Author Archives: Patrick Pebley

Local Competitive Cheer Athletes Headed To Disney

Some call Disney World the happiest place on earth. The Cali Sharks competitive cheer team will be headed there this may to compete in May to compete in The Summit at Disney’s ESPN Sport’s Center. Local athletes Alyssa Day, Arissa Baker and Skyleigh Baker are part of this competitive squad. They received an at-large bid. At-large bids are given to the highest scoring bid eligible teams across different levels. Because of the quality of their bid the Cali Sharks will automatically advance beyond the first round.

They will be competing at the HP Field House part of a 220 acre sports complex. There will be over 12,000 competitors vying for a title there.

The Cali Sharks are currently one of the top ranked Championship Series team in the state.

Wild Overnight Arrest by CCSD Deputies Sees Suspect In Lake.

Sheriff Robbie K. Goins states that a known felon is in custody tonight. Charles E. Bondy Jr. 09/15/1971 was apprehended by deputies of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 11 P.M. on Tuesday night March 12th 2019 on Lake Rd. in the Vasper community. Campbell County Deputy Courtney Charles located a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of Lake Rd. in the Vasper community and upon checking the vehicle she found it occupied by two subjects and as her investigation progressed Charles E. Bondy Jr. fled on foot after a brief foot chase Deputy Charles got hands on the subject and he began to drag her down the lake bank and as he broke free he went into the water.

As other deputies began to arrive to assist Deputy Charles in the location of the subject, Deputy John Minor got visual on the subject still in the lake holding on to a root approximately one hour after he initially fled. Deputies were then lowered over the bank by rope to affect the arrest and began giving verbal commands in which the suspect refused to comply with. Rescue squad arrived and assisted the deputies with transportation of the suspect back to land, where Charles E. Bondy Jr. was taken into custody and transported to the Tennova Medical Center to be medically cleared for booking at the Campbell County Jail

Campbell County Fishing Looking Strong On the Middle and High School Levels

Faulkner and Smith

It was a great weekend for local prep level anglers. Both the high school and middle school Campbell County Fishing teams had big weekends.

The high school anglers traveled to Hamilton County to fish on Nickajack Lake. Nickajack Lake holds the record for the largest freshwater drum ever caught. Benny Hull made the catch of the 54 pound 8 ounce drum in 1972. Over the weekend over 100 boats full of the best high school fishermen in the state blasted off early and after weigh ins the Cougar tandem of Riley Faulkner and Austin Smith had placed 5th on the day with a weigh in of 5 pounds 8.31 ounces.

On the middle school level it was an even bigger day. They traveled to Douglas Lake as part of the East Tennessee Youth Bass Trail. The young anglers from Campbell County took both second and third place in the event. Gabe St. John and Mason Dople took second with a weigh of 7.47 pounds. Reid Chapman and Mike Fritz took thirs with a weight of 5.56 pound.

Lady Indians Edge Lady Cougars In Softball Opener

Spring is in the air and that means softball is taking Arlis Chapman Field for another season on the diamond. The Lady Indians of Oneida made their way over from Scott County to battle the home standing Lady Cougars. Unfortunately the Lady Indians went back to Scott County with a 5-3 victory.

Though the winds of voctory did not blow the way of the Lady Cougars there was an huge bright spot for the future. Freshman short stop Cora Browning had quite the high school debut following a stand out middle school career. She had all three RBI’s for the Lady Cougars. Browning had an RBI single and a two RBI double in the contest.

Brenna Rutherford had a good day on the mound despite the loss. She recorded nine strike outs on the day.

Suspect Sought In Kidnapping

Anderson County authorities are seeking a suspect in a kidnapping and assault case. Over the weekend a deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department was on nearby New Clear Branch Road, which runs from Rocky Top through Clinton, to meet with a victim that was reported to be beaten and kidnapped.

Upon meeting with the victim she stated she had escaped from a nearby residence where a male suspect had kidnapped and held her Friday. According to the report the victim was covered in bruises with one particularly fresh one on her head. The victim was also in fear of retaliation if she snitched on her attacker.

The deputy finally got her to talk with the promise of protection. The victim went on to describe how she was beaten and how her life was threatened at knife point on Friday. She stated that her life was threatened and that her alleged captor told her he could take her to Colorado and have her killed for the sum of $500. Her alleged captor also broke her cell phone on Saturday when she tried to call someone to come get her. The alleged captors mother gave the victim a sleeping pill and she escaped when they thought she was asleep.

The deputy traveled to the residence where the incident reportedly took place. The suspects mother told the deputy that he had just left with a friend. Upon a search of the home a black switchblade knife was located that matched the description that the victim gave of the knife that the suspect threatened her with,

The suspect is facing various charges including aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, and interfering with an emergency call.

The victim was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.