Do you have veterans’ questions? Ron Keeton, Scott County Veterans Service Officer, is available to help veterans or their dependents with a variety of veterans’ issues such as, VA benefits they may qualify for, replacing medals/decorations, copies of military records, etc. [ Read More ]
Cora Nadine Sexton, age 86, of Huntsville, Tn, departed this life on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, Tn. Born May 22, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Jeffers and Elizabeth Crowley Jeffers. She attended White Rock Baptist Church. [ Read More ]
Larry Norman Lane age 65, of Pioneer, Tennessee, departed this life on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Jellico Community Hospital. He was born December 20, 1953 in LaFollette, Tennessee to Ona Ruth Wright and the late Norman Lane. He was a member of Mill Branch Baptist Church. [ Read More ]
Travis Dean Brown, age 50 of Robbins, Tennessee, born in Chicago, Illinois on March 2, 1968, went home to be with the Lord on February 26, 2019 after a long hard battle with brain cancer. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. [ Read More ]
K9 Deputy Daniel Garrett with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine traffic stop on a 2001 Ford Escape for alleged expired tags and noticed, as the vehicle came to a stop, the driver moving around inside the vehicle more than someone normally would. Deputy Garrett found a male driver, who identified himself as Aaron Gunter. Gunter stated that he had a revoked license and that he was on probation for driving on revoked, and also stated he did not have insurance on the vehicle. Deputy Garrett ran Gunter’s license and was advised by dispatch that they were showing eligible for reinstatement. As he approached the vehicle, Deputy Garrett started talking to Gunter and asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle and Gunter stated that he had a marijuana pipe under the driver’s seat. Deputy Garrett noticed a green leafy substance that looked like marijuana on Gunter’s shirt. Gunter was asked to step out of the vehicle whereupon he stated that he had eaten a small amount, less than a gram, of marijuana when Deputy Garrett turned on the blue lights to pull him over. Deputy Garrett recovered a marijuana pipe was recovered from underneath the driver’s seat and also located a ziplock bag with marijuana residue in it from the rear passenger side floor board. Gunter was taken into custody and charged with tampering with evidence, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, registration violation, and financial responsibility. He was transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking without further incident by Deputy Darcy Phillips.
On Wednesday, February 20th, Oneida Police Department dispatch received a call from Walmart Lost Prevention that a male wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans was allegedly trying to steal some items from Walmart. K9 Officer Toby Jeffers and other officers went en route to Walmart. Before arriving, dispatch received another call from Walmart stating the male took off running out of the front of the store. Officer Jeffers located the male wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans, later indentified as Justin A. Hodge walking through the parking lot of Lee’s Chicken, whereupon Officer Jeffers stepped out of his vehicle and spoke with him. Hodge admitted to trying to steal the items and stated that he just needed some clothes. Hodge had previously been allegedly trespassed from Walmart in the past. He was placed under arrest on charges of theft under $1000 and criminal trespass and was transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.
On February 21st, K9 Officer Toby Jeffers, with the Oneida Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a purple Ford Mustang for alleged window tint violation on Main Street in Oneida. Officer Jeffers spoke with the driver Jason Cassada and passenger Mark Douglas and advised them the reason for the stop and then asked for consent to search the vehicle and was granted consent by Cassada. Cassada stepped out of the vehicle and stated that he had a pipe in his pocket that belonged to his friend. Officer Jeffers retrieved a bag in Cassada’s right jacket pocket containing one meth pipe and 2 bags containing meth. Officer Johnson, who was also on the scene, had Douglas step out of the passenger side and then located one meth pipe in his jacket. Douglas was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Cassada was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Schedule II Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Window Tint Violation. Both were transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.
Sandra Charlotte Reed Byrge, age 79, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Norma, Tennessee in 1939, she graduated from Huntsville High School, Huntsville, Tennessee in 1957, and married her high school sweetheart, Paul E. Byrge, on January 18, 1958. [ Read More ]
Looking for help? Scott Appalachian Industries (SAI) cares about an individuals special needs. They employ scores of trained care professionals who serve individuals with challenging, long-term health concerns, and they have many other services to offer. [ Read More ]
Austin Daugherty, age 73, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Oneida Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Campbell County on May 23, 1945, he was the son of the late Wade and Kizzie Thomas Daugherty. Austin was a Veteran of the United States Army. [ Read More ]