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  • Thompson Indicted on 36 Counts. 10/03/2019 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 ...
  • Criminal Cases Resolved Via Plea Deals 10/01/2019 The following outstanding criminal court cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements. Anthony Chambers- possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine with intent to sell, felony possession of drug paraphernalia; 30 days to serve with credit for time served, three years supervised probation, court costs, $2,150 fine Jessica R. Sheldon- introduction of ...
  • Morris Arrested Following Assault 09/27/2019 Late last week Deputy John Minor was dispatched to a home in Duff. When he arrived he spoke with the victim, Stephanie Morris, of an alleged assault. The victim stated that she was painting when Thomas Fletcher Morris, 54 of Clairfield, entered the room and began yelling at her. She stated that ...
  • Leach Arrested For Domestic Assault 09/26/2019 On Saturday evening Deputy Joshua Jeffers was dispatched to Lake SHore Lane in LaFollette in response to a possible unwanted subject at a residence. When he arrived he spoke with Mark Housley, Christie Leach, and Lacie Poteet. Housley stated that he and Leach had been dating but had broken up and had started arguing hours ...
  • Laws Lands In County Jail For 26th Time 09/26/2019 On Monday Corporal Jeff Allen of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to College Hill Road in reference to an order of protection being violated. When he arrived he was met by the victim, Deloris Baker. Baker stated that she had an order of protection against Mollie Laws. The victim went on to ...
  • Argument Over Cigarettes Leads To Assault 09/25/2019 Last Saturday evening Deputy Courtney Charles of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Suddeny on a domestic complaint. A complaint had come in to dispatch about an altercation. When Deputy Charles arrived she was met by 18 year old Kyle Wayne Heinz. When Deputy Charles inquired about the situation Heinz stated that he ...
  • Sexton Sentences Pair To Prison 09/25/2019 On September 23, 2019, Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton presided over two sentencing hearings for defendants who previously entered guilty pleas to their indicted charges without an agreement as to the manner of service of their sentences. In the first hearing, Michael Joseph Kennedy was sentenced to serve twelve (12) years in the custody of ...
  • Bloody Knees Lead To Arrest For Public Intoxication 09/25/2019 On Sunday afternoon Deputy Zachary Daugherty was dispatched to Ivey Hollow Road on reports of a pair of women lying in the street. Upon arrival he made contact with Deputy Goodman and observed Sheila Dykes sitting on the roadway and another woman standing next to her. Dykes had bloody knees. When Deputy Daugherty ...
  • Bolton Arrested For Aggravated Assault 09/25/2019 In the wee hours of the morning of September 19th Deputy Brandon Gross was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident. It turns out that the accident followed a domestic violence incident. Deputy Gross made contact with the victim, Delmus Bolton, who stated that he was attempting to leave due to ...
  • Ribbon Cutting Set For Stinking Creek Road 09/24/2019 State Senator Ken Yager, State Representative Dennis Powers and Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck today announced an official ribbon cutting will be held on Monday, October 7, ceremonially opening Stinking Creek Road. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the Stanfield Church of God. The church is located at 6373 Stinking Creek Road in Pioneer. One ...
  • Campbell County Needs 29 Additional TN Promise Mentors 09/20/2019 With the deadline less than three months away, tnAchieves needs an additional 5,000 volunteer mentors across the state to support TN Promise applicants from the Class of 2020. Locally, Campbell County needs 29 mentors to meet student demand. Mentors spend one hour a month assisting students as they transition from high school to college.  They remind ...
  • Cooper Arrested On Drug And Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor Charges 09/19/2019 On September 18th, 2019 just before 4pm a search warrant was executed as investigators and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office as well as officers of the Jacksboro Police Department converged on 650 Main St. in Jacksboro, the residence of James Noah Cooper age 21. The search warrant was a ...
  • Walden Remanded to TDOC Custody 09/18/2019 On September 3, 2019 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: Kenneth Walden, Jr., of LaFollette, had previously plead guilty to Theft under $1,000 and Forgery, and was required to serve 44 days prior to being ...
  • Tennessee Court Of Appeals Overturns Dismissal Of District Attorneys’ General Opioid Suit 09/13/2019 A landmark regional opioid suit brought by six Tennessee District Attorney Generals, including Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler, against major pharmaceutical manufacturers is back on tract. Judge D. Michael Swiney, Tennessee Court of Appeals at Knoxville, ruled on September 11, 2019 to reverse last fall’s judgment by Eighth Judicial District Judge John D. McAfee ...
  • Morning Bust On Cherry Street 09/12/2019 Thursday Morning saw the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and the LaFollette Police department converge on a home on Cherry Street. In the process of investigating drug related activity at this address several controlled buys were made. When the officers searched the residence they found weapons, methamphetamine, marijuana, and currency. Multiple suspects were detained and questioned ...
  • Humphrey Arrested On Drug Charges 09/12/2019 Deputy Nathaniel Bostic did not have to go far to get his suspect on Tuesday. Reports came into the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department that a vehicle had ran over a curve outside the County Court Clerk’s office. Deputy Bostic made contact with Haley Humphrey, 23 of Jacksboro, who was getting into the driver’s ...
