Two arrested after campground disturbance

From Staff Reports

   An 18-year-old male and a juvenile were arrested Sunday after members of Carter County Sheriff's Department responded around 4:40 a.m. to a campground off Smalling Road in reference to a fight.
   When officers arrived, they found five individuals under age 21 had come to the campground and begun harassing campers by yelling at them and driving through the campground, according to Lt. Mike Fraley.
   Officers located the vehicle and found Joshua Dain Lowe, 18, 108 S. 9th St. Ext., Watauga, and a 16-year-old male under the influence of alcohol. Lowe told the officer he had consumed two to three beers. He was taken into custody and charged with drinking under age.
   The juvenile was arrested by Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer responded back-up. Sgt. Johnson detected an odor of alcohol coming from the juvenile and asked whether he had been drinking. The juvenile told the office he had consumed three or four drinks of Sky (vodka). The juvenile was told that he was under arrest for drinking under age. The officer also found a bottle of pills in the juvenile's pocket.
   The juvenile became belligerent and uncooperative at being placed inside the patrol car, according to the report, and began cursing officers and beating on the windows and glass divider. He additionally was charged with resisting arrest.
   Officers also determined that a bathroom at the campground had been vandalized, resulting in the doors to the restroom being destroyed.
   Lowe told the officer the damage was caused by the juvenile, who also was charged with vandalism.