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Claiborne Grand Jury returns indictments

By Jan Runions jrunions@civitasmedia.com

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A man accused of attempted murder against a Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) officer was indicted by the Claiborne County Grand Jury during its first term of 2014.


Jonathan D. Gulley, 31, was indicted in connection with an incident at a home on Cave Springs Road on Nov. 10.


Officer Brian Isbell was dispatched to the home that day on a report of a domestic incident in progress. Claiborne 911 emergency dispatch center staff reported that the subject in question was armed with a high powered rifle, a handgun and a knife and was leaving the residence. Shortly thereafter the subject returned back into the residence and was still possibly armed.


Isbell arrived at the scene with Officer Rex Bailey. The subject allegedly fired three shots at the officers with a handgun and then fled into a wooded area behind the residence, according to the CCSD.


The CCSD SWAT team was called to the scene to support the officers in apprehending the suspect, and recovered a loaded firearm.


“The subject surrendered without incident,” said Sheriff David Ray at the time. “No further shots were fired and thankfully, no one was injured.”


Gulley was indicted by the grand jury for attempted second degree murder, domestic assault and tampering with evidence.


Several other indictments were handed down.


Steven Keith Hunley Jr., 23, and Jamie Ryan Roesch, 19, were indicted under one true bill for an alleged aggravated assault and attempted aggravated robbery on Sept. 30.


Jason Callebs, 37, was indicted for the alleged domestic assault, felonious possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia during a series of incidents on Sept. 19.


Under a separate true bill, Callebs was indicted for allegedly possessing drug paraphernalia on Dec. 12.


Earl Logan Smith, 20, was indicted for an alleged domestic assault occurring on Oct. 24.


Curtis Lee Mills, 30, was indicted for allegedly driving under the influence and violating the implied consent law on Aug. 31. Mills was previously convicted of driving under the influence on or about July 28. 2005.


Brian Timothy Elliott, 37, was indicted for allegedly driving under the influence, possessing a schedule II and a schedule IV drugs with intent to sell, speeding and violating the implied consent, registration and financial responsibility laws, all allegedly occurring on July 4, 2012.


Kevin DeLynn Widner, 32, was indicted for allegedly driving under the influence, felony evading arrest, driving on the wrong side of the road and violating the seat belt, traffic control device and implied consent laws, all allegedly occurring on Aug. 24.


In a separate true bill, Widner was indicted for allegedly threatening to harm New Tazewell Police Officers Harrison Cornett and Bill Davidson during the series of events occurring on Aug. 24.


Widner was indicted on a third true bill alleging he drove under the influence and was in possession of marijuana during an incident on Oct. 1.


Bill Henry Rosenbalm, 67, was indicted for the Aug. 17 incident in which he allegedly drove under the influence and violated the implied consent law.


Christopher Carter Cupp, 42, was indicted for allegedly driving under the influence and violating the implied consent law during an incident on May 9.


Marisa Anders contributed to this article. Jan Runions may be reached at 423-626-3222.

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