Sevier County Grand Jury returns dozens of indictments

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 11:46 PM

The Sevier County Grand Jury returned dozens of indictments when it met this week at the County Courthouse.

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

Steve Darrell Bennett Sr. — sexual offender registration form violation

Steve Darrell Bennett Sr. — assault, domestic assault

Robbie Baxter — driving while license revoked

Douglas A. Caughron — theft, aggravate burglary

Ryan W. Devers — contributing to the delinquency of a minor, enticing a child to purchase intoxicating liquor, public intoxication

Anthony Dustin DeSanto — burglary

Darrell Joseph Doucet — sexual battery and indecent exposure

Hubert Raymond Fritts — evading arrest and speeding

Hubert Raymond Fritts — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Owen William Brown — child abuse/neglect endangerment 8 years or less

Marcus Scott Green — forgery

Ethan D. Helton — possession of lawful drug paraphernalia

Brandon Keith Douglas — sexual offender registration form violation

Jerry Nicholas Metcalf — reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia

Kenneth Todd Whitesides — theft, possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a felony drug offense, possession of marijuana and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia

Alan Keith Ogle — indecent exposure

Tiffany Danielle Merriman — theft and aggravated burglary

Rusty D. Pitner — financial responsibility law, failure to endorse a lien, registration law, driving while license suspended and speeding

Travis Rondell Gourley — possession of schedule V drugs

Jeremy W. Russell — sexual battery, invasion of privacy and sex offender registration form violation

Phillip Michael Sotuyo — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000 and aggravated burglary

Timothy W. Stallings — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000 and aggravated burglary

Daniel Patrick Count Jr. — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000, burglary and vandalism

Daniel Nathan White — indecent exposure

John Luther Walker Jr. — indecent exposure

Joshua T. Greenwald — evading arrest, reckless driving and speeding

David Ray Wilson — indecent exposure

Brandon Lee Smith — assault

Preston Pearcey —theft

DeAnthony Gilmore Page — unlawful possession of a weapon, public intoxication, financial responsibility law, driving while license suspended and drivers to exercise due care

Preston Pearcy — theft $500 to $1,000

Timothy Rogers — financial responsibility law, driving while license revoked

Marvin Ira Morse — aggravated criminal trespass, vandalism

Timothy Rogers — driving while license suspended

Shirley Ann Huskey — theft $1,000 to $10,000, aggravated burglary

David Harold Barrett — failure to stop after an accident involving injury, financial responsibility law, driving while license suspended and vehicle entering through highway or stop intersection

Travis Alexander — forgery and criminal simulation

Joe Martin Bates — possession of schedule II drugs

Carolyn Leigh Boteler — theft

Shirley E. Davis — theft, bringing contraband into a penal facility and simple possession

Anthony Dustin DeSanto — theft

Alan Roy Foster Jr. — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000, simple possession, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and altering an engine serial number

Frank Green Jr. — forgery, criminal simulation and simple possession

Lisa R. Greenwood — obtaining drugs by fraud and driving while license revoked

Michael Ray Hall — vandalism $500 to $1,000

Allen Anthony Hammett — sex offender registration form violation

Debra Kay Bailey — possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, financial responsibility law, failure to exercise due are while driving and speeding

Alexandria T. Jackson — forgery, criminal simulation

Larry Gilbert Oleson — sexual battery

Clifford G. Morse — simple possession and DUI

Crickett N. Gumper — domestic assault

Jerimie R. Mullins — aggravated assault, especially aggravated kidnapping and child abuse/neglect/endangerment

Ephraim J. Nielsen — theft of property $1,000 to $10,000, burglary, vandalism

Ashley Marie Norris — theft

James Reidnauer — criminal trespass

Jennifer Renee Collins — DUI, driving while license suspended

Chad B. Reed — failure to give immediate notice of accident, fourth count of DUI, implied consent and financial responsibility

Phillip Michael Sotuyo — leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended

Jack Longmire — leaving the scene of an accident an a third count of DUI

David Michael Burnett — reckless driving, first count of DUI, failure to exercise due care while driving

Craig Cole Stephens — theft and criminal trespass

Austin Conner Soprito — fraudulent use of a credit card $1,000 to $10,000

Gregory Alan Vankolkom — theft of property $1,000 to $10,000

Brian Edward Watkins — assault

Joseph C. Wright — bringing contraband into a penal facility and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon

Garth Franklin King — community supervision violation, sex offender registration form violation

Theodore A. Hunt — sex offender registration form violation, residential and work restrictions, intentional tampering, removal or vandalism to device

Harlan Edward King — DUI, financial responsibility law, drivers to exercise due care, seat belt violation

Ethan D. Helton — theft $500 to $1,000

Hidie Marie Douglas — theft

Peggy Jackson — conspiracy, child abuse/neglect/endangerment, promoting meth manufacture

David Samuel Stidham — DUI, driving while license suspended

Tonya Michelle Watson — theft $1,000 to $10,000, aggravated burglary, vandalism $1,000 to $10,000

Cathy Surgey — theft $500 to $1,000, burglary, criminal trespass

Elva Entrekin Smith — second count of DUI, implied consent

Timothy Rogers — driving while license revoked and speeding

Zachariah Ellis Moore — reckless endangerment, false reports, evading arrest and speeding

Boyd Leo Knaack II — robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia

Clark Gaylord Howell — domestic assault

Jessie L. Henry — driving while registered as habitual traffic offender

Nathan Dean Heil — DUI and implied consent

Robert Vincent Angus — DUI and open container

Hedi Suzanne Burchfield — criminal simulation, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a schedule IV drug

Timothy Robert Brooks — theft

Matthew D. Bolton — prohibited weapon, drug paraphernalia, third count of DUI, implied consent, driving while license suspended and failure to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle

Kelly M. Bailey — theft

Matthew D. Bolton — second count of driving on a revoked license

Timothy Robert Brooks — driving without a license

Jerimie R. Mullins — leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, financial responsibility law and driving on a suspended license

  

NO TRUE BILLS

Dennis Lee Davis — domestic assault

Traci L. Dowdy — false reports

Lois Curry — theft under $500

Lori Fox — assault

Sarah L. Grooms — assault

Michael Ray Hall — domestic assault

Debra Hamm — simple possession of a schedule IV substance

David C. Isbell — domestic assault

Mack A. Sharp — DUI

Travis Sinclair — domestic assault

 

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