Probation violation: Roth Lee Jenkins, 38, Filbert Street, was served with an active outstanding warrant for violation of probation on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Lt. Michael Whitmer arrested Jenkins without incident and transported him to the Cocke County Jail Annex.
Domestic assault: Deputies were dispatched to 1666 Allen Chapel Road, concerning a domestic disturbance on Monday, Sept. 2. Upon arrival, Sgt. Chris Barnes spoke with Randy Hurley, 54, who said Phillip Luke Shropshire allegedly struck him in the face several times and then pushed Judy Hurley down on the ground. Witnesses confirmed the incident. Shropshire fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival.
Pursuit: Deputies were dispatched to the area of Padgett Mill Road in reference to a vehicle doing “burnouts” and driving recklessly on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Upon arrival, Lt. Michael Whitmer said he located the vehicle in question as the driver of the silver Rodeo disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of Padgett Mill Road and Cosby Highway. Lt. Whitmer said he activated his emergency lights, but the driver did not stop and continued onto Greasy Cove Road. According to the report, the driver reached speeds up to 60 mph and was traveling in the opposite lane during the majority of the pursuit. The pursuit ended after the driver entered a boat ramp on Denton Road and the male driver and passenger fled the vehicle and jumped into the river. Lt. Whitmer said he saw the two males swim toward Vantage Drive. Upon inventory of the vehicle, Lt. Whitmer found a marijuana pipe and several “airplane” bottles of whiskey. During the investigation, deputies learned the vehicle was registered to Katie Lane. Deputies went to Lane’s residence where they were told by Lane that she did not know who was driving her vehicle and the last time she saw her vehicle was 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REPORTS COMPILED BY THE COCKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.