Vandals dump tires at National Guard

From Staff Reports

   In the absence of the 776th Maintenance Company which is normally stationed there, the Elizabethton National Guard Armory was the victim of vandalism earlier this week.
   According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the National Guard Armory, located on Judge Don Lewis Blvd., Wednesday morning on a complaint of criminal littering. "Upon arrival I interviewed Guard member Donna Beverly who reported that unknown persons had dumped approximately 150-175 tires on the property line belonging to the Tennessee Army National Guard and their neighboring business, E.A. Bowers Construction," Elizabethton Police Department Capt. Rusty Verran states in his report. "Ms. Beverly reported that this was not the first time that this type incident had occurred."
   The last time illegal dumping such as this occurred at the property line, E.A. Bowers Construction had the tires removed, according to Beverly's statement in the police report.
   After speaking with Beverly at the National Guard Armory, Verran went to E.A. Bowers Construction and spoke with an employee named Bradley Ellison. According to reports, Ellison advised the officer that unknown persons had dumped tires on the business' property during the last two nights.
   "Mr. Ellison advised me that the tires are creating a mosquito problem in the area," Verran states in his report.