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An Oak Ridge man was arrested for rape of a child by Kingston Police Department Wednesday.
Christopher Blaine Luffman, 22, 829 W. Vanderbilt Drive, was in custody at the Roane County Jail late last week.
Jail records show he has a $40,000 bond and court date of April 8.
Most people don’t try to make up with a woman the way Warren Everett Dyer of Rockwood allegedly did on March 8.
According to a warrant, Dyer beat her up after she told him more needed to be done to put their relationship on solid footing.
Dyer, 27, has been charged with aggravated assault in the case.
Kingston Police Officer Jerry Singleton said the woman, who was identified only as a Ms. McNeil in the warrant, was covered in blood and shaking uncontrollably when he came in contact with her.
“She stated that Warren Dyer and herself had been in a car, and they had been in Kingston with friends and they were on their way out of town to pick up another friend and Warren asked her if this put them back together,” the warrant said.
“She stated that he had a way to go, and he started hitting her about the head and face area.”
Dyer, according to the warrant, told the driver to stop and pushed the woman out of the car.
“She staggered into the grassy area and grabbed her cellphone and called 911,” the warrant said.
Surrounding agencies were alerted to be on the lookout for the car. The warrant said it was stopped in Rockwood near Captain D’s.
“He still had blood on his shoes and there was blood in the back of the car,” the warrant said.
John P. Little, a 36-year-old man with a Harriman address, has been indicted on four counts of child rape.
Little was arrested last summer. The mother of the alleged victim told Harriman police that Little had raped the child repeatedly over a five-year period.
“The victim had not come forward to disclose this information in the past because she stated that the defendant had threatened to kill her if she had told anyone,” court documents said.
The Roane County grand jury returned the indictment against Little in February.
His attorney, Kent L. Booher, has filed a motion for discovery in the case. Booher wants the District Attorney General’s Office to turn over any evidence “that might fairly be termed favorable.”
“Whether that evidence either be completely exculpatory in nature or simply tends to reduce the degree of the offense or punishment therefor, or whether that evidence might be termed ‘favorable’ in the sense that it might be fairly used by the defendant to impeach the credibility of any witness the government intends to call in this matter,” the motion said.
A Harriman man is in custody after assaulting and holding a woman against her will Wednesday.
Richard Zachary Christian, 27, of 954 Sevier Drive, was charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and simple possession or casual exchange.
“He had a young lady at this house. He pretty much beat her with a gun, his feet and his fists,” said Harriman Police Detective Dan Schneider.
“He kept her there every time she tried to leave. She finally did get away,” the detective added.
Schneider said the incident began about 4 a.m. and the victim was not able to escape out the front door until around 5 p.m.
From there, she went to a neighbor’s house to call 911.
Schneider was unsure of the extent of her injuries, but he said she was visibly bruised.
“I know there was damage to her left eye,” Schneider said.
Bond was set at $77,000, and Christian’s court date is April 1.
Roane County Jail records list his status as held.
Kenneth Messimer, his wife, Ruby Messimer, and Kenneth Gibson were indicted last month for manufacturing meth, child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kenneth Messimer is a registered sex offender. Police allege he was making meth when they went to his home in January to conduct a sex offender compliance check.
“We did locate two other adults in the residence, Ruby Messimer and Kenneth Gibson,” the warrant said.
Police said the Messimers’ two children were also at the residence.
“DCS (Department of Children’s Services) was called to the scene for the children,” the warrant said.
“The children had to be decontaminated and taken to Roane Medical Center to be checked by a physician.”