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Biting Leads To Arrest

On Tuesday Deputy Anthony Mahar was dispatched to Shorewood Lane in Caryville on a domestic call. Upon arrival Deputy Mahar initiated conversation with 53 year old Tammy Snyder.

Deputy Mahar observed that Snyder had blood on her left arm and leg. He also observed that she was hiding her hand from him. She would not answer Deputy Mahar’s questioning of where the blood came from. The report also states that she had been drinking and had taken her pain medication.

Deputy Mahar then went on to question the victim, Matthew Snyder. The victim stated that Tammy Snyder was yelling and throwing things inside the house. The victim stated that when he got close to her and pointed his finger at her that she bit his right index finger. The victim further stated that this was where the blood came from.

Deputy Mahar placed Tammy Snyder into custody and transported her to the Campbell County Jail where she was charged with domestic assault.

Minton Arrested For Multitude Of Charges

Deputy John Minor was dispatched to Catula Road on Monday in reference to a trespassing complaint. Hollie Minton, 33 of Duff, had previously been told if she was on the Catula Road property again she would be arrested for trespassing.

While in route to the complaint Deputy Minor passed the defendant on Highway 25W going the opposite direction. Deputy Minor observed that the windshield of the vehicle Minton was operating was busted in such a manner that it would obscure the driver’s line of sight. Minor also had prior knowledge that Minton’s driver’s license was revoked. Minor turned to pursue and activated his lights and siren.

As Minton was traveling well above the speed limit and passed an 18 wheeler Minor issued a BOLO (be on look out) for her.

Minton was eventually located by LaFollette Police at Tank Springs. When Minor arrived the report indicates that questioned Minton on why she fled. The report states that she replied that she did not see Deputy Minor. Minor informed her that was because she was traveling in excess of 90 MPH.

Minton was placed into custody and transported to the Campbell County Jail. She is charged with criminal trespassing, driving while revoked, evading arrest, and driver’s failure to exercise due care. This is her 21st booking into the county jail.

Eagle Football Notches Playoff Win

Jacksboro defeated Eagleton tonignt to move on to the 2nd round of the TMSAA playoffs. They will face Cherokee in Kingston next Thursday. The Eagles got great play from several players on offense and defense. Eagle QB Landon Hensley tossed Payton Gilbert and Riley Wolfenbarger multiple touchdowns. Maddox Richardson aided the defense with a huge interception, and Wolfenbarger had 3 interceptions of his own in the 36-22 victory.

Plea Entered In Thompson Wiretapping Case

Almost two weeks ago LaFollette City COuncil member Ann Thompson surrendered herself on wiretapping and official misconduct charges.

On Monday her attorney, Kristy Anderson, entered a plea of not guilty at Thompson’s arraignment. If Thompson is convicted of these offenses she will have to resign or will be removed from her seat on council.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for November 12th

Thompson Indicted on 36 Counts.

Months ago a recorder was found in the LaFollette City Council Chamber. Today LaFollette City Council Member Vanessa Ann Thompson has been arrested on 34 counts of Wiretapping/Electronic Surveillance and 2 counts of Official Misconduct.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a member of the LaFollette City Council.

On February 14th, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating a recording device that was found in the LaFollette City Hall Conference Room. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Vanessa Ann Thompson (DOB 04/03/61), a city councilwoman, was the individual responsible for placing the device in the conference room.

On October 2nd, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Thompson with 34 counts of Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance and two counts of Official Misconduct. Today, she turned herself in and was booked into the Campbell County Jail. She was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

The Press Release from the City of LaFollette states-
The City has been advised by the District Attorney General’s Office that council woman Anne Thompson has been indicted for various charges as set forth in the grand jury indictment. The city of LaFollette cannot comment on council matters such as this because it is an ongoing investigation. However, the City is fully cooperating with state and local authorities. Although it is unfortunate for all involved, the City of LaFollette, City Council and its employees will continue its mission to provide competent city services and to assist the citizens of LaFollette.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.