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Four arrested in Hanging Limb raid
Wednesday roundup nets 15 arrests
Gordon invites residents to call free of charge



Four arrested in Hanging Limb raid

Dale Welch/Hilltop Express
Overton County Deputies John Seagraves, Lee Swallows, Johnny Arney, Loyd Hickey, and Chief Investigator Lucian Finch show some of the items they recovered after a raid at a Hanging Limb residence.

By DALE WELCH Hilltop Express with permission
Four people have been arrested and officials expect more after Overton County Sheriff's Deputies raided a Hanging Limb residence last week.

Charged so far are: James Lynn Sisco and his wife, Julia Diane Sisco, 47, both of Crawford, charged with theft over $1,000; Darrell Dewayne Farley, 39 and his wife, Jewell Lynn Farley, 38, who told investigators they were homeless, but had a Cookeville mailing address, charged with manufacture, delivery and/or sale of a controlled substance.

Darrell Farley was also charged with evading arrest. Jewell Farley was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Overton County Sheriff's Department, acting on information they received, went to the Mr. and Mrs. Sisco's Water Tank Road residence on Friday, Aug. 26 and allege they received consent to search. They returned the following Monday with a search warrant and took the four persons into custody.

Chief Investigator Lucian Finch said several items confiscated in the raid are believed to have been taken in burglaries. Items confiscated included a large generator, watches, jewelry, old money, a CB radio, and a pistol that deputies said has been confirmed as stolen.

Chief Investigator Finch said the investigation is continuing and other arrests are imminent.

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Wednesday roundup nets 15 arrests

OCN staff
Officers and agents from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cookeville Police Department, 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and Overton County Sheriff's Department met at the Livingston Public Safety Building to assist Livingston Police Department with the roundup of 15 defendants recently indicted by the Overton County Grand Jury. Indictments ranging from sale and delivery of a Schedule II narcotic to burglary were served and defendants arrested early Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, bringing an 8-month undercover operation conducted by Livingston Police Department and the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force to a close.

Police Chief Roger Phillips said, "The abuse and illegal sale of pharmaceutical drugs are at epidemic levels in our community, and these arrests can be credited to the hard work of our Police Department in conjunction with Livingston Police Department Narcotic Investigator Bill Randolph and members of the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force."

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Gordon invites residents to call free of charge

U.S. Representative Bart Gordon has set aside Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13 for Overton County residents to call him free of charge to discuss issues or problems.

"I get my best advice from the folks at home," said Gordon, dean of the state's congressional delegation. "Staying in touch with the people who elected me to Congress is my number one priority.

"I value the opinions and insights that I get from Middle Tennesseans. Their advice helps me be a better congressman."

Residents may call Gordon toll-free on Monday, Sept. 12 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 13 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. by dialing 1-866-472-7335. The toll-free number is temporary and will be activated only for those days.

"I hope people will call and let me know what issues concern them," Gordon said. "I also want to know if there is anything I can do to help someone who may have a problem with a federal agency."

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