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.
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 ]
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced on February 21st, that Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is February 24th-March 2nd, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Association of Broadcasters (TAB), and the National Weather Service (NWS) are asking Tennesseans to make severe weather planning preparedness a priority. [ Read More ]
Tennessee families lose millions of dollars a year because they don’t get the food stamps they should. Food stamps help families raise healthy children. They help older people stay healthy. They help make ends meet. Call or visit the Department of Human Services in your county and find out if you qualify for food stamps. [ Read More ]
The Town of Winfield picks up residential trash every Tuesday. Since employees begin the route early each collection day, residents are respectfully requested to have garbage on the curb by 8:00 a.m. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. For more information, you may contact the Town’s offices at (423) 569-6139.
Were you in foster care? If so, you may still be eligible for TennCare/Medicaid. Children who have aged out of foster care may be able to get TennCare until age 26. This is included in the Affordable Care Act that started this year. [ Read More ]
The Appalachia Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Oneida have furniture, appliances, clothing, household items along with other miscellaneous items for sale. The ReStore is always in need of donations for the store. All profits are used to further the building ministry of Appalachia Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call (423) 569-3229 (Oneida) or (423) 627-2507 (Office).
CASA of the Tennessee Heartland’s Scott County program office is seeking volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are appointed by a juvenile judge and are trained to research a child’s life in order to make recommendations to the court relating to securing a permanent, safe home for the child. [ Read More ]