The Rotary Club of Franklin presents RiverFest 2 :: Saturday, August 29 from 8:30am - 12:30pm along the Little Tennessee River :: click here for more information!

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Parker Meadows ready for first ball game

Hundreds of community members headed out to the Cartoogechaye Community on Tuesday for the Grand Opening of the Parker Meadows Recreation Complex and despite a great turnout and memorable ribbon cutting, the park's most memorable night isn't scheduled until Sept. 10 when the park's first ball game is scheduled to take place.

"Tonight has been a great night and as excited as we are to show off this great park to the community, we are even more excited to announce that the first games ever played on these fields will be on Sept. 10 and will be for the special needs children in our community," said Macon County Manager Derek Roland during his remarks at the park's grand opening.

Franklin Health & Fitness Center celebrates 27th anniversary

Twenty-seven years ago, a local doctor set out to create a facility to help families lead healthier lifestyles.

With a goal "of providing a place where the average Macon County citizen and their families could enjoy all the benefits of regular exercise at an affordable price," Dr. Ed Morris set out to bring that place to Franklin. After several years of leg work that included a feasability report, hiring a consulting company, raising money from local families and a local bank, The Franklin Health and Fitness Center opened its doors in August 1988 and had just 10 employees.

Macon schools participate in active shooter drill

Law enforcement prepares for “worst case scenario.”

Just days before school was set to open for the 2015-16 school year, deputies, police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Macon Middle School in response to a dispatch call that would be any parent's worst nightmare. Emergency Personnel and law enforcement got word that three masked gunmen had made entry into the school and the school was placed on lockdown. The realistic situation was an "Active Shooter Training Exercise" conductted by the Macon County Sheriff's Office, Macon County Emergency Services, and Macon County Schools.

Local quilters chosen for museum exhibit

Quilts of Valor show runs through November.

Five local women have created quilts that have been chosen for the National Quilt Museum's exhibit, “To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor.” The show will run from Aug. 20 to Nov. 11. All are members of the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild. Susan Roper and Cindy Williams created one of the quilts; Linda Harrison and Debbie Chastain created another the quilts; and Liz View created the third quilt.

The museum, which is located in Paducah, Ky., features some of the finest fiber arts and quilt collections in the world. Its displays feature inhouse and traveling collections in its three galleries. More than 110,000 people come from all over the world every year to visit the museum.

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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 Aug. 17 - 23. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

August 18

Dianna Pauline Queen, 42, of Franklin, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to appear for shoplifting concealment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Preston Ross Hathcock, 35, of Patton Rd., was charged with injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

August 19

Grady Claxton Powell Jr., 42, of Old Murphy Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

August 20

Anita Brandi Alderman, 29, of Cheek Rd., was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

August 23

Jeffery Roger McConnell, 37, of Old Murphy Rd., was charged with failure to appear for breaking and entering, felony larceny. A secured bond of $30,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

August 18

Roberto Rojas Tovar, 35, of Stonewood Ln., was charged with possession of Methamphetamine. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

August 19

Shannon Duda Harrison, 23, of Eric Dr., was charged with larceny, obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $4,500 was set. Tony E. Ashe made the arrest.

Eric Wayne Harrison, 24, of Golfview Dr., was charged with larceny, fraud for obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $4,500 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

August 21

Felix Andrade Renteria, 41, of Ranzy Crawford Rd., Sylva, was charged with failure to appear for buy/sell vehicle no license. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jayro Alberto Faveia, 19, of Ranzy Crawford Rd., Sylva, was charged with failure to appear for driving after consuming under 21. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

August 22

David James Stamey, 22, of Courtney Ln., was charged with failure to appear for possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Joseph Daniel Toneges, 36, of Clyde St., was charged with assault and battery, larceny from a person, false imprisonment. a secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

August 23

Latasha Nicole Carter, 23, of Clyde St., was charged with driving while license revoked. a secured bond of $500 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest..

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

August 17

David Allen Hopkins, 55, of Whiskey Ridge, Whittier, was charged with resist/obstruct/delay, communicating threats. A $2,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Cory Clyde Case, 26, of Huckleberry Cove, was charged with drug violations, paraphernalia, parole and probation violations. No bond was set. Van E. Anthony made the arrest.

