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  • 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 ...
  • Jacksboro Police Seeking Whaley 08/19/2019
  • LaFollette Police Make Drug Bust, Remove Child 08/15/2019 At 7:30 am Thursday morning LaFollette Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team served a search warrant on unit 21 in Crown Point Apartments. The search warrant was in response to illegal drug transactions that were taking place at that residence. Officers recovered Schedule II meth, Schedule III subozone and marijuana, along with drug ...
  • LaFollette Man Arrested For Drugs In Bell County 08/15/2019 On Friday August 2, 2019 at approximately 1:00pm Bell County Chief Deputy Doug Jordan was on routine patrol in the Chenoa Community near the Chenoa Cemetery. Chief Deputy Jordan located 45 year old Christopher Robin Fontana of Lafollette Tennessee and 21 year old Harmony McCullough of Clairfield Tennessee at the cemetery. Deputy Jordan stated there was ...
  • Nearly A Dozen Violators Have Probation Revoked 08/15/2019 On Monday 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, all violators were prosecuted by the Office of District Attorney General Jared Effler. Rebecca McCrary (Duncan) had previously plead guilty to Theft under $1,000 and Forger, ...
  • Drug Raid Leads To Special Weapons And Tactics Deployment. 08/15/2019 In what was initially reported to be a person barricaded in a home, the Special Weapons and Tactics team was deployed to sweep a home for possible armed occupants in advance of a narcotics raid. The home in the photo is not the home that was raided, but the suspects were handcuffed and brought to that ...
  • Campbell County Schools Show Significant Improvement 08/14/2019 Tuesday at the Campbell County Board of Education, Director of Schools, Jennifer Fields, announced the end of the embargo on 2018-2019 test score results. “Our students, teachers, and administrators worked extremely hard last year, and we have now seen the fruits of that work. We are excited to share that news with the public,” ...
  • Habitat For Humanity Looking To Begin Construction Blitz 08/14/2019 Thanks to Habitat For Humanity there is about to be a construction blitz on Fir Street in LaFollette. The non profit organization is looking to start construction on a trio of houses at once. These are all slated to be three bedroom homes. This can not be done without help from the ...
  • TBI Investigating Clinton Officer Involved Shooting 08/14/2019 At the request of 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday evening in Clinton. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 5:40 p.m., officers with the Clinton Police Department, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and the 7th Judicial Crime Task Force responded to the 600 ...
  • Albright Arrested For Violating Order Of Protection 08/14/2019 Last Week Deputy Cody Douglas was dispatched to Dilbeck Lane on a report that there was a subject at the property that was not supposed to be there. Upon arrival Deputy Douglas spoke with with Jon Dilbeck. Dilbeck stated that he had filed an order of protection against the subject, identified as 45 year old ...
  • Rocky Top Woman Arrested On Arson And Assault Charges 08/12/2019 Sharon Lee Braden, 48, of Rocky Top was arrested today on charges of Aggravated Arson, Aggravated Assault (x3), and Reckless Endangerment related to a June fire at an Offutt Road residence in Clinton. Anderson County Sheriff’s Office detective, Sean Flynn, issued arrest warrants as a result of evidence collected during his investigation and statements made ...
  • Drowning Victim Recovered From Norris Lake 08/10/2019 Yesterday at around 3pm a 24 year old man, Kevin Beyersdofer from Cincinnati, Ohio jumped into the water from the top deck of a pontoon boat. He entered Norris Lake close to Cedar Creek Bridge and never emerged. Today at 3:34 pm rescue and recovery workers from TWRA, Campbell Co Fire, LaFollette Rescue, Jellico Rescue ...
  • Medic In Critical Need Of Blood Donations 08/09/2019 MEDIC Regional Blood Center continues to have a critical need for: · O Positive, · O Negative, and · A Positive blood types. The need is ongoing and nationwide. Anyone eligible to donate ...
  • Man Arrested After Admitting To Injecting Meth 08/08/2019 Deputy Dakota Williams was dispatched to Lake Road in Caryville last week after a call to dispatch noted that a man was standing on the caller’s porch. Deputy Williams made contact with the man, identified as Franklin David Marlow, 30 of 1819 Lake City Highway in Clinton. When Williams asked Marlow why he was on ...
  • Albright Arrested For Assault 07/31/2019 Earlier this week a deputy was dispatched to Caryville’s Dilbeck Lane in relation to a reported assault. When the deputy arrived in the area he saw Michelle Michael Albright, 45 of 381 Dilbeck Lane, walking down the road. When questioned about the reported incident Albright states that she and the victim had ...
  • Lovin Sentenced For Rape Of A Child 07/31/2019 On April 17, 2019, Bobby Lovin of Tazewell was found guilty of Two (2) Counts of Rape of a Child by a Claiborne County jury. On July 29, 2019, Claiborne County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton sentenced Lovin to 64 years to be served in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction. This case ...
  • Sen. Yager And Rep. Powers Announce $366,210 In TDOT Grant For Improvements To Downtown LaFollette 07/30/2019 State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced today that LaFollette will receive a $366,210 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for downtown revitalization. The Transportation Alternatives Grant will fund Phase 3 construction of sidewalks along the west side of SR-9 (Indiana Avenue) from N. Tennessee Avenue to Beech Street. ...
  • Parole Violation Sends Over A Dozen To Prison 07/29/2019 Last Monday 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: Jack A. Wallace, of LaFollette, had previously plead guilty to Reckless Aggravated Assault, Evading Arrest, and Violation of Protective Order and received a suspended sentence of 3 ...
  • Twenty Ongoing Cases End In Plea Deals 07/29/2019 The following ongoing cases have been resolved via plea deal. Jamie Nicole Wagner- age 35 of Caryville two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts aggravated assault, assault, vandalism over $1,000, simple possession of schedule III (suboxone), public intoxication; two days to serve with credit for time served, six years judicial diversion, six years supervised probation, court ...
  • Chadwell Raided For Narcotics 07/26/2019 On July 26th, 2019 at approximately 9:05am. The Campbell County Sheriff Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team along with the LaFollette Police Department and several Campbell County K-9 Units executed a narcotics search warrant at 805 East Chestnut St. LaFollette TN. Home of Robert Chadwell age 62. Narcotics investigators made numerous buys of a schedule III(suboxone),schedule ...
  • Lawson Busted For Narcotics 07/22/2019 On July 19th, 2019 at approximately 8:50am. The Campbell County Sheriff Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 149 Poplar Lane, home of Ronnie Lawson age 55 of Jacksboro TN. Narcotics investigators made numerous buys of a schedule II controlled substance from this location prior to the execution of the warrant. Upon ...
  • Multiple Agencies Raid Big Rock Tavern 07/20/2019 Agents with the LaFollette Police Dept, the DTF and ABC raided Big Rock Tavern on the North side of LaFollette at around 3 PM Friday afternoon. According to a release from the LaFollette Police Department the raid was an execution of an Alcoholic Beverage Commission search warrant pertaining to unlicensed liquor being sold at the establishment. ...
  • TBI Finishes Officer Involved Shooting Investigation 07/20/2019 On April 1st LaFollette Police officers received a report that a female was attempting to break into a home located along East Prospect Street. Upon arrival, LaFollette police officers encountered the female, who was reportedly armed with a handgun. Suspect pointed the gun at officers and they were forced to fire striking the suspect ...
  • Camelot Beginning New Session Of Foster Parenting Classes 07/19/2019 PATH classes are starting soon for families who want to give a child a home. In order to become a licensed foster home, individuals must be: at least 25 years of age, be home owners or renters, financially stable, willing to complete background checks and have reliable transportation. Classes to become a licensed Camelot foster home begin ...
  • District Attorney General Jared Effler Named To Leadership Position 07/16/2019 During its recent annual business meeting, the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference named Eighth District Attorney General Jared Effler chairman of its Victim/Witness Steering Committee. This committee is comprised of District Attorneys General and victim witness coordinators from across the state and is charged with improving services to crime victims and witnesses, along with overseeing training certification for victim witness coordinators ...
  • Eberharter Sentenced 07/12/2019 James Peter Eberharter, who very notably went on the run March 28th 2019, in what appeared to be a potential female in danger case, was sentenced in court for his original crimes that prompted his evasion of law enforcement. A large scale manhunt was launched to find Eberharter after a 911 caller reported a bloodied ...