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Covering Western North Carolina

New Issue Every Other Friday

Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, Macon & Swain Counties

NEXT ISSUE ON STANDS: March 23, 2018

MUGSTACHE OF THE WEEK

HIGH SOCIETY

HOMELAND INSECURITY

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drugs In Jail, FTA PWIMSD Meth, FTA Poss. Drug Paraphernalia SWAIN COUNTY

Assault On A Female, Assault, Sexual Battery, (M) Child Abuse, Interfere With Emergency Communications, Communicating Threats, (M) Probation Violations MACON COUNTY

Shaina Marie Taylor

TALKIN’ TRASH

Melissa Middleton Rice Harassing Phone Call MACON COUNTY

UP IN ARMS

Robert Nathaniel Conard

FUZZED BEHIND THE WHEEL

Amber Nichole Stephens

Matthew Lee Gibson Poss. Methamphetamine HAYWOOD COUNTY

Steven William Safreed Felony Death By Vehicle x2 HAYWOOD COUNTY

Rodney Andrew Allen

(F) PWISD Counterfeit Controlled Substances BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Christopher Nathan Stephens

Safe Cracking, Injury To Personal Property SWAIN COUNTY

Gordon Robert Campbell Assault, Injury To Personal Property, Communicating Threats x2, Child Abuse HAYWOOD COUNTY

FUZZ FOR ALL

Brandon Lee Gibson

AWDW x2, Assault By Pointing A Gun x2, Discharge Weapon Into Occupied Dwelling/Moving Vehicle MACON COUNTY

Magistrate’s Order (F) ID Theft, Fictitious Info. To Officer, (M) Poss. Stolen Goods, FTA (M) Resisting Public Officer x3, FTA Fictitious Info To An Officer, FTA DWLR, FTA Open Container Alcohol, Surrender By Surety SWAIN COUNTY

BRAWLIN’ BEAUTIES

CREATURE OF HABIT

(D) Aggravated Assault HAYWOOD COUNTY

Habitual DWI (Alcohol), DWI, DWLR, Fictitious Tag, No Insurance, Open Container HAYWOOD COUNTY

Becky Lynn Medlin

Dayton Ray Rice

(F) AWDWIK, (F) Poss Weapon Of Mass Destruction, (F) Weapon Offense BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Dean Phillip Warlick

Henry Stacey Phillips

Obt. Property By False Pretense x2, (M) Larceny x2, Poss. Stolen Goods x2 MACON COUNTY

All content provided in Fuzz Busted is deemed to be in the public domain, compiled from information from public arrest records and court documents. Fuzz Busted assumes all records are accurate but does not guarantee accuracy. Not every arrest leads to a conviction, or includes a mug shot. Fuzz Busted reserves the right to select which charges to publish and may not include every arrest. All arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information on an acquittal or dismissal of a criminal charge may be obtained through the Clerk of Court. Fuzz Busted is not affiliated, supported by, or connected with any law enforcement or government department or agency.


MUGSTACHES

Kevin Alan Horne

Robert Andy Smith

DWI, Drive Without Two Headlamps HAYWOOD COUNTY

(F) Serious Injury By Vehicle, (F) Death By Vehicle BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Jacob Keith Crow

Charles Patrick Ellenburg

Ellis Travis Paul

Leonardo R. Romero Corona

FTA, Probation Violation, Non-Support HAYWOOD COUNTY

Child Support HAYWOOD COUNTY

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Sentenced MACON COUNTY

(F) PWIMSD Methamphetamine, (F) PWSD Cocaine BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Brian Lee Mashburn (M) Probation Violation MACON COUNTY

Carlos Anival Vaquiz

Jerry Alvin Jones Jr. (F) Simple Affray BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Shane Michael Aldrich

(F) Second-Degree Rape BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Flee To Elude Arrest With A Motor Vehicle, Poss. Methamphetamine, Resisting Public Officer, Conspire To Traffic Meth, Sell Meth, PWIMSD Meth MACON COUNTY

Christopher Laurence Watty

Michael Horace Farmer Jr.

Contempt Of Court HAYWOOD COUNTY

Civil Contempt/ Non-Support SWAIN COUNTY

George Henry Aguilar Jr.

