Arrests Made In Break-In At Clarkrange Drug Center





Quick action by the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office Saturday night interrupted a burglary in progress at the Clarkrange Drug Center and resulted in the arrest of two Cumberland County suspects.

According to reports, shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, March 23, a call was dispatched that the alarm was going off at the Clarkrange Drug Center, located on Highway 127.

Deputies Tracy Langford and Wesley Bilbrey, who were patrolling in the area, immediately responded to the business, and noticed that the front door of the building was broken.  The officers observed a male subject behind the building, and ordered him to show his hands and get on the ground, and he did.

The officers then asked the man if there was anyone with him, and he said yes, after which Deputy Langford placed the man, identified as Samuel W. Evans, 28, of 66 Raccoon Road, Crossville, TN in custody, while Deputy Bilbrey went to the front of the building to where the front door was broken, where he observed a female subject inside the building.

He ordered her to put up her hands and she did, after which she was taken into custody.

The female was identified as Nikie M. Farley, 34, of 149 Yvonne Avenue, Crossville, TN.

Both subjects were transported to the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office where they were questioned by Detective Al Daniel, after which each was charged with Vandalism, Burglary, and Criminal Trespass and placed into custody under a $10,000 bond each, pending a preliminary hearing in General Sessions Court.

A third subject is also being sought in connection with the incident.


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