PIONEER, TN (WLAF) – A call about a male and female walking up the driveway of a deceased woman’s house sent Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Grace Cross to Hwy 297.
According to a report from the sheriff’s department, the residence is known to be abandoned. When Deputy Cross arrived at the address, she received many complaints of people breaking in. While there, Cross saw someone inside the house and notified dispatch that someone was inside. Cross then checked the perimeter of the property, going from the front to the back. On the fifth time going front to back, Cross saw two people running from the backdoor of the house. Cross then announced herself as a law enforcement officer, but both the female and male subject disobeyed the command to the stop.
The male was wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans. Cross identified the female as Delana McGhee, knowing her from prior incidents. Cross shouted to McGhee to stop running and she responded saying “Grace is that you?” Deputy Cross caught up with McGhee and arrested her, and while walking to the patrol car McGhee identified the male to the deputy. McGhee allegedly stated multiple times she was not in the house, and she was not running from Cross.
On December 29 is when Delana Leshea McGhee, 31, 306 Hoot Owl Hollow Lane, Jellico was charged with resisting stop frisk halt or search, aggravated burglary, capias and violation of probation (criminal court). (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/06/2023-6AM)