Six arrested for guns, drugs
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 22, 2014 | 3998 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Six people were arrested at a local motel and face charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple possession of Schedule VI and Schedule II narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Another investigation led to the arrest of two others.

A warrant attempt at Applegate Inn led to the arrests of Robert Kirk Mann, 53, Devin Lumpkin, 18, Randall Clowers, 37, James Moore, 45, Justin Nelson, 29, and Michael Futrell, 37.

According to a report filed by deputy Tim Robinson, he was called to the inn by the manager, who wanted the person who rented the room removed.

Clowers was listed as the renter, according to the report. Robinson reported no one would answer the door when deputies knocked.

Eventually, the innkeeper opened the door.

After further investigation, Lumpkin, Futrell, Nelson, Mann and Moore reportedly told the deputies they had been charged with felony crimes in the past. Moore was wanted on a Hamilton County theft warrant, Nelson was wanted in Bradley on a domestic assault warrant and Mann was wanted in Bradley on a violation of probation warrant.

All six people were taken into custody.

As the investigation continued, deputies found a shotgun and a semi-automatic pistol under mattresses on the beds inside the room.

Suspected methamphetamine and marijuana were also located in a bathroom.

All were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges and previously filed warrants.

Deputy Robert Jones of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office also filed an arrest report after he went to back up deputy Darren Miller. Two people were arrested from another room at the motel.

Andrea Turner was found to have a warrant. She was taken into custody and after a search of the room, Newman K. Hawkins, 29, was arrested after deputies located suspected meth inside a suitcase containing his property, according to the report.

Hawkins was charged with possession of Schedule II narcotics.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County on Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

Safety Checkpoints will also be set up in McMinn County as well as other parts of the state.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.