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Shrek the Musical opens to rave reviews

The Overlook Theatre Company’s production of “Shrek the Musical” opened to rave reviews last weekend at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Produced by Scotty Corbin, the show features performances by more than 100 cast members with a broadway-quality wardrobe of spectacular costumes.

Pictured are some of the principle characters, from left, Everett Wright as Donkey; Sam Crabtree as Shrek; Nikki Corbin as Princess Fiona; and Scotty Corbin as Prince Farquad.

“Shrek” stages for two more performances, Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 7 p.m. nightly.

Joint effort results in arrests for meth trafficking

On Friday, July 24, agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, the Macon County, Sheriff’s Office, and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation took action in an ongoing methamphetamine trafficking investigation.

Agents executed three search warrants in North Carolina which resulted in the seizure of approximately 11.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine (street value of $32,890).

These arrests were the result of an extensive investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

 

 

Facebook plea for justice yields happy ending for local family

A few days after seeing a bicycle for sale on a Facebook yard sale page that looked remarkably like the one Ann Antes got her seven-year-old son Cameron for Christmas, Ann realized that it was in fact her son's bike. Someone had stolen Cameron's bicycle and sold it for a some quick cash, $20, to be exact.

“Cameron and his dad came inside from attempting to play and Cameron told me his bike was not outside or in the shed,” said Ann. “My husband confirmed it was nowhere to be found. So after thinking on it a few days, I decided to post a small video of him riding it, with this plea:

"So recently my son's bike was stolen. It was posted here and on a few other yard sale sights. If you purchased this bike for the $20 that it was listed for I would gladly give your money back to you for the return of my baby boy's bike. This is all he ever has to do and he is sad it was taken. There is one thing on the bike that will prove it to be ours. Theft is so bad anymore. If there is a decent person left please pm me. Thank you."

For the love of woodworking

For kids at Summer Edventure Camp, Fridays means learning and building in woodworking class. Otto resident Paul Chew is the instructor and has a lifelong affinity for working with wood.

For more than 30 years, Chew has been helping children enjoy woodworking. It began when his church started a program called Nifty Gifty for Christmas. Parents helped children make gifts to give away each Christmas.

“Nifty Gifty challenged me to come up with a new idea each year and to design the projects so even the littlest kids could be successful,” said Chew.

His background in teaching middle and high school industrial arts or “shop” came in handy.

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Arrest Report

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

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests June 13 - 22. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 16

Traveion Horton, 18, of Baker Ridge Dr., Atlanta, Ga., was charged with assault and battery. No bond was set. Troy L. Burt made the arrest.

June 17

Brent Brandon Hinnant, 26, of Laurel Branch Rd., Hayesville, was issued a fugitive warrant for failure to appear for Rabun County, Ga. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Alton Owens Jr., 29, of Wells Grove Rd., was charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Troy L. Burt made the arrest.

Stephanie Elaine Hamilton, 36, of Passmore Rd., was charged with forgery of an instrument, obtaining property by false pretense. A $6,000 bond was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

June 18

Adrienne Nichole Carver, 28, of Davis Rd., Otto, was charged with failure to appear for breaking and entering, injury to real property, first degree trespassing for enter/remain. A secured bond of $12,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

June 19

Jeremy Allen Ford, 35, of McClure Mill Rd., was charged with driving while impaired. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

June 20

Adam Joshua Sanders, 28, of Lyle Knob Rd., was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling/place for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $250,000 was set. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

James Fred Hurst, 41, of Mashburn Branch Rd., was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $250,000 was set. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

Jeremy Kenneth Stanley, 19, of Kirkland Rd., was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $250,000 was set. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

Elizabeth Anne Tice, 18, of Wide Horizon Dr., was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance. A secured bond of $250,000 was set. Adam L. Crawford made the arrest.

Jeffery Stuart Martin, 51, of Palmer Rd., was charged with assault on a female, simple assault. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

Michael Jerome Langley Jr., 36, of Fox View Trail, was charged with non-support/non-payment of alimony. A secured bond of $2,898 was set. Chantz J. Fritz made the arrest.

June 22

Allen Ray Bozeman, 50, of Yorkhouse Rd., Rabun Gap, Ga., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. A secured bond of $500 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 13

Silverio Acosta Madrid, 53, of Baltimore Ave., was charged with no operators license, left of center. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Randy Ray Murphy, 55, of Harper Ln., was charged with failure to appear for simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

June 16

Roy E. Norvell, 83, of Franklin, was charged with breaking and entering, trespassing, criminal damage to property vandalism. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Jessie Mal Cowart, 24, of Sprinkle Rd., was charged with misuse of 911 system, false report to police station. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Robert G. Ray III made the arrest.

