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Mitchell County Arrest Report

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

Charles Michael Chrisawn, 43, of 340 Double Island Rd. in Burnsville, was charged by Captain R.V. Wiseman with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony forgery of endorsement, felony identity theft, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor resisting public officer, traffic driving with license revoked. Chrisawn was issued a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Gregory Boston, 75, of 184 Boston Hill Rd. in Spruce Pine, was charged by Detective A. Beam with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Boston was issued a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Tina Gaye Burleson, 55, of 854 Sullins Branch Rd. in Spruce Pine, was charged by Detective A. Beam with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Burleson was issued a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Aught Putman, 38, of Beans Creek Rd. in Bakersville was charged by Deputy J. Masters with felony flee to elude, felony assault with a deadly weapon government official, misdemeanor assault government official/employ, two misdemeanor counts of resisting public officer, misdemeanor damage to personal property, misdemeanor injury to personal property, reckless driving to endanger, drive left to center and driving while impaired. Putman was issued a $84,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Citations issued, Joshua Phillip White, 37, of 97 Delpha Rd. in Bakersville was cited by Deputy T. Silvers for driving with license revoked. White is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Calvin Marcus Hughes, 48, of 459 Vaughn Rd. in Spruce Pine, was cited by Deputy R. Bishop for driving without driver’s license. Hughes is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 2, 2020.

Jennifer Buchanan Brinkley, 41, of 211 Fairground St. Apt. C-11, was cited by Deputy R. Bishop for expired registration. Brinkley is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 2, 2020.

Hoke Junior Benfield, 63, of 199 Hoke Benfield Rd. in Newland, was cited by Deputy R. Bishop for expired registration and fictitious license plate. Brinkley is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 2, 2020.

Christian Jarrett Pritchard, 23, of 219 Fair Haven Dr. in Burnsville, was cited by Deputy D. Buchanan for operating a motor vehicle without insurance and failure to register the vehicle with the Division of Motor Vehicles. Pritchard is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Artemio Garcia Carrillo, of 214 Fox Run Rd. in Spruce Pine, was cited by Deputy D. Buchanan for operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license. Carrillo is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Sherry Lomp, 48, of 114 Hwy 226 N. in Bakersville, was cited by Lieutenant Detective C. Hobson for driving with license revoked. Lomp is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Dillon Wayne Ayers, 26, of 377 Murdock Rd. in Bakersville was cited by Deputy D. Buchanan for operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Ayers is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, 2020.

Jail Record, The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office is currently housing 33 inmates in McDowell County jail and prearranged detention facilities.

Calls for Service, The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office had 181 calls for service.

Transports, The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office had 10 prisoner transports and nine inmate transports for court.


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Avery County Land Transfers

The following information is courtesy of Avery County Register of Deeds. Excise tax is assessed at $2 per $1,000 of reported sales price. To view the complete deed of any land transfer, click to www.averydeeds.com, click “search deeds” and search for the Page and Book number listed with each entry.

June 29: One tract (1.4 acres), Cranberry. Grantee: John and April Russell. Grantor: John Russell. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2184 of Book 544.

June 29: Lot S5, Lodges at Eagles Nest, Banner Elk. Grantee: Kenneth Barnes. Grantor: Tanya and Kenneth Barnes. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2199 of Book 544.

June 29: Unit 2314, SugarTop Condominiums, Banner Elk. Grantee: Samuel Clawson, The Samuel R. Clawson Trust. Grantor: Samuel and Betsy Clawson. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2218 of Book 544.

June 29: One tract (4.03 acres), Linville. Grantee: Joseph and Alcie Sturgill. Grantor: John and Ramona Sturgill. Excise tax: $316. Page 2222 of Book 544.

June 29: One tract (0.85 acres), Linville. Grantee: Joseph and Alcie Sturgill. Grantor: John and Ramona Sturgill. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2237 of Book 544.

June 29: Lot 25, Grandfather Mountain Heights, Wilson Creek. Grantee: Craig Minegar. Grantor: Craig and Judith Minegar. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2274 of Book 544.

June 29: Lot 216, Hickory Knoll Section, Elk River Development, Banner Elk. Grantee: Edward Bowers Jr., Brian Morris, Leslie M. Morris Jr., Leslie M. Morris Jr. Revocable Trust, Estate Tax Exemption Trust. Grantor: Edward Bowers Jr. Brian Morris, Leslie Morris Jr., and Leslie M. Morris, Jr. Revocable Trust. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2298 of Book 544.

June 29: Lot 244, Oak Hills Section, Linville Land Harbor, Linville. Grantee: David and Joanne Silvia. Grantor: David and Joanne Silvia. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2323 of Book 544.

June 29: Unit 15, Building C, Briarcliff Condominiums, Banner Elk. Grantee: Rose’s Problem LLC. Grantor: Edward Emery Jr. and Bonnie Emery. Excise tax: $390. Page 2325 of Book 544.

June 29: Lot 20, Block B, Linville Heights, Linville. Grantee: Jon and Susan Driggers. Grantor: Alan and Joan Wahlers. Excise tax: $532. Page 2354 of Book 544.

June 29: Lot T-10, Timberline at Eagles Nest, Banner Elk. Grantee: Jack and Candace Savage. Grantor: Mark and William Adkins, Waterfront Group PLC LLC 401K Profit Sharing Plan. Excise tax: $550. Page 2377 of Book 544.

