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  • LaFollette Rescue Squad aids hang glider

    Crews from the LaFollette Rescue Squad executed a recovery mission on McCloud Mountain Saturday evening.

    As the sun was reaching its crest, the man operating the glider experienced problems with his hang glider.

    When crews with the LRS arrived within 30 minutes of the call they immediately began a vertical rescue, said Durand Carmany. This meant a portion of the LRS would repel down 75 feet to the victim while the others stayed on top of the bluff to ensure their safety.

  • Domestic situation leads to meth charges; arrests in separate meth incidents follow

    A domestic altercation followed by a police chase led to the arrest of a Caryville man last week.

    LaFollette Police Officer Robert Foxx was patrolling near South Avenue when he noticed a witness came up behind his patrol car on Jacksboro Pike. The person said a woman was being assaulted across from Gamble Motors.

    Records indicate at the scene Foxx was flagged by a white female while he observed a male running behind a building.

  • Campbell arrested on multiple charges

    Two accidents in one night landed an area man in jail.

    On April 28 at approximately 11 p.m., Officer Ben Marlow of the Caryville Police Department responded to a call of an auto accident. When Marlow arrived at US25W near Elkins Road, he found Walter Leon Campbell allegedly traveling eastbound on US25W. When Campbell swerved into the left hand lane he allegedly struck another vehicle with three occupants inside that was also traveling eastbound, the report said.

  • Unique turkey hunt held in Stinking Creek Community

     

    Last Saturday Spc. Patrick Howland took what he considers major steps toward healing, in the Campbell County woods.

    The 25 year-old Oregon resident came here by way of Fort Campbell, Ky, and was one of eight disabled veterans hunting wild turkeys on farms located in the Stinking Creek area.

    Howland didn’t harvest a turkey while hunting on the Terry Lewis/Ron Cunningham farms. But, he says, in addition to having a wonderful time, he learned to “Get out of my self, and quit telling myself I can’t do this any more.”

  • Two arrested for Cave Springs meth lab; traffic stop nets meth arrest

    A look into possible illegal behavior led to two arrests last Thursday afternoon.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wallen was investigating reports of drug activity on Cave Springs Road.

    While in the area Wallen allegedly spotted Dewayne Joseph Riggs, 47, of 504 River Drive, and Joseph M. Clark, 33, of 906 Stinking Creek Road, coming out of a wooded area on foot.

  • Public Records

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    March 18 – March 21

     

    Hubert Steakley, Sr. and Betty J. Steakley to Christy Myers and Samuel Tackett, Dist. 4, $39,814.37.

    Charlotte D. Wilson, Larry R. Daugherty, Roger L. Daugherty and Carol Ingram to Janice Lykins, Dist. 3, $124,900.

  • Traffic stop takes pills off the street

    Running a stop sign led to serious charges for two women last week.

    Last Thursday LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur saw Angelique Phelps, 41, 7300 Greydale Drive, Huber Heights, Ohio, allegedly run the stop sign at the intersection of North 11th Street and Prospect Street.

    During the traffic stop Sandefur noticed an unrestrained toddler in the backseat of the vehicle. Also allegedly in plain view was a purse Phelps claimed was hers. The purse allegedly contained several clear plastic resale bags.

  • Active meth lab found in truck last week

    Erratic driving and a turn signal led authorities to the discovery of a meth lab last Wednesday afternoon.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Mongar spotted a car traveling on Highway 25W that had been driving for approximately a quarter of a mile with its right turn signal on. The vehicle then straddled the yellow line. This prompted Mongar to stop the vehicle.

  • New meth laws could punish ‘smurfs’ and those who endanger children

    As meth cooks lurk around in search of new places and ways to manufacture their deadly cocktail of household cleaners and cold medication, other groups are banning together to stop them.

    Legislators and law enforcement have been collaborating to make obtaining pseudoephedrine a more difficult process. Without this key ingredient, meth cooks could be shut down.

  • Green arrested for assault

    A lesson in being a good neighbor may be in order for Linda Green.

    On Sunday LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer was dispatched to Lindsey’s Apartments on East Central Avenue to investigate claims that Green, 44, 111 East Central Avenue, Apartment 202, was fighting with other residents of the apartment building.

    At the scene two victims reported Green had broken into their apartments and threatened them with a knife.