Ashley Gilmer Walker

Probation Violation MACON COUNTY

Communicating Threats, Interfere With Emergency Communication HAYWOOD COUNTY

Christopher B. Cole

Roger Dale Brookshire

Randall Dale Reeves

Jason Thomas Carey

FTA x3- DWI, Reckless Driving To Endanger, (F) Serious Injury By Vehicle, PWIMSD Sch. II CS, Poss. (Drugs) In Jail, Simple Poss. Sch. VI CS SWAIN COUNTY

B&E, Simple Assault HAYWOOD COUNTY

DVPO Violation HAYWOOD COUNTY

Communicating Threats x3 HAYWOOD COUNTY

Henry Alvin Jones Assault & Battery HAYWOOD COUNTY

Christopher Ian Arwood Assault On A Female, (M) Child Abuse, (M) Larceny, Poss. Stolen Goods HAYWOOD COUNTY

Carrie Lane Papai

Assault & Battery x3, AISI, Assault Physical Injury On A Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Public Officer, Child Abuse HAYWOOD COUNTY

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Joshua Scott Whitstine

Local Crime Report

Assault On A Female HAYWOOD COUNTY

Thomas Claude Putnam

Assault & Battery, Communicating Threats HAYWOOD COUNTY


SKIN IN THE PEN

Eddie Smith

FTA- Indecent Liberties With A Child, Statutory Rape/Sex Offense (Defendant >=6-Years Older Than Victim),Sexual Offense With A Child, Second-Degree Forcible Rape, Second-Degree Forcible Sex Offense, Attempted Second-Degree Forcible Sex Offense HAYWOOD COUNTY

Keith Andrew Basty

Flee to Elude Arrest With A Motor Vehicle, Fail To Heed Light Or Siren, Improper Turn, Dest Etc. Stolen Vehicle Part, DWLR, Fail To Stop For Stop Sign x2, Fail To Stop For Steady Red Light x2, Resisting Public Officer, Reckless Driving To Endanger, Drive Left Of Center, Operate Vehicle With No Insurance, Improperly Attached Registration Plate, Fail To Carry Registration Card, Drive/Allow No Registration, Speed In Excess Of 55 MPH, Speed In Excess Of 25 MPH, No Motorcycle Endorsement MACON COUNTY

Benjamin Lee Moody

Assault On A Female, Assault By Pointing A Gun, Communicating Threats, False Imprisonment HAYWOOD COUNTY

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Elijah Gray Ellington

(F) Indecent Liberties With A Child x2, (F) Statutory Sex Offense With A Child <=15, (F) Statutory Rape Of A Child <=15 x2 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Dennis Vincent Mannel-Porzel

Statutory Sex Offense With A Child By Adult x6 MACON COUNTY

Michael Gauge Smith

(F) Statutory Sex Offense With A Child <=15, (F) Statutory Rape Of A Child <=15 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

SET THE RECORD

STRAIGHT

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SWAIN COUNTY’S LATESt POT BUST AND THE NEVER-ENDING DEBATE OVER THE WAR ON DRUGS By Davin Eldridge—Staff Writer As the war on drugs rages into another year, the battle against hard drugs like opioids is growing more intense. Yet on the cannabis front, the fight has quieted down as more Americans say it isn’t worth it. That seems to be true for many in Western North Carolina as well – with the exception of law enforcement. When Swain County authorities posted pictures of a recent pot bust on Facebook, the public made clear where their priorities lie. The department posted photos of marijuana plants seized during a raid in January - the efforts of state, local and federal law enforcement agencies working together to bust a suspected marijuana grow operation. All hands were on deck following the lead of Swain County Sheriff’s deputies, including officers from Cherokee Indian Police Department, the Asheville office of U.S. Swain County authorities working alongside state and Drug Enforcement Administration, and North federal agencies raided a home in the Brush Creek Carolina State Bureau of Investigations. community and seized 50 to 100 pounds of marijuana. Working together officers and agents executed a search warrant on a residence in the Brush Creek community, where they located an extensive marijuana grow operation (pictured) and seized 50 to 100 pounds of marijuana, according to Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran. “A substantial number of marijuana plants were seized, along with multiple pounds of marijuana that had already been processed for sale,” Cochran said on his office’s Facebook page. “Many law enforcement officers spent all day, and late into the night, working on safely dismantling this operation. After this investigation is complete, I anticipate the arrest of multiple suspects.” While the post received nearly 200 “likes”, to states where it’s already legal, using the and well over 100 shares, the public’s proceeds to feed both the county’s homeless comments were largely negative. Many seemed to find the bust arbitrary, highlighting and incarcerated residents. Several others the scourge of “harder” drugs like heroin and called for the legalization of marijuana methamphetamine as a more fitting and ideal altogether. A few speculated that since it’s now an election year, the reason for the bust use of county resources. was due to the sheriff running again. On “Good job on stopping people from either side of the debate, most agreed the growing plants instead of stopping amateur chemists from creating a substance that tears only way to settle the issue is by voting. Cochran offered little response to the posts, families apart,” read one comment. “Wow, really? Weed? Because that’s what’s stating only that officers take oaths to uphold the law, no matter how unpopular that law killing our young people,” read another. “Something that needs to be legalized versus becomes. what’s already legal. Weed treats diseases, Agents Honored while these pills and meth become one Despite the fierce response by local worse.” Facebookers, the lack of popularity for the “I do hope the people arrested don’t get Cannabis War made little difference to local put away for an excessive amount of time,” law enforcement officials who were recently read another post. “They weren’t putting rewarded for their role in the fight against anyone’s lives in danger.” The online thread brimmed with discussion drugs in Cherokee. Sheriff Cochran commemorated the event by locals for nearly two weeks after it was a few Facebook posts later, lauding the first posted, containing a wide range of officer’s accomplishments and hard work. comments. “Congratulations to the Asheville, NC DEA Some suggested the seized pot be sold task force group for winning the FY2017 4