June 30: Lot 237, G.F. Co., Linville. Grantee: Taylor and Sara Stroud. Grantor: Mark and Tracy Deaver. Excise tax: $3,050. Page 2390 of Book 544.

June 30: See document for description. Grantee: The Headwaters Property Owners Association, Inc. Grantor: Wayne Sigmon, Headwaters at Banner Elk LLC. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2414 of Book 544.

June 30: Lot 14, Linville Oaks, Linville. Grantee: Adam and Lois Adams. Grantor: Linville 34, LLC. Excise tax: $400. Page 2429 of Book 544.

June 30: One tract (1.08 acres), Linville. Grantee: Wilma Gaskin, Douglas and Donnie Teston. Grantor: Wilma Gaskin, Irma Gravely. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2434 of Book 544.

June 30: One tract (1.08 acres), Linville. Grantee: Douglas Teston. Grantor: Wilma Gaskin and Donnie Teston. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 2438 of Book 544.

June 30: Lot 105, Oak Hills Section, Linville Land Harbor, Linville. Grantee: Kenneth Abrams, Kenneth J. Abrams Revocable Living Trust. Grantor: Action Sign Creative LLC, Michael and Caroline Kerhoulas. Excise tax: $78. Page 2451 of Book 544.

June 30: Unit E, Building 8, Phase V, Lodges at Elkmont, Banner Elk. Grantee: Barbara Keltz. Grantor: Marc and Sandra Mills, Diane and Kenneth Braswell Jr. Excise tax: $400. Page 2457 of Book 544.

June 30: Unit 816, Sugar Mtn. Ski and Country Club, Banner Elk. Grantee: David and Sabrina Orr. Grantor: Vicki and Phillip Miller. Excise tax: $264. Page 37 of Book 545.

June 30: Lot 269A, Elk Creek Drive, Banner Elk. Grantee: Danny and Mary Benjoseph. Grantor: Gracie Casey. Excise tax: $750. Page 60 of Book 545.

June 30: Lot 79, Linville Meadows, Linville Land Harbor, Linville. Grantee: Jeffrey Paul Kenrick, Ilona Kenrick. Grantor: Divine Equity Properties LLC. Excise tax: $190. Page 76 of Book 545.

June 30: One tract (2.48 acres), Wilson Creek. Grantee: William and Tracie Stuart. Grantor: Victoria Yoder. Excise tax: $588. Page 78 of Book 545.

July 1: Lot 72, Linville Meadows Section, Linville Land Harbor, Linville. Grantee: Brian and Heather Lane. Grantor: Wyman Woods, Wyman Woods Jr., Marguerite Woods, Wyman and Marguerite Woods Family Trust. Excise tax: $328. Page 124 of Book 545.

July 1: Lot 47, Harbor Lake Hills Section, Linville Land Harbor, Linville. Grantee: Kay Horney. Grantor: Hayden and Kay Horney. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 153 of Book 545.

July 1: Lot G56, Great Camp, Eagles Nest, Banner Elk. Grantee: Todd and Tessa Knight. Grantor: Eagles Nest Holdings LLC. Excise tax: $600. Page 155 of Book 545.

July 1: Two tracts, Linville. Grantee: Paul and Fay Hughes. Grantor: Barbara Coffey. Excise tax: No taxable consideration. Page 179 of Book 545.

July 1: Unit 12, Village at Eagles Nest, Banner Elk. Grantee: Eric and Tonya Almond. Grantor: Dewayne’s Properties LLC. Excise tax: $1,820. Page 182 of Book 545.

July 1: Unit 2, Building 9, Chestnut Ridge, Banner Elk. Grantee: Wayne, Naomi and Russell Vinson. Grantor: Bobby Clodfelter, Bobby R. Clodfelter Irrevocable Trust. Excise tax: $255. Page 202 of Book 545.

July 1: Lot 88, Mushroom Park, Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk. Grantee: Tatiana Santiago-Herzog, Neil Herzog. Grantor: Shirley and EP Desrochers, John Severson, E.P. Desrochers Trust. Excise tax: $470. Page 209 of Book 545.


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Avery County Arrest Report

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

Denise Donell Andrews, 40, of 205 Shooting Star Dr. in Old Fort, was charged on July 1 with felony possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana up to 0.5 oz., possession with intent to manufacture/dell/deliver methamphetamine, aggravated possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Clarence Loftin, 86, of 1393 Little Buck Hill Road in Newland, was charged on July 1 with assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon.

Clayton Monroe Shook, 35, of 5539 NC Hwy. 105 in Banner Elk, was charged on July 1 with simple assault and charged on July 2 with assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Chaska Lynne Motz, 38, of 375 River Hollow Road in Newland, was charged on July 2 with simple assault.

William V. Fitzgibbon, 19, of 5520 Stanford Dr. in Nashville, Tenn., was charged on July 5 with driving while impaired.


Benjamin Micah McKinney, son of Michael and Mollie McKinney of Avery County, graduated with highest honors at Tri-County Christian School of Spruce Pine. A celebration in his honor was held following the graduation ceremony on Friday, June 26, 2020. Ben has been dually enrolled in the Career & College Promise program at Mayland Community College, completing 21 credit hours, and plans to continue his education at Mayland in the fall. He is inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success, has served in the Volunteen Program at Blue Ridge Community Hospital, and served as a tutor to several younger students at TCCS. Congratulations, Ben, from Tri-County Christian School! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments.