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Archives 05-23-2001




Livingston Academy Graduation 2001 Held
Reward Offered For Info On Area Church Break-Ins
Forged Check Leads Deputies To Meth Find


Livingston Academy Graduation 2001 Held

Stuart Parsons photo

Livingston Academy graduates of the Class of 2001 celebrate with the traditional toss of the cap at the conclusion of graduation ceremonies held Friday, May 18. Parents, family, and friends of the 166 graduating seniors gathered in Tom Davis Memorial Stadium to watch the first graduating class of the new millennium receive their diplomas.


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Reward Offered For Info On Area Church Break-Ins
By Dewain E. Peek and Deborah Forsman

A rash of break-ins at Overton County churches has prompted Overton County Sheriff Kelly Hull to offer a reward out of his own pocket.

Sheriff Hull is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for church break-ins that have recently occurred in Overton County. The following churches have been broken into: Beaty Swamp Community Church, McDonald's Chapel, Assembly of God in Allons, and Monroe Christian Church.

Sheriff Hull stated he will take any and all necessary actions to bring this situation to an end.

Anyone who has information should contact the Overton County Sheriff's Department at 823-5635.


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Forged Check Leads Deputies To Meth Find

A minor offense led to a major offense when a man allegedly attempted to pass a forged check at a Livingston department store.

According to reports, Danyne S. Breast entered Overton Department Store on Thursday, May 17 and allegedly attempted to pass a forged check to Deputy Greg Etheredge, who helps operate the store. Etheredge asked Breast about the check and he allegedly admitted the check was not his. Dep. Etheredge then advised Breast to come with him.

Breast reportedly pushed Dep. Etheredge back and fled on foot. With the help of Brad McCormick, Breast was apprehended a few blocks away. Dep. Etheredge then transported him to Overton County Jail.

When he was put into the jail, Breast allegedly attempted to conceal Xanax pills. During an interview conducted at the jail by Dep. Etheredge, Dep. Heather Howell, and Chief Deputy Craig Story, Breast allegedly gave false information about a white Ford Thunderbird, with Warren County plates, he had been driving, which was parked on the Livingston square in front of Overton Department Store.

Deputies went to check out the car and allegedly saw what they believed to be a meth pipe in the floorboard. Dep. Johnny Arney and K-9 Rudy were called to the scene. K-9 Rudy reportedly indicated the vehicle had drugs inside.

Inside the car and in its trunk, deputies allegedly found items necessary for a meth lab. Finished methamphetamine and a large bag of marijuana seeds, along with scales, baggies, pipes, and a dropper, were also allegedly found in the car.

Breast is incarcerated in Overton County Jail under a $95,000 bond.



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