Oneida Police officer Andy Davis responded to a call of a male wearing a black jacket going up to people in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The man was flinging his arms walking in all directions. After making contact, the male was indentified as Jeremy Caldwell. When asked if he had taken anything, he answered he did not know, while talking about how much he loved everyone and couldn’t find the marines in the parking lot, but loved the way fingernail polish made his nails shine. Mr. Caldwell was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Scott County Jail for booking. Officer Rachel Thomas and Chief Darryl Laxton of Oneida Police Department assisted. The report stated the arrest was made for defendant’s safety/medical care, likelihood of offense continuing, of personal/property injury and dangerously intoxicated.
On November 30th, officers with the Oneida Police Department were dispatched to the old Jim Barna Log company for a possible theft. Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee of Kykeenkee Inc. who owns the property. The employee stated he came to the property to check on it because people had been stealing. He also stated he had observed and took pictures of a male, identified as Damron Queener, piling up copper that had been cut from the buildings on the property. Queener had also had in his possession burglary tools. When asked by officers about the copper and the tools, Queener stated he thought about stealing the copper but decided not to. Queener was placed under arrest and charged with Theft under $1,000, Vandalism, and Criminal Trespass. He was transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.
On November 10th, Oneida Police Officer Kevin Marlow was dispatched to the police department to speak with a female about a domestic assault that occurred on November 9th. The female stated that her husband, identified as Milford Lee Sexton, grabbed her by the hair on the back of her head and placed a sharp object to her throat while saying he was going to kill her. She further stated that he then strangled her with his forearm as he attempted to take her keys in an attempt to prevent her from leaving the residence. Sexton was charged with Aggravated Assault by Strangulation.
Newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows 38 counties experienced a drop in unemployment during October, while rates remained the same in 24 counties, and increased in 33 counties. [ Read More ]