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LaFollette man accused of sexually abusing two children

LaFollette man accused of sexually abusing two children

A LaFollette man is facing charges, accused of sexually abusing two children.

Investigators say Jeffrey Thomas Sills raped a 7-year-old child and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old child in October. According to court documents, Sills sexually assaulted the 7-year-old on other occasions as well.

Sills is charged with rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery, along with possession of marijuana.

Two men arrested in connection with slew of Campbell Co. vehicle burglaries

Two men arrested in connection with slew of Campbell Co. vehicle burglaries

Two men have been arrested in connection with a slew of vehicle burglaries.

The Campbell County Sheriff's Office says Anthony C. Winnie, 25 of LaFollette, and Phillip McGhee, 25 of Jacksboro, are being charged with 21 counts of burglary and 21 counts of theft or attempted theft for breaking into unlocked cars in the Jacksboro area.

Officials say they believe the two men were trading items from stolen vehicles to support a drug addiction.

Lawn care worker suspected of breaking into houses

Lawn care worker suspected of breaking into houses

Officers believe they have arrested a suspect involved in a recent string of robberies in Morgan and Scott Counties.

Justin Laymance of Scott County has been charged with one burglary so far, but officers believe he is connected to more.

Sunbright Police Chief Allen Dagley says Laymance did lawn care at two homes which were broken into recently.   

Chief Dagley saw the suspect drive by a Sunbright residence that was robbed this weekend around 10:30 Monday morning.

Winfield man charged with vehicular homicide, drag racing

Winfield man charged with vehicular homicide, drag racing

A Winfield man is facing charges in a deadly crash.

Authorities indicted 27-year-old George King for two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of drag racing. The charges are in connection with the death of Oliver Duncan back on March 7.

Scott County officials are holding King on $50,000 bond at the county jail.

2 arrested after meth lab found under Super 8 motel bed

2 arrested after meth lab found under Super 8 motel bed

Police say they've busted a man and a woman for setting up a meth lab under a bed in a Super 8 motel. It happened Thursday in Caryville.

Officers got a tip about possible meth making, and when they went to the room in question, they found David Rector, who was already wanted by authorities. Police say they raised the mattress and found Tonja Lawson hiding underneath, along with the meth making materials.

Both suspects are facing charges.

3 arrested with 15 pounds of pot, weapons

3 arrested with 15 pounds of pot, weapons

Police arrested three people after they raided a home in Oliver Springs for drugs on Sunday.

William Phillips, 44, Hannah Phillips, 22, and Benjamin Davis, 21, were transported to Roane County Jail and are facing drug and weapon charges.

Inside the residence at 809 Wilson Road, officers seized nearly 15 pounds of marijuana, 13 firearms, several boxes of ammunition, 2 homemade silencers, 2 vehicles, equipment used to grow marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Former police officer wanted for sex crimes turns himself in

Former police officer wanted for sex crimes turns himself in

A former LaFollette Police officer wanted for sex crimes turned himself in this morning, after more than two months on the run.

A Campbell County grand jury returned a 44 count indictment against Michael Baker, 39, on July 11. He was charged with 22 counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and 22 counts of solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor.