At 6 p.m. Saturday on Percy Priest Lake, TWRA Officer Joshua Landrum asked 24-year-old Jet Skier Orrie Reed Whitton when he last smoked marijuana. Landrum replied: “when the sun was still up”. The agent reminded him the sun had been up for the last 12 hours, and wouldn’t set for another 2. Landrum was jailed on 5 charges this weekend, and he reportedly told the officer he “doesn’t care what happens to him”.
21-year-old Logan Anderson was charged with BUI, implied consent, and possession of marijuana when police who were patrolling Percy Priest Lake stopped Anderson for a registration issue and then found weed in his boat.
34-year-old David Hamman was charged with two counts of sex offender residential/victim violation for spending the night in a house with a minor present and being within 1,000 feet of a park.
29-year-old Chris Perrine was charged with boating under the influence when an officer halted his vessel after noticing he had beer cans within his reach. Perrine admitted to drinking 3 White Claws.
20-year-old Adam Hollis was charged with negligent operation of a boat, boating under the influence, possession of alcohol under 21, NASBLA boating violation, and implied consent after TWRA observed a boat with a passenger on the bow and found Busch cans rolling around on his boat.
One year after the initial incident, the Davidson County Grand Jury has returned an indictment charging Joseph Newkirk with two counts of felony aggravated assault. He is accused of continuing to beat a local realtor, even after rendering him unconscious, and knocking a female friend unconscious, leaving her in the water at the lake.
28-year-old Blake Henderson Dunn was arrested on Saturday on Percy Priest Lake, after a TWRA officer says he admitted to smoking marijuana while operating a vessel, and for possession of two joints on the boat.
Joey Newkirk, 39, arrested and charged with assault, after an incident that included the beating a local realtor after he was unconscious on the ground, and participating in the beating of a female friend, leaving her unconscious in the water. His brother, Nathaniel Clay Rice, who also participated in the above assaults, punched another friend/witness when he asked what happened, before the two casually walked away from the scene.
Brandon David Mackay, 39, of Knoxville, is charged this morning with vehicular homicide by intoxication and driving on a suspended license
Many consider Memorial Day weekend the ‘unofficial’ start of summer, and it only took a few hours for the first Boating Under the Influence of the season to happen. Late Friday night, Zach Cunningham was arrested and charged with BUI & Implied Consent Violation, after he was found to be drunk while driving a boat on Percy Priest Lake, and tried to hide his alcohol from officers as they neared his boat. According to a report, late Friday night, while patrolling Percy Priest Lake, an officer noticed a vessel underway displaying…