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Hawkins Police Blotter: Urinating biker charged with DUI, driving on revoked 11th offense

Jeff Bobo • May 4, 2020 at 9:00 PM

CHURCH HILL — Responding to a complaint of a biker urinating on the side of Goshen Valley Road Tuesday afternoon, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Isaac Hutchins reportedly located the man who stated he was there to “meet a girl.”

Hutchins stated in his report that around 2:15 p.m. he found James Dean Webb, 50, 1550 Grassy Creek Road, Rogersville, sitting on his 2005 Harley Davidson on the shoulder of Goshen Valley Road. Hutchins said Webb had a strong odor of alcohol on him, was unsteady on his feet, and was uncooperative.

A computer check revealed that Webb’s license is revoked for DUI, that he’s a convicted habitual motor offender, and that he has 10 previous convictions for driving on a revoked license.

Hutchins stated in his report, “I asked Mr. Webb if he was urinating on the side of the road, to which he stated, ‘I may or may not have been. I drove here to meet a girl.’ ”

A box of Yuengling beer was located in the saddle bags of the motorcycle, and Webb allegedly admitted he had consumed several beers. The motorcycle was seized, and Webb was charged with DUI, driving on a revoked license 11th offense, failure to show proof of insurance, open container violation and violation of the Implied Consent Law.

Meth, pipes, baggies and scales

Kenneth Willard “Kenny” Collins, 57, 263 Cope Lane, Rogersville, was arrested on April 27 and charged with possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are kept, stored, or sold as a result of a search warrant executed at his home by the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force.

The warrant alleges that DTF agents assisted by the HCSO located an unspecified amount of meth and marijuana in a black magnetic box inside Collins’ residence.

The warrant also alleges that inside the home officer found glass meth pipes, baggies, torch-style lighters, digital scales, and several firearms and ammunition. All drug evidence seized was sent to the TBI lab for testing.

Doughnuts and burnouts in church parking lot

Pastor John North from Spires Chapel Baptist Church told the HCSO Tuesday that a small black car with a red hood and white fender has been doing doughnuts and burnouts at the church parking lot on 2026 Route 70N north of Rogersville, causing damage to the newly paved and sealed surface.

North stated that there is video surveillance of the incidents which have taken place throughout April, most recently last Monday around 1 p.m.

The church leadership wishes to seek criminal charges and restitution if a suspect is located, North added.

Text messages warn of arson

A Church Hill man told HCSO Deputy Hunter Lamons last Monday that the previous Saturday morning (April 25) he found that several items valued at $750 were missing from a mobile home at 2729 Caney Valley Road north of Surgoinsville, but he wanted to check with a friend before reporting them stolen.

On Monday he received a text from his sister stating that a suspect had been telling people he burned down the mobile home. The victim then went to the mobile home, which is valued at $5,000, and discovered it had been burned down.

Lamons inspected the scene and found no hot spots, which would indicate the fire occurred days earlier. There was no report of a fire to Hawkins County Central Dispatch. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the HCSO at (423) 272-4848 or (423) 272-7121.

Wallet stolen from shopping cart

A Rogersville man told the Rogersville Police Department Wednesday he was shopping at Walmart around 8 p.m. when his wallet containing $80 was stolen.

The man said he left his jacket in the top of the shopping cart with his wallet in the pocket while shopping. He said he walled away from his cart for a few seconds while in the toy aisle, and when he returned the wallet was gone.

At the time of the report Wednesday, Walmart employees were in the process recovering video surveillance of the apparent theft.

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