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Angel Medical Center's Hospice Butterfly Release

Payton Nicholson offers a perch to a butterfly as it prepares to take flight at Angel Medical Center’s annual Butterfly Release held Thursday, Aug. 14.

The event is held each year in honor of hospice caregivers and in memory of hospice patients.

Community members who attended were given packets that held the butterflies and were invited to release them.

 

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Cause of death released in Burningtown fire

No charges have been filed; search warrant issued

Autopsy results released by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday showed that the cause of death for the body found in the Middle Burningtown home on Saturday, Aug. 2, was strangulation. The body of Day Williamson, 71, was found in the upstairs back bedroom following a fire that destroyed the home. Although the body was recovered after the fire was put out, the findings of strangulation as a cause of death means that Williamson was deceased before the fire.

Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland said that Charles Andrew Cochran, the inmate that escaped earlier this month remains a prime suspect.

Commissioners from across of the state tour Macon County

Two charter buses rolled up town hill last Thursday, carrying county commissioners from across the state. As part of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Annual Conference being held in Asheville, commissioners from all across the Old North State ventured to Macon County, many of which did so for the very first time.

The NCACC's newest president, Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale spearheaded the event.

“The visit to Macon County by dozens of county commissioners, along with their families, was important for several reasons,” said Beale.

Young kayakers hone their skills at Junior Olympics

Young kayakers from all over the country gathered at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) on Aug. 9-10 to compete at the Whitewater Junior Olympics. The event was billed as the biggest event of 2014 for the NOC.

The NOC is the largest whitewater rafting outfitter in the world and on average takes about 150,000 guests on guided outdoor excursions annually and according to National Geographic is “one of the best outfitters on earth.” There are five NOC locations, but the Wesser Campus where the junior event was held is the only one that is open year-round for kayaking, mountain biking and hiking excursions. An estimated 750,000 visitors come to the location each year.

- 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 June 28 - July 6. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 28

Pandora Renee Cobb, 19, was charged with resisting a public officer, injury to personal property. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

July 1

Anthony Paul Arnold, 34, of Watts Road, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Candace Keener Cannon, 28, of Mack Wilson Road, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

Ronald James Ward, Jr., 49, of Acree Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; release order for driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

July 2

Mark Aaron Mallory, 47, of Mallory Mountain, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to real property. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Anthony Paul Arnold, 34, of Watts Road, was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $8,899 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Matthew Allen Burrill, 28, of Teaberry Lane, was charged with identity theft, financial card fraud, obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

July 4

Kevin Lee O’Conner, 36, of Katydid Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $500 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Jason Christian Watson, 35, of Second Street, was charged with assault on a female, injury to personal property. No bond was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Krystal Cheri Hoffman, 24, of Hard Times Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

July 6

Pamela Nichole Wykle, 37, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jessy Dakota Beaver, 20, of Lloyd Stewart Lane, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 30

Jeffrey S. Black, 46, of Riverpark Drive, was charged with failure to pay child support. No bond was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Phillip Scott Denmon, 43, of Mule Pen Way, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

John Howard Jones, 41, of Chad Crawford Branch, was charged with making harassing phone calls. No bond was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

July 1

Richard Travis Akers, 33, of Walter Ashe Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. Ernest Scherman, III, made the arrest.

Jesse McLennon Watty, 30, of Wright’s Creek Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; fictitious information to an officer. A secured bond of $500 was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Ronald James Ward, 49, of Buff Creek Road, was issued a true bill of indictment. A secured bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Derek Michael Peters, 28, of Smokey Mountain Cabins, was charged with failure to appear in court; traffic violation. A secured bond of $500 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

July 3

Joe Dennis, 27, of Gatewood Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; uttering a forged instrument, possession/ manufacture of a fraudulent ID. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Jaimie Lynn Sorrows, 26, of Pilot Knob Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Allen Ray Fabain, 29, of North Norton, was charged with driving with no insurance, driving left of center, no operator’s license, driving while impaired. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Stephen Watson made the arrest.

Dustin Rose Brown, 33, of Wright’s Creek, was charged with failure to appear in court; expired registration, no operator’s license. A secured bond of $500 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Jamie Ray Hornbuckle, 38, of Olivet Housing Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

July 4

Donovan Rickell Underwood, 42, of Webster Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

Erasto Hilario Martinez, 19, of Outdoor Drive, was charged with consuming alcohol by 19 year old, driving after consuming under the age of 21. A secured bond of $100 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

July 5

Rickey Anthony Caldwell, 30, of Lelrose Place, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

July 6

Terrill Anthony Normand, 39, of Oak Hill Drive, was charged with misuse of 911 communication. No bond was set. Daniel Wellmon made the arrest.

