise Matthew Samion
Arraignment Probation Viol No Bond-Jail Judgment 2-12-17
16-Cr-44/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Sch Ii For Resale

Toby Michael Shiflett
Arraignment $50,000 Or Bond
19-Cr-10/ Thp
Ct-1-2/ Vehicular Assault
Ct-3/ Improper Lane Change
Ct-4/ Viol Open Container Law

Billie Sue Shilling
Pdl/Motions $71,500 Deed Of Trust Pd
18-Cr-57/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Sch Vi With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para
18-Cr-195/ Jcsd Arraignment $7,500- Tn Bonding
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-2/ Poss Sch Vi With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-3/ Poss Drug Para

Haley Marie Smith
Arraignment $15, 000-Tn Bonding
19-Cr-/ 17/ Necx
Ct-1/ Intro Contraband

Daniel Joseph Snyder
Arraignment $33,000- Aaa Bonding
19-Cr-14/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Tampering With Evidence
Ct-2/ Poss Sch Vi With Intent To Sell Or Deliver
Ct-3/ Simple Poss Sch Ii
Ct-4/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-5/ Viol Reg Law

Pascal Snyder Jr
Arraignment /Appeal From General Sessions Citation
19-Cr-60/ Thp
Ct-1/ Improper Backing

Carroll Gene South
Pdl/Motions $25,000 Deed Of Trust- Revoked Jail-No Bond Curtis
15-Cr-108/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Sale Sch Ii With School Zone Enhancement
Ct-2/ Sale Sch Ii With School Zone Enhancement
Ct-3/ Maintaining A Dwelling

Mary Natasha Stanley
Arraignment $3,000 Tn Bonding
19-Cr-52/ Mcpd
Ct-1-2/ Forgery
Ct-3/ Attempted Forgery
Ct-4/ Theft Or Property $1,000 Or Less

Tiffany Rennee Stanton Arraignment $15,000 -Tn Bonding
19-Cr-36/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
18-Cr-206/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Especially Agg Kidnapping
Ct-2/ Agg Assault

Christopher Dwhite Stevens
Pdl/Motions $56,500 Bond-Jail Pd
18-Cr-157/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Poss Weapon By Convited Felon
Ct-2/ Poss Weapon During Commission Of Dangerous Felony
Ct-3/ Poss Sch Ii For Resale
Ct-4/ Poss Drug Para

Robert Stacy Stout
Arraignment $20,000-Jail
19-Cr-27/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
Ct-2/ Intro Contraband Into Penal Institution
Ct-3/ Felony Evading Arrest
Ct-4/ Simple Poss Sch Iv
Ct-5/ Poss Drug Para
Ct-6/ Dosl
Ct-7/ Reckless Driving

Ronald Duane Thomas
Pdl/Motions $15,000 Bond Aaa Bonding Pd 18-Cr-48/ Mcpd
Ct-1/ Felony Evading Arrest
18-Cr-49/ Thp
Ct-1/ Dui 3Rd
Ct-2/ Examination For, And Issuance, Renewal, And Contents Of Licenses, Conditional Licenses
Ct-3/ Improper Lane Change
Ct-4/ Seatbelt

Robert Trivette
Araignment $16,500-Jail
18-Cr-197/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault Not Indited
Ct-2/ Driving Without License
18-Cr-198/ Jcsd $104,000-Jail
Ct-1/ Poss Meth With Intent To Sell Or DeliverCt-2/ Poss Firearm/Commission Dangerous Felony
Ct-3/ Maintaining Dwelling/Narcotics Sold Ct-4/ Criminal Simulation Under $1,000 Ct-5/ Poss Drug Para
19-Cr-51/ Twra Summons Only
Ct-1-11/ Illegal Poss Of Deer
Ct-12/ Unlawful Poss Of Non -Game Species Ct-13/ Illegal Poss Of Wild Turkey
Ct-14/ Hunting W/O License