June 17

Gregory Preston Warren, 21, of Jim Berry Rd., was charged with stalking. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

June 22

James Adam Hopkins, 23, of Shallow Hollow Rd., was charged with peeping underneath or through clothing. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 15

Jessica Leann Garcia, 30, of Keyhole Dr., Cashiers, was charged with larceny. No bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

June 16

Amanda Dawn Clawson, 34, of Mill Creek Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with larceny, breaking and entering. A $3,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Saith David Cucumber, 20, of Bali Dr., Cherokee, was charged with felony probation violation, conspiracy to commit armed robbery. No bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Heather Fawn Smith, 40, of Old School Loop, was charged with failure to appear for not wearing seat belt for driver, driving while license revoked, no registration. A $3,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

June 17

Dylan Samuel Hoyle, 20, of Begoina Ln., was charged with failure to appear for resisting a public officer. A $3,000 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Heather Riann Hoyle, 37, of Begoina Ln., was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor probation violation, possession of paraphernalia. A $2,500 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

Allison Mary Lewis, 16, of Maynor Dr., was charged with failure to appear for consuming alcohol under the age of 19. A $1,200 bond was set. Zachary D. Gibbs made the arrest.

June 18

Saith David Cucumber, 20, of Bali Dr., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for injury to real property. A $3,200 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

David Anthony Fabian, 31, of Holly Forest Ln., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, possession of marijuana paraphernalia. A $250 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Crystal L. Fabian, 31, of Holly Forest Ln., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for unsafe tires, driving while license revoked not impaired. A $250 bond was set. Mark C. Junaluska made the arrest.

Christopher Aquan Rosbor, 24, of Ebony Dr., was charged with, larceny by employee, obtaining money/property by false pretense, possession of stolen property. A $20,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

June 19

Curtis Bradford Smith, 38, of Lee St., was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia, possessing/ concealing, maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute a schedule VI controlled substance. A $10,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

June 20

Lanny Raine Constance, 39, of Mill St., was charged with communicating threats, assault on a female. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.


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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 10

Micheal Joe Watson, 49, of Pumpkin Town Rd., was charged with domestic violence protection order violation, domestic criminal trespass. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Aimee Katherine Phillips, 38, of Wykle Dr., was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest. Matthew D. Shuler, 21, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

June 11

Matthew Dakota Shuler, 21, of Sapphire Inn, was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

William Jason Cochran, 39, of Bear Ridge Rd., was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violation, resist/ obstruct/delay a public officer. No bond was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

Damian Quin Dutton, 19, of Mountainside Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Janette Lynn Dutton, 49, of Mountain Side Rd., was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Wylene Elizabeth Wall, 26, of Winsome Way, Otto, was charged with fleeing from justice (probation violation), drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

June 12

David James Stamey, 30, of Magnolia Dr., was charged with drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia, trespassing. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Brent Brandon Hinnant, 26, of Laurel Branch Rd., Hayesville, was charged with drug violations for equipment/ paraphernalia, trespassing. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Michael Timothy Crane Jr., 38, of Roberts Rd., was issued a governors warrant. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest. Andrew Jared Lytle, 34, of Highlands Rd., was charged with a domestic violence protection order violation. No bond was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

June 14

Joy Lee Sloope, 44, of Bradley Creek Rd., was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. William D. Stamey made the arrest.

Kenneth Edward Franks, 47, of Morrison Church Rd., Otto, was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Brent Brandon Hinnant, 26, of Laurel Branch Rd., possession of methamphetamine, drug violations for equipment/ paraphernalia. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

David James Stamey, 30, of Courtney Ln., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Waylene Elizabeth Wall, 26, of Winsome Way, Otto, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia. a secured bond of $1,500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Steel Eugene Frazier, 27, of Cooper Creek Rd., Cherokee, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fictitious information to an officer, driving while license revoked not impaired revoked, breaking or entering, possessing/ concealing stolen property, uttering forged endorsement. A secured bond of $210,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 15

Joshua Henry Dale Driver, 21, Roller Mill, was charged with felony probation violation out of county. A secured bond of $250 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 9

John Robert Parker, 38, of Clyde Downs Rd., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

June 10

Michael Tilman Dickerson, 27, of Dickerson Rd., was charged with cruelty to animals. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

