June 13, 2001

Arrests


   * 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 watch.
  
Forgery


   * 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.

Fraud

   * 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 department.
   * 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.

Missing dog

   * 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.