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Top 10 ways to get lost in Macon County this summer

Whether you have lived here for your entire life, or if you are planning your first vacation, Macon County has a variety of exciting adventures waiting for just about everybody this summer.

To help you plan your next adventure, here are the top 10 things to do in Macon County, as submitted by Macon County News readers.

1) Strap on your hiking boots.
With hundred of miles of hiking trails within Macon County, there is a trail for every skill level. From hosting miles of the Appalachian Trail as well as the Bartram Trail, there are hikes of all skill levels and lengths that meander through all areas of the county and take you on a foot tour of majestic mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls.

BOE requests $7.9 million from county

Funding cuts weighing down budget process; School Board develops a ‘just in case’ budget

Since the recession, the budget planning process has been a daunting task for school officials in Macon County. With fewer and fewer dollars to work with each year, while student enrollment numbers continue to grow, the school board has pinched just about every last penny that they possibly can. Facing a $621,342 budget shortfall and having to ask the county for yet another increase, the school district can identify four significant budget items that are contributing to the issue this fiscal year. This year's request totals $7.9 million.

Franklin folks take part in Rabun’s Warrior Dash

Warriors flock to Northern Georgia to play in the mud for annual 5K

Deep in the trenches of Mountain City, Ga., warriors struggle over boulders and dive into the chilly lake waters. Battling the elements for more than three miles, Rabun County's annual Warrior Dash is where only the strong survive.

Competitors from across North Carolina and Georgia traveled to Mountain City last weekend to try their hand at conquering the 3.2 mile obstacle course that climbs over walls, across dangling ropes and down twostory tall slides, all while being weighed down with unrelenting mud and grit.

CareNet planning to offer a client choice option

Macon County's CareNetwork (CareNet) is upgrading its food pantry to give its clients more options when it comes to shopping. Instead of boxing up clients' monthly pantry items and giving them pre-selected items each month, CareNet is in the process of implementing a client choice option that allows visitors to shop through the pantry once a month for items they need.

"We’re excited about our new manner with which we can serve families, here in Macon County, with a more personable approach," said Shaina Adkins, executive director of CareNet."That said, the CareNet Client Choice Pantry provides families with an opportunity to choose the foods they would eat and like to provide for their family."

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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 25. - March 9. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 25

Bayshen Emanuel Chavis, 17, of West End Dr., was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

Joshua Henry Dale Driver, 21, of Roller Mill Rd., was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

February 26

Thomas Alan Moore, 39, of Georgia Rd., Otto, was charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $80,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

February 27

Jeffery Todd Bates, 35, of Sloan Rd., was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, criminal damage to property (vandalism). No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Cameren Paul Shaffer, 22, of Connors Park, was charged with first degree burglary, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. No bond was set. Kenneth Adams made the arrest.

February 28

Cora J. Fitzpatrick, 20, of Strawberry Ln., Highlands, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Eddie Mitchell Kresal, 30, of Wilkie St., was charged with breaking and entering, injury to personal property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Joshua Aaron Freeman, 19, of Terrace Dr., Weaverville, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

March 1

Evan Cole Thrift, 23, of Gamet Ln., Ga., was charged with driving while intoxicated-alcohol and/or drugs, escape from custody or resist arrest. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

March 2

Kelsie Diane Elliot, 26, was charged with failure to appear for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 3

Kenyon Skyler Frady, 19, of Buddy Ln., Otto, was charged with breaking and entering, injury to personal property, misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $750 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 4

Matthew Shawn Carpenter, 20, of Lopes Loop, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

March 6

James David Petrone, 37, of Buck Creek Rd., was charged with trespassing, littering no greater then 15 lbs. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

March 7

Jamie Thomas Blythe, 41, of McDaniel Dr., was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Gavin Andrew McKinney, 25, of Cottontail Ln., was charged with first degree trespassing enter/remain. An unsecured bond of $2,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Sandra Lee Lewis, 44, of Larkin Ln., was charged with cyberstalking. An unsecured bond $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 8

Jesse Ronnie Stiwinter, 20, of West Rd., was charged with simple physical assault. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Joshua Edward Stiwinter, 18, of West End Rd., was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

March 9

Larry Jake Dills, 37, of Union Otto Day Care Rd., was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Dalton Keith Bates, 21, of Timberland Ridge Trail, was charged with breaking and/or entering. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

March 3

Derek Lee Tuncap, 26, of Lafayette Ave., Petoskey, Ill. was charged with flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Laurie Beagle made the arrest.

