June 5, 2001

Stabbing

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Elizabethton Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a Saturday stabbing incident. Officers were dispatched to 704 Blevins Avenue on a complaint of a fight in progress. When EPD Capt. Rusty Verran and Ptl. Jason McCall arrived, a witness told them the man had threatened to kill J.B. Simpson, 33, 244 Big Springs Road, after Simpson pulled up to the residence, and also had put a knife to the throat of Shannon R. Burton, 22, P.O. Box 592, Barberville, Ky., and threatened to kill him, too. The witness attempted to restrain the assailant and was struck by him in the jaw. The assailant then threatened to go get his gun, then come back and "kill you all." He is charged in warrants with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment. EPD Ptl. Jason McCall located a Glenfield Model 60 .22 LR and secured the weapon and 18 rounds of ammunition. A hawk-bill knife later was found in the front yard of The Word of Life Church about 10-15 feet from the edge of the road.

Arrests

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Troy McGrath, 23, 737 S. Lynn Ave., and Earl F. Taylor, 39, 724 S. Lynn Ave., were arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Mike McIntosh and EPD Ptl. Jason McCall following a traffic stop. McGrath was arrested by Ptl. McIntosh on a capias charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs on a charge of public intoxication. Taylor was charged by Ptl. McIntosh with second-offense driving on revoked license. His vehicle was seized.
  * Brian Keith Andes, 31, 606 Florence St., and Donald Keith Foster, 29, 2408 Bob Little Road, were arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh and Ptl. Jason McCall following a traffic stop. Foster was charged by Ptl. McIntosh with DUI and violation of implied consent. Andes was charged by Ptl. McCall with public intoxication.
  * Jay C. Estep, 38, 106 Mt. Vernon Place, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable after the officer was called to the Salvation Army parking lot in the Bemberg Center to investigate a hit-and-run. Estep was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and failure to report an accident. He also was arrested on a Criminal Court capias charging him with sale of Schedule II narcotics.
  * Johnny Conley Clark, 29, Lot 16, Lambs Park, Limestone, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall on a warrant charging him with assault under domestic violence.
  * Patricia Joan Roberts, 40, 131 Markwood Circle, Jonesborough, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Penny Cornett on a warrant charging her with theft over $1,000.
  * Teddy Howard Garland, 51, 180 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging him with violation of probation.
  * Jonathan C. Hawk, 28, 205 Mayfield Drive, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Janice Mitchell after she and Lt. Bob Hooks received a call regarding an intoxicated subject. After placing Hawk under arrest, he became very combative, striking officers and breaking Lt. Hooks' glasses. Officers received scratches and bruises while attempting to handcuff Hawk and a chemical agent was used to bring Hawk under control, with little or no effect. Officers wrestled Hawk to the ground, where he was handcuffed. He was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and assault.
  * Johnny Ray Singleton, 26, 108 Walter Stevens Road, Hampton, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson after the officer observed a four-wheeler traveling in the middle lane of Highway 19E in the Tiger Valley Community. When the driver saw the officer, he sped up and attempted to flee, according to the report. The officer pursued the vehicle 1.4 miles with blue lights and audio activated. The driver was using all of the roadway and not considering the safety of oncoming vehicles, the report states. Deputy Johnson forced the driver to pull off the roadway .6 miles on Tiger Creek Road by wedging the cruiser against a guard rail. Singleton was not wearing safety equipment and the ATV was not registered. Singleton was charged with reckless driving, no safety equipment, use of an off-road vehicle on the highway, and failure to yield to emergency vehicle.
  * Rodney Allen Riddle, 41, 8499 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range on a capias out of General Sessions Court, charging him with failure to appear on driving on suspended license, felony evading arrest, improper passing, and violation of registration.
  * Jonathan Shane Stevens, 29, 109 Pritchard Lane, Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range after he attempted to elude the officer, who attempted to stop him after observing him traveling in Hampton on a motorcycle at an extremely high rate of speed. He was arrested after he came into contact with a Blazer while attempting to go around it and lost control. He was charged with reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest and was taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
  * Robert Wayne Sanson, 42, 112 Robin Lane, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck after he pulled out onto Highway 91 from BP Market, almost colliding with the officer's cruiser. Sanson was charged with DUI, second-offense driving on revoked license, and failure to yield. He was given an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .23 percent.
  * Julie A. Vines, 31, 313A George Hilderbrand, Hickory, N.C., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson after the officer responded to Little Stoney Creek Campground to assist Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers with a woman asleep in her vehicle. Vines was arrested on a capias charging her with failure to appear on AWOL and driving on revoked license.
  * Jesse J. Walker, 52, 747 Georgia St., Johnson City, was arrested Friday by investigators of Johnson City Police Bureau after they conducted an undercover prostitution sting in the downtown area. Walker was charged with prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Robbery

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau are investigating the strong-arm robbery of an Elizabethton juvenile. According to police, officers responded Saturday to the parking lot beside the vocational building at Science Hill High School, 1509 John Exum Pkwy., after the juvenile told police that three black males in a vehicle had stopped him in the parking lot. Two of the males assaulted him and took his money and personal property before fleeing in a vehicle. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division, 434-6166, or Crimestoppers, 434-6158.
  * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau are investigating the armed robbery of Roadrunner Market #133, 1512 W. State of Franklin Road. Officers responded around 5:50 a.m. Saturday to the location where they found that a black male had entered the store and demanded all the money from the clerk, stating that he had a gun. He then fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. He was described as 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-9, 180-200 pounds, wearing a black toboggan, dark sunglasses, faded blue sweatshirt and dark blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division, 434-6166, or Crimestoppers, 434-6158.