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Patton arrested again

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By The Staff

Former constable Mark Patton was arrested Friday and taken to the Roane County Jail.
Sheriff Jack Stockton said the arrest stemmed from a warrant out of McMinn County for failure to pay child support.
“They’re coming to get him,” Stockton said Friday of McMinn authorities.
Patton was first arrested on Dec. 30 for failure to pay child support. The mother of his daughter, McMinn resident Lynne Harris, said Patton owed more than $30,000.
“Some of that is for attorney fees and private-investigator fees that I was awarded in court because of how difficult it has been to get him into court,” Harris said.
Patton was ousted from his position as constable in 2009 after a judge determined he committed numerous acts of misconduct, which included threatening law enforcement officers and their family members.
Stockton said Patton’s arrest on Friday was without incident.
“We didn’t have no trouble with him,” the sheriff said.
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A Ten Mile man was indicted March 28 on aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.
Johnny Gibson, 51, was  found to possess a video and 163 images of child sexual abuse on his computers and Blackberry device, said a release from the Harriman Police Department, Internet Crimes Against Children and 9th Judicial Violent Crime Task Force.
The monthlong investigation involved the Harriman Police Department, Blount County Sheriff’s Office Hi-tech Evidence and Technology Unit and the Monroe County Sheriff Office.
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A registered sex offender from Loudon County has been charged with a sex crime in Roane County.
Ronald Alan Webb was arrested on April 4 for statutory rape. A woman told a Roane County sheriff’s deputy that she found Webb, 27, and her 16-year-old daughter partially clothed behind a trailer.
The woman and her daughter later went to the sheriff’s office to make sworn statements. The daughter told authorities that she and Webb had a yearlong relationship, which included sexual intercourse.
The report said Webb is on parole for aggravated statutory rape.