Justin Charles Brooks, 31, of Mimosa Lane, was charged with escaping a local jail. No bond was set. Kyle Efird made the arrest.

Tori Shey Gunter, 26, of Don Craig Road, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. A written promise was given. James Henry made the arrest.

James Robert Neugin, 37, of March Drive, was charged with possessing a controlled substance on jail premises, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

Benji Ray Baines, 39, of Charles Bradley Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests June 24 - June 29. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 24

Juliayne Spinn, 38, of Gateway Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation, resisting a public officer. No bond was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Matthew Allen Burrill, 28, of Teaberry Lane, was charged with felony probation violation out of county. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Tommy Davidson, 35, of Clover Lane, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Catherine Joyce Creamer, 40, of Shady Grove Lane, was charged with sexual battery. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

June 25

Rebecca Anamary Hill, 29, of Austin Welch Road, was charged with simple assault. A secured bond of $500 was set. Robert Young made the arrest.

Christopher Joseph Blanchard, 34, of Arnold Branch Road, was served a fugitive warrant. A secured bond of $30,000 was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

Sierra Salone Jenkins, 23, of Carter Road, was charged with resisting a public officer, operating a vehicle with no insurance, cancelled/revoked/suspended certification/tag. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

June 26

Tanya Blanchard Bryson, 38, of Roller Mill Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

June 27

Travis Ray Waskom, 41, of Hinkle, Ky, was charged with probation violations. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

Tommy Davidson, 35, of Clover Lane, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Pennie Lynn Jobe, 40, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

Earl Junior Haney, 69, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

June 28

Dustin Robert Carpenter, 28, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

Deborah Carver Carpenter, 52, was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

June 29

Matthew Brock Kelley, 52, was charged with second degree trespassing. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 24

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

Charles Benson Grindstaff, 63, was charged with trespassing, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

June 25

William Jack Harrell, 28, of Oakmont Drive, was charged with writing worthless checks. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Michael Bruce Thompson, 46, of Watauga Road, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. An unsecured bond of $1,500 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

June 26

Franklin Dell Hayes, 29, of Dearmin Terrace Apartments, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

June 27

John D. Booker, 41, of Big Mountain Cove, was charged with assault on a female. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

Johnny Thurman Carroll, 51, of Clyde Street, was charged with writing worthless checks. A secured bond of $500 was set. Laurie Beegle made the arrest.

June 28

Holly N. Locklear, 25, of Catcreek Road, was charged with child support violation. No bond was set. Elija Kirkland made the arrest.

Javier Perez, 35, of Anderson Street, was charged with affray. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Matt Pellicer made the arrest.

June 29

Sergio Montero, 25, of Hayes Mill Road, was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, possession of an open container. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Matt Pellicer made the arrest.

Andrew Parker Castro, 21, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $500 was set. Matt Pellicer made the arrest.

James E. Childers, 55, of Kelly Cove Road, was charged with driving while impaired. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Elija Kirkland.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 23

Pamela Gail Mace, 43, of Trout Creek Road, was charged with assault by strangulation. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Justin Lee Stasney, 33, of Knox Landing Road, was charged with communicating threats, intoxicated and disruptive, resisting a public officer, assault on a government official. A secured bond of $8,500 was set.

June 25

Angelique Michele Harris, 33, of Sallie Ann Drive, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $300 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Jerry Lee Conner, 28, of Wolfetown Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Dewayne E. Bradley, 49, of Fantasia Drive, was charged with injury to personal property. An unsecured bond was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Sean Edward Queen, 40, of Forks of the River Road, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

David Lee Hinnant, 30, of Webster Road, was charged with possessing/concealing weapons, assault by pointing a gun, breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, kidnapping. No bond was set. John Beegle Jr. made the arrest.

