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  • Travelodge Fire Victim Dies 03/21/2017 Lilavatiben Vithalbhai Patel, the victim of the early Monday morning fire at Travelodge, has passed away. The 78 year old Patel suffered both second and third degree burns to the majority of her body in the fire at the Caryville motel. She was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a ...
  • The Travelodge Fire: What We Know So Far 03/21/2017 In the early morning hours of Monday emergency personnel were called to the Travelodge at 276 John McGhee Blvd in Caryville. A Caryville police officer put oout a fire that burned a 78 year old woman. She was airlifted by Lifestart to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The woman was a relative ...
  • Taylor Indicted On Murder Charges 03/21/2017 Courtney Taylor has been indicted in the deaths of her family. A Grand Jury in Whitley County, Kentucky has indicted the 41 year old Taylor for three counts of capital murder and two counts wanton endangerment. In the preliminary hearing a detective testified that Taylor admitted to killing her husband 56 year old Larry Taylor ...
  • Caryville Police Issue Statement Regarding Weekend Shooting 03/16/2017 From the desk of Caryville Police Chief Brian Keeton. On 03/11/2017 approximately 9:52 am, Caryville Police along with deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Truman Wilson’s residence at Elk Lake Lane in Caryville. Where Denny Wilson was shot by his father Truman Wilson. Denny Wilson was transported by air to ...
  • Former LaFollette Man Charged With Kidnapping And Child Rape 03/15/2017 A former LaFollette man and a pair of other men were indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury on numerous charges. Brandon Campbell, 20 of Oak Ridge formerly of LaFollette, as well as Jacob Tate and Richard Howe have been indicted on charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, rape of a child, and aggravated sexual ...
  • Trio Goes Into State Custody After Violating Probation 03/15/2017 On March 6, 2017 Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found the following individuals in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody: Dusty B. Dipple, of Lafollette, had previously pled guilty to Attempted Aggravated Assault, and received a suspended sentence of 3 year supervised by TDOC. He ...
  • High Speed Chase Leads To Arrest 03/10/2017 Deputy Brian Nelson must have thought he was going to make a standard reckless driving stop when he spotted a car driving erratically near White Oak. Instead he got a high speed chase in dangerous road conditions. Nelson chased the vehicle at speeds approaching 70 MPH on 25W. When the vehicle attempted to turn ...
  • Seal Declared Mentally Competent For Trial 03/08/2017 According to an evaluation Virginia Seal is competent to stand trial on charges of aggravated child abuse, aggravated child abuse and neglect in a child under the age of eight and aggravated child endangerment in a child under the age of eight. These charges stem from an October 2015 incident where she is reported ...
  • Smith Sentenced In 2015 Stabbing Death 03/08/2017 On Monday Leslie Logan Smith plead guilty to second degree murder. He was sentenced to 35 years, which he will serve the entire sentence. The charge stems from the stabbing death of Lora Henegar in December of 2015. Henegar was reportedly the girlfriend of Smith. According to the police report following the incident Smith and ...
  • Chesney Enters Plea 03/07/2017 Michael Chesney has entered a not guilty plea. Chesney has been indicted in the accident that killed Kristian Leach back in October. He is charged with DUI and vehicular homicide. He will be back in court on March 27th.
  • Orick Enters Plea 03/06/2017 Jimmy Orick was in court this morning. He entered a plea of not guilty on charges of statutory rape, statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual battery. He will return to court May 8th for a status hearing.
  • Grand Jury Hands Out February Indictments 03/01/2017 -Michael Chesney- vehicular homicide, DUI -Alex Allen and John Muse Jr. – aggravated burglary (Allen only), theft over $500, theft of property under $500, theft of merchandise under $500, aggravated assault (Allen only), two counts of assault -Terry Delk- ID theft, false report, criminal impersonation, violation of the sex offender registry, altering registration plates, misuse of evidences ...
  • Chesney Indicted Following Death of Leach 02/27/2017 Michael Chesney, 28 years of age of Rocky Top, has been indicted by the Campbell County Grand Jury on charges of DUI and Vehicular Homicide. These charges stem from an accident in October that claimed the life of Kristian Leach. Chesney is the alleged driver of the car that veered off the road and into a ...
  • Update! Orick Charges Released 02/27/2017 News broke this weekend that Jimmy Orick was arrested and that a minor was involved. Details ave emerged that Orick was arrested and charged with sexual battery by an authority figure and aggravated statutory rape. Orick was given a $50,000 bond. He has bonded out and been released. More details will be released ...
  • Breaking! Deputies Arrest Local Reverend 02/25/2017 According to reports coming out from a variety of sources deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local reverend for some sort of involvement with a minor Friday night. It is confirmed that Jimmy Orick was taken in to custody Friday. The investigation is ongoing and details will be provided as they are ...
