Grand jury indicts Knoxville man in 2012 home invasion, kidnapping

Dozens of indictments issued by latest term of grand jury
Jul. 15, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

The grand jury has returned an indictment against a Knoxville man this week, charging him with aggravated kidnapping, robbery, theft and aggravated burglary for his alleged role in a home invasion robbery in Kodak last year.

Perry Mitchell Gann, 40, was arrested in June 2012 after a robbery on Bent Road in Kodak that sent the homeowner to the hospital.

Gann was accused of going to the home with another man, then allegedly tied up the homeowner and took drugs and weapons from the house. The victim was taken to a local hospital after complaining of shortness of breath the night of the robbery.

While Gann was already charged with the crime, the grand jury had not yet reviewed the allegations.

The case was one of dozens the panel considered during its latest session, which ended this week at the Sevier 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

n Paul Dee Allen — contraband in penal facility

n Paul Dee Allen — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, theft of property $500-$1,000

n Pamela Alders — promoting meth manufacture

n Ernest Wayne Anglin — violation of order of protection/restraining order

n Ivan Arenas — sexual battery, aggravated burglary, evading arrest

n Michael G. Askew — simple possession/casual exchange, possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities, DUI first offense, implied consent

n Jeremy E. Belcher — rape of child

n Shirley Benedict — theft up to $500, theft of property $1,000-$10,000, theft of property $500-$1,000

n Crystal Daniell Braden — aggravated kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary in concert with 2 or more persons

n Melvin Branham — escape (felony)

n Joseph Murphy Buckman Jr. — leave scene of accident property damage, DUI second offense, implied consent

n James B. Burnett — DUI first offense, financial responsibility law

n Mark Davey Byrd — DUI first offense

n Malinda Kay Carson — aggravated assault

n Hugh Edward Chappclear Jr. — domestic assault

n Roger Bennett Christensen — DUI first offense

n Viorel Ciobanu — DUI first offense

n Derek Gene Clark — aggravated assault, violation of order protection/restraining order, evading arrest

n Derek Gene Clark — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n Jeff D. Click — DUI first offense, implied consent

n Robert York Cochran — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment deadly weapon involved

n Theodore W. Collett — simple possession/casual exchange meth, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia (felony), promoting meth manufacture

n Zacre Tyler Cross — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n Zacre Tyler Cross — theft of property $10,000-$60,000

n Zacre Tyler Cross — aggravated burglary

n William D. Daugherty — kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnap attempt, possession of weapon by convicted felon

n Clemmie James Davis — forgery

n Jerry D. Dellinger — failure to appear felony

n David S. Dexter — assault threat of bodily injury, vandalism $1,000-$10,000, disorderly conduct

n Cheryl Dexter — possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia (felony), promoting meth manufacture

n James Henry Dove — assault bodily injury, vandalism $500-$1,000, retaliate for past action

n Justin Wayne Downs — theft up to $500, burglary other than habitation

n Jack Thomas Dutcher — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary, vandalism $1,000-$10,000

n Jack Dutcher — criminal impersonation

n Jack Dutcher — driving while license revoked, speeding

n Jericho Patricia Ezell — theft up to $500

n Taylor Elizabeth Finogenov — DUI first offense

n Samuel M. Fox — theft up to $500, theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary, vandalism up to $500

n Perry Mitchell Gann — aggravated kidnaping, robbery, theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary

n Justus William Guinn — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary

n Justin Guinn — aggravated burglary

n Justin Guinn — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary

n Justin Guinn — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, theft of property $500-$1,000, burglary other than habitation, aggravated burglary

n Justin Guinn — theft of property $500-$1,000

n Gregory Allen Gunderson — aggravated assault

n Melissa Hall — theft

n Allen Anthony Hamett — aggravated sexual battery

n Donald Douglas Harmon — vandalism $1,000-$10,000, retaliate for past action

n Donald Douglas Harmon — vandalism $500-$1,000

n Donald Douglas Harmon — vandalism $500-$1,000

n Donald Douglas Harmon — theft of property $10,000-$60,000

n Donald Douglas Harmon — improper lane change

n Eric Compton Helton — schedule III drugs

n James Edward Honeycutt — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary, vandalism $1,000-$10,000

n John Andrew Hoskins — DUI first offense, DUI per se (no charges/fees)

n Kristy Deskins Huffaker — domestic assault, vandalism $500-$1,000, DUI first offense, implied consent

n Michael Paul Hurst — reckless endangerment deadly weapon involved, resist stop, arrest, search (no weapon) attempt, evading arrest, DUI first offense

n Gary Lynn Irwin — aggravated sexual battery, rape of child

n Adam Johnson — harassment

n Jeremy A. Johnson — theft up to $500

n Tracey Lonnie Justus — simple possession/casual exchange

n Tracey Lonnie Justus — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary

n Justin William Kania — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n Lisa C. Keller — resist stop, arrest, search (no weapon; DUI second offense

