Warrants served: Ashley M. Monger, 31, Indian Camp Creek Road, was served with active outstanding warrants for failure to comply with child support (three counts) and driving under the influence on Sunday, Nov. 3. Patrolman Paul Weber arrested Monger following a traffic stop without incident.
DUI: William T. Medford, 27, Middle Creek Road, was arrested by the Newport Police Department for driving under the influence on Sunday, Nov. 3. Sgt. Derek Wright conducted a routine traffic stop for speeding. Upon stopping the vehicle, he came in contact with Medford, who reportedly had slurred speech, an odor of alcohol about his person and was unsteady on his feet. Officers administered a field sobriety test to Medford and he performed poorly on all tests given. According to the report, Medford consented to a breathalyzer test where his results revealed a .193 percent BAC. Medford was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence.
Warrant served: Shawn D. Gatens, 45, Seabrook Street, was served with an active outstanding warrant for violation of parole on Friday, Nov. 1. Sgt. Derek Wright arrested Gatens at McDonald’s.
Arrest made at Relax Inn: Officers were dispatched to Relax Inn concerning a domestic disturbance on Friday, Nov. 1. Upon arrival, Patrolman Paul Weber spoke with Lisa Valentine, 28, who said while she and J.L Valentine, 43, were arguing, he reportedly spit tobacco in her face. A witness confirmed the incident. According to the report, Mrs. Valentine told officers she wanted to press charges against Mr. Valentine. He was then placed under arrest and charged with assault.
Failure to appear: Rodney Leon Hance, 54, Windspirit Way, was served with an active outstanding warrant for failure to appear on Friday, Nov. 1. Patrolman Paul Weber arrested Hance without incident following a traffic stop.
Warrants served: Jessica Marie Messengill, 29, and Charles W. Sprouse, 40, were each served with an active outstanding warrant for theft of property between $1,000-$10,000 on Saturday, Nov. 2. According to the report, the couple were wanted out of Greene County after they stole an ATV on October 30. Capt. Matthew Elliott arrested the couple at Tractor Supply.
Levering arrest: Officers were dispatched to Food City, located on Eastern Plaza Way, concerning an active shoplifter on Friday, Nov. 1. Upon arrival, Captain Matthew Elliott spoke with the manager, who said James D. Levering, 31, Woodson Road, concealed two candy bars and left the store without paying. The estimated theft totaled $6.98. According to the report, officers located Levering and as they attempted to approach him, Levering fled the scene on foot toward River Street. A brief foot pursuit ensued until Levering jumped into the Pigeon River. He was then placed under arrest without further incident. Levering was charged with shoplifting and evading arrest. He was also served with active warrants for violation of probation (two counts).
Banks arrest: Officers were dispatched to the area of West Highway 25/70 in reference to an impaired driver in a Jeep Cherokee on Saturday, Nov. 2. Patrolman Jordan Douglas located the vehicle parked at a gas station where he ran the registration and learned the tag was registered to another vehicle. At that time, Ptl. Douglas came in contact with the driver, identified as Janice Banks, 46, West Highway 25/70. Douglas noted Banks had slurred speech, and she appeared to be “lethargic.” Officers administered a field sobriety test to Banks and she performed poorly on all tests given. She was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, false tags, violation of financial responsibility and violation of implied consent.
INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REPORTS COMPILED BY THE NEWPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT.