Local News

  • Marlow picks up multiple charges

    An alleged shoplifting incident at a local grocery store resulted in a foot pursuit and laundry list of charges for a LaFollette man.

    On Jan. 21 LaFollette Police Officer Steve Wallen went to Food Lion to investigate reports of a shoplifting incident at the store. Witnesses reported seeing a male wearing jeans and a fleece jacket leave the store with items he did not purchase.

  • Jacksboro man charged with attempted murder

    An ongoing feud between two men reached a boiling point last week. The events that unfolded on Pony Drive nearly cost one his life and sent the other to jail on attempted murder charges.

  • Criminal court plea agreements

     The following cases were resolved with plea agreements in criminal court:

    •Randy A. Partin- manufacturing meth; three years judicial diversion, $1,000 fine, $1,500 contribution to LaFollette Police Drug Fund

    •Michael Wayne Miracle- felony possession of drug paraphernalia; three years judicial diversion, three years probation, court costs, $1,500 fine

    •Donald Vaughn- promotion of meth manufacture; sentencing to occur Feb. 6

  • Public Records Jan. 26, 2012

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



    JAN. 16 – JAN. 20

     Suanne Oliver to Roger Osborne, Dist. 3, $150,000.

    Scottie Sharp and Heather Myers Sharp to Jerry C. Shepherd and Patricia L. Shepherd, Dist. 3, $234,800.

    Joann S. Chapman and Martha S. Smith to Michael Phillips, Dist. 3, $50,000.

    Michael Phillips to Jeanie Rosemary Gorman, Dist. 1, $81,000.

  • Wilhoit charged with snatching purse

    A LaFollette woman was arrested after she allegedly helped herself to a purse that didn’t belong to her.

    On Jan. 15, a woman who had been shopping at Food Lion reported her purse had been stolen out of her shopping cart. The victim told LaFollette Police Officer Homer Herrell a man had stopped her in the ice cream aisle to inquire about what kind of ice cream she liked.

  • Suttles charged with arson

    A domestic disturbance allegedly resulted in a fire last week.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hatmaker was called to 118 Summers Road as a result of reports that Pete Suttles, 45, of 708 S. 15th Street, was at the home and armed with a knife.

    At the scene Hatmaker along with Sgt. Jeremy Goins and Deputies Matt Howell and Josh Vann found the residence to be on fire.

  • Kirby arrested for kidnapping

    Jacob Aaron Kirby was charged with kidnapping after allegedly taking his former girlfriend against her will.

    On Jan. 11, Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies worked in conjunction with the Caryville Police Department to make an arrest in the case.

    According to CCSD reports, the victim stated Kirby, 25, of 407 E. Kentucky Ave., forced her into a truck at LaFollette Estates and took her against her will to the Motel 6 in Caryville.

  • Jordan arrested for sleeping at the wheel

    Kenneth Jordan got a trip to jail instead of a milkshake when he fell asleep in the Sonic drive-thru last week.

    On Jan. 14, LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker was called to the restaurant to investigate reports of a man being passed out in his vehicle that was sitting just feet from the drive-thru window.

    The driver’s window was down and Baker reported reaching through to turn off the ignition. When Kenneth D. Jordan, 29, of 508 W. Walden Street, was awakened he was asked to step outside the car.

  • Arrest made in child rape case; Lamdin out on bond

    After months of investigation a Duff man has been charged with raping a child.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Ricky Jeffers began looking into the case involving Danny Lambdin, 55, of 5273 White Oak Road, Duff, after receiving information a female child had reported Lambdin had been touching her in an inappropriate manner.

    Records indicate School Resource Deputy Meghan Wilson received information that the child was being touched inappropriately by Lambdin and called the 24 hour Department of Children’s Services hotline to report the complaint.

  • Third district seat still open

    The third district commission seat vacated by Melvin Boshears on Dec. 1, 2011 is still vacant.

    And it looks like it may stay that way, at least for now.

    On Tuesday evening the county commission took up the issue in two separate motions but neither managed to garner the eight votes needed to pass.

    Commissioner Johnny Bruce kicked off the topic with a motion to leave the seat open until the August election.