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) award for Outstanding Enforcement Efforts on Tribal Lands,” he wrote of the ceremony, held in Washington D.C. “BIA Special Agent Billy Stites was one of the lead case agents, working with this group of very talented staff from the DEA, Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribal Police, Ashville , Swain County, Buncombe County and the North Carolina Highway Patrol.” The officers were recognized for their work on an investigation into a mountain drug trafficking organization supplying heroin and methamphetamine. Cochran noted the drugs seized in the operation were destined for Cherokee. The operation netted a total of 49 arrests, as well as more than $29,000 in currency, one firearm, 1,224 grams of meth, 1,078 grams of heroin, 501.3 grams of marijuana, 31.5 grams of crack, 188 prescription pills and 112.8 grams of pharmaceuticals. “Great job by this group, and a huge thank you for your drug enforcement efforts in Indian Country!” Cochran wrote. Unlike his announcement of the pot bust, news of the awards generated nearly twenty “likes”, and no comments. Awards Given, Rewards Taken Exactly one year before Cochran recogonized agents for their fight against drugs on tribal lands, those same investigators were already at work watching 45 year old, Kevin Michael Hart. While investigating a heroin and meth distribution ring, a confidential informant (CI) told authorities Hart was “providing highgrade marijuana to known heroin targets,” according to court documents. Acting on the tip, agents conducted a series of controlled purchases at Hart’s home throughout the following month. With the help of their CI, undercover investigators bought several bags of pot, as well as approximately 32 milligrams of Oxycodone and documented an unusually large amount of traffic frequenting the residence, according to court records. On February 2, local and federal agencies executed a search warrant on the home, where they converged on Hart and his two children. Altogether, authorities seized a pound of marijuana packaged up into several smaller baggies, as well as a set of scales, paraphernalia, surveillance equipment, firearms and cash. According to documents, Hart told them he’d been selling pot at $20 a gram. He and his daughter Michelle were each charged with simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell drugs, maintaining a dwelling for the sale or distribution of drugs, and felony possession of firearms. The son was not charged.

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(Drug Charges)

Zachary Charles Farley

PWIMSD Sch. VI CS, Poss. Marijuana Paraphernalia, Maintain A Place For (Drugs) HAYWOOD COUNTY

William Lee Hunnicutt

Bobby Allen Gibson

Phyllis Ward Cooper

Poss. Methamphetamine, (F) Probation Violation, Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine, PWIMSD Methamphetamine, Conspire To Sell and Deliver, FTA x2 JACKSON COUNTY

Conspire To Traffic Meth, PWIMSD Sch. II CS, Maintain A Vehicle/Dwelling For (Drugs) MACON & SWAIN COUNTY

Steven Lee Capps Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia SWAIN COUNTY

Erica Loraine Arch Poss. Methamphetamine, (F) Probation Violation x2 JACKSON COUNTY

Steven Vincent Thomas White

PWIMSD Sch. II CS, Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drugs In Jail HAYWOOD COUNTY

PWIMSD Sch. II CS, Maintain A Vehicle/ Dwelling For (Drugs) HAYWOOD COUNTY

FTA Poss. Stolen Motor Vehicle, FTA Poss. Heroin, FTA Simple Poss. Sch. II, Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia SWAIN COUNTY

Nichole Dominique Bradley

David Alvin Bradley

Janelle Catherine Johnson

Jordan Blake Rice Sell/Deliver Sch. VI CS, Simple Poss. Sch. VI CS HAYWOOD COUNTY

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Poss. Sch. III CS, Simple Poss. Sch. II CS, Simple Poss. Sch. IV CS MACON COUNTY

Gerald Thomas Engel

Brandon Keith Morris

Keitha Jo Mintz

Derek Michael Cluff

Chanda Marie Rumfelt

Eugene Rodney Brown

Zachary Charles Oskins

Marie Telithaqueta Queta Collins Santiago

Dominique Petrice Webber

Jacob Alexander Rosas

(F) Poss. Sch. I CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(F) Poss. Sch. I CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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(F) Poss. Methamphetamine BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Simple Poss. Sch. IV CS, Smiple Poss. Sch. VI CS, Poss. Marijuana Paraphernalia HAYWOOD COUNTY

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia JACKSON COUNTY

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia JACKSON COUNTY

(F) Poss. Drugs In Jail BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(F) Poss. Sch. II CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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Poss. Sch. VI CS HAYWOOD COUNTY

Indictment- PWIMSD Sch. VI CS, Conspire To Sell/Deliver Sch. VI CS HAYWOOD COUNTY

Local Crime Report

(F) Poss. Sch. II CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Travis Dion Thompson

