Kelly arrest: Officers were dispatched to Newport Package concerning a theft that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 5. Upon arrival, Patrolman Jessy Burgess spoke with Casey McKinney, who said he reportedly dropped his wallet in the parking lot. As McKinney returned to the store, he noticed the wallet was gone. A review of video surveillance showed Scott Kelly, 42, River Road, picking up the wallet and leaving the scene. Kelly was located near Food City East where he was still in possession of the wallet. Kelly was arrested and charged with theft.
Warrants served: Justin M. Webb, 34, Green Acres, was served with active outstanding warrants for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia on Saturday, Oct. 5. Patrolman Paul Weber served Webb the warrants at the Cocke County Jail Annex.
Failure to appear: Benny Ray Mitchell, 46, Rock Hill Road, was served with an active outstanding warrant for failure to appear on Saturday, Oct. 5. Patrolman Paul Weber arrested Mitchell without incident and transported him to the Cocke County Jail Annex.
Probation violation: James Gene Ottinger, 26, Wells Drive, was served with an active outstanding warrant for violation of probation on Saturday, Oct. 5. Capt. Brad Ball arrested Ottinger at a residence on Lamons Circle.
Failure to appear: Jessica L. Walker, 36, Dykes Street, was served with an active outstanding warrant for failure to appear on October 3. Patrolman Paul Weber arrested Walker without incident and transported her to the Cocke County Jail Annex.
Olden charged: A Newport man is facing a number of drug charges after he was found in possession of several narcotics at the Cocke County Jail Annex. Patrolman Paul Weber arrested Todd R. Olden, 34, for outstanding warrants. Upon arrival at the jail, Olden was searched and found in possession of a baggie that contained two cigarette filters and Suboxone strips. According to the report, another baggie was found that contained various pills identified as Oxycodone and Hydrocodone. Olden was charged with possession of schedule II (three counts) and possession of schedule III.
Driving on revoked license: Several people were arrested for driving on revoked license over the weekend. Those people were Henry Hall, 56, Red Oak Street, Leandrea Messer, 22, Lindsey Gap Road, Adrian J. Fores, 24, Highway 321 and Randy K. Hurley, 54, Knox Road.
McGlaughn arrest: Larry McGlaughn, 47, was served with an active outstanding warrant for violation of probation on October 3. Patrolwoman Megan Ferrell arrested McGlaughn without incident and transported him to the Cocke County Jail Annex.
DUI: Officers were dispatched to McDonald’s concerning a vehicle accident on Friday, Oct. 4. Upon arrival, Patrolman Michael Robey came in contact with the driver, Jerry Miller, 60, who had an odor of alcohol about his person, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Officers administered a field sobriety test to Miller and he performed poorly on all tests given. Miller was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Child support: Luke Scott Gibson, 26, was served with an active outstanding warrant for failure to comply with child support on Sunday, Oct. 6. Patrolman Michael Robey arrested Gibson at Dollar General.
Break-in: Officers were dispatched to Comfort Inn concerning a vehicle break-in on Sunday, Oct. 6. Upon arrival, Patrolman Michael Robey spoke with the victim, Dwight McCool, 58, Vicksburg, MS, who said sometime during the night, someone broke into his 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 and damaged the steering column and ignition. No suspects were mentioned.
INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REPORTS COMPILED BY THE NEWPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT.