Local News

  • Failure to register vehicle puts man in hot seat for violating sex offender list

    Andre Deshawn Boyd faces the task of having to defend himself in Roane County Criminal Court again.

    He was scheduled to stand trial for aggravated sexual battery on Jan. 27, 2017, but opted to plead guilty to the lesser of charge of attempted aggravated sexual battery instead.

    One of Boyd’s punishments was being placed on the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry. He was accused of running afoul of the registry last summer.

  • Jury finds Bradley County man guilty of kidnapping, assault in Rockwood

    Prosecutors in District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s Criminal Court Division obtained a conviction on Thursday against a Bradley County man with charges arising from a 2016 kidnapping and aggravated assault incident in Rockwood.

    After a two-day long trial, Curtis Matthew “Matt” Stegall, 34, was convicted of attempted especially aggravated kidnapping (B Felony), attempted aggravated assault (D Felony), attempted assault (B Misdemeanor), domestic assault (A Misdemeanor) and aggravated assault (C Felony).

  • Trio indicted on charges related to home invasion

    Three men have been indicted on charges related to an Oct. 28, 2017, home invasion and robbery in Harriman.

    Jordan Taylor Crabtree, Rockwood, and Austin Kane Penley, Harriman, both 19, face counts of especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnapping (weapon and serious bodily injury), aggravated kidnapping (weapon), especially aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and theft of property $10,000 to $60,000.

    A cohort, Tommy Ray Pass, 54, was indicted on accessory after the fact and especially aggravated burglary in the case.

  • Brother killed in shooting

    A man was shot and killed by his brother Monday night.

    The incident happened at 119 Bass Lane, which is South of the River.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said an altercation between the brothers preceded the shooting.

    “They got into a fight, a scuffle,” Stockton said. “One of them allegedly picked up a stick, hit the other one or was going to hit the other one, and the other one shot him.”

    E-911 received a call about the shooting around 8:15 p.m.

  • 4 indicted in jail rape case

    The Roane County grand jury indicted four people last month for an alleged rape that occurred at the Roane County Jail.

    According to a warrant filed in the case, Amanda Ileen Brown and the alleged victim were inmates on Oct. 17, 2017.

    The warrant said the alleged victim was surrounded by other inmates in the upper level of the jail pod and was told by Brown that she had drugs inside her that she had to share.

  • Rockwood’s 150, and you’re invited to the party

    Rockwood’s 150th anniversary celebration will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Attractions at Rockwood High School and in the downtown area include music, food, tours, displays, games and family fun.

    Rockwood native Jason Eskridge will be the headliner.

    Visit rockwood150.org or call 354-0611 for details.