News Brief /Knoxville News-Sentinel June 2, edition. Reprinted by Permission.
A Harrogate woman was killed Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle wreck on Bristol Road in Claiborne County, authorities said.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Patricia Edds, 48, was killed when her 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck was struck by a 2002 Jeep Liberty driven by Stephen Collett, 18.
The THP said Collett's westbound vehicle crossed the centerline in a curve near the intersection of Boone Drive when it struck Edds' eastbound truck. The wreck occurred about 6:05 p.m.
Edds, 48, was not wearing a seat belt, according to the THP.
Collett was cited by the THP, though the exact charge or charges was not immediately known.
Male Apprehended with Gun In Front of First Century Bank
The following is taken from the Tazewell Police report and interviews.
Tazewell Police Officer, Ptl. G. H. Ruszkowski was dispatched to First Century Bank on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 7:20 a.m. to investigate a male subject that appeared to be unconscious behind the wheel of a maroon Ford truck. Ruszkowski arrived on scene and approached the drivers side of said truck and observed a white male that appeared to have passed out. He also observed an open beer bottle resting in the male's lap, and a semi-automatic pistol in the male's right hand.
Ruszkowski requested assistance from other officers to access the situation. Once the other officer arrived, Ruszkowski approached the truck for a second time, tapped on the window, and the defendant woke up. The officer gave the defendant several commands to open the locked door, but the defendant did not respond. The officer next gave the defendant more commands to open the door, but the defendant attempted to start the vehicle. Ruszkowski was forced to break the driver's side window. Once the window was broken out, Ruszkowski opened the door and the defendant was apprehended.
After the defendant was in custody, a Florence V. Daughtery arrived on scene and informed Ruszkowski that the defendant was her husband, Charles C. Daughtery and explained she'd obtained an active order of protection restricting him from having any contact with her. The defendant was parked almost directly across the street front where Florence V. Daughtery was staying.
Daughtery was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Trespass, and Violation of Order of Protection.
The incident described above occurred in the parking lot of the Tazewell, First Century Bank, and was reported by an employee of the bank.
Others interviewed and eye-witness accounts noted that no one was injured except the defendant who was taken to the emergency room for stitches.
EEOD Responds To Possible Bomb
NEW TAZEWELL - New Tazewell Police Department and Tazewell/New Tazewell responded to Food City in New Tazewell on the evening of Monday, June 6. The item was located behind Food City and Walter State Community College. Scanner discussions put the time of "stand down" at around 5:55 p. m. No further details available at press time.