Michael W Vickers
Pdl/Motions Probation Viol $3,000 Bond Roberts
Judgment 11/16/15
15-Cr-41/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Burglary
15-Cr-73/ Jcsd Ct-1-27/ Burglary
15-Cr-75/ Jcsd Ct-1-2/ Burglary
15-Cr-76/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Theft $500 Or Less
Ct-2/ Vandalism Under $500
18-Cr-156/ Twra Pdl/Motions $2,500 Bond-Tn Bonding
Ct-1/ Unlawful Poss Weapon

James Daniel Wallace
Arraignment 15,000 Or Bond
18-Cr-203/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Especially Agg Kidnapping
Ct-2/ Agg Assault

Jesse Drew Wallace
Arraignment $2,500-Tn Bonding
19-Cr-12/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Agg Assault
Ct-2/ Resisting Arrest

Zachary Aaron Walton
Arraignment $12,500-A-Hood Bonding
19-Cr-16/ Jcsd
Ct-1/ Burglary
Ct-2/ Theft Of Property $2,500 Or More
Ct-3/ False Report

Lyle D Wolfe Arraignment
$17,500-Aaa Bonding
19-Cr-13/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Agg Burglary
Ct-2/ Theft Of Property $1,000 Or Less

Angela Christin Wright
Arraignment $4,000 Tn Bonding
19-Cr-35/ Jcsd Ct-1/ Dui 1St Ct-2/ Vicl

Sheriff’s Report

3/15/2019

03/08/2019 Msity N Arnold, Triplette Rd, Driving Left Of Center, Failure To Obey Traffic Control Device, Resisting Stop, Frisk, Halt, Arrest, Evading Arrest While Operating A Motor Vehcile, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Display Of Plates, Reckless Driving, Driving On Suspended Drivers License
03/08/2019 David A Cooper, Cooper Fork Rd, Aggravated Assault As Domestic Violence
03/08/2019 Scottie L Garr, Deer Run Rd, Violation Of Probation, Violation Of Community Corrections
03/08/2019 Aaron H Jnekins, Cold Springs Rd, Felony Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs, Simple Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/08/2019 William E Lewis, Antioch Rd, Telephone Harassment
03/09/2019 Elvis Coffey, Johsnon City Tn, Violation Of Probation
03/09/2019 Chad E Lewis, Forge Creek Rd, Assault As Domestic Violence, Violation Of Probation
03/09/2019 Donald D Vance, Cross Mountain Rd, Robbery
03/09/2019 Misty B Waddell, Johnson City Tn, Attachmene – Contempt
03/10/2019 Gregory W Brown, T Greer Rd, Possession Of Firearm While In Commission Of A Felony, Felony Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/10/2019 Dalton C Peters, Forge Creek Rd, Driving Under The Influence
03/11/2019 Matthew J Isaacs, Crossroads Dr, Leaving The Scene Of An Accident With Property Damage, No Drivers License
03/11/2019 Joni D Price, Dr Taylor Ln, Violation Of Probation
03/11/2019 Mary Stanley, Dry Hill Rd, Capias
03/12/2019 Andrew B Edwards, Vilas Nc, Reckless Endangerment X 2, Theft Of Property, Resisting Arrest, Evading Arrest While Operating A Motor Vehicle, No Registration, Driving Left Of Center, Light Law Violation, Driving On Suspended Drivers License
03/12/2019 Allen R Main, Cretsinger Rd, Violation Of Order Of Protection, Fugitive From Justice
03/12/2019 Heather B Maze, Cold Springs Rd, Violation Of Probation
03/14/2019 Kristie M Cooke, Burley Shoun Ln, Worthless Checks
03/14/2019 Rex A Farley, Red Brush Rd, Harassment
03/14/2019 Angel M Grindstaff, Pedro Shoun Ln, Violation Of Probation
03/14/2019 Amanda R Oliver, Crackers Neck Rd, Assault As Domestic Violence
03/14/2019 Matthew A Perry, Burley Shoun Ln, Assault
03/14/2019 Janie Sisk, Hamby Ln, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
03/14/2019 Terry W Snyder, Sleepy Hollow Rd, Criminal Trespassing
03/14/2019 Jacob C Sprague, Red Brush Rd, Harassment
03/14/2019 Jason L Stout, Noah Snyder Rd, Leaving The Scene Of An Accident W/ Property Damage, Driving Under The Influence

