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Board of Elections petitions to terminate Bishop

In a move to save Macon County taxpayers money, the local Board of Elections petitioned the state last week for the termination of Director Kim Bishop. While the investigation into the alleged embezzlement of more than $50,000 continues, members of the Board of Elections are turning to the state for help.

“The board took the action available to us by state statue and we expect a State Board of Elections decision within about three weeks, said board member Gary Dills. “I do not presume their decision nor the status of the on-going SBI investigation.”

Kevin Costner & Modern West coming to Franklin

Talks to MCN about music, movies, and balancing it all

In today's society, it is not unusual for someone to have two jobs. In fact, most people have more than one job. But very few people have two careers. Two careers that send them all over the world. Two careers that simultaneously allow every household in the country to know your name. Two careers that children grow up dreaming about.

Kevin Costner has not only built two careers that skyrocketed him to world fame, but he has done so the old fashioned way: with hard work, and a lot of balancing.

Community holds Easter egg hunt

Macon Program for Progress Head Start and Pre-K classes enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt on Wednesday.

Miss Amanda, Angie, Amy and Susie's classes hunted 800 eggs, saw horses then went to the Rec. Park for a picnic before the kids headed off on spring break.

 

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Franklin tourism board approves billboards and Folk Festival funding

Franklin's Tourism Development Authority met at Town Hall on Monday for its monthly meeting in order to consider various funding requests as well as listen to two presentations concerning local events that could be eligible for grants at next month's meeting.

At last month's meeting, Main Street Program Director Linda Schlott went before the board to request a total of $1,500 for the 11th annual Folk Festival that is set to take place on July 19. The money would be used to advertise on the radio and various regional publications.

Candidate profiles continue with Jackson Dems

Democratic candidates featured in second of two parts.

The Macon County News is presenting candidate profiles on all primary candidates between now and the May 6 primary. Following the results of the primary, MCN will then profile candidates vying for seats in November.

The Jackson County Sheriff race is an office in which voters will choose which candidate will move on to the general election in November. The winner of the May Democratic primary will face the winner of the May Republican primary in the November general election.

Jackson County Sheriff Jimmy Ashe, who has held the office for 12 years, is not seeking re-election.

 

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

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Arrest Report

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

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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

March 3

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

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

March 5

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

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

March 6

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

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

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

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

March 7

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

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

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

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

March 8

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

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

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

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

Franklin Police Department

March 2

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

March 7

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

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

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

March 3

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

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

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

March 4

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

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

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

March 5

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

March 6

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

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

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

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

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

March 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 8

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

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

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

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

March 9

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

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

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


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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 25

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

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

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

February 26

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

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

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

February 27

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

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

February 28

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

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

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

March 1

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

March 2

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

Franklin Police Department

February 26

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

February 27

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

March 1

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

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 25

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

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

February 26

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

February 27

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

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

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

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

February 28

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

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

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

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

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

March 2

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

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


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Feb. 7-Feb. 16. Note that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 7

Christopher John Jobe, 44, Laurel Lake Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Donald Orville Muncey, 84, of Tampa, Fla., was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $300,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

February 8

Alexander Edwin-Sam Clarke, 22, of Middle Creek Road, was charged with possession of marijuana more than one half ounce. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Walter David Deats, 45, of Level Lane, was charged with assault on a female, resisting a public officer. No bond was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Derek Earl Campbell, 28, of Brassy Creek Lane, was charged with assault on a child under 12. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Mark Allen Nolle, 40, of Trimont Mountain Trail, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

February 9

Cirilo Pascual Reyes, 22, of Doggone Circle, was charged with first degree rape of a child. A secured bond of $150,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Dalton Keith Bates, 20, of Patton Road, was charged with second degree burglary, larceny, possession of stolen goods/property, injury to real property, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering. A secured bond of $75,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Joshua Ryan Wiggins, 21, of Buddy Drive, was charged with second degree burglary, larceny, injury to real property, possession of stolen goods/property, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering. A secured bond of $75,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

February 10

Melissa Lyn Owle Long, 45, of Jim Bowman Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; release order. A secured bond of $14,500 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Jerry Harlan Long, 60, of Jim Bowman Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; release order. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

February 11

Nichole Queen Bates, 32, of Punchbowl Drive, was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Amanda Leeann Mason, 21, of Archwood Lane, was charged with accessory after the fact. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Stephanie Pellicer made the arrest.

Dalton Keith Bates, 20, of Patton Road, was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Stephanie Pellicer made the arrest.

Joshua Ryan Wiggins, 21, of Buddy Drive, was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Stephanie Pellicer made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

February 14

Christopher John Royce, 31, of Bryson Park Road, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Dwayne Cabe made the arrest.

February 15

Jaquelyn Louise Dills, 20, of Wadesboro Circle, was charged with driving while impaired. No bond was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

February 16

Damon Rayvonn Miles, 47, of Slope Drive, was charged with fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, injury to personal property. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Stephen Paul Johnson, 34, of Lion Street, was charged with trespassing, simple physical assault, disorderly conduct. An unsecured bond of $3,000 was set. Jeremy Beard made the arrest.

Melissa Chennault Barnes, 31, of Lion Street, was charged with trespassing, assault with a deadly weapon, simple physical assault. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Jeremy Beard made the arrest.

John Francis Rice, Jr., 24, of Orchard View Drive, was charged with injury to personal property, trespassing, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 10

Justin Ryan Huskey, 26, of Williamson Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Terrill Anthony Normand, 39, of Point of View Drive, was charged with violation of a domestic violence protective order. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Walter Romero, 29, of Snap Dragon Lane, was charged with assault inflicting serious injury. No bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Lakisha Nicole Walkingstick, 19, of Paniola Drive, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to appear in court; consuming alcohol under the age of 19. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.

February 11

Kenny Steven Land, 36, of Tee Pee Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; assault on a female. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Justin Charles Brooks, 31, of Mimosa Lane, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property, larceny. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Starla Renee Normand, 29, of Point of View Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, operating vehicle with no insurance, expired registration card/tag, failure to wear a seatbelt. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.

February 12

Jamey Glenn Rhinehart, 41, of Gravel Road, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, false/fictitious registration, failure to stop for a blue light, driving while impaired. A written promise was given. James Henry made the arrest.

January 13

Ashley K. Heatherly, 27, of Mockingbird Lane, was charged with identity theft. No bond was set. James Brown made the arrest.

Kevin James Martinez, 22, of Cullowhee Mountain Road, was charged with assault on a female. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Dustin Mathis Jones, 23, of Marie Lane, was charged with trespassing on railroad property, breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle. A secured bond was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

February 14

Phillip George Newcomer, 36, of Fresno Lane, was charged with violation of a domestic violence protective order. No bond was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Samantha Lynn Gunter, 23, of Wagon Wheel Gap Road, was charged with larceny, all other offenses/obtaining property. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Ricky Buchanan made the arrest.

Samantha Lynn Gunter, 23, of Wagon Wheel Gap Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operators license, failure to wear a seatbelt, following too close. A secured bond of $750 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

February 15

Dean Mitchell Brewer, 30, of Webster Road, was charged with assault on a female. A secured bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Lisa Anne Pena, 48, of Witch Hazel Drive, was charged with escaping from custody or resisting arrest. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

February 16

Kelley Marie Walkingstick, 24, of Barlow Court, was charged with simple physical assault, breaking and entering. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.


