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Farewell to a true American Hero

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

For six years Army Sgt. Nathan "Nat" Henry was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Despite the unfathomable circumstances in which Henry was held captive, each day he persevered and never gave up hope and faith that one day he would return to his home in Macon County, and be reunited with his family who never doubted his strength and courage during the war.

It wasn't the six years Henry spent as a prisoner of war that made him a hero. It wasn't the two Purple Hearts that he earned, or the two Silver Stars, or the two Bronze Stars, all diligently given to Henry for his service in the military. And if you ever had the pleasure of talking to Henry, he would consider himself a lot of things, but a hero wasn't one of them. What made Henry a hero was the relentless selfless sacrifice for his country and his community that he exhibited up until his final days.

2015 Year in Review: Part II

Macon County News has compiled some of the top stories of 2015. This year has been one of growth and change. From a new brewery and upscale restaurant uptown, to a brand new recreation park with the goal of increasing visitors to the area, Franklin is experiencing a “growth spurt.”

Following is Part II of the Year in Review.

Annual ‘Cold for a Cause’ focuses on awareness

Braving single digit temperatures, Macon County resident Patrick Jenkins spent last weekend in a bucket extended above the Highlands Road by a crane provided by Sanders Crane. In its seventh year, the annual Cold for a Cause event was intended to raise awareness about the needs of the community and to collect donations for Macon County Care Network.

"This year’s event was nothing short of another successful year," said Jenkins. "As I have said many times before, the people of Macon County are the ones to be commended for their efforts in bringing all the donated items to the event. If the public did not support this event, then … I would just be a guy sitting in a crane for 48 hours with nothing to donate. Therefore, I want to humbly thank everyone who donated items."

Georgia man’s body recovered from Dry Falls

Dozens work in rescue efforts over the weekend.

Rescue crews recovered the body of a 45-year-old Sean Kasey on Sunday after 24 hours of searching the freezing waters of the Cullasaja River this past weekend.

Officials said Kasey appeared to have fallen from a walkway near Dry Falls into the river. His body was found around 1:30 p.m Sunday.

"This was a very difficult rescue situation with extremely dangerous conditions in very unfavorable weather conditions," said Macon County Emergency Director Warren Cabe. "All the emergency workers there did an excellent job managing the situation."

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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 December 28 - January 11. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

January 6

Crystal Dawn Bates, 38, of East Franklin, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Derek Michael Bryson, 30, of Highlands was charged with first degree trespassing, drug violations for equipment/ paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A $2,500 bond was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Jeffery Michael Jones, 34, of Cullasaja, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance in jail, driving while intoxicated. A $2,500 bond was set. Blake A Buchanan made the arrest.

Sevastian Lopez Ramirez, 36, of Cullasaja, was charged with domestic criminal trespass, breaking and/or entering. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

January 7

Tony Lee Hurst, 53, of Otto was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

John Patrick Roquemore, 31, of Clayton Ga., was charged with possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Christopher Thomas Edmonds, 48, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a store, dwelling, vehicle, boat or other place, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $25,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Ana Chenoa-Lefaith Cook, 30, was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, maintaining a store, dwelling, vehicle, boat or other place, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $25,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

January 8

Damon Rayvonn Miles Sr., 49, was charged with drug violations for possession of methamphetamine, drug violation for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $90,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Sarina Lynn Collins, 34, was charged with resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

John Patrick Roquemore, 31, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

January 9

Curtis Joseph Brusky, 48, of Otto, was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding 67 in 50 zone. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Blake A. Buchanan made the arrest.

James Allen Gibson, 37, of Otto, was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 10

Wylene Elizabeth Wall, 27, was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $13,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 11

Joey Lee Mathis, 38, was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Leslie Junior Cox, 58, of Betts Mill Rd., Auburn Ga., was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

January 4

Nicholas William Ford, 24, of Ulco Dr., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $50 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Doralyn Marie Massung, 18, of West Blvd., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $250 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Branden Henry Thomas Meadows, 19, of Clyde St., was charged with selling or delivering a controlled substance to a minor, paraphernalia possessing/concealing. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

January 7

James Christopher Franklin, 30, of Waynesville, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

January 8

Monique Danielle Webb, 24, of Old Murphy Rd., was charged with trespassing. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

