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FHS Prom 2015

Students at Franklin High School danced the night away Saturday at their 2015 Senior Prom.

This year’s prom theme was “Fishing in the Dark,” and it was held at Bloemsma Barn.

Before dining at local restaurants, the teens took photos along Franklin’s Main Street.

Students cast their votes for the 2015 Prom Queen and King, and just before midnight, Brittany Watson and Trey Maslin were crowed this year’s Prom Royalty.

 

County officially applies for $2.9 million loan for school renovations

A state loan weighing in just shy of $3 million is one step closer to being secured for Macon County Schools. Tuesday night, County Manager Derek Roland informed the board of commissioners that the $2.9 million QZAB (Qualified Zone Academy Bonds) loan needed to repair Union Academy and Highlands School is moving forward.

After concerns surrounding collateral for the loan and the required in-kind match, Roland informed the board that those issues were resolved and the project is moving forward. Commissioners voted to send the QZAB application on to the Local Government Commission for consideration.

Local law enforcement to hold 2nd annual Buckle Up, Baby! event this weekend

Just days after bringing a child into the world, you strap them up and put them in a car seat for the journey home. Whether it is your first child or your fifth, making sure you are up-to-date and educated an proper car seat safety will be one of the first responsibilities you have to your newborn.

Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car accidents. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 650 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 148,000 were injured in 2011.

Finding your “zen” during Macon County’s public heath month

Last week, in honor of National Public Health Week, the Macon County Board of Commissioners signed a resolution proclaiming April as Public Health Month in Macon County.

The resolution, which was presented to the board by the health department, encourages families in the community to get active. "We call upon the people of Macon County, NC to observe this by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders better understand the value of public health and adopt preventive lifestyles habits in light of this year's theme, "Public Health: Start Here.""

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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 April 12 - 20. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

April 14

Willis Weir, 31, of Hanes Dr., Decatur Ga., was charged with resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Staci Marie Long, 22, of Latham Rd., Easley, S.C., was charged with drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Ken R. Long, 22, of Latham Rd., Easley, S.C., was charged with drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

April 15

Micah David Alger, 25, of Windy Poplar Rd. was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny after break/enter, obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $25,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Harold Owen Sanders, 45, of Fairview Apts., Cannon City, Colo., was charged with assault on a government official, resisting a public officer, injury to personal property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

April 16

Carlos Edward Perez-Barco, 19, of Sprinkle Rd., was charged with statutory rape/sex offense. A secured bond of $75,000 was set. A. C. Stahl made the arrest.

April 20

Preston Ross Hathcock, 34, of Patton Rd., was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

April 12

John Russell Sanfilippo, 48, of Dearmin Terrace, was charged with driving while license revoked. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

April 15

Jeremy Adam Burr, 32, of Walnut Creek, was charged with military desertion. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

April 16

Christopher Adam Jones, 31, of Wallace Circle, was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

April 17

Ronald Anthony Moss, 49, of Town Mountain Dr. was charged with driving while intoxicated--alcohol. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

April 18

Megan Denise Frady, 21, of Heritage Hollow Cir., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a public officer, assault and battery. No bond was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

April 19

Jonathan Paul Bates, 30, of Dearmin Terrace, was charged with disorderly conduct. No bond was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

April 13

Cornelious Ashe, 23, of Blanton Branch, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controled substance. A $6,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Kala Michelle Northrup, 29, of Oakridge Rd., Tuckasegee, N.C., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering forcible. No bond was set. Clyde H. Rice made the arrest.

