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  • Release Time Bible Study Bill Passes Unanimously 04/18/2019 Bible A great victory today for the Campbell County Christian Learning Center in the Tennessee House as 2 board members Terry Bray and Derrek Bowman along with educator Lynn Ray from the Christian Learning Center viewed the passing of House Bill #1373. The bill passed today with a vote of 97 to 0. State Representative, ...
  • Campbell County Eligible For Federal Disaster Relief Money 04/18/2019 A few short weeks ago steady, heavy rains and periods of torrential downpours devastated many areas of Tennessee. Campbell County suffered its share of damages from this deluge. Now President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in Tennessee. This declaration will bring federal disaster relief dollars to areas that suffered flooding, mud slides ...
  • Details Emerge Of Eberharter Arrest 04/18/2019 For well over a week police were searching for James Eberharter following a 911 call that alleged that he had kidnapped Shenna Riggs. He was finally taken into custody earlier this week. Following a tip deputies arrived at 408 Short Street in LaFollette where the located Eberharter. When the deputies took Eberharter into custody they searched ...
  • Lovin Guilty Of Child Rape 04/17/2019 On April 17, 2019, after a two (2) day trial a Claiborne County jury found Bobby Lovin, of Tazewell, Tennessee guilty of Two Counts of Rape of a Child. Claiborne County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton revoked Bobby Lovin’s bond and set a sentencing hearing to be held on July 29, 2019. This case was investigated by ...
  • Local Trio Plus Paducah Doctor Indicted On Multiple Charges In Connection With LaFollette Wellness And The War On Opoids 04/17/2019 From the office of U.S. Attorney General William Barr. On April 16, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Dr. Henry Babenco, 58, of Paducah, Kentucky; Sharon Naylor, 53, of Jacksboro, Tennessee; Alicia Taylor, 29, of Oneida, Tennessee; and Gregory Madron, 54, of Jacksboro, Tennessee, charging all of them with conspiracy to distribute Schedule ...
  • Powell Valley Marina Death Under Investigation 04/17/2019 Sheriff Robbie K.Goins states: At 10:49 P.M. on April 16th 2019 deputies responded to Powell Valley Marina in reference to a death investigation where they found Jefferson Hassler age 41 of LaFollette deceased. Investigators have been speaking with family members and are awaiting an autopsy to determine a cause of death. More information on the ...
  • Eberhater In Custody 04/15/2019 Sheriff Robbie K. Goins is pleased to announce the apprehension of Jimmy Eberharter shortly before 9:00 A.M. on the morning of April 15th 2019 and the safe return of Shenna Baird. Eberharter and Baird we’re located by deputies and investigators at 408 Short Street in LaFollette. Investigators are conducting interviews and will soon be closing ...
  • Road Rage Incident Quelled At Verizon Store 04/12/2019 Earlier today a call came in to 911 dispatch in regards to an incident occurring in front of the Verizon store in Jacksboro. According to Jacksboro police, they were assisted by county and Caryville with a prompt, professional response. Officers did draw their weapons upon arrival. There was however, a miscommunication between dispatch and police ...
  • Multiple Agencies Execute Raid In Long Hollow 04/11/2019 On April 11th 2019 at approximately 11:30 A.M. the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics team along with the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force executed their second narcotics search warrant of the day at 1231 Long Hollow Rd. in LaFollette, Tennessee. Narcotics investigators advise the investigation originated in Pinecrest and continued into Long ...
  • Man Hiding Under Porch Arrested In Glade Springs Bust 04/11/2019 On April 11th 2019 at approximately 9:20 A.M., the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics team executed a narcotics search warrant at 896 Glade Springs Rd. LaFollette, Tennessee. Narcotics investigators with the Sheriff’s Office conducted several controlled buys of methamphetamine(Ice) over a period of time at the residence from Lawrence Tracy Hill (51). Upon ...
  • Update on the search for Adam Baird 04/10/2019 At 0800 hrs. on April the 10th 2019 Sheriff Robbie K. Goins has intensified the search for Adam Baird who had been reported missing by family members on April the 3rd of April 2019, by deploying the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and K-9 division to the Big Four Rd. area. The ...
  • Crawford Sentenced For Child Abuse 04/09/2019 In August 2017 Zach Crawford was arrested and charged under Haley’s Law for allegedly abusing a five year old child. According to the report when Crawford was interviewed about the injuries he said he physically disciplined the child. This discipline reportedly included hitting the child with a riding crop and biting. On Monday he entered ...
  • Plea Deal Ends Pop Shop Case 04/09/2019 In April of 2018 an undercover investigation led to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department raiding a local business known as the Pop Shop. As a result three people were indicted. Joe Bolinger, LaFollette’s Vice Mayor at the time, along with Jennifer Brown and Jimmy Ivey were the individuals indicted in the case. Ivey had ...
  • LaFollette Police And Drug Task Force Execute Morning Warrant 04/08/2019 Possible activity related to the illegal use of suboxone brought officers to a LaFollette residence early Monday morning. The LaFollette Police Department Drug Unit and Special Response Team was joined by the 8th Judicial District’s Drug Task Force when they delivered and executed a search warrant at 308 South Indiana Avenue house. More details as ...
  • Swatzell Arrested In Rocky Top Kidnapping 04/04/2019 In early March the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department investigated a reported assault and kidnapping on New Clear Branch Road in the Rocky Top/Clinton area. In late March they got their man. Deputies with the ACSO arrested 34 year old Matthew Swatzell in connection with the case. It involves a female who escaped from a ...
  • Sheriff’s Department Makes Narcotics Raid 04/02/2019 On April 1st 2019 around 9:00 am, The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 801 Carr Wynn Road Lafollette, Tennessee, the residence of Bobby Gene Damron (48). Sheriff’s Office Investigators conducted an investigation into Damron selling narcotics prior to the execution of the search warrant. Investigators ...
  • Sheriff Goins Updates Status Of Missing Woman 04/01/2019 Sheriff’s Office Investigators earlier this week spoke James Eberharter and a female claiming to be Sheena Baird. Eberharter placed a call to the sheriff’s office professing his innocence. During the conversation, Eberharter gave the telephone to a female claiming to be Shenna Baird, stating she was unharmed and left without any duress. Investigators, explained to ...
  • TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in LaFollette 04/01/2019 At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday morning in LaFollette. Preliminary information indicates that just before 7:00 a.m., officers with the LaFollette Police Department received a report that a female was attempting to break into a home located along ...
  • Breaking!! Campbell Woman Missing: Possible Danger. 03/28/2019 A Campbell County woman is missing and possibly in danger. Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins is asking for the public’s help in locating a LaFollette woman A call from an unidentified male came into E911 at 12:24 pm this afternoon. The man told the dispatcher he witnessed a disturbing event involving 26 year old Shenna ...
  • Nearly Two Dozen Open Cases End In Plea Agreements 03/27/2019 The following cases were resolved last week via plea deals. Brittany Dawn Blackwell- two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts of vandalism under $1,000, theft over $2,500, theft under $1,000; final determination to be made May 20, court costs, $150 fine, $4,800 restitution Cory Ray Whaley- DUI; two days to serve with credit for ...
  • Probation Violators Remanded Into State Custody 03/23/2019 Earlier this week Judge Shayne Sexton remanded the following people to the Tennessee Department of Correction for violating the terms of their probation. The violators were prosecuted by the office of 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler. David Joseph Baird, of LaFollette, had previously plead guilty to Theft greater than $10,000.00, and Aggravated Burglary ...
  • Home Federal Bank In Harrogate Robbed 03/22/2019 Shortly before 5 PM a man with a grey shirt over his head entered the Home Federal Bank branch in Harrogate and proceeded to rob the bank. The suspect fled on foot and Claiborne County Police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are on scene. More details as the become available.
  • Fields Named Superintendent Of The Month 03/22/2019 Jennifer Fields has been the Director of Schools for Campbell County Schools for a little over a year. In that short time she has implemented. School safety has been upgraded, academic coaches have been put into the system, and opportunities for more Career Technical Education has been offered both at the high ...
  • LaFollette Police Make Morning Bust 03/22/2019 Today, March 22nd, at 6:30am, members of the LaFollette Police Department’s Drug Unit and Special Response Team executed a search warrant at 1102 West Central Avenue in LaFollette. The raid was conducted in response to an extended investigation conducted by the LPD’s Drug Unit. During the raid officers discovered multiple types of drugs including marijuana, ...
  • Comer Indicted In Rocky Top Murder 03/21/2019 Last summer the body of octogenarian J.C. Copeland was found on the porch of his Jacksboro Avenue home in Rocky Top. An investigation revealed that he had been strangled to death. A rope was found around his neck, wrists, and ankles. The interior of his home showed signs of a struggle and ...
  • Tip Leads to LaFollette Drug Bust. 03/19/2019 After receiving a tip, officers with the LaFollette Police Department along with members of the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force have been conducting surveillance on an apartment located at 400 West Walden Street in LaFollette. Today 3/19/19 LPD and The 8th DTF conducted what we call a knock and talk on that residence. After gaining ...
  • Trio Indicted For Murder Of Lawson 03/19/2019 In ealry February the body of Billy Lawson was found dead from stab wounds. The investigation led to James Muse, Jamie Muse, and Jordan Miracle. The three were arrested and charged in Lawson’s death. Now a Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted the trio. The indictment alleges that the Muses and Miracle entered ...
  • Bluegrass Breakdown A Huge Success For CASA 03/18/2019 The Court Appointed Special Advocates are a group of people who work hard to change lives in a positive fashion for abused and neglected children. They are appointed by Judge Amanda Sammons and are empowered to obtain detailed information related to a child’s case, to prepare a written report with recommendations for the ...
  • Wild Overnight Arrest by CCSD Deputies Sees Suspect In Lake. 03/13/2019 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 ...
  • Suspect Sought In Kidnapping 03/11/2019 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 ...