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  • Claiborne County Deputies Seize Drugs, Guns, And Cash In Raid 12/06/2019 On Thursday December 5th, 2019 Detectives and Deputies with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a residence on Whitaker Road in Tazewell in an attempt to serve arrest warrants on Jonathan David Goins. Upon contact with the resident, Lance R. Carter, permission to search was granted. During the search of the residence approximately 5 ...
  • Oneida Nutrition Supervisor Convicted In Misappropriation Case 12/05/2019 On December 4, 2019, a Scott County jury found Verna Rose Wright, of Oneida, Tennessee, guilty of Theft over $10,000 and Official Misconduct. Ms. Wright misappropriated more than $49,000 dollars from the Oneida School Cafeteria account while working as the School Nutrition Supervisor for the Oneida Special School District. Scott County Criminal Court Judge Shayne ...
  • Former National Guard Facing Statutory Rape Charges 12/05/2019 A Knoxville man, who was working as a recruiter for the Tennessee Army National Guard has been indicted on charges that he had sexual contact with a trio of juvenile females in Claiborne County. Matthew Franklin, 32 years of age, six counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure following a months long ...
  • Threat at LMS Deemed Hoax. 3 to Face Charges. 12/04/2019 At Approximately 8:53 A.M., The Principal at LaFollette Middle School contacted the School Resource Officer in regards to a threat of an impending shooting at LaFollette Middle School. Central Office staff was notified of the incident and a joint investigation began with Investigators from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office as well as Administrators with the ...
  • Claiborne Dou Arrested On Drug Charges 12/04/2019 On December 4th, 2019 the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Coleman Street in Harrogate TN. Detectives with the Claiborne County Narcotics Division and Criminal Investigation Division executed the search of the property, the residence of Charles Lewis Langford JR AKA “Red”, in response to the sale ...
  • December LaFollette City Council Meeting 12/04/2019 The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stanfield, followed by roll call and the approval of last months minutes. Then opened to comments from the audience. At last weeks City Council Workshop the American Legion (Jellico’s Honor Guard) came before the Council and asked for donations to help fix their vehicles. The issue was ...
  • Claiborne County Teacher Arrested On Sex Charges 12/04/2019 Aaron Ellison, a teacher at H.Y. Livesay Middle School in Claiborne County, has been arrested on charges involving a 13 year old student, The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case where the teacher and student had been exchanging explicit pictures. According to the warrant between August and November Ellison is charged with ...
  • Trio Appears In Court In Connection With Lawson Stabbing 12/04/2019 In February 45 year old Billy Lawson was found stabbed to death in a building off US 25W close to the Tennessee and Kentucky border. On Monday the trio accused of the fatal stabbing appeared in court. Twins James and Jamie Muse and Jordan Miracle were all in the Whitley County Courthouse for ...
  • Ayers Named DUI Officer Of The Year 12/03/2019 Jacksboro Police Sergeant Franklin Ayers has been named the DUI Officer of the Year presented by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. This is not the first time Sgt. Ayers has earned this award in his law enforcement career.
  • Multiple LaFollette Police Officers Receive Top Honors 12/03/2019 LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur who received the “Beyond the Traffic Stop” award for going above and beyond on a recent traffic stop that lead to the apprehension of a wanted career felon and multiple additional charges. Officer Daryl Chapman for receiving the Tennessee Highway Safety Office “Speed Enforcement Award”. Sgt. Noah Riggs was also ...
  • Deputies Earn Top Awards 12/02/2019 Today during the Tennessee Highway Safety Office Awards Ceremony. Deputy Dakota Williams was awarded the 2019 East Tennessee Deputy of the Year. Deputy John Minor was awarded the 2019 East Tennessee DUI Deputy of the year. Sheriff Goins says, “We are so proud of Dakota and John. We are blessed to have serving our great community. ...