August 18

Robin Smith Burleson, 32, of Omah Ln., Arden, was issued an order for arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

August 19

Stuart Lee Coggins, 44, of Zeb Alley Rd., Cashiers, was charged with escape from custody or resisting arrest, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia, possession/ concealing, possession of methamphetamine. A $6,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Rogelio Torres Rebuera, 35, of Crystal Springs Trail, Cashiers, was charged with resist/obstruct/delay a sheriff deputy, second degree trespass. A $1,000 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

August 20

Cora Lynn Sanders Crowe, 48, of Towstring Rd., Cherokee, was charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Randall Wayne Banfield, 47, of Waynesville, was issued a true bill of indictment for failure to appear in court for failure to carry valid drivers license, driving while license revoked, fictitious information to an officer, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule VI substance, resisting a public officer, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A $142,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Elicio Snachez George, 19, of Leyla Court, was charged with failure to appear. A $6,000 bond was set. William K. Davis made the arrest.

August 21

Charlene Anita McCoy, 44, of Mother Goose Ln., Cullowhee, was charged with simple physical assault. No bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Jose Salvador Garcia, 49, of Mother Goose Ln., Cullowhee, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Carolyn Marie Bailey, 56, of Sunset Farms Rd., Whittier was charged with communicating threats, assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. No bond was set Andrew J. Parker.

August 22

Rashonda Lasae Bradley, 27, of Dills Branch Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, possession of methamphetamine. A $8,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

August 23

Michael Dewayne Putman, 31, Stome Mountain Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with larceny. No bond was set. Earnest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

Austin Eugene Langley, 20, of Heady Mountain, Cashiers, was charged with communicating threats, assault on a female. A $10,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Aug. 10 - 17. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

August 11

Eddie Mitchell Kresal, 31, of Messer Rd., Warne, N.C., was charged with delivery/accept of a blank/open title. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Michael Howard Lafountain, 46, of Gilcrest Lane, was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

August 13

John Daniel Oconnon, 37, of Marcetta Dr., was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Jeffery Scott Johnson, 44, of Blanton Rd., was charged with larceny. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Terris Eugene Hauer II, 30, of Clyde St., was charged with larceny. A $5,000 bond was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Ricky Dean Norris Jr., 26, of Red Bird Mountain Rd., was charged with child abuse. A secured bond of $500 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

August 15

Maunick D. Cooper, 19, of N. Norcott Cir, Greenville, N.C., was charged with simple assault. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

August 16

Sherrie Elaine Lynch, 52, of Howard Rd., Sparta, Tenn., was charged with driving while intoxicated. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

August 12

Amanda Lynnette Toneges, 35, of Clyde St., was charged with assault and battery, larceny from a person, false imprisonment. A bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

August 15

Philip L. Buchanan, 52, of Hillview Dr., was charged with larceny from buildings, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Christy M. Evans made the arrest.

August 17

Wesley Roger Spates, 52, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for second degree trespass. A secured bond of $500. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

August 10

David Ray Calhoun, 25, of Sleepy Hollow, Dillsboro, was charged with assault on a female, failure to appear for intoxicated and disruptive impede traffic, sit/stand/lie resist public officer, simple worthless checks. No bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Gena Kay Bryson, 52, of Cashiers, was charged with failure to appear for driving while intoxicated. A $5,000 bond was set. James A Brown made the arrest.

Tori Shey Gunter, 28, of Don Craig Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for possession of stolen goods, possession of drug paraphernalia. An $8,000 secured bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Phillip Nathan Carter, 34, of Cement Rd., Black Mountain, N.C., was charged with failure to appear for driving charges. A secured bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

August 11

Brent Adam Brooks, 26, of Rhodes Cove Rd., Sylva, was charged with communicating threats. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

John Marion Hall, 65, of Glade Drive, Sylva, was charged with injury to personal property, assault with a deadly weapon. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Danny Kayo Messer, 44, of Terrill Cove Rd., Canton, was charged with communicating threats. A secured bond was set. Ricky L. Buchanan made the arrest.

