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Hawkins Police Blotter: Shoplifting suspect found passed out on sidewalk with stolen items

Jeff Bobo • May 7, 2020 at 9:15 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Bean Station woman was charged with theft and drug possession last week after she reportedly passed out on the sidewalk beside the Rogersville McDonald’s while in possession of stolen merchandise from the nearby Walmart.

On May 1 around 9:43 p.m., Rogersville Police Department Officer Cambren Gibson responded to the scene and was able to awaken the woman, who was eventually identified as Jennifer Marie Bellamy, 42, after she allegedly gave several names and birth dates that didn’t match NCIC records.

Bellamy reportedly admitted to taking Suboxone, and Gibson described her as unsteady on her feet and having trouble staying awake.

Gibson received permission from Bellamy to search her bags and allegedly found a backpack which contained shoes and clothing. Bellamy reportedly admitted that the backpack and its contents were stolen from Walmart.

In Bellamy’s purse, Gibson allegedly found a baggy containing an unspecified amount of meth as well as a Suboxone pill. Bellamy was charged with possession of meth, possession of Schedule III narcotics, shoplifting, criminal impersonation and public intoxication.

Help the HCSO locate a missing teen

(UPDATE: The TBI announced Thursday that Natalie Pishner had been found safely.)

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating 14-year-old Natalie Pishner, who has been missing since May 2.

Pishner lives in Hawkins County, but the HCSO said she was last seen in Nashville. She is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, 115 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen possibly wearing a gray Myrtle Beach sweatshirt.

If you have seen Pishner or have information regarding her whereabouts, call the HCSO at (423) 272-7121 or the TBI at (800) TBI-FIND.

False name from a wanted man

Robert Eric Stine, 44, 119 Chestnut St., Church Hill, was arrested on May 1 and charged with criminal impersonation after allegedly identifying himself to Deputy Billy Begley as “Jason Grey.”

That name didn’t match the date of birth provided by Stine, who then reportedly gave a false Social Security number as well. After several minutes, Stine reportedly gave his real name and admitted he knew he had a warrant in Hawkins County, but he wanted to wait and get some things in order before going to jail.

A computer check revealed that Stine was wanted in Criminal Court for failure to appear and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Stine is scheduled to appear in Hawkins County Criminal Court on June 12 on charges of aggravated burglary, theft over $2,500 and failure to report a dead body for allegedly burgling a home three times after discovering the owner deceased in June of last year.

Stolen motorcycle dragged down street

On April 30 around 6 a.m., the HCSO responded to a report of a motorcycle on its side in the roadway on Webster Valley Road with what appeared to be a rubber strap tied to the front.

Deputies spoke to the owner, who resides on Old Route 70-S, who stated he didn’t know the 2009 Suzuki was missing and that the last time he had seen the bike at 1 a.m. it was chained to a light pole in his front yard.

The HCSO report stated that the bike appeared to have suffered a lot of damage due to being dragged on the asphalt. The owner stated he had just purchased it and didn’t have insurance.

Meth bust in Rogersville

Maranda Raye Wilt, 37,709 Alexander St., Rogersville, was arrested last month and charged with possession of meth and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold as a result of an HCSO raid.

During the early morning hours of April 28, the HCSO Narcotics and Patrol Division served a narcotics-related search warrant at Wilt’s residence, during which officers reportedly came in contact with numerous subjects along with Wilt.

Officers recovered approximately two grams of a crystal substance, believed to be meth, and approximately 11 grams of marijuana, and it was determined during the investigation the additional subjects were at the residence to purchase meth from Wilt.

The search warrant was obtained after agents with the HCSO Narcotics Division had conducted numerous undercover controlled drug buys from the residence.

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