Chris Leo Ortega, 19, of Westwood Dr., was charged with breaking and entering, larceny. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

March 5

Dustin Bo Rodmaker, 33, of Lickskillet Rd., was charged with a probation violation. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 2

Elliott Neal Mattox, 22, of Black Hill Rd., Bryson City, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering. No bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

March 4

Alicia Karlene Huskins, 40, of Hamging Dog Rd., Murphy, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Steve Allen Ross, 38, of Pathfinder Ln., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin. A $20,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Charles Richard Rogers, 67, of Pine Creek Rd., Glenville, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Dillon Wayne Watkins, 23, of Cope Creek Rd., was charged with failure to appear for traffic court. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Trent Vaughn Huskey, 21, of Sunset Farm Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Mary Delena Smith, 29, of Calhoun Rd., Cherokee, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. A $3,000 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

March 6

Taylor Nicole Jones, 22, of Chateau Dr., Gastonia, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

March 7

Daniel Lucius Jones, 32, of Touchstone Way, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault on a female. A $60,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

James William Crowe, 39, of Country Acres, Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. A $5,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

March 8

Darrell Scotty Broom, 47, of Robinson Creek, Glenville, was charged with communicating threats, assault on a female. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Feb. 22 - March 1. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 22

Lawrence David Charlton Jr., 35, of Fox Hollow Circle, Otto, was charged with assault on another person in presence of a minor. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Robert David Burch, 38, of Mack Branch Rd., was charged with assault by strangulation, possession of firearm by felon, assault by pointing a gun. No bond was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

February 23

Phillip Lawrence Buchanan, 52, of Hillview Dr., was charged with resisting arrest. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

February 25

Michael Jay Wynn, 19, of Buddy Ln., Otto, was charged with larceny, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Bryant Hodgins made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 23

Ronald Anthony Miller Jr., 22, of Gilcrest Rd., was charged with resisting public officer. An unsecured bond was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

February 24

Edward Dewayne Gregory, 28, of Old Mission Rd., Whittier, was charged with parole and probation violations, escape from custody or resist arrest. No bond was set. Dwayne Cabe made the arrest.

February 25

Tristan Justice Davis, 18, of West Blvd, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

February 28

David J. Hickman, 40, of Mac’s Mtn. Retreat Ln., was charged with driving while impaired, failure to register vehicle, unsafe movement. A secured bond of $1,250 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

Robert Keith Bradshaw, 28, of Little Ellijay Rd., was charged with resisting a public officer, intoxicated and disruptive, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 23

Christopher Steven Worrell, 26, of Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear: assault on female, resisting officer, possession of drug paraphernalia. A $4,000 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Kevin James Martinez, 23, of Cullowhee Mountain Rd., Cullowhee was charged with assault on a female, simple physical assault. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Cynthia Jeanne Moore, 40, of US Highway 74 East, was charged with misdemeanor worthless check. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Tiffany Danielle Sawyer, 26, of Sugar Fork Rd., was charged with failure to appear: simple assault. A $1,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Megan Marie Camacho, 19, of Allen St., was charged with simple assault. No Bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Krystal Cheri Hoffman, 24, of Hard Times Rd., Cherokee, was charged with resisting public officer, defrauding drug/alcohol screen tests, assault on government official/employee. A $10,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Saith David Cucumber, 19, of Lamplighter Ln., was charged with probation violation, larceny, resist, obstruct or delay, drug violations - equipment/paraphernalia- possessing/ concealing. No bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Trenton Vaughn Huskey, 21, of Sunset Farm Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Saith David Cucumber, 19, of Lamplighter Ln., was charged with injury to real property, felony probation violation. No bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

February 25

Christopher Lee Mathis, 34, of Cheek Circle, Whittier, was charged with failure to report new address sex offender. A $20,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Brandon Kyle Alexander, 27, of Bismark Loop was charged with possession of stolen firearm. A $5,000 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Tara Renee Pheasant, 38, of Charlie Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with breaking and entering. A $20,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Nadine Adiel Tramper, 34, of Big Cove Rd., Cherokee, was charged with larceny, shoplifting, concealment of goods. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

February 27

Melinda Nadine Poe, 54, of Shell Way, White Pine, Tenn., was charged with trespassing, true bill of indictment/felony larceny. A $11,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Roy Weston Elmore, of Sam Brady Rd., Cherokee, was charged with possessing stolen property. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

February 28

Dustin Henry Tramper, 26, of Old Soco Rd., Cherokee, was charged with breaking and or entering-forcible. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Asheley Danielle Nicole Ducker, 24, of John Taylor Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

March 1

Erica Aclare Lambert, 33, of Adams Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with possessing stolen goods, misdemeanor larceny, failure to appear: misdemeanor larceny. A $6,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Feb. 9 - 15. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 10

Jolynn Colleen Scofi, 26, of Todd Trail, was charged with shoplifting concealment of goods, failure to appear: show cause after failure to comply. No bond was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

Amber Leanne Gerrells, 35, of Laurel Lake Rd., Cashiers, was charged with failure to appear: release order. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

February 11

Jesse Lee McCauley, 24, of Old Murphy Rd., was charged with sexual battery. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Jessica Vaughn Jarman, 40, of Roller Mill Rd., was charged with assault on a government official, resist, obstruct, delay. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Seth Tyler Shelton, 19, of Addington Villas, was charged with assault on a female. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Blake A. Buchanan made the arrest.

Ashley Elizabeth Watkins, 28, of Highlands Rd., was charged with driving while license revoked, not impaired, resisting public officer. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

February 12

Jeffery Alan Tedesco, 32, of Coweeta Lab Rd., Otto, was charged with escape from custody or resist arrest, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond $1,500 was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

Kristopher Erik Prince, 22, of Lyle Downs Rd., was charged with resisting public officer, failure to appear: possession with intent manufacture/sell/distribute schedule II controlled substance, maintain vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $56,000 was set. Blake A. Buchanan made the arrest.

Adrienne Nichole Carver, 27, of Davis Rd., Otto, was charged with harboring a fugitive, resisting public officer, possessing methamphetamine. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Blake A. Buchanan made the arrest.

February 15

Bayshen E. Chavis, 17, of Turkey Chase Ln., was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. No bond was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 10

Travis Scott Mason, 32, of Blaine Branch Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs, driving while license revoked, expired registration. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

February 12

Haley Woodard Holbrooks, 25, of Crestview Heights, was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

February 13

Brandi Lucille Jones, 31, of Burgess Rd., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. No bond was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

Michelle Diane Birmingham, 32, of Chapel Cove Circle, was charged with larceny by employee. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set.

February 14

Theresa Lynn Green, 42, of Grandview Dr., was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean and Dwayne S. Cabe made the arrest.

February 15

Christopher Adam Stamey, 28, of Rolling Hills Dr., was charged with knife, simple assault. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 9

Kevin Edmond Johnson, 33, of Hull Rd., La Grange, N.C., was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle. A $2,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

Jackie Carl Thomasson, 61, of Dillsboro Rd., was charged with failure to appear felony: possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A $20,000 bond was set. Johnathan H. Jones made the arrest.

February 10

Roger Dale Hougek, 50, of Pony Trail Rd., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Patricia Bridges Lopez, 46, of Pony Trail Rd., Whittier, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

Alicia Jean Norton, 35, of Cullowhee, was charged with fraud - obtaining money/property by false pretense, fraud - impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor larceny. A $15,000 bond was set. Dwight D. McMahan made the arrest.

Frank Joseph McCoy, 21, of Charlie Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with breaking and enteringforcible. An $8,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

James Lee Salmond, 25, of Nicol Arms Rd., was charged with fugitive warrant. A $75,000 bond was set. Jennie M. Rumsey made the arrest.

February 11

Chad Lawrence Calhoun, 31, of Cherokee, was charged with possessing stolen property, possessing stolen motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit armed robbery. No bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Charles Albert Weeks, 33, of Maple Hill Dr. Cullowhee, was charged with failure to pay child support. A $2,341 bond was set. Rollie L. James III, made the arrest.

Daniel Antonio Vargas-Duran, 22, of Big Cove Rd., Cherokee, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Laura Rose Ward, 22, of Grad House Lane, Cullowhee, was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle. A $1,000 bond was set. Scottie R. Holder made the arrest.

February 12

Timothy Scott Lawrence, 27, of Valor Mtn. Rd., Glenville, was charged with fugitive warrant - Florida. A $20,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James made the arrest.