January 9

Adrienne Nichole Carver, 28, of Old Highlands Rd., was issued a judge order for failure to pay/possession of stolen goods. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

December 28

Raymond Brian Plank, 44, of Rufus Robinson Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. A $2,500 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Chadwick Errol George, 42, of Poplar Tree Ln., Whittier, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. A $500 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Bianca Jean Dardeen, 25, of Old Mission Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a scheduled VI controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine. A $15,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

December 30

Nikki Nichole Crowe, 24, of Mink Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for felony larceny. A $5,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Matthew Sampson Armachain, 22, of Hayes Lossiah Rd., Cherokee, was charged with resisting a public officer. A $750 bond was set. Lucas T. Brooks made the arrest.

John Dustin Hall, 39, of Leatherwood Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. No bond was set. Scott B. Walters made the arrest.

Denise Shalene Downs, 25, of Shadrack Ln., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A $10,000 bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.

December 31

Michael Brett Burton, 27, of Tunnel Mtn. Rd., was charged with failure to appear for failure to give information/ aid, driving while impaired. A $4,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

January 1

Jessilyn Sky Jones, 23, of Slim Dillard Rd., was charged with trespassing. A $1,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

January 2

Kallup Earl McCoy, 29, of Hornbuckle Dr., Cherokee, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. A $10,000 bond was set. Lucas T. Brooks made the arrest.

January 3

Jordan Elizabeth Littlejohn, 27, of Cold Mountain Rd., was charged with possession of marijuana less than 1/2 ounce, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia not marijuana, possession/concealing weapons. A $3,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Isaac Climbingbear Jr., 26, of Charlie Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made a arrest.

January 4

Karen Williams Day, 42, of Berry Mtn. Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $6,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

January 5

Samantha Nicole White, 46, of Main St., Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A $3,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Cody Jason Green, 20, of Violet Dr., was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. A $4,000 was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

January 6

Christopher Jason Woodard, 37, of Lemmons Branch Rd., Bryson City, was charged with driving while license revoked. A $1,000 bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.

Karnorris Bernard Benson, 22, of Derby Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Scott John Galanick, 33, of Gallamore Rd., Cherokee, was charged with obtaining money/property by false pretense, possession of stolen goods/property. No bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

January 8

Kaitlyn Brooke Price, 22, of Big Witch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with larceny for shoplifting. A $500 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

January 9

Katrina Lynn Cook, 28, of Fort Wilderness, Whittier, was charged with larceny. A $500 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

Benjamin Larry Parrish, 36, of Toohow Campground, was issued a true bill of indictment for failure to appear for maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, trafficking in methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine. No bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.

January 10

Michelle Dawn Standingdeer, 30, of Heath Trail Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for school attendance law violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Sandford Lee Parker, 49, of Long Bow Ln., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for obtaining property by false pretense, larceny by an employee. A $10,000 bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Dec. 21, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

December 21

John Paul Carver, 38, of West Cowee Wood Cir., was charged with trespassing. A $500 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Peter Mario Colaianni, 56, of June Rd., was charged with second degree trespassing. A $1,000 bond was set. Troy L. Burt made the arrest.

Joshua Damon Ayers, 38, of Highland Ridge Tr., was charge with communicating threats. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

December 22

Eugene Edward Lamb, 49, of Olive Hill Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Jay Wright made the arrest.

December 23

Kyle Benjamin Cabe, 17, of Lakeside Dr., was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

December 26

Scotty Jason Elliott, 33, of Patton Creekside Dr., was charged with parole and probations violations, contempt of court, perjury, court violations, flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $15,500 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Harold McClure, 53, of Tater Knob Rd., was charged with simple physical assault upon an officer, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

December 27

Randall Salee Dalton, 56, of Mountain Breeze Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked for impaired revocation, resisting a public officer, expired/ no inspection. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

December 29

Jeffrey Ian Nass, 40, of Highlands, was charged with communicating threats. A secured bond of $250 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

December 31

Robert V. Smith of Otto, was charged with communicating threats, assault and battery. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Aaron Taylor Spies, 20, of East Franklin, was charged with resist/obstruct/delay. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Troy L. Burt made the arrest.

Madeline McClure Gibbs, 20, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Anthony Paul Arnold, 35, of South Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation, flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Rebecca Elise Brown, 24, North Franklin, was charged with failure to pay for child support. A $777 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Brodie Lee Hamilton, 30, of North Franklin, was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Christopher Harry McCord, 33, of South Franklin, was charged with driving while intoxicated. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

January 3

Raymond Ray Bolin, 65, of Burningtown, was charged with breaking and/or entering. A secured bond of $250 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

December 23

Creedence McCale Julian, 22, of Tessentee Rd., was charged with resisting a public officer, failure to appear for reckless driving for wanton disregard. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

December 26

Joshua Ray Lambert, 22, of Lyle St., was charge with disorderly conduct. A secured bond of $500 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

John Cody Sanfilppo, 21, of Ulco Dr., was charged with carrying a concealed gun. A secured bond of $500 was set. Matt G. Pellicer made the arrest.

Alfredo Juarex Gonzales, 31, of Carnation, Sylva, was charged with driving while intoxicated for alcohol, open container. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

December 27

Jeffery Michael Jones, 34, of Stonewood Ln., was charged with kidnapping. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

December 31

Rebecca Elise Brown, 24, of Wayah Rd., was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, simple possession of a scheduled II controlled substance. A secured bond of $7,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Joey Lee Mathis, 38, of Green St., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Laurie C. Beegle made the arrest.

Felicite Dawn Geiger, 37, of Marion St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, child abuse, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

January 2

Charles Benson Grindstaff, 64, of Franklin, was charged with possessing/consuming on unauthorized premises. A $1,000 bond was set. Christy M. Evans made the arrest.

January 4

Branden Henry Thomas, 19, of Clyde St., was charged with selling and delivering a controlled substance to a minor, possessing or concealing paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

James Robert Massung, 23, of West Blvd., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $250 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Doralyn Marie Massung, 18, of West Blvd., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $250 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest. Nicholas William Ford, 24, of Ulco Dr., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $50 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

December 21

Sheldon Andrew Roberson, 35, off Cope Creek Rd., was charged with interfering with emergency communications. A $4,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Saul Castillo Hernadez, 28, of Dillsboro Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

December 22

David Alexander Cutler, 21, of Pinacle Shores Dr., Hollywood, N.C., was charged with resist/obstruct/delay, simple assault. No bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Jason Russell Frady, 28, of Manor Trace, was charged with failure to appear for marijuana paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A $6,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Falon Verity Ramey, 28, of Sutton Branch Rd., was charged with resisting a public officer, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz., possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises, possession of methamphetamine. A $20,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Loreina George Hernandez, 47, of Tom Geroge Rd., was charged with failure to appear for license not in possession, no insurance, revoked tag, failure to wear seat belt for driver, driving while license revoked. A $1,500 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

December 23

Freddie Max Rattler, 49, of Massey Branch, Robbinsville, was charged with driving while license revoked impaired revocation. A $2,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Michael Wayne Walkingstick, 33, of Kanott Dr., Cherokee, was charged with trespassing. $1,500 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Justin Reeves Lambert, 33, of Mount Noble Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for carrying a concealed weapon. A $3,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Marsha Ann Gates, 51, of Tradewinds Ln., was charged with domestic criminal trespass. No bond was set. Ridge A. Parris made the arrest.

December 24

Richard Cecil Smith, 46, of Holly Forest Ln., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, reckless driving to endanger, failure to report accident. A $500 bond was set. Ridge A. Parris made the arrest.

William Scott Mull, 56, of Pyramid Place, was charged with second degree trespassing, assault on a female. A $5,000 bond was set. Stephen B. Watson made the arrest.

Kassandra Rene Crowe, 32, of Wayah Dr., Cherokee, was charged with drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia, possessing/concealing, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. No bond was set. Danaiel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

December 25

Amanda Lee Smithie, 27, of Webster Rd., was charged with simple assault. A $1,500 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

December 26

Richard Harvey Gass, 36, Patchwork Ln., was charged with simple assault, domestic violence protection order violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Heather Dawn Parton, 24, of Arboreal Acres, was charged with simple assault. A $1,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Ashley Brooke Parton, 23, of Arboreal Acres, was charged with simple assault. A $1,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Eugene Jarrett Wachacha, 37, of Santeelah Rd., Robbinsville, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A $1,000 bond was set. Scott B. Waters made the arrest.

