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Volunteers needed for annual river clean up
 

Mainspring Conservation Trust is hosting the annual Little Tennessee River Cleanup on Saturday, September 11. Volunteers are needed to work at a variety of litter zones on their own schedule that day.

In order to encourage social distancing, Mainspring staff and other coordinators will have supplies (bags, gloves and grabbers) available for pickup by individuals throughout the week at Mainspring’s office on 557 East Main Street. Click Here To Continue Reeding 

We have been able to update our weekly Public Safety Newsletter to now include arrest reports from Swain County Sheriff's Office, Bryson City Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Sylva Police Department, Macon County Sheriff's Office, Highlands Police Department, and Franklin Police Department. All individuals listed here are innocent until proven guilty. 


August 22
 

Name: Denise Rogers 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: School Attendance Law Violation 


Name: James Daniel York 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Second Degree Trespass x2, B&E MV
 

Name: Josimar Sanchez Chavez

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: DWI, No operators License 
 

Name: Katie Marie Peterson 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: DWI

 

August 23
 

Name: Alexis Joy Taro

Department: Highlands PD 

Arrest: Poss SCH VI
 

Name: Dallas Lyle Shropsh Dempsey 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: FTA- Misdemeanor  x2
 

Name:  Wyatt Lane Qualls 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: PV
 

Name:  Martha Danielle Thompson 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest:  Simple Assault 

 

August 24
 

Name: Griffin C Sanders

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Communicating Threats, Assault on a Female, Larceny Of  MV, Poss Stolen MV

August 25
 

Name: Ryan David Finn 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Poss Meth, Poss Drug Para, H/I Felony Probation Violation, FTA on a Felony, FTA x3 
 

Name:  Megan Elizabeth Thomas 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Poss Drug Para, Poss Meth 
 

Name: Fabian Garcia Garcia 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest:  FTA On Misdemeanor 

 

August 26
 

Name: Kelly Lee Bowers 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Trespass- First Degree, FTA Assault And Battery 

 

Name: Robert Newman Baty 

Department: Macon Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Simple Affray, Assault With Deadly Weapon Serious Injury 
 


August 23

 

Name: Jake Michael Radford 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Poss Synthetic Cannabinoid, Poss Marijuana up to 1/2 oz, Poss SCH I CS, Assault on a Female, Injury to Personal Property 
 

Name: Courtney Alexandria Waldroup 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Poss Meth, Poss Drug Para 

 

August 24
 

Name:  Kimberly Nicole Buchanan 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Extradition/ Fugitive Other State 
 

Name: Paul Christopher Hampton JR

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Assault on a Female 
 

Name: Dustin James Kirkland 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: IV-D- NON- Support Child 
 

Name: Austin Zachary Rickman 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: FTA on Misdemeanor x2 

 

August 25
 

Name: Cheyenne Coday 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: PV
 

Name: Anthony Ray Melton JR

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: FTA on a Felony 
 

Name: Steven Daniel Pittillo 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest:FTA on a Misdemeanor, PV


August 26
 

Name: Johnny Clinton Collins 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: True Bill Indictment 
 

Name: Jeffery Tyler Huskey 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Assault Government Official/ Employee, Resisting Public Officer 
 

Name: Miranda Leigh Marr 

Department: Swain Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Writ

 

 

 

August 23
 

Name:  Chad Everette Greene 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: FTA- Poss Stolen Goods/ Property, FTA- Misdemeanor Larceny 

 

Name:  April Lea Lespier 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Misdemeanor Probation Violation x2 
 

Name: Patrick Dewitt Parris

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Obtain Property False Pretense 
 

Name:  Devin Anthony Rathbone 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Trespass of  Real Property 

 

August 24
 

Name: Mark Steven Osborn 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: OFA- Hit/Run Leave Scene Property Damage, OFA-Unsafe Movement 
 

Name: Devin Rashawn Stewart

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: Warrant for Arrest 

 

Name: Michael Eugene Price 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: WFA- Simple Assault, WFA- Assault on a Female, WFA- Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury 
 

Name:  Iriel Valencia Hernandez 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Assault on a Female 
 

