Domestic calls keep authorities busy

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Domestic calls led to two drug related arrests for the LaFollette Police Department last week.

Last Monday Officer Pam Jarrett responded to a domestic disturbance at 807 Cherry Street.  

During the investigation Jarrett was able to determine that Samantha Lee, 22, of 807 Cherry Street, allegedly became angry as a result of an infant in her room.

When Lee was confronted by the victim she allegedly became irate and pushed the victim causing her to fall on the infant, according to Jarrett’s report.

Further investigation revealed a number of drug related items allegedly inside Lee’s room including a soft drink can containing residue, a pair of scissors and two spoons also with drug residue, a glass marijuana bong, two used syringes, a straw and a small pipe all associated with narcotics use.

Lee was arrested and charged with assault by domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Later the same day Officer Tony Rucker responded to a domestic call at a Hemlock Street address.

At the scene the victim informed Rucker that she and Claude D. Dean III, 30, of 316 East Hemlock, had been arguing on the porch of the residence. The victim said when she went into the bedroom Dean kicked the door in and when she tried to call 911 he grabbed the phone ripping it from the wall.

When Rucker located Dean across the street from the residence he allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet.

Dean was arrested and charged with public intoxication, assault by domestic violence and vandalism under $500.  He was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 2.

The following day Tammy L. Young, 29, of 705 South 8th Street called the LaFollette Police Department to report that a person, against whom she had a restraining order, was at her residence.  

During LaFollette Police Officer Justin Lowe’s investigation he was unable to find the restraining order on file with either the LaFollette Police Department or the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.  Young was also unable to provide a copy of the restraining order.

According to Lowe’s report, while at Young’s home he was able to observe a plastic container with marijuana inside as well as a pack of rolling papers and the remains of two hand rolled cigarettes.

Young was arrested and charged with filing a false police report, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. She is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Domestic incidents continued on Sept. 23 when Officer Rick Ford was called to an East Walden home to investigate a domestic disturbance.

At the residence the victim reported that Kenneth V. Braden, 48, of 502 East Walden Street had struck her on the head with a hammer.

According to Ford’s report, the victim had two black eyes she stated she had sustained when Braden had punched her several times during a Sept. 21 incident. The victim also had bruising on her arms and legs, records indicate.

Braden was arrested and charged with assault by domestic violence.  He was released on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 2.