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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 3
 

Name: Joey Lee Chambers 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Poss Meth, Poss Drug Para 
 

Name: Brandon Lex Penland 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  H/I Felony Probation Violation 
 

Name: Shawn Christopher Casey 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Felony 
 

Name: Trance Lewis Stoudemire

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Assault on a Female, H/I Felony Probation Violation, Interfere Emergency Communication 
 

Name: Jessica Marie Millett

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Felony x2 
 

Name: Brandi Nicole Johnson 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Felony Probation Violation out of County 

 

August 4
 

Name: Alexis Miles Bragg

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Violate Domestic Violence Protection Order, Misdemeanor Larceny, FTA on Misdemeanor 
 

Name: Andelo Ramos

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Assault on a Female 
 

Name: Monique Laverne Smith 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Misdemeanor Probation Violation, Defraud Drug Alcohol Test, Misdemeanor Larceny, Poss of Stolen Goods 
 

Name: Wylene Elizabeth Wall 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  H/I Felony Probation Violation x2

 

August 5
 

Name: Carl Kenneth Floyd 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Child Support Contempt 
 

Name: Ian Thomas Spies 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Misdemeanor 
 

Name: Joan Beck Hobbs 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on a Misdemeanor 
 

Name: Kenith James Scott 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Extradition/Fugitive Other State 
 

Name: Caleb Scott Tallent 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Dangerous Drugs-Free Text, Poss Heroin, Poss Drug Para, Poss of Burglary Tools , B&E x2 , Poss Of Stolen Goods x2, Felony Larceny x2 


Name: Jamie Patrick O'Neal 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  PWIMSD Meth, PWIMSD Heroin, Maintain Veh/Dwll/Place CS, Poss Drug Para 
 

Name: Juanita Marie Clevland

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Poss Stolen MV, Larceny of MV, Misdemeanor PV, H/I Felony PV
 

Name: Ian Sloan Nixon 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Parole Violation, Poss Meth, Poss Drug Para 
 

Name: Tony Dustin Bateman

Department: Franklin PD

Arrest: Larceny
 

August 6
 

Name: David Jason Lewis

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Poss Meth, Resisting Pubic Officer, Poss Drug Para 


Name:  Dustin Edward Harvey 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA x2 
 

Name: Kaleigh Wa-Le-La- Jackson 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA x2 
 

Name: Robert Drew Houston 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Second Degree Trespass 
 

Name: Amy Rae Anderson 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Weekender, DWI, Misdemeanor Child Abuse 
 

Name: William Georege Higdon 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Weekender, DWI, Poss open Container 



August 7
 

Name: Samuel Stephen Nix 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  H/I Felony PV x2, FTA on Misdemeanor 
 

Name: Hunter Lee Lewis 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Misdemeanor Larceny, Second Degree Trespass, FTA on Misdemeanor 
 

Name: Martin Emilio Cerino-Marquez 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Felony Poss Marijuana, PWIMSD, Felony Poss SCH IV CS, Poss SCH II CS, Flee/Elude Arrest With MV, No Operators License, Maintain Veh/Dwell/Place CS, Drive After Consuming <21
 

Name: William Pell Hodges 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Felony, Resisting Public Officer 

 

August 8
 

Name: Meliton Costilla Lopez

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  DWI
 

Name: Heriberto Leon De Jesus 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  DWI
 

Name: Michael Richard Ford 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Assault by Battery 
 

Name: Tony Dustin Bateman 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Misdemeanor, Misdemeanor Larceny, Drunk and Disorderly, Simple Assault x2 
 

Name: Kimberly Jenkins 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Misdemeanor 
 

Name: Wilburn Wesley Holt 

Department: Macon Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Poss Meth 

 

August 3


Name: Chelsey Jo Hansel

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Uttering Forged Endorsement, Forgery Of Endorsement, Attempt to Obtain Property On False Pretense

Name: Richard Frank Sandforf Jr

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  B&E A Motor Vehicle x3, Larceny after B&E x4, Injury to Personal Property x3, B&E,  Resisting Public Officer, Identity Theft, Extradition/Fugitive Other State 

Name: Robin Dena Thomason 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Misdemeanor 

Name:  Ryan Spencer Woods 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Poss Drug Para, Poss of Meth  

 

August 4


Name: Tashina Michele Murphy 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: FTA on a Misdemeanor 

August 5


Name:  David Gerlad Mathis 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Poss Meth, Poss Drug Para