June 13

Silverio Acosta Madrid, 53, of Baltimore Ave., was charged with no operators license, left of center. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Randy Ray Murphy, 55, of Harper Ln., was charged with failure to appear for simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 8

Angela Martinez Hull, 46, of Conleys Creek Rd., Whittier was charged with failure to return rental property. A $500 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

June 9

Trace Lee Mason, 29, of Sawbuck Ln., Whittier, was charged with assault on a female, assault by strangulation. A $10,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

June 10

Raymond McCord Bard, 41, of Fifth St. N.W., Catawba, was charged with failure to appear for larceny. A $8,000 bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

June 11

Kamie Calhoun Seay, 33, of Mink Branch Rd., Cherokee, was issued an order for arrest for larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute methamphetamine. A $14,000 bond was set. Samuel G. Page made the arrest.

Shawn Littlebull Standingdeer, 29, of Aspen Dr., was issued an order for arrest for failure to appear, resisting a public officer, carrying a concealed gun. A $12,000 bond was set. Michael R. Brooks made the arrest.

Stacy Robin Williams, 24, of Rosewood Dr., Benton, Ariz., was issued an escaped fugitive warrant. A $100,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Gena Fowler Bryson, 52, of N. Highway, Glenville, was charged with driving while intoxicated alcohol and/or drugs. No bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

June 12

Tiffany Paris, 33, of Pansey Dr., Cleveland, Ga., was charged with trespassing. No bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

June 13

Charlene Anita Maxey, 44, of Beside The River Rd., Cherokee, was charged with misdemeanor larceny. A $1,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

Tiffany Danielle Sawyer, 26, of Sylva, was charged with driving while license revoked, possession of a stolen motor vehicle. A $10,000 bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests May 25 - June 1. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

May 26

Jake Adam Thomas, 32, of Tellico Rd., was charged with parole and probation violations. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Jeffery Roger McConnell, 37, of Old Murphy Rd., was charged with breaking and/or entering, felony larceny, possession of firearm by a felon. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

May 27

Nathaniel Paul Roten, 24, of Church St., Elken, N.C., was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

May 28

Theresa Malinda Chapman, 28, of James Ave., Thomasville, N.C., was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $25,000 was set. Kenneth J. Adams made the arrest.

George Willis III, 36, of Webster Rd., Sylva, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

May 29

Matthew Shawn Carpenter, 20, of Sassy Trail, was charged with driving while license revoked. An unsecured bond of $250 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Brach Alan Brasier, 24, of Penland Ln., was charged with second degree burglary, breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking or entering. A secured bond of $75,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Dawson Tre Tallent, 21, of East Hickory Knoll Rd., was charged with second degree burglary, breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking or entering. A secured bond of $75,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

May 30

Michael Anthony Sanders, 29, of Lyle Knob Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, reckless driving with wanton disregard. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Adam Brock Crawford, 27, of Fox Hollow Cir., Otto, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Cain Hamilton Strickland, 33, of Candler Rd., Atlanta, Ga., was charged with no operator license, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana 1/2 to 1 1/2 oz. A secured bond of $110,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

May 31

Timothy Levi Rider, 25, of Florence Dr., Gainesville, Ga., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $80,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Michael Anthony Sanders, 29, of Lyle Knob Rd., was charged with driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Christina Melissa Phillips, 24, of Mack Branch, was charged with intimidating a witness. A $5,000 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 1

Pedro Puertas, 55, of John Teague Rd., was charged with simple assault, assault to inflict serious injury, false imprisonment. An unsecured bond was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Christopher David Marr, 44, of N. Skeenah Rd., was issued a fugitive warrant from another state. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Jacob Joshua Loftis, 28, of Cody Rd., was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny after break or entering. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

May 25

Wylene Elizabeth Wall, 26, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

May 26

Dakota C. Mathis, 22, of Willow Cove Rd., was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz. No bond was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

May 29

Brandon Dee Ammons, 20, of N. Womack St., was charged with breaking and/or entering, larceny. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Lindsey Sue Erdman, 30, of Northside Dr., was charged with failure to appear for school attendance law violation. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

May 30

John Robert Parker, 38, of Don Worley Rd., was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

May 25

Rachel Nicole Brock, 34, of Tarhelia Heights, Whittier, was charged with felony larceny, A $5,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Kelsie Marie Burch, 23, of Single Tree Dr., was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor probation violation out of county, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A $22,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