Court Report

General Sessions Court Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wed., March 20, 2019

Alisha Dawn Arnold
Smith
Gs-18-Cr-470/Dui 1St/Ptl C Brown

Justin S Baker
Gs-19-Cr-235/
Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Poss Drug Para
Ct-2/Manuf. Marijuana Concentrate
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Timothy G Baldwin
To Have Atty
Gs-18-Tr-610/Speeding/
Thp R Wills

Banian Lee Banner
Gs-19-Cr-242/Burglary/Dep B Sexton

Kevin Mark Buchanan
Gs-19-Cr-25/
Theft Under $1000/
Chief Inv S Brown

Heather F Burchett
Viol Date 11-12-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-864/Agg Child Abuse/Dep J Ferguson

Dennis Mcclain Carlton
Gs-19-Cr-74/Twra R Rosier
Ct-1/Simple Poss
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Morgan Church
Gs-19-Cr-211/Dog At Large/Jeffery Jones

Timothy C Church Sr
Gs-19-Cr-46/Vop/Cci

Jonathan Matthew Cook
To Have Dl
Gs-18-Cr-214/Dosl 1St/Thp C Dunn

Frank Anthony Dales
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 3-4-19 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-607/Vop/Cci
Gs-19-Cr-206/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Driving W/O License
Ct-2/Poss Sch Ii Resale
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para

Kaleb Phillip Ray Dishman
Gs-19-Cr-75/Twra R Rosier
Ct-1/Simple Poss
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para

Pauletta D Dunn
Gs-19-Cr-119/Dosl 1St/Dep E Martin
Gs-19-Cr-120/Poss Drug Para/Dep E Martin

Roby Bradford Dunn
Gs-19-Cr-237/Domestic Assault/Lt M Mullins

Stephen Wayne Dunn Jr
Preliminary Hearing Hampton
Gs-18-Cr-929/Twra R Rosier
Cts 1-2/Illegal Poss Of Wildlife
Ct-3/Violation Big Game Check In
Ct-4/Unlawful Poss Firearm
Ct-5/Poss Drug Para

Zachary G Eastridge
Preliminary Hearing Viol Date 3-6-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-209/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Marty Brandon Greenwell
Tbd If Pif Viol Date 2-28-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-262/Theft Under $1000/Billie Shilling

Jonathan Wyatt Gwinn
Preliminary Hearing Hyder
Gs-18-Cr-792/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep B Sexton
Gs-18-Cr-803/Violation Bond Conditions/Inv B Sexton

Daniel L Hicks
Smith
Gs-19-Cr-23/Dep E Martin
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/Public Intoxication

Christopher L Kellis
Tbi Cert & Div Viol Date 2-7-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-135/Domestic Assault/Dep T Brown

William Edward Lewis
Gs-19-Cr-223/Telephone Harassment/Inv J Norman

Charles Elbert Lipford
To Have Dl-Motorcyle Endorsement
Gs-18-Tr-569/Dl Violation/Dep B Sexton

Addie Elizabeth Mahala
Tbi Cert & Div
Gs-19-Tr-57/Seatbelt 1St/Thp M Brown
Gs-19-Cr-110/Thp M Brown
Ct-1/Simple Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/Dosl

Danielle S Matherly
To Have Atty
Gs-18-Cr-396/Vop/Cci

Kelly R Mccauley
Gs-19-Tr-72/Financial Responsibility/Dep E Martin

Colin Moore
Gs-19-Cr-244/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Poss Drug Para
Ct-2/Pos Sch Vi Resale

Amanda R Oliver
Gs-19-Cr-229/Domestic Assault/Dep J Ferguson

Kevin Dwayne Parsons
Gs-19-Cr-37/Obstruction Of Justice/Sgt J Peters

Lakota S Price
To Have Dl
Gs-18-Cr-510/Dosl 2St/Dep J Norman
Gs-18-Tr-516/Finanacial Responsibility/Sgt J Norman
Gs-18-Cr-716/Dosl/Sgt J Norman

James Randy Lee Reece
Costs Taxed To Affiant-Tbd Smith
Gs-18-Cr-832/Assault/Thomas D Beaver

Randall S Reece
Fallin32722/Vop/Emily Fletcher Capias Gs-19-Cr-245/Fugitive From Justice/Depb Sexton

Boyd C Roark
Gs-19-Cr-243/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Disorderly Conduct
Ct-2/Resisting Arrest

Jimmie J Roark
Gs-19-Tr-62/Sgt J Peters
Ct-1/Dorl
Ct-2/Traffic Control Device

Michael Dean Robinson
Gs-19-Tr-19/Vehicle Turning Left At Intersection/Thp B Bolton

Kenneth Allen Sluder Jr
Gs-19-Cr-175/Dogs At Large/Dep C Hatley

Kevin Rossman Smith
Jud Div Curtis
Gs-18-107/Simple Poss Sch Vi/Ptl T Brown

Ethan N Snyder
Gs-19-Tr-71/Dep E Martin
Ct-1/Driving W/O License
Ct-2/Registration Violation
Ct-3/Financial Responsibility

Terry Wayne Snyder
Gs-19-Cr-79/Poss
Legend Drug/Ptl J Johnson

Jason Lynn Stout
Gs-19-Cr-228/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Leaving The Scene

Mitchell Lane Stout
To Have Atty
Gs-19-Cr-70/Dorl/Ptl Z Reece

David Clinton Straney
To Have Dl
Gs-18-Cr-801/Driving
W/O License/Sgt J Woodard

Jeremiah James S Tens
Gs-19-Cr-236/Agg Domestic Assault/Sgt J Peters

James Howard Townsend Jr
Viol Date 1-20-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-159/Worthless Check/Shelia Fenner

Tait Patrick Tracy
Hearing/Stnaw Viol Date 10-4-18 Pd
Gs-18-Tr-540/Seatbelt 1St/Thp C Dunn

Gs-18-Cr-758/Thp C Dunn
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Driving W/O License
Ct-3/Reckless Driving

Jerry Lee Vanover
Gs-19-Cr-179/Theft Under $1000/Lindsay Kaye Cornell

Sandra J Worley
Medical Furlough 3-21-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-102/Ptl J Johnson
Ct-1/Dui 3Rd
Ct-2/Resisting Arrest

Marcus A Zukowski
Viol Date 2-10-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-147/
Simple Assault/
Dep R Norris

Sheriff’s Report

3/8/2019

03/01/2019 Charles E Dears, Berry Branch Rd, Public Intoxication
03/01/2019 Jason D Mcafee, Knoxville Tn, Violation Of Probation
03/01/2019 Ira M Oaks, Eastridge Ln, Simple Assault, Violation Of Probation
03/01/2019 Jospeh E Owens, Eastridge Ln, Aggravated Assault As Domestic Violence
03/02/2019 Matthew J Osborne, Lily Ln, Theft Of Property, Resisitng Arrest, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving On Revoked Drivers License, Driving Under The Influence
03/03/2019 Randy S Hawks, Industrial Dr, Violation Of Probation
03/03/2019 Jason G Taylor, Verbena Al, Simple Possession
03/04/2019 Frank A Dales, Crackers Neck Rd, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving W/O Drivers License
03/04/2019 Angela K Jones, N Shady St, Violation Of Probation
03/05/2019 David E Adams, Mill Creek Rd, Violation Of Probation
03/05/2019 Stacy E Daley, Grover Reece Rd, Criminal Conspiracy, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Drug Parahernalia, Maintaining A Dwelling For Sale Of Drugs
03/06/2019 Zachary G Eastridge, Grover Reece Rd, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintaining A Dwelling For Sale Of Drugs
03/06/2019 Harleah H Grogan, Anderson Dr, Possession Of Schedule Vi Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintaining A Dwelling For Sale Of Drugs
03/06/2019 Randy S Hawks, Industrial Dr, Violation Of Probation
03/06/2019 Ira M Oaks, Eastridge Rd, Possession Of Schedule Ii Drugs For Resale, Possession Of Schedule Iv Drugs, Violation Of Probation
03/06/2019 Blaise M Samion, Roan Creek Rd, Violation Of Probation X 2
03/07/2019 Morgan M Church, Hwy 421 S, Dogs Not Allowed At Large
03/07/2019 Aaron J Howard, Elizabethton, Cruelty To Animals X 8
03/07/2019 Jeffrey Valentino, Vero Beach Fl, Criminal Trespassing X 2
03/07/2019 Fabian L Winters, West Main St, Theft U/$500, Forgery X 24

