More Violent Crime in Sevier County

More Violent Crime in Sevier County

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Citizen Reporter

Miami, FL

#1 Oct 6, 2007
Kodak (WVLT)-- A Sevier County man was arrested Saturday morning for a Kodak trailer park assault.

It happened around 6:30 AM when Joseph Remilong, 27, demanded money from his 49 year old mother.

When she refused he beat her up.

He then got in a 2004 Dodge Neon, and rammed his mothers 2007 Chevy Impala until it was pushed into her trailer.

Remilong left the scene and neighbors called 9-1-1.

Police stopped him nearby and took him into custody.

He has been charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated domestic assault, vandalism, and driving without a license.

His mother was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released with injuries to her head.

Bond has not been set.
In the Know

Kingsport, TN

#2 Oct 7, 2007
Citizen Reporter wrote:
Kodak (WVLT)-- A Sevier County man was arrested Saturday morning for a Kodak trailer park assault.
It happened around 6:30 AM when Joseph Remilong, 27, demanded money from his 49 year old mother.
When she refused he beat her up.
He then got in a 2004 Dodge Neon, and rammed his mothers 2007 Chevy Impala until it was pushed into her trailer.
Remilong left the scene and neighbors called 9-1-1.
Police stopped him nearby and took him into custody.
He has been charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated domestic assault, vandalism, and driving without a license.
His mother was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released with injuries to her head.
Bond has not been set.
Mike it's unreal how crime in this county has increased just this year. If you will just ask Ray, he might tell you what percentage of crime is NEVER know about in Sevier county. Good reporters such as yourself have inside knowledge and can keep us posted. The incident you just referred to must be upsetting for you as I believe the lady was your neighbor. Two of Sever county's very finest, Officers Bryan Webber and Blaine Lewis should be praised for this fast arrest. Most citizens of Kodak do not realize that there is only ONE officer to cover the entire north side of the river from Jefferson to Knox counties AS WELL as the area from Green Acres all the way to Allensville road and beyond. This is in excess of two hundred miles of road to be covered. Seals has placed the officers on twelve hour shifts which is been linked to fatigue after about ten hours. Lewis and Webber had only been on duty for about an hour before this useless act happened and were right on top of it. My daughter has a vacant house for sale in Kodak and the outside air conditioning unit was stolen last week. We did not even bother reporting it as it would be a waste of time. A few months ago FIVE huge air conditioning units were stolen from Beech Springs Baptist Church on Hwy 139 in Kodak. The parking lot is well lit and the most of the units were visible from the highway. As we watched the two detectives dust for prints, I asked who the officer was that was on duty the previous night. After some thought, we were told it was Officer JJ Breeden. The detective (whom I had never seen before) and was called "Boxhead" by the other, said out loud, "JJ probably held a flashlight for them". This was not a very professional thing to say in front of church members who had just lost over TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of equipment. With some quick research, I found that the officer that was mentioned had been reported for on the job drug use and allowing HIS BUDDIES drive his patrol car at night. He has been known to direct a young lady to obtain a warrant for someone, and then later tell the man he knew she lied and refused to help correct the damage. I was told that he was almost fired by former Sheriff Montgomery for allowing a wanted suspect to drive away. He has also recently been accused by a female of sexual assault and forced to appear before a judge. But now for the best part; since the death Montgomery and the appointment of Ron Seals, this officer whom one of his supervisors said he "wouldn't believe JJ if he were sitting on Jesus' lap" has risen from road officer to corporal to sergeant in ONLY EIGHT MONTHS. Does this give you any indication as to why the county is in the shape it's in?
By the way, there was no media coverage on the Beech Springs incident and the church was forced to build fences around EACH unit. I suppose everyone will eventually have to protect themselves here.
In the Know

United States

#3 Oct 7, 2007
Citizen Reporter wrote:
Kodak (WVLT)-- A Sevier County man was arrested Saturday morning for a Kodak trailer park assault.
It happened around 6:30 AM when Joseph Remilong, 27, demanded money from his 49 year old mother.
When she refused he beat her up.
He then got in a 2004 Dodge Neon, and rammed his mothers 2007 Chevy Impala until it was pushed into her trailer.
Remilong left the scene and neighbors called 9-1-1.
Police stopped him nearby and took him into custody.
He has been charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated domestic assault, vandalism, and driving without a license.
His mother was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released with injuries to her head.
Bond has not been set.
Ask your son-in-law how many crimes we NEVER hear about because of the up-coming election. I assume WVLT knew of this incident because it was your neighbor. How many of our own county officers have been arrested in last few months for crimes? Are we second only to Cocke county for this award? How many officers have done things wrong and were forced to quit before it hit the fan? Or how many were forced to quit to protect the higher ups?(see the link below) What would you say if you were told there was an officer that has been reported for on-duty drug use, allowing his buddies to drive his patrol car and also accused of sexual assault on a young lady? What would you say if you were told that same officer had risen from lowly officer to corporal to sergeant since Seals became Sheriff? What is this officer's secret??

http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/428...
Watching and Listening

United States

#4 Oct 8, 2007
In the Know wrote:
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Ask your son-in-law how many crimes we NEVER hear about because of the up-coming election. I assume WVLT knew of this incident because it was your neighbor. How many of our own county officers have been arrested in last few months for crimes? Are we second only to Cocke county for this award? How many officers have done things wrong and were forced to quit before it hit the fan? Or how many were forced to quit to protect the higher ups?(see the link below) What would you say if you were told there was an officer that has been reported for on-duty drug use, allowing his buddies to drive his patrol car and also accused of sexual assault on a young lady? What would you say if you were told that same officer had risen from lowly officer to corporal to sergeant since Seals became Sheriff? What is this officer's secret??
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/428...


Word on the street is that the NEW SGT is telling that the sheriff has committed political suicide in the last few days. One can only hope!
Gary Cate

Miami, FL

#5 Oct 8, 2007
Sevierville, Sevier County (WVLT)- Two sheriff's deputies, with a combined 16-years on the force are off the job, the sheriff says they resigned, but the two men are telling a different story.

So what happened?

Both men say it was either resign or be fired. They say they've never been accused of wrongdoing in all of their careers until the last six months where there have been repeated internal investigations that came up empty.

David Robertson and Justin Clabo are now doing construction after leaving the Sevier County Sheriff's Department doing jobs they loved.

"Had a high track record of shutting down drug dealers. That was kind of a niche. That's what I enjoy doing," says Clabo.

But both men say they were forced out of their jobs from baseless internal investigations all in the last six months.

"It made me feel like they was investigating me for something I hadn't done," former Deputy Sergeant Robertson says.

The former sergeant says he was accused of conducting an illegal search. "After they investigated they found out that we never did go in and search the guys house after I had been questioned about it twice."

Clabo was accused of taking money from a drug suspect and took a polygraph.

"I scored one hundred percent on it. He said I was telling the truth and I was glad to get my name cleared of that," says Clabo.

The failed investigations culminated to last week when he lost his job. Roberson says for years he's worked night shift so he could pick up his kids during the day.

"I feel like they changed my schedule just to force me out of the department is the way I feel," Robertson.

Clabo says he was only told he was an at-will employee. "I told them it might not matter to you but I have four children and an eight month pregnant wife at home."

Both men say there are problems in the department on the inside.

"I think the department has a problem as far as their structure of internal affairs investigations," Clabo says.

"Might ought to be some changes down at the department there, maybe with their internal affairs and investigation. Maybe they ought to investigate them," Robertson adds.

Chief Deputy Ron Seals with the Sevier County Sheriff's Department declined an on camera interview.

He says both men resigned on their own and resignation letters are in their personnel file.

Sources close to then Deputy Chief Seals stated that both Robertson and Clabo were permitted to leave the department to avoid dereliction of duty charges after being caught several times sleeping on duty and not answering radio dispatch calls. Verification was made that Robertson and Clabo were involved in a joint construction business and were attempting to work two jobs.

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JJ Breeden

Miami, FL

#6 Oct 8, 2007
Gary what makes you think you run the Sheriff's Department anyway. You are a 57 year old criminal and dope head! What ever you are smoking now you got beat when you bought it.
JJ Breeden

Miami, FL

#7 Oct 8, 2007
Watching and Listening
Fort Branch, IN

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In the Know wrote:
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Ask your son-in-law how many crimes we NEVER hear about because of the up-coming election. I assume WVLT knew of this incident because it was your neighbor. How many of our own county officers have been arrested in last few months for crimes? Are we second only to Cocke county for this award? How many officers have done things wrong and were forced to quit before it hit the fan? Or how many were forced to quit to protect the higher ups?(see the link below) What would you say if you were told there was an officer that has been reported for on-duty drug use, allowing his buddies to drive his patrol car and also accused of sexual assault on a young lady? What would you say if you were told that same officer had risen from lowly officer to corporal to sergeant since Seals became Sheriff? What is this officer's secret??
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/428 ...