(F) Poss. Sch. I CS, (F) Maintain A Vehicle/ Dwelling/Place For (Drugs), (F) PWIMSD Sch. II CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Sheldon Trent Bateman

(F) PWIMSD Sch. VI CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Helen Ward Lindsey

Poss. Methamphetmine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Maintain A Place For Drugs, Simple Poss. Sch. II CS, Simple Poss. Sch. IV CS, Poss. Marijuana Up To Half-Ounce HAYWOOD COUNTY


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Heather Michelle Moody Felts

Indictment- PWIMSD Cocaine HAYWOOD COUNTY

Jessica Nicole Smith

Larceny, Poss./Concealing Stolen Property, Poss. Sch. II CS, Poss. Sch. IV CS, Poss. Heroin, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, FTA x2 HAYWOOD COUNTY

Melissa Smith Fowler (F) Poss. Of Cocaine, (F) Poss. Methamphetamine BUNCOMBE COUNTY

William Cody Clark

(F) Maintain A Vehicle/Dwelling/Place For Drugs, (F) PWIMSD Marijuana, (F) PWIMSD Sch. I CS, (F) PWIMSD Sch. II CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Bryan Keith Hughes

Bettie Sue Passmore

Second-Degree Trespass, Simple Poss. Sch. II CS SWAIN COUNTY

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Fictitious Info To An Officer, Unsealed Wine/Liquor In Passenger Area MACON COUNTY

Lee Jonathan Phillip Henry

Nathaniel Bruce Scott Styles

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Poss. Sch. III CS, DWLR HAYWOOD COUNTY

Michael Joseph Wilson Jr. (F) Poss. Methamphetamine BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Amy Nichole Potts McDowell

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Carrying A Concealed Gun JACKSON COUNTY

(F) Poss. Methamphetamine BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Sherry Lacsey Davis

Poss. Drugs In Jail x2, Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia HAYWOOD COUNTY

Joshua Edward Dalton (F) Poss. Sch. II CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Kendall Luanne Wilnoty

Mary Page Whitt

(F) Poss. Heroin, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia SWAIN COUNTY

Poss. Stolen Goods, Poss. Sch. II CS, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia HAYWOOD COUNTY

Tasha Nicole Teague

Joseph Matthew Ryan Styles

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Poss. Sch. II CS, Simple Poss. Sch. IV CS, (M) Child Abuse HAYWOOD COUNTY

Curtis Dean Young (F) Poss. Sch. II CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

William Jason Caldwell

Poss. Methamphetamine, Probation Violation HAYWOOD COUNTY

(F) Poss. Of Cocaine BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Brooke Ellen Thomas (F) Poss. Methamphetamine BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Terrence Jerome Thomas

(F) Trafficking In Opium Or Heroin, (F) Sell Heroin x2, (F) Sell Cocaine x2, (F) Poss. Stolen Firearm, (F) PWISD Marijuana BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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Robert Mitchell Hoyle

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, OFA (F) Probation Violation x2 HAYWOOD COUNTY

Wendell Elliott

Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Marijuana, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia HAYWOOD COUNTY

John Roy Russell Poss. Methamphetamine SWAIN COUNTY

John Bradley Davis

(F) Conspire To Traffic In Marijuana, (F) Maintain A Vehicle/Dwelling/Place For Drugs, (F) Poss. Methamphetamine, (F) Trafficking In Marijuana BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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THE FIGHT CLUB

Martin Allen Ryan Gibson Assault & Battery HAYWOOD COUNTY

Edwin Rene Diaz

DWI, Communicating Threats x2, Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct MACON COUNTY

Mikayla Renee Gwen Sheriff

Kenneth Dwaine Chrisman

Assault & Battery, Resisting Public Officer SWAIN COUNTY

(F) AISI BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Billy Ray Barker

Obt. Property By False Pretense, (M) Larceny, Larceny-Remove/Destroy/Deactivate Compo, Poss. Stolen Goods MACON COUNTY

Kevin Matthew Cole

Surrender Of Surety SWAIN COUNTY

Felicia A. Justice FTA HAYWOOD COUNTY

Terry Scott Grooms Assault & Battery HAYWOOD COUNTY

Bailey Burnette Burrell (F) Fail To Report Change Of AddressSex Offender Violation BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Brian Huston Keith (F) AWDWISI BUNCOMBE COUNTY

James William Thompson Jr.

