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Operation Pill Crusher event nets 18,286 pills

Each year, organizations across North Carolina team up with Safe Kids and the Department of Justice for drug takeback events to properly dispose of unused and unwanted medication.

Locally, the Macon County Sheriff's Department, along with both the Franklin and Highlands Police Departments work together throughout the year for Operation Pill Crusher. Through events that coincide with the state's Operation Medicine Drop, as well as each law enforcement agency having permanent medication drop boxes, Macon County officials work year round to keep unwanted medicines off the streets.

Last Saturday, the Macon County Sheriff's Department collected 18,286 pills during its annual spring drug take-back event. Since October 2014, through similar events as well as their permanent drop box, the sheriff's department has collected 90,462 pills.

Officer injured apprehending a suspect

Macon County Sheriff's Department Detective Tim Holland is still at home recovering from surgery that was a result of injuries incurred in a police chase that ensued Thursday evening.

Detective Holland, along with Detective Will Rhoden were involved in a chase Thursday after a suspect failed to stop for a routine traffic stop. While briefly attempted to flee police in his vehicle, Jessie Mal Cowart, 25, wrecked on Arthur Drake Road before taking off on foot.

According to Sheriff Robert Holland, Cowart fled into a wooded area and was immediately pursued by both Rhoden and Holland at which point Cowart refused to cooperate with law enforcement's commands to stop.

East Franklin’s fourth grade science fair asks ‘the big questions’

Fourth grade students at East Franklin Elementary put on their thinking caps last week for the 11th annual science fair. Project choices were selected by the students according to their interests and they were asked to follow the scientific method. The students came up with a "big question," created their hypothesis, conducted research and then completed their experiment in order to draw a conclusion.

"The kids were all very excited and a few were nervous but they all had a great time showing off their projects to other East Franklin students and their families," said East Franklin Fourth Grade Teacher Lora Neitz.

Warrior hikers begin 2,168-mile journey

Franklin one of 35 stops along the Appalachian Trail.

In 1948, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Now at 2,168.1 miles, the journey is an ambitious mission in itself, but completing the trek wasn't Shaffer's sole mission. His intention was to "walk off the war" to forget about the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II.

It took Shaffer a little over four months to hike the entire trail. Recognizing that having to become reaccustomed with day to day life, and to set aside the training and instinctual reactions taught by the military as being no easy feat, following in Shaffer's footsteps, Marine Corps Captains Mark Silvers and Sean Gobin turned to nature to help become reassimilated into life after service.

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Arrest Report

Editor’s Note: Please keep in mind that all subjects listed in the Arrest Report are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, in a fair trial before a jury of their peers.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests March 16 - 22. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 17

Rebecca Bowmen Jones Milligan, 39, of Shallow Hollow Rd., was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

Steven Chase Stanley, 22, of Belmont Dr., was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $500 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

Eugene Edward Lamb, 48, of Grandview Dr., was charged with failure to appear for injury to personal property, communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Pandora Renee Cobb, 19, of Olive Hill Rd., was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Jeffery Todd Bates, 35, of Sloan Rd., was charged with assault on a female. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Annette Pressley Fletcher, 43, of Creek Terrace Circle, was charged with personal weapons hands and feet, assault on handicapped person. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 18

Elijah Joseph Blanchard, 16, of Arnold Branch Rd., was charged with disorderly conduct. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Troy L. Burt made the arrest.

Theresa Green Willis, 43, of Sycamore Dr., was charged with failure to appear for release order. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

Robert Donald Bohanon, 31, of Sunday Dr., was charged with domestic violence order violation. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

March 19

Jessie Mal Cowart, 24, of Sprinkle Rd., was charged with personal weapons hands and feet, flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to maintain lane control, improper backing. A secured bond of $126,000 was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

March 20

Timothy Seth Ashmore, 24, of Ulco Ridge Rd., was charged with fugitive from other state for controlled substance. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Tammy Lynn Tillery, 51, of Trimont Trail Rd., was charged with possessing methamphetamine, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia, possessing marijuana up to 1/2 oz. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Matthew Shawn Carpenter, 20, of Sassy Trail, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations, parole and probation violations, drug violations for equipment/ paraphernalia. A secured bond of $7,500 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 18

Luis Alfred Cerino, 25 of Hardman Ln., Dillard, Ga., was charged with assault of an executive court officer, assault to inflict serious injury, ethnic intimidation. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Nina Marie Junaluska, 31, of Standing Deer Dr., Cherokee, was charged with driving while intoxicated for alcohol and/or drugs. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

March 19

Ann Keneipp Hatch, 36, of No Name Rd., was charged with all other offenses. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

