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2015 Memorial Day Observance

One of the largest crowds in recent memory gathered at the Macon County Veterans Memorial park for the annual Memorial Day Celebration.

Veteran Navy Captain Tierian (Randy) Cash was the guest speaker for the event.

“Today is a bittersweet day, we get together, we cry, we laugh,” said Cash. “I am convinced if everyone really understood the sacrifice of the one million Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice there wouldn’t be any cars on the road, they would all be here.”

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County manager submits ‘conservative’ budget

Building the county’s financial stability while facing uncertain legislative challenges seems to be the common theme throughout the 2015-16 budget planning process. County Manager Derek Roland presented commissioners with a $46.6 million budget last Thursday night, and in a two and a half hour work session on Tuesday, commissioners hashed out the details.

The budget was proposed at $46,646,357, with balanced revenues and expenditures. The proposed budget, while less than the 2013-14 levels, exhibits an increase over the current fiscal year.

From building upgrades to new shops, business is booming in Franklin

Franklin's business landscape is undergoing some big changes, a sign that maybe better times are ahead for the local economy.

Franklin’s Main Street is bustling, with the biggest problem these days being findind a parking space on either end of the street. New shops have found their homes along Main Street, and after hours, the sidewalks are actually lined with visitors, something Franklin’s main street has long since struggled to do consistently.

But main street isn’t the only thing changing. From both ends of Franklin, older buildings such as the Dan’s Auto building or Ace Hardware have gotten a facelift, with new store fronts and more shopper friendly parking lots.

FHS Booster Club hosts 33rd Annual Athletic Awards ceremony

The Franklin High School Athletic Booster Club presented its 33rd Annual FHS Athletic Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 21.

Athletes were recognized for athletic accomplishments as well as scholarly pursuits and awarded local scholarships.

Among the awards and scholarships given were: The Parker Mathis Scholarship; Walter Scruggs Scholarship; Brandon Stiwinter Scholarship; Booster Club Scholarship; Tom Raby Scholarhsip and (not pictured) Stan Sloan Scholarship, which was awarded to Harrison Conner and Cameron Roper.

 

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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 Feb. 2 - Feb. 9. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 2

Sean Hall, 22, of Franklin, was charged with probation violations. No bond was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

February 3

Doyle Dooger Ramirez, 28, of Franklin, was charged with misdemeanor probation violation, failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $2,772 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Christopher Adam Jones, 31, of Wallace Cir., was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

February 4

Tammy Marie Ruffling, 38, of Deuce Rd., Highlands, was charged with magistrates order for fugitive. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Eddie Mitchell Kresal, 30, of Tallent Dr., was charged with felony larceny, possession of stolen goods/property, trespassing. No bond was set. Kenneth Adams made the arrest.

February 5

Ronald Edward Swofford, 40, of Windy Hill Dr., was issued a true bill of indictment. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

February 6

William Clinton Holt, 49, of Fox Hollow Cir., Otto, was charged with assault on a female, injury to personal property. No bond was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

February 7

Travis James Gregg, 37, of Tessentee Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting public officer, and possessing stolen property. A secured bond of $102,500 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Michell Lee McClure of Wilkie St., was charged with failure to pay child support. A $1,041 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Alexandra Lynne Herring, 25, of John Teague Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated. An unsecured bond of $750 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

February 8

Jeffery Leander Chavis, 40, of Brittney Ln., was charged with failure to pay child support. A $1,840 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

February 9

Abigail Leah Willey, 31, of Glass Shanty Cir., was charged with possession of marijuana. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Crystal Chimene Conley, 31, of Bobby Conley Rd., was charged with contempt of court: child support. A secured bond of $200 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 2

Erica Aclare Lambert, 33, of Adams Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with larceny, shoplifting concealment of goods, possessing/ concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

February 4

Dustin Bo Rodmaker, 33, of Mill Creek Rd., was charged with possessing methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Timothy Clay Brown, 55, of Bailey Rd., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

February 8

Justin Keith Stanley, 30, of Kirkland Rd., was charged with failure to pay child support, driving while license revoked, no insurance. A $10,420 bond was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Mark Manning Self, 31, of Ivar St., was charged with public consumption. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 2

Jayda Arlene Pheasant, 25, of Qualla Motel, Whittier, was charged with probation violations. Rollie L. James, III made the arrest.

