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A University of Tennessee football player has been arrested. Local 8 Now reports that Volquest.com says Coleman Thomas was arrested Wednesday morning for attempting to sell stolen property. According to a warrant, Thomas tried to sell $640 worth of electronics to a GameStop on Clinton Highway. Thomas has bonded out of jail. The sophomore is originally from Virginia and played in 11 games, starting five. Thomas has been removed from all team activities. His arraignment is scheduled for April 7.. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)
On Friday March 20, 2015, Officers with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Crossville Police Department and agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at a residence located at 3956 Glade Creek Road Sparta, Tennessee in Cumberland County. The search warrant stemmed from a investigation, involving the sell and delivery of marijuana, which was conducted by the Narcotics Division of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Mikell (Tony) Tasker age 50, the owner of the residence, had been the target of a narcotics investigation where marijuana was being sold from his home. During the execution of the search warrant officers and agents seized approximately 9.25 pounds of marijuana, cash, several vehicles, and firearms. During the search warrant, Travis Lee Coleman age 30, who was staying with Tasker, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants. Tasker is facing charges of Sell and Delivery of a Schedule VI drug and Coleman is facing charges of Possession of Schedule II as well as Schedule IV drugs. The case will be presented to the Cumberland County Grand Jury at a later date.
When Barry Wilmore returned to Earth on March 11, it took the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, out of space for the first time in six months. That absence won't last long, though. Scott Kelly—who, like Wilmore, is a graduate of UT's Space Institute—will begin a one-year mission in space later this week, giving UT an impressive span of being represented almost 18 consecutive months in space. While he spends the next 12 months on the International Space Station, his twin brother Mark will remain on Earth, with the comparison of their bio-data being used to study what the effects of a trip to, say, Mars might due to a person. Kelly, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, called the "One Year Crew" are set to launch about 3:45 p.m. Friday, along with cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. (Photo Courtesy WVLT/MGN)
TSA agents at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville have discovered a loaded firearm at a security checkpoint, its second in five days. Around 5:00 a.m. Tuesaday, a loaded Smith and Wesson was discovered at the checkpoint and on March 21, a 9mm Smith and Wesson was found on a passenger’s carry-on bag. In both incident, TSA immediately alerted airport police, who took possession of the bag and cited the passengers on local charges. While firearms may be transported in checked baggage (provided they are declared to the airline, in a proper carrying case and unloaded), they are prohibited in carry-on bags. (Photos Courtesy WVLT)
A Crossville man faces numerous charges after his vehicle crashed into a house on Dunbar Lane. Upon arrival to the scene of the accident, the responding officer noticed a gold Nissan had made contact with the left corner of the home. The vehicle was still running and the driver was asleep at the wheel. After the officer yelled at the driver several times, the young man woke up long enough to tell the policeman that his name was Bryce before he fell back to sleep. The officer had to yell at the driver several more times to get him to turn off the car’s engine and, again, the driver fell back asleep. Other officers were called in to assist with the sleeping suspect, identified at 18 year old Bryce Alexander Rowan. According to reports, Rowan was finally awake and officers were able to continue the investigation which revealed drug paraphernalia inside Rowan’s vehicle. Rowan was charged with Reckless Endangerment, Vandalism and Public Intoxication and transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center.