Police seek suspect in Chuckey shooting
Lee man charged in Buzz In burglary
Keokee pair charged in copper theft
Lee man charged in auto burglary
Jonesville man charged with trespassing
Winery to hold grand opening
Flat tire ends 120 mph motorcycle chase
ROGERSVILLE - Dustin Scott Lee, 18, 150 Bible Road, Mohawk, was arrested Thursday by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office after Cpl. Chad Gillenwater allegedly clocked him doing 120 mph on a motorcycle carrying a female passenger eastbound on Highway 11-W near Rogersville. Gillenwater stated in his report he attempted a traffic stop, at which time Lee made a U-turn and fled in the westbound lane. The motorcycle then got a flat tire and stopped near the Metro Auto Group dealership in Rogersville. Lee was arrested and charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment and speeding.
JOHNSON CITY - Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said deputies are searching for a man who fired at least six shots toward a home. A press release says deputies were dispatched to 216 Hugh Story Road. An investigation revealed Brent Jerome Price, 22, of Chuckey, pulled up in front of the residence in a silver or gray Honda Civic. Police say he then fired at least six shots from a .40-caliber handgun in the direction of Tony Anderson, 27, of the residence. Anderson was unharmed in the attack. Price fled the scene, and a warrant for aggravated assault has been issued against him. Anyone with information about Price is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 461-1414.
JONESVILLE - A Ben Hur man is being held under a $5,000 secured bond in relation to an early Saturday morning burglary at Buzz In Market in Ben Hur. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said his office received a call of a burglary at the store at 4:27 a.m. Saturday, and evidence at the scene led investigators to question Ezra Lee Rogers, 28, P.O. Box 368, who lived nearby. Rogers allegedly admitted to breaking into the store and taking several cartons of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. Parsons said the tobacco products were recovered from his residence as evidence, and Rogers was charged with grand larceny and breaking and entering.
JONESVILLE - Two Keokee men have been charged in relation to a theft and damage at Sigmon Coal Co. earlier this month. Dennis Potts, 37, and Wayne Triplett, 61, both of Gates Hollow, have each been charged with grand larceny, conspiracy and destruction of property in the May 8 theft. Warrants against the two allege that a security officer at the coal company noticed a lock cut on a gate at one of the company's substations. Further investigation revealed transformers and the fence were damaged to the tune of approximately $40,000. Investigators from the Lee County Sheriff's Department located witnesses who said they saw the two riding toward the substation on an all-terrain vehicle and later hauling copper transformer parts in the back of a truck up Gates Hollow. Potts was ruled ineligible for bond, but Triplett is free under a $20,000 secured bond.
JONESVILLE - A Lee County man is free on an unsecured $2,000 bond after being charged with grand larceny for allegedly breaking into a car to steal the stereo and a laptop computer. Brian Keith Stapleton, 33, P.O. Box 307, Ben Hur, was arraigned Monday on the charge.
JONESVILLE - Harrison Eads, 44, Route 1, Box 575-S, Jonesville, is free under a $2,500 unsecured bond after being charged with attempted breaking and entering, destruction of property and trespassing. A warrant obtained by M.C. Williams III alleges that Eads came to his residence and demanded that Williams' girlfriend leave with him. The woman told him she would not go and went into the Williams residence and locked the door. At this point, the warrant states, Eads tried to gain entry, but when he noticed the woman was calling police, he threw an object through a window and left.
BLOUNTVILLE - A grand opening for the new Corey Ippolito Winery will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The winery is the latest addition to the Corey Ippolito Vineyard Bed & Breakfast, 533 Rogers Oakdale Private Drive, Blountville. Refreshments will be served during the grand opening. The winery offers free tastings from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call 323-1241.