LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It was just days ago when Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins introduced his office’s newest deputies who graduated from the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Deputy Cole West (above), among the five, is now a member of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Patrol Division. As soon as West was given his assignments he went right to work beginning last Monday.
In a release from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, on July 16, West assisted Sgt. Travis Bostic at 160 Brooke Place Lane on a disturbance call. Upon arrival to the residence, the deputies could hear a thumping sound inside the apartment of Mark Andrew Buttacavoli. The deputies were able to observe the living room area of the apartment was destroyed through the apartment window.
After several attempts of knocking and announcing the presence of law enforcement, the apartment maintenance man unlocked and opened the door. The deputies allegedly witnessed an uncapped hypodermic needle in the doorway. Buttacavoli then appeared in the hallway and deputies entered the residence to detain the suspect. More hypodermic needles and a clear plastic baggy with a crystal like substance was located inside the residence and collected as evidence, according to the report.
Buttacavoli was placed under arrest for possession of drug Paraphernalia and possession of schedule II controlled substances. Buttacavoli remains in jail and is due in court on July 23. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/21/2020-6AM)