McCarty Arrest: Peggy S. McCarty, 51, River Road, was arrested by the Newport Police Department on Sunday afternoon for several charges. Patrolman Jordan Douglas reported while patrolling the area of Food City East, he observed a male and female drop a large bag and then run into an alley. At that time, Ptl Douglas came in contact with the male and the female, later identified as McCarty. According to the report, McCarty attempted to give officers a false and false Social Security Number. After being questioned about her name, McCarty’s name was determined. She was then placed under arrest without incident. Upon arrival at the Cocke County Jail Annex, female correction officers searched McCarty and found she was in possession of eight pills of Gabapentin. She was charged with criminal impersonation, possession of schedule V, and violation of probation.
Oliver arrest: Brian D. Oliver, 44, No address, was served with active outstanding warrants for escape and failure to appear on Sunday, May 19. Patrolman Joshua Bigus arrested Oliver after he was found walking along East Main Street.
Public intoxication: Officers were dispatched to Quality Inn concerning a male subject consuming alcohol in his vehicle on Saturday, May 18. Upon arrival, Patrolman Shane Bower found Aaron W. Chambers, 22, Chatworth, GA, sitting on his tailgate consuming a Bud Light beer. According to the report, Ptl. Bower noted he observed several empty containers of alcohol and Chambers had bloodshot eyes. While being placed under arrest, Chambers became “belligerent” and cursed at officers. He was charged with public intoxication.
Stuart arrest: Officers were dispatched to GameStop concerning a female subject trying to get inside of vehicles on Saturday, May 18. Upon arrival, Patrolman Jordan Douglas came in contact with the female in question, identified as Jessica R. Stuart, 32, Cosby Cut Off Road, who had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and appeared “lethargic.” According to the report, Stuart told officers that she was looking for abducted daughter. It was later confirmed by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office that Stuart’s daughter was not abducted. She was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Reed arrest: Erin Reed, 23, Cosby Highway, was served with an active outstanding warrant for failure to appear on Thursday, May 16. Patrolman Joshyua Shults arrested Reed following a traffic stop without incident.
Boyer arrest: Montana Boyer, 34, Turner Ridge Road, is facing a number of charges following an investigation on Friday, May 17. Patrolman Jordan Douglas reported he was dispatched to the area of Appalachian Way concerning a possible impaired female. Upon arrival, Ptl. Douglas found the woman in question, identified as Boyer, sitting in the grass surrounded by several items. According to the report, it was discovered that Boyer had several active warrants issued from the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office after Boyer fled the scene of an incident. She was placed under arrest without incident. A subsequent search of her purse revealed two needles, a pipe, and several narcotics that was not prescribed to her including 31 tablets of Tramadol. Boyer was charged with possession of schedule 4, possession of legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served with active warrants for violation of probation, driving on a revoked license, resisting arrest, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, and failure to exercise due care.
Trio charged: Three people were taken into custody by the Newport Police Department for several charges on Sunday, May 19. Patrolman Jordan Douglas reported while he was patrolling the area of Clifton Heights Road, he observed a house with the door wide open and the home appeared to be “ransacked” the report stated. Ptl. Douglas stated he and Patrolman Shane Bower then investigated the residence for a possible burglary in progress. At that time, officers came in contact with two males, identified as Bobby L. Adkison, 46, and Richard C. Raines, 54, both of Newport. The two men advised officers they were about to leave to go to work. According to the report, officers obtained consent to search the home where they found Teresa G. Teague, 55, lying in a bed with a baggie of suspected methamphetamine next to her in plain sight. Officers continued to search the bedroom where they found more drug paraphernalia. Neither Adkison nor Teague, who were the homeowners, admitted to owning the drugs. Both were placed under arrest and charged with possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia. Raines was also arrested and charged with violation of probation.
Ruppert arrest: Officers were dispatched to Audrey’s Bar in reference to a vehicle break-in with the caller still inside the vehicle on Saturday, May 18. Upon arrival, Patrolman Paul Weber said he observed Charles D. Ruppert, 43, in possession of a cordless drill standing next to a van that had a busted window. As officers approached Ruppert, he threw the drill inside the window and placed his hands on the vehicle. He was arrested without incident. According to the report, officers then spoke with the owner of the vehicle, Thomas Saulsbury, who said he was asleep in his van when Ruppert entered the van and began going through his tools. Ruppert then took a drill and struck his window. He was charged with burglary and vandalism.
DUI: Donna L. Forsythe, 50, Neddy Mountain Road, was arrested by the Newport Police Department for driving under the influence on Friday, May 17. Patrolman Paul Weber reported while he was patrolling West Highway 25/70, he observed a vehicle, operated by Forsythe, traveling slow and then come to a complete stop in the middle of the roadway before turning into the Marathon gas station without signaling. At that time, officers came in contact with Forsythe and noted she had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol about her person. When questioned how much she had to drink, Forsythe stated one and a half beer. Forsythe then grabbed a tall cup that was in her cup holder and said, “I hadn’t consumed the entire thing.” Officers administered field sobriety test to Forsythe and she performed poorly on all test given. She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, violation of open container law, and violation of implied consent.
Manning arrest: Nathaniel D. Manning, 30, No address, was served with active outstanding warrants for joyriding and theft under $1,000 on Friday, May 17. Patrolman Paul Weber arrested Manning without incident.
Failure to appear: Devin R. Bolin, 33, Cosby Cut Off Road, was served with an active outstanding warrant for failure to appear on Saturday, May 18. Capt. Brad Ball arrested Bolin without incident and transported him to the Cocke County Jail Annex.
Warrants served: Riley Webb, 24, Caton Grove Road, was served with active outstanding warrants for aggravated assault (two counts) and violation of probation on Friday, May 17. Sgt. Derek Wright arrested Webb following a traffic stop without incident.
Ramsey arrest: Quincy Ramsey, 40, Jasmine Drive, was arrested by the Newport Police Department for driving under the influence on Sunday, May 19. Sgt. Derek Wright reported while patrolling, he observed a Yukon sitting in a ditch on McCabe Avenue. At that time, he came in contact with the driver, identified as Ramsey, who began giving “incoherent” responses when questioned. According to the report, Ramsey had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and he was unsteady on his feet. Officers administered field sobriety test to Ramsey and he performed poorly on all test given. Upon inventory the vehicle, officers found a bottle of Markers Mark along with two shot glasses. He was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent.
Information obtained from reports compiled by the Newport Police Department.