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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

February 17

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

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

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

February 18

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

February 19

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

February 20

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

February 21

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

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

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

February 23

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

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

February 24

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

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

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

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

Franklin Police Department

February 17

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

February 18

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

February 20

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

February 21

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

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

February 22

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

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

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

February 17

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

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

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

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

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

February 18

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

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

February 19

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

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

February 20

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

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

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

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

February 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 23

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

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

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

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

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


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests Jan. 25-Feb. 2. Note that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

January 25

Janis Baumrucker Kendall, 42, of Crabtree Lane, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

January 26

Austin Scott Groom, 25, of Blue Bird Lane, was charged with parole and probation violations; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute methamphetamine. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

January 27

Alvin Sharriod Anderson, 27, of Christy Drive, was issued a true bill of indictment; possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

January 28

Charles Travis Jenkins, 30, of Cannon Trail, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

January 30

Angela Michelle Wheeler, 38, of Rosman, NC, was issued a true bill of indictment; habitual felon. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Charles Brian Connallon, 29, of McCall Circle, was issued a true bill of indictment; obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

January 31

Emily Kay Williams, 46, of May Apple Lane, was issued a true bill of indictment; possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Keith Andrew Batsy, 25, of Fulton Road, was charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Aurelio Guerrero, 37, of Dillard, Ga, was charged with breaking and entering, second degree trespassing. A secured bond of $500 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

January 26

Nichole Bates Queen, 32, of Punchbowl Drive, was charged with trespassing, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

January 27

Donna Michelle Dodgins, 33, of Addington Bridge Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Shawn Patrick Cullens, 24, of Morrison Church Road, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

January 29

Travis John Knox, 24, of Cherry Street, was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

Dale Edward Phillips, 39, of Bethel Church Road, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, escape from custody/ resisting. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

Joshua Ryan Wiggin, 21, of Bethel Church Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

January 31

Ernest Harvey Allen, Jr., 64, of Kelly Cove Road, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $250 was set. Jeremy Beard made the arrest.

February 2

Victoria Lee Brown, 21, of September Embers Drive, was charged with driving while impaired, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain lane. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jeremy Beard made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

January 27

Dora Leigh Lillard, 33, of Goose Creek Church Road, was charged with injury to personal property, conspiring to commit breaking and entering, conspiring to commit larceny, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, larceny after breaking and entering, first degree burglary. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

David James Littlejohn, 21, of Eagles Nest Drive, was charged with injury to personal property, conspiring to commit breaking and entering, conspiring to commit larceny, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, larceny after breaking and entering, first degree burglary. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Mary Lynn Decoteau, 19, of Waynetta Drive, was charged with injury to personal property, conspiring to commit breaking and entering, conspiring to commit larceny, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, larceny after breaking and entering, first degree burglary. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Jamie Lee Poe, 22, of Eagles Nest Drive, was charged with injury to personal property, conspiring to commit breaking and entering, conspiring to commit larceny, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, larceny after breaking and entering, first degree burglary, failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Yona A. Cruz, 28, of Big Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. James Clawson made the arrest.

Charles Arnwine, 22, of Old Clyde Road, was charged with driving with a revoked tag, operating a vehicle with no insurance. No bond was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Jeremy Lee Gunter, 28, of Whirlwind Drive, was charged with assault on a female. A secured bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Rachael Diane Reed, 43, of Old #4 Road, was charged with possessing/concealing weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $6,500 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

January 28

Trent Allen Bentivogli, 22, of Autumn Trail, was charged with second degree kidnapping, assault on a female, assault by strangulation. No bond was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Christopher Allen Smith, 20, of Akins Way, was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

January 29

Alicia Jean Norton, 34, of Riverbend Road, was charged with possessing stolen property, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, larceny, assault on a handicap person. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Kimberly Dawn Crow Juarez, 30, of Carnation Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; probation violations, driving while license revoked, revoked tag. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Joseph Daniel Ledford, 18, of Crossover Drive, was charged with probation violation out of county, obtaining property by false pretense, financial card fraud, identity theft. A secured bond of $140,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

January 30

Cassandra Marie Tolley, 24, of Wolfetown Road, was charged with financial card theft, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

February 1

Dennis James Cope, 43, of Skyland Drive, was issued a child support purge order for $2,183. No bond was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.


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