A man facing charges of child rape in Friendsville, a Knoxville man involved in a police standoff after what officers say was a two-week crime jag and a Maryville resident suspected in a violent home invasion were among those indicted by a Blount County grand jury Monday.
David Lynn Brewer Jr., 50, Vernie Lee Road, Friendsville, was indicted on charges of rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, and incest, stemming from a series of incidents that happened between January 2014 and February 2016.
According to Blount County Sheriff’s Office reports, Brewer’s victim was a family member, a girl under 13. Reports said the victim’s mother called police after her daughter divulged that Brewer had been sexually abusing her.
When investigators questioned Brewer several days later, reports said he admitted to the abuse.
Albert Lee Reynolds, 33, of Knoxville, was indicted Monday on charges of evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, burglary, two counts of theft greater than $10,000, theft greater than $1,000, theft less than $500, burglary of an automobile, two counts of aggravated burglary and vandalism greater than $10,000. All of his charges stem from September 2016 incidents.
Reynolds, who was a Rockford resident at the time of the incidents for which he was charged, was arrested Sept. 21 after a brief stand-off with police in Knoxville, according to reports.
Police say Reynolds’ crime jag began with the theft of a car and other items from a garage on Sept. 6 in Maryville, after which he fled from police pursuit. Days later, he reportedly stole another vehicle, this time at knifepoint, from a woman on Piney Level Church Road, and then stole a pickup, a gun and other items from a home in Friendsville.
In a joint operation between BCSO and Knox County Sheriff’s Office, he was finally taken into custody in Knoxville after police sent a K-9 unit after him when he initially refused to surrender at an apartment complex on Scarlett Oak Court in Knoxville.
Austin Lynn Dixon, 21, Wildwood Road, Maryville, was indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, and vandalism, stemming from an incident on Oct. 2.
Dixon was also indicted on charges of simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia, stemming from an incident on July 1.
The more serious of Dixon’s charges relate to an incident on Oct. 2 when he barged into the home of an 18-year-old Rockford resident, gun in hand, and demanded information on another individual, BCSO reports said.
Before leaving the home, reports said Dixon also smashed out a rear passenger window of the victim’s vehicle. Dixon and a woman reported to be an accomplice, Charity L. Hammond, were later arrested in the incident.
Reports show Dixon has an extensive history of arrests for assault and drugs in Blount County.
Also indicted Monday, on a single count of robbery, was James Ulysses Sanders II, 27, West Edison Street, Alcoa. According to Alcoa Police, Ulysses was involved in an incident in which he dragged an Alcoa woman out of her home on West Edison Street, threw her down in her yard and forcibly removed an envelope containing $140 cash from her pocket.
Other indictments for March include:
• Deanjelo James Kellogg, 28, Payne Avenue, Alcoa, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, stemming from an incident on Sept. 18;
• Randall Sizemore, 35, Knoxville, on a charge of public intoxication, stemming from an incident on Oct. 9;
• Ricky Curtis Jones, 56, Belfor Circle, Alcoa, on a charge of driving under the influence of an intoxicant, stemming from an incident on Sept. 13;
• Donald Martin West II, 48, Glenn Echo Drive, Maryville, on charges of public intoxication, stalking, and criminal trespassing, stemming from an incident on Aug. 14;
• Franklin Kirkpatrick, 19, Kirkpatrick Lane, Maryville, on charges of simple assault and aggravated assault, stemming from an incident on April 30;
• Brent Allen Snyder, 34, Loudon, on two charges of auto burglary, a charge of aggravated burglary and a charge of assault, stemming from an incident on Nov. 4;
• Bobby Brown, 57, Triple Oak Street, Rockford, on a charge of driving under the influence of an intoxicant, stemming from an incident on July 22;
• Carrie Ann Stephens, 45, Argonne Drive, Maryville, on charges of driving under the influence of an intoxicant and violation of implied consent, stemming from an incident on July 12;
• Michael Edward Smith, 51, Mossy Grove Lane, Maryville, on a charge of simple assault, stemming from an incident on Sept. 14; and
• four men were charged with a single count of hunting bear with bait, stemming from an incident on Sept. 26, including Steven Sutton, 27, South Rogers Road, Seymour; Jackson Sutton, 53, Dripping Springs Road, Seymour; Terrell Carden Sr., 71, Athens; and Alex Houston Gregory, 21, Fairoaks Drive, Maryville.