25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Quick action saves local woman after her car rolled into a creek

On Tuesday afternoon during heavy rainfall, a 2008 Honda Civic driven by local woman Erin Moffitt was traveling on Rabbit Creek Road when it went off the road and into Rabbit Creek.

Gabriel Bolick and Darren Worley called 911, and along with the help of Jeff Paris, were able to get the door of the car open and get Moffitt to safety. Franklin Fire and Rescue arrived shortly thereafter and transported Moffitt up the steep embankment.

According to N.C. Highway Patrolman Clay Cogdill, Moffitt was immediately rushed to Mission Hospital in Asheville. She has since been released in what is considered a positive outcome for what could have been a grim situation.

Election profiles: District Attorney candidates

Editor’s Note: This is the last of the candidate profiles for the 2014 midterm election. Early voting begins Oct. 23.

Both candidates vying for the open 30th Judicial District Attorney seat have more than a decade of experience each as assistant district attorneys under the current DA Mike Bonfoey and are ready to face the challenges in representing Western North Carolina.

“Prosecutors in this district spend a lot of time in the car traveling from county to county because of the vastness of our district,” said Macon County resident and DA candidate Ashley Welch. “Some districts in the state only include one county. Several others are made up of two or three counties. With seven counties, this district is one of the largest in the state…

Officials say Parker Meadows right on track

Despite a few bumps in the road, Macon County’s Parker Meadows Recreation Complex is on track, and currently $21,000 under budget.

County Manager Derek Roland updated commissioners during the October board meeting Tuesday night, informing them that weather permitting, all grading on the project should be wrapped up in the next two weeks allowing for building construction to begin on Nov. 1.

“Everything is moving along great,” said Roland. “If things continue the way things are going and weather permitting, if the people who are working on this project have anything to do with it, we will be knocking the doors down come Spring.”

School kids learn about the art of puppeteering

Red Herring Puppeteer conducts workshop at East Franklin

Lisa Sturz with Red Herring Puppets held a workshop at East Franklin School on Tuesday.

Kayla Schulte’s kindergarten class learned how to make shadow puppets. They traced Halloween shapes, cut them out, added color and a stick. After they had made their puppets, the kids put on a puppet show.

The award-winning Red Herring Puppets will present “The Big Dipper: Calendar, Compass & Clock,” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., in the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. The performance will include more than two dozen beautifully crafted marionettes and twice as many shadow images.

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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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 June 9 - June 16. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 11

Jeffrey Scott Johnson, 43, of West Old Murphy Road, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Brent Holbrooks made the arrest.

Eddie Mitchell Kresal, 30, of Lakefront Terrace, was charged with accessory after the fact, injury to personal property. A written promise was given. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Tommy Davidson Jr., 35, of Clover Lane, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

June 12

Stephanie Nicole Smith, 23, of Watauga Street, was charged with defrauding a drug/alcohol screen test, probation violation. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Tommy Davidson, 35, of Clover Lane, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possessing stolen goods. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Jeanette Lynn Dutton, 48, of Mountainside Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, resisting arrest. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Damian Quin Dutton, 18, of Mountainside Road, was charged with injury to personal property, communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

June 13

Betty Couch Passmore, 48, of Passmore Road, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Rebecca Anamary Hill, 29, of Austin Welch Road, was charged with child support non-payment. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Kimberly Danielle Lee, 24, of Rolling Hills Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

June 14

Tony Dustin Bateman, 24, of Poplar Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

June 15

Phillip Scott Denmon, 43, Gillespy Drive, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. No bond was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

June 16

Josh Barrett, 21, of Barrett Drive, was charged with child support non-payment. No bond was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 9

Kenneth Lee Worley, 54, of Lyle Street, was charged with larceny, possessing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

June 13

Joey Lee Mathis, 37, of Green Street, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 9

Oswaldo Osorio Guzman, 33, of Puma Trail, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Jonathan David Taylor, 27, of Old Bryson City Road, was charged with injury to real property, failure to appear in court; assault on a female, no operator’s license, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $5,500 was set. James Clawson made the arrest.

Anthony Welch Saunooke, 19, of Dry Bone Road, was charged. No bond was set. Gracia Blackburn made the arrest.

