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  • Tinidad Arrested For Aggravated Assault 02/15/2019 On Sunday Deputy Dakota Williams was dispatched to 2445 Highway 116 in Caryville on response to an assault call. Upon arrival he interviewed a victim and a witness in relation to the reported assault. The victim stated that he picked up 22 year old Mary Trinidad, who is listed as homeless, from her ...
  • Nelson Arrested Following Disorderly Lunch 02/15/2019 A peaceful lunch at Bo’s Place in Demory turned into quite a moment for a pair of deputies. As the officers were enjoying their lunch a man, later identified as 38 year old Travis Nelson of LaFollette, entered the establishment and purchased an Angry Orchard Apple Cider (a malt alcohol beverage). Nelson then ...
  • Trio Charged In Murder Near Kentucky Line 02/12/2019 A body discovered on the Kentucky side of Jellico has led to the arrest of three men by Kentucky State Police. The body was identified as 45-year-old Billy R. Lawson of Williamsburg was pronounced dead at the scene and shipped to Frankfort for an autopsy by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner. Lawson died of ...
  • Jacksboro Man Arrested In Clinton Robbery 02/12/2019 Last week a man robbed Lee’s Travel Center North Charles Seivers Boulevard at knife point. This week Clinton police arrested two men in conjunction with that robbery. Reports indicate that a masked man wielding a blade forced his way in as the clerk, Justin Pennington of Jacksboro, unlocked the door that he had locked so ...
  • Scouting in LaFollette in the 1970s: Dedicated Volunteer Adult Leaders = Eagle Scouts 02/12/2019 Since it’s been two-plus years since the passing of three LaFollette Boy Scout “alumni” — Leader Lee White, and Scouts Kim “CJ” Russell, and Jimmy Arnold — a reflection of Scouting for the area makes sense. All were former members of Boy Scout Troop 435, sponsored by the LaFollette United Methodist Church. The ...
  • CCHS HOSA Headed To State Competition 02/07/2019 The Cougar HOSA-Future Health Professionals have had a great run the last several years in their competions. Now they are starting out strong in the regional competition held in Jefferson City at Carson Newman College. Nine students who went through the testing process to advance to Upper East Tennessee Regionals. During the ...
  • District Attorney General Effler Presents Service Awards 02/07/2019 On Friday, February 1, 2019, District Attorney General Jared Effler presented length of service awards to the following persons (pictured l to r): Assistant District Attorney General Philip Kazee, 5 years of service; Assistant District Attorney General Mark Blakley, 5 years of service; Coordinator Keisha Hughes, 15 years of service; DUI Coordinator Amanda Rutherford, 5 ...
  • Seven Have Their Probation Revoked 02/06/2019 On Monday, January 28, 2019, Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found seven Campbell Countians in violation of their supervised release. He remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody. Matthew Kane Veach, of Jacksboro, had previously plead guilty to Simple Possession, Reckless Aggravated Assault, and two counts of Evading ...
  • Multi Agency Drug Bust In LaFollette 01/31/2019 Around 7:15 pm on 1/31/19 members of the LaFollette Police Department’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team along with officers from the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant located at 115 North 5th Street in LaFollette. The narcotics search warrant was conducted in response ...
  • Medic To Hold Blood Drive For Billy White 01/30/2019
  • Bartley Acquitted On Assault Charges 01/30/2019 It took a jury less than an hour to find Kenneth Bartley not guilty in the assault charges he picked up last summer. In August deputies were called to the home of Kenneth’s father in LaFollette. According to the report at scene the Volunteer Times reported, “Upon arriving at the residence they were met by ...
  • Norton Arrested On Criminal Impersonation Charge 01/28/2019 Deputy Dakota Williams was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with its passenger side headlight out so he initiated a traffic stop. When Deputy Williams approached the driver he stated that his name was Evan Kniffen and that he did not have his ID on him. Deputy Williams ran a check and ...
  • TN Promise FAFSA Filing Deadline February 1, 2019 01/28/2019 The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is quickly approaching. Friday, February 1, 2019 is the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the primary financial aid application that any student enrolling in post-secondary must ...
  • Former Campbell County Coach/Teacher In Hot Water In Sevier County 01/24/2019 Dan Turner was hired into the Campbell County School system because of a successful background as a football coach. At the time there was no indications he had any disciplinary issues on his record. Later he was let go after allegations and incidents at LaFollette Elementary School. According to the minutes of ...
  • Missing Oak Ridge Team May Be In Campbell County 01/22/2019 Devin Davis has been missing from Oak Ridge since January 8th. The Oak Ridge Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding this missing teen. He is potentially in the Campbell County area. The 17 year old was reported missing by his legal guardian. Anyone with any information on ...
