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Woman indicted for pursuit - allegedly drove vehicle toward officer

Published: 11:00 AM, 02/04/2011 Last updated: 4:20 PM, 02/15/2011
 


Source: The Rogersville Review

By Bill Grubb
News Editor

ROGERSVILLE - A Morristown woman faces a laundry list of charges in connection with a May pursuit that started in Rogersville and ended with a collision with a Hawkins County Sheriff's Office cruiser in Bulls Gap.
    Barbara Jean Jones, 55, of 325 Beech Street, Morristown, was indited this week by a Hawkins County Grand Jury on two counts of aggravated assault, felony evading arrest, theft of property valued between $1,000 and $10,000, driving under the influence, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    The May 6 incident began at the Rogersville Walmart, traveled along Highway 66 and through the Cherokee High School and Bulls Gap School school zones, around several narrow residential streets in Bulls Gap and through a yard sale in the Bulls Gap Funeral Home parking lot before the driver ultimately collided with a cruiser.
    According to a report filed by Hawkins County School Resource Officer Renee Rogers, she was at Cherokee High School and was notified a gray GMC pickup had fled Walmart with a loss prevention officer following the vehicle.  The report notes  Jones was wanted in connection with the alleged theft of items valued at $1,370.76, including a speaker, two printers, hardware and a gun storage bag.
    "I stopped traffic, approached the vehicle with my hand out in a 'stop' position.  Driver of said truck, later identified as Barbara Jones, revved the engine and accelerated," Rogers' report of the incident states.
    According to the officer she "had to jump out of the way to keep from being run over" and her hand made contact with the speeding vehicle as it passed, accounting for one of the aggravated assault charges.
    Rogers began pursuing the vehicle at the Cherokee school zone, with other officers also participating in the chase.  Jones allegedly passed vehicles on the left at double lines, on curves and hills and was driving on the narrow highway at speeds of up to 85 miles per hour.
    Jones allegedly proceeded through the Bulls Gap School zone, traveling around several back streets back onto Main Street (Highway 66) and then traveling through the funeral home parking lot where three individuals were standing for a yard sale.    
    Jones reportedly drove around the building but struck a cruiser driven by Deputy Michael Lipe, constituting the second aggravated assault charge.    
    After the pursuit and during a search of the woman's vehicle, authorities allegedly located three Dihydrocodeinone tablets, a "crack pipe" and hemostats.
    In other action the grand jury issued the following indictments:
    Alicia Ann Seneker, 25, 656 Melinda Ferry Road, Rogersville - manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    David Michael Seneker, 33, 656 Melinda Ferry Road, Rogersville - manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Leslie Elizabeth Wright, 32, 1428 Christians Bend Road, Surgoinsville - initiation of process to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Joshua Paul Dishner, 22, 1932 Long's Bend Road, Surgoinsville -  initiation of process to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Jessica Robin Warrick, 31, 1932 Long's Bend Road, Surgoinsville -  initiation of process t manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Jerry Michael Davidson, 41, 207 Carter's Valley Loop, Lot 20, Rogersville - initiation of process to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Jimmy George Russell, 40, 101 Colonial Hills, Rogersville - manufacture of schedule II, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.    
    Michael Dexter Bailey, 42, 121 Della Street, Mount Carmel - possession of schedule II with intent to deliver, possession of schedule III with intent to deliver, possession of schedule IV with intent to deliver, maintaining a swelling were controlled substances are used, kept or sold, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a weapon.
    Billy McCarty Amyx, 38, 466 Old Hickory Circle, Mount Carmel - two counts possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, simple possession marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Melissa Ruth Manis, 41, 412 Rogers Road, Rogersville - promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance.
    George Clifford Manis, Jr., 35, 412 Rogers Road, Rogersville - promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance.
    Amy Joline Lawson, 35, 989 Burem Road, Rogersville - promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.
    Mearl Caudill, Jr., 48, 179 Steele Road, Rogersville - possession of schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver.
    Brittany Dawn Oaks, 23, 3612 Watterson Street, Apt. 39, Rogersville - four counts possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Tony Aaron Wright, 25, 222 Choptack Road, Lot. 6, Rogersville - four counts possession of controlled substance.
    John Patrick Shipman, 33, 856 Heck Hollow Road, Rogersville - possession schedule II controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver.
    Robert Dale Scalf, 33, 323 Surgoinsville Creek Road, Surgoinsville - forgery.
    Morgan Nicole Hutson, 24, 134 Old Mill Race Road, Apt. 102 - two counts theft of property $1,000 to $10,000 and burglary.
    Cody Lee Horner, 20, 329 Boyd Street, Apt. 7, Rogersville - theft of property $1,000 to $10,000.
    Patrick William Anthony Sumpter, 20, 1023 McKinney Chapel Road, Rogersville - theft of property $1,000 to $10,000.
    Anthony Christopher Rogers, 24, 4733 Carter's Valley Road, Church Hill - DUI, DUI 3rd, driving on revoked, driving on revoked 2nd, violation of implied consent and two counts simple possession.
    Roger Wesley Trent, 51, 741 Meadow     View Lane, Rogersville - DUI and violation of the implied consent.
    Joshua Scott Necessary, 26, 153 Hurd Road, Surgoinsville - reckless endangerment.    
    Michael Darren Knight, 22, 139 Forest Road, Rogersville - two counts introduction of a weapon in a penal institution.    
    
 

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