  • Deputies Seeking York 02/21/2017 Alicia York who is wanted for Theft Under $500. She is accused of and alleged that she stole from a church patron that was helping her after she sought assistance at the Jacksboro United Methodist Church. An active warrant is on file and she is currently being sought. We encourage Alicia to turn herself in ...
  • Deputies Take Fugitive Into Custody 02/20/2017 Saturday evening after being noticed by an observant citizen and calling authorities, Brian Dykes was taken into custody by the LaFollette Police Department just a few minutes ago at the Big Creek Market in LaFollette. Dykes 28 of LaFollette, was wanted in connection to a home burglary in the Coolidge community. His outstanding alleged charges include: ...
  • Powers Cosponsors Cancer Legislation 02/20/2017 In Tennessee, outdated insurance policies are making it difficult and sometimes impossible for cancer patients to receive the treatment their doctors determine to be the best option. Tennessee is only one of eight states that does not equalize the patient cost for receiving anti-cancer medication like chemotherapy, regardless of whether it is delivered orally or intravenously. ...
  • Plea Agreements Made In Criminal Court 02/15/2017 -Laura Nicole Crozier- two counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to sell; 180 days to serve with credit for time served, six years supervised probation, court costs, $4,000 fine, and $1,000 contribution to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Drug Fund -Jesse James Lewis- theft over $1,000; six months to serve ...
  • Full Details On The Troutman Plea 02/10/2017 On February 8, 2017, Conrad Mark Troutman, age 57, pled guilty to two (2) counts of Attempted Theft over $60,000.00 and one (1) count of Attempted Theft over $10,000.00. Specifically, Conrad Mark Troutman, a licensed attorney in the State of Tennessee at the time of these offenses, used his attorney trust account to comingle ...
  • Troutman Enters Guilty Pleas 02/08/2017 Mark Troutman has entered a plea of guilty in three of the four charges levied against him. The largest charge against him was dropped. As part of the deal Troutman will be in judicial diversion for 15 years. During his fifteen (15) year sentence, Troutman cannot reapply, receive by comity, or otherwise accept ...
  • Deputies Arrest Elder Dykes 02/06/2017 The father portion of a wanted father-son duo has been taken into custody by deputies. Deputies Cody Chapman and David Wormsley arrested Benny Dykes Monday afternoon near the Frontier Store located in the valley region of the county. Dykes, 49 of LaFollette, was wanted for violation of probation. His son, Brian Dykes 28 ...
  • Knox County Man Sought For Domestic Assault 02/06/2017 Saturday night officers with the LaFollette Police Department were called in on a domestic assault call at a Circle Drive address. Circle Drive is near the LaFollette Housing Authority office. The call came in around 9 and described a woman being choked and beaten by Christian Williams, 40 of Powell. Williams was described ...
  • Suspect Sought Following Alleged Pharmacy Robbery 02/06/2017 Sunday night shortly before closing time Walgreens was robbed. Details are sparse at this time but LaFollette Police were called in after the incident and they are investigating and actively seeking a suspect. The previous night Travis Green, 30 of LaFollette, was arrested following an alleged shoplifting incident. Officers with LaFollette Police arrest Green ...
  • CASA To Present 16th Annual Bluegrass Breakdown & Silent Auction 02/01/2017 CASA of Campbell County is proud to present the 16th annual Bluegrass Breakdown and Silent Auction, to be held at the Ball Farm Event Center. The event will take place on Saturday, March 18th 2017, from 2pm until 10pm featuring live Bluegrass performances by “Tennessee 90”, “New Harvest”, “R & R”, “Carl & Mason Capps” and ...
  • Speaker Harwell Announces Task Force On Opioid Abuse 01/30/2017 Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) this week created a task force on opioid and prescription drug abuse. The task force’s immediate goal will be to work on legislation, but its efforts will be ongoing to determine the best strategies for tackling the opioid epidemic. Tennessee is consistently ranked at the top of the charts nationally with ...
  • Jury Finds Ford Guilty Of Murder 01/27/2017 Roy Michael Ford was found guilty as charged of second-degree murder Thursday afternoon by a Claiborne County Criminal Court jury. Ford, 60 of Speedwell, was charged following a fatal incident with Billy Scott Brogan, 44 also of Speedwell, that occurred along the shoulder of Hwy. 63 on May 30, 2015. The location was near the turnoff ...
  • School System Staff Gets AED Training 01/26/2017 For the last few weeks every staff member of the Campbell County school system has received some very important training. They are all learning how to use an Automated External Defibrillators (AED). These are lightweight devices that deliver an electric shock to the heart, only if needed. The device itself determines if ...
  • Jellico To Compete in Science Bowl 01/25/2017 In line with the company’s focus on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), Eastman is proud to welcome area students to compete in the East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl, hosted by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Holston Section and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) East Tennessee Chapter. The winning team ...
  • Documents From The Sammons Judicial Review 01/23/2017