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Police/Fire

  • Student break-in case continuing

    The criminal case pending against Courtney Marie Thomas in Monroe County General Sessions Court was continued last week.

    Thomas, 18, is charged with aggravated burglary.

    She allegedly broke into the Sweetwater home of former Harriman High School boys basketball coach Jeff King.

    Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said his office is investigating whether King had an inappropriate relationship with Thomas, who attended Harriman.

  • Arrests: July 7-16, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 7 — Alan Lee Schneider, 44, 134 Bayside Drive, Ten Mile: two counts reckless endangerment. Total bond $1,500; court date Sept. 17.

    • Courtney Marie Thomas, 18, 244 White Road, Harriman: violation drinking age law, three counts contributing to delinquency of a minor. Total bond $2,000; court date Aug. 20.

  • THP to conduct August license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting three driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during August.

    The first checkpoint will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 3 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 on Pine Ridge Road near the railroad tracks.

    The final checkpoint, on Hwy. 382 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17.

  • Arrests: June 28-July 7, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 28 — Cody Lynn Ray, 21, 230 Hassler Mill Road, Harriman: five counts fraudulent use of debit card. Total bond $2,500; court date Sept. 10.

    • Johnnie Dale Roaden, 57, 107 Shelby St., Lake City: two counts violation of probation. Total bond $20,000; court date July 16.

    • Greg Ray Satterfield, 46, 5606 Wolfenbarger Lane, Knoxville: serving time.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Roane County on July 20 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    The checkpoint will take place from 10 to 11 p.m.

    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: June 21-26, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    June 21 — Jonathan Deidre Hamilton, 40, 324 Westwood Drive, Harriman: manufacture/deliver/sell controlled substance. Bond $5,000; court date June 25.

    • Tracy Beth McDonald, 40, 1432 Oakdale Hwy., Harriman: theft $500 but less $1,000. Bond $1,000; court date June 25.

    • Wallace Raymond Pritchett, 57, 430 High Point Road, Evansville: serving time.

  • Man charged with exposing self at park

    Brendon Seth Luffman had other intentions besides staying cool when he went for a dip in the swimming area at Roane County Park on June 30.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, three adults told a deputy they saw Luffman masturbate in the water while watching children swim.  

    “The same three complainants all stated they watched Mr. Luffman then clean his hands and genital area before exiting the water,” the report said.

  • Child found with 4 adults at meth lab campsite raid

    A Roane County sheriff’s deputy out on patrol Friday discovered a meth lab off Old Elverton Road outside Harriman.

    Four adults and a 6-year-old boy were decontaminated at the scene.

    “EMS transported him to the hospital just for precaution,” Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said. “DCS (Department of Children’s Services) accompanied the ambulance to the hospital.”

    The adults were taken to the Roane County Jail. Phillips said they will face drug charges.

  • Tire shop damaged by blaze

    Goodyear in downtown Harriman is closed temporarily because of a fire that damaged part of the building in the wee hours Thursday morning.

    Harriman Fire Chief Brad Goss said the fire was contained to the right side of the building.

    “It was around about 4:30 a.m. when we got the page. It was in the office area and storage,” Goss said.

    “It appears to have started in the upstairs like where you have storage,” he added.

  • THP to conduct July license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two driver license roadside safety checkpoints in Roane County during July.

    The first checkpoint will be from 8 to 9 p.m. July 4 on Hwy. 27 at Poland Hollow Road.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. July 13 on Pansy Hill Road near Swan Pond Road.

    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.