May 26

Anthony Edison Mace, 26, of Trout Creek Rd., Tuckasegee, was charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, A $2,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Robin Denada Mahan, 22, of Charlie Johnson Rd., Cherokee, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a stolen motor vehicle. A $30,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

May 27

Jerry Ryan Smith, 47 of Hayfield Rd., was charged with reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, drug violations for equipment/paraphernalia possessing/concealing, trafficking, opium or heroin. A $55,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Robert Glen Martens, 33, of Reed Dr., Cherokee, was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, larceny, possessing/ concealing stolen property. No bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Saith David Cucumber, 20, of Lamplighter Ln., was charged with injury to real property, misdemeanor larceny. No bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

May 26

Isaac Ishmail Rivers, 37, of Hampton St., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Michael William Rhinehart, 43, of Sugar Fork Rd., was charged with tattooing a person under 18 prohibited. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

May 29

Shasta Leah Perry, 38, of Shallow Creek Dr., was charged with speeding, driving while license revoked, simple possession of a schedule IV substance. A $14,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Robin Smith Burleson, 32, of Cactus Dr., Waynesville, was charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, parole and probation violations, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession/ concealing, possession of methamphetamine, larceny. A $27,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Dylan Samuel Hoyle, 20, of Begonia Ln., was charged with failure to appear for felony probation violation, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. A $40,000 bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

May 30

Tanner Lee Bradley, 23, of Timberleaf Dr., was charged with simple physical assault. No bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

May 31

Mahdi Faraj M. Almuhamidh, 26, of West Apartment, Cullowhee, was charged with driving while license revoked. A $4,000 bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

Melony Carrol Jacobs, 41, of Timber Leaf Rd., was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Mark Williams Jacobs, 54, of Timber Leaf Rd., was charged with communicating threats, simple assault. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Sandra L. Rhinehart, 39, of Sugar Fork Rd., was charged with tattooing a person under 18 prohibited. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Tommy Dillard Bryson, 60, of Andrews Park Dr., Cashiers, was charged with assault on a female. A $4,000 bond was set. Brent H. McMahan made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests June 1 - 9. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 2

Cody Brazz Abke, 21, of Addington Bridge Rd., was charged with misdemeanor larceny. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 3

Troy Matthew Flowers, 47, of Terrell Rd., was charged with failure to pay child support, assault on a female. A $3,114 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

June 4

Adam Warren Conley, 38, of Carl Henson Rd., was charged with attempted first degree murder, weapons on campus/educational, cruelty to animals, armed with deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharge of firearm on educational property, possession of a gun on educational property, possessing firearms while subject to a domestic violence protective order prohibiting the possession of firearms. A $1,002,000 bond was set. Anthony Corbin made the arrest.

Kathryn Denise Jeter, 28, of Carl Henson Rd., was charged with attempted first degree murder, weapons on campus/educational property, cruelty to animals, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, aid and abet domestic violence protective order violation, discharge of firearm on educational property, possession of a gun on educational property. A $1,000,000 bond was set. Anthony Corbin made the arrest.

June 5

Dawson Tre Tallant, 21, of Hickory Knoll Rd., was charged with misdemeanor possession/ concealing stolen property, larceny from building, felony possessing/concealing stolen property. A $7,500 secured bond was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

Brach Alan Brasier, 24, of Penland Ln., was charged with misdemeanor possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny from buildings, felony possessing/ concealing stolen property. A secured bond of $7,500 was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

June 6

Alexander Robinson, 17, of Byrd Yancey Bass Rd., Clinton, was charged with simple physical assault, communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Chris Murray made the arrest.

Tony Vito Middleton, 47, of West Old Murphy Rd., was charged with assault on a female. An unsecured bond of $4,000 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

Mark Daniel Castro, 28, of Georgia Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Chanz J. Fritz made the arrest.

Adam Warren Conley, 38, of Carl Henson Rd., was charged with assault on a government official, resisting a public officer. A $2,000,000 bond was set. Thomas Tenhagen made the arrest.

June 7

Misty Marie Gregory, 30, of Potts Branch Rd., was charged with simple assault, all other simple assault. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Matthew W. Bowman made the arrest.

June 9

Michael Anthony Sanders, 29, was charged with failure to pay child support. A $1,950 bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 4

James Fredrick Webb, 40, of Meadowbrook Dr., was charged with breaking and entering, second degree trespassing. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

June 5

Brett Walters, 30, of Lyle St., was charged with burglary not forced entry. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Marcelo Ruz Soriano, 40, of Law Ln., was charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center line, no operator’s license. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Devin E. Holland made the arrest.

