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11th Annual Franklin Folk Festival

Heritage arts, music, skills and history were showcased at Saturday’s event.

Doug Hubbs, right, of Cave Creek Pottery demonstrates the art of “throwing a pot” at the 11th annual Folk Festival in downtown Franklin.

Photo by Betsey Gooder

 

 

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Superintendent addresses concerns regarding move to digital textbooks

Superintendent addresses concerns regarding move to digital textbooks

After members of the community voiced concern regarding the Macon County School District’s decision to move to a 1:1 format for digital textbooks in high school across the district, Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin reached out to members of the media to share information regarding the process.

In this coming school year, all high school students in Macon County will take part in the initiative to provide 1:1 digital learning devices (iPads) fully equipped with textbooks to students.

“State funding allocated toward purchasing new textbooks has been steadily reduced from $297,726 in 2008-2009 to $62,773 in 2013-2014,” explained Dr. Baldwin.

MEC teacher invents electronics kits for students

MEC teacher invents electronics kits for students

Talking to a former student about her experience learning electronics in college, Macon Early College teacher Dan Alich began wondering why basic electronics were not taught in high school and younger grades. Alich, who acquired a passion for finding out what made things tick while growing up working with electronic kits, wanted to find a way to bring electronics into his classroom at MEC.

“While struggling in my classroom/club to help students learn and understand electronics and programming, I started to look for a complete process and design for building and teaching,” said Alich.

World War II veteran honored on 70th anniversary of D-Day

Last month, World War II veteran and Macon County resident, Herb Simmons, 92, returned to the D-day battlefields of Normandy where he had been a part of the invasion that had driven back and ultimately stopped the German war machine. Within a year, Hitler had committed suicide and the German armies surrendered, ending the war in Europe.

The 70th Anniversary of the invasion was commemorated at Omaha Beach¸ on June 6, 2014. Both the U.S President Barack Obama and President of the French Republic, Francois Hollande, spoke at the ceremony honoring the Allied soldiers who fought and died there to preserve the liberties Americans enjoy each day.

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

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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 Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Mar. 17- Mar. 24. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 18

Rusty Derek Garrison Sr., 33, of Rabun, Ga, was charged with larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

March 20

Leroy Shane Lee, 32, of Green Acres Road, was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny, possession of stolen goods/property, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Frank Anthony Mercado, 27, of Bellview Road, was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny, possession of stolen goods/property, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

March 21

Calvin Dale Hurst, 21, of Henderson Road, was charged with assault on a government official, resisting a public officer, communicating threats. A secured bond of $4,500 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Steven Ed Bowman, 27, of Panel Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

March 22

Kevin Lee O’Conner, 36, of Mica City Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

March 23

Trance Lewis Stoudemire, 24, of Gibson Cove Road, was charged with driving while impaired. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Blaine Lamont Clark, 22, of Matties Drive, was charged with simple physical assault on a female. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Scotty Jason Elliot, 31, of Patton Creekside, was charged with reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 24

Richard Frank Sanford Jr., 31, of Warner Robbins, Ga, was charged with failure to appear in court, felony probation violations, served fugitive warrants. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

Cory Jason Watts, 23, of Frazier Road, was charged with felony probation violation. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 22

Enrique Cruz, 22, of Christa Ridge Road, was charged with driving while impaired, possessing/concealing weapons, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Laura Dubose Dendy, 52, of Black Walnut Drive, was charged with driving while impaired, open container, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Sean Jacob Mayhorn, 21, of Watauga Church Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

March 23

Ernest Harvey Allen Jr., 64, of Kelly Cove Road, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $500 was set. Timothy Lynn Jr. made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 17

Felipe Meneses Morales, 26, of Cullowhee Mountain Road, was charged with child abuse, assault on a female. No bond was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

March 18

Michael Courtney Robinson, 35, of North Norton Road, was issued a child support purge order of $957. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Russell Wayne Dowless, 50, of Locust Creek Road, was charged with stalking. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Carol Denise Taylor, 42, of Young Squirrel Drive, was charged with out of county probation violation. A secured bond of $7,500 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Chantel Lorraine Fisher, 24, of Panorama Drive, was charged with conspiring to commit domestic criminal trespass, domestic criminal trespass. No bond was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Luke Denis LaPlante, 21, of Panorama Drive, was charged with conspiring to commit domestic criminal trespass. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Emily Conya Presley, 20, of Noah Gibson Road, was charged with conspiring to commit domestic criminal trespass. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Lauren Ashley Lemons, 25, of Clear Stream Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $12,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

March 19

Patrick Lewis Henson, 23, of Dills Branch Road, was charged with selling/delivering a weapon of mass destruction. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Charles Brandon Henson, 16, of Rodeo Drive, was charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Salvador Hugo Taylor, 22, of Lima Road, was charged with simple physical assault, possessing/concealing stolen property, obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $32,000 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

March 20

James Aaron Bird, 35, of Old Santeelah Road, was charged with breaking and entering. No bond was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Jon Mark Maney, 36, of Dillard Maney Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Ricky Mead, 24, of Delores Davis Drive, was charged with out of county probation violation. A secured bond was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Christopher Michael Johnson, 35, of Christopher Lane, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine. No bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

March 21

Gary Albert Greene, 25, of Breedlove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while impaired. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Michael Dewayne Putman, 30, of River Park Trailer Park, was charged with failure to appear in court; false report to a police station, breaking and entering, domestic violence protective order violation, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Kelley Marie Walkingstick, 25, of Barlow Court, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

March 22

Gene Alan Boughey, 59, of Eagle Ridge Road, was charged with resisting/delaying/obstructing a public officer, misuse of the 911 system. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. John Beegle Jr. made the arrest.

Tonya Mccourry Medders, 45, of Lightfoot Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; failure to return rental property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

March 23

Macy Louise Andrew, 19, of Wheatfield Place, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Justin Lee Wildcat, 26, of Fenway Place, was charged with assault on a female. An unsecured bond was set. Stephen Watson made the arrest.

Cannon Bailey Cabe, 17, of Billy Cove Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. James Henry made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Mar. 10- Mar. 18. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 11

Damian Phillip Copeland, 22, of Blossom View Drive, was charged with abduction of children. An unsecured bond of $8,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

March 12

Jason Christian Watson, 35, of Second Street, was charged with simple non-physical assault. A written promise was given. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

Christina Marie Colburn, 28, of Atlanta, Ga, was charged with driving while impaired, child abuse, child neglect, resisting a public officer, intoxicated and disruptive. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

James Gregory Westbrook, 30, of Mapleton, Ga, was charged with child abuse, child neglect, aiding and abetting impaired driving. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

March 13

Jorge Enrique Lopez Gonzalez, 31, of Jones Ridge Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

March 14

Charles Wilson Atkinson, 38, of Peppermint Street, was charged with first degree sex offense with a child younger than 13. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Dani Burrows made the arrest.

Charles Wilson Atkinson, 38, of Peppermint Street, was charged with indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Amy Stewart made the arrest.

Dalton Keith Bates, 20, of Patton Road, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $9,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Joshua Ryan Wiggins, 21, of Buddy Drive, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $9,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Cirilo Pascual, 22, of Doggone Circle, was charged with rape of a child, indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $100,000. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Christopher Henry Ford, 45, of Old Murphy Road, was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Charles Anthony Atki, 16, of Peppermint Street, was charged with disorderly conduct on school premises, resisting/ delaying/obstructing justice. No bond was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

March 15

Amanda Leeann Mason, 21, of Archwood Lane, was charged with aiding and abetting second degree burglary, aiding and abetting larceny, aiding and abetting injury to real property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

March 16

Kenneth Wayne Pearce, 58, of Mincey Road, was issued a true bill of indictment for death by vehicle. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

March 17

Kayla Noel Guest-Snyder, 28, of Rattlesnake Knob Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Donald Orville Muncey, 85, of RV Park Trail, was issued a true bill of indictment for indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Adrian Tucker, 24, of Wayah Road, was charged with assault by strangulation. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

Derek Gene Camp, 24, of Doggone Circle, was charged with habitual breaking and entering. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Jimmy Lee Franklin, 42, of Georgia Road, was charged with driving while impaired. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan Phillips made the arrest.

Nichelle Roseann Weems, 17, of Quail Ridge Trail, was charged with disorderly conduct on school grounds. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Amber Wright made the arrest.

Jacquelyn Miller, 16, of Wells Grove Road, was charged with disorderly conduct on school grounds. A written promise was given. Amber Wright made the arrest.

March 18

Holly Michelle Smith, 26, of Summer Hill Drive, was charged with assault on a government official, drunk and disruptive, resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer, malicious conduct by prisoner. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 12

Jason Jacob Tastinger, 29, of West Palmer Street, was charged with cyberstalking, communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Corey James Schiffhauer, 20, of Doster Drive, was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Andrew Parker Castro, 21, of Womack Street, was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

March 14

Erica Annette Browning, 28, of Derby Street, was issued a true bill of indictment for embezzlement. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

March 17

Jano Molina-Zamudio, 29, of Gaston Street, was charged with driving while impaired, no operator’s license. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 10

Michelle Turpin, 39, of Spalding Road, was charged with burning personal property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Ricky Buchanan made the arrest.

Brittani Gail Holden, 22, of Big Witch Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Scott Buttery made the arrest.

George Anthony Cruse, 39, of Divine Road, was charged with violation of domestic violence protective order. No bond was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Ricky Lee Gunter, 55, of Dynasty Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Jeremy Lee Gunter, 29, of Whirlwind Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

March 11

Jessica Marie Akins, 28, of Doublin Court, was charged with reckless driving to endanger, child abuse. A secured bond was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Terry Dewayne Barnes, 43, of Heavenly View Drive, was charged with resisting/obstructing/delaying justice. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Joshua Craig Cook, 22, of Whiteside CV Road, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, larceny. No bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Robin Smith Burleson, 31, of Omah Lane, was charged with simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance in prison/jail premises, failure to appear in court; possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, larceny, possession of a controlled substance in prison/jail, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $9,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Juan Javier Avila, 29, of Astro Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $500 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Davie Montelonga, 34, of Big Cove Road, was charged with being drunk and disruptive, escaping from custody or resisting arrest. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Shena Dale Standingdeer, 32, of Qualla Town Road, was charged with larceny, conspiracy, making a false report to the police station. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Marquis Gwan Ford, 33, of Mark Bigmeat Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Joshua Craig Cook, 22, of Parker Farm Road, was charged with obtaining money/property by false pretense, larceny. A secured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

March 12

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Mountain Laurel Drive, was issued a child support purge order of $1,002. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Shena Dale Standingdeer, 32, of Qualla Town Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny, possession of stolen goods. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Joshua Craig Cook, 22, of Parker Farm Road, was issued an indictment for possession of stolen goods, larceny of a firearm. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

March 13

Anthony Dirk Welch, 44, of Hillside Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Christina Doan Smith, 41, of Brendle Road, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $31,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Felicia Dawn Marr, 23, of Brendle Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while impaired. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

March 15

Shauna Jackson Teesatuskie, 35, of C Bradley Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; concealed carry of a weapon, larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Ronald Anthony Angelichio, 51, of Catesby Trail was charged with failure to return a hired motor vehicle of less than $4,000. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

March 16

Felipe Morales Meneses, 26, of Brahman Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license. A secured bond of $500 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Feb. 24- Mar. 2. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 25

Stacy Lee Arrowood, 40, of Alto, Ga, was charged with probation violation - out of state fugitive. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Holly Noel Moore, 20, of Corbin Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Grace Caroline Foster, 49, of McClure Mill Road, was charged with larceny from an employee. An unsecured bond of $4,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

February 26

Staci Donnell Moore, 44, of Fred Dalton Road, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Leroy Shane Lee, 32, of Green Acres Road, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Frank Anthony Mercado, 27, of Bellview Road, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

February 27

Michael Travis Holland, 37, of Wallalieu Road, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley, Sr. made the arrest.

Jimmy Joseph Crews, 40, of Cheek Road, was charged with non-payment of child support. A bond of $7,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

February 28

Amber Lee Troxel, 21, of Skylark Street, was served a fugitive warrant from Florida. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Ernie Lee Troxel, 44, of Skylark Street, was extradited on a fugitive warrant. No bond was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Leroy Shane Lee, 32, of Green Acres Road, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

March 1

Rickie Lynn Antes II, 22, of John Justice Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

March 2

William Stephen Shepherd, 37, of Fred Dalton Road, was issued a true bill of indictment for failure to appear in court; possession of a firearm by a felon, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $129,500 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 26

Tori Lace Mills, 19, of Addington Bridge Road, was charged with simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct. No bond was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

February 27

Kevin Lee Oconner, 36, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

March 1

Joseph Bogan Brannen, 35, of Atlanta, Ga, was charged with driving while impaired, non-assaultive child abuse. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Dwayne Cabe made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 24

Jordan Tyler Cobb, 23, of Reminisce Lane, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny from outside residence. No bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Jack Milton Kern, 28, of Lake Side Circle, was charged with possessing stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Leeann Kinsey Kern, 30, of Lake Side Circle, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Robert Hamilton Downs, 52, of Chatter Blocks Way, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Joseph Lyle Dempsey, 55, of Upper Ridge Road, was charged with larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Jack Milton Kern, 28, of Lake Side Circle, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.

Leeann Kinsey Kern, 30, of Lake Side Circle, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.

February 25

Jason Matthew Holmes, 35, of Yellow Mountain, was charged with driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Vita Lynne Reed, 32, of J Bradley Road, was charged with worthless checks, failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, worthless check from a closed account. A secured bond of $6,500 was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

February 26

Daisy Phillips Mann, 40, of Cross Road Hill Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while impaired, probation violation. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

February 27

Kelsey Nicole Epley, 22, of North Country Club Drive, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, forcible breaking and entering. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Rex Rufus Rogers, 50, of Lake Two How Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

John Preston Rickman, 26, of Catolster Johnson Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Jose Alfredo Perez, 33, of Ballfield Drive, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

February 28

Cody J. Martinez, 27, of Topeka Drive, was issued a child support purge order. A secured bond of $1,327 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Martavious Jordan Ray Collins, 20, of Carighee Drive, was charged with larceny, failure to appear in court; consuming alcohol under 21. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Brianna Jade Bradley, 21, of Saunooke Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Jason Allen Thompson, 32, of Star Dust Motel, was charged with escaping local jail, failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Jean Elizabeth Bolden, 28, of Old Soco Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

March 2

Eddie Columbus Taylor, 37, of Park Place, was charged with failure to appear in court; escape of local jail. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Karen Williams Day, 40, of Berry Mountain Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Mar. 2- Mar. 9. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 3

Daniel Charles Chovanic, 34, of Addington Bridge Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Regina Lee Sanders, 30, of McLaws Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; breaking and entering, second degree trespassing, assault inflicting serious injury, making threatening phone calls. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 5

Austin Scott Groom, 25, of Blue Bird Lane, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Brent Holbrooks made the arrest.

Martin Lynn Cress, 60, of Wisteria Lane, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

March 6

Janis Baumrucker Kendall, 42, of Crabtree Lane, was charged with assault inflicting serious injury, resisting a public officer. No bond was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

Jacob Joshua Loftis, 26, of Cody Road, was charged with assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. A secured bond of $13,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Wendy Loretta Sheldon, 50, of Bellview Road, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Joshua Curtis Kruger, 32, of Ocala, Fla, was indicted for statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $70,000 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

March 7

Heather Lyn Crehore, 26, of Iotla Road, was charged with driving while impaired, child abuse. A written promise was given. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Dalton Keith Bates, 20, of Patton Road, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, second degree burglary, larceny. A secured bond of $60,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Shanci Leanne Messer-Bearden, 33, of Tiger, Ga, was charged with larceny, possessing/concealing stolen property, second degree burglary. A secured bond of $60,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Joshua Ryan Wiggin, 21, of Buddy Drive, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, second degree burglary, larceny. A secured bond of $60,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

March 8

Denise Tammy Turpin, 40, of Rose Creek Road, was charged with simple affray. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Terri Michelle Bolin, 39, of Rose Creek Road, was charged with simple affray. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Michael Lamar Hall, 39, of Clayton, Ga, was charged with possession with intent to sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Andrew Patrick Dempsey, 32, of Four Wheel Drive, was charged with simple assault, assault by strangulation. No bond was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 2

Timothy Robert Stanfield, 33, of River Road, was charged with driving while impaired. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

March 7

Matthew Shawn Carpenter, 19, of Lopes Loop, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

Avery Allison Bates, 20, of Fred Dalton Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 3

Jessica Marie Akins, 28, of Doublin Court, was charged with serious injury by vehicle. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. James Clawson made the arrest.

Nathan Corey Wood, 33, of Apollo Drive, was charged with assault on a female, larceny. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Eddie Columbus Taylor, 37, of Park Place, was served a child support purge order of $15,903. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

March 4

Ronald Eric Robinson, 54, of Marietta, Ga, was charged with forgery of endorsement, identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense. A secure bond of $15,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Terril Anthony Normand, 39, of Oakhill Drive, was served a child support purge order of $5,916. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Pamela Wilson Griffis, 48, of Pine Creek Road, was charged with making harassing phone calls. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. John Beegle Jr. made the arrest.

March 5

Michael Lovingood, 36, of Sugar Creek Road, was served a child support purge order of $2,500. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

March 6

Daniel Lucas Jones, 31, of Liecester Road, was served a child support purge order. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Jesse Daniel Pruitt, 27, of Blackwood Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine. A secured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Laura Casey Hambrick, 24, of Hasket Road, was charged with maintaining a vehicle/place to store a controlled substance, transporting drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine. A secured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Samuel Edwin Walk, 23, of Youngblood Lane, was charged with escaping from custody or resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine inside jail, trafficking methamphetamine. A secured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Dees Logan, 26, of BB Long Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

March 7

David Todd Loftis, 24, of Camp Creek Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, assault on a female. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Carolyn Elizabeth Keck, 24, of Camp Creek Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny, possession of stolen goods, conspiracy, assault. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Randy Dewayne Stacey, 51, of US 441, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while impaired, operating a vehicle with no insurance, canceled/revoked tag. A secured bond of $7,500 was set. Celestine Holloman made the arrest.

Melissa Dawn Eller, 41, of Shoal Creek Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; waste disposal violation. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Samuel Edwin Walk, 23, of Youngblood Lane, was charged with probation violations. A secured bond was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Kelsey Nicole Epley, 22, of Country Club Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; breaking and entering, larceny. A secured bond of $30,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Chadwick Tyler Feather, 29, of Red Tail Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. John Beegle Jr. made the arrest.

March 8

Matthew Scott Justice, 35, of Snapper Hill, was served a fugitive warrant. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Kari Michelle Turpin, 39, of Spalding Road, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Mitchum Scott Turpin, 40, of Spalding Road, was charged with domestic criminal trespass. No bond was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Christina Nicole King, 33, of Brown Hollow Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; simple worthless check. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

March 9

Matthew Jacob Albrecht, 36, of Center Street, was charged with failure to appear in court; assault on a female. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Jarrett Evan Shayne May, 17, of Happiness Hill Road, was charged with hit and run, failure to report an accident. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Cleveland Long, 45, of Friendship Avenue, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Feb. 17 - Feb. 24. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 17

Carol Ann Sanders, 23, of Lyle Knob Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of methamphetamine, nonpayment of child support. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Jo Ann Solesbee, 22, of Aquone, N.C., was charged with parole and probation violations. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Donald Alan Buttermore, 50, of Point Pleasant Drive, was charged with contempt of court; failure to pay child support. Ordered to pay $3,477. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

February 18

Ralph Norman Peterman, 36, of Wallalieu Gap Road, was charged with driving while impaired, possession of an open container, failure to stop at a stop sign. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

February 19

Casey Charles Smith, 26, of Redbird Mountain Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

February 20

Joshua Edward Stiwinter, 17, of West Road, was charged with disorderly conduct at school. No bond was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

February 21

Nichole Tabitha Bates, 32, of Punchbowl Drive, was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Raymond Paul Cooper, 51, of Iotla Valley Road, was charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Traci Marie Cooper, 41, of Iotla Valley Park Road, was charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

February 23

Casey Morris, 23, of Tessentee Road, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest. Jeffery Scott McApline, 17, of Willow Cove Road, was charged with sexual battery. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Travis James Gregg, 36, of Tessentee Road, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

