July 11, 2001

Arrests

   * Shawn Williams, 926B Pine Ridge Circle, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Investigator Audrey Covington following investigation into a forged check stolen from AAA Moving. The check was for $900. Williams refused to give a statement and was not cooperative. He was arrested without incident.
   * Jeremy L. Hardin, 21, 126 Nave Hollow Loop, was arrested and a 15-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were issued summons Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott after she and Capt. Art Smithdeal responded to a call regarding intoxicated subjects at the BP Station, 416 Hwy. 91. Hardin was charged with public intoxication, violation of implied consent and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. One of the juveniles was charged with underage consumption and public intoxication. The other juvenile was taken into custody and, during transport to Carter County Jail, became combative and belligerent and attempted to kick officers. A chemical agent was used to subdue him. The juvenile destroyed a metal plate in the door of the holding cell and the chair inside the cell. He was charged with underage consumption, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, destruction of county property and assault on an officer.
   * John Thorton Bartley, 26, 104 Stafford St., Apt. A6, Bristol, Tenn., was arrested Tuesday by Bristol Tenn. Police and charged with attempted aggravated robbery of Quick Stop, 1620 Weaver Pike, Bristol. Bartley admitted he unsuccessfully attempted to rob the Quick Stop and then proceeded to Comfort Inn in Bristol, Va., and robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of money. The arrest is the result of an investigation involving multi jurisdictions.
  

Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Tim Lowe responded to a fire around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday at 610 Swimming Pool Road, where he observed a garage port with a vehicle and a utility shed on fire. Hampton, Watauga and Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Departments responded. The fire appeared to have started at the garage port, owned by Charlie Winters, Rittertown Road, and spread to a utility shed owned by Dale Johnson.
   * CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland was dispatched at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to a mobile home fire at the home of Tammy Woodby, 162 Jackson Ave. Hampton Volunteer Fire Department responded and extinguished the blaze. The residents told Deputy Markland they had been having electrical problems.
  

Skateboarders

   * Danny Jenkins, 18, 980 W. E St., was arrested Monday by EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe after the officer responded to a wreck on the west side of the Veterans Memorial monument. While working the wreck the officer heard a loud voice coming from the mini-park, saying, "I guess if there had been a call on us skateboarders, you would have been here a lot sooner," and made a slang remark regarding police officers. The remarks were loud enough to be disruptive in the park area, according to the report. Sgt. Crowe went over to Jenkins and told him officers didn't need to hear that kind of language in the park and asked him to leave the area, then went back to help with the accident. Moments later, the officer observed Jenkins come back through the park to the same spot where he was before. Sgt. Crowe told him that since he didn't want to do as the police officer had asked him, he was under arrest for disorderly conduct.
   * Nathaniel Henson, 18, 239 W. D St., a 15-year-old female and a 17-year-old male were issued citations July 6 by EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley for violation of city ordinance after they were observed skateboarding in Covered Bridge Park.
   * A 14-year-old male was issued a citation July 5 by EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley for violation of city ordinance after he was observed riding a skateboard in Covered Bridge Park.