SEVIERVILLE — Attempted second-degree murder charges against a South Carolina man are now heading toward a trial in Sevier County Circuit Court after the latest meeting of the Sevier County Grand Jury.

Jason Daniel Brecht, of Conway, South Carolina, was charged after he allegedly choked his girlfriend to the point of unconsciousness while they were staying at a cabin in August.

Deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call on Emerald Springs Loop found Brecht leaving a cabin and placed him under arrest, according to reports from the incident.

His alleged victim told the officers that he had held a gun on her while he choked her, and when she regained consciousness he struck her again.

She was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.

It was the first time the grand jury met in months, after the Tennessee Supreme Court suspended most in-person proceedings.

Because the grand jury was reviewing charges from several months, the list of returned indictments was longer than most sessions and will be published in multiple editions of The Mountain Press.

The panel of randomly selected Sevier County residents normally meets each month to review cases and determine whether those cases should proceed to Sevier County Circuit Court or the charges should be dropped.

The grand jury does not determine guilt or innocence and generally does not hear a defense of the accused. It determines whether a preponderance of evidence presented by prosecutors indicates the defendant committed a crime.

If it does, the panel returns a true bill. Cases where the defendant had already been charged are released in the grand jury list that is shared here.

In cases where prosecutors are presenting new evidence or seeking new charges, the grand jury returns presentments that are generally sealed from the public until the defendant is arrested.

If the panel finds there is not enough evidence, it returns no true bill, which means the charges are dropped.

Names can appear more than once if a person was indicted on more than one set of charges.

The grand jury returned the following indictments:

  • Hakeem Raphael Abdullah — aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, carjacking, felony escape, possession of Schedule I drugs
  • Robert Wayne Acor — evading arrest, reckless driving, DUI, financial responsibility, driving on a suspended license
  • Cecil Alexi — contributing to the delinquency of a minor, duty to render aid, reckless driving, DUI, failure to obey any traffic control device
  • Autumn Nicole Allen — theft
  • James J. Allen — possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs, two counts of possession of Schedule IV drugs,
  • Jennifer Rose Archer — second count of DUI, implied consent, driving while license revoked, driving on the right
  • Wesley Shingler Ayers — possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Samuel Hayden Bailey — fourth count of DUI, driving on a revoked license, improper lane change
  • Derrick Blaine Baker — possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of meth with intent to sell, possession of less than

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  • gram of meth with intent to sell
  • Tyler Storm Baldwin — disorderly conduct, simple possession, and reckless driving
  • Lukas Jeremia Ball — assault
  • Travis Dewitt Barber — theft, simple possession
  • Travis Dewitt Barber — theft
  • Travis Dewitt Barber — driving on a suspended license, driver to exercise due care
  • Damion Montez Baskin Jr. — aggravated robbery
  • Tobias Carson Beahm — assault
  • Mark Alan Bellock — possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding
  • Sima Jo Bentley — theft
  • Nathan Grant Berrier — possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Tiffany Renee Bible — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Priscilla Blackburn — theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI
  • Priscilla Blackburn — trespassing, simple possession
  • Priscilla Blackburn — theft, trespassing
  • William Blankenship — DUI speeding
  • Andrew Steven Blohm — possession of drug paraphernalia, second count of D
  • UI, driving on a revoked license
  • Christopher J. Boehringer — possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, DUI
  • Shane Robert Booker — possession of a firearm with intent to go armed during a dangerous felony, possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of Schedule III drugs, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Randall Harvey Botts — driving on a revoked license
  • Michael John Boudreau — public intoxication
  • Michael John Boudreau — unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of meth
  • Michael John Boudreau — reckless endangerment
  • , financial responsibility, driving on roadways laned for traffic, drivers to exercise due care
  • Angela Bowlin — possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Jason Daniel Brecht — aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated kidnapping, possession of a handgun while under the influence, employing a firearm with intent to go armed during dangerous felony
  • Kellie Lynn Bradley — child abuse, aggravated child abuse, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, fourth count of DUI, implied consent, financial responsibility, driving on a revoked license, following too close, child restraint
  • Sean M. Bronner — theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000, burglary
  • Jonquel D. Brown — failure to appear
  • Justin Matthew Brown — possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Justin Matthew Brown — domestic assault
  • Larry James Brown — DUI, implied consent
  • William Eric Brown — reckless endangerment
  • Nicholas Albert Bunch — aggravated assault, theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000, auto burglary, aggravated burglary, vandalism causing $1,000 to $2,500
  • Steven Matthew Burns — possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth
  • Kyle Trevor Cannon — aggravated child abuse
  • George Gerald-Hugh Carscadden — aggravated domestic assault, violation of an order of protection, especially aggravated kidnapping, retaliating for past action
  • Jeffery Carter — DUI
  • Clinton Tyler Childers — aggravated assault, possession of a handgun while under the influence, public intoxication
  • James Calvin Clinger — aggravated assault
  • Jeremy Daniel Cody — public intoxication
  • David Bradley Cuff — second count of DUI, speeding
  • Timothy John Dolan — aggravated assault, aggravated robbery
  • Joshua Adam Douglas — theft, burglary, trespassing
  • Jonathan Scot Dyer — aggravated assault
  • Angie M. Ellis — leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, financial responsibility, driving an unregistered vehicle on a highway, display of registration plates, driver to exercise due care
  • Phillip David Elrod — domestic assault
  • Phillip David Elrod — violation of an order of protection
  • Danny Ray Eltzroth — false reports to officer, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, financial responsibility, driving without a license
  • Jeremy Lee Emfinger — sex offender registration form violation
  • Daquan Emory — simple possession, DUI, driving on a suspended license
  • Timothy Daniel Felt — conspiracy, vandalism
  • Timothy Daniel Felt — possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Daniel Ellis Franklin — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000
  • Lloyd Scates Franklin — domestic assault
  • Stephen M. Franklin — identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Jordan Lee Frazier — sexual battery, DUI, implied consent
  • Lazarith Euphoria Freeman — contributing to the delinquency of a child, theft, evading arrest, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, failure to obey a traffic control device, speeding, possession of intoxicating liquor by a person under 21
  • Natalie Eugenia Freeman — accessory after the fact, false report
  • Mitchell Dale Gagel — theft, failure to appear
  • Mitchell Dale Gag
  • el — aggravated assault, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery
  • Mitchell Dale Gagel — aggravated assault, theft, theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000, resisting arrest, evading arrest, use of stolen plates, drivers license to be carried and exhibited
  • Mitchell Dale Gagel — possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an analogue controlled substance, driving without a license
  • Mitchell Dale Gagel — possession of less than

