June 3, 2001

Arrests

ÊÊ  * Clarence J. Lunceford, 58, 3111 Hwy. 321, Butler, was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott and charged with public intoxication after he was found sitting in the breezeway of "A" Building at Lynnridge Apartments with an open container of beer which he had taken from an 18-pack that he had with him. He also was in possession of a Remington .20-gauge shotgun, which was taken to the police department. No charges were placed in relation to the weapon.
  * Jerry Ray Oaks, 19, 920 S. Second St., was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt on an attachment out of Carter County Juvenile Court. Shelby Kiser, 18, driver of the vehicle in which Oaks was a passenger, was issued a summons citing her with safety glass violation (cracked windshield) and driving on suspended license.
  * Jack William Higgins, 37, 380 Watauga Road, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Matthew Lunceford on an attachment for contempt out of Chancery Court and failure to pay child support.
  * Timothy Lee Shelton, 31, 601 W. C St., was taken into custody at the Carter County/Washington County line and arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Gene Moreland on a warrant from Criminal Court charging him with violation of probation.
  * Timothy A. McKinney, 18, 123 Reecer Road, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach on an attachment out of Juvenile Court.

Kidnapping

  * Elizabethton Police Department officers were dispatched May 26 to Pizza Inn, West Elk Avenue, in response to a call about an attempted child abduction. When officers arrived, they spoke with three female juveniles and the father of the juvenile victim. According to the victim, she was standing on the railroad tracks at the intersection of Hudson and West Elk, advertising her church's car wash at Pizza Inn, when a white male subject, approximately 40-55, with white balding hair, white beard, and aqua/turquoise eyes, pulled over to her location in a white truck. She asked the man if he wanted a car wash or would like to make a donation to their church. She said he then got out of his truck, walked around to where she was standing and opened the passenger side door. She said she thought he was going to make a donation and hand it to her, however, he started moving objects out of the passenger seat and putting them into the bed of the truck, making room for a passenger to sit. He then turned to her and said, "Get in, I won't hurt you." The girl said he then reached out to grab her and told her to get into the truck, but she quickly turned and ran away. Witnesses at the scene corroborated the girl's account of the incident. The white truck the suspect was driving was believed to be either a GMC or Dodge.