March 20

Martinez Zarate Celerino, 45, of Carolina Mountain Dr., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs, no driver’s license. No bond was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

March 21

John V. Cheek Jr., 56, of Cheek Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated for alcohol. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

John Russell Sanfilippo, 48, of Kingwood Cir., was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

Michael Aaron Chavis, 45, of Brittany Ln. was charged with personal weapons hands and feet, simple physical assault. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 16

Eddie Columbus Taylor, 38, of Park Place, Cullowhee, was charged with possessing a controlled substance prison/jail premises, escape from local jail. A $10,000 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

March 17

Caleb Anthony McCoy, 29, of Sulpher Springs, Cullowhee, was charged with probation violations. A $5,000 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

John Preston Rickman, 27, of Likawanta Dr., was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A $60,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Derrick Michael Lenart, 40, of Cullowhee, was issued a child support purge order. A $15,475. bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Kyle Walelu Sampson, 25, of Same George Jr. Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, fictitious information to officer. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Travis Lindsey Heffner, 21, of Paniolo Dr., was charged with possession of controlled substance on prison/jail premises. A $10,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Charles Albert Weeks, 33, of Maple Hill Dr., Cullowhee was charged with possession of controlled substance on prison/jail premises. A $10,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

March 18

Christie Anita Frady, 37, of Songbird Ln., was charged with assault on a government official resisting a public officer, simple physical assault. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Michelle Leigh Lackey, 32, of Big Cove Rd., Cherokee, was charged with harassing phone calls violation of court order. A $5,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Douglas Malcolm Moore, 64 of Dix Gap Circle, Cullowhee, was charged with interfering with emergency communications, assault on a female. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

March 19

Tina Lee-Cole Bryson, 42, of Carter Ln., was charged with failure to appear for fictitious title/registration card/tag. driving while license revoked. A $250 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Rodney Rogers, 48, of Spirit Mountain Rd., was charged with resisting arrest, assault on a female. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

March 20

Kelsie Marie Burch, 23, Single Tree Dr., was charge with Possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of scheduled II controlled substance. A $6,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Heather Riann Hoyle, 37, of Begonia Ln., was charged with misdemeanor probation violation, possessing drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer. A $2,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Timothy David Kibel, 30, of Berry Mountain Rd., was issued a child support purge order. A $3,236 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

March 21

Bobby Joe Smith, 23, of Smith Rd., Cherokee, was charged with driving while intoxicated level-2, misdemeanor probation violation, possession of stolen goods/property, obtain property by false pretense. No bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Katelynn Hope Ledford, 24, of Hilda Queen Rd., was charged with larceny, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, displaying fictitious registration plate, possession of stolen property, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute methamphetamine. A $45,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Bobby Joe Smith, 24, of Smith Rd., Cherokee, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute methamphetamine. A $25,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

March 22

Zachary Luke Smith, 17, of Hillwood St., Shelby, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI substance. A $5,000 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

James Anthony Brooks, 18, of Webb Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI substance. A $5,000 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Amber Nicole Stover, 27, of Dogwood Cove Rd., Bryson City, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. A $5,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Jeffery Alan Harlow, 54, of Hillcrest St., was charged with left of center, driving while intoxicated-alcohol. No bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests March 9 - 16. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 9

Gustavo Perez Ramirez, 34, of Hayes Mill Rd., was charged with personal weapons hands or feet, interfering with emergency communication, assault on a female. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 11

Gavin Andrew McKinney, 25, of Cottontail Ln., was charged with larceny shoplifting. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

March 12

Sarah Marie Linsey, 27, of Second St., was charged with drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

March 13

William Randolph Ledford, 41, of Lake Ledford Rd., was charged with personal weapons hands or feet, assault on a female, simple assault. No bond was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Doyle Dooger Ramirez, 28, of Stiwinter Mtn. Rd., was charged with failure to pay child support, contempt of court, perjury, court violations, possession of methamphetamine, drug violation for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,272 was set. Tracy Burt and Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

March 14

Amber Leanne Gerrells, 35, of Belle Dowdle Rd., was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

Kathryn Paige Dunlap, 19, of Whittier Heights Rd., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for criminal summons or citation. A secured bond of $250 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

March 15

Brian Scott Duggar, 54, was charged with driving while impaired. An unsecured bond of $750 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

March 16

Pandora Renee Cobb, 19, of Sloan St., was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Matthew T Breedlove made the arrest.