(F) Fail To Report Change Of AddressSex Offender Violation BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Derrick Damon Collins AWDWISI HAYWOOD COUNTY

Donald James Justice (F) Fail To Report Change Of AddressSex Offender Violation BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(Weapons Charges)

Jason Lequire

Assault By Pointing A Gun, Carrying A Concealed Gun SWAIN COUNTY

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Bobby Lee Jackson

(F) Poss./Sell/Buy Gun With Altered Serial No. BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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William Pell Hodges Poss. Firearm By A Felon, DWLR MACON COUNTY

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Don Antonio Glenn

(F) Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon x2 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Steven Daniel Pittillo Poss. Firearm By A Felon JACKSON COUNTY


(Domestic Charges, Assault On A Female, Child Abuse)

Assault On A Female, Assault On Another Person In The Presence Of A Minor, Sexual Battery, Child Abuse, Interfere With Emergency Communication, Communicating Threats, Probation Violation HAYWOOD COUNTY

Robert Nathaniel Conard

Magistrateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Order (M) Assault On A Female, (F) Assault By Strangulation, (M) Resisting Public Officer SWAIN COUNTY

Devin Charles Grady

Gregory Thomas Bozeman

Fernando Gonzalez

Matthew Ronald Norton

Tyler Joseph Morgan

DVPO Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Jesse Ray Ballew Child Neglect (Non-Assaultive) HAYWOOD COUNTY

DVPO Violation, Communicating Threats MACON COUNTY

Ray Charles McKinnon

Assault On A Female x2, Injury To Personal Property, (M) Child Abuse x2, Assault On Another Person In The Presence Of A Minor x2 MACON COUNTY

Karen Diane Wheeler

Poss. Methamphetamine, Simple Poss. Sch. II CS, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Poss. Marijuana Paraphernalia, Assault & Battery HAYWOOD COUNTY

DVPO Violation x2 MACON COUNTY

Haider Rafid Alhilali

Baron Vaughn Dills

James Paul Wilcher

Justin Wade McMahan

Assault On A Female HAYWOOD COUNTY

Assault On A Female, Assault By Strangulation SWAIN COUNTY

(M) Assault On A Female SWAIN COUNTY

Assault On A Female, Assault By Strangulation, Interfere With Emergency Communication HAYWOOD COUNTY

Mark Timothy Anderson

Robert Simpson

Thomas Edwin Murphy

Alan McKay Cunningham

Mike Edward Teal

Assault On A Female, Resisting Public Officer HAYWOOD COUNTY

Silvana Lisa Bettencourt Simple Assault, Communicating Threats MACON COUNTY

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

DVPO Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Kadie Marie Parker (F) Assault By Strangulation BUNCOMBE COUNTY

DVPO Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Assault On A Female HAYWOOD COUNTY

Heather Lee Cagle

Unauthorized Use Of Motor Vehicle, Assault & Battery, Poss. Drugs In Jail HAYWOOD COUNTY

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DVPO Violation, IndictmentAWDW With A Minor Present HAYWOOD COUNTY

DVPO Violation HAYWOOD COUNTY

Daniel Patrick Black

Interfere With Emergency Communication, (M) Larceny, (M) Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle, (M) Assault On A Female, (M) Assault & Battery HAYWOOD COUNTY

Diamond Spring Wolfe AISI JACKSON COUNTY

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FUZZ FOR ALL

Wesley Scott Rodgers

Brittany Ann Holder

Chad Evehardt

April Renee Burd

Richard Lee Davis

Josie Michelle Owle

Edwin Dwayne Barnes

Danielle Leigh White

Tony Shane Hollis Sr.

Brittany Lynn Moore

Scenca Devon Benning

Laurisa Devane Hutchins

Civil Contempt JACKSON COUNTY

Surrender Of Surety MACON COUNTY

Contempt Of Court HAYWOOD COUNTY

Hold For US Marshals SWAIN COUNTY

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Misuse Of 911 System SWAIN COUNTY

Impede Traffic- Sit, Stand, Lie MACON COUNTY

Hold For US Marshals JACKSON COUNTY

Misuse Of 911 System HAYWOOD COUNTY

(M) Stalking SWAIN COUNTY

Criminal Contempt SWAIN COUNTY

(F) Public Peace BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Federal Marshall Hold SWAIN COUNTY

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Jacob Tyler Howell

B&E Motor Vehicle, Resisting Public Officer, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia HAYWOOD COUNTY

Brenda Gayle Hazelwood DWLR, Resisting Public Officer MACON COUNTY

Brittany Rochelle May

Non-Support/Non-Payment Of Alimony, Resisting Public Officer, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, FTA x4- Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Larceny, Second-Degree Trespass, Aid & Abed DWLR HAYWOOD COUNTY

Gary Allen Mays

Resisting Public Officer, DWLR, Stop Sign Violation MACON COUNTY

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Rhonda Barton Phillips

Kraig Allen Lackey

B&E, Larceny After B&E, Poss. Stolen Goods, Resisting Public Officer MACON COUNTY

Justin Levi Williams

(M) Resisting Public Officer, (M) Larceny HAYWOOD COUNTY

Child Support, Resisting Public Officer JACKSON COUNTY

Catherine Dare Parr

(M) Larceny, (M) B&E, Resisting Public Officer HAYWOOD COUNTY

Keisha Leshay Moore

Joshua Richard Weefur

Michael Shane Owen Jr.

