Sevier grand Jury returns dozens of indictments

Jan. 20, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

 The Sevier County Grand Jury returned scores of indictments when it met earlier this month, including a second set of changes to charges stemming from an alleged 2012 home invasion.

Zachary Rattler, of Cherokee, was arrested in November of 2012 after he allegedly stabbed a Pigeon Forge man who had caught him breaking into the house. The man called police before Rattler stabbed him, according to police reports, and ID’d Rattler before being taken to an area hospital.

Rattler was initially charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated burglary, possession of a prohibited weapon and theft. A grand jury returned indictments against him last March; now he is facing charges of especially aggravated burglary, especially aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated robbery, attempted first-degree murder, possession of a prohibited weapon, and theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000.

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

Doris Kidwell Abbott — DUI

Steve D. Alexander Jr. — initiate manufacture of meth, initiation of process to result in manufacture of meth, simple possession

Derek Roger Asbury — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Derek Roger Asbury — aggravated burglary and theft

Israel Ayala — possession of cocaine

Joe Martin Bates — driving on a suspended license and open container

Robbie Ray Baxter — driving on a suspended license, failure to obey traffic control devices, financial responsibility, driving without registration

Chelsea L. Beach — possession of schedule II drugs

Donald Lynn Biggs — aggravated robbery

Matthew D. Bolton — driving on a revoked license, resisting arrest

Michael Wayne Brewer — aggravated assault

Wallace E. Brewer — DUI, driving without registration, seat belt

Goldie Lynn Brookover — joyriding

Goldie Lynn Brookover — theft of property worth $500 to $1,000

Matthew L. Brown — aggravated burglary, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Justin Bush — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

James G. Carter — aggravated sexual battery, exploitation of a minor by electronic means and sexual exploitation of a minor involving more than 100 images

Joshua Catlett — possession of schedule II drugs

Douglas Allen Caughron — driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility law, seat belt, simple possession

Douglas Allen Caughron — theft

David Chamblee — aggravated burglary, burglary, theft of property worth $500 to $1,000, vandalism causing $500 to $1,000 in damage

Marcus Lee Chaney — aggravated assault

Richard Alan Church — theft of property worth $500 to$1,000

Christopher A. Cochran — negligent driver, DUI, financial responsibility law, initiating the manufacture of meth, promoting meth manufacture, registration law, seat belt, simple possession and speeding

Joshua A. Colpitts — driving on a suspended license, DUI, financial responsibility, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, simple possession

Joseph Alan Combs — promoting meth manufacture, simple possession

Terence Scott Cooney — DUI

Gilberto Cortez — false reports

Dan Lewis Covington — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Troy Keith Crumley — DUI

Tina Marie Darby — theft

Roderick Dixon —child abuse, initiation of process to manufacture meth, possession of meth

Joshua Lowell Dockery — DUI, financial responsibility law, implied consent

Brandon Keith Douglas — theft

Brandon Keith Douglas — evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest

Dustin Eugene Dunn — resisting arrest, shoplifting

Niesha Whale Ellis — contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Richard Nichola Enderle — driving on a suspended license, DUI, implied consent, simple possession, tampering with evidence

Richard Nichola Enderle — driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident

Robert Aurelio Epinosa Jr. — DUI

Robert Aurelio Episonsa Jr. — aggravated assault

Larry Christopher Ferguson — aggravated burglary, burglary, simple possession, theft of property and vandalism

Joshua Lynn Gibson — driving on a revoked license and financial responsibility law

Nicholas Todd Gibson — driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility law and seat belt

Silas M. Gibson — evading arrest and theft of property worth $500 to $1,000

Camille Rose Goodshot — driving without a license, DUI, financial responsibility, following too close, reckless driving and speeding

Tiffany Renee Grimmett — forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Tiffany Renee Grimmett — forgery

Carla Hancock — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Jeremy Ray Harrell — evading arrest, reckless endangerment

Robert Allen Harrison — driving on a suspended license

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

Jesse Herring — resisting arrest

Jesse Herring —theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Jesse Todd Herring — theft of property worth $500 to $1,000

Stephen Todd Herring — compounding a misdemeanor, driving on a revoked license, fourth count of DUI, financial responsibility law, altering a serial number, habitual traffic offender, open container, seat belt, unregistered vehicle on highway