Tyler Pursley, 17, of Sweetwater Rd. was charged with personal weapons hands or feet, injury to personal property. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Dustin Jake Cabe, 28, of Charlie Joe Rd., was charged with damage to coin/currency machine, misdemeanor larceny, breaking coin/currency machine. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Daniel Reynolds, of Delia Dr., was charged with contempt of court for child support. No bond was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 9

Charles Everett Grant II, 36, of Second St., was charged with breaking and/or entering, trespassing. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

March 10

Dorothy Elizabeth Arrowood, 47, of Watauga Rd., was charged with trespassing, shoplifting, larceny. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Tony E. Ashe made the arrest.

March 12

Kelsie Diane Elliott, 26, of Lakeside Dr., was charged with possession with intent to manufacture /sell/distribute a schedule II substance, possession of schedule II substance. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

March 13

Daivid Wayne Meade, 44, of Van Raulte St., was charged with personal weapons hands or feet, breaking or entering, larceny from buildings, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

Eugene Edward Lamb, 48, was charged with failure to appear for injury to property, communicating threats. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Dustin Jake Cabe, 28, of Charlie Joe Rd., was charged with damage to coin/currency machine, breaking coin/currency machine. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

March 14

Andrew Parker Casto, 22, of Womack St., was charged with failure to appear for second degree trespassing, carrying concealed weapon. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 9

Phyllis Ellen Mashburn, 51, of Long Bow Ln, Whittier, was charged with simple assault. A $1,000 bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Anthony Edison Mace, 26, of Trout Creek Rd., Tuckasegee, was charged with drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia, possessing/concealing, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, fraud obtaining money/property by false pretense, possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering-nonforcible. A $60,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

March 10

Tommy Calvin Mathis, 53, of Old VFW Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Angelina Lynette Crews, 23, of Old VFW Rd., Whittier was charged with communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Richard Burgess Kinsey, 27, of Pine Creek, Cullowhee, was charged with domestic criminal trespass. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Darrel Lee Mcauley, 49, of Laurel Ridge Dr, Sanford, was charged with failure to appear for escape from custody or resisting arrest. A $215 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Juliayne Saldutti Spinn, 39, of Gateway Rd., Whittier, was charged with domestic violence protective order, Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Elliott Neal Mattox, 22, of Black Hill Rd., Bryson City, was issued a true bill of indictment for larceny after break/enter. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

March 11

Amber Nicole Stover, 27, of Stillhouse Branch, Bryson City, was charged with resisting public officer, assault on a government official. A $5,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Joshua Allen Charles Godwin, 21, of Skyland Dr., was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Cody Jacob Scott Jenkins, 24, of Clingman Ave., Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for all other offenses. A $250 bond was set. Ricky L. Buchanan made the arrest.

Robert Lee Washington, 21, of Long View Ln., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, failure to wear seat belt. A $500 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

March 12

Mildred Elaine Cucumber, 51, of Medicine Woman Rd, Whittier, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than half ounce. A $500 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Anthony Jovohn Greene, 27, of Patriot Dr., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $250 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Kyle Warren Broom, 20, of Barlow Ct. Tuckasegee, was charged with simple physical assault, failure to appear for failure to wear seat belt for driver, driving while license revoked, simple physical assault. A $500 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

March 13

Keith Martinez, 47, of Boyd Catolster, Cherokee, was charged with expired registration card and plate, failure to appear driving while license revoked. A $500 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Daniel Bruce Groenewold, 42, of John Reagan Dr., Cherokee was charged with simple physical assault upon an officer, escape from custody or resist arrest, failure to appear for possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny. A $80,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Shawfield Ridge, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A $10,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Tori Shey Gunter, 27, of Don Craig Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A $3,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Derrick Michael Lenart, 40, of Blackhawk Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with failure to report new address-sex offender, probation violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Michael R. Brooks and Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

March 14

Douglas Malcolm Moore, 64, of Dix Gap Circle, Cullowhee, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Feb. 22 - March 1. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 22

Lawrence David Charlton Jr., 35, of Fox Hollow Circle, Otto, was charged with assault on another person in presence of a minor. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Robert David Burch, 38, of Mack Branch Rd., was charged with assault by strangulation, possession of firearm by felon, assault by pointing a gun. No bond was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

February 23

Phillip Lawrence Buchanan, 52, of Hillview Dr., was charged with resisting arrest. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

February 25

Michael Jay Wynn, 19, of Buddy Ln., Otto, was charged with larceny, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Bryant Hodgins made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 23

Ronald Anthony Miller Jr., 22, of Gilcrest Rd., was charged with resisting public officer. An unsecured bond was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

February 24

Edward Dewayne Gregory, 28, of Old Mission Rd., Whittier, was charged with parole and probation violations, escape from custody or resist arrest. No bond was set. Dwayne Cabe made the arrest.

February 25

Tristan Justice Davis, 18, of West Blvd, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

February 28

David J. Hickman, 40, of Mac’s Mtn. Retreat Ln., was charged with driving while impaired, failure to register vehicle, unsafe movement. A secured bond of $1,250 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

Robert Keith Bradshaw, 28, of Little Ellijay Rd., was charged with resisting a public officer, intoxicated and disruptive, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 23

Christopher Steven Worrell, 26, of Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear: assault on female, resisting officer, possession of drug paraphernalia. A $4,000 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Kevin James Martinez, 23, of Cullowhee Mountain Rd., Cullowhee was charged with assault on a female, simple physical assault. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Cynthia Jeanne Moore, 40, of US Highway 74 East, was charged with misdemeanor worthless check. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Tiffany Danielle Sawyer, 26, of Sugar Fork Rd., was charged with failure to appear: simple assault. A $1,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Megan Marie Camacho, 19, of Allen St., was charged with simple assault. No Bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Krystal Cheri Hoffman, 24, of Hard Times Rd., Cherokee, was charged with resisting public officer, defrauding drug/alcohol screen tests, assault on government official/employee. A $10,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Saith David Cucumber, 19, of Lamplighter Ln., was charged with probation violation, larceny, resist, obstruct or delay, drug violations - equipment/paraphernalia- possessing/ concealing. No bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Trenton Vaughn Huskey, 21, of Sunset Farm Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Saith David Cucumber, 19, of Lamplighter Ln., was charged with injury to real property, felony probation violation. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

February 25

Christopher Lee Mathis, 34, of Cheek Circle, Whittier, was charged with failure to report new address sex offender. A $20,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Brandon Kyle Alexander, 27, of Bismark Loop was charged with possession of stolen firearm. A $5,000 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Tara Renee Pheasant, 38, of Charlie Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with breaking and entering. A $20,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Nadine Adiel Tramper, 34, of Big Cove Rd., Cherokee, was charged with larceny, shoplifting, concealment of goods. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

February 27

Melinda Nadine Poe, 54, of Shell Way, White Pine, Tenn., was charged with trespassing, true bill of indictment/felony larceny. A $11,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Roy Weston Elmore, of Sam Brady Rd., Cherokee, was charged with possessing stolen property. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

February 28

Dustin Henry Tramper, 26, of Old Soco Rd., Cherokee, was charged with breaking and or entering-forcible. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Asheley Danielle Nicole Ducker, 24, of John Taylor Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

March 1

Erica Aclare Lambert, 33, of Adams Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with possessing stolen goods, misdemeanor larceny, failure to appear: misdemeanor larceny. A $6,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff ’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff ’s Department made the following arrests Feb 25. - March 9. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 25

Bayshen Emanuel Chavis, 17, of West End Dr., was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

Joshua Henry Dale Driver, 21, of Roller Mill Rd., was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

February 26

Thomas Alan Moore, 39, of Georgia Rd., Otto, was charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $80,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

February 27

Jeffery Todd Bates, 35, of Sloan Rd., was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, criminal damage to property (vandalism). No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Cameren Paul Shaffer, 22, of Connors Park, was charged with first degree burglary, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. Kenneth Adams made the arrest.

February 28

Cora J. Fitzpatrick, 20, of Strawberry Ln., Highlands, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Eddie Mitchell Kresal, 30, of Wilkie St., was charged with breaking and entering, injury to personal property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Joshua Aaron Freeman, 19, of Terrace Dr., Weaverville, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

March 1

Evan Cole Thrift, 23, of Gamet Ln., Ga., was charged with driving while intoxicated-alcohol and/or drugs, escape from custody or resist arrest. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

March 2

Kelsie Diane Elliot, 26, was charged with failure to appear for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 3

Kenyon Skyler Frady, 19, of Buddy Ln., Otto, was charged with breaking and entering, injury to personal property, misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $750 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 4

Matthew Shawn Carpenter, 20, of Lopes Loop, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

March 6

James David Petrone, 37, of Buck Creek Rd., was charged with trespassing, littering no greater then 15 lbs. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

March 7

Jamie Thomas Blythe, 41, of McDaniel Dr., was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Gavin Andrew McKinney, 25, of Cottontail Ln., was charged with first degree trespassing enter/remain. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Sandra Lee Lewis, 44, of Larkin Ln., was charged with cyberstalking. An unsecured bond $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 8

Jesse Ronnie Stiwinter, 20, of West Rd., was charged with simple physical assault. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Joshua Edward Stiwinter, 18, of West End Rd., was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 9

Larry Jake Dills, 37, of Union Otto Day Care Rd., was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Dalton Keith Bates, 21, of Timberland Ridge Trail, was charged with breaking and/or entering. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 3

Derek Lee Tuncap, 26, of Lafayette Ave., Petoskey, Ill. was charged with flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Laurie Beagle made the arrest.

