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The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets and the Stone Memorial High School Lady Panthers posted wins in the first round of the Region 3AAA Tournament Friday. At CCHS the Lady Jets ended the Lady Cherokees of McMinn County’s season with a 77-58 victory. SMHS posted a home win over Walker Valley as they ended the Lady Mustangs season with a 58-42 win. The Lady Jets and the Lady Panthers advance to the Region semi-finals Monday at Bradley Central. At 5:00 on Monday the Lady Panthers will play the host team, the Bearrettes of Bradley Central. Bradley posted a 69-35 win over Cookeville on Friday. At 6:30 Monday in the second semi-final the Lady Jets will play White County. The Warriorettes advanced with a 54-51 win at East Hamilton.
Saturday the Stone Memorial High School Panthers will travel to take on East Hamilton for their first round game in the Region Tournament. The tip is scheduled for 6:00.
Live coverage of the Stone Memorial High School Panthers and Lady Panthers airs on Mix 99.3 and all the action of CCHS Lady Jets basketball is on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
Crossville, Tennessee - On January 27, 2017, deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling Browntown Road when a vehicle was observed at a vacant residence. The vehicle was stopped and the suspect identified as Barry K. Lail, 45, of Robin Hood Drive, Crossville. When question why he was at the vacant residence, Mr. Lail began to attempt to evade the deputy. He was then given orders to place his hands on the vehicle which he failed to comply. A brief struggle began as the suspect resisted arrest and was taken into custody. A .40 caliber handgun, 5.7 grams of methamphetamine, 2 large knives, 1 wooden club, $1,935 cash, & a 2001 Chevy Camaro was seized.
Barry K. Lail was charged with Manufacture, Delivery and Sale of Methamphetamine, Unlawful possession of a weapon, driving while restricted, simple possession, resisting arrest, and driving while in possession of methamphetamine. The suspect has a court date of March 27, 2017, and a bond of $18,000.00.
On February 11, 2017, deputies observed a motorcycle on Dunbar Road and recognized the driver as Barry K. Lail. The motorcycle stopped at a convenient store and was approached by deputies where the suspect took off on foot and was pursued by deputies and taken into custody after a brief struggle. A 9mm handgun loaded with 9 rounds was taking from the suspect along with pills identified as Oxycodone 30mg, 26 grams of methamphetamine, $715 of cash and a set of digital scales.
The suspect was charged with Manufacture, Delivery and Sale of Methamphetamine, Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender, Resisting Arrest, Evading Arrest, Simple Possession of Schedule II Drug, and Possession of a Firearm while committing a felony. The suspect has a court date of April 10, 2017, and bonds of $510,000.00.
(Photo Courtesy Cumb. Co. Sheriff’s Office)
Crossville, Tennessee - A Crossville man received multiple drug charges after being stopped in two separate traffic stops within 8 days. On February 12, 2017, a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Lantana Road for a window tint violation. A consent search was conducted and yielded pills identified as Diazepam 5mg and several baggies of a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Arrested at the scene was, Ronald Floyd, 50, of Hwy 70 North and charged with, Manufacture, Delivery and Sell of Methamphetamine and Simple Possession. He was released on $20,000.00 bond awaiting an April 10, 2017, court date.
On February 20, 2017, a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a Dodge Charger on Mayland Loop. The vehicle matched the description of a stolen vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted and the driver identified as Ronald Floyd, 50 of Hwy 70 North. Floyd was placed under arrest for driving on revoked. Floyd surrendered a plastic baggie of Marijuana and a small plastic baggie of a crystal substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle yield additional baggies of methamphetamine totaling 32 grams. A 2006 Dodge Charger was seized along with $1,060.00 in cash. Additional charges of Manufacture, Delivery and Sell of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Schedule IV drug was also placed on Mr. Floyd. He awaits an April 10, 2017, court date with additional bonds of $44,000.00.
(Photo Courtesy Cumb. Co. Sheriff’s Office)
The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports that environmental crews continue to clean up a diesel spill from a recent tractor trailer fire in Cumberland County on I-40 West near mile marker 334. On Friday, February 24, 2107, they will work in the median, which may cause temporary closures of the fast lane.
TDOT reports that work continues on the construction of a truck climbing lane on I-40 West near mile marker 336. The right shoulder will remain closed for the duration of this project which is expected to be complete in June 2018.
TDOT reminds motorists to watch out for work crews on Peavine Road who will be doing grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard: Work on this project will begin during this report period. Estimated project completion date is November 2020.
Peg Broadcasting and Local 8 News Weathercaster Dani Ruberti will help raise money for East Tennessee Children's Hospital by competing in “Dancing with the Knoxville Stars”. The competition is set for Saturday, April 8 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. General admission tickets cost $75.