The following information is courtesy of Avery County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Benjamin Travis Benfield, 41, of 363 Spanish Oak Road in Newland, was charged on Sept. 2 with failure to appear for simple assault and felony probation violation.

Donald Scott Lyons, 38, of 2602 Connors Cir. in Lenoir, was charged on Sept. 3 with failure to appear for second degree trespass.

Brandon Scott Smith, 36, of 2403 Meat Camp Road in Boone, was charged on Sept. 3 with misdemeanor possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

William Allen Gobble, 71, of 3028 Siam Road in Elizabethton, Tenn., was charged on Sept. 6 with driving while license revoked not impaired rev, fictitious information to an officer and resisting a public officer.

Johnathan Matthew Pinter, 30, of 5650 Linville Falls Hwy. in Newland, was charged on Sept. 6 with failure to appear for expired registration card/tag, failure to appear for expired/no inspection, and failure to appear for driving while license revoked not impaired rev.

Jessie Hoke Wilhelm, 37, of 395 Hemlock Road in Banner Elk, was charged on Sept. 6 with failure to appear for permitting/operation of vehicle with no insurance x3, failure to appear for fictitious/altered title/registration card/tag and assault on a female.

Kisha Nichole Cook, 34, of 729 Toe River Road in Newland, was charged on Sept. 7 with felony probation violation.

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