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January 9, 2014

Cherokee County arrests: Jan. 1-6

CHEROKEE COUNTY — The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis in the Thursday or Friday edition.

Jan. 1-6, 2014: Jeremy Ray Bates, 31, of Rusk, driving while intoxicated; Mark Anthony Bejaran, 29, of Jacksonville, possession of marijuana; LaFelton Michael Brooks, 53, of Tyler, Anderson County felony to appear warrant, possession of a controlled substance and driving while license invalid with a previous conviction; Michael Ryan Brown, 26, of Jacksonville, possession of a controlled substance; Larry Van Butcher, 47, of Rusk, theft of property and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; Chris Davilla, 49, of Jacksonville, assault causing bodily injury; Christopher Sloan Davis, 33, of Alto, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; Taylor Nicole Dick, 27, of Flint, driving while intoxicated/open container; Koltton Mavis Dudley, 24, of Rusk, burglary of a habitation; Edward Allan Elliott, 29, of Rusk, no driver's license; Dadrian Franklin, 19, of Jacksonville, possession of marijuana; Scott Lesly Harris, 37, of Jacksonville, driving while license invalid; Randall Guinn Hasty, 46, of Bullard, tampering/fabricating physical evidence, prohibited substance in a correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance; Bryson Haywood, 18, of Jacksonville, possession of drug paraphernalia; James Brandon Hicks, 30, of Flint, possession of a controlled substance; Olanda George Hill, 27, of Jacksonville, evading arrest, criminal trespass and assault causing bodily injury; Ronald Charles Hinton, 41, of Jacksonville, organized retail theft; Cory Lee Robertson Johnson, 22, of Henderson, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of no liability insurance, failure to display a driver's license,  three counts of violating a promise to appear and speeding; Salvador Juarez, 19, of Jacksonville, minor consumption of alcohol and failure to maintain a single lane of traffic; Desmond Deyund Kincade, 39, of Jacksonville, violation of parole; Erna Maria Kocken, 44, of Abilene, three counts of tampering with a government record, driving while intoxicated and failure to identify; Jared Scott Lenes, 29, Rusk, public intoxication; Valarie Gail Logan, 26, Jacksonville, public intoxication; Brandon James Lovelady, 30, Jacksonville, driving while intoxicated; Michael Ray McKay, 49, Bullard, terroristic threat and assault; Cedric Wayne Oliver, 49, Henderson, failure to appear; Sheldon Lamonte Parson Jr., 17, Jacksonville, possession of a controlled substance; Callatano Joseph Ramirez, 38, Bullard, possession of marijuana; Raybon Riden Jr., 41, Jacksonville, unauthorized use of a vehicle; Randal Parker Sipes, 52, Jacksonville, motion to revoke; Brandon Brecheen Smith, 28, Rusk, driving on wrong side of the road; Paul Jason Stewart, 39, Gallatin, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a motion to appear; Joshua Torres, 19, Bullard, possession of marijuana; Andrew Joseph Tucker, 22, Rusk, failure to appear for resisting arrest, search or transport and burglary of a building; L.T. Whitaker Jr., 38, Jacksonville, driving while intoxicated; and Robert Lee Whitaker Jr., 27, Jacksonville, violation of a burn ban and two counts of bond forfeiture.


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