Daniel Bruce Groenewold, 42, of John Reagan Dr., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear - assault on a law enforcement officer causing serious injury, resist public officer, possess stolen property, misdemeanor larceny, injury to real property, simple assault, misdemeanor larceny, driving while license revoked, possess drug paraphernalia, possess marijuana up to 1/2 oz., felony possession of cocaine. A $55,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

February 3

Ariel Marie Fisher, 23, of Molasses Mtn., was charged with larceny of motor fuel. No bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Sanders Matthew Berry, 17, of Heartwood Way, Whittier, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz. A $1,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

Jonathan Edward Dean, 18, of Rocky Ln., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz. A $1,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

Timothy Brandon Luker, 35, of Tuckasegee, was charged with felony larceny/true bill of indictment. A $10,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

Evaline Kathleen Allison, 30, of Tradewinds Ln., was charged with school attendance law violation. A $1,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

February 4

Phillip Brent Hinton, 28, of Goose Creek Rd., Seymore, Tenn., was charged with open container of alcohol, possessing/concealing weapons. A $1,500 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Lawrence Henry Bond, 53, of Bluegrass Dr., Morristown, Tenn, was charged with open container of alcohol, possessing/concealing weapons. A $1,500 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

February 5

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Shawfield Rd., was charged with driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Stovall Deborah Renae, 45, of Cook Bridge Rd., Murphy, was charged with cyberstalking. A $1,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Thomas Frank Scott, 34, of Old Bryson City Rd., Whittier, was charged with resisting public officer. A $1,500 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Austin Eugene Langley, 20 or Heady Mtn., Cashiers, was charged with violation of court order. A $5,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

John Paul Carver, 37, of Fox Hollow Cir., Otto, was charged with domestic violence violation. No bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

February 6

Kala Michelle Northrup, 29, of Oakridge Rd., Tuckasegee, was charged with driving while license revoked. A $1,000 bond was set. Stephen B. Watson made the arrest.

February 7

Frank Joesph McCoy, 21, of Charlie Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with obtain property by false pretense, conspire to commit breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods/property, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering. A $40,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Tara Renee Pheasant, 38, of Charlie Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, conspire to break and enter to commit larceny, obtaining money/property by false pretense, possessing stolen property. A $50,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James, III made the arrest.

Edward Dwayne Taylor, 27, of Young Squirrel Dr., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear - possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Kenneth Snyder, 28, of Dumplin Flats Rd., was charged with failure to report new address - sex offender. A $20,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Carla Maria Wahnetah, 27 of Wahneetah Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear-larceny. A $1,000 bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

February 8

Michael Damion Wolfe, 24, of Ensley Mobile Home Park, Webster, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Brittanie Nycole Sharpe, 22, of Gribble Gap, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. 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 Jan. 26 - Feb. 1. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

January 27

Michael Anthony Passafume, 44, of Leaning Tree Ln., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

January 28

Eric Daniel Holland, 32, of Wallace Circle, was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 29

Teresa Marie Henry, 35, of Tessentee Rd., Otto, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 30

Austin Harley McCall, 19, of Todd Trail, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after break/enter, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Kenneth Khristopher Knight, 29, of Mica City Rd., was charged with failure to appear driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $100 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

January 29

Jeffery David Bundy, 49, of Gaston St., was charged with first degree trespass. No bond was given. Robert Ray made the arrest.

January 31

Charles Benson Grindstaff, 64, of Lake Emory Rd., was charged with assault and battery. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

January 26

Jesse Dean Namotka, 19, of Nicole Arms Apts. was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats. A $2,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

January 27

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Shawfield Ridge, was charged with driving while license revoked. A $750 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Anthony Welch Saunooke, 19, of Dry Bone Rd., Whitter, was charged with first degree burglary, felony probation violation, conspire to breaking and enter-building, possessing stolen goods/property, breaking and entering. A $170 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Wesley Paul Cabe, 37, of Periwinkle Park, Waynesville, was charged with failure to appear misdemeanor child abuse, driving while license revoked. A $5,500 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

January 28

Jeffery Scott Cook, 48, of Swift Water Dr., was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Gary Stephen Bryson, 51, of Elm St., was charged with nonpayment of child support. A bond of $1,247 was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

January 29

Barney Ruben Rich, 54, of Cumberland Trail, Whitter, was charged with resisting public officer, misuse of 911. A bond of $3,000 was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Bennie Marson Teesateskie, 35, of Ike Tooni Dr., Cherokee, was charged with felony larceny. A $3,000 bond was set. Stephen B. Watson made the arrest.

January 30

Shane Merideth, 44, of Olivet Rd., Whitter, was charged with failure to appear driving while license revoked. A $500 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Anthony Welch Saunoke, 19, of Dry Bone Rd., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear-possess marijuana up to 1/2 oz., breaking and entering. A $2,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Nika Marie Welch, 24 of Lindy Hights Rd., Bryson City, was charged with felony probation violation, failure to appear- posses methamphetamine. A $120,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Kimberly Ann Owle, 27, of Boyd Catolster Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear larceny. A $1,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

January 31

Noel Maldonado, 61, of Hilltop Trailer Park, was charged with protective order violation, contempt of court, perjury, court violations. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

February 1

Debra Michelle Guthrie, 22, of Pigeon Ln., was charged with simple physical assault. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Christine Ann Taber, 39, of Hospital Rd., was charged with communicating threats, escape from custody or resist arrest. A $100,000 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 Jan. 12 - Jan. 18. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

January 13

John P. Carver, 37, of Fox Hollow Cir., Otto, was charged with simple possession of scheduled VI controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Alfred Owle, 34, of Old Mission Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication. No bond was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

January 14

Scott Cole IV, 38, of Wallalieu Gap Rd., Otto, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $800 was set. Jonathan Phillips made the arrest.

January 15

Crystal Dawn Bates, 37, of Cherry St., was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 16

Mark Anthony Stone, 30, of Little Mountain Rd., Otto, was charged with fugitive warrant/probation violation. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Blake A. Buchanan made the arrest.

Adrienne Nichole Carver, 27, of White Pine Circle was charged with failure to appear, breaking and entering, injury to real property, first degree trespassing. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

January 12

Keith Andrew Basty, 26, of Saunders Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

January 13

Kayleb Chase Bates, 22, of Wide Horizon Dr., was charged with failure to apply for new title. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

January 14

Anita Lynn Pistolis, 48, of Wahoo Trail, Highlands, was charged with larceny shoplifting, resisting arrest, fraud obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $12,500 was set. Elija D. Kirkland made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

January 12

Cody Jacob Scott Jenkins, 24, of Astro Dr., was charged with failure to appear - driving while license revoked not impaired revocation, speeding. A secured bond of $250 was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Brianna Amanda Powers, 24, of Snap Dragon Ln., was charged with failure to appear - simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises. A secured bond of $150,000 was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Larry James Mashburn, 29, of Long Bow Ln., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Krystal Nicole Averett, 23, of Nicole Arms Apts., was charged with larceny, communicating threats. No bond information was provided. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

January 13

Xavier Ryan French, 26, of Guy Bark Rd., was charged with open container, possessing/concealing a weapon, DWI - alcohol. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Elicio Sanchez George, 18, of Leyla Court, was charged with possessing/concealing a weapon. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Kevin Stanley Broom, 40, of Dodgen Ridge, was charged with resisting a public officer, communicating threats. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Brittany Renea Frizzell, 26, of Ember Ln., was charged with harassing phone calls. An unsecured bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Laris Sutton, 66, of Tattnall Rd., was charged with driving left of center, drug violations - possessing/concealing equipment/ paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, trafficking methamphetamine by transport. No bond information was given. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Chad Ryan Pierce, 38, of Harding Ln., was charged with a domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Heather Riann Hoyle, 37, of Dark Ridge Rd., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

January 14

Taft Gardayne Bowers, 25, of Streater Rd., was charged with failure to appear - injury to real property, second degree trespass, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $750 was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Chelsea Aimee Cucumber, 22, of Medicine Woman Dr., was charged with failure to appear - possession of stolen goods/property, misdemeanor larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Jacob Hunter Rattler, 22, of Elsie Rattler Rd., was charged with fictitious tag, expired tag, fictitious information to an officer, driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance on jail premises. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Tony Darrell Broom, 49, of Oak Ridge Rd., was charged with failure to appear - driving while impaired. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

January 16

Constance Renea Bedient, 47, of Pine Creek Rd., was charged with failure to appear - simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. No bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