Daniel William Dyer, 27, of Sleepy Hollow Rd., Bryson City, was charged with driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, assault with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests November 26 - December 7. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

November 30

Jacob Matthew Holland, 16, of Brookside Dr., was charged with breaking and entering a place of worship, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Holly N. Locklear, 26, of Whitfield Rd., was charged with non-support/non-payment of alimony. A secured bond of $679 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Christopher David Marr, 44, of N. Skeenah Rd., was issued a governor’s warrent. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

December 2

Adrienne Nichole Carver, 28, of Old Highlands Rd., was charged with contributing to a juvenile abuse/neglect. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Amy Stewart made the arrest.

Gabrielle Uriah Carver, 29, of Old Highlands Rd., was charged with contributing to a juvenile abuse/neglect. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Amy Stewart made the arrest.

Angel Antonio Palma, 36, of U.S. Hwy 441 So., Sylva, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $500 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Justin Stanley, 31, of Kirkland Rd., was charged with failure to appear for simple worthless check, failure to pay child support. A $23,108 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

December 4

Robert Edward Dubos, 35, of Haywood St., Asheville, was charged with probation violations, larceny, obtaining property by false pretense, A secured bond of $32,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

December 6

Jeffery Todd Bates, 36, of Sloan Rd., was charged with failure to appear for reckless driving to endanger, driving while intoxicated. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

December 2

Andrew Parker Casto, 23, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for second degree trespass. A secured bond of $100 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

December 5

David Cruz Vasquez, 25, of Battle Branch Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated for alcohol and/or drugs, child abuse non-assaultive. A secured bond of $250 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

December 6

Lorraine Louise Pevia-Green, 31, of Spring St., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. A secured bond of $250 was set. Dwayne S. Cabe made the arrest.

David Justin Bohner, 21, of Clarks Chapel Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

December 7

Dianna Pauline Queen, 43, of Franklin, was charged with larceny of motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unauthorized use of motor vehicle. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

November 26

Bryan Lewis Brooks, 41, of Grindstone Knob, Whittier, was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A $6,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

November 27

Trent Allen Bentivogli, 24, of Haskett Rd., was charged with failure to appear for failure to wear seat belt, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed gun, driving while license revoked, driving left of center, careless and reckless driving, failure to maintain lane control, criminal damage to property, resist/obstruct/delay, felony flee to elude with a motor vehicle. A $29,500 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

William Stanley Ellwood, 28, of Keener Rd., Cherokee, was charged with larceny of ginseng. A $10,000 bond was set. Ridge A. Parris made the arrest.

November 28

Donnell James Dais, 31, of Indian Mill Ct., Alphretta, Ga., was charged with marijuana less than 1/2 ounce. A $1,500 bond was set. Ridge A. Parris made the arrest.

November 29

Chad Lopez Bernhisel, 27, of Adams Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for fictitious tag/title driving while license revoked impaired revocation. A $1,500 bond was set. Ridge A. Parris made the arrest.

November 30

Timothy Kevin Cunningham, 42, of Hallmark Lane, Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Ridge A. Parris made the arrest.

December 1

James Parker Bryson, 18, of Divide Dr., Cashiers, was charged with all other offenses for felonious restraint. A $20,000 bond was set. Andrea M. Green made the arrest.

Jackie D. King, 28, of Spirit Mtn., was charged with child support. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

John Wesley Raby, of Mary Jackson Rd., Whittier, was charged with criminal damage to real property, assault on a female, breaking and entering forcible. A $25,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

December 2

Jonathan Ray Logan, 32, of Bee Tree Rd., Glenville, was issued a child support purge order. A $10,308 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Mark Allen Winstead, 29, of Old Soco Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for simple possession. A $10,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Johnnie Lee Parks, of Cope Creek Rd., was charged with trespassing, breaking and entering of a building. A $2,000 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

Kristine Lynn Crowe, 28, of Towstring Rd., Cherokee, was issued a true bill of indictment for injury to personal property, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. A $5,000 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

Charles Michael Nash, 27, of Golden Lane, Whittier, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute methamphetamine. A $10,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Norma Kay Driver, 41, of Golden Lane, Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny, maintaining a dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession methamphetamine. A $15,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

December 3

William Joseph Conner, 24, of Oak Hill Dr., was charged with felony probation violation out of county. A $100,000 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

James Frank Tucker, 56, of Forest Run Rd., Whittier, was charged with communicating threats. A $5,500 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Anna Elizabeth Parton, 35, of Fisher Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with resisting a public officer, possession of methamphetamine, felony larceny, possession controlled substance inside a jail. A $15,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Mikhail Lloydovich Mullin, 26, of Cedarview Lane, Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for intoxicated and disruptive. A $2,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Lillie Ann Adams, 27, of Gardenia Lane, was charged with failure to appear for displaying a revoked registration plate, driving while license revoked. A $750 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Autrey Vincent Taylor, 33, of Wolfetown Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for possess/display altered/ fictitous/revoked divers license, driving while license revoked not impaired revocation. A $750 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

December 4

Aaron Keith Nations, 32, of Lone Oak Dr., Whittier, was charged with a contempt order. A $3,310 bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.

December 5

Kayce Lane Cheatham, 32, of Cabin Creek Rd., was charged with speeding 62 mph in a 35 mph, driving while intoxicated. A $1,500 bond was set. Stephen B. Watson made the arrest.

Rickie Allen Armachain, 52, of Swimmer Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with probation violation, alcohol and/or drugs. No bond was set. James A. Brown made the arrest.

December 6

Quenten Carrie Riggs, 20, of Pyramid Place, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering forcible. A $25,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Michael Ray Rochester, 36, of Peaceful Valley, was charged with assault on a female, domestic violence protection order violation. 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 December 7 - 14. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

December 8

Brodie Lee Hamilton, 30, of Matthew Dr., was charged with failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $48,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

December 9

William Jason Cochran, 40 of Bear Ridge Rd., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Robert Wayne Duquette, 25, of Grateful Way, was charged with breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle, larceny, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Patricia Anne Morgan, 34, of Northside Dr., was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking and/or entering, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $12,209 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Jonathan William Talley, 28, of Old Murphy Rd., was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

December 10

Cody Brazz Abke, 22, of Addington Bridge Rd., was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

December 12

Christopher Daniel Hodgins, 30, of Bates Branch Rd., was charged with hit/run failure to stop property damage, failure to wear seat belt, failure to report an accident. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

December 13

Barry Joe Bryant, 34, of Olive Hill Rd., was charged with failure to pay child support. A bond of $2,655 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jacquelyn Ruth Stewart, 29, of Golf Estates Rd., was charged with injury to real property. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jason Warren Hill, 34, of Middle Dr., was charged with injury to real property. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

December 14

Tiegha Shaye Franklin, 31, of Peaceful Cove Rd., was charged with altering a title, making a false affidavit perjury, access to government computers to obtain. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jason Waugh, 39, of Stonebrook Dr., was charged with communicating threats, resisting a public officer, disorderly conduct. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

December 10

Javier Valencia Lopez, 18, of Cashiers Rd., Highlands, was charged with resisting a public officer, all traffic except DWI for no operators license, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

December 11

Caleb Scott Tallent, 26, of Pendergrass Rd., was charged with larceny by an employee, fraud for obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $4,999 was set. Matt G. Pellicer made the arrest.

Charles Benson Grindstafff, 64, of Franklin, was charged with trespassing, intoxicated and disruptive. A secured bond was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

Kimmy Cheri Kemp, 44, of Corbin Rd., was charged with driving while impaired. A $1,500 bond was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

December 7

Rachel Caldwell Ingalls, 41, of Mauney Cove Rd., Waynesville, was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A $25,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

December 8

Robert Steven Franks, 20, of Cornflower Lane, Dillsboro, was charged with failure to appear for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A $1,000 bond was set. Jonathan C. Fox made the arrest.

Loreina Ann Hernadez, 47, of Old #4 Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for possession of an open container, driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Cara Marie Jones, 31, of Dodgen Ridge, Tuckasegee, was charged with failure to appear for simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. A $1,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Joseph William Lomas, 20, of Tarhell Lane, Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for criminal damage to property. A $750 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

December 9

Alisha Kaye Toineeta, 23, of Recreation Park Dr., Cherokee, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possessing stolen goods/property, larceny. A $7,500 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

William Davis Junaluska, 68, of Standingdeer Rd., Cherokee, was charged with Jackson County Justice Center Security Ordinance, carrying a concealed gun. A $2,000 bond was set. Jonathan C. Fox made the arrest.

Cheryl Dion Cole, 32, of Dragon Fly Lane, Whittier, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia possessing/concealing, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possessing/concealing weapons, larceny for all other larceny. No bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.

