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Jones Arrested For Variety Of Vehicular Charges

Deputy Tosha Tackett was on patrol when she observed a vehicle run a red light on North Tennessee Avenue in LaFollette. The vehicle then swerved across lanes and then the median. Tackett initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle finally came to a stop in the middle of North 5th Street.

The driver, identified in the report as Christina Jones, 28 of LaFollette. The report indicates that Jones had slurred speech and was having difficulty keeping her eyes open. When asked for license, registration, and insurance information Jones stated insurance on the vehicle. Upon checking with dispatch it also turned out that Jones was driving on a suspended drivers license. When Jones was asked to step out of the vehicle she was reported to be unsteady on her feet. Jones stated that she could not stand and was taking the medications clonazepam and gabapentin, which she stated that she was prescribed.

A search of Jones turned up a pill bottle that contained two different varieties of pills and money. Jones was taken into custody and transported to the Campbell County Jail.

Jones is charged with failure to yield, failure to maintain lane, driving under the influence, driving while suspended, violation of the Tennessee Financial Law, and possession of a Schedule V controlled substance.

This is her third booking into the county jail.

Albertini Arrested On Robbery Charges

Deputy Josh Jeffers got his cardio workout in when he arrested Ronnie Albertini. Jeffers was dispatched to 116 Duncan Lane in the Duff community where he was given permission to enter the home. He entered to see Albertini fleeing out of a window. Albertini ignored the verbal commands by Jeffers to stop and climbed completely out of the window. Jeffers backed out of the door and gave a chase that included the home’s yard, a bridge, a creek, and a church that spanned roughly a football field’s worth of distance.

Albertini was arrested and transported to the Campbell County Jail on a variety of charges. His bond was set at 110,000. This marks a dozen times Albertini has been booked.

He is charged with aggravated robbery, auto burglary, theft of property between $1,000 and $2,499, evading arrest and resist stop frisk halt search.

Pair Of Earthquakes Hits East Tennessee

Meigs County is less than two hours south of Campbell County and was the epicenter of a pair of earthquakes in the early morning hours of December 12th. At roughly 4:15 AM an earthquake that registered 4.4 on the Richter Scale hit the area. Shortly thereafter a 3.3 magnitude aftershock hit. It was felt as far south as Atlanta and it was also felt in Campbell County,

The United States Geological Survey has had no reports of injuries due to the quake. The Tennessee Valley Authority tweeted out that all of their facilities were fine and suffered no ill effects from the quake, this includes the nearby Watts Bar Nuclear Reactor.

This quake was the strongest in East Tennessee in 45 years as a 4.7 magnitude quake hit Blount County in 1973. This is only the third quake of higher than 4 on record with the USGS.

Fire Crews Battle Blaze On Gamble Lane

Crews from Campbell County Rural Fire Service are currently onscene of a Trailer fire on Gamble Lane. The fire is out and crews are checking for hotspots. All occupants made it safely out of the structure

Craw Arrested In Death Of Partin

Detectives with the LaFollette Police Department have arrested and charged 30 year old Lindsay Craw with Criminal Homicide in regards to the death of Billy Partin JR. Lindsay Craw was the girlfriend and was living with Billy Partin JR when he was stabbed on Saturday December 8th around 9:00pm at their residence located at 814 South Cumberland Avenue in LaFollette. Billy was pronounced deceased after being transported to Tennova Hospital by ambulance shortly after the incident occurred.