Allen Franklin Jones, 80, of Savannah Drive, was charged with escape from custody or resisting arrest, assault on a government official. An unsecured bond was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

June 26

Travis Keith Mathis, 36, of Oak Ridge Road, was issued a true bill of indictment; first degree kidnapping. A secured bond of $60,000 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Christal Danielle Douglas, 30, of Skyview Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

June 27

Phillip Lee Capps, 32, of Spruce Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of stolen goods. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Kimberly Ann Pallares, 39, of Barlow Court, was charged with simple assault. A written promise was given. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Jeremy Lee Gunter, 29, of Whirlwind Drive, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

June 28

Tracy Mathis Neugin, 35, of Thomas Valley Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; resisting a public officer, possession of stolen goods/property, larceny. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Robert Wilson Higdon, 57, of Calendar Court, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, driving while impaired, open container after consuming alcohol first, driving with no registration, operating vehicle with no insurance. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Cheyenne Robin Arneach, 22, of Molly Blankenship, was charged with failure to appear in court; operating a vehicle with no insurance, driving while license revoked, canceled/revoked/suspended certification/tag, larceny of a firearm, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and/or entering, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $51,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Alejandro Garcia Franco, 17, of Porter Street, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

June 29

Kelvin Milton Smith, 23, of Field Crest Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Floyd Thompson, 45, of Fort Wilderness Campground, was charged with cyberstalking. A written promise was given. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Tracie Renee Weir, 33, of Qualla Motel, was charged with possessing/ concealing stolen property, obtaining money/property by false pretense. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.


 

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests June 9 - June 16. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 11

Jeffrey Scott Johnson, 43, of West Old Murphy Road, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Brent Holbrooks made the arrest.

Eddie Mitchell Kresal, 30, of Lakefront Terrace, was charged with accessory after the fact, injury to personal property. A written promise was given. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Tommy Davidson Jr., 35, of Clover Lane, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Joshua Stewart made the arrest.

June 12

Stephanie Nicole Smith, 23, of Watauga Street, was charged with defrauding a drug/alcohol screen test, probation violation. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Tommy Davidson, 35, of Clover Lane, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possessing stolen goods. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Blake Buchanan made the arrest.

Jeanette Lynn Dutton, 48, of Mountainside Road, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, resisting arrest. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

Damian Quin Dutton, 18, of Mountainside Road, was charged with injury to personal property, communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

June 13

Betty Couch Passmore, 48, of Passmore Road, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

Rebecca Anamary Hill, 29, of Austin Welch Road, was charged with child support non-payment. A secured bond of $2,500 was set. Adam Crawford made the arrest.

Kimberly Danielle Lee, 24, of Rolling Hills Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

June 14

Tony Dustin Bateman, 24, of Poplar Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Patrick Merritt made the arrest.

June 15

Phillip Scott Denmon, 43, Gillespy Drive, was charged with contempt of court, perjury, court violations. No bond was set. Anthony Hopkins made the arrest.

June 16

Josh Barrett, 21, of Barrett Drive, was charged with child support non-payment. No bond was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 9

Kenneth Lee Worley, 54, of Lyle Street, was charged with larceny, possessing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

June 13

Joey Lee Mathis, 37, of Green Street, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Timothy Lynn made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 9

Oswaldo Osorio Guzman, 33, of Puma Trail, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Jonathan David Taylor, 27, of Old Bryson City Road, was charged with injury to real property, failure to appear in court; assault on a female, no operator’s license, driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $5,500 was set. James Clawson made the arrest.

Anthony Welch Saunooke, 19, of Dry Bone Road, was charged. No bond was set. Gracia Blackburn made the arrest.

Dewaine Berry Winchester, 44, of Bradley Branch Road, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

June 10

Cheyenne Robin Arneach, 22, of Molly Blankenship Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of stolen goods/property, felony conspiracy, conspiracy to break and enter, larceny after breaking and entering. No bond was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Ronald Eric Robinson, 54, of Booth Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; identity theft, obtaining property under false pretense, forgery of endorsement. A secured bond of $30,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Shena Dale Standingdeer, 33, of Qualla Town Road, was charged with trespassing, possessing/concealing stolen property, larceny from buildings, failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $7,000 was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Jim Cannon, of Dry Bone Road, was issued a court ordered commitment for arrest. No bond was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Daniel Patrick Black, 34, of Old Mission Estates, was charged with driving while license revoked - violation of driving privilege, not impaired violation. An unsecured bond was set. David Lovedahl made the arrest.

Austin Eugene Langley, 19, of Heady Mountain, was charged with simple assault, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

June 11

Jerry Odeal Houston, 41, of Caldwell Street, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, driving while impaired, violation of a court order, assault on a female. A secured bond of $5,500 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Viraphong Sakvongkhamhane, 26, of Long Leaf Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession. A secured bond of $160,000 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Christi Lynn Jackson, 29, of Old Jonesboro Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance - hydrocodone, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession. A secured bond of $130,000 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Jaimie Lynn Sorrows, 26, of Pilot Knob Road, was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession. A secured bond of $11,500 was set. James Henry made the arrest.

