Russellville woman arrested on assault, drug charges

A Russellville woman who’s been on the run for two years was arrested Thursday on a variety of drug charges and outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

“She had been on the run for awhile for a variety of charges,” said Capt. Chris Blair, of the Morristown Police Department.

A Morristown man, who is a convicted felon, was also arrested, for possession of a firearm.

Nikita Jean Denton-Caldwell, 34, of Little Mountain Road, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of Schedule II and three counts of Schedule VI drug violations, manufacture/delivery/sale/possession of meth, two counts of unlawful paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license, resisting stop or arrest, criminal trespassing and violation of conditions of community supervision.

Also arrested was Jevon Derick Daniels, 43, of Bethel Road, Morristown. He was charged with unlawful/illegal carry and possession of a weapon and unlawful paraphernalia.

Blair said the first incident involving Denton-Caldwell happened on Feb. 3, 2019. She was involved in an accident and taken to UT Medical Center for treatment.

He said drugs were found in her wrecked vehicle, including crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was also found with a $100 counterfeit bill.

When she arrived to UT Medical Center, she then escaped and went on the run for the next two years.

Morristown police officers finally found her Thursday.

Officers saw Denton-Caldwell outside of Daniels’ Bethel Road residence.

“They just happened to spot her,” Blair said.

Denton-Caldwell had several outstanding warrants including four counts of aggravated assault, violation of community corrections and several city warrants.

After Denton-Caldwell was taken into custody, Morristown Police Department Detective Pete Shockley asked Denton Caldwell if she had anything illegal and she said yes, according to a police report.

A search of Denton’s car resulted in discovery of 10 grams of crack cocaine, two grams of meth and over five grams of marijuana, as well as scales and bags in which to package drugs.

Denton-Caldwell was staying with Daniels, who is a convicted felon, authorities said. Daniels gave permission to search the home. Among the items found were a 9 mm handgun and two extra magazines. Daniels admitted ownership of the handgun and magazines.

Both Denton-Caldwell and Daniels were taken to the Hamblen County Jail. Denton-Caldwell is being held on $50,000 bond on the Schedule II drug charges and $150,000 for the aggravated assault charge. Daniels was denied bond. Both are being held at Hamblen County Jail.