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Police/Fire

  • Registered sex offender runs afoul of the law

    Another Roane County registered sex offender is in trouble with the law.

    Jasper Lee Russell, 186 Poplar Creek Road, Harriman, was arrested on April 17 on weapons charges.

    His legal troubles may not end there.

    According to court records, Russell is under investigation for an alleged child rape. The court records said an investigator with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office became aware of the allegations against Russell on April 13.  

  • Famed Ariz. sheriff holds suspect for Roane

    Roane County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips and Deputy Wes Stooksbury traveled to Phoenix last week.    

    The two lawmen weren’t there to sightsee, however. They went to pick up a prisoner from one of the jails in Maricopa County, Ariz.

    James. A. Tiegs was wanted in Roane County for a sexual offender registration violation and aggravated sexual battery.

    “We flew out Wednesday,” Phillips said. “Stayed the night, got up and went and got our prisoner and flew back.”

  • Suspect stunned, pulled from closet

    Zachery Allen Collins managed to elude police on April 2. He wasn’t so lucky last Wednesday.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office Incident report, officers to went to 937 Post Oak Valley Road to arrest Collins on outstanding warrants for theft, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and evading arrest.

  • One of Harriman’s finest hanging up his collar and calling it a career

    Harriman Police Department has gotten a lot of use out of Dugan, the sweet-natured and proficient narcotic dog.

    “He’s been with the police department for about 11 years,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The department recently retired Dugan and is getting a new $10,000 dog with the help of K9s4Cops, a Texas nonprofit that assists police departments with funding for police dogs.

    Heidle said he knew it was about time to retire Dugan, who was born in 2001.

  • Arrests: March 21-29, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 21 — Megan Nicole Collett, 18, 405 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood: domestic assault. No bond; court date May 12.

    • William Aaron Collett, 19, 405 N. Kingston Ave., Rockwood: domestic assault. Bond $1,000; court date May 21.

  • Harriman police starting up their Citizens Academy

    Harriman Police Department is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizens Academy.

    The academy will be at 6 p.m. each Tuesday for the next eight weeks. It will cover many aspects of law enforcement, including police procedure and policy, basic firearms, law, officer survival and a ride-along upon academy completion.

    Applications are available at the police station at 130 Pansy Hill Road.

    Call Karen Joseph at 882-3383 for details.

  • THP to conduct April license checks in Roane Co.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints this month in Roane County.

    The first checkpoint will be from 9 to 10 p.m. April 6 on Hwy. 27 at the Morgan County line.

    Another checkpoint is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. April 20 at Hwy. 70 and Poland Hollow 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.

  • Arrests: March 10-20, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 10 — Austin R. Taylor, 19, 819 Maple St., Princeton, Ky.: violation drinking age law. Bond $1,000; court date April 9.

    • Margaret Elizabeth Sampson, 41, 11 Clinton St., Harriman: criminal impersonation, violation of probation. Bond $31,000; court date April 30.

  • Arrests: March 3-7, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 3 — Michael Christopher Waldrop, 27, 919 Old Roane St., Harriman: driving on revoked/suspended license and resisting arrest. Total bond $2,000; court date April 30.

    • Elker Elester Washington, 22, 1000 James Ferry Road, Apt. C62, Kingston: manufacture/delivery/sell controlled substance and two counts possession of schedule II. Bond $9,000; court dates March 12 and April 9.

  • Arrests: March 1-3, 2012

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

    March 1 — Debra Kaye Bryant, 54, 929 Bazel Road, Harriman: violation of probation. Bond $10,000, court date April 16.

    • Chad Ray Burgess, 34, Harriman: criminal impersonation. Bond $500; court date March 26.

    • Herman Howard, 51, 226 Paint Rock Valley Road, Kingston: criminal. No bond; court date April 13.