Left to right: (Top) Alex Klaub, Amber Phillips, Brian Nidiffer, Crystal Firmingham, Joshua Barnett, Judy White, Karen Carrier. (Bottom) Lacey Houston, Madonna Carlson, Suzanne Blevins, Tabbatha Markland, Valerie Saylor-Gray, Vicki Buck.

Deputies from the Carter and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Offices took 20 people with outstanding warrants into custody during a joint operation Tuesday.

The wanted persons were arrested on a variety of charges, from drug offenses to failures to appear in court. Deputies conducting the round up focused on wanted persons in Sullivan County. According to Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, serving misdemeanor warrants helps to reduce property crime.

“These joint operations are important to driving down crime in the region,” Lunceford said. “We’ve seen a significant decrease in crime as our agency has prioritized arrest warrants, and we’re glad to be working with our neighboring agencies to recreate that success.”

In total, deputies served 13 warrants from Carter County, six from Sullivan County and one from Hawkins County.

 

Carter County Warrants Served:

Joshua David Barnett (age 34) – Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Driving on Suspended License

Suzanne Nicole Blevins (21) – Violation of Probation: Original Charges – Schedule II Drug Violations, Simple Possession, Possession of Schedule VI

Vicki Lou Buck (58) – Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Assault

Madonna Ryleigh Carlson (30) – Failure to Appear

Karen Carrier (63) – Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Shoplifting

Crystal Leann Firmingham (35) – Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Violation of Open Container Law

Lacey Nicole Houston (29) – Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Driving on Suspended License

Alex M. Klaub (24) – Violation of Probation: Original Charges – Assault, Resisting Arrest

Tabbatha Louise Markland (29) – Violation of Probation: Original Charges – Possession of Schedule IV, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Brian James Nidiffer (47) – Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Driving on Suspended License

Amber Michelle Phillips (35) – Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Shoplifting

Valerie Nicole Saylor-Gray (36) – Violation of Probation: Original Charges – Evading Arrest, Driving on Revoked License, Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Past Due Child Support

Judy Ann White (38) – Driving While Suspended or Revoked