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Middle Ridge Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

David Earnest Frizzell, 35, of Pheasant Run, was charged with kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Eric Maurice Streater, 50, of Streater Road, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $800 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Douglas Malcom Moore, 64, of Dix Gap Circle, was charged with failure to appear in court; harassing phone calls. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

June 12

Dean Mitchell Brewer, 30, of Webster Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Talmage Lee Middleton, 33, of Shawfield Ridge, was charged with communicating threats. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Cynthia Jeanne Moore, 39, of North River Road, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $1,100 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

William Charles Hutchinson, 46, of Wilson Drive, was charged with animal control ordinance violation. A written promise was given. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Tiffiney Q Irons, 27, of Timbuktu Road, was charged with notary violation. A written promise was given. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

June 13

Rickey Dean Wood, 55, of Shooting Star Drive, was charged with failure to apply for new title, failure to deliver title, felony alter of a title. A written promise was given. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

David Earnest Frizzell, 35, of Pheasant Run, was charged with forgery of instrument, obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument, larceny of a chosen action. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Jose Antonio Contreras, 22, of Mexican Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; no operator’s license, driving while impaired. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.

June 14

Jessie Ann Clark, 19, of BB Long Road, was charged with accessory after the fact. A secured bond of $4,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

Nathaniel William Stiles, 18, of Cogda View Drive, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, forcible breaking and entering. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. William Hawkins made the arrest.

June 15

Venus Marine Wilson, 40, of River Park, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine. A secured bond of $6,000 was set. Andrew Parker made the arrest.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Dept. or Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. made the following arrests June 16 - June 24. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 16

Phillip Scott Denmon, 43, of Gillespy Road, was charged with violation of a court order. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

Andre Meal Dewhurst, 21, of Wild Meadows Road, was charged with assault on a female. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

June 17

James Lennox Thomason, 22, of Hidden Hills Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $500 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

June 18

Edward Joseph Astling, 43, of Harrison Avenue, was charged with assault on a female. A bond of $1,000 was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

June 22

Matthew Allen Burrill, 28, of Teaberry Lane, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Pamela Nicole Wykle, 37, of Valley View Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance on/in jail premises. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Kimberly Osbourne made the arrest.

Christopher Michael Chandler, 29, of Trimont Mountain Trail, was charged with trespassing. An unsecured bond of $2,000 was set. Cody Mitchell made the arrest.

June 23

Matthew Allen Burrill, 28, of Teaberry Lane, was charged with criminal damage to property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Chris Owen made the arrest.

Eric James Ehlenfield, 27, of Winsome Way, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $500 was set. David Blanton made the arrest.

June 24

Travis Allen Cochran, 35, of Highway 28, was charged with possession of illegally taken turkey, taking wild turkey illegally, transporting illegally taken turkey. A secured bond of $3,500 was set. Mike Langley Sr. made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 16

Jason Jacob Tastinger, 29, of West Palmer Street, was charged with burglary by forcible entry, possession of burglary tools, larceny from buildings after breaking and entering. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

June 20

John Daniel Oconner, 36, of Ridge Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Richard Mark Ellis, 30, of Rolling Hills Drive, was charged with simple assault. No bond was set. Kevin Breedlove made the arrest.

June 21

Pamela Nicole Wykle, 37, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

June 22

Tommy Davidson Jr., 35, of Clover Lane, was charged with possessing/concealing property. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Stephanie Sue Ellen Wes-Larson, 20, was charged with trespassing. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 16

Hunter Lee Lewis, 17, of Maynor Drive, was charged with probation violation. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

Jamie Paugh, 37, was charged with maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling/place for a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute methamphetamine, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession/sell/buy alternative serial number. A secured bond of $70,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Hoke Benjamin Caleb Hayes, 23, Bill Watkins Road, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute methamphetamine. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Dennis Earl Ball, 52, of Fontana Road, was charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Steven Eugene Voyles, 26, of Acree Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A written promise was given. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Edward Dwayne Taylor, 26, of Young Squirrel Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A written promise was given. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Kasey Ashlyn Welch, 24, of Young Squirrel Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear in court; expired registration card. A secured bond of $600 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Ricky Lee Gunter, 55, of Whirlwind Drive, was charged with conspiring to traffic methamphetamine. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Brittany Evon Strickland, 23, of Hoot Holler, was charged with conspiring to traffic methamphetamine. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Thomas Frank Scott, 34, of Dills Branch Road, was charged with conspiring to traffic methamphetamine. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

June 18

Kyle Everett Huskey, 20, of Whiskey Ridge, was charged with parole and probation violations. A secured bond of $12,000 was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Karen Williams Day, 41, of Old Settlement Road, was charged with driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Stephen Watson made the arrest.