Bryan Steven Squirrel, 31 of Tooni Branch Rd., Cherokee was charged with probation violation, possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine, failure to appear: possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor larceny and probation violation. A $40,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Kiera Dianne Banegas, 32, of Sarah Smoker Loop, was charged with failure to appear: larceny. A $6,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

February 13

Clinton Eugene Gardner, 20, of Peak Dr., Cullowhee, was charged with consuming alcohol by 19/20 year old. No bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Eric Tobin Daly, 22, of The Village, Cullowhee, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest.

February 14

Charles Albert Weeks, 33, of Bryson City, was charged with larceny/true bill. A $8,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Kevin Michael Dillard, 44, of Pumpkintown Rd., was charged with assault on a female. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Timothy Garner Stephens, 50, of Indigo Ave., Cayce, S.C, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering-forcible. A $8,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Denton Eugene Mathis, 46, of Cope Creek, was charged with criminal damage to property (vandalism), larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and enteringforcible. A $9,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

February 15

Robert Glen Martens, 33, of Reed Dr., Cherokee, was charged with larceny - shoplifting. A $1,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Feb. 15 - 22. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 16

Wylene Elizabeth Wall, 26, of Winsome Way, Otto, was charged with failure to appear: for possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing methamphetamine. A secured bond of $102,000 was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

February 17

Crystal Dawn Bates, 37, of Cherry St., was charged with probation violations, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

February 18

Kyle Benjamin Cabe, 16, of Georgia Rd., Otto, was charged with larceny, interfere with electronic monitoring device, probation violation. A $20,000 bond was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Joshua Anthony Wall, 28, of N. Womack St., was charged with failure to appear: release order. A secured bond of $2,000 was set.

February 19

Clifton E. Heatherly Jr., 47 of Wynnbrook Dr., Hendersonville, was charged with DWI-alcohol, open container. A secured bond of $500 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

February 20

Damian Quin Dutton, 19, of Mountainside Rd., was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny after break/enter. No bond was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

February 22

Dianna Pauline Queen, 42, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear: possession of stolen goods/property, misdemeanor probation violation, misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Robert David Burch, 38, of Mack Branch Rd., was charged with assault by strangulation, possession of firearm by felon, assault by pointing a gun. No bond was set. William Stamey made the arrest.

Lawrence David Charlton Jr., 35, of Fox Hollow Cir., Otto, was charged with assault on another person in presence of a minor. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 15

Christopher Adam Stamey, 28, of Rolling Hill Dr., was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jessy Dakota Beaver, 21, of Lloyd Stewart Ln., was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A secured bond of $750 was set. Keven Breedlove made the arrest.

February 16

Robert Bailey Maynard Jr., 55, of Harrison Ave., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 16

Maricela Consuela Sanchez, 23, Old Soco Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear: misdemeanor probation violation, resist, obstruct & delay public officer. A $21,000 bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Dustin Henry Tramper, 26, of Old Soco Rd., Cherokee was charged with driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Darrell J. Brooks made the arrest.

Gregory Carlton Griffiths, 31, of Tee Pee Dr., Whittier, was charged with simple physical assault. A $500 bond was set. Anthony Bermudez made the arrest.

February 17

Lashae Nichole Sutton, 21, of Saturn Ln., was charged with injury to real property. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

February 18

John Preston Rickman 27, of Catolster Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear: driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule III. A $1,500 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

February 19

Valerie Lynn Muse, 46, of Norton Rd. Cullowhee, was charged with expired registration number plate, possess drug paraphernalia, possess marijuana up to 1/2 oz possessing controlled substance, prison/jail premises, possessing methamphetamine. A $15,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Lillian Elaine Allison, 46, of Sam Brady Rd., Cherokee, was charged with conspiracy. A $5,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

Roy Weston Elmore, 40, of Sam Brady Rd., Cherokee, was charged with felony larceny, breaking and entering of a motor vehicle-forcible. A $10,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

David Joseph Garcia, 23, of Hawks Nest Ridge, was charged with breaking and entering. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

February 20

Gary Wayne Plache, 62, Rebel Dr., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

John Preston Rickman, 27, Catolster Johnson Rd., was charged with failure to appear: driving while license revoked, possession of schedule III, possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,500 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

Ben Snyder, 29, of Redland Place, was charged with assault on a female. Tyson W. Crawford made the arrest. Marissa Jade Burt, 31, of Tarhilia Heights, Whittier, was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz. A $2,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.


 

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.


 

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