Stacy Victoria Hall, 30, of Hariness Dr., Greenville, S.C.. was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises, possession of methamphetamine. A $15,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Jerry Lawrence Greenburg, 41, of Red Fox Hollow Rd., Cornelia, Ga., was charged with failure to maintain lane control, carrying a concealed weapon, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A $30,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

James David Carr, 51, of Oak Hill Dr., was charged with injury to real property, communicating threats. A $5,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

April 15

Cynthia Jeanne Moore, 40, of US Highway 74 East, was charged with failure to appear for simple worthless check. A $250 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Vita Lynn Reed, 33, of Rough Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

April 16

William Francis Spinski, 32, of Cold Water Creek, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Samuel Lee Wade, 40, of Blue Bird Rd, was charged with assault on a female. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Paul Namotka, 50, of Nicole Arms Apts.,was charged with misdemeanor larceny, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle/ forcible. A $10,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

April 17

William Bryan Maney, 25, of Slim Dillard Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving left of center, driving while license revoked. A $250 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Tyler Andrew Sutton, 22, of Thornhill Dr., was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle. A $2,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

April 18

Harvey Demetrice Streater, 63, of Orborel Acres, Balsam, N.C., was issued an order for arrest for driving while license revoked. A $1,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

April 19

Lindsey Calhoun Watty, 21, of Qualla Motel, Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for license not in possession, driving while impaired. A $1,500 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Jesse Douglas Cook, 33, of Harley Cole Rd., Whittier, was charged with probation violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests April 6 - 14. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

April 7

Jake Thomas, 32, of Tellico Rd., was charged with larceny. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

April 8

Scott Martin Fuller, 35, of Caesar Rd., Otto, was charged with being armed with a rifle, failure to pay child support, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $12,514 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Tiliano O. Holcombe, 16, of Azalea Rd. Mobile, Ala., was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Troy L. Burt made the arrest.

Natalie Idell Malarchak, 46, of Ruby Ln., was charged with larceny. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

James Luther Bryson, 25, of Palmer Dr., was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $1,200 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

April 9

Dale Edward Phillips, 40, of Presley Rd., was issued a true bill of indictment for possession of methamphetamine, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $4,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Nathan Royal Prevette, 38, of Old Georgia Rd., was issued a true bill of indictment for possessing a controled substance in prison/jail, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Eric Clinton Prevette, 29, Old Georgia Rd., was charged with failure to appear, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $21,780 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

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

April 10

Michael James Dwyer, 44, of Kim Miller Rd., Lake Toxaway, was charged with being armed with a handgun, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony probation violation, misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $35,000 was set. Tracy Platt made the arrest.

Jennifer Lynn Collins, 34, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear. A securd bond of $1,500 was set. Blake A Buchanan made the arrest.

April 12

Bettie Sue Passmore, 50, of Passmore Rd., was charged with failure to appear for communicating threats. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

April 13

Pete Civitello, 72, of Hazel Fouts Rd., was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Ross Charles Pearman, 30, of Forrest Ln., Highlands, was charged with assault on a child under 12, child abuse. A $2,000 bond was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

April 14

Brandy Sasha Cole, 24, of Dalton Rd., was charged with failure to pay child support. A $300 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

April 6

Cruz Guzman Everado, 38, of Summitt Hill Dr., was charged with assault inflicting serious injury, battery on unborn child. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

April 7

Kimberly Sue Dowdle, 29, of McClure Rd., was charged with fraud for obtaining money/property by false pretense, financial card theft, identity theft. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Michael Anthony Passafume Jr., 45, of Leaning Tree Ln., was charged with being a habitual felon. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

April 9

Wesley Allen Babb, 27, of Katie Ln., was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, speeding. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matt G. Pellicer made the arrest.

Jeremy Ivan Kempton, 31, of Carriage Ln., Highlands, was charged with trespassing. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

April 11

Clifton Daniel Cochran, 31, of Town Mountain, was charged with being armed with a knife, assault on a female, assault on persons while in presence of minor, simple assault. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jeremy L. Taro, 25, of Money Ln. was charged with burglary. A secured bond of $1,000 was. Kevin J. Breedlove.

April 13

Jonathan David Hunter, 45, of Highlands Woods Rd., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

April 6

Carrie Irene Wilcatt, 23, of Fisher Branch, Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear, misedmeanor larceny. A $1,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

April 7

Bryan Keith Jenkins, 35, Lower Tuskeegee, Robinsville, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, not impaired revocation. A $100,000 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Dakota Lee Haynes, 28, of Quality Inn, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of herion. A $10,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Cody John Decoteau, 23, of Bayberry Cove, was charged with probation violation. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Phillip Trevin Young, 24, of Quinn Holocombe Rd., Whittier, was charged with drunk and disruptive, carrying a concealed firearm, armed to the terror of the people. A $3,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

April 8

Leah Lynn Canaday, 21, of Match Point, was charged with parole and probation violations. A $5,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Gary Dale Moody, 47, of Dandelion Dr., was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. A $5,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Rodney Rodgers, 49, of Spirit Mountain, was charged with misdemeanor stalking. A $1,000 bond was set. Stephen B. Watson made the arrest.

April 9

Daniel Anthony Diaz, 29, of Good Shepard Ln., Whittier was charged with assault on a female. A $3,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Ariel Marie Fisher, 23, of Molasses Mtn., was charged with larceny of motor fuel. A $1,500 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Ira Hayes Caldwell, 31, of Beck Branch Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Mindy Leigh-Anna Jackson, 23, of Beck Branch Rd., was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

April 10

Jenry Stacey Phillips, 44, of Stardust Motel, was charged with false imprisonment. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Molly Jane Shaw, 45, of Thomas Valley Rd., Whittier, was charged with injury to personal property, trespassing 1st degree, simple assault, assault with a deadly weapon. A $500 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

William Bryan Maney, 25, of Slim Dillard Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Christine Ann Taber, 49, of Hospital Rd., was issued a true bill of indictment for assualt on a government employee. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

John Dustin Hall, 38, of Leatherwood Rd., was charged with second degree trespass. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Melissa Marie Huffman, 33, of Manor Trace, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, speeding. A $1,000 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 March 23 - 29. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 23

Jeffrey David Bundy, 50, of Gaston St., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $750 was set. Tracy Platt made the arrest.

March 24

Holly Michelle Smith, 27, of Lake Emory Rd., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

Eugene Edward Lamb, 48, of Harrison Ave., was charged with misdemeanor probation violation, felony probation violation. A secured bond of $30,000 was set. Tracy Platt made the arrest.

March 25

Shaunna Nichole Rivas, 25, of Dendy Orchard Rd., was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

March 26

Nathan Kyle English, 30, of Ledbetter Ln., was charged with failure to appear, contempt of court for child support. A bond of $11,854 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

Anthony Francis Raphael, 17, of Frazier Rd., was charged with communicating threats, disorderly conduct-school. A secured bond of $750 was set. Troy L. Burt made the arrest.

Danny Lee Thomas Jr., 23, of Newman Rd., was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 28

Jesse Ronnie Stiwinter, 20, of West Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Samantha Lynn Heller, 23, of James St., Durham, was charged with possession of less than 1/2 oz of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, no operators license. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. A. C. Stahl made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 23 Austin Harley McCall, 19, of Jim Corbin Rd., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Gary Philip Boston, 53, of Beldon Circle, was charged with being armed with a blunt object club/hammer, assault with a deadly weapon inflecting serious injury. No bond was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

March 24

Joshua Lambert, 22, of Green St., was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Theresa Green Willis, 43, of Sycamore Dr., was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Dawson Tre Tallent, 20, of Hickory Knoll Rd., was charged with domestic violence protection order violation. No bond was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

March 27

Jeffrey Shane Roberts, 32, of S.W. Kentucky St., Fort White, Fla., was charged with being armed with a knife, failure to appear for injury to personal property, breaking and entering a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $20,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

March 28

Scott Allan Swann, 52, of Rabbit Creek Rd., was charged with disorderly conduct, communicating threats. A secured bond of $500 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

Anthony John Godfrey, 56, of Lyle St., was charged with indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

March 29

Lisa Marie Vanhoogen, 27, of Grandview Dr., was charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute marijuana, driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 23

Harry Edward Banks, 30, of Road 85, Chapell, Neb. was charged with breaking and entering. A $3,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Brandy Patricia Martin, 16, of Troy Martin Rd., Whittier, was charged with breaking and entering. A $3,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Carolyn Renea Anders, 46, of Dills Branch Rd., was charged with felony worthless check. A $3,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Carmelo Martinez, 54, of Stillwell Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with all other offenses. A $500 bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Johnnie Ray Arch, 42, of Smith St., was charged with injury to real property, breaking and entering-forcible. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Kelsie Marie Burch, 23, of Single Tree Drive, was charged with parole and probation violations, trespassing, communicating threats, injury to personal property. A $3,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

March 24

Beth Ann Mathis, 28, of Sergeant Loop, was charged with trespassing, communicating threats, injury to personal property. A $3,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

March 25

Terry Dale Settlemyre, 53, of West Piney Mountain, Whittier, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana. A $500 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Jeanna Michelle Gates, 31, of Luker Branch Rd., Tuckasegee, N.C., was charged with failure to appear expired/no inspection, drive/allow motor vehicle no registration, allow unlicensed to drive. A $1,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Michael Lynn Fry, 37, of Beagle Rd., Myerstown, Pa., was charged with felony probation violation. A $15,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Clydie Ann Long, 28, of Carol Beck Ln., Cherokee, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance, resisting public officer, possession of paraphernalia. A $30,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Dolores Agustin Christopouious, 21, of Torwood Rd., Whittier, was charged with resisting a public officer. A $1,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

Kasey Ashlyn Welch, 25, of Young Squirrell Dr., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,000 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

March 26

David Huerth, 21, of Dermid Ave., Hendersonville, was charged with driving while impaired. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Cory Clyde Case, 26, of Huckleberry Cove, was charged with larceny. Rollie L. James made the arrest.

Siceia Marquita Maney, 26, of Fenway Place, Tuckasegee, was issued an order for arrest for driving while license revoked, operating with no insurance. A $500 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Regina Joann McQuaig, 32, of Allens Branch Rd., was charged with possession of stolen goods/property, obtaining property by false pretense. A $51,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Cage Bradley Jones, 24, of Acquoni Rd., of Cherokee, was charged with unsafe tires, driving while license revoked not impaired revocation. A $1,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Mallory Garcia Hernandez, 27, of Comfort Rd., was charged with trespassing, injury to personal property, communicating threats. A $3,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Ricky Lee Hefner, 34, of East Cope Creek Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Amber Nichole McElrath, 26, of East Cope Creek Rd., was charged with simple physical assault. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

March 27

Forrest Clay Wooten, 21, of Anvil Rd., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

James Michael Riley, 26, of Pincushion Ln., Cullowhee, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Anthony Luther Mills, 22, of Parris Branch Rd., was charged with possessing a stolen firearm. A $5,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Yvett Saavedra, 41, of Bumgarner Cemetery Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

March 28

Benjamin James Snyder, 29, of Redlinds Place, was charged with breaking and entering-forcible. A $200,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

March 29

Dennis Woodrow Shelton, 57, of Frosty Ridge Rd., was charged with resisting a public officer. A $1,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Starla Renee Normand, 30, of River Park, was charged with trespassing, possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny. A $25,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Jeffrey Scott Sorrells, 43, of Eljawa Dr., was charged with simple worthless check. A $500 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests March 30-April 5. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 30

Avery Allison Bates, 21, of Newman Rd., was charged with felony harboring escapee. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

April 1

Gregory Allen Rhoden, 39, of Cedar Hill Dr., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. A. C. Stahl made the arrest.

Jessie Dakota Beaver, 21, of Roberts Rd., was charged with drug violations/equipment/paraphernalia, parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Anothony Hopkins made the arrest.

April 3

Amy V. Crawford, 29, of Pinecrest Ln. was charged with failure to appear for order for arrest. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Roy E. Norvell Jr., 83, of Cherokee Dr., Highlands, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $500 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Michael Shane Harris, 43, of Loves Dr., was charged with governor’s warrant for obligation to support. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

James Luther Bryson, 25, of Lofty Mountain Rd., Sylva, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

April 4

Dustin Bo Rodmaker, 33, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for breaking and entering, felony larceny, possession of stolen goods. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Larry Eugene Stark, 65, of Heritage Hollow, was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Mark Gregory Pearce, 49, of Bates Branch Heaven Camp Ground, was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

April 5

Taylor Alan Brooks, 24, of Laurel Lake Rd., was charged with failure to appear for failure to stop for stopped school bus. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 30

Gary Bryon Nicholson, 55, of So. Tryphosa Rd., Otto, was charged with non-support/non-payment of alimony. A secured bond of $20,241 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

April 1

Darlene Marie Watson, 32, of Haqrper Ln., was charged with false report of theft of motor vehicle. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Gary Edmond Deetz Jr., 33, of Wild Meadows Rd., was charged with failure/refuse to file Employment Security tax report. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Joshua Lambert, 22, of Green St., was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

April 2

Shaunna Nichole Rivas, 25, of Dendy Orchard Rd., Highlands, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $14,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

April 3

Gavin Andrew McKinney, 25, of Cottontail Ln., was charged with using personal weapons hands or feet, breaking coin/currency machine, damage to coin/currency machine, larceny from coin operated devices. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

Ronald William Domin, 62, of Airport Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Laurie C. Beegle made the arrest.

April 4

Roberto Vargas, 40, was charged with resisting public officer. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matt G. Pellicer made the arrest.

Charles Benson Grindstaff, 64, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for second degree trespass. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 30

Gracia Walkingstick Taylor, 56, of Walnut Cove Rd., of Tuckasegee, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. A $5,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Cecil E. Walkingstick, 37, of Straight Fork Rd., Cherokee, was charged with simple physical assault. A $5,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Beth Sonya Teesateskie, 33, of Noah Geneva Ledford Dr., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for fictitious registration, driving while license revoked. A $2,000 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Damian Alexander Navarrete, 36, of Bart Cove Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for manufacturing marijuana. A $15,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

March 31

Daniel Alanson Cantrell, 28, of Pidgeon Ln., was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, deactivating anit-theft device. Rollie L. James made the arrest.

Storm Saraj Sequoyah, 23, of Jim Bowman Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to perform community service. A $1,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Dustin Henry Tramper, 26, of Old School Rd., Cherokee was charged with failure to appear for breaking and entering. A $20,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

Tyler Huskey, of Sunset Farms Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. A $1,500 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

April 1

William Hayes Johnson, 56, of Olivet Church Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault with deadly weapon with minor present. No bond was set. Scott E. Buttery made the arrest.

April 3

Benji Ray Baines, 39, of Robinson Gap, Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $250 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

John Robert Ayen, 36, of Bradley Dr., Cherokee, was charged with injury to personal property, misdemeanor larceny. A $1,500 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

April 4

Tasha Ann Stewart, 31, of Hemlock Haven Apartments, was charged with child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II substance, trafficking schedule II/opiates. A $35,000 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Rachel Alaine Williams, 17, of Hensley Cemetery Rd., Whittier, was charged with injury to personal property. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

April 5

Anthony Dalton Stephens, 24, of Moses Creek Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with domestic criminal trespass, assault by pointing a gun. No bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.


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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 18

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

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

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

March 19

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

March 20

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

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

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

Franklin Police Department

March 18

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

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

March 19

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

March 20

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

March 21

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

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

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

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 16

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

March 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 18

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

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

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

March 19

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

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

March 20

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

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

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

March 21

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

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

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

March 22

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

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

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

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


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