Police complaint results in arrest   

From Staff Reports

  A Carter County man faces multiple felony charges after Elizabethton police found him in possession of schedule narcotics and a handgun while he was making a report at the police department's administrative office on Wednesday.
  Kenneth Heaton, 52, 131 Taylor Hollow Road, came to the Elizabethton Police Department office on East E Street Wednesday morning to report a theft of medication from his vehicle.
  While at the office, EPD Ptl. Michael McIntosh advised Heaton he was being placed under arrest for outstanding warrants charging him with three counts of forgery. The warrants were taken out by EPD Criminal Investigations Division in September.
  According to McIntosh's report, when he went to place handcuffs on Heaton he began walking away and said he needed to give a cellular telephone to a friend who was waiting outside. McIntosh reported observing Heaton reach into his pants' pocket, at which time the officer grabbed him. Heaton then advised police he had a handgun he needed to return to a friend. Officers then disarmed Heaton and placed him in custody.
  According to the police report, a search of Heaton found him in possession of a pill bottle containing two Protonix, four Endocet (OxyCondone), two Alprazolam, and three Methylphenidate pills. The handgun found on Heaton was identified as a .22-caliber pistol. The firearm was found to be loaded with four unspent rounds and one spent round in the cylinder. Heaton advised police he did not have a permit to carry the handgun.
  A background check by police revealed Heaton was a convicted felon having been convicted of vehicle theft in Johnson City in 1976.
  McIntosh later obtained warrants charging Heaton with two counts of possession of Schedule II drugs for resale, one count of possession of Schedule IV drugs for resale, unlawful possession of a handgun by a felon, and unlawful possession of a handgun in a public building.
  Heaton is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court July 19.