  • Kitts captured After Short Search 11/22/2019 At approximately 8am this morning, Detectives with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at 1883 Old Jacksboro Pike Lafollette, Tennessee. Home and business of Joe Ted Kitts age 35. Investigators made several buys of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) from this location over the past month. Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special ...
  • Erratic Driving Leads To Drug Arrest 11/21/2019 Late Friday evening Deputy Dakota Williams was driving in the lower end of the county when he noticed a car driving in an erratic manner. Deputy Williams initiated a traffic stop right at the Caryville city limits. He was joined by Corporal Nathaniel Bostic. Deputy Williams made contact with the driver, identified as Meagan Reid, ...
  • Taylor Arrested For False Imprisonment And Aggravated Assault 11/20/2019 Last week Deputy Dakota Williams was dispatched Shawnee Drive in regards to a reported domestic abuse situation. Williams spoke with the alleged victim who stated that she had been arguing with Toney Taylor for several days. She reported that Taylor had broken her phone, held her against her will, and forced her to ...
  • Update on Monday night Manhunt 11/19/2019 From our story last night involving the manhunt in Glade Springs… Shooter Trevon Gioieni Born. 1/27/97 Victim. Jacob Goodman Address 1188 Glade Springs Road, Lafollette Victim was shot in each leg and is currently in UT medical center. Mr. Goodman is listed in stable condition. Mr. Gioieni and Goodman are cousins and engaged in a heated argument that turned violent. Once ...
  • Beat Down Suicide Raising Mental Illness Awareness 11/01/2019 It started with a book and quickly moved into a desire for hope, love and change for our community. Zebulun Proctor a former Marine, John Foust with Foust Fights of Campbell County and Derick Pendleton also a former Marine all united in the idea of taking on a challenge to bring the hope of encouragement ...
  • Green Named 2019 Christmas Parade Grand Marshall 11/01/2019 It is with great pleasure that the Campbell County Christmas Parade Committee announces their 2019 Christmas Parade Grand Marshal. Congratulations to Nancy Green of LaFollette! Nancy was born in Stinking Creek, Tennessee and a graduate of Wynn School. She is the middle sibling of 8 sisters and 1 brother. Her parents were Everett and Evelyn Huddleston ...
  • Biting Leads To Arrest 10/24/2019 On Tuesday Deputy Anthony Mahar was dispatched to Shorewood Lane in Caryville on a domestic call. Upon arrival Deputy Mahar initiated conversation with 53 year old Tammy Snyder. Deputy Mahar observed that Snyder had blood on her left arm and leg. He also observed that she was hiding her hand from him. She ...
  • Minton Arrested For Multitude Of Charges 10/24/2019 Deputy John Minor was dispatched to Catula Road on Monday in reference to a trespassing complaint. Hollie Minton, 33 of Duff, had previously been told if she was on the Catula Road property again she would be arrested for trespassing. While in route to the complaint Deputy Minor passed the defendant on Highway 25W going the ...
  • Over Thirty Cases End In Plea Deals 10/21/2019 The following individuals resolved their outstanding criminal court cases with plea agreements: Alyssa Katherine Bray- simple possession of a schedule V controlled substance, violation of the financial responsibility law, violation of light law, second offense driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia; 70 days to serve with credit time served, five years community ...
  • Chapman Arrested In Conjunction With Assault On Elderly Woman 10/15/2019 On Thursday, October 10, 2019, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Detectives responded to a call at a residence on Snodgrass Rd. in New Tazewell. When they arrived, they discovered an elderly woman, Winona Ostrander, 66 had been brutally beaten. Detectives determined the victim had been assaulted by her caregiver, Craig Douglas Chapman JR., 43. ...
  • Plea Entered In Thompson Wiretapping Case 10/15/2019 Almost two weeks ago LaFollette City COuncil member Ann Thompson surrendered herself on wiretapping and official misconduct charges. On Monday her attorney, Kristy Anderson, entered a plea of not guilty at Thompson’s arraignment. If Thompson is convicted of these offenses she will have to resign or will be removed from her seat on council. Her next ...
  • 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 ...