JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Weaver saw a car without taillights on Sept. 9. when he was in Jellico. His first attempt to catch up with the vehicle was unsuccessful. But things turned around about 30 minutes later. Weaver saw the vehicle again this time on Broad Street.
When he spoke with the driver, identified as Charles Cecil King, he told him was unaware of the tail lights not working, according to the report from the sheriff’s office. A check on the man’s license revealed his license were revoked, he did not have proof of insurance or the correct registration. Weaver also checked for any outstanding warrants and learned he had a warrant for violation of probation from general sessions court.
As Weaver was placing King under arrest during the pat down, he felt a sharp blunt object in King’s back right pocket. The object was identified as brass knuckles. When Weaver was inventorying the vehicle prior to towing, he allegedly found a glass pipe used for smoking narcotics that contained a crystal-like substance in the passenger side floorboard within reaching distance of King.
King, 49, 347 Newcomb Loop Road, Newcomb is charged with violation light law, violation registration law, violation of TN financial law, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of prohibited weapons, driving while revoked and violation of probation. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/17/2020-6AM)