Suspects (left to right) – Top: Clarence Arnold, David Compton, Scotty Robbins, Victoria Cook, Tina Glover, Michael Guy, Brent Lewis. Bottom: Carissa McFadden, Brandy Dugger, Austin Mills, Angela Reece, Tommie Dixon, Richard Wittenberg, Christopher Courtner.

The Carter County and Johnson County Sheriff’s Offices conducted a joint warrants operation Monday, leading to 16 arrests.

Carter County deputies took 14 wanted persons into custody, all on violation of probation or failure to appear charges. The original charges against the suspects included drug violations, theft, and driving under the influence. Johnson County deputies also arrested 2 persons on active warrants.

The round up is part of a push for a regional approach to law enforcement. Sheriff Dexter Lunceford intends to expand the warrants database his agency has created to include other agencies in the region.

“About 80 percent of your warrants are for misdemeanors,” Lunceford said. “Since misdemeanors aren’t entered into the national warrants database, that means other jurisdictions have no visibility of roughly 80 percent of your wanted persons.”

The joint operation between Johnson County and Carter County comes just weeks after a similar round up between Unicoi County and Carter County.

“These round ups are just the first step,” Lunceford said. “We’re setting the wheels in motion for regional law enforcement efforts. Technology has finally made it possible, we just have to find the right tools and put them to good use.”

Lunceford said that he is working with other agencies to coordinate more joint operations in the near future.

 

List of Suspects Arrested:

Scotty Wayne Robbins, age 48

Violation of Probation: Original Charges – Theft Under $500, Resisting Arrest

Tina Annette Glover, 45

Failure to Appear: Original Charges – Driving on Revoked License (2x), Shoplifting

Tommie Michele Dixon, 42

Violation of Probation: Original Charges – Promoting Manufacture of Methamphetamine (3x)

Victoria Nicole Cook, 23

Violation of Probation: Original Charge – Shoplifting, Criminal Trespass

Angela Renee Reece, 48

Violation of Probation: Original Charge – Shoplifting

Brent Dean Lewis, 25

Violation of Probation: Original Charge – Possession of Schedule II

David Russell Compton, 36

Failure to Appear in Court in Reference to Child Support, Attachment for Contempt

Clarence Buddy Arnold, 55

Violation of Probation: Original Charge – Promotion of Methamphetamine Manufacturing (27x)

Austin Paul Mills, 29

Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Shoplifting, Theft Under $500

Christopher Anthony Courtner, 22

Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Shoplifting

Michael David Guy, 48

Failure to Appear: Original Charge – Shoplifting

Carissa McFadden, 28

Violation of Probation: Original Charge – Possession of Schedule III, Possession of Schedule IV

Richard Autrey Wittenberg, 79

Violation of Probation: Original Charge – Driving Under the Influence

Brandy Michelle Dugger, 34 (Turned Self In)

Violation of Probation: Original Charge – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia