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January 15, 2013

Violent domestic results in indictment

CROSSVILLE — The man arrested in May and accused of a violent domestic assault, during which a family pet was stabbed to death, has been indicted by the Cumberland County Grand Jury on three charges.

Bryan Benjamin Crabtree, 40, Mackie Rd., Crab Orchard, is to appear in Criminal Court later this month to answer charges of aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon, alternate theory of aggravated assault (strangulation), unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated cruelty to animals.

The incident from which the allegations come occurred May 31 of last year at the Mackie Rd. address. Deputies responding to a domestic violence call found Carol Crabtree suffering from injuries to her face and neck where she had reportedly been struck repeatedly and choked.

A Bowie knife with blood on it was found next to a camper, and the wounded dog was found bleeding heavily and cowering under the camper. Deputy Cpl. Tim Tutor rushed the dog to the Upper Cumberland Animal Clinic for emergency treatment.

Other indictments handed down by the grand jury include:

Pickup indictments

The following people were indicted by the grand jury on new charges.

•Jack Eugene Lowery, 46, 212 Lakeshire Dr., Jan. 7/arrested on three indictments charging three counts of auto burglary, three counts of theft of less than $500 and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, with bond set at $26,000 and arraignment set for Jan. 25.

•Steven Brian Turner, 24, 925 Fox Creek Rd., Jan. 7/arrested on an indictment charging burglary and theft of less than $10,000, with bond set at $20,000 and arraignment set for Jan. 25.

•Trevor Lynn Hall, 22, 1809 Howard Springs Rd., Jan. 7/arrested on an indictment charging vandalism and escape, with bond set at $25,000 and arraignment set for Jan. 25.

•Rick Alan Hayes, 42, 441 McGinniss Rd., Jan. 8/indicted on charges of burglary and theft of more than $1,000, with bond set at $20,000 and arraignment set for Jan. 25.

Boundover indictments

The following defendants had action taken on their cases forward to the grand jury in General Sessions Court.

Burglary/theft

•Melissa Ann Whittaker, theft of less than $500 and possession of a schedule III drug.

•Jimmy Franklin Brown, theft of more than $10,000. Also, a separate indictment charging aggravated burglary.

•Ricky Dewayne Young, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000. Also, a separate indictment charging aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000.

•Owen Lee Skinner, theft of less than $500.

•Robert Paul Wankel, theft of more than $500.

Forgery/fraud

•Daryl Wayne Roberts, forgery.

Sex offenses

•Albert Donald Kissling, sexual battery.

Assault

•Bryan B. Crabtree, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, alternate theory of aggravated assault/strangulation, unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated cruelty to animals.

Methamphetamine

•Freddie Thomas Rector, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment.

•Billy Joe Cunningham, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment.

•Melinda Rose Tuttle, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment.

•Dana June Forpahl, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and two counts of aggravated child endangerment.

•Shannon Wade Cook, possession of more than .5  grams of methamphetamine for sale.

•Sarah Ann Jacks, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale.

•April Alana Bolin, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for resale.

Possession

•James Riley Roysden, possession of a schedule III drug for sale and possession of a schedule III drug for delivery.

•Brian Andrew Melton, possession of a schedule II drug for resale and possession of a schedule II drug for delivery.

•Kimberly Dawn DeRossett, simple possession of a schedule IV drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also, a separate indictment charging possession of drug paraphernalia.

Driving under the influence

•Cynthia Lee Stephens, seventh offense driving under the influence, possession of a handgun by a felon, driving on a revoked license and refusing to take an intoximeter test.

•Michael James Davis, driving under the influence, simple possession of a schedule II drug, simple possession of a schedule III drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•William Norman Dixon, fourth offense driving under the influence.

Other charges

•Corin Rose Ramey, two counts of child neglect.

•Byron Keith Tanner, aggravated criminal littering and vandalism of more than $500.

•Johnny Harold Conatser, violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law.

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