July 8, 2001

Arrests

  * Bobby Joe White, 31, 197 Carl Smith Rd., Hampton, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Keith Range following a domestic dispute. Sgt. Range and Lt. Harvey Guess were dispatched to 119 Gordon Church Rd., where a female, identified as Wendy Buckingham, told officers that an argument began over White's excessive drinking and the fact that when she returned home he had taken her vehicle. White was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. While searching White incident to arrest, he grabbed a cigarette lighter and began vandalizing Buckingham's vehicle. He additionally was charged with vandalism under domestic violence. White had to be restrained while being handcuffed, and during transport to Carter County Jail, became abusive and made threats toward Sgt. Range. While jailers were attempting to process White, he again became abusive and combative and was restrained and placed in a holding cell.
  * Israel Branaam, 104 Crockett Court, Gray, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Department following investigation into a residential burglary. Branaam was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $500.
  * Jeremiah Josiah Miller, 22, 602 Oak Grove Rd., Gray, and Jonathan E. Goodwin, 22, 925C Pine Ridge Circle, were arrested Friday by Elizabethton Police Department Capt. Clyde Croy and Ptl. Kevin Cable following a traffic stop. The driver, Goodwin, was charged with driving on revoked license. Miller was charged with public intoxication.
  * Cristina M. Williams, 22, 926 Pine Ridge Circle, was issued a citation Thursday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic stop at a Tennessee Highway Patrol roadblock. Williams was cited for violation of seat belt law, driving on suspended license and violation of registration.

Vandalism

  * Kenneth W. Brown, 55, 308 Magnolia St., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena that the windshield of his vehicle had been shot with a BB gun. Numerous chips were found in the windshield.
  * Bill Bolling, 59, 600 Trudy St., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins that someone had broken a front window and door frame and had smashed a storm door on his rental units on Trudy Street. Damage was estimated at $750.

Harassment

  * Bill Bradford, 2016 Forsyth Dr., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that he yelled at the driver of a light blue Accord, which was speeding down the street, and the driver of the vehicle stopped and started cursing him. The male driver then drove down the road, pulled out a pipe, got out of the vehicle and shook it at him, according to the report. The vehicle was gone when the officer arrived.
  * Crystal L. Johnson, 25, an employee at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, reported Thursday to EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin that she was working in the emergency room as a clerk when a telephone call was transferred to her desk around 9:45 a.m. The caller asked to speak to the emergency room clerk, then made several obscene requests and hung up. The call was traced to a pay phone at Winn-Dixie on Hudson Drive.

Fireworks

  * Three juveniles were issued citations Thursday by EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena for discharging fireworks inside city limits. The three were charged after the officer observed them shooting fireworks at the walking track on Pine Ridge Circle.

Theft

  * James Powell III, 44, 2995 Mt. Olive Church Rd., Newton, N.C., reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley that someone had entered a 1998 Ford F-250 and had stolen a Smith & Wesson .44 magnum with chrome finish, 4-inch barrel and wooden handles, a pair of Rangefinder binoculars, a box of .44 ammunition, and a light that attaches to a safety helmet. The items were in a camouflage bag, which was located beside the road near the scene of the burglary.