July 10, 2001

Arrests

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * David W. Hughes, 24, 2014 Bristol Hwy., Watauga, was arrested Friday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Lt. Bobby Huffman after the officer responded to a domestic assault. April Bowers told the officer that her brother had struck her on the forehead. Hughes admitted to the officer that he struck Bowers, according to the report. He was charged with assault under domestic violence.
  * Kathy Tribble, 41, 217 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson on an attachment from Juvenile Court.
  * Scottie Lee Reece, 23, 122 Howard Campbell Road, Butler, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce and charged with public intoxication.
  * Chad J. Oliver, 23, 553 Tea Berry Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson and charged with public intoxication.
  * Timothy Darrell Campbell, 33, 182 Grindstaff Road, Butler, was arrested Friday by Constable Capt. Tom Smith on a capias charging him with failure to appear on a show cause order on assault under domestic violence, vandalism under domestic violence and second-offense DUI.
* Ricky C. Oliver, 21, 283 E St., was arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Matt Bailey after a traffic stop. Oliver was charged with second-offense DUI, violation of implied consent, possession of Schedule VI, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  * Raymond Keith Anderson, 22, 910 Cedar Ave., was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw following a brief foot pursuit. Anderson was served a warrant by Constable Ken Younce charging him with violation of probation. He additionally was charged by Ptl. Shaw with evading arrest.
  * Angela Renee Trivett, 23, 2484 Siam Road, was served a summons Saturday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran charging her with speeding and driving on suspended license.
  * Rebecca L. Austin, 20, 293 Austin Springs Road, Johnson City, was issued a summons Saturday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh following a traffic stop. Austin was charged with speeding and driving on revoked license.
  * Douglas J. Coleman, 23, 418 Coal Chute Road, was issued a summons Sunday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran for failure to pay fines and   court costs.
* Heather R. Kropp, 21, 359 Hwy. 91, and Jonathan Campbell, 21, 168 Lincoln Drive, were arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. Kropp was charged with DUI and Campbell was charged with DUI by consent, possession of Schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  * Randy Chambers, 20, 1096 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Friday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley on a warrant taken out by Capt. Mike Peters, charging him with arson.
  * Daniel A. Edmison, 18, 816 Mulberry St., was arrested Saturday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey and charged with assault under domestic violence.
  * Nickalus Guinn, 23, 2667 Bob Little Road, Hampton, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott and charged with assault under domestic violence.
  * Kenneth E. Parks, 46, 1485 Milligan Hwy., Johnson City, was issued a summons Thursday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a Dec. 14, 2000, traffic accident in the area of Sycamore Shoals State Park. The officer found a 1984 Pontiac Bonneville resting off the roadway after having made contact with a utility pole. Parks was found lying beside the vehicle. He was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by Carter County Rescue Squad, where blood was drawn and submitted to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for toxicology tests. On June 19, Ptl. Merritt received the official toxicology report from TBI and issued Parks a summons charging him with DUI.
  * Mark A. Bowman, 2629 Enterprise Road, Piney Flats, was arrested Sunday by officers of Johnson City Police Department after they observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a Gray, Tenn., business. Further investigation revealed that Bowman was having sexual intercourse with a juvenile. Bowman was charged with four counts of rape of a child and was being held in Johnson City Jail under $200,000 bond.

Shooting

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded around 6:40 p.m. Friday to 826 Lamont St., in reference to a shooting. The victim, Kenneth J. Smith, 24, 302 W. 9th Ave., was admitted to Johnson City Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the back. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Johnson City Police at 434-6166, or to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers, 434-6158.

Fire

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * CCSD Deputy Albert Nave was dispatched around 2 a.m. Sunday to a mobile home fire at 103 Campbell Road. Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene and extinguished the blaze. The fire started on the south end of the home, where a hole was found knocked out in the wall, with a five gallon container of kerosene sitting next to it. The kitchen floor was found soaked with kerosene. Investigator Patrick Johnson was notified. Damage was estimated at $1,500.

Burglary

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh was notified around 9:19 a.m. Sunday by a motorist that the front glass door of Aunt B's Restaurant had been shattered. The officer found that someone had pushed enough glass out of the door to make entry into the restaurant. The alarm system was not activated. The officer entered through the remaining door opening at which time the alarm sounded. The officer observed the cash drawers of the register had been pried open and were lying on the floor with an undetermined amount of change. A back storeroom also appeared to have been entered. The owner of the business, Basil Blackburn, arrived at the scene and said he had come to the business about 6:30 a.m. because the alarm in the garage on the north end of the building was going off. Blackburn said he did not notice anything out of the ordinary at that time. Blackburn and his wife said there was no cash in the drawer at the time of the incident and it did not appear that any of the change was missing. Blackburn said someone had gone through the back storeroom but it did not appear anything was missing. Damage to the door was estimated at $500 while damage to the cash register was estimated at $300. Detective Matt Bowers was called to the scene to investigate.
  * James Bowling, 127 Sunrise Drive, reported Saturday to CCSD Deputy Albert Nave that his home had been entered while he was on vacation and numerous items removed. Access appeared to have been made at the back door and side of the residence with the use of a piece of flat steel, which was left at the scene. Missing were 22 assorted CD's, valued at $20 each; 15 credit cards; three boxes of jewelry, estimated at $4,000; three sterling silver bracelets, $900; five sterling silver rings, $5,000; four white gold necklaces, $4,000; 10 pairs of earrings, $1,500; six watches, $1,500; and seven pairs of pants and shirts, $500.

Vehicle recovered

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * CCSD Deputy Kenneth Cornett was dispatched Friday to Holston Mountain Road where a blue 1986 Chevrolet Blazer was found over an embankment. The vehicle, which was full of beer containers, appeared to have been rolled. No one was nearby. Several hours later, the vehicle was reported stolen in Sullivan County.

Vandalism

ÊÊÊÊÊÊ  * EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh was dispatched Friday to the home of Louis E. Whittemore, 54, 2207 Love St., regarding vandalism. Whittemore said that sometime between 9 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday, someone placed a large tree stump on the hood of his 1994 Ford Explorer, damaging the paint and body along with the windshield wipers. It appeared that the stump had been placed on top of the vehicle by at least two persons due to the heaviness of it. Damage was estimated at $600.

Attempted robbery

ÊÊ ÊÊÊÊ  * Bristol, Tenn. Police Department is searching for a white male who attempted to rob a Quick Stop market at 1620 Weaver Pike, Bristol, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. According to police, the suspect entered the market and pointed what appeared to be a gun from underneath his shirt at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register. During that time, customers entered the parking lot and the suspect fled in what appeared to be a late-model gold Honda. The suspect is described as a white male with tanned skin, in his late 20s, 5-feet-9, 160-165 pounds, with black hair and a mustache. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a white T-shirt, black jeans and a tan ball cap with red writing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bristol Police at (423) 989-5568. A reward is offered for information leading to arrest of the suspect.