FEBRUARY 9, 2019

FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED, ONE CITED, AFTER DEPUTIES RESPOND TO THE CALL OF A DAMAGED ROOF

MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said four people were arrested and an individual cited after deputies and narcotics agents discovered heroin, crystal methamphetamine, and other narcotics inside a residence in which the roof was severely damaged during a storm.

The following individuals were arrested:

• Oliver Thomas Hicks, 50, Irwin Avenue, Maryville. Hicks is charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine) for resale and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (heroin) for resale. Hicks is being held on bonds totaling $160,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. February 13.

• Katherine McRee Collins, 36, South Magnolia St., Maryville. Collins is charged with possession of a Schedule III controlled substance (Suboxone) and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine). She is being held on bonds totaling $18,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. February 13.

• Erica Lynn Pelfrey, 29, Everett Avenue, Maryville. Pelfrey is charged with child abuse and neglect, and cited with simple possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (heroin). She is also being held on two warrants for failure to appear in court on prior charges. She is being held on a $10,000 bond on the drug charge, and held without bond on the warrants. She will appear in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. February 13.

• Saprina Marie Correll, 36, Willow Branch Circle, Maryville. Correll was taken into custody on warrants for violation of probation (felony) and failure to appear. She is being held without bond pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 1:30 p.m. February 13 and 9 a.m. February 15.

• Susan M. Decker, 60, Lawrence Avenue, Maryville. Decker was cited with simple possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (heroin) and released.

The incident began Friday morning after a deputy received notification from a citizen that a roof had blown off a residence on Misty Mountain Drive. When he and other deputies arrived, they found a large amount of debris and metal roofing scattered around the yard, and saw the metal roof peeled back on one section of the residence. The deputies made contact with six adults in different rooms inside the residence, and illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view. After further investigation by the deputies and Narcotics agents assigned to the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force, they discovered a two-year-old girl, and a baggy of heroin and needles inside of her diaper bag. Deputies contacted DCS (Department of Children’s Services) and the child was removed from the home. Deputies and narcotics agents arrested four of the adults and released Decker after issuing her a citation.

The investigation is continuing, and additional charges could be forthcoming.

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Alcoa Police Department, and Maryville Police Department.