June 27, 2001

Arrests


   * Earnest P. Miller, 27, 201 Ollie Collins Road, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Chris Pierce and charged with assault under domestic violence and violation of probation.
   * Benjamin M. Martinez, 25, 193 Sparks Road, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones after the officer responded to a domestic dispute in which the subject was armed with a knife. Deputy Jones, Investigators Patrick Johnson and Audrey Covington responded and Martinez entered the residence, then came back to the front porch, where he was handcuffed for safety reasons. Amy Martinez, 22, told officers that when her husband got home he was angry about the telephone and tried to hit her. She left to call 911 and when she returned, her husband told her that her father was on the phone. When she went inside, Martinez locked the door and pulled a knife, stating he was going to kill her, according to the report. Martinez was charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence and the knife was taken from the residence.
   * A 14-year-old male was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after the officer was dispatched to 2404 W. Elk Ave., in reference to two juvenile runaways from Johnson County who were wanted on juvenile attachments. When the officer arrived she spoke with both subjects and they advised they were waiting on a ride and were not from Johnson County. The officer advised both subjects they had been identified and at that point, both started running in opposite directions. Ptl. Mayberry grabbed a blue jacket which the 14-year-old was wearing and he struggled in an attempt to break free. The officer kept holding the jacket and was struck in the left upper arm by the juvenile, who continued to struggle. The officer and the youth became entangled and fell to the ground. The juvenile was charged with assault and transported to Johnson City Juvenile Detention Center.
   * Owen Samuel Spry, 41, 2145 Three Mile Hwy., Newland, N.C., and Sam George Smith III, 31, Route 3, Box 443, Newland, N.C., were arrested Sunday by EPD Capt. Clyde Croy after the officer observed a vehicle run a red light at Broad Street and Lynn Avenue. The vehicle stopped at the light at Broad and Roan Streets, then pulled into oncoming traffic when Capt. Croy activated his blue lights. Traffic in the eastbound lane had to stop to avoid hitting the vehicle. Following a traffic stop, Smith was charged with DUI and a passenger, Spry, was arrested by Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry and charged with public intoxication.
   * Kermit Milton Hinkle III, 19, 361 Hwy. 91, and Robert Blake Bowers, 19, 103 Dogtown Road, were arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry following a traffic stop on West Elk Avenue. Hinkle was charged with DUI, possession of Schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of implied consent. Bowers was charged with drinking under age.
   * George Edward Pealer, 33, 1713 E. Millard St., Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters and charged with third-offense DUI, third-offense driving on revoked license, violation of implied consent, speeding and violation of open container law.
   * Robert P. Talbert, 45, of Chuckey, was arrested Monday at the Waffle House, 2508 N. Roan St., by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with public intoxication. A routine background check showed Talbert was wanted in Florida for violation of probation on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was being held in Johnson City Jail without bond awaiting extradition to Florida.
   * Two juveniles were arrested June 18 by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau in reference to rape of a child that occurred at Rafters nightclub. During the investigation, the two juveniles admitted to having sex with a 12-year-old in the parking lot of Rafters around 2 a.m. June 17, according to the report. The juveniles were charged with rape of a child.
  
Robbery

   * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded Monday to Calibur Car Wash, 1107 W. Market St., in reference to a robbery. The store clerk advised officers that a white male had entered the store and had demanded all the cash from the register. The man was described as 50-55 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds, with short sandy brown hair and a mustache. He was wearing khaki pants, a light-colored plaid shirt and a tan golfer's derby. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division, 434-6166, or Crimestoppers, 434-6158.
   * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded to Super 8 Motel, 108 Wesley St., Johnson City, around 4:20 a.m. Monday in reference to a robbery. A witness said a white male, approximately 35 years old, came into the office and pointed what was thought to be a gun through his coat and demanded money out of the cash register. He was given an undetermined amount of money, then fled in an unknown direction. The man reportedly walked with a limp that favored his right leg and possibly was driving a newer model black vehicle. The investigation in continuing.
  
Vandalism

   * EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott responded Monday to the office of John Banks, 641 E. Elk Ave., in response to vandalism. Attorney Banks and Marie Buck told the officer that Banks' legal office had been vandalized sometime over the weekend. Banks said he had observed a rock on the floor in one of the offices and had taken the rock back to the riverbank. While Banks was outside, Buck said she noticed a softball-size hole in the window of the office. The officer observed glass fragments on the floor and on the window sill.
  
Death

   * Kristie Price, 30, formerly of Carter County, died early Sunday while working at Gulf Coast Youth Academy in Crestview, Fla., according to Rick Hord, public information officer for Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Hord said Price was escorting a juvenile inmate to a detention cell for disciplinary purposes. "She took about three steps and just collapsed," he said. Deputy Lynn Stevenson responded to the scene shortly after 7 a.m. and used an external defibrilator on Price in an attempt to revive her, Hord said, but was unsuccessful.