Court Report

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Johnson County,
Tennessee
The Honorable
William B. Hawkins,
Presiding
Wednesday, March 13 , 2019

Peggy Michelle Snyder
Compliance
Gs-13-Cr-1613V/Vop/Cci

Dustin Stephen Adkins
Motion Of Bond Relief
Gs-18-Cr-220/Dosl/Lt C Worley

Yesenia Felix Agustina
Interpreter To Be Here
Gs-19-Cr-153/Lt M Mullins
Ct-1/Leaving The Scene
Ct-2/Driving W/O License
Ct-3/Financial Responsibility

Alisha Dawn Arnold
For Plea Viol Date 6-27-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-470/Dui 1St/Ptl C Brown

Misty N Arnold
Gs-19-Cr-219/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Resisting Arrest
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Reckless Driving
Ct-4/Registration Law
Ct-5/Left Of Center
Ct-6/Evading By Mv
Ct-7/Traffic Control Device

Banian L Banner
Gs-19-Cr-217/Public Intoxication/Sgt J Peters

George William Brown
Gs-19-Cr-215/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Poss Sch Vi
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Cts 3-4/Poss Weapon During Commission Of Felony

Donna L Bunting
Tracking Criminal Case Viol Date 12-19-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-112/Vop/Cci

Elvis Junior Coffey
Gs-16-Cr-825V/Vop/Cci

David Allen Cooper
Gs-19-Cr-221/Agg Domestic Assault/Dep R Norris

William Jeffery Corum
Viol Date 11-28-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-789/Vop/Cci
Gs-18-Cr-904/
Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Violation Bond Conditions
Ct-3/Violation Order Protection
Ct-4/Interference W/ Emergency Calls
Ct-5/Vandalism

Stacey E Daley
Canter
Gs-19-Cr-207/
Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii Resale
Ct-2/Criminal Conspiracy
Gs-19-Cr-208/
Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Zachary G Eastridge
Viol Date 3-6-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-209/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Jason A Feltner Tbd
Hyder
Gs-18-Cr-517/Domestic Assault/Dep J Norman

Melissa Maxwell Feltner
Tbd Hyder
Gs-18-Cr-516/Domestic Assault/Dep J Norman

Lester Scott Gentry
Preliminary Hearing Curtis
Gs-18-Cr-932/Dep R Norris
Ct-1/Agg Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Interference W/Emergency Calls

Paul N Gentry
Preliminary Hearing
Gs-19-Cr-949/False Imprisonment/Dep R Norris

Chester C Graybeal
Curtis
Gs-18-Cr-937/Dep C Lipford
Ct-1/Dui 1St
Ct-2/Vicl
Ct-3/Open Container
Ct-4/Poss Handgun W/Intoxicated
Gs-19-Cr-12/Twra R Rosier
Ct-1/Hunting From Rd
Ct-2/Hunting From Vehicle
Gs-19-Cr-13/Illegal Taking Of Wild Life/Twra R Rosier

