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Secretary of Commerce touts plan for economic growth

North Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker spent last Friday afternoon touring a handful of the “homegrown” businesses in Macon County.

Starting at Drake Software, Decker met with business owners and employees to discuss what makes living in Macon County so great.

After Drake Software, Decker, who was accompanied by Macon County Commission Chair Kevin Corbin and Economic Development Director Tommy Jenkins, Decker stopped at Duotech to receive a tour of the manufacturing facilities from Engineer Rich Peoples.

Search efforts continue for missing Jackson teen

It has been more than a week since Alec Lansing walked away from a camping trip in Jackson County. That means it has been more than a week since his mother Pamela, or any friends and family have heard from the teen.

The camping trip Alec was on hosted by Trails Carolina Wilderness Therapy Program in Lake Toxaway, was intended to be a wilderness therapy camp for the group of high-risk teens. Alec, a slim young man at 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 140 pounds, the 17-year-old was last seen wearing a red, long-sleeve fleece and boots, before he walked away from the camp last Monday.

Saturday Cruise-In benefits Toys for Tots in WNC

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the community turned out to help the Toys for Tots program gather donations.

The event took place at Smoky Mountain Chevrolet where attendees were treated to an antique car show, fun and games, and fellowship.  Every year volunteers disperse toy donations to area children during the holidays.

 

 

Chamber reviving Miss Franklin pageant

Winner won’t be eligible for state pageant until 2016.

Most of the residents of Franklin don't realize that there was once a Miss Franklin pageant. Local women would vie for the chance at the title and then they were able to move on to the Miss North Carolina pageant. According to Cindy Cavender of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, those pageants ended in the early 1990s but now they're about make a comeback.

“We just thought that this would be a really good thing for the Franklin area and the people that live here. Something fun to bring back and take pride in,” she said.

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

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Arrest Report

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

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Sept. 29- Oct. 6. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

September 29

David R. Ore, II, 37, of Cool Breeze, was charged with assault on a female, child abuse. No bond was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

September 30

Michael Tilman Dickerson, 26, of Dickerson Road, was charged with shoplifting/concealment of goods. A secured bond of $500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

William Clinton Holt, 48, of Fox Hollow Circle, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

October 1

William Ray Tallent, 32, of Georgia Highway, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

October 3

Robert Browning Jennings, 42, of Mine Valley Trail, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to notify department of motor vehicles of address change. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Dylan Blake O’Hara, 17, of Orchard View Drive, was charged with indecent exposure. No bond was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

Brock Eugene McGilvery, 17, of Guffie Road, was charged with contempt of court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Troy Burt made the arrest.

Weldon Barbee Kerr, 80, of Wayah Road, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute marijuana, sell a schedule III controlled substance, trafficking opium or heroin. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

William Arther Gregory, 56, of Walt Morgan Lane, was charged with selling a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Karl Randolph Smith, 53, of Our Place Road, was charged with selling a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Bobbi Eugina Sanders, 48, of Our Place Road, was charged with selling a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, selling a schedule IV controlled substance. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

October 4

Matthew Brock Kelley, 52, of Level Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; violation of a court order. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

October 5

Scotty Randall Clark, 32, of Lakey Creek Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; breaking and entering, probation violation. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jerry Lee Stiwinter, 40, of Frazier Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Jacquelyn Ruth Stewart, 28, of Golf Estates Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

October 6

Richard Frank Sanford Jr., 31, of Hayes Mills Road, was charged with breaking and entering, contempt of court/perjury/court violations. No bond was set.

Franklin Police Department

September 29

Amelia Leigh Dowdle, 31, East Rogers Street, was charged with larceny. An unsecured bond was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

September 30

Charles Benson Grindstaff, 63, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $500 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

October 1

Betty Sue Passmore, 49, of Passmore Road, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Joseph William Boone, II, 21, of Cody Hill, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Aaron Taylor Spies, 19, of Forest Avenue, was charged with failure to appear in court; reckless driving. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

October 2

Nathan Royal Prevette, 37, of Fulcher Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; communicating threats. A secured bond of $550 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Michael A. Merlino, 52, of Bowery Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; speeding, reckless driving. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

October 4

Kenneth Robert Grace, Jr., 23, of Roberts Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

Michelle Lee McClure, 21, of Green Street, was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $1,758 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Kristina Lyn Huddlestop, 23, of Loves Drive, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

September 29

Dustin Shawn Ingle, 27, of White Oak Ridge, was charged with probation violations, driving while license revoked, possession of a stolen vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Zachary Martin Bombay, 20, of June Apple Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while intoxicated, consuming alcohol by 19/20 year old. A secured bond of $10,000 was set.

Anthony Welch Saunooke, 19, of Dry Bone 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 $1,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Carol Ann Sanders, 24, of Lyle Knob Road, was issued a true bill of indictment; possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Samuel Page made the arrest.

Michael Anthony Sanders, 28, of Lyle Knob Road, was served an order for arrest; possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Samuel Page made the arrest.

Phillip Scott Denmon, 43, of Mule Pen Road, was charged with larceny. A written promise was given. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

September 30

Jessica T. Lossiah, 27, of Usti Drive was charged with failure to appear in court; forcible breaking and entering. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Scottie Holder made the arrest.

Daniel Thomas Turner, 29, of Lucky Street, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Samuel Page made the arrest.

October 1

Zachary Martin Bombay, 20, of June Apple Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; intoxicated and disruptive, consuming alcohol by a 19/20 year old. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Heather Riann Hoyle, 37, of Begonia Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of a controlled substance on prison/jail premises, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Larry Earl Holland, 62, of Enchanted Forest Drive, was charged with making harassing phone calls. A secured bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Daniel Alanson Cantrell, 28, of Macktown Gap Road, was charged with second degree trespassing. No bond was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

October 2

Isaac Ishmail Rivers, 37, of Hampton Street, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing less that 1/2 ounce of marijuana, introducing a controlled substance on jail premises. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Joshua Eugene Brown, 36, of Sharpton Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; license not in possession, open container, driving while license revoked, unsafe movement. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

October 3

Tracy Mathis Neugin, 36, of Thomas Valley Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny, possession of stolen property, resisting/obstructing/delaying justice. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Kristin Lee Devecki, 31, of Sheep Rock Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; canceled/ revoked/suspended certification/tag. A secured bond of $500 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

Justin Lee Wildcat, 26, of Misty River Apartments, was charged with failure to appear in court; simple affray. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

October 4

Ronald Lee Frady, 34, of Aspen Drive, was charged with cruelty to animals. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.


 

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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

September 16

Amber Leanne Gerrells, 35, of Belle Dowdle Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Joshua Lawrence Burr, 33, of Walnut Creek Road, was charged with resisting a public officer, contempt of court. A secured bond of $9,315 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

September 17

Joshua Lawrence Burr, 33, of Walnut Creek Road, was charged with resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Daniel Edward William Stanfield, 21, of Black Walnut Drive, was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Krysten Lynn Zinkand, 21, of Second Street, was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

September 18

Kyle Zachary-Shaye Johnson, 24, of Thompkins Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; no insurance/ expired registration. A secured bond of $500 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

September 19

Daniel Edward Stanfield, 21, of Black Walnut Drive, was charged with aiding and abetting obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of endorsement. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Carl Lane Bryant, 47, of Harrison Avenue, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Paul Matthew Morris, 54, of Big Creek Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Krystin Lynn Zinkand, 21, of Second Street, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, identity theft, uttering a forged instrument. A secured bond of $100,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

September 20

John Paul Carver, 37, of Fox Hollow Circle, was charged with a domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

September 21

Joshua Lee Ammons, 23, of Iotla Church Road, was charged with sexual battery. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Sally Scheffelin English, 22, of Joshua Lane, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

September 22

Mark Castro, 28, of Old Highlands Road, was charged with probation violation, possession of a schedule I controlled substance. A secured bond of $5,500 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

September 15

Justin Charles Brooks, 31, of Mimosa Lane, was charged with simple physical assault. No bond was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

Ronnie Steven Swisher, 17, of Hilltop Lane, was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

September 16

Angela Crystal Martinez, 35, of Old Mission Estates, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Jesse McClennon Watty, 31, of Keener Road, was charged with resisting/obstructing/delaying justice, failure to appear in court; fictitious information to an officer, carrying a concealed weapon. A secured bond of $14,000 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

Tilman Gene Fortner, 46, of Poker Branch Road, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

September 17

Stephen Lee Young, 28, of Penny Lane, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, failure to appear in court; expired registration card/tag, no operator’s license. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

September 19

Ira Rosco Smart, 41, of Sims Jessan Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while impaired, speeding. A secured bond of $3,000 was set.