Chris Leo Ortega, 19, of Westwood Dr., was charged with breaking and entering, larceny. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

March 5

Dustin Bo Rodmaker, 33, of Lickskillet Rd., was charged with a probation violation. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 2

Elliott Neal Mattox, 22, of Black Hill Rd., Bryson City, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering. No bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

March 4

Alicia Karlene Huskins, 40, of Hamging Dog Rd., Murphy, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Steve Allen Ross, 38, of Pathfinder Ln., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin. A $20,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Charles Richard Rogers, 67, of Pine Creek Rd., Glenville, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Dillon Wayne Watkins, 23, of Cope Creek Rd., was charged with failure to appear for traffic court. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Trent Vaughn Huskey, 21, of Sunset Farm Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Mary Delena Smith, 29, of Calhoun Rd., Cherokee, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. A $3,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

March 6

Taylor Nicole Jones, 22, of Chateau Dr., Gastonia, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

March 7

Daniel Lucius Jones, 32, of Touchstone Way, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault on a female. A $60,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

James William Crowe, 39, of Country Acres, Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. A $5,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

March 8

Darrell Scotty Broom, 47, of Robinson Creek, Glenville, was charged with communicating threats, assault on a female. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Feb. 15 - 22. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 16

Wylene Elizabeth Wall, 26, of Winsome Way, Otto, was charged with failure to appear: for possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing methamphetamine. A secured bond of $102,000 was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

February 17

Crystal Dawn Bates, 37, of Cherry St., was charged with probation violations, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

February 18

Kyle Benjamin Cabe, 16, of Georgia Rd., Otto, was charged with larceny, interfere with electronic monitoring device, probation violation. A $20,000 bond was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Joshua Anthony Wall, 28, of N. Womack St., was charged with failure to appear: release order. A secured bond of $2,000 was set.

February 19

Clifton E. Heatherly Jr., 47 of Wynnbrook Dr., Hendersonville, was charged with DWI-alcohol, open container. A secured bond of $500 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

February 20

Damian Quin Dutton, 19, of Mountainside Rd., was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny after break/enter. No bond was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

February 22

Dianna Pauline Queen, 42, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear: possession of stolen goods/property, misdemeanor probation violation, misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Robert David Burch, 38, of Mack Branch Rd., was charged with assault by strangulation, possession of firearm by felon, assault by pointing a gun. No bond was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

Lawrence David Charlton Jr., 35, of Fox Hollow Cir., Otto, was charged with assault on another person in presence of a minor. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 15

Christopher Adam Stamey, 28, of Rolling Hill Dr., was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jessy Dakota Beaver, 21, of Lloyd Stewart Ln., was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $750 was set. Keven Breedlove made the arrest.

February 16

Robert Bailey Maynard Jr., 55, of Harrison Ave., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 16

Maricela Consuela Sanchez, 23, Old Soco Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear: misdemeanor probation violation, resist, obstruct & delay public officer. A $21,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Dustin Henry Tramper, 26, of Old Soco Rd., Cherokee was charged with driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Gregory Carlton Griffiths, 31, of Tee Pee Dr., Whittier, was charged with simple physical assault. A $500 bond was set. Anthony Bermudez made the arrest.

February 17

Lashae Nichole Sutton, 21, of Saturn Ln., was charged with injury to real property. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

February 18

John Preston Rickman 27, of Catolster Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear: driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule III. A $1,500 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

February 19

Valerie Lynn Muse, 46, of Norton Rd. Cullowhee, was charged with expired registration number plate, possess drug paraphernalia, possess marijuana up to 1/2 oz possessing controlled substance, prison/jail premises, possessing methamphetamine. A $15,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Lillian Elaine Allison, 46, of Sam Brady Rd., Cherokee, was charged with conspiracy. A $5,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Roy Weston Elmore, 40, of Sam Brady Rd., Cherokee, was charged with felony larceny, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle-forcible. A $10,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

David Joseph Garcia, 23, of Hawks Nest Ridge, was charged with breaking and entering. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

February 20

Gary Wayne Plache, 62, Rebel Dr., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

John Preston Rickman, 27, Catolster Johnson Rd., was charged with failure to appear: driving while license revoked, possession of schedule III, possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,500 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Ben Snyder, 29, of Redland Place, was charged with assault on a female. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest. Marissa Jade Burt, 31, of Tarhilia Heights, Whittier, was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz. A $2,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.


 

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