SEVIERVILLE — A Cleveland woman accused of shooting her boyfriend on I-40 and trying to make his death look like an accident is now facing a charge of first-degree murder after a Sevier County grand jury enhanced the charge.

Brittany Faith Swafford was already charged with second-degree murder in relation to the Aug. 12 murder of Samuel Lane.

Sevierville Police officers found Lane’s body in his car on I-40, where it had rolled off the road and had been reported as a possible single car accident. Investigators determined Lane had been shot.

Swafford later told investigators a gun in the car “went off” and struck Lane while they were stopped at the interstate. She fled with the help of two other people in another car.

Swafford was booked in the Sevier County Jail earlier this year, but she was later released.

She is also facing charges in Cleveland over another incident involving Lane just a few days before his death.

Warrants there indicate that on Aug. 10, witnesses saw her strike Lane with a car. Lane told police Swafford struck him with the car after he got out of the car when they were arguing.

He was treated for injuries at the scene.

This month’s session marked 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. They returned 220 indictments, and The Mountain Press published the first section of that list in Thursday’s edition.

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 a 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:

• Carmen Juliann Loveday — DUI, implied consent, driving on a revoked license

• Michael Curtis Lowery — domestic assault

• Jorge Luis Rosindo Lua — aggravated burglary, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon

• Justin Kyle Lua — public intoxication

• Benjamin Patrick Malone — possession of drug paraphernalia

• Benjamin Patrick Malone — possession of meth

• Kaylan Brooke Mangrum — third count of DUI and failure to obey a traffic device

• Tyler Dakota Matthews — extortion, harassment

• Daniel Edward Mayo — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, DUI, following too closely, drivers to exercise due care, speeding

• James Paul McCarroll — sexual battery

• Bobby A. McCarter — possession of a handgun while under the influence, simple possession, DUI, open container, driving on roadways laned for traffic, drivers to exercise due care, light law

• Mary Ann McMahan — bringing contraband into a jail, simple possession, possession of meth

• Mary Ann McMahan — theft

• Michael Calvin McMahan — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia

• James Dylan Mease — simple possession, DUI, driving on a suspended license

• Joy Ann Miller — simple possession, DUI, implied consent, speeding, unlawful use of mobile device while driving

• Karoline Jane Missildine — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia

• Melissa Ann Moats — using inhalant for unlawful intoxicants, reckless driving, DUI

• Melissa Ann Moats — possession of intoxicants for unlawful purposes, DUI

• Demarcus Montay Montgomery — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun while under the influence, simple possession, DUI, implied consent, open container, driving on a revoked license

• Craig H. Morgan — evading arrest

• Barry Eugene Morrison — assault

• Barry Eugene Morrison — aggravated domestic assault, vandalism

• Christy Ann Moulden-Moates — bringing contraband into a jail, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, second count of DUI, implied consent, driving on a revoked license

• Tiffany Lashay Mynatt — theft, failure to appear

• Tiffany Lashay Mynatt — theft, theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000, evading arrest

• Tiffany Lashay Mynatt — aggravated assault, especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery

• Dan Nelson — indecent exposure, simple possession, fifth count of DUI, implied consent, driving on a revoked license

• Heather Annette Newman — second count of DUI, implied consent, speeding

• Pedro Salisipin Ngayan Jr. — domestic assault, abuse of elderly adult

• Pavel Novotny — possession of meth with intent to sell

• Pavel Novotny — possession of meth, theft, burglary

• Pavel Novotny — theft

• Richard Maurice Nygard — reckless driving, DUI, speeding

• Jeremy Clay Odom — aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment, especially aggravated kidnapping, child abuse, interference with emergency calls

• Joshua Wayne Owenby — possession of meth

• Carol Ann Panzera — DUI, implied consent

• Richard Benjamin Parton — possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of less than 1/2 gram of cocaine, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of Schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth

• John Carlton Pfitzner — theft, burglary, possession of burglary tools

• Kendra J. Ping — reckless endangerment, simple possession, second count of DUI, driving on roadways laned for traffic

• Michelle Anne Pittman — possession of meth

• Matthew A. Presnell — resisting arrest, evading arrest, possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth

• Jacob Andrew Pritchett — aggravated assault

• Jarred Melvin Pritchett — simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia

• Jarred Melvin Pritchett — possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia

• Michael Alexander Quandt — reckless endangerment, child abuse, unlawful possession of a weapon

• Christopher Izaiah Ramsey — second count of DUI, theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, financial responsibility, driving on a suspended license, improper lane change, seat belt

• Benjamin Thomas Rawlings — aggravated assault

• Benjamin Thomas Rawlings — aggravated burglary, vandalism causing $1,000 to $2,500 in damages, resisting arrest

• Benjamin Thomas Rawlings — trespassing

• Kelly Denton Rayfield — financial responsibility, driving on a suspended license, vehicle entering through highway or stop intersection

• Eddie Lee Reed — possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, financial responsibility, driving on a revoked license

• Eddie Lee Reed — sale of a counterfeit controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia

• Kevin William Reed — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, theft of property worth $1,000 to $2,500, burglary

• Kevin William Reed — tampering with evidence, simple possession

• Joshua Paul Riner — DUI, implied consent, speeding

• Samantha Payge Roberts — attempted first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse

• Bart Ervan Ross — DUI, implied consent, improper lane change

• William Austin Rowland — sex offender registration

• Cory Richard Rudder — theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000

• Cory Richard Rudder — aggravated assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, second count of DUI, implied consent, financial responsibility, driving an unregistered vehicle on a highway

• Cory Richard Rudder — attempted aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000, evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, failure to obey traffic control device, improper passing, improper lane change, drivers to exercise due care

• Cory Richard Rudder — theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000

• Dakota Layne Sanders — possession of drug paraphernalia

• Katelyne Danyelle Sanders — DUI, light law

• John Dawson Satterfield — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, reckless driving, DUI, drivers to exercise due care

• Michelle Marie Shelly — possession of meth, financial responsibility, driving on a revoked license

• Tiffany Renee Shelton — possession of Schedule IV drugs, DUI

• Theodore Lynn Shular — DUI, financial responsibility law, vehicle turning left at intersection

• Tiffany Ryan Simpson — theft

• Darrell Sizemore — domestic assault, aggravated sexual battery, interference with emergency calls

• Thomas Efton Sloan — possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, driving on a revoked license, speeding

• Tiffany Kristin Smelcer — criminal impersonation

• David Wayne Smith — bringing contraband into a jail, registration law, driving on a suspended license

• Michael J. Smith — driving on a suspended license

• Aaron Wayne Shelton — theft

• Matthew David Stallings — aggravated assault, abuse of elderly adult, interference with emergency calls

• William Chad Sutton — financial responsibility, driving without a license, seat belt

• William Chad Sutton — theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000

• William Chad Sutton — theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000

• Brittney Faith Swafford — first-degree murder, tampering with evidence

• Justin Joe Tarbett — burning personal property

• Whitney Thacker — tampering with evidence, possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia

• Whitney Thacker — possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license

• James Albert Thomas — domestic assault, interference with emergency calls

• Ryan Lemuel Tippins — possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, seat belt law

• Tiffany Paige Toler — aggravated assault, violation of order of protection

• Tiffany Paige Toler — domestic assault

• Tiffany Paige Toler — domestic assault

• Anthony Rivera Torres — aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment, aggravated kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a handgun while under the influence, violation of conditional release

• Anthony Joseph Tracey — simple possession

• Anthony Joseph Tracey — possession of illegal weapons, possession of a weapon by a felon

• Lorie Michelle Tracy — DUI, light law

• Joshua Kyle Uncapher — domestic assault

• Amanda Fay Louise Underwood — possession of meth

• Megan Sashe Villalobos — possession of meth with intent to sell, conspiracy to sell meth

• Samay Elizabeth Villalobos-Galeano — DUI, implied consent

• Charles Nathan Waddle — aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000, evading arrest, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license

• Christopher Lee Webb — theft, theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000, aggravated burglary, vandalism causing $2,500 to $10,000, unlawful possession of a weapon

• Devra Yvonne Whaley — possession of meth with intent to sell

• Devra Yvonne Whaley — theft of property worth $10,000 to $60,000, theft of property worth $2,500 to $10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia

• Devra Yvonne Whaley — possession of drug paraphernalia

• Amber Hollie Whittington — bringing contraband into a jail, possession of a firearm with intent to go armed during a felony, possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of meth with intent to sell

• Tamara M. Williams — DUI, light law

• Christina Beth Wright — DUI, open container

• Maurice D. Young — domestic assault

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

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