Police Reports

Knox Co. man charged with TennCare doctor shopping

Knox Co. man charged with TennCare doctor shopping

Police Reports, State News August 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A Knox County man is charged with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple providers in a short time period to obtain controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, announced the arrest ofRead More

Three additional defendants sentenced in A-PVP conspiracy

Three additional defendants sentenced in A-PVP conspiracy

Police Reports, State News July 27, 2015 at 8:59 am 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Desera Jade Allen, 27, and David Michael Stallard, 20, both of Kingsport, Tenn. were sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge to serve 151 months and 56 months in prison respectively for their roles in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy in theRead More

David Allen Cutshall sentenced to eight years in prison

David Allen Cutshall sentenced to eight years in prison

Police Reports, State News July 23, 2015 at 4:49 am 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard David Allen Cutshall, 31, of Greeneville, Tenn. was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Court Judge to serve eight years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. There is no parole in the federal system. Cutshall pleaded guilty toRead More

Former Murray County Judge sentenced to five years in federal prison

Former Murray County Judge sentenced to five years in federal prison

National News, Police Reports July 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm 0 comments

ROME, Georgia (press release)—Former Murray County Chief Magistrate Judge Bryant L. Cochran has been sentenced to federal prison for orchestrating the false arrest of a woman who had been sexually propositioned by Cochran, for tampering with a witness, for sexually assaulting a county employee and for illegally searching a countyRead More

Evelyn Jean Vickers sentenced to 110 months on A-PVP charges

Evelyn Jean Vickers sentenced to 110 months on A-PVP charges

Police Reports, State News July 13, 2015 at 9:11 am 0 comments

By Sharry Dedmon-Beard Evelyn Jean Vickers, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced to a federal prison term of 110 months for her role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. A-PVPRead More

Michael Ray Mangum sentenced to 120 months on a-PVP charges

Michael Ray Mangum sentenced to 120 months on a-PVP charges

Police Reports, State News July 10, 2015 at 3:42 am 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Michael Ray Mangum, 43, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced 120 months in federal prison for his role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area. A-PVP is a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to on the street as “gravel”Read More

Tennessee State Representative Joe Sarmstrong indicted for conspiracy

Tennessee State Representative Joe Sarmstrong indicted for conspiracy

Police Reports, State News July 10, 2015 at 2:49 am 0 comments

Charged with trying to defraud the United States, tax evasion and filing a false tax return By Sharry Dedman-Beard A federal grand jury in Knoxville has returned a three-count indictment against Tennessee State Representative Joe Armstrong charging him with conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax evasion and filing aRead More

Woman charged with TennCare fraud for falsely reporting her income

Woman charged with TennCare fraud for falsely reporting her income

Police Reports, State News July 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A Shelby County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for falsely reporting her income in order to obtain TennCare healthcare insurance benefits. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Division, today announced the arrest of Kimberly Bonds, 28, ofRead More

Lisa Powell charged with TennCare fraud in two counties

Lisa Powell charged with TennCare fraud in two counties

Police Reports, State News July 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A Marshall County woman is charged in both Lincoln and Coffee Counties with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, which involves going to multiple doctors in a short period of time to obtain prescription drugs, using TennCare as payment. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) with the assistance ofRead More

Dooley charged with selling pain killers

Dooley charged with selling pain killers

Police Reports, State News June 30, 2015 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A Dickson County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for selling prescription drugs paid for by the state’s healthcare insurance program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Hazel M. Bottoms Dooley, 50, of Burns, after a joint investigation with the Dickson County Sheriff’sRead More