Police roundup: Williams on leave, sex offender jailed

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By Damon Lawrence

Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance, said Darrell Williams is on unpaid administrative leave after a recent drunk driving charge.

Williams, vice president of business development for the Alliance, was charged with DUI and violation of implied consent on Sept. 17 following a lunchtime crash.  

Kingston police said an empty bottle of Vodka was found in Williams’ vehicle and he refused to submit to a chemical test.
A federal grand jury for the Eastern District of Tennessee indicted Billy Joe Dugard on two counts of bank robbery on Sept. 18.

He’s accused of robbing a BB&T bank in Loudon and the Bank of America in Kingston. Both robberies occurred on May 1 — less than an hour apart.  

Dugard’s legal troubles don’t end in Tennessee.

In August, a federal grand jury for the Southern District of Indiana returned a two-count indictment against him for allegedly robbing a bank in Scottsburg, Ind., and another one in Pekin, Ind.

On Sept. 19 a federal grand jury for the Northern District of Indiana indicted Dugard on one count of bank robbery. He allegedly robbed a bank in Demotte, Ind., on April 27.

The Scottsburg robbery occurred on April 24 and the Pekin robbery occurred on April 30.
People who have purchased drugs on the Internet or telephone could be targets for scammers. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a scammer will call you and identify him or herself as a special agent with the FDA or some other kind of law enforcement officer.

You’ll be told that purchasing drugs over the Internet or telephone is against the law and threatened with prosecution unless a fine or fee is paid. People who refuse to pay are threatened with arrest, deportation or even physical harm.

The FDA advises people to just hang up the phone.
Robert Schimpf, a registered sex offender, was arrested on Sept. 23 for not reporting to authorities where he lives, as required by law.

According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy went to 1900 Swan Pond Road to try and locate Schimpf for Harriman Officer Karen Joseph.

“I made contact with Mr. Schimpf and asked him how long he had been living at this residence,” the report said. “He stated he had been here for approximately two weeks, and that he was not reporting to anybody.”

Joseph advised the deputy to charge Schimpf, 34, with failure to timely disclose required information.

He’s scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 5.  

According to Schimpf’s TBI sex offender profile, he was convicted in 1999 for criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.