  • Longmire Arrested In Dawn Raid 09/10/2019 On Tuesday morning September 10th, at approximately 7am, investigators from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at 245 College Park Road, home of Ronald James Longmire age 48. Investigators had made several buys of schedule II controlled substance from this location prior to the execution of the warrant. The Campbell County ...
  • Trio Nabbed At Tire Shop 09/09/2019 A multi month investigation led LaFollette Police to raid Kitts Tire Shop on Old Jacksboro Pike. Three arrests were made when the LPD entered the building. Joe Ted Kitts was arrested on a felony theft warrant. Chris Stinson was arrested on a pair of counts of possession of a Schedule II drug. Randy Partin was arrested one a ...
  • Jellico Woman Faces Federal Kidnapping Charges 09/09/2019 Dallas Anna Chain Perkins, age 25 of Jellico, was indicted for kidnapping by a federal grand jury in London, Kentucky. The indictment stems from events in 2018 where Perkins and a trio of Corbin residents ( Douglas M. Edmonson, 36, Bryanna Soper, 25, and Erik Peace, 32) used an unidentified Facebook account to ...
  • Early Morning Disturbance Lands Sheldon In Jail 09/05/2019 Labor Day morning saw Deputy Cody Douglas dispatched to a disturbance in Pinecrest. At a shade before 6 AM a call came in about a woman screaming and cursing while walking from Pine Hollow Road toward Pine Crest Road. When Douglas arrived in the area he made contact with Jessica Kimberly Sheldon, 32 ...
  • Dragon Hunt to Begin In October 08/29/2019 The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host its first ever DRAGON HUNT in October, a family shop local scavenger hunt of participating businesses in Campbell County. The “green dragon” is a staple for exit 134, and adults and kids alike recognize the dragon on their way off the interstate headed home. When: October 7th-October 25th Where: Begin at ...
  • Pair Arrested In LaFollette Raid 08/28/2019 Wednesday at 2:30 pm the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force led by Jared Effler and the LaFollette Police Department, aided by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Dept executed a warrant on North 11th Street in LaFollette. The warrant was a result of a year long investigation into suspicious drug sales activity at the residence. LPD narcotics agents ...
  • Jail Tour Reveals Interesting Facts 08/28/2019 On Tuesday a group of county commissioners and media members gathered at the Campbell County Jail to learn more about the facility. Captain Stoney Love, the jail administrator, started the evening off with the raw numbers of the jail. The Campbell County Jail houses 360 inmates at this time, 261 of these inmates ...
  • Saylor Arrested For Domestic Assault 08/27/2019 On Saturday morning Deputy Gary Jeffers was told by a witness that Brittani Carr was assaulted by her boyfriend, Emory Wayne Saylor. When interviewed Carr told Deputy Jeffers that she woke up to Saylor screaming at her and accusing her of taking his car keys and money. She went on to say that it escalated ...
  • Powell Clinch Utility District Named Winner Of Knoxville Top Workplace Award 08/25/2019 Powell Clinch Utility District has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by Knoxville News Sentinel. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to ...
  • Operation Crystal Mountain. DEA Announces Results Of Three State Meth Roundup 08/21/2019 The United States Drug Enforcement Administration this week announced the conclusion of Operation Crystal Mountain, a sweeping enforcement action spanning three states. DEA special agents, working closely with their state and local counterparts throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia targeted Mexican drug cartels, drug trafficking organizations and other individuals involved in the manufacturing and distribution ...
  • LaFollette Riggs Drugs Temporarily Closed Due To Investigation 08/21/2019 The Volunteer Times was able to speak with Supervisor Special Agent SSA Andy Crabtree who informed the Times that they are conducting a federal search warrant which involves the FBI, DEA, TBI, HHS and IRS Criminal Investigation Division and the THP. Riggs Drug downtown is expected to be back open later today. The Times also ...
  • Former Coach Enters Plea Deal 08/21/2019 A former Cougar Football coach has plead guilty to attempted soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. Dan Turner entered the plea yesterday after being accused and indicted after it was reported that he attempted to lure a Pigeon Forge Middle School student into his office to show her nude photographs on his smartphone. Turner was ...
  • Cordell Busted In Multi Agency Raid 08/20/2019 On August 19th, at approximately 8:15pm, Investigators from the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the LaFollette Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 994 Pinecrest Rd. Home of Allen Dwayne Cordell age 35. Investigators had made several buys of schedule II controlled substance from this location prior to ...
  • Sunday Crash Victims Transported To Hospitals 08/19/2019 Around 5pm Sunday evening crews where dispatched to General Carl Stiner Hwy and Fincastle Rd for a vehicle accident. Crews from the Campbell County Rural Fire Service and Lafollette Rescue Squad had to extricate one patient from a vehicle and he was transported via Lifestar to UT and 2 occupants from the other vehicle was ...