Dewaine Berry Winchester, 44, of Bradley Branch Road, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

June 10

Cheyenne Robin Arneach, 22, of Molly Blankenship Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of stolen goods/property, felony conspiracy, conspiracy to break and enter, larceny after breaking and entering. No bond was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Ronald Eric Robinson, 54, of Booth Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; identity theft, obtaining property under false pretense, forgery of endorsement. A secured bond of $30,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Shena Dale Standingdeer, 33, of Qualla Town Road, was charged with trespassing, possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny from buildings, failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Jim Cannon, of Dry Bone Road, was issued a court ordered commitment for arrest. No bond was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Daniel Patrick Black, 34, of Old Mission Estates, was charged with driving while license revoked - violation of driving privilege, not impaired violation. An unsecured bond was set. David Lovedahl made the arrest.

Austin Eugene Langley, 19, of Heady Mountain, was charged with simple assault, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

June 11

Jerry Odeal Houston, 41, of Caldwell Street, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, driving while impaired, violation of a court order, assault on a female. A secured bond of $5,500 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Viraphong Sakvongkhamhane, 26, of Long Leaf Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession. A secured bond of $160,000 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Christi Lynn Jackson, 29, of Old Jonesboro Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance - hydrocodone, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession. A secured bond of $130,000 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Jaimie Lynn Sorrows, 26, of Pilot Knob Road, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession. A secured bond of $11,500 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Middle Ridge Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

David Earnest Frizzell, 35, of Pheasant Run, was charged with kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Eric Maurice Streater, 50, of Streater Road, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $800 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Douglas Malcom Moore, 64, of Dix Gap Circle, was charged with failure to appear in court; harassing phone calls. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

June 12

Dean Mitchell Brewer, 30, of Webster Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Shawfield Ridge, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Cynthia Jeanne Moore, 39, of North River Road, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $1,100 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

William Charles Hutchinson, 46, of Wilson Drive, was charged with animal control ordinance violation. A written promise was given. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Tiffiney Q Irons, 27, of Timbuktu Road, was charged with notary violation. A written promise was given. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

June 13

Rickey Dean Wood, 55, of Shooting Star Drive, was charged with failure to apply for new title, failure to deliver title, felony alter of a title. A written promise was given. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

David Earnest Frizzell, 35, of Pheasant Run, was charged with forgery of instrument, obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument, larceny of a chosen action. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Jose Antonio Contreras, 22, of Mexican Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, driving while impaired. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

June 14

Jessie Ann Clark, 19, of BB Long Road, was charged with accessory after the fact. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Nathaniel William Stiles, 18, of Cogda View Drive, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, forcible breaking and entering. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

June 15

Venus Marine Wilson, 40, of River Park, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.


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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 3

Samuel Harley Floyd, 23, of Roberts Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Theresa Lynn Green, 42, of Sycamore Drive, was charged with child abuse, simple assault. A secured bond $3,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Bryan Lee Abercrombie, 27, of Crabtree Lane, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

June 4

John Patrick Roquemore, 29, of Clayton, Ga, was charged with violation of a domestic violence protective order. No bond was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

June 5

Luis Angel Mejia-Garcia, 18, of Brendle Cove Road, was charged with stalking. An unsecured bond of $8,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Francisco Michael Licona-Mendoza, 16, of Brendle Cove Road, was charged with stalking, sexual battery. An unsecured bond of $10,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

June 6

Heather Kelly Hawkins, 31, of Murphy, N.C., was charged with failure to appear in court; no operators license, expired tag. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

June 8

Kyle Jacob Hanson, 19, of North Womack Street, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Mark Manning Self, 30, of Ivar Street, was charged with drunk and disruptive, indecent exposure. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

June 9

Phillip Scott Denomon, 43, of Mule Pen Road, was charged with stalking. No bond was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Destiny Paige Jones, 23, of Maxies Court, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 2

Gary Edmond Deetz Jr., 32, of Wild Meadows Road, was charged with writing worthless checks. A written promise was given. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

David Samuel Vinson, 19, of White Oak Circle, was charged with criminal damage to property. A written promise was given. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Andrew Parker Castro, 21, of Womack Street, was charged with injury to real property. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

