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Not So Super Sunday for Trio Arrested in Putnam County

Not So Super Sunday for Trio Arrested in Putnam County
News Channel 5 Monday February 2, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday wasnt so super for a trio arrested in Putnam County. According to News Channel 5, two off-duty Putnam County Sheriffs deputies were headed to a Super Bowl party when they spotted a woman with an outstanding warrant. Sergeant Josh Reams and Major Greg Whittaker recognized 24 year Brandi Cline at a Silver Point gas station Sunday. Sergeant Reams had been searching for her Saturday for violation of probation on felony charges. While arresting her, Sergeant Reams said Clines sister pulled up in a minivan and started screaming at deputies, which caused a distraction during which Cline broke free and ran away on foot. The officers were able to catch Cline and she was charged with violation of probation on felony charges and evading arrest. Cline was being held in the Putnam County Jail on a $1,500 bond. They also later arrested Tradonna Horn, age 18, a friend of Clines who had been waiting for her at the gas station, but fled the scene. Horn was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and accessory after the fact. She was also booked into Putnam County Jail on a $1,000 bond for the first charge and a $2,500 bond for the second charge. A third woman, Daphnie Tudor, age 22, was charged with resisting arrest and was booked into Putnam County Jail. Officials said the investigation was ongoing. (Photo Courtesy News Channel 5 -Brandi Cline (left), Daphnie Tudor (center), Tradonna Horn (right)).


Gas Prices Creep Back Up
Alan Spector/AAA Monday February 2, 2015

For the first time in a long time, gas prices went up slightly last week. AAA says that's because oil prices leveled out after months of steep declines. The nationwide average for regular is $2.06 a gallon, down three cents from a week ago. In Tennessee, the statewide average is $1.90 a gallon, up two cents from a week ago. However, in Crossville, the price went down: regular gas averages a $1.75, a decrease of eight cents.

Lonnie Vann

Lonnie Vann's attorney withdrawals from representing him
Local8now Monday February 2, 2015

Lonnie Vanns attorney filed a motion Monday to withdraw from representing him. Vann is charged with homicide in the disappearance of Rhonda Daughtery. Vann was in court Monday when Attorney James H.A. Bell filed the motion. According to Local 8 Now, Bell was hired by Vann for the solicitation of a minor charges against him back in 2013. But after Vann was charged in South Carolina for robbery and then charged with the kidnapping and murder of Daughtery, Bell decided to hand over Vann to Dale Potter, assistant public defender. Bell told Local 8 News he and Potter decided it would be best if one attorney represented Vann on all of his charges. Vann's next court date is February 23rd. (Photo Courtesy Local 8 Now)


Forestry Office Burglarized
CPD/Peg Broadcasting News Monday February 2, 2015

City units were called to the Forestry Office on Highway 127 South after it was discovered that someone had kicked in a rear door to the building. Taken was a Kenwood K-2160 radio. Reports did not list possible suspects or the value of the stolen radio. The investigation continues as Forestry officials try to determine if anything else was taken.


Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Felony Weapon Charges
CPD/Peg Broadcasting News Monday February 2, 2015

A routine traffic stop resulted in drug and felony charges against two Crossville residents. Crossville police report they pulled over a Ford Explorer driven by 49 year old Bobby Allen Smith, Jr. after observing the vehicle cross the yellow line on Highway 70 East. The passenger initially claimed she was Smiths daughter but a check revealed that she was 23 year old Porsha Jean Mize and had an outstanding warrant. Mize was placed into custody. A search of the vehicle reportedly turned up a substance that field tested positive for meth, a pill that was identified as Oxymorphone, drug paraphernalia and a Lorsin .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol with 3 bullets in it. Also reportedly found in the vehicle were 4 notebook ledgers, multiple scales, a large amount of new clothing with the tags still attached, old coins, a video gaming console and other items that were believed to be stolen. During a strip search of Mize, reports state that 3 syringes, 5 Clonazepam and a small baggie of marijuana were found in her bra. Mize was transported to the CMC emergency room where allegedly additional concealed drugs were found. Mize was charged with Armed Dangerous Felon, Manufacture, Delivery and Sale of Methamphetamines, Criminal Impersonation, Contraband In a Penal Institution, Simple Possession and Drug Paraphernalia. Smith was charged with Armed Dangerous Felon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Manufacture, Delivery and Sale of Methamphetamine, Simple Possession and Resisting Arrest. A search warrant was also obtained for information on a cell phone found in the vehicle which could be used as evidence in the crimes allegedly committed.


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