Billy Joe Lossie, 51, of Tangerine Drive, was charged with resisting/obstructing/delaying justice, failure to appear in court; drinking beer/wine while driving, driving while license revoked, revoked tag, no insurance, expired registration, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

September 20

Keith Merril Rudman, 55, of Shook Cove Road, was charged with sexual battery, assault on a female. A written promise was given. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Rolando Luis Figueroa, 24, of Cornilious Ashe Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; simple affray. A written promise was given. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

September 21

Travis Dean Mathis, 23, of Rocky Face Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; litter game land/access area. A secured bond of $500 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Hayden Alexander Boyles, 21, of Alta View Drive, was charged with resisting/obstructing/delaying justice. A secured bond of $500 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

Cory Clyde Case, 25, of Huckleberry Cove, was issued a child support purge, charged with resisting/ obstructing/delaying justice, failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $3,370 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Jeffrey Tyler Huskey, 22, of Sunset Farm Road, was charged with injury to personal property, simple assault. A written promise was given. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Trenton Vaughn Huskey, 21, of US 19 West, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Michael Jerome Drakeford, 33, of Paint Town, was charged with having an expired registration card/tag, expired/ no inspection, fictitious/alternative title/registration card/tag, driving while license revoked - no impaired revocation. A secured bond of $250 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Sept. 1- Sept. 8. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

September 2

Ryan Keith Putman, 28, of Burningtown Road, was charged with assault on a female. Jonathan Phillips made the arrest.

Cody Ryan Fletcher, 17, of Olive Hill Road, was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

September 3

Michael J. Abbott, 24, of Cashiers, NC, was charged with driving while impaired, possessing an open container, possession of marijuana. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Nathaniel Joshua Cabe, 30, of Sunset Drive, was charged with resisting arrest, communicating threats. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Carly A. Smith, 40, of Asheville, NC, was charged with forgery and deposit account fraud. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

September 4

Jerry Allen Weeks, 57, of Rosemont Drive, was charged with injury to real property, trespassing. A secured bond was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

Heather Marie McConnell, 34, of Cashiers, NC, was charged with financial card theft, possession of stolen goods, larceny. An unsecured bond of $15,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

September 5

Julia Hixon, 22, of Scutter Lane, was charged with larceny, breaking out of a dwelling, identity theft, obtaining property by false pretense, financial card fraud. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Damon Allen Parker, 32, of Mountain, Ga, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

September 6

Edward Lee Burgess, 42, of Burgess Road, was charged with assault on a female, assault by strangulation. No bond was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

Martin Murray, 50, of Buck Creek Road, was charged with communicating threats. A written promise was given. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Erica Nicole Nicholson, 23, of Fred Dalton Road, was charged with burglary. A secured bond of $500 was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

September 8

James Thomas Mann, 50, of Siler Road, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

September 3

Charles Benson Grindstaff, 63, of Lake Emory Road, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $250 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

September 4

Nicholas Henry Hatcher, 21, of Newton, NC, was charged with driving while impaired, providing fictitious information to an officer, possessing marijuana up to 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

Kimberly S. Orr, 41, of Hickory Knobb Drive, was charged with larceny. An unsecured bond of $10,000 was set. Dwayne Cabe made the arrest.

September 5

Andres Vasquez-Ramos, 21, of Collins Lane, was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats. No bond was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

September 6

Jack Ryan Morrison, 29, of Honeycutt Lane, was charged with driving while impaired. A written promise was given. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

Timothy Eugene Roach, 53, of Bradley Creek Road, was charged with driving while impaired, open container. A written promise was given. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

September 1

Bryan Steven Squirrel, 30, of Tooni Branch Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of stolen goods/property, larceny. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Christopher Allan Miles, 32, of Doberman Lane, was charged with assault on a female. A secured bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

September 3

Evan Marie Messer, 18, of Allen Street, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument, forgery of an instrument. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

September 4

Anita Nikole Flippo, 21, of Fisher Branch, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, fictitious/alternative title/registration card. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Crystal Beth Arkansas, 32, of Hoot Owle Cove Road, was charged with driving while license revoked - not impaired revocation. A secured bond of $500 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Clyde Hugh Taylor, 62, of Big Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, speeding in a school zone. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Jeremias Ambrocio Garcia, 19, of Indigo Lane, was charged with being intoxicated and disruptive. A written promise was given. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

September 5

Christopher Gammon, 36, of Big Burn Circle, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Velma Lea Franks, 33, of Allen Street, was charged with cyberstalking, making threatening phone calls. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

James David Logan, 28, of Bee Tree Road, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $1,875 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

September 6

Michael Thad Schrader, 45, of Caney Fork Road, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. David Lovedahl made the arrest.

Brittany Evon Strickland, 23, of Tom McCoy Road, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

Jason Lee Tramper, 34, of Campground Cemetery, was charged with resisting a public officer, domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Scottie Holder made the arrest.

September 7

Henry Jake Otter, 50, of Blue Berry Place was charged with resisting a public officer, domestic violence protection order violation. No bond was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Eric Lee Vaughn, 23, of Pheasant Run, was charged with communicating threats. A written promise was given. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Cathy Stillwell Gibson, 63, of US Highway 74 West, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Sept. 8-Sept. 15. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

September 9

Roberto Carlos Sierra, 42, of Corbin Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

September 10

Robert Stephen Wakefield, 23, of Panorama Ridge, was charged with driving while impaired, non-assaultive child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. An unsecured bond of $4,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Tiffany Dawn Cullins, 23, of Morrison Church Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

Elizabeth Ashley Watkins, 27, of Hayes Mill Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $250 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

September 11

Julia Lamae Hixon, 22, of Scutter Lane, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, identity theft, financial card theft. A secured bond of $40,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

Ninna Marie Wright, 26, of Coweeta Church Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. An unsecured bond was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Erica Nicole Nicholson, 23, of Fred Dalton Road, was charged with assault by strangulation, simple physical assault. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Robert Young made the arrest.

Sierra Webb, 19, of McConnell Road, was charged with assault and battery, consuming alcohol underage, communicating threats. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

September 12

Sean Christopher O’Neal, 24, of Westwood Drive, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $1,128 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Eric James Ehlenfield, 27, of Winsome Way, was charged with possessing a gun on educational property, no operators license, no liability insurance. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Jay Wright made the arrest.

Krystn Lynn Zinkand, 21, of Second Street, was charged with possession of stolen goods, obtaining property by false pretense, identity theft. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Daniel Edward William Stanfield, 21, of Black Walnut Drive, was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods/property, obtaining property by a false pretense. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Tanner Norton Duvall, 23, of Oak Forest Lane, was charged with identity theft, financial card theft, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

September 13

James Daniel York, 48, of Rabun Gap, Ga., was charged with failure to report new address as a sex offender. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Ernie Lee Troxell, 44, of Sawdust Trail, was issued a fugitive warrant. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Dereck Jones made the arrest.

September 15

Christopher Adam Jones, 30, of Cool Breeze Road, was charged with larceny, breaking out of a dwelling. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

September 9

Christina Melisse Phillips, 23, was charged with larceny. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

September 12

Bryan Lee Abercrombie, 27, of Crabtree Lane, was charged with revocation of unsupervised probation, failure to appear in court; possession of marijuana > 1/2 ounce. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

September 14

Monique Laverne Smith, 23, of Cove Lane, was charged with driving while impaired, fictitious registration. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

September 8

Karen Fox Bagget, 47, of Silver Fox Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; animal control ordinance violation. A secured bond of $500 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Daniel Bruce Groenwold, 42, of Misty Rivers Apartments, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of cocaine. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Van Anthony made the arrest.

John Dale Sieg, 61, of Chipmunk Trail, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.

Curis Lee Jones, 43, of Little Choestoea Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, failure to stop at red light, reckless driving to endanger. A secured bond of $11,500 was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

September 9

Casandra Marie Tolley, 24, of Wolfetown Road, was charged with obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

September 10

Kimberly Dawn Juarez, 31, of Skyland Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen goods/property, misdemeanor larceny, felony larceny of a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.

