2 arrested Sunday following request from Bristol, Va., P.D.

By Abby Morris-Frye
star staff
  Two South Carolina men were arrested, one on a weapons charge, Sunday afternoon following a call from the Bristol, Va., police department stating that a suspect they were looking for was traveling into Elizabethton on Highway 19E.
  On Sunday between 2:30 and 3 p.m., officers of the Elizabethton Police Department were advised to be on the lookout for a white Chevrolet van that was headed to Elizabethton from Bristol, Va., on Highway 19E. "Comm. Center advised that the Bristol, Va., Police Department had been advised that a male subject in the van was armed with a black 9mm pistol and was allegedly en route to Elizabethton to kill a male subject," states a police report on the incident. "Officer (Brooke) Mullins located the van on Highway 19E and it was traveling southbound. The vehicle entered the CVS Pharmacy parking lot and parked."
  When officers of the Elizabethton Police Department and Carter County Sheriff's Department arrived on the scene, they located several subjects standing around the vehicle. Officers questioned a black male subject who had been in the van and he advised them that his name was Cedrick but when he was asked to provide identification to the officers, he showed them a South Carolina ID which showed his name as Sondrick Maurice White.
  "He appeared to be intoxicated. As I was speaking to him (I) could detect a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage," states EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey in his police report. "His speech was very slurred and his eyes were red." Bailey further stated in his report that White was also very unsteady on his feet.
  During his investigation, Bailey spoke with officers from the Bristol, Va., Police Department regarding the incident which had occurred in their jurisdiction and led them to notify law enforcement officers in Elizabethton.
  "The officer there advised that he had responded to a call from a female who advised that a black male who she knew as 'Cedrick' had pointed a 9mm gun at her and stated that he would kill her and then he left," Bailey states in his report. "The female advised Bristol officers that Mr. White had the gun in the van that we had stopped."
  At that time, officers asked the owner of the van, who was identified in a police report as Cindy Cable, for consent to search the vehicle which she granted. "Mrs. Cable advised that Mr. White did have the gun and it was in the van behind a piece of trim," states Bailey in his report. "(CCSD) Sgt. (Keith) Range located a 9 mm pistol inside the van above a piece of wooden trim, where Mr. White had been sitting. The magazine had six rounds in it."
  At that time, White, 23, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication, possession of a handgun while under the influence and criminal impersonation. It was unclear Monday evening whether White will face charges in Bristol, Va., relating to the incident which occurred there.
  Another male subject at the scene, Jonathan Fredrick, 21, of Kingstree, S.C., was also taken into custody and he was charged with public intoxication.