Police Reports

Helton takes guilty plea, possible 40 year sentence

Helton takes guilty plea, possible 40 year sentence

Police Reports, State News November 14, 2015 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Mark Douglas Helton, 61, of Maryville, Tenn., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, to knowingly distributing and receiving child pornography.  Sentencing has been set for 2:00 p.m., March 9, 2016. Helton faces a maximum of up to 40 years in prison,Read More

“Operation Clean Up” Continues

“Operation Clean Up” Continues

Police Reports, State News November 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) recently conducted an intensive vehicle search in the parking lot of two of our East Tennessee Community Supervision offices.  This state-wide operation is named “Operation: Clean Up” and resulted in the search of more than 600 vehicles with 239 of the searches being doneRead More

Dakota Weaver sentenced to 144 months

Dakota Weaver sentenced to 144 months

Police Reports, State News November 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Dakota Destry Weaver, 20, of Clinton, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge, to serve 144 months in prison as a result of his conviction for receipt and possession of child pornography. Following his release from prison, Weaver will be supervisedRead More

Burton pleads guilty to attempted enticement of a minor

Burton pleads guilty to attempted enticement of a minor

Police Reports, State News October 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Brian Michael Burton, 40, pleaded guilty before the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge in Knoxville, to attempting to entice a minor via the Internet to engage in unlawful sexual activity.  Sentencing was set for Feb. 25, 2016, in U.S. District Court. Burton faces aRead More

Heather Morgan sentenced for false statements to federal officers

Heather Morgan sentenced for false statements to federal officers

Police Reports, State News October 24, 2015 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Heather Morgan, 28, of Maryville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 18 months in federal prison by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge.  Upon her release from prison, Morgan will serve a two year period of supervised release. Morgan pleaded guilty to a federal grandRead More

Franklin County jury convicts Decherd man in 2013 fire

Franklin County jury convicts Decherd man in 2013 fire

Police Reports, State News September 21, 2015 at 9:16 am 0 comments

By Kevin Walters A Franklin County man must serve 11 years on probation and pay $94,000 in restitution to his insurance company as well as a $25,000 court-ordered fine as a result of a conviction of insurance fraud related to a 2013 fire on his property. James Walls, 33, wasRead More

Attempting to entice a child under the age of 18

Attempting to entice a child under the age of 18

Police Reports, State News September 18, 2015 at 3:32 am 0 comments

Juan Zavala convicted on sex charges By Sharry Dedman-Beard Following a three day trial in U.S. District Court, a jury convicted Juan Alberto Robles Zavala, a Mexico nationalist working in Chattanooga, Tenn., of attempting to entice a child under the age of 18 for sex using a facility or meansRead More

Knox Co. woman charged with TennCare fraud

Knox Co. woman charged with TennCare fraud

Police Reports, State News September 18, 2015 at 3:25 am 0 comments

By Lola Potter A Knox County woman is charged with TennCare fraud in nearby Anderson County in a case involving prescription drugs. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, announced the arrest of Jennifer Leigh Kramer, 35, of Oak Ridge. An indictmentRead More

David Anthony Shoemaker sentenced to 120 months in prison

David Anthony Shoemaker sentenced to 120 months in prison

Police Reports, State News September 18, 2015 at 3:17 am 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard David Anthony Shoemaker has been sentenced by the Honorable Pamela R. Reeves, U.S. District Judge, to serve 120 months in prison for receiving child pornography.  Following his release from prison, Johnson will be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for a term of 15 years and willRead More

Two Rutherford Co. residents charged with TennCare fraud

Two Rutherford Co. residents charged with TennCare fraud

Police Reports, State News September 13, 2015 at 4:35 am 0 comments

By Lola Potter Two people from Murfreesboro are charged in Davidson County with TennCare fraud for selling prescription drugs that were purchased using TennCare benefits. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Ladonna Louise Allen, 31, and Richard Anthony Matthews, 50, both of Murfreesboro. The twoRead More