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11th Annual Franklin Folk Festival

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

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

Photo by Betsey Gooder

 

 

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Superintendent addresses concerns regarding move to digital textbooks

Superintendent addresses concerns regarding move to digital textbooks

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

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

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

MEC teacher invents electronics kits for students

MEC teacher invents electronics kits for students

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

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

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

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

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

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

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Arrest Report

Editor’s Note: Please keep in mind that all subjects listed in the Arrest Report are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, in a fair trial before a jury of their peers.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests 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 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.


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 5 - May 12. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

May 6

Kimmie Hayman, 21, of Hannah Farms Road, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Justin Zeke Wright, 22, of Hannah Farms Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Delaney Lamont Smith, 36, of Rolling Hills Drive, was charged with parole and probation violations. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

May 7

Kyle Jacob Hanson, 19, of Green Street, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Brandy Sasha Cole, 23, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Joshua James Georgianna, 24, of White Oak Street, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Destiny Paige Jones, 23, was charged with simple assault, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Ryan Marcus Sharrett, 30, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt. A secured bond of $7,500 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

May 8

David Hale Roberts, 46, of Westwood Drive, was charged with third degree sexual exploitation of a child. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

James Timothy Haney, 45, was charged with probation violation. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Presley Nicole Cochran, 20, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

Sonya A. Lynn Southard, 33, was charged with forgery of an endorsement, uttering a forged instrument, obtaining property by false pretense. An unsecured bond of $15,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

May 9

Salvador Mendoza Sanchez, 50, was charged with failure to pay child support. No bond was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

May 11

Nolan Scott Rogers, 27, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive. A secured bond of $250 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Christopher Lee Green, 23, was charged with driving while license revoked. A written promise was given. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

May 12

Jimmy Allen Ebarb, 23, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Joshua Lee Sutton, 32, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute methamphetamine. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Jeffrey Todd Rousselle, 24, was charged with indecent liberties with a student, indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $75,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

May 5

Mark M. Self, 30, of Ivar Street, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $250 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Delaney Lamont Smith, 36, of Rolling Hills Drive, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Christopher Shawn Ledford, 35, of Lake Ledford Road, was charged with driving while license revoked, parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

May 6

Shanna Marquis Sanders, 27, of Matties Drive, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Charlie Thomis Flores, 19, of Stanfield Drive, was charged with driving while impaired, open container, possession of alcohol by underage. A written promise was given. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Kurt Joseph Tastinger, 21, of Rosetta Gap Road, was charged with assault on a female, domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

May 9

Amy Victoria Crawford, 28, of Ransom Hill Circle, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

May 5

Anthony Michael Allen, 16, of Sweetwater Drive, was charged with accessory before the fact, conspiracy to commit felony larceny. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. James Brown made the arrest.

Andrew James Smith, 17, of Barkers Creek Road, was charged with accessory before the fact, conspiracy to commit felony larceny. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. James Brown made the arrest.

Boyd Ray Lambert, 27, of Bearbrook Court, was charged with domestic violence protection order violation. No bond was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Waylon Charles Long, 33, of Rathbone Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; failure to wear a seat belt, driving while license revoked, operating a vehicle with no insurance, fictitious/canceled/revoked card/tag. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Christopher Matthew Boyd, 32, of Omega Court, was issued a child support purge order. A bond of $1,384 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Julianne Summer Potts, 24, of Mill Creek Road, was charged with forgery, obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $11,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

William Scott Mull, 54, of Pyramid Place, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

May 6

Jessica M. Demming, 27, of Campus Apartments, was charged with simple affray. A secured bond of $500 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Joseph Keith McCollum, 26, of McConnel Road, was charged with financial card theft, financial card fraud. A secured bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Darin Ray Talley, 26, of Sparks Road, was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $150 was set. Harold Nicholson made the arrest.

May 7

Thomas David Roberts, 38, of Lower Mountain Cree Road, was charged with damage to coin/currency machine, breaking coin/currency machine. A written promise was given. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Michael Wayne Moody, 55, of Rock Quarry Road, was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $1,136 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

May 8

Brian Wilson Miller, 61, of Thunderbird Road, was charged with manufacturing marijuana. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Ricky Buchanan made the arrest.

David Charles Roberts, 34, of Highway 19A, was charged with failure to appear in court; probation violation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Rosendo Diaz Diaz, 28, of Highway 107, was charged with no operator’s license, fictitious tag. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Samantha Lynn Gunter, 23, of Shady Lane, was charged with probation violation, failure to appear in court; failure to wear a seat belt, following too closely, no operator’s license, larceny, uttering a forged instrument, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $16,500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Joe Dennis, 27, of Gatewood Drive, was charged with assault on a government official. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

May 9

Michael Dewayne Putman, 30, of Storm Mountain Road, was charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $18,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

May 10

Billy Ferguson, 44, of Mockingbird Lane, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $30,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

David Lee Scott, 45, of Homestead Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Tashana Star Ward, 29, of Bay Berry Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Adam Pablo McMillan, 40, of Heartwood Way, was charged with driving while impaired. A written promise was given. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

May 11

John Robert Ayen, 36, of Bradley Drive, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, trespassing, escaping from custody or resisting arrest, assault on a government official, possessing/concealing weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $22,000 was set.

James Clinton Smith, 40, of Jay Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; fishing with unlawful bait. A written promise was given. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.


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