Grand jurors return dozens of indictments

May. 21, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

The Sevier County Grand Jury upgraded charges against an Alabama man who allegedly broke into a Sevierville home and assaulted a resident, charging him with attempted murder.

Tracey E. Auter, of Gadsen, Ala., had previously been facing a charge of aggravated burglary and is now facing attempted murder charges in relation to the March 19 incident.

The alleged victim, Joseph Mize, told Sevierville police that Auter knocked on the door of his home on Mount Drive around 9:30 p.m. and claimed he was there to serve court papers. The victim told police when he opened the door enough to speak, Auter forced his way inside and used pepper spray on him before assaulting him.

Mize escaped and got a neighbor to call 911, and Auter was picked up later and charged with aggravated burglary.

After further investigation, Sevierville police got information that Auter had told other people he meant to kill his victim, according to Bob Stahlke, public information officer for the Sevierville Police Department.

The grand jury returned dozens of indictments in its most recent session.

A grand jury is a panel of randomly selected county residents who meet in private to review criminal allegations to determine whether there is enough evidence to justify proceeding with a trial. It does not determine guilt or innocence.

A new grand jury is selected every two months and meets at that time to review allegations.

If the group determines there is not enough evidence to merit a trial, it can return a finding of “no true bill.” If it finds there is enough evidence to proceed, it can return an indictment or a presentment.

Indictments are returned in cases where the charges against the accused party have already been announced in general sessions court, and a judge has sent the matter to the grand jury. Presentments are returned when the grand jury issues charges that had not been announced previously. Sealed presentments are kept secret until the defendants are arrested.

Names that are listed more than once in the list of indictments represent people who faced multiple indictments.

INDICTMENTS/PRESENTMENTS

Ray A. Abney — possession of schedule II drugs

Amy Elizabeth Allen — possession of schedule II drugs, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia

Luis Alemandres — aggravated burglary and assault

James Carl Anderson — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

David W. Arwood — burglary, theft of property worth $500 to $1,000, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Tracey E. Auter — attempted murder, aggravated burglary

Israel Ayala — DUI, financial responsibility law

Israel Ayala — possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and financial responsibility law

Larry Dale Baker — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000

Alice Kay Ball, Judy Hixon — theft of property worth $60,000 to $250,000

Jacob Bernier — second count of DUI, driving while license suspended

Richard Bruce Blevins — DUI, possession of schedule II drugs, driving while license revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia

Brandon Howard Bodell — burglary, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000, vandalism causing $1,000 to $10,000 in damages, simple possession, driving while license suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia

Joseph K. Bradley — possession of schedule VI drugs

Joseph Keith Bradley — resisting arrest, evading arrest

Joseph Keith Bradley — possession of schedule VI drugs, possession of schedule II drugs, driving while license suspended, registration application fraud, financial responsibility law, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, evading arrest

Joseph Brennan — evading arrest, reckless endangerment, driving while license suspended and reckless driving

James Michael Brown — domestic assault

Kevin L. Bruce — evading arrest

Mainor Celin Avilez Canales — aggravated rape

Emily Diane Carter — obtaining drugs by fraud

Jonathan Lee Chadwell — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000

Samuel Daniel Chamberlain — a third count of DUI, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon

Erick Robert Clark — DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to give immediate notice of a wreck

Eddie L. Cline Jr. — reckless endangerment, driving while license suspended, speeding and failure to carry registration

Shana L. Combs — felony custodial interference

Harold D. Conaster Jr. — DUI, implied consent and leaving the scene of an accident

David Mark Crass — DUI and driving while license revoked

Mark Edward Creswell — DUI, open container, financial responsibility law and vehicle entering through highway or stop intersection

Gregory A. Culbertson — domestic assault

Mitchell Lee Davis — simple possession

Elizabeth T R Decampos — theft

Elizabeth T R Decampos — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000, forgery, attempted forgery, forgery worth $1,000 to $10,000

Joseph Michael Deniakis — aggravated assault, felony escape

Belinda Divine — possession of schedule II drugs

Randy Lee Dixon — driving while license revoked

Justin Wayne Downs — theft of property worth $500 to $1,000

Justin Wayne Downs — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia

Garmon Wayne Edens — domestic assault, resisting arrest

Tony Alan Ferrell — domestic assault

Jonathan Fleming — sex offender registry violation

Jaime Frye — possession of schedule II drugs

William R. Frye — sex offender registration violation

Benjamin Michael Fyfee — indecent exposure

Bonnie Elaine Gabbard — theft of property worth $500 to $1,000

Travis Keith Garland — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia

Agatha Giacobbi — DUI, implied consent, driving while suspended, resisting arrest

Ronald Jason Goodman — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000, theft of property worth $500 to $1,000, theft, reckless endangerment, evading arrest

Michael S. Gorman — tampering with evidence, use or possession of substance or device to falsify drug test

Michael S. Gorman — aggravated assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, possession of prescription drugs without a prescription

Felica Joan Graham — possession of schedule IV drugs

Mark S. Hamby — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000

Phillip Hammock — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000

Phillip Hammock — sex offender registration

Kevin M. Hardin — DUI, speeding, failure to carry registration, failure to yield to emergency vehicle, financial responsibility law

