Neighbor: Bra-clad man broke in with knife

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By The Staff

A Kingston man chose some unusual attire for an alleged break-in on Gallaher Road.  

“Victim ... stated that the neighbor, Brian Fowler, had busted her door in and came in with a knife and was wearing a bra and shorts,” the police report said.

Fowler, 46, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

The report said there was signs of forced entry on the door and door frame. The report also said a lock had been broken off the door.

“There were also tracks in the grass from the dew on the ground coming from and going to his house,” the report said.  

The incident occurred on May 29.

Police said they had also been to the residence on May 28 after receiving a call of a possible assault.

At that time, Fowler had been told not to go around the alleged victim, the report said.


A would-be robber ran off after a store clerk threatened to press the panic alarm.

The incident happened at the Rocky Top on Roane State Hwy. on May 25.

The alleged robber, Tracy Lee Langley, was arrested on June 1.  

According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the clerk asked the alleged robber if she had a gun, “to which she stated that she did in fact have a gun in her pocket.”

The clerk told the woman he intended to press the panic alarm.

“At which time the subject fled the store on foot,” the report said.

Langley was charged with aggravated robbery.

She also faces numerous
other charges unrelated to the alleged robbery, including theft, burglary and forgery.


A man was arrested on June 2 for theft of property between $1,000 to $9,999.

Jerred Manis’ alleged victim is his mother.

“Paige Manis states that since December they have noticed items missing from the house and garage,” a sheriff’s office incident report states.

“Paige stated that they have discovered some things in the pawn shop. Paige stated that she suspects her son is the one who took the items.”

The items included a $1,500 necklace, $300 camera and $300 worth of DVDs.

Manis also allegedly stole $2,000 in cash and $10 worth of Hot Wheels cars.


A federal judge sentenced Jessica Potter Stafford to 27 months in prison on Friday.

Stafford, who the U.S. Department of Justice identified as a residence of Kingston, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of wire fraud and three counts of tax evasion in February.  

The Justice Department said Stafford admitted that from Jan. 1, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2008, she
devised a scheme in which
she used her Knoxville company’s American Express credit cards.

The cards were used to charge more than $200,000 in per-
sonal charges at places that included Babies ‘R’ Us, Markham Diamond and Lumber Liquidators.