July 1, 2001


ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * James Carpenter, 27, 698 Willow Springs, was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer responded to the home of Shannon Carpenter, 22, 1298 Bluefield Ave., regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, Mrs. Carpenter told the officer that her husband had brought their oldest child home and had started to become violent in front of the three children. When she attempted to call 911, James Carpenter tried to destroy the telephone and upon leaving the residence, slammed the door, damaging the doorknob. Mrs. Carpenter said the couple had been separated about a week due to her husband's past history of violence, according to the report. She was advised of how to take out the proper paperwork and was escorted to Carter County Sheriff's Department where she attempted to acquire a warrant for domestic violence and an order of protection. The Circuit Court Clerk's Office refused to grant Mrs. Carpenter an order of protection, according to the report. Officers then contacted a judicial commissioner who granted the order. James Carpenter was located at his place of employment by Ptl. Jack Ramsey and Ptl. Richard Haney. He was taken into custody and charged with vandalism under domestic violence.
  * Stacey Ashley, 18, 219 S. Hills Drive, was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw on a warrant taken out by Alisha D. Campbell, 20, 143 Centerview Drive, charging him with assault under domestic violence. According to the report, Campbell reported Wednesday to EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey that her ex-husband had started an argument with her in Wal-Mart, then grabbed her by the arm and she had to pull away. Ashley left the scene prior to the officer's arrival.
  * Penny Whitehead, 29, 637 First Ave., Hampton, was issued a citation Thursday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey charging her with theft under $500 after she was detained by Wal-Mart loss prevention personnel for allegedly attempting to remove a $5 roll of film from the store.
  * Debbie Bowman, 33, 905 Pine Ridge Circle, was issued a citation Thursday by EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt charging her with theft under $500 after she was detained by Wal-Mart loss prevention personnel. According to the report, Bowman purchased some merchandise and then attempted to leave the store without paying for about $16 in miscellaneous paint and crochet items.
  * Brian Hartman, 23, 2307 Sarah St., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Department and charged with felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, failure to yield to light and siren, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving on suspended license. The arrest stems from a Feb. 16 disturbance at New Beginnings, 2910 N. Roan St.
  * Jesse J. Walker II, 52, 747 Georgia St., was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with 18 counts of forgery, 18 counts of identity theft, 24 counts of credit card fraud, seven counts of theft under $500, and simple possession of crack cocaine. Walker's arrest was the result of investigation into the theft of several credit cards and a checkbook from local businesses and churches. Walker used the credit cards and personal checks at businesses throughout Johnson City after forging the name of the victim, according to the report. A search of Walker's property after his arrest produced a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Walker was being held in Johnson City Jail on $50,000 bond.


ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * A worker with Rite Aid Pharmacy, 507 W. Elk Ave., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Richard Haney that the store had received two checks totaling $203.67 and $83.49, written on a closed account.


ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * James M.P. Sommers, 18, 471 Okolona Road, Johnson City, reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins that he was driving west on East Elk Avenue when a male subject, who was standing in the road, approached his truck and swung a metal chain at him. Sommers said the chain struck his truck on the driver's side and on the rear tail gate area. He said several subjects in the park were yelling at him during the attack and threw a glass bottle at the vehicle. Sommers drove away and called 911. Officers located a juvenile at the park matching the description of the subject given by the victim. The juvenile said he had swung the chain at the victim because Sommers had thrown a bottle at him. Sommers was advised of the procedure for filing a warrant against the juvenile.


ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Casey Reed, 35, 111 Stillwater Circle, reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that he had returned home and found his 1985 Dodge Ram van on fire. The inside of the van, along with two grass trimmers, were destroyed.


ÊÊ ÊÊÊÊ  * Jarvis A. Bennett, 132 Greenlee Road, Johnson City, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Wayne Pritchard that someone had stolen the engine out of his 1975 Volkswagen bus. Several greasy fingerprints were found on the rear of the vehicle, along with some tools left underneath.