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Man arrested for DUI after crashing his truck

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By The Staff

An Oliver Springs man was arrested last week after running his truck off the road near Harriman.

Emergency crews were dispatched to Harriman Hwy. on March 30 on a report of a rollover accident.

The driver, Charles Roberts of 410 E. Spring St., Oliver Springs, ended up being arrested.

He was taken to the Roane County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and violation of implied consent law.

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A 30-year-old Harriman man was sentenced to three years in prison for  robbery.

Jockaree Phillips of 1639 Old Roane St. pleaded guilty last week.

The crime occurred on April 2, 2008. A sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 221 Dogtown Road to investigate a robbery.

A woman told the deputy she was awakened and saw a white male standing by her bed.

“She asked what he wanted, and he said he had other people with him,” the affidavit said. “She got out of bed and put her clothes on. She then went out the bedroom door and met a friend of her boyfriend by the (name) of Jockaree Phillips.”

The affidavit said he put his hand over her mouth and asked where the money was.

“She told him that her boyfriend had all the money and was at work,” the affidavit said. “He then tied her up with an extension cord and had her sit in the hallway.”

The victim later identified Phillips and Adam Phillips as the men who broke into her home, according to the affidavit.   

Jockaree Phillips was charged with aggravated robbery, burglary habitation and theft of property.

The burglary and theft charges were dismissed as part of his plea deal.

Charges relating to an alleged aggravated burglary that occurred last October were also dismissed.

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A man holding a stolen shotgun was confronted by law enforcement officers on March 29.

Officers went to 113 Hillwood Drive in Harriman to locate the weapon.

“As I was going down the stairs to the basement, I heard detective (Jason) Mynatt yelling ‘drop the gun’ several times,” the arrest report said. “I got downstairs and saw the defendant, Derrick A. Hill, outside the basement door holding a long gun.”

Hill then placed the gun on the ground, according to the report. He was arrested for theft of property and unlawful possession of a firearm.   

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A Rockwood man was arrested on March 27 on two counts of statutory rape.

Justin Danial Butler is accused of having sex with an underage female in the early part of 2009.

Butler, 20, was indicted by the Roane County Grand Jury in February of this year.

The charges are a Class E felony.