SPEEDWELL, TN (WLAF) – A Speedwell woman was recently awakened by the sound of breaking glass. She called 911 to report that someone was in her home, and that she was armed with a gun for protection heading to a backroom to lock herself in. The caller continued that the person in her home was armed, and she was unsure if anyone else was with her.
Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Powers pulled into the gravel driveway of the home and noticed that the security exterior storm door was partially open with a broken window. Also, through the opening of the door, Powers noticed movement coming from inside, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.
With his weapon drawn, Powers approached the frame home.
Powers found Tonya Michelle Suttles inside the home and arrested her. She allegedly admitted that she broke into the house. “I told her I was coming in no matter what.” Suttles’ car was found just down the narrow road, Water Street, abandoned and partially in the roadway.
Suttles, 52, 1509 Old Middlesboro Hwy, LaFollette was charged with aggravated burglary and vandalism over $1,000. According to jail records, Suttles, unemployed, was arrested for the 13th time, remains housed in the Campbell County Jail on a $39,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/28/2022-6AM)