Neville Dean Dunn

Extradition/Fugitive From Other State, Uttering A Forged Instrument, ID Theft, REsisting Public Officer, (F) FTA x 6, (M) FTA x6: Traffic In Methamphetamine x2, PWIMSD Sch. II CS, Poss. Marijuana, Poss. Drugs In Jail, Simple Poss. Sch. II CS, Poss. Marijuana Paraphernalia, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Public Officer/Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Larceny Of Motor Vehicle/Poss. Stolen Motor Vehicle, Larceny, Poss. Stolen Goods, Forgery/Counterfeiting, ID Theft, Resisting Public Officer, Motor Vehicle Theft HAYWOOD COUNTY

Resisting Public Officer HAYWOOD COUNTY

Resisting Public Officer x2, Intoxicated & Disruptive, Littering Not Greater Than 15-LBS HAYWOOD COUNTY

DWLR, Resisting Public Officer, Disorderly Conduct MACON COUNTY


PROBATION VIOLATIONS

Stephen Glen Boyd Probation Violation HAYWOOD COUNTY

Kyle Austin Wahnetah

Austin Terril Rattler

Jessika Louise Snyder

Walker Lee Bowman

Tara Lynn Hash Probation Violation MACON COUNTY

FTA Poss. Meth, (M) Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Regan E. Parton

Xan Deweese Sergio Sadongei

Janice Claudine Driver

John Michael Williams

Matthew James Taylor

Tiffany Kaitlyn Johnson

Jason Amos Curtice

Lissa Jae Ledford

James Leon Massey

(F) Probation Violation JACKSON COUNTY

(M) Probation Violation MACON COUNTY

FTA Poss. Drug Paraphernalia, Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Dennis Allen McGaha

Dalton James Clark

Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Probation Violation MACON COUNTY

Probation Violation x2 MACON COUNTY

(F) Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

(F) Probation Violation JACKSON COUNTY

(M) Probation Violation JACKSON COUNTY

Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

HOT WHEELS

Matthew Earl Shelton Poss. Stolen Motor Vehicle HAYWOOD COUNTY

Mark Nicholas Bryson (F) Poss. Stolen Vehicle BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Marcelena Leona Bird Larceny Of Motor Vehicle JACKSON COUNTY

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Cameron Ellis McElrath (F) Poss. Stolen Vehicle BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(M) Probation Violation MACON COUNTY

(M) Probation Violation MACON COUNTY

Travis Levi Mathis

(M) Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

Probation Violation SWAIN COUNTY

(Stolen Vehicles)

Azenda Tavis Johnson (F) Poss. Stolen Vehicle BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Jacob Ryan Carver Poss. Stolen Automobile HAYWOOD COUNTY

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Daniel Gregory Whelan Larceny Of Motor Vehicle, FTA (M) Larceny, DWLR HAYWOOD COUNTY

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(Breaking & Entering)

Kimberly Nicole Queen

Kevin Michael Hart Second-Degree Trespass SWAIN COUNTY

(F) B&E, (F) B&E Motor Vehicle x6, (F) Larceny x2, (F) Larceny After B&E BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Dennis Gates Miller

Melba Anne Kenner

Andrew Justin Clubb

Gene Allen Adams

Jesus Flores Ramirez

Ryan Stephen Shiver

B&E Motor Vehicle, Larceny From Motor Vehicle, Poss./Concealing Stolen Property HAYWOOD COUNTY

(F) B&E x12, Injury To Real Property x12, Larceny After B&E HAYWOOD COUNTY

(F) Attempt To B&E A Building BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Violation Of Court Order, Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle, Second-Degree Trespass HAYWOOD COUNTY

B&E x2, Larceny After B&E, Poss. Stolen Goods MACON COUNTY

(F) B&E x2, (F) Larceny After B&E, (F) Larceny Of A Firearm x2 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Peyton Edward Davis

(F) B&E Motor Vehicle x5, (F) Larceny BUNCOMBE COUNTY

David Allen Hackford

B&E, Injury To Personal Property, Larceny, Poss./Cocnealing Stolen Property, Accessory After The Fact HAYWOOD COUNTY

Stephanie Sue Ellen Wes-Larson Second-Degree Trespass x3 MACON COUNTY

Keith A. Bumgardner

B&E Motor Vehicle, Larceny From Motor Vehicle, Poss./Concealing Stolen Property, B&E, Larceny After B&E, Poss./Concealing Stolen Property HAYWOOD COUNTY

Randy Manaraj Short (M) Second-Degree Trespassing SWAIN COUNTY

FRAUD & FORGERY

Kaniawa C. Chiltoskie

Travis William Malone

Jennifer Annette Letterman

Chad Lewis Garrett

Tammy Michelle Mason

Colby Wright Gillespie

Anthony Guillermo Rodriguez

Amanda Lynn Stinchcomb

Forgery Of Instrument, Poss. Counterfeit Instrument, Obt. Property By False Pretense JACKSON COUNTY

