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According to an incident report from the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department, Wanda Sue Goins told police she thought District 31 state Rep. Jim Cobb was going to hit her on Aug. 2.
Cobb, R-Spring City, lost to Ron Travis in the Republican Primary that day. The district includes a portion of Roane County.
According to the report, Goins was sitting in her wheel chair when she encountered Cobb at a polling place.
“She didn’t say anything to Mr. Cobb and he walked back toward his truck,” the report said. “He turned around and came back up to her and started fussing at her, pointing his finger at her about supporting Ron Travis ... Wanda said that Jim Cobb raised his hand up toward her and it scared her because she thought Jim was going to hit her.”
Cobb has been charged with assault in the case. The Rhea County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office said he’s pleaded not guilty.
An online investigation website helped Oak Ridge police nab a suspect recently.
Anderson Caleb Brown, 18, is charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $10,000.
According to the warrant on the theft charge, the police learned through leadsonline.com that Brown allegedly sold U.S. Standard Gold Buyers jewelry that belonged to Laura Fisher.
“The defendant had access to the jewelry because he had been a house guest of the victim for approximately two months,” the warrant said.
The jewelry was valued at $11,325.
“The victim, Laura Fisher, identified the jewelry and stated that ‘Caleb’ did not have permission to possess or sell it,” the warrant said.
Brown is also accused of stealing $1,760 worth of jewelry from April and Mike Newcomb.
“The defendant, who is the victim’s adopted son, was a previous resident at the victim’s house,” the warrant on the aggravated burglary charge said.
Brown allegedly sold the Newcomb’s jewelry to U.S. Standard Gold Buyers also.
Two zeros have a Harriman man in trouble with the law. Jeremy Allen Overla, 19, is charged with criminal simulation over $1,000.
According to Rockwood police, Overla did some yard work for Mary Erwin Simmons last month and she paid him with a check for $32.
Overla allegedly altered the check to read $3,200 and cashed it. The funds were drawn from Simmons’ savings account.
“TVA Credit Union, after being advised of the altered check, refunded the complainant’s money, but did charge a $29 overdraft fee,” the police report said.
Vinson Tyrone Floyd, a 39-year-old man with a Harriman address, allegedly dragged a woman out of bed and pulled her down a driveway to his vehicle. Floyd, whose address is listed as 5729 Harriman Hwy. in jail records, is charged with violation of an order of protection, aggravated assault and kidnapping.
According to court records, Oak Ridge police responded to 246 Gum Hollow Road to investigate a disturbance. Richard Frounfelker told police that his roommate, Timberly Wright, had been taken against her will by her boyfriend, Floyd.
“The complainant heard Floyd’s voice and found him in the victim’s bedroom on top of the victim,” court records said. “The defendant got up and told the victim to come outside. The complainant said the victim stated, ‘No, you just had your hands around my throat.’”
Floyd was still in custody on Friday at the Roane County Jail. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 5.