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  • gram of meth
  • Jeremy Matthew Galyon — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession without prescription unlawful, fourth count of DUI, driving on a revoked license
  • Jeremy Matthew Galyon — simple possession, fourth count of DUI
  • Marsha Lynn Gardner — possession of Schedule III drugs, possession of Schedule IV drugs, possession of a counterfeit substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Marsha Lynn Gardner — simple possession, possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Michael Shawn Gattis — possession of meth
  • Kirstie Francesca Gibson — second count of DUI, implied consent, driving on a suspended license
  • Gregory Darnell Gillis — assault
  • Kenneth Mitchell Glick — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000
  • Jacob Allen Gonzalez — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, written report of accident, speeding
  • Bradley Hakenson — aggravated statutory rape, statutory rape by authority figure
  • Bradley Hakenson — aggravated statutory rape, statutory rape by authority figure
  • Ashley Nicole Hall — DUI, speeding
  • Bradley Payton Hefner — reckless endangerment, evading arrest
  • Carolyn A. Helton — public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Don Juan Henley — criminal simulation for $2,500 to $10,000
  • Rigoberto Escobar Hernandez — DUI, improper lane change, speeding, light law
  • Hayden Paul Hiller — aggravated domestic assault
  • Sabra L. Holt — DUI
  • Sandra Nichole Hubbard — financial responsibility, driving on a suspended license, failure to obey traffic control device, failure to yield right of way
  • Jeffery Nicholas Hudgins — accessory after the fact, tampering with evidence
  • Zayne Christian Huskey — domestic assault
  • Jeffery Allen Jackson — possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Julian Jackson — reckless driving, DUI, speeding
  • Eshan Sushil Jagasia — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, reckless driving, failure to obey traffic control device, following too closely, vehicle entering through highway or stop intersection
  • Jeffrey Zon Jennings — simple possession
  • Joshua Aaron Jensen — domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, violation of order of protection, vandalism, interference with emergency calls
  • James E. Striff Jr. — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possession of handgun while under the influence, public intoxication
  • Benjamin Hugh Justus — evading arrest, DUI
  • Joseph Kelley — possession of handgun while under the influence, simple possession
  • Judy Ann Kimsey — simple possession, fourth count of DUI
  • Benjamin W. King — second-degree murder, conspiracy to sell Schedule I drugs
  • James Braxton King — aggravated assault
  • Jason R. King — DUI, financial responsibility, driving an unregistered vehicle on highway, driving without a license, vehicle entering through highway or intersection, seat belt, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, identity theft, prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • John Joseph Kovach Jr. — domestic assault
  • Jason Lee Lane — DUI, failure to dim lights
  • Manuel Antonio Paredes Lanza — DUI
  • Sally Jane Laws — aggravated domestic assault
  • Charles Dustin Ledbetter — unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Charles Dustin Ledbetter — possession of meth with intent to sell
  • Spencer Allen Lemmerman — second count of DUI, implied consent, driving on a revoked license
  • Anthony Paul Leonardo — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth with intent to s
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  • Richard Jeffery Leone — resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, implied consent, driving on roadways laned for traffic
  • Kolton Thomas Renegar Lequire — retaliation for past action, evading arrest

Contact Jeff at jfarrell@themountainpress.com or Twitter at @jeffmtnpress

Contact Jeff at jfarrell@themountainpress.com or Twitter at @jeffmtnpress