(F) Uttering A Forged Instrument x2 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense x2, (F) Forgery Of Instrument x3, (F) Uttering A Forged Instrument, Poss. 5+ Counterfeit Instrument BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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(F) FTA, Poss. Stolen Goods, Obt. Property By False Pretense MACON COUNTY

(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense x2 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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Lazaro Rodriguez

Daniel Lorin House

(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense x4, (F) Forgery Of Instrument x4 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense x4 BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Corey Terrell Lee

Michael Shane Surrett

(F) Obt. Property By False Pretense BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Obt. Property By False Pretense x2 HAYWOOD COUNTY


(Theft-Related Charges)

Ryan Justin Bradshaw

Larceny, Poss./Concealing Stolen Property HAYWOOD COUNTY

Samantha Rae Moore

Larceny- Merchant Product Code Fraud MACON COUNTY

Crystal Alynn Putnam

Philicia Dawn Jones-Hipps (F) Larceny BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Guadalupe Salgado Rivera Cedetria Denesia Tranchant Conspire To Commit (F) Larceny, (F) Larceny, Poss. Stolen Goods JACKSON COUNTY

(F) Larceny BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Hubert Joseph Robinson

Elizabeth Sue Baker

(F) Larceny By Employee BUNCOMBE COUNTY

(F) Larceny, (F) Obt. Property By False Pretense BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Taylor Joseph Pace

Rebecca Suzanne Crowe

Larceny Of Motor Vehicle HAYWOOD COUNTY

Shannon Brent Powers

Shoplifting, Poss./Concealing Stolen Property HAYWOOD COUNTY

Poss. Stolen Goods, Financial Card Theft, Extradition/Fugitive From Other State JACKSON COUNTY

Jessica Alaynna Chitwood

Jerry Eugene Fair

Kaitlyn Brooke Price

Salvador Daniel Soriano

Megan Brianne Morales

Login Brielle Anderson

(F) First-Degree Burglary BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Poss. Stolen Goods MACON COUNTY

(F) Larceny BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Larceny By Employee MACON COUNTY

Larceny By Employee MACON COUNTY

(M) FTA, Larceny x2, Poss. Stolen Goods x2 JACKSON COUNTY

Joseph Thomas McCord

Carzzett Lenard Lennon

Steven Ray Shetley

Maria De Los Angles De Jesus Roldan

Joseph Anthony McCoy

(F) Poss. Stolen Goods/Property, (F) Obt. Property By False Pretense BUNCOMBE COUNTY

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Conspire To Commit (F) Larceny, (F) Larceny, Poss. Stolen Goods JACKSON COUNTY

(F) Common Law Robbery BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Larceny- By Changing Price Tag HAYWOOD COUNTY

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(M) Larceny JACKSON COUNTY

Larceny, Poss. Stolen Property, Cut/ Injure & Remove Timber, Obt. Property By False Pretense, Poss. Drugs In Jail, Poss. Methamphetamine, Poss. Marijuana HAYWOOD COUNTY

Brittany Marie King

Aid & Abet Larceny, Contempt Of Court HAYWOOD COUNTY

Coleen Elaine Ewart

Larceny, Poss./Concealing Stolen Property HAYWOOD COUNTY

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Trey Chafin Gladden

Poss. Up To Half-Ounce Marijuana, Poss. Marijuana Paraphernalia, Safecracking, Second-Degree Burglary JACKSON COUNTY

Heidi Lynn Blevins (F) Poss. Marijuana (Half-Ounce to 1.5-Ounces) BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Tobias Nathaniel Dillard

Ernesto Maldonado

(F) Maintain A Vehicle/Dwelling/Place For (Drugs), (F) PWISD Marijuana, (F) Poss. Marijuana BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Child Support JACKSON COUNTY

Amber Lynne Miller Non-Support Of A Child SWAIN COUNTY

Jody Michael Smith Child Support HAYWOOD COUNTY

POT BUST CONTINUED The Pay off Hart’s son told authorities during the raid that his father hadn’t worked an actual job for around three years, according to federal documents. But just as drug money is a source of revenue for outlaws, a portion of forfeiture funds benefits arresting agencies also. Citing forfeiture laws, federal prosecutors are now attempting to seize not only Hart’s property, but also the $19,769 confiscated from his home. Like marijuana laws, forfeiture laws have been widely condemned, largely by defense attorney and civil rights groups. Civil asset forfeiture laws allow police to seize the property of anyone they allege is involved in a crime. Those agencies may then keep that property or sell it. Critics say it allows police to take property from suspects who are presumed innocent. “Police abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws has shaken our nation’s conscience,” reads the American Civil Liberties Union webpage on forfeitures. “Owners need not ever be arrested or convicted of a crime for their cash, cars, or even real estate to be taken away permanently by the government.” Forfeiture laws, according to ACLU, were originally designed to help police cripple major criminal outfits, like the mafia, by diverting their resources. 14