Robert Allen Harrison — driving while license suspended

Ashton Samuel Hazel — false report to officer

Ronald Dale Hedrick — sex offender reistration form violation

William C. Heine, Anthony Stubblefield, Jeremy Allen Miscichoski, Nicole Veals — initiating the manufacture of meth, possession of schedule II drugs, aggravated burglary, vandalism causing $10,000 to $60,000

Brandon Hill — DUI

John Norman Holland Jr. — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Adam Hood — theft, theft of property worth $500 to $1,000, burglary

Adam M. Hood Sr. — theft of property worth $500 to $1,000

Christopher Hughes — second count of DUI, driving while license suspended

Lillie Huskey — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000

Anita Jarnigan — theft

Jennifer L. Holmes — driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law

Larry Christopher Johnson — aggravated burglary, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Pratik B. Kansara — DUI, implied consent

Cindy Kelly — contributing to the delinquency of a child

Dustin Alan Lancaster — forgery

Kody Evan Lane — bringing contraband into a penal facility, DUI, implied consent, simple possession and driving while license suspended

Tyler J. Little — probation violation

Tyler J. Little — probation violation

Randall A. Lowery — domestic assault

Mario Magana Jr. — kidnapping, domestic assault

Michael Maher — possessoin of schedule II drugs

Terry Oliver Marcum — second DUI, driving while license suspended

Graciliano Villegas Marinez — DUI, driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law, drivers to exercise due care

Jeremy DeWayne Mashburn — fourth DUI, implied consent, reckless endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, open container and failure to yield right of way

James Paul McCaroll — driving while license revoked, seat belt, financial responsibility law, registration law, light law, simple possession

Shannon Leon McCostlin — promoting meth, possession of weapon, resisting arrest

Daniel McKinley McMahan — second DUI, implied consent, driving while license suspended

Arlinton Medoza — rape of a child

Jason Carlos Miller — habitual traffic offender, vehicle registration, financial responsibility law

Marty Miller — DUI

Joshua Charles Moore — initiating manufacture of meth

Zachariah Ellis Moore — evading arrest, driving while license suspended, open container, speeding and financial responsibility law

Boyd Chavis Nelson — possession of a schedule III drug

Dean Allen Newell — second count of DUI

Lori Ann Newell — public intoxication

James O’Dell — DUI

Timothy M. Parker — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, vandalism, possession of drug paraphernalia

Tiffany N. Parton — theft

Jovon Perkins — possession of schedule II drugs

Jared Brice Press — reckless endangerment, assault

Jeremy Michael Rhymer — DUI

John Daniel Richardson — DUI, implied consent

Absolom Ridgeway — aggravated assault

Shawn Erik Roberts — driving while license suspended

Shawn P. Robertson — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

James John Roe — public intoxication

James John Roe — resisting arrest, public intoxication

James John Roe — failure to appear

Crystal G. Rose — forgery worth $10,000 to $60,000, theft, criminal impersonation

Crystal G. Rose — forgery

Robert Elmer Salyers — sex offender registration

Kerry Tyler Sanders —DUI, simple possession

Matthew Carl Sanders — violation of sex offender registry

Rickly Paul Scott — aggravated assault

Hermon Segura — DUI, financial responsibility law

Jered Trent Severy — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000, theft, promoting meth

Brittany Gene Sims — domestic assault

David Jay Smith — promoting meth

David Jay Smith —public intoxication

Joshua Cody Smith — forgery worth $10,000 to $60,000, theft, promoting meth

Tray DeWayne Smith — possession of cocaine in a school zone, possession of a schedule II drug in a school zone

Danny L. Stevens — promoting meth

Robert Maling Stewart — possession of a schedule VI drug

Christopher Storey — underage consumption

Benjamin Scott Sweet — bringing contraband into a penal facility

Ryan Tippins — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia

Joshua Robert Underwood — initiating manufacture of meth

Gregory Alan Vanvolkom — assault

Jose Rafael Vindel — aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident

Jessica Leigh Ward — financial responsibility law, vehicle entering through highway

Jessica Leigh Ward — contributing to delinquency of a minor

Christopher J. Wasden — possession of a schedule VI substance

Steven O. Wellman — possession of a schedule II drugs

Steven Oliver Wellman — possession of schedule II drugs

Bobby Bruce Whaley — aggravated assault

Chad Joseph Whitson — habitual traffic offender, driving while license revoked

Edward Lee Williams — initiating manufacture of meth, promoting meth manufacture

Edward Lee Williams — bringing contraband into a penal facility

Lawrence Douglas Williams — assault

Kayla A. Wittenwiler — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Leon Paul Woody — child abuse or neglect or endangerment of a child eight years old or less

  NO TRUE BILLS:

Douglas John Everson — vioviolation latoin of open container law

Adrienne Nicole Poole — bringing contraband into a penal facility

David Larry Bailey — rape

Misty Dawn Maggard — theft over $1,000

Brian Max Eastman — aggravated assault

Shawn E. Roberts — domestic assault

Miguel Garza — theft

Brandon Stuart Williams — driving on a revoked license

Edward P. Schneider — aggravated assault

Ryan Palmer — child abuse

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