Chris Allen Mahan, 24, of Calhoun Road, was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Jessica T. Lossiah, 26, of Usti Drive, was charged with breaking and entering. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Starlene Elizabeth Banderas, 41, of Shadrack Lane, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of stolen property, driving while license revoked, probation violation out of county. A secured bond of $11,000 was set. Stephen Watson made the arrest.

Jessica T. Lossiah, 26, of Usti Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Steven Cody Moore, 22, of Fisher Creek Road, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $1,424 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

June 19

Dennis Woodrow Shelton, 25, of Frosty Ridge Road, was charged with resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Mary Dalena Smith, 29, of Franklin Grove Church Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; larceny. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

Jeremy Lee Gunter, 29, of Whirlwind Drive, was charged with motor vehicle rental fraud. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Adam Alexander Varas, 29, of West Cove Road, was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $500 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

Jennifer Nelson Green, 33, of Union Hill Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; shoplifting. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Rollie James, III, made the arrest.

Joshua Lee Peacock, 26, of Fry Street, was issued a child support purge. A secured bond of $2,870 was set. Jennie Rumsey made the arrest.

June 20

Jamie Lynn Swartz, 34, of Potts Community Road, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute a schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Valerie Hill Ball, 39, of McCurry Road, was charged with possession of an open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/ sell/distribute a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Darrell Brooks made the arrest.

Johnny Gene Postoak, 37, of Wright Creek Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; obtaining property by false pretense, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

June 22

Rondy Lee Chastain, 25, of Carlvin Road, was charged with selling/delivering a schedule II controlled substance, failure to appear in court; spotlighting deer. A secured bond of $23,500 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

Pam Charleen Griffis, 48, of Pine Creek Road, was charged with driving while impaired. A secured bond was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.


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

Macon County Sheriff’s Department

June 3

Samuel Harley Floyd, 23, of Roberts Road, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia. A secured bond of $15,000 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Theresa Lynn Green, 42, of Sycamore Drive, was charged with child abuse, simple assault. A secured bond $3,000 was set. Kimberly Osborne made the arrest.

Bryan Lee Abercrombie, 27, of Crabtree Lane, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Jacob Bowers made the arrest.

June 4

John Patrick Roquemore, 29, of Clayton, Ga, was charged with violation of a domestic violence protective order. No bond was set. Stephanie Robbins made the arrest.

June 5

Luis Angel Mejia-Garcia, 18, of Brendle Cove Road, was charged with stalking. An unsecured bond of $8,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Francisco Michael Licona-Mendoza, 16, of Brendle Cove Road, was charged with stalking, sexual battery. An unsecured bond of $10,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

June 6

Heather Kelly Hawkins, 31, of Murphy, N.C., was charged with failure to appear in court; no operators license, expired tag. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

June 8

Kyle Jacob Hanson, 19, of North Womack Street, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $1,000 was set. Tracy Burt made the arrest.

Mark Manning Self, 30, of Ivar Street, was charged with drunk and disruptive, indecent exposure. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Scott Nelson made the arrest.

June 9

Phillip Scott Denomon, 43, of Mule Pen Road, was charged with stalking. No bond was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Destiny Paige Jones, 23, of Maxies Court, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $5,000 was set. Matthew Canzone made the arrest.

Franklin Police Department

June 2

Gary Edmond Deetz Jr., 32, of Wild Meadows Road, was charged with writing worthless checks. A written promise was given. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

David Samuel Vinson, 19, of White Oak Circle, was charged with criminal damage to property. A written promise was given. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Andrew Parker Castro, 21, of Womack Street, was charged with injury to real property. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

June 3

Stephanie Diane Evans, 28, of Cals Cove Road, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation. A secured bond of $500 was set. Matthew Breedlove made the arrest.

Hunter Anthony Curtis, 21, of Stonecreek Drive, was charged with driving while license revoked. A written promise was given. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

June 4

Eric Robles Lopez, 18, of Skylark Street, was charged with stalking. An unsecured bond of $6,000 was set. Justin Norman made the arrest.

Merced Ortega Gamino, 33, of Ulco Drive, was charged with injury to personal property, resisting a public officer. A secured bond of $500 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

June 6

Steven Ray Marble, 54, of Cherry Street, was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

June 7

Phillip Scott Deonmon, 43, of Gillespy Drive, was charged with communicating threats. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Tony Ashe made the arrest.