Name:  Carolyn Rachel Reed 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: FTA-Harassing Phone Call, FTA-Possess Heroin, FTA-Possess Drug Paraphernalia, FTA-Violation Of Court Order, FTA-Stalking, FTA-Second Degree Trespass, FTA-Possess CS On Prison/Jail Premises


Name:  Mellisa Nicole Townsend 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Appear of Possession of Resisting Public Officer, Failure to Appear of Possession of Stolen Goods/Property, Failure to Appear of Misdemeanor Larceny


August 25

 

August 26
 

Name:  Charles Alden Brooks 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: FTA/ Consume Alcohol By 19, FTA/ Trespassing, FTA/ Injury to Personal Property, FTA/ Larceny, FTA/ Damage to Property, FTA/ Resisting Public Officer, FTA/ Obtain Property By False Pretense, Failure to Appear/ Felony Conspiracy, Failure to Appear/ Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle 
 

Name:  James Jeffery Allen 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: Warrant for Arrest- Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Warrant for Arrest- Injury to Personal Property 

 

August 27
 

Name:  Michael Damien Wolfe 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Resisting Public Officer, Noise Ordinance Violation 
 

Name: Robert Kenneth Harniman 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest:  First Degree Trespass Enter/Remain 
 

Name: Thomas Michael Joseph Wade 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: OFA- Assault on a Female, OFA- Injury to Personal Property 

 

August 28
 

Name: Lily Elaine Clinton

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Poss of Stolen Property, MV Theft 
 

Name: Michael Hunter Reed 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: FTA- Drive MV No Registration, FTA- No Insurance, FTA- Fictitious Tag 
 

Name:  Garrett Kelly Nations 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Resist, Delay, Obstruct
 

Name:  George Vernon Norton 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Resist, Delay, Obstruct 
 

Name: Shaudell Nicole Locust 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: Felony Poss Heroin, Felony Poss Meth, Poss Drug Para 
 

Name:  Johnnie Ray Lossiah 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: OFA- Resisting a Public Officer, Felony OFA Felony Poss Of SCH II, OFA- Poss Marijuana up to 1/2 OZ


August 29

Name:  Jacob Hunter Rattler 

Department: Jackson Co Sheriff 

Arrest: Misdemeanor PV
 

Name: Steven Cody Moore

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: Felony Poss Stolen Goods/Property 
 

Name: Jeremy Ryan Moore

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: OFA- Second Degree Trespass 
 

Name: Matthew Paul Leonard 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: OFA- Domestic Criminal Trespass 
 

Name: Daniel Ray Hoyle 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: Felony OFA- Larceny, Felony OFA- Obtaining Property By False Pretense, OFA- Poss of Stolen Goods 

Arrest Report Abbreviations


To streamline the arrest reports and make them more efficient, I am going to be abbreviating reoccurring words and language in charges. Here is a list of abbreviations for reference.

AWDW – Assault With a Deadly Weapon 
DWLR – Driving While License Revoked
DUI/DWI –Driving Under the Influence
MV – Motor Vehicle 
Poss – Possession
Meth – Methamphetamine
Para –Paraphernalia
PV – Probation Violation
ROD – Resist/Obstruct/Delay law enforcement
FTA – Failure to Appear
AOF – Assault on a Female
PWISDM – Possession with intent to sell, deliver, manufacture
OFA – Order for Arrest
B&E – Breaking and entering
AWDW – Assault with a deadly weapon
Sch CS – Schedule Controlled substance 
Sch I – Heroine, Ecstasy, GHB, Methaqualone, Peyote, Opiates (and others)
Sch II – Cocaine, Raw Opium, Opium Extracts-Fluid and Powder, Codeine, Hydrocodone, Morphine,
Methadone, Methamphetamine, Ritalin (and others)
Sch III – Ketamine, Anabolic Steriods, Some Barbituates (and others)
Sch IV – Valium, Xanax, Rohypnol, Darvon, Clonazepam, Barbital (and others)
Sch V – Over the counter cough medicines with codeine (and others)
Sch VI – Marijuana, Hashish, Hashish Oil

*All individuals listed are innocent until proven guilty*

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