Name: Travis Tritt Rogers 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Poss Stolen Automobile, Resisting Public Officer, Identity Theft, FTA on a Felony x2, B&E A MV, Larceny Of MV, Larceny Of A Firearm 

Name: Larry Lee Sherlin

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: PWIMSD SCH II CS, Trafficking in Opium or Heroin x2 

 

August 6


Name: Stephen Charles Allred

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: FTA on a Felony x2

Name: Kristi Daniel Brooks 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA on Felony

Name: Walter Gregory JR

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  Second Degree Trespass 

 

August 7


Name: Thomas Jacob Fuller 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: FTA on a Misdemeanor 

Name: Kelly Marie Taylor 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  DWI
 

August 8


Name: Diren Vaughn Dills 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Intoxicated and Disruptive, Resisting Public Officer 

Name: Jiah Ann Lossiah 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  DWI

Name: Daniel Ephraim Manasse 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest:  FTA On A Felony 

August 9


Name: Charles Michael Nash 

Department: Swain Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Poss CS Prison/Jail Premisses, Poss Stolen Goods 

 

August 2
 

Name:  Brian Keith Guzman 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: OFA- Felony Probation Violation, OFA- Poss of Drug Para, OFA- Maintaining Dwelling/ Vehicle CS, OFA- Poss Meth , OFA- PWIMSD Meth 
 

August 3
 

Name:  Piper Ann Betances 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Poss Drug Para, Poss of THC Extract, Poss of more than 1.5 Ounces of Marijuana, Conspiracy to Commit OPFP, Forgery Of An Instrument, Obtaining Property By False Pretenses, Fugitive Warrant 

Name:  Dustin Shane Gilman 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Drug Equitment Violation, Poss of THC Extract, Poss of more than 1.5 Ounces of Marijuana, Conspiracy to Obtain Property By False Pretense 
 

August 4
 

Name:  Lucas Mandrel Rosario

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Indecent Liberties With Child x2
 

Name:  Melody Faith Stone 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: FTA- Reckless Driving to Endanger Persons/Property 
 

Name:  April Nations 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Simple Poss Sch II CS, Felony Poss Sch II CS
 

Name: Robert Allen Hooper 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Order For Arrest of Poss of Flee/Elude Arrest W/MV, Order For Arrest of Poss of Resisting Public Officer, Order For Arrest of Poss of Misdemeanor Child Abuse, Order For Arrest of Poss of Misdemeanor PV x2, Order For Arrest of Poss of Drug Para, Order For Arrest of Poss of Meth, Order For Arrest of Identity Theft, Order For Arrest of Felony PV

Name:  Jonathan Michael Freeman 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Forcible B&E Of A MV, MV Theft 

August 5
 

Name:  Michael John Bartolotta 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: DWI
 

Name: James Tanner Barron 

Department: Sylva PD

Arrest: Felony Poss Meth, Felony Poss Cocaine, Simple Poss of SCH IV CS

 

Name:  Patrick Dewitt Parris 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Warrant For Arrest of Possession of Stolen Goods/Property, Warrant For Arrest of Misdemeanor Larceny
 

Name:  Jessica Ashley York 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Misdemeanor Poss Stolen Goods/Property, Misdemeanor Larceny 
 

Name: Michael Dean Owle 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: DWI License Revoked, Injury to Personal Property, Hit/Run Leave Scene Of Accident 
 

Name: Eric Michael Bengivenga

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Resisting Public Officer 
 

Name: Stephen Ray Bengivenga 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Resisting Public Officer 

 

August 6

Name:  Richard Daniel Bird 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Poss Drug Para, Felony Poss Of Cocaine 
 

August 7
 

Name: Elizabeth Katherine Carserino 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Larceny of MV, Identity Theft, Financial Card Theft
 

Name: Hugo Thomas Lozao Alvarad

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: FTA- No Operators Licence, FTA- Resisting Public Officer, FTA- Reckless Driving 
 

Name: Brandon James Mathis 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: WFA- Assault With A Deadly Weapon, Communicating Threats 
 

Name:  David Lee Fisher 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: Poss of Firearm By Felon, Assault on a Female 

 

August 8
 

Name:  Aaron Levi Owle 

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: FTA- Poss Marijuana Up to 1/2 oz, FTA- Poss Counterfeit Instrument/ Currency 
 

Name:  Cecelia Belle Bigwitch

Department: Jackson Co Sherriff 

Arrest: FTA- Poss Stolen MV

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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