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Benjamin Heath Clark, accused of mugging an 84-year-old woman, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury last month. He’s charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault-bodily injury.
Kingston police said Clark, 23, mugged Eleanor Rogers in front of Angel Nails on North Kentucky Street in December. Her son said she suffered a broken elbow and concussion in the incident.
The grand jury also indicted Claude Damon Ladd for aggravated robbery. He’s accused of holding up Kinser Drugs in Kingston on Jan. 16. He was apprehended shortly after the alleged robbery. Police also reported finding the prescription pills he allegedly made off with in the incident.
Miles Ledbetter Jr., a former candidate for Roane County executive, is in trouble with the law again. He was charged with domestic assault on Feb. 23. According to the warrant, the complainant was his mother.
“Central dispatch received a 911 call stating that Miles Ledbetter was out of control and each time central would call the residence, dispatchers could hear Ledbetter in the background being very loud,” the warrant said. “When deputies were on scene, Ruby Noe, who is the mother of Miles Ledbetter Jr., stated that she didn’t feel safe with him being there.”
Ledbetter finished third in the 2010 race for county executive behind Mike Farmer and winner Ron Woody.
Ledbetter was arrested on harassment charges in 2011 for allegedly threatening to blow up employees at Sony Music offices in Nashville. He was arrested for assault and resisting arrest last October.
Brendon Seth Luffman was arrested on Feb. 25 on a domestic assault charge. A Roane County Sheriff’s Office report said Randall Luffman told police his son Brendon had consumed too much alcohol and became belligerent.
“Randall described Brendon rushing toward him to which he feared he was going to sweep his legs and take him to the ground,” the report said. Randall said his other son, Alec, intervened by wrapping his arms around Brendon and escorting him out of the basement.
Deputy Vianney Del Toro determined Brendon was the primary aggressor after interviewing all the parties. He also checked to see if anyone had warrants. That was bad news for Alec, who was arrested on an outstanding failure-to-appear warrant. Last summer, some adults told police they saw Brendon masturbating in the swimming area at Roane County Park as he watched children. He was charged with indecent exposure.
Alec was indicted for sexual battery last June.
“Defendant knew or had reason to know at the time of said contact that (victim) did not consent,” the indictment said.