A North Carolina construction worker, who allegedly killed a former coworker at the Morristown Econo Lodge in March 2018 in a tool-related dispute, has been indicted by a Hamblen County grand jury for second-degree murder.
Jacob Thomas Marzullo, 39, allegedly took the life of Thomas Frederick Taylor. Marzullo came to Morristown because he believed Taylor had stolen his tools from a jobsite in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, police said at the time. Taylor, who has two siblings in this area and had been staying at the West Andrew Johnson Highway motel while working a job here, was 42.
Marzullo was arrested shortly after the homicide and has remained in the Hamblen County Jail ever since.
In another high-profile case, the grand jury indicted Matthew D. Phillips, a 20-year-old Bulls Gap man, for rape in the alleged October 2017 sexual assault at the alleged victim’s house in central Morristown. Phillips was taken into custody about a year later. Police were waiting on Tennessee Bureau of Investigation lab results, according to Detective Phil Hurst.
Marzullo maintains the rape never occurred and he does not know the woman who claimed she was raped. Hurst said he has biological evidence that links the defendant to the alleged sexual assault.
The others indicted Monday and their charges include:
Crista Ann Keirsey, 29, financial exploitation of and elderly or vulnerable person and theft over $10,000.
Raul Ortiz, 27, felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael S. Spears, 45, felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Charles Dale Bailey, 48, felony possession of oxymorphone, driving on a revoked license, no insurance and violation of the window-tint law.
James Parker, 45, aggravated robbery and theft over $2,500.
Clifford L. Bowlin, 41, aggravated assault and false imprisonment.
Dustin Lee Morgan, 33, aggravated burglary, felony evading arrest, reckless driving, failure to exercise due care, theft over $2,500, driving on a suspended license and running a red light.
Michael Dean Inman Jr., 38, aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000, evading and resisting arrest.
Donald Edward Seals, 37, theft over $10,000.
Mary Louella Parmer Heath, 56, possession of a firearm while under the influence and reckless endangerment.
James Thomas Scarberry II, 30, felony and misdemeanor evading arrest, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license and no insurance.
Andrew Travis Lane, 31, felony evading arrest, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, resisting a stop, frisk or halt and violation of the registration law.
Ronald D. Jones, 67, felony evading arrest, driving on a revoked license running a stop sign and a red light and violation of the light law.
Tyler Joe Little, felony evading arrest, criminal impersonation and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Brittnie Danielle Buell, 32, forgery, criminal simulation and theft under $1,000.
Whitley Gilbert, 28, forgery.
Leslie Van Bremen, 39, two counts apiece of criminal simulation and forgery and theft under $1,000.
Valente Santos Leon, 43, identity theft and forgery.
Yomara Marilu Perez Diaz, 20, identity theft.
Joshua Scott Hall, 30, two counts theft over $2,500.
Joshua Allen Beasley, 19, theft over $2,500 and theft under $1,000.
Whittnie Lashay Cox, 35, aggravated robbery, theft over $2,500, theft under $1,000 and two counts of criminal simulation.
Ronald Lynn Simpson, 40, aggravated robbery and theft over $2,500.
John Jack Newman, 43, violation of the sex offender registry and two counts violation of lifetime supervision.
Stephanie Rockwood, 45, theft over $2,500, criminal simulation and theft under $1,000.
Jacob J. Christian, 30, theft of rental property over $2,500.
Hannah L. Daugherty, 26, theft over $2,500.
Christina Marie Andon Pearce, 31, burglary and theft over $10,000.
Randa Rebecca Dawn Rickett, 27, felony escape.
Donald L. Meader, 40, and Jenine L. Meader, 34, theft over $1,000.
Corey Shane Boruff, 27, theft over $1,000.
Justin Todd Wright, 35, promoting prostitution.
Jean’a Wright, 33, prostitution.
Andrew David Jackson, 39, two counts domestic assault and four counts assault.
Casey Simpson, 39, domestic assault, driving on a revoked license, possession of an open container of alcohol and violation of the registration law.
Christopher Bryant Mayes, 30, hindering a secured creditor.
Ronald L. Helton, 69, filing a false report.
David Howell, 41, domestic assault.
Olivia J. Ramos, 21, domestic assault.
Dexter McCullough, 34, assault.
Alfonso Quinones, 31, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of an open container of alcohol, no driver’s license, improper lane use and failure to exercise due care.
Steven Paul Hodge, 40, tampering with evidence, evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Logan Tanner, 26, animal cruelty.
Jesse E. Shropshire, 37, criminal simulation.
Pamela D. Goins, 52, two counts criminal simulation.
Lindsey Anne Coffey, 29, two counts attempted child abuse or neglect.
Charles W. Collins Jr., 45, driving on a revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia, no insurance, no seat belt and violation of the registration law.
Amy Marie Norton, 40, simple possession of alprazolam, driving on a revoked license, criminal impersonation, violation of the registration law and no insurance.
Raymond Stacy Winstead, 50, driving on a revoked license, failure to exercise due care and no insurance.
Jacob Allen Foster, 35, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Matthew Kwiatkowski, 37, theft under $1,000 and criminal trespassing.
Crissy R. Norton, 38, theft under $1,000 and criminal trespassing.
Mary Joyce Hollifield, 35, theft under $1,000 and driving on a revoked license.
Danielle Lee Weyer, 30,; Meghan A. Tolliver, 26; Susan Watterson, 56; Kristi Rhea Ward, 41; Crystal Allison Jones, 45; Bradley Harville, 35; Phillip Lanier Carter, 55; Ashley Holt, 35; Samantha Ann Holt, 30; Keith Allen Jones, 48; Matthew R. Baxley, 33; Hannah E. Clemons, 36; Gary D. Broyles, 33; Michael Todd Ballard, 49; Stephanie Nicole Pfoff, 31; Zackery Andrew Worley, 31; Don E. Johnson, 56; Matthew D. Phillips, 20; Michael Shane Winstead, 34; Mitchell Curberson, 40; Misty Diana Johnson, 36; Christopher Keith Helton, 23; Phillip Lanier Carter, 55; and Debra R. Rucker, 65, theft under $1,000.