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people in her apartment, according to a report by Patrol-
man Billy Woody. Foster listed as missing the following:
four DVD movies ($60), one pair of shoes ($25), two
Harassment/threats allegedly made to cell phone wall chargers ($30), about 1,500 magic cards
teenager ($1,000), a large jar of change ($30), one ﬁshing pole
The mother of a 14-year-old girl said that a neighbor’s ($50), and one tackle box ($50).
boyfriend, while drunk, made inappropriate sexual com-
ments to the girl on Saturday, Aug. 15, according to a Domestic violence assault charge and
report by Sgt. Jason Smith. arrest of wife
Aimee D. Holt, 28, of 339 Graham St., in New-
Marie Freshour Ford Two-vehicle accident on Highway 25/70
Stephen Douglas Swaffer, 41, of 2446 Old Highway
port, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1:30 a.m.,
and charged with domestic violence assault. Clint Holt
August 22, 2009 32, in Newport, was traveling west in a 2002 Ford allegedly told Patrolman Matthew Elliott that he and his
F-350 on Highway 25/70 on Monday, Aug. 17, and wife, Aimee Holt, had been arguing for over six hours
After a courageous Allison. stopped in trafﬁc. Behind him, also traveling west, was concerning children. Elliott observed that Clint Holt had
and brave ﬁght Marie Marie attended Austin Gray Bryant, 28, of 3835 Holders Grove Road, in red marks around his neck and a cigarette burn to the
Freshour Ford of New- Parrottsville schools, Cosby, in a 1995 Honda Accord. Bryant allegedly failed right side of his face.
port lost her battle with worked many long years to stop and struck Swaffer’s vehicle in the rear. Bryant
cancer. She is survived farming in the hills of told Patrolman Jason Hensley he thought the light had Resisting stop, halt, frisk charge and ar-
turned green and started to pull forward. Swaffer said rest
by her loving children Grassy Fork and had the light was red.
Robin and Rusty Cut- an incredible “green Robert Aldridge, 45, of 1335 Lewis Road, in New-
shaw, Christopher Ford, thumb.” port, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 23, and charged with
Vehicle collides with deer resisting stop, halt, and frisk, according to a report by
and Lisa Ford. She was a loyal and Carrie L. Johnson, 28, of 457 Johnson St., in New- Patrolman Ricky Parton. When Parton allegedly asked Al-
She will truly be faithful Jehovah’s Wit- port, was traveling east in a 1999 Honda Civic on High- dridge to walk over to the police car and place his hands
missed and forever re- ness with the Newport way 25/70 on Monday, Aug. 17, around 9 p.m., when a on the car, Aldridge walked over to the police car, then
membered by her loving Kingdom Hall Congre- deer collided with the front of the vehicle, according to a turned and ran. Parton wrote that he chased Aldridge
family: gation since 1974. report by Capt. Scott Lamb. for a short distance before apprehending him, and then
Elaine Freshour, her June 28, 1945-August arresting him.
daughter April Baxter 22, 2009. Accident on exit ramp of Interstate 40
Larry Steven Barnes, 35, of Newport, who was driv- Public intoxication and filing a false po-
and grandchildren Au- The family will re- ing a 2008 Cheep WOR on Monday, Aug. 17, said that
gustus and Cole. ceive friends on August lice report alleged
a 2001 Chevy Impala driven by William D. Profﬁtt, 67, Shelton, seen driving at a high rate of speed on
Brothers Johnny Fre- 26 from 6-8 p.m. at of 605 Cliffwood Drive, in Newport, came to a stop at Interstate 81, said he made up a story about rushing to
shour and Ralph Fre- Manes Funeral Home, the stop sign at Cosby Highway, on the Interstate 40 435 ﬁnd an unresponsive friend at the Mountain Crest Inn so
shour with his son Eric funeral service will fol- exit ramp. Barnes said his foot slid off the brake, causing that he could get out of a speeding ticket, according to a
Freshour and grand- low. him to collide with the Chevy Impala, according to a report by Patrolman Amy Elswick.
daughter Robyn. Entombment will be report by Patrolman Ricky Parton.
One of her greatest 11 a.m. Thursday, Au- Bad check passed
friends and like a sister, gust 27, at Resthaven Death due to natural causes reported Judy Westmoreland, of Crowe Lane, in Newport, said
Judy Adkins. Mausoleum. Police were called to 648 Myers Circle, in Newport, a person she named paid for work for a broken tooth on
on Monday, Aug. 17, to help Allied EMS with a death. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Westmoreland Dentistry, and paid
Brothers Charles & Family and friends Ofﬁcers spoke with the wife of Troy William Dameron,
Carolyn Allison and may sign guest register with a check in the name of Brian Blanchette for the
64, who was found dead. She said she last spoke to her amount of $131. Later, the check was returned due to
Stanley & Violet Allison on-line at www.manes- husband on Sunday, Aug. 16, and had been yelling for the account being closed on Oct. 31, 2008. The woman
along with their daugh- funeralhome.com. her husband “all morning with no response” on Monday, who came in for dental work was also given a prescrip-
ters Sharon and Jerri A special thanks from Aug. 17. Ofﬁcers contacted C.I.D. and the Cocke County tion of Loratab for her pain, according to a report by
Lynn. all of us to all of the Coroner, according to a report by Patrolman Billy Woody. Patrolman Allen Stump dated Friday, Aug. 21.
She was preceded in people who have taken Ofﬁcers believed there was no foul play involved in Troy
death by her mother and time to help with our Dameron’s death. Daughter’s prescription reported stolen
father, Myrtle and James Mother’s care and for Rohama Messer, of Birch Street, in Newport, said she
Freshour. Her sister Ina all the Friends that have Vandalism reported left her purse behind at Newport Rural Medical Center
Debbie Bryant, 51, of 265 Senor Way, in Newport, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, and when she returned, she found
Mae Allison. Also by her stood by her during this said she returned to her apartment around 4:25 p.m.
brothers Carl & Jeter struggle. her purse in a bathroom at the Center. She said the only
on Monday, Aug. 17, and noticed someone had appar- thing missing was a written prescription for a close rela-
Freshour and Frankie ently tried to break in and had damaged the keyhole on tive, according to a report by Patrolman Jason Hensley.
her apartment’s dead bolt lock. Bryant told Patrolman
William Garber she did not notice anything missing from
Shuttle launch called her apartment. She said she believed someone had tried
Counterfeit $50 bill
Kathy Sutton, 49, of 1416 Edwina Bridgeport Road,
to gain entry, but was unsuccessful. Damage to the dead in Newport, allegedly attempted to pay for some items at
bolt lock was estimated at about $40, the report stated.
off, NASA to try again Theft under $500 reported
the Quick Stop store at 366 West Broadway, in Newport,
on Friday, Aug. 21, with a counterfeit $50 bill. She said
she was unsure exactly when she received the $50 bill,
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)-NASA will try again to Suzanne Pack, of 113 Boomerang Way, in Newport, according to a report by Patrolman William Garber.
launch the shuttle Discovery to the international space said she went to the emergency room at Baptist Hospital
station on Wednesday after having to call it off early of Cocke County Hospital, at 435 Second St., in New-
Tuesday because of thunderstorms. port, on Sunday, Aug. 16, at approximately 9 p.m. She Ex-student arrested in
told Patrolman Billy Woody someone stole her purse
The storms popped up unexpectedly late Monday all
around the launch site, and lightning lit up the sky. A she had placed in the passenger’s side ﬂoorboard of her California school explosion
strike was reported just ﬁve miles from the pad, and then vehicle. Pack said she left the vehicle doors unlocked.
it started to pour. The storms ﬁnally eased, but not fast When she returned at about 11:30 p.m., her purse was SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP)-A 17-year-old boy with a sword
enough. gone. Items missing were: one leather purse (valued and homemade pipe bombs attached to his body was ar-
Launch director Pete Nickolenko waited as long as at $30), one dark brown wallet ($10), one light brown rested Monday after he detonated two of the bombs at a
he could before halting the countdown. The space shut- wallet ($10), a birth certiﬁcate ($35), a food stamp card Northern California high school and was tackled by a teach-
tle had seven astronauts inside as well as thousands of with $50 on it, one set of keys ($15), a Tennessee I.D. er, authorities said.
pounds of space station supplies, including a new tread- ($25), a notarized letter ($20), a lease agreement, a Trac The blasts caused no serious damage, and no injuries
mill named for TV comedian Stephen Colbert. phone cell phone ($20), and photographs ($25), accord- were reported, police said.
