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Police/Fire

  • Pursuit ends with arrest of man who tried to run over Oak Ridge officer

    A 27-year-old man who allegedly tried to run over an Oak Ridge police officer was arrested on Dec. 20.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Oak Ridge police were in pursuit of a Mazda 626, but lost track of the vehicle near the Kingston city limits.

    A sheriff’s deputy noticed the vehicle while on patrol in Midtown.

    “Oak Ridge advised they had charges on the driver for trying to run over one of their officers,” the report said.

  • Woman gets dose of pepper spray

    Rockwood police used pepper spray on a woman on Dec. 18 for not complying with orders, according to a report.

    Jena Lynn Davidson, 30, was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent law, resisting arrest and evading arrest. The report said she also had an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.

    The report said Davidson was hiding in some woods when she was ordered to show her hands.

  • 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.

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