Crime roundup: Animal cruelty, counterfeiting, meth and more

John Stout • Apr 13, 2019 at 11:49 PM

Home found ‘full of animal feces’

GREENEVILLE — Two people were charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after the Greeneville Police Department found their home was “full of animal feces” and “the furniture was destroyed,” Greeneville police said in a news release.

Kendell Kinney, 212 E. Milligan Drive, and Patricia Kinney, same address, was arrested after officers’ investigation found the residence in “very poor condition.” There was 21 dogs and six cats in the home, with three cats in cages outside. Police said those animals were being fed by Patricia Kinney.

Investigators said there was “dog feces all over the the residence in large piles, some places covering entire rooms.”

The court date and bond amount for the two were not listed in the news release.

Three teens charged with felony vandalism

Three 17-year-olds were charged with felony vandalism after officers responded to a call Saturday morning outside of 906 Huffine Road, Johnson City Police said in a news release.

Jonesborough Police responded to the call, where the found the caller’s vehicle had been spray-painted on three of the four sides. Jonesborough police said they had possible suspects in the vandalism.

A city officer made contact with the teens in front of their legal guardians, and said the three were “forthcoming” and admitted to the vandalism.

The three suspects were charged with one count each of felony vandalisn, and released back into the custody of their legal guardians per juvenile probations’ recommendation.

Jonesborough man charged with counterfeiting

A Jonesborough man was charged with counterfeiting Friday after he was found with two counterfeit $100 bills on him, Johnson City officers said.

Floyd D. Wynn, 61, 191 Archer Road, was charged with criminal simulation, simple possession and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

At approximately 6:40 p.m., officers responded to Roadrunner Market (1702 W. Market St.) in reference to a subject attempting to use a counterfeit $100 bill.

Upon arrival officers made contact with Mr. Wynn. He advised officers that he was unware that the bill was counterfeit and then proceeded to inform officers that he had a second bill in his sock that was also determined to be counterfeit.

Officers placed Wynn into custody, and marijuana and a pipe were found on his person.

Wynn was transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was held in lieu of $15,000 bond. County Sessions Court arraignment is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Felony possession of meth charge placed

A woman who was being taken in by bail bondsmen had 3.47 grams of methamphetamine on her at the time, leading to a charge of felony possession of meth, police officers said in a news release.

Jonelle O’Brien, 1818 W. Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, was charged Thursday evening.

The bail bondsman wanted her held on other undisclosed charges. The warrant that was obtained against O’Brien wasn’t served until she got to the Washington County Detention Center.

She was held on $10,000 bond in lieu of a Sessions Court arraignment Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Burglary, theft charges placed after dispute

A man who said some of his belongings were in a vehicle that he was rummaging around in led to a burglary of a motor vehicle and a theft charge after the vehicle’s owner disputed the account of the man who was charged, a Johnson City officer said in a news release.

Armon Rakel Grant, 22, no address available, was charged Friday night after officers responded to 1102 Claiborne St. in response to a call about an unknown man who was inside a vehicle that didn’t belong to him.

Upon investigation, officers say, it was determined that Grant took a pair of pants off the residence’s porch, and now was inside the vehicle.

Grant was transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was held on $5,000 bond. His Sessions Court arraignment is set Monday at 1:30.

From staff reports

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