John Westcott Mills, 21, of Kinross Ln., was charged with second degree trespassing. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Vita Lynne Reed, 33, of Rough Branch Rd., was charged with drug violations - possessing/concealing equipment/ paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. An unsecured bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Paul Namotka, 50, of Kokopelli, was issued a true bill of indictment misdemeanor larceny, breaking and entering a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Michael Sean Lewis, 47, of Cullowhee Mtn. Rd., was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $75.00 was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Timothy Scott Lawrence, 27, of Oak Ridge Rd., was charged with defrauding a drug/alcohol screen. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Harold D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Stephen Jeremiah Penninger, 27, of Oak Ridge Rd., was charged with driving while license revoked, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A written promise was given. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

January 17

Sammi Lyn Sequoyah, 33, of Wilbur Sequoyah Rd., was charged with failure to appear - fictitious information to officer. A secured bond of $500 was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Jacob Matthew Conner, 28, of Dean Falls Trl., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, intoxicated and disruptive. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Cody James Rich, 20, of Jenkins Br. Ln., was charged with consuming alcohol in the passenger area of a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, DWI - alcohol and/or drugs, driving after consuming alcohol under 21. A written promise was given. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

January 18

Hope Marie Mathis, 27, of Lofty Mtn. Rd., was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possession of a stolen vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Kamie Calhoun Seay, 32, of Mink Branch Rd., as charged with fictitious information to an officer, failure to appear - license plate cover violation, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Swann Tomilliah Rattler, 30, of Jeff Toineeta Rd., was charged with intoxicated and disruptive, defrauding an innkeeper. A secured bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Randall Damien Driver, 25, of Rachael Watty Rd., was charged with defrauding an innkeeper. A secured bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Megan Davis Bradley, 21, of Aurora Ln., was charged with resist, obstruct, delay a public officer. An unsecured bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Caleb Wilson Bradley, 23, of Aurora Ln., was charged with destruction of evidence, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, drug violations - possessing/concealing equipment/paraphernalia, resist, obstruct, delay a public officer. A secured 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 Jan. 18 - Jan. 25. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

January 20

Eugene Edward Lamb, 48, of Grandview Dr., was charged with felony probation violation, misdemeanor probation violation. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Ronald Thomas Batton, 32, of Howell Rd. was charged with false report to police station. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 21

Matthew Shuler, 21, of Lake Emory Rd. was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

January 22

Daniel Ray McClelland, 27, of Terrell Rd., was charged with possession with intent manufacturing sell distribute, drug violations- equipment/paraphernalia, possession with intent sell distribute marijuana. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

George Henry Aguilar Jr., 45, of Terrell Rd., was charged with possession with intent manufacture sell distribute marijuana, drug violations-equipment/paraphernalia, possession with intent sell distribute marijuana. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Victoria Lee Brown, 22, of September Embers Dr., was charged with drug violations-all other drug violations, drug violations, drug violations. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Joseph Matthew Nesbit, 23, of Town Mountain Dr., was charged with drug violations-equipment/paraphernalia, possession with intent manufacture marijuana. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

David Duane Ledford, 39, of Calvary Dr., Otto, was charged with possession with intent manufacture sell distribute schedule II controlled substance, drug violations-equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Claire Eve Wilmot, 24, of Whitney Ln. was charged with possession with intent manufacture sell distribute schedule II. A secured bond on $4,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Abigail Leah Willey, 31, of Glass Shanty Cir., was charged with possession methamphetamine. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

James Jason McMahan, 50, of Fred Dalton Rd., was charged with possession methamphetamine. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

January 23

Nicholas Chad Cockrell, 28, of Meeting Street Rd., Edgefield, S.C. was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

January 24

William David Boyce, 35, of Ralph Taylor Rd., was charged with driving while impaired, simple possession of marijuana. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

Timothy Eugene Roach, 53, was charged with failure to appear driving while intoxicated, failure to appear, possible open container/consuming alcohol passenger area. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jeremy Edward Stepp, 23, of McDonald Rd., was charged with failure to appear-misdemeanor larceny, failure to appearpossible stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Cody Brazz Abke, 21, of Addington Bridge Rd., was charged with misdemeanor larceny. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Samantha Angela Abke, 29, of Addington Bridge Rd., was charged with larceny. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

January 25

Edward Allen Solesbee, 26, of Louisa Chapel Rd., was charged with failure to pay child support. A bond of $505 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

January 18

Dustin Jake Cabe, 28, of Charlie Joe Rd., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, all traffic (except driving while intoxicated)-driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

Jamie Patrick Oneal, 22, of Buddy Gap Rd., Otto, was charged with all traffic (except driving while intoxicated)-driving while license revoked, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, possession of drug paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

January 19

Andrew Parker Casto, 22, of Franklin, was charged with possessing/ concealing weapons, trespassing. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

Brittany Ruth Rogers, 18, of Coweeta Church Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated, alcohol and /or drugs, possessing drug paraphernalia. No bond given. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

January 20

Mark James Tardy, 45, of Clarks Chapel Rd., was charged with larceny, possessing/concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

Larry Jake Dills, 36, of Ulco Ln., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs, driving while license revoked, hit and run. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

January 21

Nichole Bates Queen, 33, of South Skeenah, was charged with domestic violence protection order. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Leah Abigail Willey, 31, of Glass Shanty Cir., was charged with failure to appear, driving while intoxicated, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Heather Rachelle Woods, 30, of Country Club Dr., Forsyth, Ga. was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and /or drugs. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

January 22

Dalia Luna Medina, 37, of Summit Hill Dr., was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

January 23

Nicholas Chad Cockrell, 28, of Meeting St., Edgefield, S.C., was charged with fraud obtaining money/property by false pretense, possession of schedule II, possession of schedule IV. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Matt Pellicer made the arrest.

Tabitha Martha Harris, 29, of Whaley St. Warrenville, S.C. was charged with fraud obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Matt Pellicer made the arrest.

January 24

Matt Dillan Laws, 20, of Dearmin Terrace Ln., was charged with personal weapons (hands, feet), assault on a female. No bond was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

January 19

Jovohn Anthony Green, 28, of Patriot Dr., was charged with failure to appear for operating a vehicle with no insurance, failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $1,000 was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

January 20

Thomas Jaric Keener, 21, of Lively Ln., of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for driving while intoxicated. A bond of $5,000 was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Yvette Saavedra, 41 of Manono St. Hilo, Hawaii, was charged with resist, obstruct and delay arrest, intoxicated and disruptive. A bond of $1,000 was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

January 21

Brandon Derrick Sigmon, 22, of Garland Buchanan Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Matthew Chase Catolster, 18, of Yellow Hill Rd., Cherokee, was charged with conspiring to break and enter, larceny, first degree burglary. A $30,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Ishmael Oliver Clark, 17, of McCracken Rd., Bryson City was charged with conspiring to break and enter, larceny, first degree burglary. A $30,000 was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

James Michael Lawlor, 37, of Castle Rock Cir., failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $500 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Tonya Renae Patterson, 35, of Owensby Rd., Hendersonville, was charged with Fraud - obtaining money/property by false pretense, motor vehicle theft. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

James Luther Bryson, 26, of Cope Creek Rd., was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny. A $15,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

January 22

Robert John Ayen, 36, of Bradley Dr., Cherokee, was charged with driving while license revoked. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Brianna Amanda Powers, 24, of Snap Dragon Ln., was charged with aiding and abetting, driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Marcus Steve Boren, 44, of North Norton Rd., Cashiers, was charged with all offenses assault on a female. A $500 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

January 23

Amanda Dempsey, 48, of Kirkland Rd., Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $1,500 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Christopher Allan Miles, 32, of Doberman Ln., Whitter, was charged with failure to appear for assault on a female. A $7,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Michael Tyler Gordon, 19, of Shoal Creek Rd., Whittier was charged with consuming alcohol by a 19 year old, assault on a female. No bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Jennifer Nicole Young, 26, of Shoal Creek Rd., Whitter, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. S Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

January 24

Sandra Lee Haney, 43, of Mark Bigmeat Rd., Cherokee, was communicating threats. No bond was set. Threats Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Wesley Alan Babb, 27, of Windy Gap Rd., Cullowhee was charged with filing a false police report to station( warrant), resisting a public officer. A $2,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Jan. 5 - Jan. 13. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

January 5

Austin Scott Groom, 25, of Blue Bird Ln., was charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

January 6

Theresa Green, 42, of Sycamore Dr., was charged with misuse of 911 system, resisting a public officer. No bond was set. Dereck Stamey made the arrest.