June 3

Stephanie Diane Evans, 28, of Cals Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation. A secured bond of $500 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

Hunter Anthony Curtis, 21, of Stonecreek Drive, was charged with driving while license revoked. A written promise was given. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

June 4

Eric Robles Lopez, 18, of Skylark Street, was charged with stalking. An unsecured bond of $6,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Merced Ortega Gamino, 33, of Ulco Drive, was charged with injury to personal property, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $500 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

June 6

Steven Ray Marble, 54, of Cherry Street, was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

June 7

Phillip Scott Deonmon, 43, of Gillespy Drive, was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

Kevin Lee Oconner, 36, was charged with driving while license revoked. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

June 8

Jeneva Ann Donaldson, 55, of Harper Lane, was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Ruby Rodriguez, 28, of Dearmin Terrace, was served a fugitive warrant for prostitution, possession of a controlled substance. No bond was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

Steven Chase Stanley, 21, of Belmont Drive, was charged with injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Abigail Lynne Rehkopf, 19, of Harper Lane, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possessing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 2

Tyrone Cox, 45, of Broken Arrow Apartments, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

Cheryl Cothern Ward, of US 74 East, was charged with second degree trespassing. An unsecured bond was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Elliott Neal Mattox, 21, of Black Hill Road, was charged with maintaining a vehicle to store controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule III controlled substance, trafficking opiates. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

June 3

Elizabeth Caroline Martin, 23, of Chadwick Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; reckless driving to endanger, driving while impaired. A secured bond of $5,000 was set.

Tabitha Lynn Arnold, 24, of SE Brown Street, was charged as an out of state fugitive. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Garrett Stribling McCollough, 25, of Crystal Creek Lane, was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $560 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Rebekah Ann Broom, 31, of Jimmy Morris Road, was charged with animal control ordinance violation. A written promise was given. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

James Ruben Medford, 52, of Pincrest Road, was charged with a child support purge. A secured bond of $10,263 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

June 4

Shanna Danielle Samuel, 32, of Adamwood Road, was served a true bill of indictment. An unsecured bond was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Seth Peyton Reed, 22, of Blue Wing Church Road, was charged with no operator’s license, speeding. A secured bond of $300 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Erica Marie Gallo, 35, of Indian Inn, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

June 5

Jolena Nicole Sampson-Hill, 26, of Bigwitch Road, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $12,000 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Justin Douglas Babb, 35, of Cornelius Drive, was charged with contempt of court - child support violation. A secured bond of $4,640 was set.

Corey Michael Brown, 26, of Lakey Creek Road, was served a fugitive warrant from other state. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

June 6

Sherissa Lemae Hughes, 29, of Popawell Apartments, was charged with driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Tonya Lynn Parker, 44, of Dobson Ridge, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Phyllis Elaine Fowler, 44, of Racking Cove Road, was charged with cyberstalking. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Ronica Sue Blair, 36, of Croker Way, was arrested on a fugitive warrant from another state. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. James Clawson made the arrest.

Oscar Hernandez, 36, of Cabe Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

June 7

Krista Bryson Valentine, 49, of Valor Mountain, was charged with criminal damage to property, possessing/ concealing stolen property, larceny. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

June 8

Joshua Brandon Gambrell, 26, of North Country Club Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana. A written promise was given. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

David Ernest Frizzell, 35, of Pheasant Run, was charged with obtaining money/property by false pretense, possessing/ concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, robbery with a dangerous weapon. A secured bond of $140,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Andrew Mitchell Seitz, 20, of North Union City Road, was charged with felony probation violation. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Moises Flores Santana, 34, of Medicine Mountain Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Elizabeth Carolina Waldroup, 30, of Pruitt Hill Drive, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A written promise was given. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests May 20 - May 26. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

May 20

Sarah Ann Birdsell, 27, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Jacob D. Bowers made the arrest.

Shatiek Dayquan McLean, 18, was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jacob D. Bowers made the arrest.

Amy V. Crawford, 28, was charged with damage to real property. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

May 21

James Bennett Jewell, 29, was charged with larceny, possessing/ concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Rickie Lynn Antes II, 22, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Blake A. Buchanan made the arrest.

