CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Nathaniel Bostic was recently traveling north on I-75, when he noticed a silver Volkswagen Bug. The vehicle was traveling in the left lane from mile marker 130 to the 134-mile marker/exit ramp. Bostic said the vehicle was not passing other vehicles while in the left lane on Sat., Nov 14 just before 6 pm.
Bostic stopped the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Craig Daniel Orick, gave Bostic his license but could not produce any other information, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. At this point, Bostic conducted a registration check to which NCIC advised that the vehicle was showing unconfirmed insurance. Orick also allegedly told Bostic he did not have insurance. Bostic then checked his license and found it was suspended for failure to pay child support. He was asked to step out the vehicle along with the two passengers identified as Timothy Mills. Jr. and Jessica Bowman. Bostic deployed K9 Santo for an exterior sniff of the vehicle, and Santo alerted.
Bostic was joined by Deputy Tim Powers and Sgt. Corey Laxton to assist with the search of the vehicle.
Bostic found a black in color container in the glove box area with a crystal residue inside of it while Laxton and Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Pope found a plastic box with magnets on it that was black in color behind the driver seat. A black digital scale with residue on it was also found during the search. At the time of the stop, Bostic was not able to determine ownership of the VW. The trio was transported to the Campbell County Jail for booking.
While Bostic was filling out intake forms for Orick and Bowman, he heard a commotion coming from inside the intake bathroom. Bostic entered the bathroom where Corrections Officer Joel Boyer was searching Mills. During the search, a plastic baggy was found, and Boyer requested Mills to hand it to him. Mills allegedly told him he did not have anything. Boyer reported that Mills began to force his way past him and place the item, a clear plastic baggy with a white substance inside, in the toilet. Boyer stated that when he began to force Mills to the ground, he refused to give him his hands. He then sprayed a chemical spray to attempt to deter Mills from continuing to struggle and gain compliance. According to the report, Mills was still refusing to give hands. Bostic opened the bathroom door, giving verbal commands for Mills to comply and the consequences for not complying. At this point, Mills began to comply.
Orick, 40, 223 Cedar Creek Road, LaFollette is charged with traffic control device, violation of TN financial law, driving while suspended and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mills, 32, 410 Cherry Street, LaFollette is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, intro contraband in penal institution, destruction of evidence and assault.
Bowman, 31, 205 Hickory Lane, Jacksboro is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/23/2020-6AM)