Today's News

  • Rockwood police seize cash, drugs in weekend raid

    Rockwood police executed a search warrant at an apartment on West Rockwood Street on Saturday.

    “It started around 3 (p.m.) and we’re just now wrapping it up,” Police Chief Bill Stinnett said. “We got quite a large amount of drugs and over $2,500 seized in cash.”

  • 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.

  • Driver safety course planned next week

    An upcoming eight-hour AARP smart driver class in Roane County offers area senior citizens a refresher course on driving and an update on rules of the road.

    The class will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14-15 in Mid-East Community Action Agency Roane County Services Center Annex at 2305 N. Gateway Avenue, Suite 10-B, Rockwood.

    Course participants will be taught to adjust to age-related physical changes; reduce incidents of violations and accidents; and update driving skills and rules of the road in a stress-free environment.

  • 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.

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