Word on the street is that the NEW SGT is telling that the sheriff has committed political suicide in the last few days. One can only hope!

To be faxed to R Seals, M Jenkins, J Dunn et al

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Censored One

Crossville, TN

#9 Oct 8, 2007
JJ Breeden wrote:
Gary what makes you think you run the Sheriff's Department anyway. You are a 57 year old criminal and dope head! What ever you are smoking now you got beat when you bought it.
Hay JJ

How about a little help in the Election's. According to the Election Code the Sheriff is to be in charge of secruity over the machines.

When I called him the day after the Election and ask him to see that the data was secured because I contemplated Contesting, he told me I would have to provide him with a copy of the Code.

Does he not have access to a County Attorney?

How bout the compentance of the Department based on the Sheriff not knowing his responsibilitys as contained in the Law?

If you are JJ. I would like a responce. Please email me if you don't want to respond via post at; [email protected]

I won't back down, and I am not going away!
Watching and Listening

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Oct 8, 2007
I hope Mike's house still has the wheels under it. Gary and Margaret will not want it where it is. I don't think this forum was intended for idiot yankees to use other people's names.
By the way, I will go ahead and send this to Jenkins for you.
Watching and Listening

United States

#11 Oct 9, 2007
Citizen Reporter, CWR, Blackwater and whoever else he is going by, has used the name of a police officer (JJ) and has severly slandered the name (Gary Cate) a deacon of the church and business man in Sevier county. This has been reported to Topix.net as well as WBIR and other authorities. It's time for this craziness to stop.
Balckwater

United States

#16 Oct 9, 2007
Watching and Listening wrote:
Citizen Reporter, CWR, Blackwater and whoever else he is going by, has used the name of a police officer (JJ) and has severly slandered the name (Gary Cate) a deacon of the church and business man in Sevier county. This has been reported to Topix.net as well as WBIR and other authorities. It's time for this craziness to stop.
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Little Mike

United States

#17 Oct 11, 2007
I am pretty sure anyone with the least bit of sense realizes thatRhonda,Neighbor,Historian, Blackwater,Phil Harbor,CWR,Citizen Reporter or any of these other Knoxville names are coming from a man with problems. I know all to well, as I am his son. I thought being tagged with a name like Mggrdichian would be the worst thing he could do to me. I found out that was so wrong when the creep started coming to my room late at night to tuck me in. You can guess the rest. A parent with problems can mess you up for life. Sister got tired of it and got married young. I had to stay and deal with it. His claims against the sheriff may be true as my sisters husband is a Sevier cop and tells him a lot. He got mad at Montgomery for taking a gun away from him. He has dangerous grudge agaist Mr. Cate because years ago as a teen I told him of the abuse. He knew someone at DHS and told on Mike. He only tried to help me because I worked on his motorcycle for him. I appreciated it but soon I began using drugs and it was too late. I left home and dont remember much for a few years. I'm trying to straighen my life out, but reading what I know Mike or johntaxpayer writes about good people makes me furious. The sheriff knows who this is and I hope he can do something. The old man has nothing but his computor so suing him wont do any good. Please folks, pay attention to people who sound crazy, you have no idea what they might do next. My lifee was better on drugs that it ever was wihtin his reach.
Blackwater

United States

#18 Oct 11, 2007
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Scott

Maryville, TN

#19 Jan 18, 2008
Things are not looking to good for Hossie and his bandits out in the publics eye...here he is getting major complaints by the ethics committee...on the local news channels for having a convicted felon on his payroll running the jail and for letting the Pigeon Forge Chief's son die on his watch. And the people of this county want him as a Sheriff? There has been so many preventable mishaps in the Sheriff's Dept. since he was APPOINTED. His ways are not working for the newer aged criminals...Hoss you are too worn out, your fat, high blood pressure, bad vison, very poor ethics,no consideration for your public folks that are not in your daily thoughts, you lie to people, you can't stand behind your word which is cowardliness, that alone is insubordination and dereliction of duty....give it up and retire while you can on a good note...go out with a least a little pride for yourself...everyone knows you have been a fixture of the sheriff's department for years as a "yes man".

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