December 10

Logan Tyler Brookshire, 29, of Shallotte Ridge, was charged with indecent liberties with a child, first degree sex offense with a child. A $140,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Greg Allen Smith, 35, of Old Mission Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for shoplifting, injury to personal property. A $1,500 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Katherian Ann Derico, 43, of Garnet Rd., was charged with embezzlement. A $10,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Amanda Lee Shattuck, 34, of Rich Dr., Whittier, was charged with resisting a public officer, misdemeanor larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, first degree burglary. No bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.

Jason Michael Turner, 32, of Wolftown Rd., Cherokee, was issued a fugitive warrant for Georgia. A $15,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Melvin Theodise Corbett, 30, of Mayer Rd. Stoneville, was issued a fugitive warrant for Georgia. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

December 11

Amber Sherice Crowe, 28, of Mink Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with resist/obstruct/delay, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana. A $3,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Tella Antoinette Page, 46, of Betts Branch Rd., Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for speeding. A $1,000 bond was set. Lucas T. Brooks made the arrest.

Andy Harold Fisher, 36, of Garnet Ridge, was charged with assault and battery, assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a female, resisting a public officer, assault on a government official, assault by strangulation, injury to personal property, disorderly conduct. A $60,000 bond was set. Clestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Quenten Carrie Riggs, 20, of Pyramid Place, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possessing/ concealing stolen property. A $11,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Melvin Theodise Corbett, 30, of Mayer Rd., Stoneville, was charged with contempt of court. No bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Kyle Cragar Sneed, 26, of Guy Bark Rd., Cherokee, was charge with possession of stolen goods, felony larceny. A $10,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Michael Ray Watty, 53, of Locust Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender. A $20,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Stephany Dee Larch, 25, of John Larch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with driving while license revoked. A $1,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

December 12

Logan Daniel Hoyle, 24, of Sylva, was charged with burglary, obtaining identification/using false information resisting a public officer. A $40,000 bond was set. Ernest A.. Scherman III made the arrest.

Austin Ray Timmons, 26, of Fred Sutton Rd., Tuckasegee, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, resist/ obstruct/delay, driving left to center, no operator license, unsafe passing crest or curve, flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle. A $20,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

December 13

Cinda Gay Sherrill, 57, of Thomas Cove Rd., Whittier, was charged with larceny of a public record, common law obstruction of justice. A $11,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Shawn Michael Koeber, 28, of Highway 107, Cullowhee, was charged with breaking and entering forcible. A $1,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Nov. 16-30. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

November 16

Sonya Watson McClure, 41 of Fox Hollow Circle, Otto, was charged with assault to inflict serious injury. An Unsecurd bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Dylan Ray Owwenby, 16, of Fox Hollo Cir., Otto, was charged with assault to inflict serious injury. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Mile Langley Sr. made the arrest.

November 17

Jerry William McClure, 37, of Fox Hollow Circle, Otto, was charged with dommestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

November 18

Scott Edward Kinsey, 45, of Hayes Mill Rd., was charged wiwth a domestic violance protective order violation. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Eric Daniel Holland, 33, of Franklin, was issued a true bill of indictment for failing to register as a sex offfender. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

November 19

Raymond R. Bolin, 65, of Rose Creek Rd., was charged with discharging a weapon in an occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon, assault by pointing a gun. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Tiffany Dawn Cullins, 25, off Morrison Church Rd., Otto, was charged with failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controled substance. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

November 20

Jerry William McClure, 37, of Moses Rd., was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Joseph Matthew Nesbit, 24, of Terrell Rd., was charged with assault with serious bodily injury. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Hunter Anthony Curtis, 22, of Stonecreek Dr., was charged with second degree trespassing. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Preston Ross Hathcock, 35, of Patton Rd., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

November 23

Talisa Delora Reece, 21, of Cody Hill Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated. No bond was set. Matthew T. Breedlive made the arrest.

November 24

Laris Sutton, 67, of Tattnall, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $500 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Lester Wayne Bundy, 70, of McLaws Rd., was issued a true bill of indictment for possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Robert Wayne Mosley, 36, of Mountain Moorings Dr., Highlands, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $20.000 was set. Bryant Hodgins made the arrest.

