On August 9, 2017, Court Security Officer Donnie Witt, Jr. transported Dena Brooke Baird, 28, of Tennessee, from TN to the Whitley County Detention Center. Baird was in custody in Campbell County, TN relating to the theft of a vehicle.
In January of 2015, Baird was arrested by Whitley Co. deputies for second-degree burglary and first-degree cruelty to animals. She was indicted on those charges and also first-degree persistent felony offender. Baird is scheduled for arraignment in September relating to the indictment.