Jackson County NC Information
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Bobby Allen Gibson, 23, 106 Long Cove Drive, Tuckasegee, was charged May 20 with assault with a deadly weapon or assault inflicting serious injury, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of assault on a female at 100 Circle Drive. He was held pending a bond hearing. Trial date is June 30.
- Iris Kay Gibson, 46, 459 Thorpe Drive, Tuckasegee, was charged May 20 with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury at 100 Circle Drive. She was held under $1,000 secured bond pending a June 30 trial date.
Friday October 31st, 2008
Jackson Co woman detained on warrants in Macon
After being tipped on a possible drunk driver, Macon County Sheriffs Deputies arrested a Jackson County woman wanted on warrants in Macon County for missing court. 18 year old Nicole Jeanette Neely of Cullowhee, was spotted as the passenger in the car thought to be driven by an intoxicated driver.
She now faces a felony count of failure to appear on controlled substance possession charges, one misdemeanor count of failure to appear on other drug charges and also a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia at the time of her arrest.
Neely’s bond was set at $10,000 and the next appearance in court is scheduled for November 11th.
|Jackson sheriff arrests suspects in convenience store armed robbery|
|Thursday, 22 January 2009|
Those arrested include:
Justin Allen Holmes, 23, listing a Forrest Cove address in Cullowhee, was charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Holmes is being held under a $36,000 bond. Bond reflects some additional charges that are unrelated to this event.
Daryl Wayne Schiele, 22, listing a Slab Town Road address in Cashiers, was charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Schiele is being held under a $58,000 bond. Bond reflects some additional charges that are unrelated to this event.
Nicole Jeanette Neely, 18, listing an Old Mill Creek Road address in Franklin, was charged with one count of felonious possession of stolen property. Neely is currently being held under a $16,000 bond. Bond reflects some additional charges that are unrelated to this event.
Schiele and Neely were already incarcerated when charges were filed for the robbery.
Holmes was located at a residence on Yellow Mountain Road in Cashiers. The residence was subsequently searched pursuant to a search warrant being issued in an effort to locate items that may have used in the commission of the armed robbery. While searching, officers located several controlled substances which led to one additional arrest.
Larry Carmon Henderson, 24, listing a North Norton Road address, was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the use of controlled substances, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession prescription medication. He is being held under a $10,000 bond.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
States Attorney Edward R. Ryan
Western District of North Carolina
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
LOCAL BEAR HUNTERS SENTENCED TO TEN MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT Jackson County Residents Pled Guilty to Violating The Lacey Act ASHEVILLE, NC - Bobby Allen Gibson, 24, of Tuckasegee, NC, and Steven Louis Broom, 31, of Cullowhee, NC were each sentenced by United States Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell in Asheville on Monday, November 16, 2009 to serve ten months in federal prison, United States Attorney Edward R. Ryan announced today. Gibson and Broom were both charged in July 2009 in a federal bill of information with one count alleging that on July 18, 2008, they did knowingly attempt to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire and/or purchase an American Black Bear, in Haywood County, NC, in violation of federal law. In addition to the term of imprisonment, both defendants were also ordered to a one year term of supervised release to follow their term of imprisonment, which will include their individual banishment from federal lands during that time, with no hunting or fishing allowed and with no firearms possession allowed. Both defendants will also be required to complete 100 hours of community service during the supervised release period. In addition, Defendant Broom was ordered by the Court that during the one-year term of supervised release, he could neither possess, nor own, a canine of any kind.
Joining Ryan in today’s announcement is Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, James Gale, and Resident Agent in Charge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Darwin Huggins, both of Atlanta; Steve Stinnett, Chief Ranger, National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway; and Kenneth Everhart, Colonel, Enforcement Division, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
Bobby Allen Gibson is currently in local federal custody where he has remained since September 28, 2009. Steven Louis Broom will self report on receipt of summons following today’s sentencing hearing. Gibson and Broom entered a guilty plea to the federal criminal count with which they were charged. The investigation and prosecution of Gibson and Broom is the result of the joint efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Thorneloe of the U.S. Attorney’s Asheville Office.
Issued in Illegal Outfitting & Landowner-Sponsored License Cases
Monday, March 1st 2010
GLASGOW, Mont. – A northeastern Montana landowner and 10 hunters from North Carolina and Alabama have been sentenced on state criminal charges stemming from an illegal outfitting / landowner sponsor operation that was investigated in 2008 and 2009.
According to Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ (FWP) Criminal Investigator Lennie Buhmann, most of the violations took place on prime Missouri River bottom property between Glasgow and Wolf Point in northern McCone County.
Landowner James “Bert” Twitchell, 66, of Wolf Point, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of acting as an outfitter without a license and was recently assessed a $170 fine by McCone County Justice of the Peace Mary Garfield.
Twitchell instructed two clients to illegally trespass and hunt on neighboring private lands, as well as on nearby public lands managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Twitchell is not a licensed as an outfitter in Montana.
Through a program administered by FWP, properly certified landowners can sponsor non-resident hunters for big game hunting. Certified landowners must submit a legal description of the deeded property where the non-resident hunters are limited to hunt.
The program states that the sponsor will supervise the non-residents’ hunting and inform the hunters of game and trespass laws; submit proper records of the non-residents that hunted; and accept no monetary consideration for enabling the non-resident to obtain a license. FWP Region 6 Warden Captain Mike Herman said Twitchell was properly certified and was allowed to sponsor up to 15 non-resident hunters.
But FWP Investigator Buhmann and state officers observed several of Twitchell’s sponsored hunters involved in illegal activities. Observations included trespassing onto neighboring private lands, harvesting over-limits of deer, and hunting big game animals without licenses. During the investigation, three state District Court search warrants were served, and all of Twitchell’s hunting party members were contacted by authorities.
Buhmann said landowner-sponsored deer combination licenses were misused in the illegal operation or were used after the hunters trespassed on property where they were not sponsored. In other instances, he said, hunters who could not make the trip to Montana would send their combination license with another hunter who used it improperly.
“Defendants in this case showed a total disregard of the hunting laws in Montana,” Buhmann said. “While some of the violators took responsibility for their actions, others did not.”
“We’re definitely seeing an increase in people abusing the landowner-sponsored license program across the state,” Herman added. “These types of cases take a lot of time and effort to sort out, but people should be aware that we’re constantly looking at these licenses. Hunters, as well as landowners, will be charged if violations are uncovered.”
The other defendants recently sentenced by Justice of the Peace Mary Garfield were:
• Tony Mashburn, 52, of Deatsville, AL. Mashburn was charged with a single misdemeanor count of possessing and transporting an unlawfully killed white-tailed deer buck; four counts of using deer licenses that belonged to others; a count of unlawfully possessing a motion-tracking device while hunting; two counts of possessing and carrying a license belonging to another person; a count of killing a game bird from a public roadway; a count of failing to tag a game animal; a count of hunting waterfowl without the required state waterfowl stamp; two counts of killing more than one game animal (white-tailed bucks) without authorization; three counts of killing more than one game animal (white-tailed does) without authorization; and one count of possessing an illegally killed antelope buck.
He was ordered to pay $5,445 in fines and $2,400 in restitution. A 2007 charge of killing a game animal (mule deer buck) without a valid license also earned Tony Mashburn another $535 fine and $500 in restitution. In addition, he lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for a period of four years.
Buhmann said other incriminating information gathered during the investigation was turned over to authorities in Georgia. Officials there recently charged Tony Mashburn on a variety of additional wildlife-related charges.
• Tammy Mashburn, 47, of Deatsville, AL. She faced a count of unlawfully possessing and transporting a white-tailed buck deer; unlawfully possessing and transporting an antelope buck; and two counts of loaning her license to another person. She was fined a total of $1,540 and lost her hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years.
• Randall Haga, 42, of Falkville, AL. He faced one count of unlawfully killing and possessing a white-tailed buck and one count of unlawfully possessing and transporting an antelope buck. He was fined $1,070, ordered to pay $500 in restitution and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for three years.
• Roger Queen, 41, of Cullowhee, N.C. Queen was charged with one count of loaning a license to another person. He was fined $235 and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for one year.
• William Gibson, 66, of Waynesville, N.C. Gibson faced two counts of killing and possessing a white-tailed buck without a license. He was assessed $1,070 in fines, $1,000 in restitution, and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for three years.
• Jeffrey Gibson, 43, of Tuckasegee, N.C. He was charged with one count of killing more than one game animal without authorization; one count of illegally possessing an unlawfully killed white-tailed buck; one count of loaning a license to another person; one count of possessing and carrying another person’s license; and one count of hunting a game animal without a valid license. He was fined $1,975, ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution, and had his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges taken away for three years.
• Tommy Gibson, 24, of Tuckasegge, N.C. He was charged with one count of failing to tag a game animal; one count of hunting a game animal without a valid license; and one count of killing a game animal without a valid license. Tommy Gibson was fined $1,205, ordered to pay $500 in restitution, and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for three years.
• Bobby Allen Gibson, 25, of Tuckasegee, N.C. He was charged with one count of wasting and abandoning a game bird; one count of unlawfully using a rifle to shoot a game bird; and two counts of loaning licenses to others. Bobby Gibson was fined $790, ordered to pay $25 in restitution, and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years.
In November 2009, Bobby Gibson was also sentenced in North Carolina’s U.S. District Court to 10 months in federal prison for a Lacey Act violation involving an illegally harvested black bear. In that case, Gibson also received a one-year term of supervised release and must perform 100 hours of community service.
• Paul Millsaps, 65, of Tuckasegee, N.C. He was charged with one count of possessing and carrying the license of another person; one count of failing to tag a game animal; and one count of possessing an unlawfully killed white-tailed buck. Millsaps was fined $805 and lost his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for three years.
For Meadows, campaign is family affair - Businessman Mark Meadows may seem somewhat out of place in his bid to fill the 11th Congressional seat left empty by incumbent Heath Shuler’s decision to quit politics. The Jackson County resident has never held public office, had little name recognition prior to this campaign and he’s a move-in from Florida to Western North Carolina, always a tough sell here in the mountains.
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