ROGERSVILLE - A Church Hill man has been indicted on a charge of criminal attempt to commit first degree murder after he allegedly stabbed another man who intervened in an argument at a September 2009 party. Lloyd Wade Cavin, 38, 413 Mountain View Road, Rogersville, was indicted Thursday by a Hawkins County Grand Jury. According to a Hawkins County Sheriff's Office report, on Sept. 19 at 11:30 p.m. officers responded to a possible stabbing at a party on Kinchloe Road off River Road, near Church Hill. The individual identified as the victim, Scotty Crawford, 40, 424 W. Morgan Street, Church Hill, told officers that Cavin and another individual were involved in an argument. Crawford said he "attempted to intervene when Cavin stabbed him several times with a pocket knife." Crawford reportedly sustained a stab wound in the lower chest, another to his left side and had two large cuts on his left arm. He was transported by Church Hill EMS to Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport for treatment.
Man charged with abusing grandmother
By Bill Grubb News Editor
ROGERSVILLE - A Rogersville man accused of assaulting his grandmother because she would not let him take her car will face a criminal court date. Jonathan Blake Skeens, 20, 309 Western Heights Drive, Rogersville, was indicted Feb. 25 on a charge of willful abuse of an adult, a Class E felony punishable by one to two years in prison. On Oct. 31, 2009 the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a relative who claimed Skeens had physically abused his grandmother, Kathy Lawson, 60. "The victim (Lawson) states that the defendant (Skeens) will ask her for money, and if she does not give him money he will assault her. She states she was assaulted because she would not let him take the car," according to court records. Lawson told officers in the October incident Skeens struck her in the face, kicked her in the legs and twisted her wrist, according to the warrant. In September Skeens had been charged in connection with another incident. "Ms. Lawson stated that Mr. Skeens had spit in her face and punched a hole in the wall prior to him leaving," Chad Gillenwater wrote in a HCSO report of that September incident. Other indictments handed down by the grand jury include: • Ronald Gale Albright, 42, Terrace apartments # 15, Rogersville - possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance (methamphetamine), simple possession of a controlled substance (Dihydrocodeinone), possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon. • George Madison Gray, 40, 313 Old Stage Road, Rogersville - manufacture of methamphetamine, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, maintaining a dwelling for narcotics, simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Jeffrey Edward Preece, 30, 343 Poor Valley Road, Rogersville - possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for narcotics. • Bridget Nicole Mathis, 21, 265 New Jail Street Lot 18, Sneedville, - promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia. • James Dwayne Byington, 41, 1404-8 Melinda Ferry Road, Saint Clair - possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (Oxycodone) and simple possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). • Tracy Kinsler, 34, 1615 Poor Valley Road, Rogersville - aggravated burglary, theft of property valued $500 or less, simple possession of a controlled substance (residue of methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted aggravated burglary, possession of firearm during an attempt to commit a dangerous felony and unlawful carrying a weapon. • Travis Michael West, 22, 618 Clouds Creek Road, Rogersville - two counts theft of property valued $500 and six counts forgery. • Desmond R. Reliford, 24, 2018 Russell Street, Jefferson City - aggravated burglary and theft of property valued $10,000 and $60,000. • Gary Anthony Patrick, 34, 466 Fisher's Creek Road, Rogersville - aggravated burglary, theft of property valued $500 or less, simple possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, attempted aggravated burglary, possession of firearm during an attempt to commit a dangerous felony, unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of weapon by a convicted felon and reckless endangerment. • Martin Robert Misko, 28, 9088 Paradise View Drive, Mooresburg - aggravated burglary, simple possession of a controlled substance (Alprazolam) and possession of legend drugs (Guaifenex). • Christina L. Arnold, 27, 1637 Forest View Drive, Kingsport, - theft valued more than over $1,000 but less than $10,000 and theft valued less than $500. • Anthony P. Jones, 30, 1900 Patton St., Kingsport - burglary and theft of property valued more than $1,000 but less than $10,000. • Thomas Jefferson Welch, 36, 118 Clover Leap Street, Morristown - burglary and theft valued less than $500. • Earl Lee Burnette, 24, 138 Topo Hill Road, Rogersville - aggravated assault. • Timothy C. Alred, 38, 1414 Main Street, White Pine - aggravated assault. • Brandon Edward Ellis, 24, 1000 Stone Gate Road N-6, Kingsport - four counts fraudulent use of a debit card, two counts forgery and identity theft. • Catrina Dugger Ellis, 27, 1000 Stone Gate Road N-6, Kingsport - four counts fraudulent use of a debit card and two counts forgery. • Timothy Wayne Alley, 36, 1119 E. McKinney Avenue, Rogersville, 14 counts forgery, theft of property valued more than $500 but less than $1,000 and theft of property valued less than $500. • Jeffery S. Buttry, 43, 116 Little Springs Road Lot 7, Rogersville - forgery. • Wendell Lee Calton, 46, 346 Gravely Valley Road, Surgoinsville - violation of habitual motor vehicle offender act.
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