Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 16, 2012

Defendant charged with endangering officer

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Grand Jury has handed down two superseding indictments against a Crossville man who is accused of twice leading police on car chases and, in one instance, endangering a police officer with an open syringe.

Timothy James Alcorn, 38, whose last known address was listed on Orange Circle, was re-indicted on charges of reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, simple possession of Oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a Feb. 14, 2011 incident.

He was also indicted on charges of felony evading arrest, domestic assault and fourth offense driving on a suspended license, stemming from a March 30, 2011 incident.

In the February 2011 incident, Alcorn is accused of fleeing from a traffic stop on Dooley St. and once stopped and taken into custody, he was asked if he had any sharp objects in his pockets.

Ptl. Dustin Lester wrote in a report at the time that Alcorn said no, and that moments later police found the open syringe which held oxycodone in his pants pocket.

In the second incident, police were dispatched to investigate a report of a domestic violence complaint when Alcorn allegedly fled from officers.

In other cases presented to the grand jury, the following indictments were handed down:


•Scott Michael Emerson, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $500.

•Taylan Shane Farris, theft of less than $500.

•Thomas Daniel Norrod Jr., aggravated burglary.

•Polly Marie Johnson, aggravated burglary.

•Polly Marie Johnson, aggravated burglary.

•Nathaniel Ryan Lake, burglary and theft of more than $1,000.

•Jason Neal Keagle, theft of more than $500.


•Polly Marie Johnson, forgery.

•Ashley Louise Shuey, passing a forged instrument.

Controlled substances

•Alvin Dale Campbell, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale and possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for delivery.

•Alvin Dale Campbell, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.

•Kimberly Sharlene Adkisson, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•Adam Brian Smith, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•Shawn Kristine McClanahan, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale and delivery and possession of Alprazolam for sale and delivery.

•Christopher Brian Darnell, possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetemine for sale and delivery, possession of Alprazolam for sale and delivery and criminal impersonation.

•Kimberly Sharlene Adkisson, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine.

•Kimberly Sharlene Adkisson, two counts of immediate precursor of methamphetamine.

•Dana Kathaleen Smith, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and evading arrest.

•Dana Kathleen Smith, two counts of immediate precursor of methamphetamine.

•Dana Kathleen Smith, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•Daniel Ray Reed Jr., manufacture of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine and initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

Driving under the influence

•Adam Brian Smith, third offense of driving under the influence, theft of more than $1,000 and felony evading.

•Marcus Clarine Melear, fourth offense driving under the influence.

•Dennis Earl Anderson, driving under the influence, possession of a prohibited weapon and refusing to take an intoximeter test.


•Steven Lee Sneed, aggravated assault.

•Dakota Michael Snell, aggravated assault.

•Charity Lynn Walker, felony reckless endangerment.

Miscellaneous charges

•Dana Kathleen Smith, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.

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