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Stolen car report results in theft, drug charges

Jeff Bobo • Feb 3, 2018 at 12:07 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who was stopped last week for allegedly driving a stolen car was charged with felony theft, drug possession and driving on revoked fourth offense.

At the time of his arrest Lloyd Wesley Denim was on probation from a conviction last July in Hawkins County Sessions Court for driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, meth possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On the morning of Jan. 25 Hawkins County deputies Daniel Desormeaux and Mark Herrell responded to stolen car complaint.

The alleged victim stated he was following his stolen Honda Civic eastbound on Highway 11-W in Rogersville near the area of Porter Tires.

The deputies conducted the traffic stop in Surgoinville near the Dollar General Store, identified the driver as Denim, 33, 1459 Resevoir Road, Rogersville, and the passenger as Haley Michelle LaDuke, 25, 337 Smyrna Road, Surgoinsville.

Deputies allegedly located Suboxone and a marijuana joint in the pocket of a jacket found in the vehicle.

A computer check revealed that Denim's driver's license is revoked for failure to satisfy fines in Hamblen County, and he had two previous convictions for driving on revoked in 2017 and one in 2016. He was charged with driving on revoked fourth offense, theft over $1,000, possession of Schedule III narcotcis and simple possession of marijuana.

LaDuke was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Denim was arraigned Monday, and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for this coming Monday morning in Hawkins County Sessions Court.

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