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Shrek the Musical opens to rave reviews

The Overlook Theatre Company’s production of “Shrek the Musical” opened to rave reviews last weekend at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Produced by Scotty Corbin, the show features performances by more than 100 cast members with a broadway-quality wardrobe of spectacular costumes.

Pictured are some of the principle characters, from left, Everett Wright as Donkey; Sam Crabtree as Shrek; Nikki Corbin as Princess Fiona; and Scotty Corbin as Prince Farquad.

“Shrek” stages for two more performances, Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 7 p.m. nightly.

Joint effort results in arrests for meth trafficking

On Friday, July 24, agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, the Macon County, Sheriff’s Office, and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation took action in an ongoing methamphetamine trafficking investigation.

Agents executed three search warrants in North Carolina which resulted in the seizure of approximately 11.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine (street value of $32,890).

These arrests were the result of an extensive investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

 

 

Facebook plea for justice yields happy ending for local family

A few days after seeing a bicycle for sale on a Facebook yard sale page that looked remarkably like the one Ann Antes got her seven-year-old son Cameron for Christmas, Ann realized that it was in fact her son's bike. Someone had stolen Cameron's bicycle and sold it for a some quick cash, $20, to be exact.

“Cameron and his dad came inside from attempting to play and Cameron told me his bike was not outside or in the shed,” said Ann. “My husband confirmed it was nowhere to be found. So after thinking on it a few days, I decided to post a small video of him riding it, with this plea:

"So recently my son's bike was stolen. It was posted here and on a few other yard sale sights. If you purchased this bike for the $20 that it was listed for I would gladly give your money back to you for the return of my baby boy's bike. This is all he ever has to do and he is sad it was taken. There is one thing on the bike that will prove it to be ours. Theft is so bad anymore. If there is a decent person left please pm me. Thank you."

For the love of woodworking

For kids at Summer Edventure Camp, Fridays means learning and building in woodworking class. Otto resident Paul Chew is the instructor and has a lifelong affinity for working with wood.

For more than 30 years, Chew has been helping children enjoy woodworking. It began when his church started a program called Nifty Gifty for Christmas. Parents helped children make gifts to give away each Christmas.

“Nifty Gifty challenged me to come up with a new idea each year and to design the projects so even the littlest kids could be successful,” said Chew.

His background in teaching middle and high school industrial arts or “shop” came in handy.

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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 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.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests July 13 - 20. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

July 14

Autin Harley McCall, 19, of Lopes Circle, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violation. A secured bond of $422 was set. Jay Wright made the arrest.

Darlene Lamb Watson, 44, of Bell Rd., Otto, was charged with injury to personal property. An unsecured bond was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

July 15

Eric James Ehlenfield, 28, of Rickman Creek Rd., was charged with felony probation violation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

July 17

Kevin Lee O’Conner, 37, of Ridge Rd. was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

James Gerald Trudics Jr., 35, of Franklin was charged with cyberstalking. An unsecured bond was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

Ian Thomas Spies, 27, of Forrest Ave., was charged with indecent exposure, resisting public officer, assault on a government official/employee. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Regina Leigh Sanders, 31, of Tat Nall Rd., was charged with court violations for child support. A secured bond of $1,067 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

July 18

Rhonda Kaye Tallent, 46, of Burgess Rd., was charged with intimidating witness. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Leoncio Ramirez Colmenares, 22, of Lake Emory Rd. was charged with driving while intoxicated. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Brittany Marie Lynch, 23, of Sylva, was charged with simple assault, child abuse. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

July 19

Chad Thomas Moses, 27, of Horseshoe Ridge, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. An unsecured bond of $750 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Casey Ann Woolman, 27, of Arnold Branch Rd., Otto, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. An unsecured bond of $750 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

July 21

Preston Ross Hathcock, 35, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

July 14

Christopher Henry Lawrence Ford, 47, of Harrison Ave., was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Robert G. Ray III,

July 16

Rita Elaine Morgan, 26, of Harper Lane, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Dan Qiv, 29, of Oak Wood Dr., was charged with simple assault, false imprisonment. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

July 17

Xi Lin, 28, of Oakwood Dr., was charged with false imprisonment. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

July 20

Yang Zhimin, 20, of Oakwood Dr., was charged with false imprisonment. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Caroline Michele Hook, 36, of Ulco Bluffs Dr., was charged with domestic violence order violation. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

July 13

Nancy Helen Wolfe, 42, of Clayton St., was charged with failure to appear for driving while licensed revoked. A $1,500 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Lawrence Byron Scott, 58, was charged with harassing phone calls, injury to personal property. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Lakisha Nicole Walkingstick, 20, of Devin Dr., Cullowhee, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $3,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

July 14

Shon Kevin George, 35, of Hornbuckle Dr., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for ABC law violation $1,500 bond was set. Brent H. McMahan made the arrest.

Joseph Lee Gaskin, 32, of Rambling Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a weapon of mass destruction fugitive from justice. A $90,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

July 15

Dylan Samuel Hoyle, 20, of Begonia Ln., was charged with failure to appear for resisting a public officer, probation violations. A $25,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Sherman Pope, 52, of Warwick Trail, Cashiers, was charged with breaking and/or entering, second degree trespassing. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Kogee Louise Postoak, 29, of Wright Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

July 16

Angela Franks Sigmon, 45, of Garland Buchanan Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked not impaired revocation, driving while impaired, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possess/display/alter/fictitious/revoked drivers license. A $2,500 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

Randi Hagedorn, 34, of Dumplin Flats Rd., Junaluska, was charged with cyberstalking. No bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

July 17

John Preston Rickman, 28, of Catolsiter Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A $120,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Jonathan Evan Dean, 22, of Hampton St., was charged with misdemeanor child abuse, driving while impaired. A $4,000 bond was set. Harold D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Mika Briana Marcotte, 19 of Wolfe Town Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $1,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

David Scott Sheehan, 44, of Harbin Acres Rd., Seneca S.C., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, communicating threats, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a stolen firearm. A $5,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

July 19

Ray Anthony Anderson, 41, of Ruth Vinson, Autryville, N.C., was charged with common law robbery, assault on a female. A $20,000 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 June 29 - July 6. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 30

Bryan Draven Burch, 17, of Fred Dalton Rd., was charged with motor vehicle theft for automobile, possessing/ concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Andrew Parker Casto, 22, of Womack St., was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

July 1

Aaron Paul Cabe, 26, of Horseshoe Ridge Rd., was issued a true bill of indictment. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Carlos Edward Perez-Barco, 20, was issued a true bill of indictment for statutory rape/sex offense with child over 4 years old. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Michael Anthony Passafume, 45, of Leaning Tree Ln., was issued a true bill of indictment for habitual felon. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

James Luther Bryson, 25, of Brogden Rd., Cherokee, was charged with simple assault. A secured bond of $500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Bobby Lee Hanks Jr., 51, of Johanna Dr., was issued a true bill of indictment for involuntary manslaughter, felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

July 2

Casey Lynn Grindstaff, 44, of Massey Branch, Robbinsville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana for 1/2 to 1 1/2 oz., drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

July 3

Jason Michael Tippett, 29, of Ridge Rd., was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking/ entering, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Betty Jean Hilburn, 44, of Messer Rd., Warne, was charged with failure to appear for driving while intoxicated level 5, probation violation. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jeramie Lee McSweeney, 35, of Stony Point, was charged with common law robbery, failure to stop at the scene of a crash, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $10,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

July 4

Sergio Dominguez DeSantiago, 29, of Tavern Run Rd., Hague Va., was charged with driving while impaired, consuming alcohol in passenger area of a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

Federico Ruic, 26, of Franklin, was charged with consuming alcohol in passenger area of motor vehicle, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

July 5

Timothy Clay Brown, 55, of Noah Gibson Rd., was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

July 6

Marcus Reshon Singleton, 29, of W. Chapel Circle, Asheville, was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Jeremy Kenneth Stanley, 19, of Kirkland Rd., was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Charles T. McCall, 50, of Zeb Alley Rd., Cashiers, was charged with non-support/non-payment of alimony. A $500 bond was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Brodie Lee Hamilton, 29, of Matthew Dr., was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

July 1

Anthony John Godfrey, 56, of Spring Hill Rd., was charged with being a habitual felon. A secured bond of $25,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jaime Teresa Howard, 29, of Sloan St., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Amanda Lynnette Toneges, 35, of Clyde St., was charged with assault and battery, interfering with emergency communication. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Devin E. Holland made the arrest.

Ryan Hambleton Aydelotte, 44, of Grandview Dr., was charged with felony possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia. A $5,000 bond was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 29

Mark Richard Adams, 50, of Bumgarner Cemetery Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Stephany Dee Larch, 25, of John Larch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with larceny, probation violation. A $10,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

June 30

Roberta Denise Owle, 45, of Lambert Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with driving while license revoked. A $1,500 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Erica Aclare Lambert, 33, Adams Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for larceny, second degree trespass. A $1,500 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

July 1

Daniel Lucius Jones, 32, of Riverbend Rd., was charged with attempted breaking and/or entering, second degree trespass. No bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Brittany Lightdove Powers, 26, Jenkins Branch Rd., Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked not impaired revocation, misdemeanor probation violation. A $10,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Gary William Borgaro, 55, of Black Mountain, Cullowhee, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, possessing/concealing a stolen firearm. A $35,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

July 2

Tiffany Marie Ward, 26, of Castle Rock Circle, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, revoked registration, possession of a scheduled IV controlled substance, expired registration, no insurance. A $5,500 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Brittany Lightdove Powers, 26, of Jenkins Branch Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with failure to appear for driving while impaired A $10,000 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Jane Charlotte Jones, 46, of St. James Place, Cullowhee, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

July 3

Audrey Cassandra Moore, 46, of Locust St., Greenville, N.C. was charged with trespass, resist/obstruct/delay. A $5,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Michael Ryan Thacker, 21, of Peak Dr., Cullowhee, was charged with injury to personal property. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Erin Elizabeth Mcquillen, 30, of Tonto Rd., Weaverville, was charged with misdemeanor larceny, injury to personal property, trespassing, communicating threats. A $15,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring, made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests July 4 - 13. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

July 7

John Howard Bush, 58, of Heritage Hollow Dr., was charged with identity theft, financial transaction card fraud, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $2,410 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Michael Anthony Sanders, 29, of Lyle Knob Rd., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

July 10

Angel Antonio Palma, 36, of U.S. Hwy. 441 S., Sylva, was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs, driving while license revoked for driving while intoxicated. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

July 11

Caleb Vincent Hunter, 25, of Riverbend Rd., was charged with forgery for using/uttering, identity theft, possessing/ concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Grady Richard Cook, 56, of Bryson City Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

July 12

Sean Christopher O’neal, 24, of Buddy Gap Rd., was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support. A bond of $573 was set. Michael Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Scott Edward Kinsey, 45, of Hayes Mill Rd., was charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female. No bond was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Jason Michael Tippett, 29, of Ridge Rd., was charged with failure to appear for breaking and/or entering, larceny after break/enter, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

July 13

Sandra Lynn Cross-Wenz, 50, of Katydid Ln., was charged with larceny. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Lawerence Keith Crawford, 50, of N. Blackwater Ln., Key Largo Fla., was charged with larceny, possessing/concealing stolen property, forgery/counterfeiting. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Robert Wayne Mosely, 36, of Mountain Moorings Dr., Highlands, was charged with larceny, breaking and/or entering, criminal damage to property vandalism. An unsecured bond was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

Glynis Caswell Kinsey, 46, of Hayes Mill Rd., was charge with assault and battery. No bond was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

July 10

Emily Dove Keller, 38, of Tier St., Piedmont, S.C., was issued a fugitive warrant for larceny from mail. No bond was set. Tony E. Ashe made the arrest.

Kenneth Lee Worley, 55, of Lyle St., was charged with assault on a female. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

July 11

Brian Arthur Jennings, 38, of Baird Cove Rd., was charged with attempted breaking and entering, communicating threats. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

July 12

Ricky Lane Mason, 51, of Palmer Dr., was charged with trespassing. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

Jeffrey Scott Fontenot Jr., 24, of Valley View Tr., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, simple worthless check. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

July 4

Keith William Bruce, 51, of Woodmore Dr., Waynesville, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A $3,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

July 6

Jonathan Nathaniel Toineeta, 44, of Yellow Hill Rd., Cherokee, was charged with driving while license revoked impaired revoked, failure to wear seat belt for driver. A $500 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

July 7

Randall Morris Dills, 34, of Blanton Branch Rd., was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, issued a fugitive warrant/extradition from other state. A $30,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Belinda Mae Young, 40, of Bradley Branch Rd., Whittier, was charged with breaking and/or entering attempted, conspiracy to commit felony larceny, possession of burglary tools, possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering forcible. No bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

July 8

William Omar Vega, 36, of Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, Fla., was charged with driving while intoxicated for alcohol. No bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Alex Elliott Moore, 27, of Barlow Court, Tuckasegee, was charged with larceny by an employee. A $5,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

July 10

Dewaine Berry Winchester, 45, of Bradley Branch Rd., Whittier, was charged with possessing stolen property, larceny after breaking and/or entering, breaking and entering forcible. No bond was set. Van E. Anthony made the arrest.

Shawn Dvill Huskey, 44, of Holly Forest Ln., Whittier, was charged with operating a vehicle with no insurance, driving while license revoked not impaired revoked. A $1,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Anthony Jovohn Greene, 28, of Patriot Dr., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Karl Stuart Sachsenheimer, 37, of Wilkesdale St., was charged with failure to appear for court violations. A $1,500 bond was set. Van E. Anthony made the arrest.

William Franklin Johnson, 41, of Copermine Court, Cullowhee, was charged with communicating threats, simple physical assault, resist/obstruct/delay. A $10,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

Samuel Abraham Toineeta, 36, of Long View Ln., Cherokee, was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed gun. A $3,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

July 11

Kraig Allen Lackey, 30, of Petunia Ln., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

July 12

Pearl Dawn Fielding, 43, of Devin Dr., Cullowhee, was charged with violation of a domestic violence protective order. No 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 June 23 - 29. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 23 Joshua L. Burr, 34, of Jacobs Branch Rd., was charged with failure to appear. A secure bond of $2,000 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

Joy Lee Sloope, 44, of Bradley Creek Rd., was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle. A $2,500 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 24

Travis James Gregg, 38, of Tessentee Rd., was issued a govenor’s warrant for burglary in the first degree. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 25

William Ted Breedlove Jr., 26, of Green Rd., was charged with a domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

June 26

James Luther Bryson, 25, of Brogden Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for felony larceny, possession of stolen goods, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Rebekah Chrysteen Keenan, 23, of Shore Dr., Fair Play, S.C., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Elissa Beth Slanczka, 29, of Bellmont Dr., was charged with simple assault, failure to pay child support. A $2,350 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 27

April Renee Rios, 22, of Vester Ledford Rd., was charged with dangerous dog unrestrained. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 28

James Lee Laws, of 56, Snob Hill Rd., was issued a fugitive warrant for out of state probation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Travis Anthony Harper, 27, of Spring St., Carlisle, Pa., was charged with possession of marijuana 1/2 to 1 1/2 oz, possession of drug paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Mark Daniel Castro, 28, of Old Highlands Rd., was charged with failure to appear for possession of marijuana. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 29

Michael Ray Holland, 57, of Dickerson Rd., was charged with assault on a child under 12, assault on a female, injury to personal property. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 25

Wesley Roger Spates, 52, of Franklin, was charged with second degree trespassing. A secured bond of $250 was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

June 26

Nathan Royal Prevette, 38, of Old Georgia Rd., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia for buying. A secured bond of $3,000 was set.

June 27

Bobby Wayne Morphis Jr., 29, of Roller Mill Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

June 28

Catherine Warren Alderidge, 53, of Lyle St., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 22

Jason Daniel Dillard, 38, of Sentry Dr., was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument, forgery of an instrument, possession of stolen goods/property, obtaining property by false pretense, simple worthless checks. A $20,000 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

June 23

Alejandro Zomora Vazquez, 26, of Tiger Point, Cashiers, was charged with no operator license, resist/obstruct/delay. A $1,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

Angela Earlene Woodard, 38, of U.S. Hwy 74 West, Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open container, driving while license revoked-impaired revocation, driving while impaired. A $4,500 bond was set. Ernest A. Scherman III made the arrest.

Christopher Paul Kuan, 43, of Varners Ridge Rd., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for no motorcycle endorsement, driving while license revoked-not impaired revocation. A $1,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

June 24

Gary William Borgaro, 55, of Black Mountain Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a scheduled IV controlled substance. A $20,000 bond was set. James A. Brown made the arrest.

Breana Lee Biddix, 20, of Clifton Ave., Bryson City, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

June 25

Leann Loretta Ivey, 39, of Lamplighter Ln., was charged with communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon, simple physical assault. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Jeremy William Bolin, 32, of Edgar Ln., Canton, was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

June 26

Richard Burgess Kinsey, 27, of Pine Creek, Cullowhee, was charged with injury to personal property. No bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Carolyn Elizabeth Loftis, 25, of Nakoma Place, Whittier was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, child abuse. A $5,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.


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