May 22

Tyler Elden Deats, 18, was charged with failure to appear for injury to real proeprty. A secured bond of $750 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Amberly Lynn Crawford, 28, was charged with misdemeanor child abuse. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Blake A. Buchanan made the arrest.

May 23

Jessica Lee Kelley, 37, was charged with failure to appear for criminal summons or citation. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Buster Lee Biddix, 29, was charged with misdemeanor escape from local jail. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

Richard Frank Sanford Jr., 31, was charged with felony escape of local jail. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

May 26

Nolan Scott Rogers, 27, was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

May 20

Jessy Dakota Beaver, 20, of Lloyd Stewart Lane, was charged with drug violations - equipment/paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

May 24

Amanda Dawn Clawson, 33, of Mill Creek Road, was charged with drug violations - equipment/paraphernalia, failure to appear - warrant for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

May 25

Allen David Combee, 32, of West Palmer Street, was charged with driving while impaired - alcohol, reckless driving. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Amy Marie Gibson, 35, of Wells Grove Road, was charged with drug violations - equipment/paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

May 19

Bobby Allen Gibson, 29, of Long Cove Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Tyrone Cox, 45, of Broken Arrow Apartments, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny. A secured bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Kelly Marie Walkingstick, 25, of Barlow Court, was charged with failure to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Andy William McKinney, 38, of Riverbend Road, was charged with driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

May 20

Samuel Edwin Walk, 23, of Youngblood Lane, was issued a true bill of indictment for possession of stolen property/ goods, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Iris Kay Gibson, 52, of Thorpe Drive, was charged with communicating threats. James A. Brown made the arrest.

Andy William McKinney, 38, of Riverbend Road, was charged with failure to appear for failure to return rental property. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Joseph Keith McCollum, 26, of McConnell Road, was charged with fraud - obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

May 21

Brittany Jade Matheson, 31, of Travelers Nest, was issued a true bill of indictment for possession of stolen goods/property. Harold D. Nicholson made the arrest.

May 23

Kasey Lynn Keffer, 35, of Mockingbird Lane, was charged with failure to appear for injury to personal property. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

May 24

Jeremy Todd Buchanan, 34, of Limestone Drive, was charged with assault on a female. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

May 25

Cheryl Marie Harden, 29, of Osborne Street, was charged with misdemeanor worthless check. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Logan Danial Hoyle, 23, of Tradewinds Lane, was issued a child support contempt order in the amount of $1,320. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Kari Michelle Turpin, 39, of Spalding Drive, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny - all other larceny, drug violations - equipment/paraphernalia - possessing/concealing, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, assault on a handicapped person. A secured bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Danny Lane Swayney, 36, of John Larch Road, was charged with interfering with emergency communications, assault on an unborn child, assault on a female. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests May 18 - June 2. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

May 27

Brock McGilvery, 17, was charged with disorderly conduct at school. A written promise was given. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

James Timothy Haney, 45, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while impaired, probation violation, simple worthless checks. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley made the arrest.

Karen Ingino Sanford, 52, was charged with resisting a public officer, harboring/aiding certain persons. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Mike Langley made the arrest.

Richard Frank Sanford, 56, was charged with resisting a public officer. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Mike Langley made the arrest.

May 28

Kaleb Scott Clark, 25, of Van Raalt Street, was charged with civil contempt. No bond was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Alex Livorio Rivera, 21, of Georgia Road, was issued a true bill of indictment. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

May 29

Adam Joshua Sanders, 27, of Lyle Knob Road, was charged with contempt of court, perjury. A secured bond of $500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Samuel Ed Ramsey Jr., 52, of Nettie Hurst Road, was charged with larceny, breaking and entering, larceny from buildings. A secured bond of $10,500 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Thomas Howard Geisy, 56, of Piney Grove Road, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny from buildings, possession of stolen property. A secured bond of $9,000 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Felicia Hughes Hopkins, 34, Outback Country Knoll, was charged with identity theft, uttering a forged instrument, obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

May 31

Preston Ross Haithcock, 34, of Patton Road, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Dennis Scott, 52, of Ted Circle, was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley made the arrest.