Delwin Dewayne Litchfield, 59, of Sam Vanhook Ln., was charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communications. No bond was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

January 9

Billy Wayne Heaton, 38, of Coweeta Lake Circle, was charged with interfering with emergency communications. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Brach Alan Brasier, 24, of Penland Ln., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Jared Burl Howard, 39, of Orchard View Dr., was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

Jordan Larry Watts, 24, of Ellijay Rd., was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after break/enter, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Phyllis Rena Garrison, 31, of Slep Orchard Rd., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 10

Teddy Timothy Higdon, 47, of Wolf Ridge Rd., was charged with felony possession of cocaine. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Cameren Paul Shaffer, 21, of Connors Park, was charged with fugitive warrant out of state, attempted escape from county confinement, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $150,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Savannah Doris Monteith, 24, of Connors Park, was charged with felony harboring an escapee, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 11

Joseph Daniel Toneges, 36, of Battle Branch Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Tyler Elden Deats, 19, of Ruby Ln., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Jay Wright made the arrest.

January 12

Dennis Wayne Sturgis, 32, of Oak Knob Dr., was charged with assault on a female. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

January 13

Larry Jake Dills, 36, of Union Otto Day Care Rd., was charged with resisting arrest, assault by strangulation, assault on a female. No bond was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

January 6

Joseph Lee Thompson, 49, of Flagg St., Tallahassee, Fla., was charged with DWI-Alcohol. A secured bond of $750 was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

January 7

Kyle Benjamin Cabe, 16, of Georgia Rd., was charged with breaking and entering, felony larceny, possession of stolen property. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Austin Scott Groom, 25, of Bluebird Ln., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

January 8

Jennifer Ann Ramirez, 32, of Jonathan Creek Rd., Waynesville, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

January 10

Dakota C. Mathis, 21, of Willow Cove Rd., was charged with larceny of a firearm, possessing a stolen firearm. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

January 5

Rachel Nicole Brock, 33, of Williamson Rd, was charged with identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond was set. David A. Lovedahl made the arrest.

Matthew Sampson Armachain, 21, of Hayes Lossiah Rd, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. David A. Lovedahl made the arrest.

Charles Brandon Henson, 17, of Rodeo Dr, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Ernest A. Scherman, III made the arrest.

January 6

Kyle Willie Frizzell, 29, of Westridge Rd, was charged with breaking and entering and assault on a female. No bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Felica Franklin Stephens, 29, of Foggy Bottom Lane, was charged with misdemeanor stalking. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Michael Joshua Hall, 34, of Sutton Br Rd, was charged with misdemeanor stalking. No bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Charles Brandon Henson, 17, of Red Tail Ln, was charged with communicating threats. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

January 7

Tina Ann Foshie, 41, of Harding Ln, was charged with larceny. A written promise was given. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

January 8

Benjamin Franklin Groenwold, 46, was charged with larceny - shoplifting. A written promise was given. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

January 9

Birda Francine Lambert, 28, of Guy Bark Rd, was charged with failure to appear - failure to secure a passenger under the age of 16, driving while license revoked, driving while impaired. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Chelsea Noelle Hill, 20, of Little Savannah Rd, was charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to traffic opium/herion and trafficking opium/herion. A secured bond of $110,000 was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Elliot Neal Mattox, 18, of Black Hill Rd, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking opium/herion, and conspiracy to traffic opium/herion. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Billy Joe Brady, 47, of Sam Brady Rd, was charged with failure to appear - fictitious tag, driving while license revoked, expired registration/tag, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Sheena Smith Dockery, 29, of Grape Creek Rd, was charged with failure to appear - possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver. A secured bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Wesley Tyler Hall, 37, of McCall Rd, was charged with cyberstalking. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

January 10

Cody Franklin McCall, 23, of Watson Branch Rd, was charged with injury to real property, communicating threats. A written promise was given. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

Savador Martinez Garcia, 41, of Camp Creek, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

January 11

Christopher Terron Queen, 19, of Range Dr, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana. A written promise was given. Rollie L. James, III made the arrest.

Lloyd Joshua Mitchell, 17, of Biddle Rd, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. A written promise was given. Rollie L. James, III made the arrest.

Dwight Samual Parker, 26, of Mountain Oble Rd, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, and possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $10,000 was issued. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.


 

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