Kevin Lee Oconner, 36, was charged with driving while license revoked. An unsecured bond of $1,000 was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

June 8

Jeneva Ann Donaldson, 55, of Harper Lane, was charged with simple assault. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Ruby Rodriguez, 28, of Dearmin Terrace, was served a fugitive warrant for prostitution, possession of a controlled substance. No bond was set. Devin Holland made the arrest.

Steven Chase Stanley, 21, of Belmont Drive, was charged with injury to personal property. An unsecured bond of $500 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Abigail Lynne Rehkopf, 19, of Harper Lane, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possessing stolen property. An unsecured bond of $5,000 was set. Jonathan Bean made the arrest.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

June 2

Tyrone Cox, 45, of Broken Arrow Apartments, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, possession of stolen goods/property. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

Cheryl Cothern Ward, of US 74 East, was charged with second degree trespassing. An unsecured bond was set. Sean Bryson made the arrest.

Elliott Neal Mattox, 21, of Black Hill Road, was charged with maintaining a vehicle to store controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a schedule III controlled substance, trafficking opiates. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

June 3

Elizabeth Caroline Martin, 23, of Chadwick Drive, was charged with failure to appear in court; reckless driving to endanger, driving while impaired. A secured bond of $5,000 was set.

Tabitha Lynn Arnold, 24, of SE Brown Street, was charged as an out of state fugitive. A secured bond of $20,000 was set. Josh Yopp made the arrest.

Garrett Stribling McCollough, 25, of Crystal Creek Lane, was charged with failure to pay child support. A secured bond of $560 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Rebekah Ann Broom, 31, of Jimmy Morris Road, was charged with animal control ordinance violation. A written promise was given. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

James Ruben Medford, 52, of Pincrest Road, was charged with a child support purge. A secured bond of $10,263 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

June 4

Shanna Danielle Samuel, 32, of Adamwood Road, was served a true bill of indictment. An unsecured bond was set. Dwight McMahan made the arrest.

Seth Peyton Reed, 22, of Blue Wing Church Road, was charged with no operator’s license, speeding. A secured bond of $300 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Erica Marie Gallo, 35, of Indian Inn, was charged with failure to appear in court; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. A secured bond of $2,000 was set. Tyson Crawford made the arrest.

June 5

Jolena Nicole Sampson-Hill, 26, of Bigwitch Road, was charged with possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. A secured bond of $12,000 was set. Brandon Elders made the arrest.

Justin Douglas Babb, 35, of Cornelius Drive, was charged with contempt of court - child support violation. A secured bond of $4,640 was set.

Corey Michael Brown, 26, of Lakey Creek Road, was served a fugitive warrant from other state. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. Megan Rhinehart made the arrest.

June 6

Sherissa Lemae Hughes, 29, of Popawell Apartments, was charged with driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $1,500 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Tonya Lynn Parker, 44, of Dobson Ridge, was charged with failure to appear in court; driving while license revoked. A secured bond of $3,000 was set. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

Phyllis Elaine Fowler, 44, of Racking Cove Road, was charged with cyberstalking. A secured bond of $8,000 was set. Kenneth Woodring made the arrest.

Ronica Sue Blair, 36, of Croker Way, was arrested on a fugitive warrant from another state. A secured bond of $50,000 was set. James Clawson made the arrest.

Oscar Hernandez, 36, of Cabe Road, was charged with assault on a female. No bond was set. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.

June 7

Krista Bryson Valentine, 49, of Valor Mountain, was charged with criminal damage to property, possessing/ concealing stolen property, larceny. No bond was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

June 8

Joshua Brandon Gambrell, 26, of North Country Club Drive, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana. A written promise was given. Johnathan Jones made the arrest.

David Ernest Frizzell, 35, of Pheasant Run, was charged with obtaining money/property by false pretense, possessing/ concealing stolen property, larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering, robbery with a dangerous weapon. A secured bond of $140,000 was set. Brandon Hooper made the arrest.

Andrew Mitchell Seitz, 20, of North Union City Road, was charged with felony probation violation. A secured bond of $10,000 was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Moises Flores Santana, 34, of Medicine Mountain Road, was charged with domestic violence protective order violation. No bond was set. Michael Brooks made the arrest.

Elizabeth Carolina Waldroup, 30, of Pruitt Hill Drive, was charged with possession of stolen goods/property. A written promise was given. Robert Nicholson made the arrest.


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