Chibuzor Kelvin Ume, 20, of Cullowhee, was charged with larceny by employee. A $10,000 secured bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Samantha Diane Crawford, 38, of Burnside Trail, Hendersonville, was charged with child abduction. A $150,000 secured bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Robert Arsene Rondeau, 54, of Too How Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. An unsecured bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

August 12

Craigan Stan Wildcatt, 34, Fort Wildness Campground, was charged with criminal damage to property (vandalism), battery of an unborn child, assault on a female. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Lindsey Adams, 19, of Main Street, Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A $4,000 secured bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

William Lewis Bryson, 37, Blue Ride Rd., Glenville, was charged with communicating threats. A $1,500 secured bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

August 13

Daniel Aaron Sellers, 18, of Setting Sun Lane, Cullowhee, was charged with murder. No bond was set. James P. McCoy made the arrest.

William Lewis Bryson, 37, of Big Ridge Rd., Glenville, was charged with communicating threats. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

August 14

Monica Anne Franks, 32, of Casey Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with failure to appear. A $10,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Shane Collins Harris, 30, of Lure Cliff Place, Fort Mills, S.C., was charged with failure to appear. A $1,500 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests July 23 - Aug. 2. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

July 23

Johnathan Michael Morgan, 27, of Riverloop Rd., Belmont, N.C., was charged with failure to appear for release order. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

July 27

Jennifer Marci Painter, 27, of Potts Branch Rd., was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Chris Murray made the arrest.

July 28

Jeremy Allen Ford, 35, of Corbin Rd., was charged with failure to appear for release order. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

July 29

David Duane Ledford, 40, of Calvary Dr., Otto, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Jeffery Todd Bates, 35, of Sloan Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Creedence McCale Julian, 22, of Valley View Rd., was charged with breaking or entering, injury to real property, failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,350 was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

July 30

Creedence McCale Julian, 22, of Valley View Rd., was charged with possession of burglary tools. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jenine Elaine Hudlund, 38, of Perks Rd., was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

July 31

James Robert Neugin, 38, of Hillside Rd., Bryson City, was issued a true bill of indictment. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

Gregory Stephen Waldroop, 49, of Benjamin Dr., was charged with driving while license revoked violation restored license, flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, open container after consuming alcohol. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Tracy Platt made the arrest.

August 1

Bennie Leon Hurst Jr., 23, was charged with violation of domestic violence protection order. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Melissa Ann Burch, 36, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $31,000 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

August 2

Krystal Downing, 16, of Hatfield Rd., was charged with larceny. An unsecured bond of $750 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

July 29

Douglas Merritt Bryson, 51, of Spring St., was charged with driving while impaired, hit and run. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

Amber Nicole Stover, 28, of Hoot Owl Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

July 30

Abigail Leah Wiley, 31, of Glass Shanty Circle, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Ronnie Lee Queen, 33, of Lakeview Dr., was charged with assault on a female, interfering with a communication device. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

July 31

Joseph Ashley Wilkie, 25, of Dillingham Rd., Asheville, was charged with all traffic violations (except DWI) for failure to appear on a speeding violation. A secured bond of $500 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Christopher Adam Jones, 31, of Wallace Circle, was charged with failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine, driving while license revoked, child support contempt. A secured bond of $36,246 was set. Devin E. Holland made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

July 27

Christopher James Sawdle, 32, of Rocky Branch, Whittier, was charged with resist/ obstruct/delay. A $500 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Gregory Lilias Smith, 25, of Washington Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with simple physical assault.A $1,500 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

July 28

Justin Reeves Lambert, 33, of Mount Noble Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for carrying a concealed gun. A $1,500 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Michaela Jane Williams, 21, of Pointe Dr., Cullowhee, was charged with larceny by an employee. A $4,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Dustin Dean Goodson, 25, of Little Cove Rd., was charged with injury to personal property. A $2,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

July 29

Shira Lynn Littlejohn, 25, of Noah Geneva Ledford Dr., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for larceny. A $1,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James, made the arrest.

James Tyler Griffen, 24, of Nicole Arms Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $250 bond was set. Rollie L. James made the arrest.

Michael James George, 40, of Columbus George Rd., Whittier, was charged with driving while license revoked, impaired. A $500 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

July 31

Kevin Michael Dillard, 44, of Pumpkintown Rd., was charged with assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Jessica Penny Tolley, 37, of Slim Dillard Rd., was charged with failure to appear for resisting a public officer, use of red or blue light, misdemeanor probation violation, possession of stolen property, misdemeanor larceny, driving while license revoked not impaired revocation. A $22,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Roy Hershel Johnson, 40, of Little Creek Dr., Canton, was charged with injury to real property, misdemeanor larceny, damage to coin currency machine, first degree trespass, breaking coin/currency machine, larceny after breaking and/or entering. A $90,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

August 2

Travis Aron Zepeda, 19, of Wrights Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with probation violation, failure to appear. A $15,750 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Vita Lynne Reed, 34, of Rough Branch Rd., Cherokee was charged with failure to appear for larceny. A $3,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Aug. 3 - Aug. 10. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

August 4

Samantha Gibson Watson, 30, of Addington Bridge Rd., was charged with failure to appear for aiding and abetting larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jessie Mal Cowart, 24, of Sprinkle Rd., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by a felon. A secured bond of $250,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

August 5

Shaunna Nichole Rivas, 26, of Dendy Orchard Rd., Highlands, was charged with failure to appear for driving while impaired, no operators license. A secured bond of $2,000 bond was set. Tracy Platt made the arrest.

August 6

Chad Casscles Hoyt, 34, of Wayah Rd., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

August 7

Betty Couch Passmore, 50, of Passmore Rd., was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $12,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

August 8

Bennie Leon Hurst Jr., 23, of Johnny Stanfield Rd., was charged with misdemeanor probation violation, misdemeanor child abuse. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Michael Shannon Gibson, 35, of North Blaine Branch Rd., was charged with financial card theft, identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $35,000 was set. Blake A Buchanan made the arrest.

August 10

Jake Adam Thomas, 32, of Tellico Rd., was charged with probation violation, flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $4,500 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Jeffery Roger McConnell, 37, of Old Murphy Rd., received an indictment for possession of a firearm by a felon. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

August 7

Jean Pamel White, 44, of RV Park Trail, was charged with driving while impaired, no operator’s license. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Laurie C. Beegle made the arrest.

August 10

David Brooks Jackson, 36, of Haymount Rd., Latta, S.C., was charged with a fugitive probation violation for grand larceny, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Devin E. Holland made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

August 3

Eugene Kelley Langley, 41, of Heady Mountain Rd., Cashiers, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. A $4,000 secured bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Jennifer Lynn Langley, 36, of Heady Mountain Rd., Cashiers, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. A $4,000 secured bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

August 4

Gary William Borgaro, 55, of Black Mountain Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm. Rollie L. James III made the arrest made the arrest.

John Robert Ayen, 37, of Bradley Dr., Cherokee, was charged with injury to personal property, misdemeanor larceny. A $3,000 secured bond was set. Zachary D.Gibbs made the arrest.

Jessica Penny Tolley, 37, of Slim Dillard Rd., Sylva, was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods, shoplifting, resisting, and disorderly conduct. A secured bond of $1,200 was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest made the arrest.

Jacob Neal Wilnoty, 21, of Swimmer Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for Obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest made the arrest.

August 5

Kevin Todd Mathis, 51, of Brasstown Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge firearm in city limits, discharge weapon on occupied property, assault and battery. A $45,000 secured bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

David John Mills, 62, of Sawbuck Farm Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault by pointing a gun. A $3,000 secured bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Keith Martinez, 48, of Boyd Catolster, Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for Driving while license revoked. A $3,000 secured bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

August 6

Frances Ludell Reed, 28, of Hornbuckle Dr., Cherokee, was charged with two counts simple possession of scheduled IV controlled substance, drug violations. A $6,000 secured bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Frances Ludell Reed, 28, of Hornbuckle Dr., Cherokee, was charged with two counts simple possession of scheduled IV controlled substance, drug violations. A $6,000 secured bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

August 7

Matthew Jason Beam, 31, of Lilly Lane, Whittier, was charged with expired inspection, driving while license revoked not impaired, driving motor vehicle with no registration, operating a vehicle with no insurance, providing fictitious information to an officer, failure to carry a valid drivers license. A $3,000 secured bond was set. Andre J. Parker made the arrest.

