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  • Prosecutors appealing Bartley ruling

    In what has become a legal version of one upsmanship prosecutors are hoping to undo the ruling that wiped the slate clean for Kenneth S. Bartley.

    Last week, Senior Assistant District Attorney General Mike Ripley filed a notice of appeal on the last legal move that occurred in the case. The hope is to have Judge Jon K. Blackwood’s verdict that set aside Bartley’s 2007 guilty plea reversed. This would leave the now 19-year-old man to serve out his 45-year prison sentence. Currently he has reverted back to pre trial status.

  • Troxell given 56 years in rape case

    Following a May conviction for rape and aggravated sexual battery, James Troxell was wheeled into the courtroom for sentencing on Monday.

    Spilling out of his red metal wheelchair Troxell never glanced at his accuser and former step granddaughter who sat just feet from him.

  • Three arrested on meth charges

    Stopping a car in the middle of the road proved to be costly for a trio last Thursday morning.

    Around 8 a.m. LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur reported seeing Charles Franklin Pittman, Jr., 27, of 103 East Central Avenue, Apt. 205, stop in the middle of Cherry Street after traveling for some distance on the roadway.

    While in the process of issuing a citation Sandefur determined that a passenger in Pittman’s vehicle, Samantha Kathleen Rogers, 22, of 612 Cherry Street, had outstanding warrants,

  • Attorney argues Pack entitled to new trial

    Calling the case a “quintessential murder mystery” attorney Greg Isaacs began his argument in hopes of Phillip Pack receiving a new trial on Monday.

    Last year Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love.

    During his argument Isaacs said his client had been convicted at a trial where there wasn’t any forensic evidence presented. Noting that only skeletal remains were all that was left of the body later identified as Love, he said there was not a way to conclude her exact manner of death.

  • Attorney argues Pack entitled to new trial

    Calling the case a “quintessential murder mystery” attorney Greg Isaacs began his argument in hopes of Phillip Pack receiving a new trial on Monday.

    Last year Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love.

    During his argument Isaacs said his client had been convicted at a trial where there wasn’t any forensic evidence presented. Noting that only skeletal remains were all that was left of the body later identified as Love, he said there was not a way to conclude her exact manner of death.

  • Attorney argues Pack entitled to new trial

    Calling the case a “quintessential murder mystery” attorney Greg Isaacs began his argument in hopes of Phillip Pack receiving a new trial on Monday.

    Last year Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Jayne Love.

    During his argument Isaacs said his client had been convicted at a trial where there wasn’t any forensic evidence presented. Noting that only skeletal remains were all that was left of the body later identified as Love, he said there was not a way to conclude her exact manner of death.

  • ‘Bubbling’ lab discovered

    Officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department discovered an active meth lab on Monday night.

    Responding to a tip that meth was being made at a Sugar Hollow home officers went there just before 7 p.m.

  • 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

    July 11 – July 15

     

    Charles Scoby Asbury, Kyle Asbury, Walter Asbury and Louise Alice Asbury, Estate to Tom Leach, Dist. 3, $30,000.

    Anna F. Cline to Alma R. McCreary, Dist. 3, $33,000.

    Alma R. Woodward to Allen Timothy Thompson and Charlene Thompson, Dist. 3, $52,000.

  • Indictments returned

    The following indictments were returned July 14; arraignments are set for July 25 at 8:30 a.m.

    •Anthony M. Bowman, burglary, theft of property over $1,000, vandalism.

    •Steven D. Austin, promotion meth manufacture.

    •Nicholas D. Baird, no true bill.

    •Margaret A. Riggs and Ralph E. Marlow, two counts meth manufacture (Riggs only), initiation of process to manufacture meth (Marlow only).

    •Andy Brad Jones, ten counts obtaining controlled substance by fraud, FTA.

  • The punch that saved her life

    This past spring Katelyn Norman was walking on the Jacksboro Middle School football track with a friend. During mild horseplay, Norman received a friendly punch to her right arm, which began to swell.

    Norman had suffered a two or three fracture break.

    “I was feeling fine,” she said. “I got punched in the arm and it hurt really bad.”