Jefferson County Sheriff ‘s Office Asking for Publics Help
Several people reporting to the Cocke County Sheriff’s office that they have had firearms stolen. One woman on Leaf Way in Newport stated she had a man subject staying with her and after an argument he left and supposedly returned to Sevierville. That’s when she noticed her Springfield 9mm Hellcat handgun was missing. She suspects the man took it when he left.
James Estepp of Newport told the sheriff’s department that he has a camper located on Carson Springs Road that is in the process of being repossessed. That camper was towed away last week and Estepp says his Smith & Wesson AR-15 .556 caliber rifle was inside. The towing company, Rapture Towing, sent Estepp pictures of the inside of the camper but no rifle could be seen in the pictures. He says the last time he saw the rifle was on March 16th…
Finally, David Bible of Del Rio told deputies he had picked up 27 year old Amber Perry, who was looking for a ride back to South Carolina. Bible says he took her to his residence. He says he went outside his home and saw a car pull up to his driveway which was gone before he could get to the driveway. He says he gave Perry a ride back to Newport and it was afterwards he found his .45 caliber pistol was missing from his car. He also found a bolt action rifle missing from his residence. Bible says he suspects Amber Perry took the firearms. Perry had been in jail after being charged with prostitution and theft after she was picked up by a truck driver who gave her a ride from South Carolina.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office is once again seeking the public’s help in finding a man who has been missing now for over five months. David McAfee was last seen at his home on Old Dandridge Pike on the afternoon of October 28th. The sheriff’s office says he sent a text to a friend at 6:13 that evening. According to phone records, he was in the Jefferson City area at the time. He has not been heard from since.
That evening around 7:30, his wife received three messages that were crash detection messages sent from McAfee’s Iphone. However, Jefferson County deputies told her that there were no accidents that night. A week later, police found David McAfee’s Iphone that sent the crash detection messages behind Providence Church in Jefferson City. It was off the same road that the crash detection software sent McAfee’s location from.
The sheriff’s office put out a similar plea to the public back in December. On December 17th, his family led a search party trying to find him, but to no avail. The Jefferson County sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office in Dandridge. A picture of David McAfee can be seen on the sheriff department’s Facebook page.