  • Grand Jury Hands Out January Indictments 01/10/2019 The following indictments were returned by the newly seated Campbell County Grand Jury on Wednesday. The arraignment hearing will be on Monday January 28th. Gilbert Keller II – DUI -\Ronnie Albertini – evading arrest Rex Gosnell Jr. – DUI Kelly Keathley – resisting arrest Gary Monday Jr. – DUI Ray Roark Jr. – vandalism under $1,000 Jeff Courtney – aggravated ...
  • Obscene Outburst Leads To Drug Arrest 01/10/2019 Deputy Dakota Williams was patrolling in Jellico when observed a woman in front of Jellico United Methodist Church. The woman identified as Misty Lamb. 43 of Jellico, screamed a racial and sexual slur about Joe Hopson to WIlliams. At that point Williams made direct contact with Lamb. According to the report Lamb ...
  • Valley View Murals Unveiled 01/08/2019 Students at Valley View Elementary were greeted by some amazing new visuals as they returned from their Christmas vacation on Tuesday. A giant new mural was waiting on them above the stage in their gymnasium. Their lunchroom was also transformed into a scene that perfectly captured life in the Valley View community. The artwork ...
  • Kentucky Traffic Stop Lands Jacksboro Woman In Jail 01/04/2019 On Tuesday Williamsburg Kentucky Police Officer Johnny Fulton executed a traffic stop on Dawn Michael, 44 years of age of Jacksboro. Drugs were found in the vehicle and Michael was taken to the Whitley County Jail. She is charged with Disregarding Stop Sign, Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess, Possession of Marijuana, Promoting Contraband 1st Degree, and Trafficking ...
  • Man Arrested On Trespassing And Drug Charges 01/03/2019 Last Sunday Deputy Jeff Allen was dispatched to a residence in the LaFollette area when a call came in about a man attempting to break into a house. When Deputy Allen arrived that the suspect had left and headed towards a masonic lodge on Old Middlesboro Highway. It was nearby where he found ...
  • DUI Task Force Has Busy Holiday Season 01/03/2019 Campbell County Sergeant Mike Owens led the sheriff’s department’s six-man DUI Task Force through a very busy Christmas and New Year holiday. Fifty-two traffic stops were conducted resulting in 46 warning citations, 11 traffic citations for driving offenses, one arrest for an outstanding warrant 8 misdemeanor arrests for various charges and five ...
  • Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest 12/28/2018 Deputy Dakota Williams was on a routine patrol when he saw a black S-10 Chevrolet cross the center lane multiple times on Old Middlesboro Highway.  Deputy Williams decided to follow the vehicle to make sure that the erratic driving was not an isolated incident.  He saw the vehicle cross the center lane a trio of ...
  • Altercation Over Car Leads To Arrest 12/28/2018 Shortly before Christmas deputies were dispatched to Kimberly Road in LaFollette due to an altercation  involving a woman and her daughter.  According to the report a dispute over use of a car between Jackie Henry and her daughter Brandy Weaver turned from a verbal into a physical confrontation. Henry  claimed that Weaver was borrowing the car ...
  • Judge Sexton Recieves Award 12/21/2018 Judge Shayne has a passion for helping people pick their lives up and getting them off of drugs. In 2005 he started the county’s Drug Court program. His goal was to break the cycle of recidivism that he was seeing with the same people coming in front of him on similar drug ...
  • Jellico Man Arrested For Assault In Kentucky 12/14/2018 On Tuesday Kentucky State Police arrested Joeseph Webb, 27 years of age from Jellico, and booked him into the Whitley County Detention Facility on numerous charges. Webb is charged with Assault/Domestic Violence (4th degree), Terroristic Threatening (3rd degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500, Theft by Unlawful Taking more than $500 but less than $10,000, and ...
  • Lack of License Plate Leads To Arrest 12/14/2018 Cory Scott Hinkle, 25 of Duff, is no stranger to the Campbell County Jail as he had been booked there on ten occasions. He got his 11th booking recently as he was arrested after Deputy Dakota Williams noticed him driving without a license plate on his vehicle. Williams initiated a traffic stop and found ...
  • Jones Arrested For Variety Of Vehicular Charges 12/12/2018 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 ...
  • Albertini Arrested On Robbery Charges 12/12/2018 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 ...
  • Pair Of Earthquakes Hits East Tennessee 12/12/2018 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 ...
  • Fire Crews Battle Blaze On Gamble Lane 12/11/2018 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