n Timmy Ben Knight — domestic assault

n Karrie Ann Lawson — domestic assault

n Steve Ronnie Lay — rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual contact

n Jonathan Ryan Lewis — violation order of protection/restraining order, unlawful photographing in violation of privacy, sexual exploitation of minor, sexual exploitation of minor more than 100 images, aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, especially aggravated exploitation of a minor

n Stacey M. Lindensmith — theft up to $500

n Melissa M. Mahan — child abuse/neglect/endangerment, child abuse/neglect/endangerment 8 years or less

n Tiffany Jean Martin — theft of property $500-$1,000

n Virginia Jeanne Marcum — financial responsibility law, suspended license

n Susan Elizabeth Mayes — DUI first offense, implied consent

n Jeffrey Trenton McCarter — schedule IV drugs, schedule VI drugs in school zone, simple possession/casual exchange

n Jacqueline F. McMahan — forgery up to $1,000

n Jacqueline F. McMahan — forgery up to $1,000

n Jacqueline F. McMahan — theft up to $500

n Brandon T. McSwain — DUI third offense, habitual traffic offender, financial responsibility law, suspended license

n Nathan E. Mead — theft of property $500-$1,000, aggravated burglary

n Curtis Lee Mehling — aggravated assault

n Joyce Ann Metcalf — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n Katie J. Miller — theft up to $500

n Shonquarius Mitchell — aggravated robbery attempt

n Shonquarius Mitchell — criminal impersonation, suspended license, seat belt law first offense

n Sarah Marie Moffett — theft of property $10,000-$60,000, aggravated burglary, possession of burglary tools

n Nathan T. Monteer — forgery

n Justin Moritz — simple possession/casual exchange, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia (felony), DUI first offense, financial responsibility law, light law motor vehicle

n Haily Danielle Morrow — simple possession/casual exchange, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia attempt

n August A. Oetzel — false reports to officer, aggravated perjury

n Bruce Ogle III — forgery

n Stephanie Nicole Ownby — theft up to $500, theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary, vandalism up to $500

n Stephanie Nichole Ownby — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, theft of property $500-$1,000, aggravated burglary, vandalism up to $500

n Ada Parton — DUI first offense

n Klorissa Nichole Parton — assault bodily injury

n Angelia Christi Payne — kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, possession of firearm intent to go armed – dangerous felony

n Colin McCall Piercy — theft up to $500

n John Mathew Porter 2nd — aggravated assault, unlawful possession of weapon

n Steven Andrew Prest — solicitation of a minor aggravated rape, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities

n Jessica Nicole Presnell — simple possession/casual exchange, possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities

n Kenny Ray Prewitt — domestic assault

n Brandon Price — aggravated assault

n Duncan B. Pulliam — DUI third offense, implied consent misdemeanor

n Donna B. Rawlings — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, vandalism $1,000-$10,000

n Steven Wayne Russell — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary

n Darren James Sachara — aggravated assault

n Steven Sawyer — domestic assault

n David W. Shomate — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n Justin Dave Spurgeon — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n Darell Leon Stevens — theft of property $10,000-$60,000

n Linda Jo Strong — domestic assault

n Cathy Surgey — domestic assault

n Jack Sutton — DUI second offense, habitual traffic offener driving while restriction in effect

n Melanie S. Tallent — theft up to $500

n Kevin Leon Tatum — aggravated assault – domestic

n Freda Turner — violation order of protection/restraining order, harassment

n Lonnie Curtis Via — financial responsibility law, suspended license, move-over law

n Kristopher J. Wise — initiate manufacture of meth

n John R. Williams — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n John Ray Williams — contraband in penal facility

n John Ray Williams — theft of property $10,000-$60,000, aggravated burglary, possession of burglary tools, evading arrest

n Rebecca Ann Wilson — robbery attempt

n Joshua Levi Yates — aggravated assault

n Christopher Keith Weaver — aggravated sexual battery; rape of child; sale loan or exhibition of material to minors

n Ronnie Oneal Whaley — theft up to $500

n Ronnie Oneal Whaley — theft of property $500-$1,000, possession of tools used in theft of retail merchandise, simple possession/casual exchange, possession unlawful drug paraphernalia (felony), reckless driving, financial responsibility law, revoked license

n Christopher Wheeler — theft of property $1,000-$10,000

n Jeffrey Wayne Williams — DUI first offense, seat belt 18 and over

n John Ray Williams — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, burglary other than habitation-conspiracy

n Mike Wynn — theft of property $1,000-$10,000, aggravated burglary, false reports to officer

No true bills

n Benjamin D. Eubanks — theft over $500

n Kimberly Ann Harjani — assault

n William Allen Hayes — aggravated assault/attempted aggravated burglary/vandalism

n James L. Langley — evading arrest

n Virginia Jeanne Marcum — aggravated assault

n Jesse H. McCarter — assault

n Crystal A. Neff — theft over $1,000

n Alexander Lopez Rodriguez — aggravated assault