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2 former non-profit directors indicted on theft charges in Roane Co.

2 former non-profit directors indicted on theft charges in Roane Co.

A Roane County grand jury has indicted two former non-profit directors on theft charges. The indictments follow a TBI investigation that began in September 2010, after the district attorney general's office learned of possible misuse of funds at Community Health Network, or CHN.

The state comptroller's office performed an audit that found Director Keith Williams and Assistant Director Paul Monroe mismanaged more than $1.2 million in federal grant funds. Prosecutors say Williams gave himself an unauthorized bonus of more than $80,000, and Monroe wrote himself a $10,000 bonus.

Former Roane resident was Charles Manson follower

Former Roane resident was Charles Manson follower

A Roane County High School graduate, who was part of the Charles Manson cult, has been recommended for parole in California.

Bruce Davis moved to California in the 1960s. He would follow serial killer Charles Manson.

In the early 1970s, Davis was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder.

The former Roane County resident was recommended for parole at his 27th parole hearing last week.

Davis' attorney said his client has earned several religious degrees while in jail.  Davis wants to become a minister once he is released.

3 arrested with 15 pounds of pot, weapons

3 arrested with 15 pounds of pot, weapons

Police arrested three people after they raided a home in Oliver Springs for drugs on Sunday.

William Phillips, 44, Hannah Phillips, 22, and Benjamin Davis, 21, were transported to Roane County Jail and are facing drug and weapon charges.

Inside the residence at 809 Wilson Road, officers seized nearly 15 pounds of marijuana, 13 firearms, several boxes of ammunition, 2 homemade silencers, 2 vehicles, equipment used to grow marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Video shows Mayfield's son slash political opponent's tires

Surveillance video released by Kingston Police shows the son of a former political candidate slashing the tires of a staff member for an opponent's campaign.

In the video, investigators say you can see Michael Mayfield, get off his father's campaign bus, look aound the Roane County Courthouse parking lot for a couple of minutes, and then cut the tires of a car in the parking lot.

The car belonged to a member of Chuck Fleischmann's campaign staff.

Reward increased for information about Roane Co. murder

Reward increased for information about Roane Co. murder

The reward has been increased for information about the killer of a Roane County man.

Family members found 85-year-old Russel Charles Blevins shot multiple times at his Kingston home back in August.

Investigators believe firearms are missing from Blevin's home, including an M-1 30 caliber carbine rifle.

The reward in the case now stands at $5,000, up from $3,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call I-800-TBI-FIND.

Pastor's wife shares account of knife-wielding woman at church

Pastor's wife shares account of knife-wielding woman at church

The wife of a Roane County church pastor is sharing her account of an incident involving a woman who approached her wielding a knife following a recent service.

Judy Beverly said the Wednesday night service had ended at Potter's House Fellowship Church on Patton Lane in Harriman when the incident took place.

She said she was speaking to another church member when the suspect, a woman who had received ministry at the church in the past, approached her.

DA: Facebook posting of fatal shooting victims is "the poorest of taste"

DA: Facebook posting of fatal shooting victims is "the poorest of taste"

Authorities don't know why crime scene pictures of two murder victims are on display in the front yard of two brothers once charged in the killings.

"It's pretty upsetting for the people who knew Bill and knew Mike and knew the situation," said Roane County chief deputy Tim Phillip said after the discovery of the pictures of former co-worker, Bill Jones, and Jones' ride along passenger Mike Brown.