Richard Blake Crews, 22, of Asheville, N.C., was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument, forgery of instrument. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Charles Andrew Cochran, 21, of Nelson Waldroop Road, was charged with parole and probation violations. No bond was set. Mike Langley made the arrest.

Keith Andrew Basty, 25, of Hillside, was charged with driving while license revoked, assault on a female. No bond was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

June 1

Ronald Lee Thomas, 68, of Falcon Drive, was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley made the arrest.

June 6

Cody Lyn Lindberg, 28, of Nettie Hurst Road, was charged with making terroristic threats. An unsecured bond of $2,500. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

Raymond Kyle Ulsh, 27, of Lakeshore Drive, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

May 25

Amy Marie Gibson, 35, of Wells Grove Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $4,000 was set.

May 26

Julio, Cesa Salgado-Salvador, 27, of Forrest Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; reckless driving to endanger, speeding. A secured bond of $500 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

May 29

Heather Lee Lucas, 28, of Lake Emory Road, was charged with school attendance law violation. No bond was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

May 30

John Russell Sanfilippo, 48, of Kingwood Circle. No bond was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

May 18

Tracie Renee Weir, 33, of Fort Wilderness Campground, was charged with resisting/obstructing/delaying, destroying evidence. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Joseph Keith McCollum, 26, of McConnell Road, was charged with possession of stolen property, larceny. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Jimmy Lee Collier, 44, of Radio Hill Road, was charged with violation of domestic violence protective order. No bond was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Jason Lee Tramper, 33, of Campground Cemetery Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

May 26

Grady Lee Rathbone, 35, of Aniellee Lane, was charged with simple physical assault, assault on a female. No bond was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Lisa Elaine Burke, 41, of J. Bradley Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; intoxicated and disruptive. A secured bond of $250 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Kurtis Lee Puckett, 43, of Wolfe Town Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license. A secured bond of $500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Haley Chere Smith, 29, of Pine View Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; court violation, larceny. A secured bond of $500 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

May 27

Anthony Welch Saunooke, 19, of Dry Bone Road, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen property. No bond was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Anthoney Joseph Flores, 32, of Shoal Creek Road, was charged with injury to personal property, assault on a female. No bond was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Brianna Amanda Powers, 24, of Snap Dragon Lane, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to appear in court; resisting a public officer, alter/destroy criminal evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $41,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Debra Michelle Crews, 21, of Old VFW Road, was charged with damage to real property, breaking and entering. A secured bond was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Tyrone Cox, 45, of Broken Arrow Apartments, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Shawfield Ridge, was charged with injury to personal property, larceny. A secured bond was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Jolena Nicole Sampson-Hill, 26, of Big Witch Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

May 28

Erick Lavon Dixon, 25, of Alpharetta, Ga., was charged with larceny, possession of stolen property, probation violation out of county. A secured bond of $12,000 was set.

Rodney Rodgers, 48, of Spirit Mountain, was charged with trespassing, breaking and entering, communicating threats, assault on a female. No bond was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Shawn Tomforde, 34, of Cactus Loop Road, was charged with simple physical assault. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

May 29

Samantha Gunter, 23, of Hoot Owle Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Richard Travis Akers, 33, of Walter Ashe Road, was charged with possessing/concealing drug paraphernalia, other drug violations. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

May 30

Bryan Steven Squirrel, 30, of Tooni Branch Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, failure to appear in court; possession of stolen goods/property, larceny. A secured bond of $26,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Rachael Diane Reed, 43, of Boo Holler Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, failure to appear in court; larceny, resisting a public officer, shoplifting concealment goods. A secured bond of $41,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

May 31

Cecil Eli Walkingstick, 36, of Straight Fork Road, was charged with second degree trespassing. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

June 1

Michael Jerome Drakeford, 32, of Dark Toad Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; communicating threats, trespassing. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Daniel William Dyer, 25, of Rockdale Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation, domestic criminal trespass, breaking and entering, interfering with emergency communications, communicating threats, assault on a female, larceny from a person. No bond was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Benjamin Shane Cayton, 21, of University Heights Road, was charged with breaking and entering. A written promise was given. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Scott Wayne Gilreath, 21, of University Suites, was charged with breaking and entering. A written promise was given. Andrew Parker made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Dept., Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests May 12 - May 19. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

