Junior Raymond Cooter, 53, of 805 George Malone Road, was charged early Saturday by the Tennessee Highway Patrol with driving under the influence. Cooter was pulled over on Blue Springs Parkway for traffic violations, Trooper Derek Turberville said in a report. He gave off a odor of alcohol, the report said. Cooter admitted to drinking “six to seven beers” before driving, the report said. He failed field sobriety tests. Bond for Cooter was set at $1,000 pending a first scheduled appearance Monday in court.
George Frederick Steele, 58, of Woodleaf Drive, Knoxville, was charged Friday afternoon by the Tennessee Highway Patrol with driving under the influence and possession of a Schedule VI drug following a traffic stop on U.S. 11E near Newport Highway. Steele was pulled over for traffic violations and an “obvious odor on marijuana” was noticed, Trooper Derek Turberville said n a report. Steele allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana before driving. He failed field sobriety tests, the report said. Bond was set a $2,000 pending a first scheduled appearance Monday in court.
Ethan D. Murrell, 23, of Musterfield Road, Newport, was charged early Friday by the Tennessee Highway Patrol with evading arrest. Murrell was driving a Honda sedan paced at 60 mph in a 50 mph speed zone on U.S. 11E in Greene County, Trooper Jeremy Shelton said in a report. Lights and sirens were activated on the patrol car, which turned around and caught up to the Murrell on South Rufe Taylor Road, the report said. Murrell turned into an apartment complex in an attempt to elude troopers, the report said. The car was parked but still running wth Murrell behind the wheel when the THP pulled up. There was an open can of beer on the passenger floorboard side of the car, the report said. Murrell told troopers he did not live in the apartment complex and parked there to avoid being pulled over, the report said. Murrell had a first scheduled appearance date Friday in court.
Christy Lynn St. Clair, 26, of 2905 Chuckey Pike, was served an arrest warrant Thursday for being a fugitive from justice. St. Clair has active arrest warrants from Buchanan County, Virginia, on two counts of distribution of a Schedule II drug, a corrections officer report said. Virginia authorities advised they will extradite. St. Clair had a first scheduled appearance Friday in Greene County General Sessions court.
A man who appeared unconscious Friday morning in the Greene County General Sessions courtroom was charged by sheriff’s deputies with public intoxication. Ward Lamont Rice, 40, of 10630 107 Cutoff, is held on $1,500 bond pending a first scheduled appearance Monday in court. Rice “was slumped over in his seat and appeared to be passed out,” sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Chuck Humphreys said in a report. Rice was awakened and was unsteady on his feet. He did poorly on field sobriety tests, the report said.
Michael Seal, 38, was served an arrest warrant Saturday charging him with violation of a restraining order. While an inmate in the Greene County Detention Center, Seal allegedly called the victim nine times in violation of a protective order, a report said. Seal was sentenced Wednesday to five days in jail for violating the restraining order, and allegedly continued calling the victim after he was incarcerated, the report said. Seal is held on no bond pending a first scheduled appearance Monday in court.
Ashley J. Davenport, 29, of 1575 Gap Mountain Road, was charged Friday by sheriff’s deputies with aggravated domestic assault. The alleged victim told deputies that Davenport became angry with him for eating some of her food in the refrigerator and struck him in the head with a lamp. Davenport also struck the victim in the head with his cellphone, causing a bruise and cut, Deputy Anthony Pruitt said in a report. Davenport also kicked the victim in the right shin, causing it to swell up, the report said. The victim received treatment at the Takoma Regional Hospital emergency department, where he spoke with deputies. Davenport was held without bond pending a first scheduled appearance on Monday in court.
Dallas L. Mohler, 52, of 24 Prairie Lane, was taken into custody Thursday on a warrant for domestic assault committed on Nov. 25, sheriff’s Deputy Joseph McNulty said in a report. The victim told deputies that during an argument, Mohler grabbed her by the hair “and started beating her,” the report said. Mohler left the house before deputies arrived. The alleged victim had visible marks on her face but refused medical treatment. Mohler was held on no bond and had a first scheduled appearance Friday in court.
Chasity Plummer, 29, of 106 Clem St., had a first scheduled appearance Friday in court on charges of two counts of domestic assault and evading arrest. Greeneville police spoke with the victim on Wednesday at the Takoma Regional Hospital emergency department, where she was being treated for injuries suffered earlier in the day, a report said. The victim said that she was arguing with Plummer when she was struck in the head with a closed fist and thrown to the ground, injuring her shoulder and arm, the report said. Plummer was located Friday by police at the house where the alleged assault occurred and taken into custody. She was found hiding in a bedroom wardrobe, the report said.
A man driving a car emitting clouds of exhaust Friday morning in the 1300 block of East Andrew Johnson Highway was issued a summons by Greeneville police for driving on a revoked license. The 2002 Nissan sedan driven by Ronnie Crum was pulled over in the parking lot of the Burger King restaurant, Officer Kristina St. Laurent said in a report. The car “was smoking so heavily from the exhaust that traffic had come to a standstill,” the report said. Crum told police the passenger in the car had asked him to drive in an attempt to get it home. A records check showed his license was revoked. Crum was issued a summons to appear Monday in court.
A debit card was taken out of a Greeneville woman’s purse Friday and used at a bank ATM machine to withdraw $503, Officer Joshua Evans said in a report. The victim said someone took the debit card and then placed it in a different compartment in the purse. The withdrawal was made at a Heritage Community Bank branch on West Church Street. The incident remains under investigation.
Fraudulent checks totaling $9,621 were passed between Aug. 28 and Nov. 21 on the account of a Greeneville woman who reported the theft on Friday. The victim told Greeneville police that $5,254 in checks were cashed to fraudulently obtain merchandise from Food City locations. Another $4,367 was charged online, Officer Justin House said in a report. Two possible suspects are named in the report.
A burglary reported Saturday at a house in the 400 block of West Main Street is being investigated by Greeneville police. The house is used for storage. It was not immediately known if anything was taken, Officer Bryan Wright said in a report. The house was ransacked. A neighbor told the homeowner a gold car was seen pulling out of the driveway “a few months ago,” the report said.
A garage door window was broken Saturday at Guaranteed Tires and Auto Repair, 1201 Snapps Ferry Road, Greeneville police Officer Justin House said in a report. The manager told police he closed the business at 3 p.m. Saturday and when he returned about 5:30 p.m. found a broken window on one of the garage doors in front of the business. Police checked the inside of the building and nothing was found out of place, the report said. Damage to the window is estimated at $100.