Grand Jury returns indictments


By Jan Runions - jrunions@civitasmedia.com



The Claiborne County Grand Jury returned several indictments during its July 10 session, including two true bills for Larry Wayne Williams, 49. Williams was indicted under the separate bills on two counts of domestic assault that allegedly occurred on July 4 and Aug. 15 of last year.

A true bill was returned on Brandy Livesay, 27, for allegedly committing two counts of child neglect and one count of public intoxication during events occurring on Jan. 4.

Jason Hipsher, 37, was indicted for one count each: Possession of more than .5 grams methamphetamine with the intent to sell, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule III drugs and drug paraphernalia. Hipsher allegedly committed these crimes during events occurring on March 10.

Tony Leggans, 38, was indicted on one count each: Introduction of contraband into a penal facility, initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. These events allegedly occurred on March 19.

A true bill was returned on Karen Elizabeth Harp, 48, who was indicted for allegedly initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine on or about Nov. 7.

Douglas Adam Vanover, 25, was indicted for allegedly committing aggravated robbery on May 4.

The grand jury found enough evidence to indict Joey Lee Sincell, 30, for one count each: Escape and theft over $1,000 allegedly occurring during events on April 4.

Arthur Parker, 50, was indicted for one count each: Driving under the influence, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. These events allegedly occurred on June 15, 2014.

A true bill was returned on Erica R. Cowan, 32, for allegedly driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law on Aug. 10.

Robert Wesley Phipps, 37, was indicted under two true bills for two counts each: Violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender bar and driving on a revoked license. Phipps was also found by the grand jury to have violated the traffic control device and financial responsibility laws. The events allegedly occurred on Sept. 4 and Oct. 27 of last year.

A true bill was returned on Charles Sutton, 33, for two counts theft over $1,000 allegedly occurring on Dec. 28 of last year.

An indictment does not indicate guilt. It indicates only that the grand jury found enough evidence to warrant sending the case to trial.

Reach Jan Runions at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @scribeCP.

By Jan Runions

jrunions@civitasmedia.com

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