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  • Man sets up residence in house that isn’t his

    A Jefferson City man proved he had some real nerve when he set up housekeeping in someone else’s home.

    The owners of a Norris Lake vacation home became concerned something was amiss when neighbors contacted them about suspicious activity at their house.

    As a precaution the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department was called to go out and check the property.

  • Duo arrested following pursuit

    Alleged drug dealers gave authorities a run for their money last Tuesday.

    A Drug Task Force Agent successfully purchased some pills in the parking lot of a LaFollette business that afternoon.

    When the deal was done Campbell County Sheriff’s Department personnel in unmarked cars were close by waiting to arrest Kenniford Wilson and Mark Wilson, but the two had other plans.

  • CCSD nabs alleged jewel thieves

    A little collaboration went a long way toward catching some alleged thieves last Wednesday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies received a theft of property call from a residence on Queener Road in Jacksboro. At the scene the homeowners reported jewelry had been stolen from the home.

  • Burris arrested for impersonation

    Last week Campbell County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to make an arrest in a case that began in July.

    Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar began looking into a complaint made by a female victim and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. As result of his inquiries he learned that on July 26 Donny Ray Burris, 52, of 2796 Highway 116, Caryville, went to the residence of the victim and allegedly told another person who was there at the time that he was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Bowman chalks up 20th book in

    On Aug. 19 Anthony Meade Bowman scored his 19th book in into the county jail. Bowman was charged with theft under $10,000 in connection with a burglary at a local marine store.

    After posting the $5,000 on Aug. 22, Bowman, 23, of 523 Shore Line Circle, took another trip to jail on Aug. 25 making his book in record an even 20.

    According to LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur’s report, he was called to the corner of Hemlock and 12th Streets to aid a Drug Task Force agent in a traffic stop.

  • Specialized computers give students access to career planning

     

    Students in Campbell County trying figure out what they want to be when they grow up now have an edge thanks to some new technology.

    Last Thursday Jay Willoughby of ETHRA Workforce Development was in the county to present state of the art computers to Campbell County High School and Jellico High School.

    According to Willoughby, the presentation of one touch screen computer at each of the area high schools marked the roll out of a program ETHRA Workforce Development is initiating in its nine county region.

  • Forgiveness may never happen

    Teresea Jones wears the pain of losing her son on her face.

    When she talks about him, Michael Jones, tears form in her eyes and her bottom lip quivers. It is a pain that any parent can relate to and one they all pray they will never feel.

    But she isn’t that fortunate.

  • Jury says ‘guilty’ of lesser charge

    After eight hours of deliberations a jury said Louis Bargy was guilty of homicide. The panel of 12 agreed Bargy had been criminally negligent when he was driving the truck that struck Michael Jones in July 2010.

    They also said he was guilty of filing a false police report and tampering with evidence.

    In a trial that lasted three days with numerous witnesses recounting their involvement in the case it came down to degrees of responsibility.

  • Marine thefts are linked to Bowman, Gross

    Some people collect books, others stamps but not Meade Bowman. He collects book ins at the county jail.

    Last week he garnered his 19th one in six years.

    Bowman, 23, 523 Shoreline Circle, LaFollette, was arrested on charges he stole nearly $5,000 worth of goods from an area marine store.

    Anthony Jerome Gross, 29, 922 West Elm Street, LaFollette was also charged in thefts. It was his 17th book in 11 years.

  • Officers round up pot plants

    Local marijuana growers have been getting some unwanted help with their harvest this week.

    In an effort to keep the homegrown drug from hitting the streets the Governor’s Marijuana Eradication Task Force along with members of the LaFollette Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Department began seeking out the illegal crops on Monday. With help from the eyes in the skies CCSD Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley said the group cut down around 300 plants in the Jellico area on its first day out.