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During the early morning hours of Sunday June 19, 2016, Deputy Stone of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling Lantana Road when she conducted a traffic stop for failure to maintain lane of travel and speeding. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Roger Lee Henry age 49 a resident of the Westel community in Cumberland County. A search of Henry and the vehicle he was driving was conducted which revealed four different prescription drugs, a felony amount of methamphetamine, digital scales, small plastic bags and $648.00 cash. Henry stated that he does not have a prescription for the pills that were seized. There were 67 pills which were identified as Hydrocodone, Opana, Clonazepam, and Gabapentin. The prescription pills and methamphetamine will be sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for analysis and weight. The $648 which Henry had in his possession was also seized. Roger Henry was placed under arrest and transported to jail. He was charged with three counts of Manufacture/Delivery/Sell of a Controlled Substance, Manufacture/Delivery/ Sell of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Legend Drug, and Driving while in Possession of Methamphetamine. His bond was set at $425,000 and court date of July 18, 2016.
Roger Lee Henry is currently on a $35,000 bond from a recent arrest on April 11, 2016 where a traffic stop was conducted by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Lanzilotta on I-40 in Cumberland County where he was the driver of the vehicle. During the search of Henry 18 pills that were identified as Alprazolam, Tizanidine, Oxycodone were discovered along with a felony amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, $76 cash, small plastic baggies, digital scales and a .22 caliber pistol. He was charged Manufacture/Delivery/Sell of Methamphetamine and Oxycodone, possession of a legend drug, simple possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. His court date in General Sessions Court for this case is set for Thursday June 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM.
The Crossville Police Department says there are still a few remaining slots for the e city’s first ever V.I.P. (VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING) program. There are still a few slots remaining for this exciting new program that will allow citizens to become even more involved in partnering with the Crossville Police Department, to give back to their community!
The program will begin on August 1, 2016 and will be held Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. CST. for two weeks.
The 40 hour training will introduce patrol techniques, report writing, radio procedures, finger printing, driving new V.I.P. patrol vehicles and many other aspects of police operations. The training will be free of charge. Come earn your “stripes” with us as member of our First Ever V.I.P. program. If you have always wanted to be a part of a great agency and help your community, this is your chance!
Some of the requirements for potential volunteers will be:
· 18 years or older with NO criminal record
· Possess a valid TN driver’s license with a safe driving record
· Pass our academy curriculum
If you are interested and would like to participate in the V.I.P. program, please fill out an application from the City of Crossville website:APPLICATION FOR VOLUNTEERS IN POLICING or stop by Crossville City Hall to pick up an application. For more information on the V.I.P. program, call the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231 and ask to speak with Kristi Cook! Hurry, the DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WILL BE July 18, 2016 @4pm.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will now be one weekend earlier than it has been in the past, due to a 2016 law change. Starting this year, the sales tax holiday will be held during the last weekend in July, instead of the first weekend in August each year.
From July 29 through July 31, Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season.
Under the new law, Tennessee's annual sales tax holiday will be held beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and end at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. This year, the sales tax holiday begins Friday, July 29 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m.
The new law did not change any other aspects of the sales tax holiday. As in prior years, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. Tennessee had its first sales tax holiday in 2007.
For more information about the sales tax holiday, please visit www.tntaxholiday.com.
This summer, USDA is once again leading the 8th Annual Feds Feed Families campaign. This nationwide food drive ends on August 31, 2016. The local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), along with the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD), plans to give the donated items locally to the House of Hope, the Bread of Life Missions and the St Alphonsus Community Service.
Even though this is a food drive, the USDA Service Center will accept other items as well. There is a great need for a wide variety of other items such as household paper products, cleaning products, Personal Care Products for adults and children, and linens. The food items are the standard needs of any household kitchen, preferably non-perishable items.
The local USDA Service Center is located at 314 Old Jamestown Hwy, Crossville, TN and can be reached by phone at (931) 484-6520 ext 2 or ext 3. Donated items can be dropped off at the Service Center between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, until August 31, 2016.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department has issued a Missing Adult Alert for a man who has been missing from Crossville for more than two weeks. Authorities report that 58-year-old Kenneth Dewayne Thomas left Crossville on or about June 5, 2016 to take a homeless couple to Virginia. That couple, Virginia Angel Achuff and Frank Gaglio had been staying at the Bread of Life Mission. They were supposed to give Thomas gas money to get home, but did not.
Kenneth Thomas called home from a Food Lion store in Christianburg, Virginia where he had picked up some money at Western Union. He told his family that he was getting ready to come home but he never arrived and his family says they have not heard from Kenny since.
Thomas was carrying a cellphone and his family have called several times and no one answers. His family is very concerned and believes something has prevented Kenny from calling home.
Kenneth Dewayne Thomas is a 58-year-old white male with grey hair and blue eyes. His is 5’5” tall and weighs about 165 pounds. Kenny was driving a black Isuzu Rodeo, tag number 58DD031. He was traveling with is dog Booger, a brown Chihuahua mix.
If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Kenneth Dewayne Thomas please contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at (931) 484-6176. (Photo Courtesy Cumb. Co. Sheriff's Dept.)