Harleah N Grogan
Curtis
Gs-19-Cr-210/Dep J Ferguson
Ct-1/Maintaining Dwelling
Ct-2/Poss Drug Para
Ct-3/Poss Sch Vi Resale

Krasandra Lynn Harper
For Plea Viol Date 12-21-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-982/Dep B Sexton
Ct-1/Poss Drug Para
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Vi

Howard Wayne Hicks
Tbi Cert & Div Canter
Gs-18-Cr-822/
Dep A Worley
Ct-1/Agg Domestic Assault
Ct-2/Resisting Arrest
Gs-18-Cr-836/Violation Bond Conditions/Dep B Sexton

Gary Edward Hilton
Viol Date 11-16-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-880/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Resisting Arrest
Ct-2/Telephone Harassment

Aaron Heath Jenkins
Gs-19-Cr-220/Dep T Brown
Ct-1/Poss Sch Ii
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Vi
Ct-3/Poss Drug Para

Jeannie Carol Johnson
Gs-19-Cr-91/Prohibited Sale To A Minor/Inv J Norman

Linda Louise Johnson
Gs-19-Tr-43/Dosl/Dep A Worley

Angela Kay Jones
Gs-17-Cr-589/Vop/Cci

Chad E Lewis
Gs-16-Tr-615/Vop-Summons/Cci
Gs-19-Cr-218/Domestic Assault/Ptl J Johnson

Brittany Carol Matheson
Preliminary Hearing
Viol Date 1-5-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-96/Ptl C Hatley
Cts 1-2/Agg Child Abuse And Neglect

Kelly Moyer
Gs-19-Tr-2/Speeding/Thp C Dunn

Ira Oaks Jr
Gs-19-Cr-2314/Dep E Martin
Ct-1/Poss Sch Iv
Ct-2/Poss Sch Ii

Robert Olen
Gs-19-Cr-158/Harassment/Mark Potter

Melanie Nicole Patterson
To Have Dl
Gs-18-Cr-950/Driving W/O License/Thp C Dunn

Tracy Shannon Proffitt
Gs-19-Cr-106/Felony False Report/Dep A Worley

Juan Carlos Ramirez
Gs-19-Tr-50/Ptl C Hatley
Ct-1/Financial Responsibility
Ct-2/Due Care
Ct-3/Failure To Yield

Gs-19-Cr-85/Driving W/O License/Ptl C Hatley

Alvaro L Ramos
Req To Speak To Judge/Da- Re: Unsupervised Probation
Gs-18-Cr-724/Ui 1St/Dep T Brown

Matthew Blaise Samion
Gs-18-Cr-954/Vop/Cci

Dale R Seals
Gs-19-Tr-29/Dep A Worley
Ct-1/Dosl
Ct-2/Financial Responsibility

Amanda Carol Sluder
To Have Dl Smith
Gs-18-Cr-827/Dosl 1St/Dep J Ferguson
Gs-19-Cr-76/Dep A Worley
Cts 1-2/Cruelty To Animals

Lara Michelle Snyder
Compliance
Gs-18-Tr-568/Financial Responsibility/Lt M Cress

Nevin Wayne Snyder
HyderGs-18-Cr-768/Dep T BrownCt-1/Felony Evading
Ct-2/Simple Poss Sch Ii

James Howard Townsend Jr
Viol Date 1-20-19 Pd
Gs-19-Cr-159/Worthless Check/Shelia Fenner

Donald Derrick Vance
Gs-19-Cr-216/Robbery/Dep R Mink

Cassandra Berneice West
To Have Dl Viol Date 9-5-18 Pd
Gs-18-Cr-671/Dorl/Dep B Sexton

Charlotte Wilburn
Gs-19-Cr-83/Dorl/Dep A Worley

Marcus Zukowski
Gs-19-Cr-147/Simple Assault/Dep R Norris

A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition to host first quarterly Community ACTION meeting