Jason Lynn Huskey — aggravated statutory rape, especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, exploitation of a minor by electronic means, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Shannon Marie Hyde — aggravated child abuse, two counts of child abuse

Daniel Lee Jockell — cruelty to animals, public intoxication

Carolyn M. Johnson — reckless driving, possession of schedule VI drugs

Dustin Ryan Jones — burglary, theft of $1,000 to $10,000

Flora Elaine Jones — promoting meth, simple possession

Richie Mason Kerr — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000, vandalism causing $1,000 to $10,000 in damage

Jesse Charles Lewis — driving on a suspended license, DUI, financial responsibility law, driving without registration

Jeremy Seth Lowe — possession of a substance or device used to falsify a drug test

Steven R. Lowery — stalking

Ammie Grimmett Lyons — assault, theft

Kenneth Russell McGrotha — domestic assault

Latisha Lee McGuire — driving without due care, driving on a suspended license, DUI, financial responsibility law

Scott James Metcalf — community supervision violation

Marty Miller — DUI, implied consent, possession of a handgun while under the influence

Patricia A. Moates — two counts of possession of a schedule IV substance, simple possession

Andrew F. Mowls — assault

Patrick Murrin Jr. — aggravated assault

Seth Newman — assault

Travis Norris — driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility law

Maria Nunez — aggravated perjury

Denise R. Ordones — aggravated perjury

George William Park — burglary, theft

Lakeesha Nikkole Pate — DUI

Peter Nikos Petsonias — DUI, seat belt

Adrienne Poole — possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession, theft and vandalism

Brandon lee Presnell — fraudulent use of a credit card

Michael E. Ramsey — aggravated burglary, theft of property $1,000 to $10,000

Zachary Gale Rattler — especially aggravated burglary, especially aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated robbery, attempted first-degree murder, possession of a prohibited weapon, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Robert Thomas Reed — driving on a suspended license, DUI, simple possession

Stephanie Nichol Reneau — burglary, criminal impersonation, fraudulent use of a debit card $1,000 to $10,000, fraudulent use of a credit card up to $500, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Roy A. Reynolds — introducing contraband into a penal facility, possession of drug paraphernalia

Jonathan P. Richens — domestic assault

Jonathan P. Richens — aggravated criminal trespassing, aggravated domestic assault, resisting arrest, violation of protective order

Adony Bezec Rodriguez — aggravated assault, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Carlos Aseguard Romeo — aggravated statutory rape, rape, sexual battery

David Keith Rookstool — DUI, speeding

Dominick S. Rosa — attempted aggravated robbery

Sheri Gail Russell — DUI, implied consent

Sheri Gail Russell — public intoxication, simple possession

Jacob William Sharp — aggravated assault

Daniel Ken Shea — aggravated child abuse, two counts of child abuse

Timoth Roy Hugh Shular — criminal impersonation, forgery $1,000 to $10,000, identity theft

Austin Conner Soprito — possession of drug paraphernalia

Austin Conner Soprito — aggravated assault

Celeetha C. Staggs — DUI

Heather A. Stallings — fraudulent use of a credit card worth $500 to $1,000

Angela Diane Stewart — fraudulent use of a credit card worth $500 to $1,000 and identity theft

David Samuel Stidham — forgery, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

David Samuel Stidham — forgery, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Gary Ray Stinnett — sex offender registration form violation

Timothy Stinnett — official misconduct, theft up to $500

Jonathan M. Swanson — theft, vandalism of $1,000 to $10,000

Gary Lee Thompson II — driving while revoked, second count of DUI, financial responsibility law, implied consent

Kathy Vandyke — theft of property worth $1,000 to $60,000

Bryan Velasquez — contributing to the delinquency of a child, driving on a canceled license, solicitation of a minor - aggravated rape, solicitation of a minor — rape of a child

Sue Martin Vidaurri — two counts of possession of a schedule II substance, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Timothy Wilkes — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

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

John Ray Williams — theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000

Rick W. Womack — driving while license revoked, financial responsibility law, driving without registration

Brian Eugene Woods — possession of schedule II drugs

  NO TRUE BILLS

Cynthia Dawn House — contempt of court

Julio Chic Osorio — aggravated assault

Darren James Fennell — aggravated assault, domestic assault

Joni Rexrode — aggravated assault

Tracy Hensley — domestic assault

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