Keith Hooper, 63, of North Highway 107, Glenville, was indicted for distributing Oxycodone, distributing Hydrocodone, conspiracy to distribute controlled substance. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

August 8

Emerson Sequoyah Welch, 37, of Yellow Hill Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for Driving while license revoked. A $1,000 secured bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Derek Grant Southern, 22, of East 2nd Street, Aragon Ga., was charged with probation violation/fugitive extradition. A $20,000 secured bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

August 9

Phyllis Elaine Fowler, 45, of Blanton Branch Rd., Sylva, was charged with resisting public officer, misuse of 911 emergency communications. A $2,000 secured 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 July 20 - 26. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

July 21

Alyssa Susanne Adams-Kuhn, 23, of Harrison Ave. was charged with identity theft, fraud for obtaining money/property by false pretense, fraud for credit card/automated teller machine. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Steven Gerald Knight, 32, of Collins Lane, was charged with breaking and/or entering. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

July 24

Joshua L. Burr, 34, of Jocobs Branch Rd., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Anthony Zari made the arrest.

July 26

Eric Daniel Holland, 33, of Wallace Circle, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, break and/or enter a motor vehicle, failure to report new address for sex offender. A secured bond of $10,735 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Michelle Birmingham, 26, of Allison Watts Rd., was charged with simple assault, resisting a public officer. No bond was set. Chanz J Fritz made the arrest.

Amber Leanne Gerrelis, 35, of Belle Dowdle Rd., was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, break and/or enter a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

July 27

Garcia Gonzalo Mendoza, 22, of Bearmin Terrace, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $6,500 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

Jennifer Marci Painter, 37, of Potts Branch Rd., was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Chris Murray made the arrest.

Denise D. Andrews, 35, of Eskona St., Newland, was charged with financial card theft, probation violation. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Samuel Ray Webb, 29, of Allison Rd., was charged with parole and probation violations, failure to appear for a misdemeanor. A secured bond of $5,000 was set.

Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest. Steel Eugene Frazier, 28, of Davis Branch Rd., Bryson City, was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Roy Weston Elmore, 40, of Sam Brady Rd., Cherokee was charged with failure to appear for assault on a female. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

July 24

Felicia Marie Parker, 22, of Bryson St., Waynesville, was charged with larceny from building, larceny for all other larceny. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Christy M. Evans made the arrest.

July 25

Charles Hall, 25, of West Main St., was charged with injury to personal property. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Laurie C. Beegle made the arrest.

July 27

John Robert Parker, 39, of Don Worley Rd., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Christopher Eric White, 39, of Love St., was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Laurie C. Beegle made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

July 20

Stephen Van Sheridan, 55, of Buckton Park Dr., was charged with assault on a female, assault inflicting serious Injury. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

July 21

Kathleen Hattie Fox, 54, of Hardrock Rd., was charged with misdemeanor larceny. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Leighann Michelle Thompson, 25, of Red Wing Vista, Whittier, was charged with possessing stolen goods/property, larceny. A $2,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Christian Kobe Ensley, 17, of Tsali Rd., Cherokee, was charged with conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana, possession with the intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/ place/dwelling for a controlled substance. A $20,000 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Heather Michelle Smith, 39, of Music Lane, was charged with aid and abet larceny, conspire to break and enter and larceny. A $15,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Dylan Keith Wahnetah, 29, of Tom McCoy Rd., Cherokee, was charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, Identity theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, habitual larceny, felony larceny of a motor vehicle. A $50,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Kasey Ashlyn Welch, 26, of Castleman Rd., Franklin, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,500 bond was set. A $1,500 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Daryll Mackey Hambrick, 54, of Mt. Eire Dr., was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Jessee Daniel Pruitt, 28, of Kitchens Branch, Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for second degree trespass, breaking and/or entering. A $2,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

July 22

Richard Albert Bruan, 44, of Colton Court, Whittier, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property, uttering a forged instrument, forgery of an instrument, larceny by choice in action. A $30,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

July 23

Johnnie Ray Arch, 42, of Savannah Dr., was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

July 24

Cheryl Dion Cole, of Dragon Fly Lane, Whittier, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, larceny. A $5,000 bond was set. James III Whittier made the arrest.

Lindsey Wilson, of Camp Creek, Whittier, was charged with trespassing. A $3,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James made the arrest.

Kelly Denise Jones, 41, of Hensley Cemetery Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Michael Wayne Moody, 56, of Rock Quarry Rd., Webster, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

July 26

Dylan Samuel Hoyle, of Begona Lane, was charged with resisting a public officer, misdemeanor escape local jail. A $20,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.


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