June 7

Clemente Cuvas-Mendoza, 41, Town Mountain Dr., was charged with driving while intoxicated for alcohol and/or drugs, all traffic (except driving while intoxicated) for no operator license. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Rebecca Elise Brown, 23, of Franklin, was charged with larceny from a motor vehicle, larceny, drug violations for possession of schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Seth Patrick Steiert, 23, of Eric Dr., was charged with drug violations for possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Kevin J. Breedlove made the arrest.

Michael Timothy Crane Jr., 38, of Roberts Rd., was charged with driving while license revoked. An unsecured bond of $250 was set. Tony E. Ashe made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 1

Jamie Marie Sutton, 36, of Rathbone Dr., Bryson City, was charged with failure to appear for expired registration, possession and display of an altered/fictitious/revoked drivers license, driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Mary Dalena Smith, 29, of Franklin Grove Rd., Bryson City, was charged with larceny. A $10,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Shena Dale Standingdeer, 33, of Qualla Town Rd., Cherokee, was charged with misdemeanor larceny, trespassing, aid and abet larceny. A $2,000 bond was set. Robert D. Nicholson made the arrest.

June 2

Stephen R. Lovins, 54, of Wohali Dr., Cherokee, was charged with resisting a public officer, false report to police station, common law obstruction of justice. A $5,000 bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman.

Jessica Penny Tolley, 36, of Slim Dillard Rd., was charged with all traffic except driving while intoxicated. No bond was set. Ricky L. Buchanan made the arrest.

Samuel Wahneta, 20, of Derreberry Ln., Andrews, was charged with failure to appear for injury to personal property, breaking or entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering. A $60,000 was set. David A. Lovedahl made the arrest.

June 3

Scenca Devon Benning, 37, of Cope Creek Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Brent H. McMahan made the arrest.

Melissa Angeline Mathis, 46, of US 74 East, was charged with an animal control ordinance violation. No bond was set. Rollie L. James III made the arrest.

June 4

Manuel Rito Alfaro, 35, of Hazel Saunooke Dr., Cherokee was charged with fictitious information to officer, driving while license revoked/ not impaired revocation. A $750 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Eddie Dwayne Potts, 44, of Cullowhee Mountain, Cullowhee, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of stolen goods/property, felony larceny of a firearm, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, conspiracy breaking and entering a building for felony larceny. A $55,000 bond was set. Brandon E. Elders made the arrest.

Heather Michelle Moody, 34, of Streater Rd., driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Andrew J. Parker made the arrest.

June 6

Jason Matthew Holmes, 36, of Yellow Mountain Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with driving while license revoked. A $1,000 bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Seanna Winifred Randolph, 31, of Conifer Dr., Whittier, was charged with simple physical assault. No bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.

June 7

Kasey Ashlyn Welch, 25, of Young Squirell Dr., Cherokee, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A $1,200 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests May 18 - 25. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

May 18

Amber Nicole Stover, 27, of Dogwood Cove Rd., Bryson City, was charged with simple assault, injury to personal property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tracy Platt made the arrest.

Erine Lee Watkins, 45, of Sawdust Trail, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation, breaking and/or entering, domestic criminal trespass. No bond was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Megan Alise Waller, 30, of Louisa Chapel Rd., was charged with simple physical assault. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

May 19

Mister Jontez Sidbury, 20, of Cardinal Dr., Wilmington, was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Ricky Ray Starnes, 47, of Louisa Chapel Rd., was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Darious Lebron Graham, 18, of Snellville, Ga., was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

James Eric Greer II, 21, of Irish Highland Dr., Powder Springs, Ga., was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Chanello Quintez Franklin Brown, 21, of Bowman Court, Fayetteville, N.C., was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Demetrius Cutter, 24, of E. Winthrope Ave., Millen, Ga., was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Dion Gambrell, 17, of Wayah Rd., was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Quortez Hinton, 17, of Wayah Rd., was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Nathan Daniel Young, 31, of Laurel Lake Rd., was charged with larceny, possession stolen goods/property. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Audrey Parrish made the arrest.

Damian Quin Dutton, 19, of Mountainside Rd., was charged with simple assault, injury to real property, disorderly conduct. No bond was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Michael James Stiwinter, 23, of Windy Gap Rd., Cullowhee, was charged with flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, 147 MPH/55 MPH zone. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

Tanna Aradia Dement, 23, of Davis St., Taylors, S.C., was charged with aiding and abetting impaired driving, possession of open container alcohol. A secured bond of $750 was set. Joshua D. Stewart made the arrest.