“The vehicle and the operations were cooperating, ing to Woody’s report. The boy set off the bombs around 8 a.m. after walking
but the local weather unfortunately did not,” Nickolen- into Hillsdale High School in San Mateo with at least 10
ko informed the astronauts. Child believed to have been sexually explosive devices attached to a vest he was wearing, said po-
“When the weather is ready to cooperate, we’ll be assaulted lice Lt. Mike Brunicardi. He also was carrying a chain saw.
ready to go,” replied commander Rick Sturckow. A four-year-old child left in the care of a woman dur- The name of the boy, a former student at the high school,
Another 30 minutes, and “I think we’d have a real ing the day on Monday, Aug. 17, was returned home was not released because he is a minor, authorities said. In-
good shot today,” said Mike Moses, chairman of the mis- with a bruise on her left eyelid, some scrapes on her vestigators have not determined a motive.
sion management team. But time ran out in the wee face, and what appeared to be a bite mark on her right “There’s no question in our minds that this individual ...
hours. buttocks, along with some abrasions, according to a may have caused grave damage, serious injuries and casual-
Forecasters put the odds of good launching weather report by Capt. Scott Lamb. The mother took the child to ties,” San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer said at a
Wednesday at 70 percent. the emergency room of Baptist Hospital of Cocke County news conference.
Discovery’s most prominent payload is NASA’s new where a physician determined that the child was be- The 1,200-student school was evacuated immediately af-
$5 million treadmill, which is named after Colbert. He lieved to have been sexually assaulted, the report stated. ter the blast and classes were canceled for the day.
could not attend Tuesday’s planned launch, but said in a The pipe bombs detonated in a hallway near a library,
recorded message that he couldn’t be prouder that his Counterfeit bill at Walmart authorities said. Brunicardi had no speciﬁc details on the
treadmill soon will be installed at the space station “to A McGaha Chapel Road, Cosby, resident attempted to damage but said it wasn’t “drastic.”
help ﬁnally slim down all those chubby astronauts.” pay for some items at Walmart, at 1075 Cosby Highway, After the blasts, two teachers confronted the suspect,
“Let’s face it, being weightless is mostly just a des- in Newport, on Monday, Aug. 17, with a $100 bill that with a third teacher tackling the suspect outside an exit
perate bid to get away from that bathroom scale every was checked and found to be counterfeit by a Walmart door. A principal joined them and held the teen for police,
morning,” Colbert said. “But you guys and gals are am- employee. The bill was conﬁscated and entered into who arrived within minutes, Brunicardi said.
bassadors to the universe. Don’t make us look bad. Put evidence, according to a report by Patrolman William Brunicardi described the actions of the teachers, princi-
down the astronaut ice cream, tubby. Tubby, tubby, two- Garber. pal and police ofﬁcers as “nothing short of heroic.”
by-four, couldn’t ﬁt through the air lock door.” “They’re jumping on a kid with active explosive devices,”
Colbert campaigned earlier this year to have a space Two counterfeit $50 bills he said. “I call that a hero.”
station room named after him. He won the online vote, Samuel Gladstone Gunn, 49, of 223 Prospect Ave., Police initially received reports that someone was carry-
but NASA went with Tranquility, the name of the dry lu- in Newport, tried to pay for $10 in gas with one or two ing a gun on campus, then subsequent calls of a blast. Au-
nar sea in which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed counterfeit $50 bills, at the Murphy USA (Walmart) gas thorities never located a gun.
40 years ago this summer. As a consolation prize, Colbert station, at 1075 Cosby Highway, in Newport, on Mon- Students and teachers told some media outlets that power
got the treadmill. It’s full name is Combined Operational day, Aug. 17, at about 10 p.m. Gunn waited outside for was shut off in the school before the blast. Brunicardi could
Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill; it will ﬂy up ofﬁcers to arrive, and told him the bills were his and that not conﬁrm the reports.
in more than 100 pieces and won’t be put together until he had received them from a Hispanic male named “Car- Mary Kathryn Souther, a 15-year-old sophomore at the
sometime next month. los”. Gunn told police he had sold Carlos some wheels high school, told the San Mateo County Times newspaper
NASA has until the end of August to launch Discovery. and tires in order to receive the two $50 bills, according she was in her history class when she heard a “huge bang.”
Otherwise, it will have to wait for a Japanese cargo ship to a report by Capt. Scott Lamb. “It sounded like a gun shot,” she said.
and Russian Soyuz spacecraft to ﬂy in September. That
would push the 13-day shuttle ﬂight into October. Theft over $1,000
Audrea Renee Foster, 21, of 610 Myers Circle, in
Newport, said while she was gone from her apartment,
someone apparently stole several items. Ofﬁcers found
no signs of forced entry. Foster stated she thought Hous-
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