June 17, 2001

Arrests

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Particia A. Moffitt, 25, 306 S. Watauga Ave., was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Hamm on a warrant out of General Sessions Court charging her with failure to appear on child neglect.
  * Kevin Hicks, 38, 337 Jenkins Hollow Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputies Dean Jones and Penny Cornett on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging him with violation of probation.
  * Phillip B. Oliver, 19, 262 Dry Creek Road, Jonesborough, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging him with violation of probation.
  * Wilma Jean Asbury, 37, 626 Hwy. 91, was issued a criminal summons for theft by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Kenneth Hardin after the officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart regarding a shoplifter. Store personnel said Asbury attempted to take a Poulan chain saw, valued at $129, without paying.
  * Sherry Renea Sparks, 29, 151 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck following a traffic stop. Sparks was charged with DUI and was administered an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .12 percent.
  * Joseph Daniel Miller, 21, 602 Oak Grove Road, Gray, was arrested Wednesday following a joint six-month investigation by the First Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Washington County Sheriff's Department, according to Sheriff Fred Phillips. Agents of the drug task force and Washington County's SWAT Team made a controlled delivery to Miller's residence Wednesday then executed a search warrant. Approximately 43 pounds of marijuana were found. Miller was charged with two counts of sale of Schedule VI and possession of Schedule VI for resale. He was released from Washington County Detention Center after posting $60,000 bond and is scheduled for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. June 18 in Johnson City General Sessions Court. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.
  * Nickalus Brush, no address listed, was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Department for leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment following investigation of an incident June 2 at 3111 Browns Mill Road.
  * Two Johnson City juveniles were arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after they were caught breaking into John Rogers Enterprises, 1330 E. Main St., Johnson City. The 14-year-old and 15-year-old also were charged with breaking into the business on June 1, June 5 and June 11; in connection with a June 1 and June 4 burglary to Pennyman's Diner, 1409 E. Main St., Johnson City; and the June 5 burglary to a concession stand at Jay Rutherford Little League Field, 501 Cranberry St., Johnson City. They each were charged with seven counts of burglary, one count of theft over $500 and five counts of theft under $500. They were transported to Upper East Tennessee Regional Juvenile Detention Center pending an initial court date in Johnson City Juvenile Court.
  * Misty Dawn Crowther, 21, 921A Pine Ridge Circle, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a capias out of General Sessions Court on charges of failure to appear on child neglect and violation of worthless check.
  * Roger Otis Hardin, 48, 606 N. Roan St., was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable following investigation into a family disturbance. Hardin was charged with assault.
  * Terry A. Potter, 37, Elk Avenue Bridge, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall and charged with public intoxication.
  * David Hicks, 25, 1300 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Thursday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran on a warrant out of General Sessions Court charging him with violation of probation.

Shooting

  * Officers from Sullivan County Sheriff's Office responded Friday to Apple Villa Apartments in Blountville regarding a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, David Robert Davis, 52, P.O. Box 67, Tazewell, Va., shot his wife, Sadie Davis, 1705 Blountville Blvd., Apt. A10, then after firing several shots at officers, shot himself. Sadie Davis was pronounced dead at Holston Valley Medical Center. Davis was in Holston Valley Friday on life support. The Davis's had been divorced since September 2000 and had a history of domestic violence in the home when they lived in Tazewell, Va., according to the sheriff's office. Ms. Davis had moved to Blountville in April to get away from her ex-husband and was a registered nurse at an outpatient clinic in Bristol, according to the sheriff's office.

Theft

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Harley Campbell, 711 Beech St., reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd that someone had taken several items from his lake house, located at 558 Cove Ridge Circle, Butler. Missing were a 1995 Polaris 4-wheeler, a 1987 red Honda 4-wheeler and a 1987 Honda 3-wheeler. The items were taken from under a shed behind the house and valued at approximately $15,000. A large propane tank was removed from the back of the house and placed at the side as though someone was going to come back and get it, according to the report.