By Tamas Mondovics

A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition, a local organization that works to create a positive environment for young people by providing positive youth development activities, will be hosting its first evening Community ACTION meeting.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, will be the first quarterly evening community meeting, at the First Christian Church Life Center from 6-8p.m to provide the community with information.
“Our goal is to get more parents and students and community members involved in the work of the coalition and to gain their insight and input as to how we can best serve our community needs in regard to Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and the ongoing fight against the opioids crisis in our region,” said A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition, Executive Director Trish Burchette.
The Rural Opioids Response Program grantees from Ballad Heath are partnering with ACTION for this first meeting, which is said to begin by providing some general information about how ACTION, located at 138 East Main Street in Mountain City, TN is working in the community at this time and the services we are offering for Johnson County.
“This is a great opportunity for the community to meet with the Rural Communities Opioids Response Program grantees as they seek input from our community as to how this grant funding could help as outlined below,” Burchette said.
Attendees will enjoy some refreshments, and we will have time for questions and concerns to address.
The Rural Communities Opioids Response Program grantees are promising a well-rounded discussion during its portion of the informative meeting for the entire community with the goal of accomplishing a number of main objectives.

Such objectives include:
1. Gain community input on the opioids crisis and identify opportunities and gaps in Opioids Use Disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment (including Medication Assisted Treatment, MAT), and or recovery workforce, services, and access to care.
2. Use the information gained from these meetings to determine what existing federal, state, and local Opioids Use Disorder (OUD) resources could be leveraged within the rural community along with what new ones should be evaluated in the strategic planning process.
3. Overview of the project, a summary of why community input is being sought, education on some statistics of the opioids problem in this area, and education concerning common myths around Opioids Use Disorder (OUD).
4. Identify two goals to combat the morbidity and mortality of opioids use disorder in Johnson County/identify two initiatives per goal/identify 2 action items per initiative/identify resources needed/identify general feelings surrounding MAT
All community members who are interested in the opioids epidemic are urged to attend.
“ACTION Coalition and members of the Rural Communities Opioids Response Program grantees want to learn from the community,” Burchette said. “Any level of participation is appreciated and voluntary.”
For more information, please visit www.actioncoalition.org.

Sheriff’s K9 Rico receives body armor

Johnson County’s bullet and stab protective vest recipient, Rico and his Handler, T.J. Brown pose for a photo in Mountain City. Rico received the protective gear from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. a 501c(3) charity organization located in East Taunton, MA. The vest was donated to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in memory of K9 Josey of the Union County Sheriff’s Office, TN.” Submitted photo.

By Tamas Mondovics

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rico and his deputy handler JCSO Deputy T.J. Brown is ready to face the next chase, thanks to a brand new addition to Rico’s protective gear.
Rico received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a generous donation from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. a 501c(3) charity organization located in East Taunton, MA,
With respect and honor of K9 units across the nation, the vest is embroidered with the sentiment, “In memory of K9 Josey, Union County Sheriff’s Office, TN”.
“I am very grateful for the donation and appreciate what Vested Interest is doing for our K9 deputy-partners,” Brown said.
Brown, a longtime law enforcement veteran, who has been with Rico for more than three years emphasized that a lot of smaller departments do not have the funds to provide such protective gear. “Receiving this vest is a priceless piece of armor we need and shows the great support on behalf of our K9s.”
As referenced by Brown, such armor is by no means cheap and for a good reason as it saves lives. That is a K9 officer’s lives. There is an estimated 30,000-law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
The donation to provide one protective vest for law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest reportedly has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.
“K9s are trained to wear harnesses so this vest does not hinder Rico to get the job done,” Brown said.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc’s mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.
The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., provided more than 3,300 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
“Our K9 team here at Johnson County continues to work very hard to keep our community safe and protected as they are a huge asset to the department,” said Johnson County Sheriff, Eddie Tester.
Tester added that along with the department’s K9 recipient Rico and his handler T.J. Brown, the whole K9 team and department at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Vested Interest in K9’s, for the opportunity to be selected for the bullet and stab protective vest. “We are grateful for the donation made in memory of K9 Josey.”
For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.