February 24

Leroy Shane Lee, 32, of Green Acres Road, was charged with contempt of court/perjury/court violations, forcible entry - burglary, larceny from buildings, possession/concealing stolen property. A secured bond $12,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Teresa Gaye Ledford, 49, of Hootowl Hollow Road, was charged with simple assault, injury to personal property. A written promise was given. Cody Mitchell made the arrest. Robert Allen Bays, 47, of Highlands Road, was charged with assault on a government official/employee, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Timothy Jacob Gibson, 19, of Mashburn Branch Road, was charged with probation violation, resisting a public officer, consuming alcohol by 19/20 year old. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

David Christian Griffith, 34, of Cashiers, N.C., was charged with second degree trespassing. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 17

Jason Robert Wall, 32, of Bluff Landing Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated, no operator’s license. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

February 18

Elissa Beth Slanczka, 28, of Baltimore Avenue, was issued a warrant for failure to pay child support. No bond was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

February 20

Charles Benson Grindstaff, 63, of Lake Emory Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

February 21

Stephanie Diane Evans, 28, of Suttles Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

John Francis Rice, Jr., 24, of Orchard View Drive, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, simple physical assault, possession of marijuana less than 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

February 22

Jessica Marie Allen, 28, of Mashburn Ridge Road, was charged with obtaining money by false pretense. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Chard Martin Hensley, 27, of Breezy Knob Road, was charged with no operator’s license, failure to comply with driver’s license restrictions. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 17

Austina Rashae Bradley, 23, of Neva Ledford Drive, was issued an order for arrest; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Harold Nicholson made the arrest.

Johnny Gene Postoak, 37, of Big Cove Road, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretense, failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Velma Lea Franks, 33, of Bradford Lane, was charged with making harassing calls. A written promise was given. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Bryan Lewis Brooks, 40, of Grindstone Knob Road, was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Randall Jenkins, 30, of Shoal Creek, was charged with resisting/ obstructing/delaying justice, assault on a female. No bond was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

February 18

Joel George Copeland, 19, of Catamount Peaks Apartments, was charged with assault by pointing a gun, first degree burglary, failure to appear in court; speeding. A secured bond was set. Stephen Watson made the arrest.

Danny Lee Mcadoo, 56, of Pine Tree Apartments, was charged with larceny of a dog. A bond of $5,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

February 19

Joel George Copeland, 19, of Catamount Peaks Apartments, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, forcible breaking and entering. A secured bond was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Michael Thad Schrader, 44, of Highway 107, was charged with criminal damage to property, assault with a deadly weapon. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

February 20

Tashina Lynn Sequoyah Pepion, 31, of Long Branch Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; body piercing a person under the age of 18 without parental consent. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Jessica Lynn Smith, 21, of Poker Branch Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Dylan Keith Wahnetah, 28, of Tom McCoy Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny of a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Edward George Shallenberg, 31, of Highway 107, was charged with possessing/concealing drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. An unsecured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

February 21

Aaron William Herbertson, 20, of U.S. 74 East, was issued an order for arrest; traffic violations. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

David Arthur Herbertson, 25, of U.S. 74 East, was charged with probation violation out of county. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Leeann Rose Kern, 30, of Lake Side Circle, was charged with conspiracy to break and enter a building, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. David Lovedahl made the arrest.

Jack Milton Kern, 28, of Lake Side Circle, was charged with conspiracy to break and enter a building, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. David Lovedahl made the arrest.

Tyler Ray Woodard, 19, of Dallas Stephenson Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Daisy Phillips Mann, 40, of Paint Town Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Juan Carlos Mejia, 31, of Puma Trail, was charged with failure to appear in court; expired/no inspection, no operator’s license. A secured bond of $500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Gabriel Angelica Gutierrez, 40, of Moss Cove Road, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Miguel Garcia Garcia, 40, of Moss Cove Road, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Moises Russo, 34, of Neil Bryson Road, was charged with possessing/ concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, forcible breaking and entering. No bond was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

February 23

Kaleb Cole Barner, 20, of Chestnut Lane, was charged with possession of open container of malt beverage, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute a schedule VI controlled substance. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Eric Donell Hoots, 19, of Souther Road, was charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. A written promise was given. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Nathan Corey Wood, 33, of Apollo Drive, was charged with no operator’s license, expired registration, possessing open container of a malt beverage, possessing drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $13,500 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Heather Riann Hoyle, 36, of Apollo Drive, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance on jail premise. A secured bond of $13,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

April Mills Bradley, 40, of Jonquil Drive, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond $7,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.


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