November 25

Paige Elizabeth Dursi, 24, Caddo Peak Trail, Joshua, Texas, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

November 27

Sarah Lynn Wisman, 24, of Jim Corbin Rd., was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, notice to revoke unsupervised probation, driving while licensed revoked no impaired. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

November 28

Joshua Stephen Kunde, 27, of Mountain Breeze Dr., was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen property. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Bryant Hodgins made the arrest.

November 30

Michael Timothy Crane Jr., 39, of Roberts Rd., was charged with failure to appear for possession of a firearm by a felon, driving while license revoked not impaired, expired registration card/tag. A secured bond of $33,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

November 27

Roy E. Norvell, 84, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

Julia Nicole Shuler, 30, of Chavis St., Franklinton, N.C., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. November 28

Jamie Amelia Storer, 36, of Airport Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs, unsafe movement. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Roy England Norvell Jr., 84, of Washington St., St. Augustine, Fla., was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

November 16

Jermal Demar Jones, 25, of Cope Creek Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. A $1,000 bond was set. Clestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

November 17

Randi Nicholl Hagadorn, 24, of Sutton Branch, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Stephany Dee Larch, 25, of John Larch Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $250 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Jason Michael Turner, 32, of Wolftown Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for assault on a female, assault and battery. A $1,500 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

November 18

Kaitlyn Brooke Price, 22, of Big Witch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $2,000 bond was set. Kyle P Efird made the arrest.

Cassandra Dawn Blackfox, of Wrights Creek Rd., Cherokee was charged with failure to appear for simple possession of a schedule II controled substance, driving while license revoked not impaired. A $2,000 bond was set. Scott B Waters made the arrest.

Elizabeth Marie Eschenck, 25, of Ela Rd., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for shiplifting concealment of goods. A $1,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

November 19

Sandra Taylor Maddy, 40, of Sugar Fork Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernaliaa, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/deliver a schedule VI controlled substance possession of methamphetamine. A $15,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Rashonda Lashae Bradley, 28, of Dills Branch Rd., was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. possession of methaphetamine. A $10,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Aaron Levi Owle, 19, of Pinolia Dr., was charged with failure to appear for no operators license. A $250 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Arturo Garcia Sanchez, 29, of Hopi Village, Tuckasegee, was charged with possession of an open container, driving whil impaired. No bond was set. Ernest A Scherman III made the arrest.

November 20

Greg Allen Smith, 35, of Old Mission Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for violation of unsupervised probation, possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Jayson Tyrone Sneed, 30, of Guy Bark Rd., Cherokee, was charged with drunk and disruptive. A $1,000 bond was set. Ridge A. Parris made the arrest.

Ronald Elvis Amey, 49, of Alderbrook Rd., N.E., Atlanta, Ga., was charged with selling and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. A $3,000 bond was set. Ridge A Parris made the arrest.

Marsha Ann Gates, 51, of Tradewinds Lane, was charged with financial card fraud, obtaining property by false pretense. No bond was set. Edward J. Smith made the arrest.

November 21

James Russell Stillwell, 46, of Dairy Farm Dr., injury to personal property, interfere emergency communications, assault on a female. No bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

November 22

Terrill Moody Rattler, 21, of Webster Rd., was charged with possession of stolen goods, larceny. No bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

November 23

Tiffany Marie Ward, 26, of Castle Rock Circle, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $500 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Thea Renee Crisp, 22, of Mariah Dr., was charged with trespassing. A $500 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Laranzo Daniel Wilnoty, 28, of Columbus George Rd., Cherokee, was issued an order for arrest for no operators license. No bond was set. Scott Bl Walters made the arrest.

November 24

Justin Paul Kaylor, 33, of Khaki Dr., Cashiers, was charged with failure to deliver title, obtaining property by false pretense, felony conversion. A $10,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

November 25

Jonas One Feather, 32, of River Park Trailer Park, Cullowhee, was charged with failure to report new address of sex offender. No bond was set. Scott E. Buttery made the arrest.

November 26

Kenneth Leland Broom, 62, of Keyhole Lane, Cullowhee, was charged with drug violations, equipment/paraphernalia, possessing/concealing, Possession of methamphetamine. A $5,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Daniel Alanson Cantrell, 29, of Pidgeon Lane, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, selling/ distributing stolen property. A $20,000 bond was set. Scott E. Buttery made the arrest.


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