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3 teens hurt in Friday crash, 1 taken to jail

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By Damon Lawrence

Emergency crews responded to a one-vehicle crash involving four teenagers early Friday morning.

The 16-year-old male driver and another male passenger were taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. A 17-year-old female passenger was taken to Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

 Because they were juveniles, their names were not released.  

Another passenger in the vehicle – identified as 18-year-old Caleb Wilson – was taken to the Roane County Jail and charged with public intoxication and underage drinking.

The accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 2004 Saturn Vue was traveling south on Old Johnston Valley Road near Kingston.

The report said the driver attempted to negotiate a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. The vehicle went off a small embankment where it came to an uncontrolled rest.

More charges could be filed in the case.  

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A woman wanted in Florida was arrested in Rockwood on June 22.

According to an arrest report, a clerk with the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida requested a unit respond to the Bar-B-Que Grill on North Gateway Avenue to see if Monica Marie Frady was working there.

“Officers made contact with Ms. Frady and verified her information,” the report said. “Florida sent a teletype that they would extradite.”

Frady, 33, was taken to the Roane County Jail, where she was being held on a $250,000 bond.

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A man listed as homeless on the state sex offender registry briefly found a home at the Roane County Jail on June 21.

Stacy Shane Scalf was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender.

The sex offender registry said he is homeless, but county jail records list his home address as 101 Bailey Road, Kingston.

According to the registry, Scalf has a conviction for indecent liberties with a child.   

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There was a dispute in Rockwood about whether a man who was home at the time of a house fire had permission to be in the residence.

Jimmy Kirkland was at 556 S. Kingston Ave. on June 20 when the house caught on fire. He made it out safely, but police responded to the residence the following day after John Riddle complained Kirkland was living there without permission.

“Mr. Riddle advised this is his mother’s residence and she is in a nursing home and he is power of attorney,” the Rockwood police report said.

The officer told Kirkland he was banned from the property.

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A woman was arrested on June 17 in connection with a meth lab discovered earlier this month.

Tina Rauhuff was charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing.

According to an incident report, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 107 Shady Road to investigate a civil issue on June 4.

“Tina Rauhuff called by phone stating her son, Adrian Rauhuff, was at the residence taking her property,” the report said.

The responding deputy spoke with the son, who according to the report, said he was trying to secure the residence after his parents abandoned it.

“While speaking to Adrian, he stated there were several items inside the residence that he believed may be illegal narcotics,” the report said. “Upon entering the residence, I immediately noticed lithium batteries, razor blades, needles, red pills, clear plastic tubbing, empty bottles, spoons and what appeared to be meth residue.”

Another deputy certified as a meth tech responded “and confirmed we were dealing with meth labs,” the report said.