June 13, 2001
* Matthew Wayne Caldwell, 18, 120 Reeser Road,
was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Jeffrey Markland after the officer was dispatched to
the scene of a hit and run. Prior to the officer's arrival,
a witness called in and said the vehicle had left the scene
and had turned onto Muddy Branch and also had a flat tire.
Deputy Markland proceeded onto Muddy Branch and found a vehicle
matching the description parked at a residence. The driver
was found about 50 feet from the vehicle lying in a field
and was identified as Caldwell. He was charged with leaving
the scene of an accident with property damage and DUI. Upon
inventory of the vehicle, a small pipe and box were found,
both containing marijuana residue. Caldwell submitted to an
Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood
alcohol content of .16 percent, or legally drunk.
* Andrew Jackson Heaton, 32, 124 Hillside Dr.,
Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce
after the officer noticed a male subject walking on North
Road around 10:30 p.m. and conducted a field interview. He
was taken into custody after a warrants check revealed that
Heaton had several outstanding, including violation of probation,
and a capias charging him with failure to appear.
* Billy Johnson, 43, 1125 Bluefield Ave., was
arrested Monday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range on felony charges
stemming from an investigation of auto burglary and theft
over $500 which occurred at Pennington Auto Sales.
* Charles David Clawson, 32, 707 Johnson Ave.,
was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl.
Kevin Cable on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* Willie J. Loshe, 42, 180 Bill Garland Rd.,
Johnson City, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters
on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* Jeffery Todd Hill, 24, 330 J.C. Norton Road,
Warrensville, N.C., and Anthony Joseph Novotny, 22, 228 Shupes
Mill Rd., Mountain City, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Tonya
Scott after the officer was dispatched to Food City regarding
two males who had been caught shoplifting. While interviewing
Hill regarding the incident, he was asked whether he had any
possible weapons on him. Hill reached into his pockets and
pulled out set of keys and what appeared to be a marijuana
pipe which contained residue. He was charged with possession
of drug paraphernalia. Novotny appeared to be under the influence
and was charged with public intoxication and theft under $500.
* Sidney Clay Hale, 42, 120 Park Court, Johnson
City, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Maybery after
officers were dispatched to Sycamore Shoals Hospital emergency
room in reference to an intoxicated, disorderly subject. Hale
told the officer that he came to the ER for antibiotics and
became irate and loud with the staff and that he was sorry.
He said he had consumed one beer and was not intoxicated.
He performed poorly on a field sobriety test and was charged
with public intoxication. After arriving at Carter County
Jail, Hale became verbally disorderly while being escorted
from the officer's cruiser to the jail. When placed in a holding
cell, he began acting in a destructive manner and officers
used a chemical agent to calm him down. He was placed on suicide
* John Shattuck, 52, 1551 Broad St., reported
Monday to CCSD Deputy Penny Cornett that he found four checks
missing from the back of his checkbook. He then received a
bank statement showing that two checks had been passed. Shattuck
put a stop payment on the other two.
* Mary Thornton, 1465 Riverview Dr., reported
Monday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had fraudulently
used her Social Security number to purchase a Gateway Computer
on Dec. 18, 2000. Thornton said she had received several telephone
calls from Associates Commerce Solutions wanting payment on
the account and she told them she didn't open the account
or make the purchase. The case is being handled by ACS fraud
* Joe A. Witt, 25, 153 McSherry Lane, Bristol,
Tenn., reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone
had stolen a check out of his vehicle while he was at a residence
in Roan Mountain. The check was cashed at Carter County Bank
on May 16 and was drawn on Delaware National Bank in Oceanview,
Del., for $2,000.
* Kenny Pennington, 32, 573 Hwy. 91, reported
Monday to CCSD Deputy Penny Cornett that he had left his briefcase,
containing a money bag, in a truck on his lot. Pennington
said that two vehicles pulled into the lot and a man asked
to test drive a vehicle. Pennington said he heard the door
to the truck open and when he went to retrieve his briefcase,
found $667 in cash missing.
* Lashae Cornett, 114 Waycaster Road, Hampton,
reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that she found her
11-month-old Rottweiller missing from her front yard. The
chain which had held him was still there, but the collar he
was wearing was not.