Police respond to assault reports

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By Charlotte Underwood

A LaFollette woman found that she could run, but not hide from the long arm of the Caryville law.

Verlinda Savage, 37, of LaFollette, was arrested Friday on alleged domestic violence and disorderly conduct, according to a Caryville Police report.

Caryville Police Officer James Wilson, Jr. was dispatched to 173 Tennessee Street where he and Jacksboro Officer James Skeans allegedly observed Savage standing in the middle of the roadway cursing her boyfriend, according to the police report. When officers approached Savage, they noted an “extreme odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her person” said the police report. Savage also allegedly cursed at both officers. When Wilson attempted to arrest her, Savage slipped away and ran toward her boyfriend and struck him, according to the report. Savage then ran behind her boyfriend’s trailer and attempted to hide underneath it, according to the Caryville Police report.

Savage was arrested and also charged with resisting and evading arrest and public intoxication. She has been released on $2,000 bond and has a court date set for June 12.

Jacksboro Police responded to a fight at Wal-Mart involving an adult and a juvenile. On Friday, around 8:40 p.m., Jacksboro Officer Corey Taylor arrived at Wal-Mart to respond to a reported fight. Upon investigation, Taylor discovered that Jordan Denny, 18, of LaFollette, had allegedly shoved a juvenile. A fight ensued, with the victim defending himself and then running out of Wal-Mart, according to the Jacksboro Police report. Denny was arrested and charged with assault on a juvenile. He has been released on $2,000 bond and has a court date set for June 19.