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Police/Fire

  • Alleged huffer nabbed after leading chase

    A Knoxville man who reportedly led Rockwood police on a chase on Dec. 21 is facing several charges.

    Taylor Lee Helton, of 1651 Chenoweth Road, Knoxville, was charged with evading arrest, DUI, reckless endangerment, driving on a revoked license, aggravated assault on a police officer and inhaling aerosol.

    Rockwood Police Chief Bill Stinnett said the officers involved in the pursuit were OK.

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    Rockwood police said they had to use a TASER to get a 24-year-old man to comply with commands on Dec. 19.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Dec. 11 — Johnny Ray Bass, 47, 514 Highpoint Circle, Kingston: public intoxication. Bond $850; court date March 5, 2012.

    • Jason Wayne Masengil, 34, 167 Paint Rock Trail, Philadelphia: no charge listed. No bond or court date listed.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Dec. 6 —Montana Marie Arington, 26, 917 Morning Glory Drive, Harriman: 2 counts failure to appear. Total bond $2,500; court date Feb. 13, 2012.

    Happy Shawndale Crowley, 32, 1455 Rockford Road, Knoxville: failure to appear. Bond $4,000; court date Feb. 13, 2012.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct holiday sobriety checkpoints the next two weeks at Poland Hollow Road in Roane County.

    The checkpoints will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 25 and Dec. 31.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these sobriety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing DUI laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Nov. 29
    — Toby James Townson, 43, 102 Russell St., Loudon: failure to appear. Bond $30,000; court date Dec. 19.

    • Justin Eric Ybarra, 26, 241 Bullard Ford Road, Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,500; court date Dec. 12.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints from 9 to 10 p.m. during the week of Dec. 11 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Nov. 20 — Anthony Brock Crowe, 25, 111 Browns Road, Gray: serving time.

    • John Toban Halburnt, 29, 939 Windrock Road, Oliver Springs: attachment. Bond $1,500; court date Dec. 9.

    • Andrew Alan Leach, 25, 103 Paint Rock Road, Kingston: fraudulent use of debit card, theft $500 or less and failure to appear. Total bond $10,000; court date Dec. 19.

  • November 2011 dispatches
  • Man accused of sex with 13-year-old

    STAFF REPORTS
    A 23-year-old man accused of a sex crime was arrested on Nov. 20.
    Jeremy Alexander Martin is charged with statutory rape.
    According to court records, he was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Feb. 22 for having sex with a minor in 2010.
    The alleged victim was 13 at the time.   
    Jail records list Martin’s address as 304 Burkett Road, which is near Rockwood.
    He’s scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 2.
    Martin was also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.

  • Arrests

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Nov. 16 — Amber Nicole Bray, 26, 1728 Knoxville Hwy., Wartburg: failure to appear, and violation of probation. No bond; court date Jan. 9, 2012.

    Nelson Lee Harmon, 41, 220 Hillside Dr., Harriman: four counts violation of probation. Total bond $40,000; court date Dec. 5.