Dudley Evans

Two Arrested for Violating Sex Offender Registry

Authorities in Roane County took two convicted sex offenders into custody yesterday. Rockwood police arrested 62-year-old Donald Horace Barnes for failure to register as a sex offender and evading arrest. In a different incident, law enforcement transported 53-year-old Jack David Ledford to the jail in Kingston for violation of the …

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Early Morning Rockwood Wreck Requires Extrication

A Single car wreck in Rockwood this morning required extrication of the female driver but she escaped without injury. According to Rockwood Sgt. Dewayne Gray, a 2016 Ford Explorer traveling West on East Wheeler Street around 7:30 AM today (Wednesday, May 12, 2021), ran off the left side of the …

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Rockwood Man Faces 4-Counts of Solicitation of a Minor

Roane County corrections officers processed 31-year-old Matthew Scott Bane of Rockwood into the jail in Kingston Monday. Authorities say he faces four counts of solicitation of a minor. The bond for Bane was initially set at $100,000. He is scheduled to make his first court July 13, 2021. No further …

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Two Vehicle Accident Monday

Troopers and medics went to a vehicle accident yesterday afternoon around 1pm (Monday, May 10, 2021) just north of Harriman on Highway 61 at Little Emory Road. The report states a 2013 Dodge Avenger driven by 57-year-old Ruby Curtis of Kingston was attempting to cross the road when Curtis pulled …

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David Laxton Named Police Chief for Town of Oliver Springs

The Town Council of Oliver Springs, after some 20 minutes of discussion, decided to stay within the police department ranks and hire one of their own as the new police chief. The council unanimously approved the hiring of 16-year employee and now former Captain with the force, David Laxton, as the new chief. Alderman James …

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