May 13

Stephanie Amber Sanford, 23, was charged with larceny by an employee. A secured bond of $500 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Frank Anthony Mercado, 27, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $24,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Tyler Ward Chandler, 17, of Lyle Mill Road, was charged with disorderly conduct, defacing a public building. No bond was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

May 14

Abigail Lynne Rehkopf, 19, of Harper Lane, was charged with larceny by an employee. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

Jaime Teresa Howard, 28, of Patton Creekside Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Scotty Jason Elliot, 31, of Patton Creekside Drive, was charged with attempted larceny. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

May 15

Sonny Bryant, 49, of Olive Hill Road, was charged with contempt of court. No bond was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

Darrell Marjon Cape, 43, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Amber Wright made the arrest.

May 16

Justin Ryan Cochran, 22, of Morrison Church Road, was charged with driving while impaired, prearranged speed competition, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Arick Loren Quinton, 41, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

May 16

Paula Renee Anglin, 43, of Georgia Road, was charged with disseminating obscene material to a minor. A secured bond of $15,000 was set.

May 17

Charles Andrew Cochran, 21, was charged with manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

May 19

John Henry Tyte Jr., 23, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Andrew Parker Castro, 21, was charged with resisting a public officer, disorderly conduct. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

May 14

Kenneth Khristopher Knight, 28, of Mica City Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $500 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

May 16

Tiffany Elizabeth Childers, 24, of Ulco Drive, was charged with child abuse. A written promise was given. Justin Norman made the arrest.

May 17

Tiffany Elizabeth Childers, 24, Ulco Drive, was charged with non-assaultive child abuse. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

May 19

Robert Ryan Oteri, 25, of Dearmin Terrace, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, possession of marijuana. A secured bond of $1,000 was set.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

May 12

Kenneth Rodney Heffner, 47, of Gentle Ridge, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Elizabeth Renee Plummer, 41, of Blue Wing Smiley Little John, was charged with failure to appear in court; failure to wear a seatbelt, driving while license revoked, violation of a court order, driving while impaired. A secured bond was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

May 13

Moises Flores Santana, 34, of Heddy Mountain Road, was charged with communicating threats, child abuse, assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. John Beegle Jr. made the arrest.

Justin Charles Brooks, 31, of Mimosa Lane, was charged with felony probation violation. No bond was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

May 14

Velazquez Vaquerizo Ediel, 30, of Devin Drive, was charged with breaking and entering, peeping tom, attempted breaking and entering. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Ricky Buchanan made the arrest.

Melissa Dawn Eller Lacky, 41, of Shoal Creek Road, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Cassandra Marie Tolley, 24, of Red Tail Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

William Scott Mull, 54, of Pyramid Place, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Jack Milton Kern, 28, of Lakeside Circle, was issued a true bill of indictment for possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

May 15

Edmond Meroney French, 48, of Camp Creek Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

William Rosello, 25, of Dumplin Flats, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operators license. A secured bond of $500 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Henry James Driver, 33, of Tooni Branch, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, forgery of endorsement, obtaining property by false pretense. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Rickenna Dwan McCoy, 24, of Iva Lee Drive, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of an endorsement. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Mark Richard Franks, 22, of River Park Trailer Park, was charged with failure to appear in court; breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

Leeann Kinsey Kern, 30, of Lakeside Circle Drive, was issued a true bill of indictment. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

May 16

Kasey Lynn Keffer, 35, of Mockingbird Lane, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Taylor Dalton Eubanks, 20, of Big Creek Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $500 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Benjamin Bryant Wynn, 25, of Lloyd Hooper Road, was charged with selling drug paraphernalia, drug violations. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Gracia Blackburn made the arrest.

Jackie Carl Thomasson, 60, of Dogwood Drive, was charged with drug violations. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Gracia Blackburn made the arrest.

May 17

Tracy Lynn Neugin, 35, of Thomas Valley Road, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument, forgery of endorsement, forger of instrument, resisting/ obstructing/delaying, possession of stolen property, larceny, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, failure to appear in court; simple affray. A secured bond of $133,500 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Kelley Jean Robinson, 37, of Fawn Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Brittany Lightstar Powers, 25, of Snowbird Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

James Aaron Bird, 35, of Old Santeelah Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.


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