Michael Courtney Robinson, 36, of N. Norton Road, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $17,705 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

September 11

Timothy S. Lawrence, 26, of Old Cullowhee Road, was charged with defrauding drug/alcohol screen test. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

September 12

David Jeffrey Blackfox, 45, of Wright’s Creek Road, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, obtaining money/property by false pretense. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Antonio Dejesus Jimenez, 30, of Malak Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, speeding. A secured bond of $500 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

September 13

Steven Dale Eplin, 33, of Olivet Church Road, was charged with communicating threats, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Cynthia Regina Hornbuckle, 22, of Yellow Hill, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Keith Edward Reece, 46, of Webster Estates, was charged with cyberstalking. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Christopher Scott McNeely, 26, of Luker Branch Road, was charged with injury to personal property, communicating threats, assault on a female. No bond was set. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests Aug. 24- Sept. 1. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

August 24

Hugo R. Vargas, 23, of Lowerby Lane, was charged with driving while license revoked, no operator’s license. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

August 27

Patricia Ann Hurst, 61, of Henderson Road, was charged with communicating threats. A secured bond of $500 was set. Ryan Angel made the arrest.

Kelvin Lee Taylor, 35, of Family Branch Lane, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Milton Ottoniel Flores Morales, 41, of Flowery Branch, Ga, was charged with driving while impaired. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Kody Alley Ledford, 26, of Meadowbrook Drive, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $500 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

James Coleman Stamey, 28, of Addington Bridge Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

August 28

Elise Stepp Williamson, 48, of Potts Branch Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Joel Lynch made the arrest.

August 30

Michael Anthony Sanders, 28, of Lyle Knob Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, reckless driving. A secured bond of $500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Daniel Garcia Escobar, 43, of Burnette Road, was charged with driving while impaired. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

August 31

Ricardo Ruiz Rios, 22, of Highhaven Lane, was charged with driving while impaired. A secured bond of $750 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

August 25

Ben Coleman Messer, 42, of Jim Messer Road, was charged with larceny, damage to real property. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

August 26

Steven Chase Stanley, 21, of Belmont Drive, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

August 27

Jeffrey Leander Chavis, 40, of Brittany Lane, was charged with attempted second degree arson, communicating threats, second degree trespassing. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

Tina Marie Harden, 44, of Ellijay Road, was charged with trafficking opium, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

August 29

Jason Eric Dyer, 37, of Coweeta Church Road, was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forger, identity theft, insurance fraud. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

Dawson Tre Tallent, 20, of East Hickory Knoll Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

Alicia Diane Holbrooks, 42, of Blossometown Road, was charged with worthless checks. No bond was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

August 30

Crystal Dawn Bates, 37, of Cherry Street, was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

August 31

Joshua James Georgianna, 24, of Crabtree Lane, was charged with assault on a female, communicating threats. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

September 1

Carolyn Mathis Gibson, 54, of Gaston Street, was charged with simple physical assault, communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

August 25

Thomas Frank Scott, 34, of Dills Branch Road, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

August 26

Christopher Allan Miles, 31, of Doberman Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Heather Marie Owen, 31, of Casino Trail, 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.

Beth Ann Mathis, 28, of Sergeant Loop, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $500 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Eugene Kelley Langley, 40, of Heady Mountain Road, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Justin Allen Holmes, 29, of Forrest Cove Road, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, forcible breaking and entering. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Shermell Chante Wilkins, 22, of Vantage Point Place, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked, failure to burn headlamps. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Austin Eugene Langley, 19, of Heady Mountain, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

David Lee Hinnant, 30, of Webster Road, was served a true bill of indictment; indecent liberties with a child. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Jaric Thomas Keener, 20, of Lively Lane, was charged with driving while impaired. A written promise was given. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

August 28

Benito Sergio Hernandez, 39, of River Park, was charged with trespassing, cyberstalking, communicating threats. No bond was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Christopher John Rice, 25, of Heady Mountain Road, was charged with possessing/concealing drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possessing/concealing weapons. A written promise was given. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Francisco Maldonado, 26, of Maynor Drive, was charged with assault on a government official, driving while impaired. A written promise was given. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Kenneth Christopher Potts, 40, of Huntington Ride, was served a child support purge. A secured bond of $2,803 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

August 29

Jacob Bodie Wildcatt, 19, of Jack Jack Drive, was charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Reginald Enloe Moody, 51, of Dills Cove Road, was served a true bill of indictment; obtaining advances under promise of work, obtaining property by false pretense. An unsecured bond of $70,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

August 31

Brent Andrew Moore, 24, of Assurance Trail, was charged with injury to personal property. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Christopher Brad Anders, 34, of Dills Cove Road, was served a child support purge. A secured bond of $6,630 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.


 

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