SEVIER COUNTY — 19 people were arrested in a Sevier County subdivision Thursday, but only one person was initially the target in the arrests.
The Sevier County Sheriffs Office said they were serving a felony warrant for a drug related incident at a home at 1212 Luke Lea Street in the Belle Meadows subdivision.
Officers found and detained a man in the garage of the home, who told them there were several others in the home -- including one who was wanted on 6 felony warrants in the county.
While serving the warrant, they found there were 18 other people inside the home.
When officers tried to get them to leave the home, they did not respond.
The homeowner, Shown Tamaddoni, eventually exited the home.
Officers from Sevier County, Sevierville PD and Pigeon Forge PD arrived to get the occupants out of the home.
Several came outside and were detained without incident. Officers said they used tear gas to remove the remaining subjects they found hiding in the home.
Officers said 4 of the 19 had outstanding warrants for various charges. All 19 were taken into custody and charged with obstruction of service of a warrant.
Investigators said they found a vehicle that was seized related to the sale of drugs as well as a stolen motorcycle.
The following people were arrested:
- J. Stanley Bird III age 31 of Knoxville
- Charged with Identity Theft, Criminal Trespassing, Vio. of Community Corrections
- Jennifer N. Ball age 32 of Kodak, TN
- Vio. of Probation
- Dalton R. Tellinghuisan, age 27
- Outstanding Capias for non-appearance on several felony charges, 4 Capias from General Session Court for non-appearance, Vio. of Pre-trial Bond Conditions
- O’Del C. Bouloutas age 38 of Deer Lodge TN
- Capias for nonappearance General Sessions Court
- Gena E. Shultz age 28 of Sevierville
- Brian Rigsby age 23 of Sevierville
- Kasie Lowers age 30 of Sevierville
- Peni Sagliano age 23 of Sevierville
- Patrick R. Rich age 35 of Sevierville
- James M. Seaton age 62 of Sevierville
- Clinton Cartwright age 26 of Sevierville
- Matthew D. Stallings age 31 of Sevierville
- Joseph Trites age 37 of Sevierville
- Brittany N. Sims age 27 of Sevierville
- Daniel L. McFalls age 22 of Seymour
- Brianna N. Yarbrough age 25 of Seymour
- Shown Tamaddoni age 46 of Sevierville
- Katarina C. Pink age 23 of Sevierville
- Robert J. Demgard age 28 of Sevierville