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As a part of “Operation Blackout” extra probation and parole officers along with other local law enforcement agencies will work to ensure those under TDOC supervision abide by strict guidelines.
Persons under TDOC supervision including sex offenders are not allowed to:
Turn on porch lights, as it is a custom to participate in trick-or-treating
Open their doors for trick-or-treaters
Display fall decorations
Wear costumes or dress in a disguise
Those under supervision are required to open their doors to law enforcement or probation and parole officers. They must also remain in their home between 5:00 p.m and 5:00 a.m on October 31st.
Any offender found in violation will face additional charges for violating their probation or parole that could result in jail time.
Sunday, October 28 2012, 05:13 PM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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