Rockwood police took three suspects into custody over the Memorial Day holiday in different cases

The first took place Saturday, May 29, when Officer Courtney White responded to the Rocky Top Market on a call of a male in a white Cadillac Escalade parked at the pumps nodding in and out. When Officer White approached the vehicle and knocked on the window the male, 31-year-old Keith Lee Austin, opened the driver’s door and a strong odor of marijuana was detected. Austin exited the vehicle and Officer White allegedly observed a hypodermic needle and knife in the seat he had just exited.

At that time, the report states Austin began to physically resist and fight Officer White attempting to get back in his vehicle. Sgt. Kendall Mitchell arrived on scene and assisted Officer White in placing Austin into custody. At that time Sgt. Mitchell reportedly observed a handgun sticking out between the driver’s seat and center console were Austin had been reaching.

The arrest report indicates authorities recovered from the vehicle 6.90 grams of suspected heroin, 45.30 grams of suspected meth, 289.76 grams of suspected marijuana, 280 grams of suspect THC wax, a 9mm handgun, a .25 caliber handgun, a sawed off .20 gauge shotgun, ammunition for all weapons, several small plastic bags, syringes, and three sets of digital scales.

Austin was transported to the Roane County Jail charged with 3 counts of possession of firearm during attempt to commit a dangerous felony and unlawful possession of a weapon, and single counts of resisting arrest, driving while in possession of methamphetamine, driving on suspended or revoked license, DUI, possession of a prohibited weapons, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture and delivery of a Schedule I, II and VI drug, and assault involving a law enforcement officer.

In the second incident, Officer Chance York responded to a suspicious activity call  and came into contact with a green 2002 Suzuki occupied by two subjects. Officer York noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle when he made contact with the occupants. The driver provided a Tennessee driver license identifying her as Savanna Adkins and the male allegedly gave a false name but was later identified as 33-year-old Clarence Mills III. A check revealed Mills had two active warrants in Roane County for failure to appear in court and violation of probation. After taking Mills into custody Officer York recovered 73.57 grams of suspected marijuana, 9.44 grams of suspected heroin, 18.78 grams of suspected meth, five Suboxone tablets, several small plastic bags for package and resale, digital scales, and $1.870 in cash. Both Adkins and Mills were charged with manufacture/delivery/sale of Schedule I, II, III, and a VI drug, criminal simulation, and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Mills was also charged with criminal impersonation.

Keith Lee Austin –

RaceW
SexM
Eye ColorBRO
Hair ColorBRO
Weight180
Height6 03
Admit Date05-29-2021
Admit Time9:04 AM
Confining AgencyRoane
Charge Offense Date Court Type Court Date Bond Bond Type Charging Agency Arresting Agency 
Possession of firearm during attempt to commit dangerous felony05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Possession of firearm during attempt to commit dangerous felony05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Possession of firearm during attempt to commit dangerous felony05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon Not In Public Place With Intent To Go Armed05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon Not In Public Place With Intent To Go Armed05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Unlawful Possession Of A Weapon Not In Public Place With Intent To Go Armed05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Resisting stop, frisk, halt arrest, or search (no weapon), obstructing service of process05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$10,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Alteration Of Item’s Permanent Distinguishing Numbers – Selling Or Possession Of Such Items05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$10,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Driving While In Possession Of Methamphetamine05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$10,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Methamphetamine – Manufacture, Delivery, Sell Or Possess05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Manufacture, deliver, sale or possession of Schedule VI drug (fine not greater than $50,000)05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Driving On Revoked/Suspended License05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$5,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Prohibited Weapons F05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Compliance with financial responsibility law required05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021 Not RequiredRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Manufacture, delivery, sale, possession, or conspiracy Schedule I drug05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$15,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Driving Under The Influence05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$5,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$5,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Assault (involving law enforcement officer)05-29-2021General Sessions Stevens11-16-2021$5,000.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400

Clarence Leroy Mills

RaceB
SexM
Eye ColorBRO
Hair ColorBLK
Weight155
Height5 08
Admit Date05-28-2021
Admit Time4:33 AM
Confining AgencyRoane
Charge Offense Date Court Type Court Date Bond Bond Type Charging Agency Arresting Agency 
Manufacture, delivery, sale, possession, or conspiracy Schedule I drug05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks11-16-2021$7,428.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Methamphetamine – Manufacture, Delivery, Sell Or Possess05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks11-16-2021$7,428.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Unlawful Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks11-16-2021$7,428.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Manufacture, deliver, sale or possession of Schedule VI drug (fine not greater than $50,000)05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks11-16-2021$7,428.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Manufacture, deliver, sale or possession of Schedule III drug (fine not greater than $50,000)05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks11-16-2021$7,428.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Criminal Impersonation Other Than Law Enforcement05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks11-16-2021$7,428.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Criminal Simulation (up to $1,000)05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks11-16-2021$7,432.00Appearance BondRockwood Police DepartmentROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Failure to Appear (felony)05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks07-23-2021$30,000.00Bail BondRoaneROCKWOOD – TN0730400
Violation Of Probation/Parole05-28-2021Criminal Court Wicks07-23-2021$10,000.00Bail BondRoaneROCKWOOD – TN0730400

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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