May 20

Thomas Alan Moore, 39, of Georgia Rd., Otto, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A secured bond of $750 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

May 21

Cody Brazz Abke, 21, of Addington Bridge Rd., was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Samantha Angela Abke, 30, of Addington Bridge Rd., was charged with failure to appear for misdemeanor larceny. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

Austin Alen Dahl, 17, of Belmont Dr., was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz, possession of drug paraphernalia. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

May 22

Brandon Lee Levan, 28, of N. Ann St., Asheville, was charged with misdemeanor probation violation. A $2,500 bond was set. Mike Langley made the arrest.

May 25

William Ryan Crowe, 24, of Mink Branch Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for possession of marijuana up to 1/2 oz., possession of an open containing alcohol passenger area. A secured bond of $250 was set. Matthew T. Breedlove made the arrest.

William Jason Cochran, 39, of Bear Ridge Rd., was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

May 19

Kyle J. Hanson, 20 of Green St., was charged with failure to appear for second degree trespass. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Scott Allan Swann, 52, of Ferguson Rd., was charged with failure to appear. A secured bond of $250 was set. Timothy J. Lynn made the arrest.

May 20

Joseph Howard Heard, 55, of Allendale Hills Rd., was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Justin M. Norman made the arrest.

May 25

Waylene Elizabeth Wall, 26, of Franklin, was charged with failure to appear for probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Jonathan C. Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

May 18

Constance Renea Bedient, 48, of Pine Creek Rd., Cashiers, was charged with criminal damage to property vandalism. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Pamela Michelle Cooper, 27, of Manor Trace Apartments, was charged with failure to appear for cancel/ revoked/suspended certificate/tag, operating vehicle with no insurance, driving while license revoked. No bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Jessica Marie Thomas, 32, of Grapevine Ln., Whittier, was charged with fictitious information to officer, driving while license revoked, speeding. A $1,000 bond was set. Brandon D. Hooper made the arrest.

Mikhail Lloydovich Mullin, 26, of Cedarvie Ln., Franklin, Tenn., was charged with drunk and disruptive. A $1,000 was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

May 19

Dustin Henry Tramper, 27, Old Soco Rd., Cherokee, was charged with breaking and entering/forcible, fraud obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument. A $20,000 bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Krystal Nicole Averett, 23, of Sam Davis Rd., Bryson City, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Kenneth D. Woodring made the arrest.

Juliayne Saldutti Spinn, 39, of Gateway Rd., Whittier, was charged with violation of domestic violence protective order. No bond was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

May 20

Bryan Lewis Brooks, 41, of Grindstone Knob Rd., Whittier, was charged with failure to appear for larceny shoplifting. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Edge Dakoda Fortner, 25, of Birchfield Rd., Bryson City, was charged with flee/elude arrest, resist public officer. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

Shannon Dewayne Blanton, 33, of Galimore Bridge Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. A $500 bond was set. Megan L. Rhinehart made the arrest.

William Eugene Franks, 42, of Newton Rd., Seneca, S.C., was charged with resisting a public officer, driving while impaired. No bond was set. William M. Hawkins made the arrest.

Talmage Lee Middleton, 34, of Goondock Dr., was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, communicating threats, assault on a female. A $15,000 bond was set. Brent H. McMahan made the arrest.

May 22

Blake Newton Roberts, 21, of Indian Camp Rd., Weaverville, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Celestine A. Holloman made the arrest.

May 23

Shannon Gordon Mull, 45, of Brook St., Waynesville, was charged with driving while impaired. No bond was set. Daniel B. Wellmon made the arrest.

Daniel El Jenkins, 25, of Cosy Branch, Robbinsville, was charged with failure to appear for court violations. A $1,000 bond was set. Brent H. McMahan made the arrest.

May 24

Rachel Nicole Brock, 33, of Tarhelia Heights, Whittier, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked. A $2,000 bond was set. Sean K. Bryson made the arrest.

Darrick Brandon Sigmon, 23, of Garland Buchanan Rd., was charged with failure to appear for assault on a female. A $10,000 was set. Josh A. Yopp made the arrest.

Matthew Sampson Armachain, 21, of Hayes Lossiah Rd., Cherokee, was charged with failure to appear for shoplifting concealment of goods. A $1,000 bond was set. Kyle P. Efird made the arrest.


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