“But today, aided by deeply flawed federal and state laws, many police departments use forfeiture to benefit their bottom lines, making seizures motivated by profit rather than crimefighting,” the group says. The laws enabling law enforcement to seek civil asset forfeiture are as unpopular as some of the drug laws they thrive off of today. A year before Hart’s case, the libertarian Cato Institute found in a poll that approximately 84 percent of Americans oppose the practice of forfeiture. Yet despite the opposition, the law remains- just as it is with the war on drugs and the fight to legalize marijuana. According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted WHEN, about 61 percent of the United States said marijuana should be legal. North Carolina residents were of similar mind in 2017. Elon University found in a poll that 80 percent of the state was in favor of medical marijuana, and just under fifty percent were in favor of its recreational use. Despite the figures, or groups like the ACLU, neither the popularity of a drug or the law matters to law enforcement. “Illegal drugs are illegal until the law changes,” said Cochran. “Until then, we got a job to do.”

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Shannon Marie Graham Child Support SWAIN COUNTY

Michael James Crews Child Support Purge SWAIN COUNTY

Todd DeLoache Martin

Habitual Felon, PWIMSD Meth, Maintain A Place For Drugs, Trafficking In Meth HAYWOOD COUNTY

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Seth Eugene-Merritt Slocumb Child Support Contempt MACON COUNTY

Kimberly Danielle Lee Child Support Contempt MACON COUNTY

Jason Alexander Hyatt

Marcus Cody Waldroup

James Nicholas Dotson

Jason Warren Hill

Child Support HAYWOOD COUNTY

Writ, Habitual Felon HAYWOOD COUNTY

Child Support SWAIN COUNTY

Habitual Felon MACON COUNTY


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Sheldon Dean Sparks DWI HAYWOOD COUNTY

Thomas Elisha Cody

Leah Victoria Brindley

Ted Sines

DWI, Reckless Driving HAYWOOD COUNTY

DWI MACON COUNTY

April Dawn Keefer DWI JACKSON COUNTY

Dillan Duane Lewis DWI SWAIN COUNTY

Anna Natalia Bleyl DWI HAYWOOD COUNTY

Michael Jonathan Hartline

Brian David Morgan

DWI, No Insurance HAYWOOD COUNTY

Reckless Driving To Endanger, Speeding SWAIN COUNTY

(F) Flee To Elude Arrest With A Motor Vehicle BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Luis Alejandro Bonilla

John Franklin Taylor

Colton Heath Wike Reckless Driving To Endanger, Speeding SWAIN COUNTY

Flee To Elude Arrest With A Motor Vehicle x2, Reckless Driving Wanton Disregard, DWI, Resisting Public Officer, Fictitious/ False Information To An Officer MACON COUNTY

Cameron Yarborough

Rahab Patricia Knuck

Kelvin Lee Taylor

Robert Louis Nikola III

Daniel Wayne Anzola

Amanda Cher Smathers

Lucas Benjamin Proffitt

Clay Waldroup

Drive Wrong Way On Dual Lane x2, Fail To Apply For New Title, Stop Sign Violation, Fail To Apply For New Title, DWLR, Operate Vehicle With No Insurance, DWLR, No Registration, Reckless Driving To Endanger, Impropery Turn, Fail To Carry Registration Card, Flee To Elude Arrest With A Motor Vehicle, Fictitious/Altered Title/Tag MACON COUNTY

Jerry James Young FTA HAYWOOD COUNTY

DWI HAYWOOD COUNTY

DWI, Hit & Run Fail To Stop For Property Damage HAYWOOD COUNTY

Magistrate’s Order DWI SWAIN COUNTY

Dustin Wayne Waldroop Poss. Methamphetamine MACON COUNTY

DWI, Expired Registration Card/Tag HAYWOOD COUNTY

Robert L. Curtice

(F) Assault On A Person With A Handicap SWAIN COUNTY

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

DWI HAYWOOD COUNTY

Max Andrew Hoyle Poss. Stolen Goods JACKSON COUNTY

DWI x2, DWLR HAYWOOD COUNTY

Magistrate’s Order DWI SWAIN COUNTY

Richard Allen Dickson SWAIN COUNTY

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DWI MACON COUNTY

Nathaniel Luke Davis

DWI, Reckless Driving, Poss. Marijuana, Poss. Marijuana Paraphernalia, Poss. Drug Paraphernalia HAYWOOD COUNTY

Michael Thomas Keating Jr. (F) Poss. Sch. II CS BUNCOMBE COUNTY

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By the N.C. Dept. OF Public Safety

For Absconding From Probation

JESSICCA LYNN VANDERZAND Buncombe County

BILLY AYERS Cherokee County

JENNIFER MARIE DOWDY Haywood County

COURTNEY E PARTON Jackson County

MELVIN CORBETT Macon County

JEFFREY S JOHNSON Swain County

CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFEY: 1-800-646-0024 16

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Volume 7 Issue 14 • March 09, 2018  
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