July 17, 2001
* John W. Berry, 32, 1700 W. Elk Ave., was arrested
Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Albert
Nave after he was observed walking near Buckles Trailer Park
at 1:22 a.m. and a warrants check revealed a criminal summons
for assault. Deputy Nave advised Berry he had a summons he
needed to serve him, at which time Berry, who apparently thought
he was going to jail, voluntarily pulled a small pipe believed
to contain marijuana residue and a small plastic baggy containing
what was believed to be marijuana, out of his pocket. He then
was charged with possession of Schedule VI and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
* Mitchell Bowers, 380 Old Mountain View Rd.,
Piney Flats, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland
and charged with violation of probation and failure to appear.
He additionally was charged by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper
Mark Musick with felony reckless endangerment, two counts
of felony evading arrest, driving on revoked license, reckless
endangerment, second-offense driving on revoked license, unlawful
possession of a prohibited weapon, and being a convicted felon
in possession of a firearm.
* Randy Lee Grindstaff, 19, 605 Cherry St.,
and Rachel Ann Nichols, 27, 805 Tipton St. were arrested around
2:25 a.m. Saturday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm following an automobile
accident on Stateline Rd. Grindstaff had a strong odor of
alcohol about him and told the officer he had drunk about
a six-pack of beer since he had gotten off work earlier in
the day. Grindstaff was charged with DUI and driving on suspended
license. Nichols, who the car was registered to, was arrested
and charged with aiding and abetting DUI for allowing Grindstaff
to operate the vehicle while under the influence.
* Jeffery Allen Ingram, 31, 131 Wilson Ave., was
arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm and charged with
* Bradley Carroll White, 20, 286 Jenkins Hollow
Rd., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce on
a capias from Washington County and a warrant from Carter
County charging him with violation of probation.
* Michael J. Lusk, 38, 212 Jenkins Hollow Road,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on outstanding
warrants charging him with failure to appear on charges of
speeding and evading arrest and failure to appear with fines
and costs on sixth-offense DUI and second-offense driving
on revoked license.
* Christopher M. Scott, 21, homeless, was arrested
Sunday by CCSD Deputy Mike Commons and charged with violation
* Billy Frank Blevins, 39, 103 McArthur St., Johnson
City, was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Brooke Mullins and charged with fifth-offense driving
on revoked license, running a red light, and violation of
* Joshua J. Cole, 18, 713 Fairview Ave., Kingsport,
was issued a summons Friday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins charging
him with driving on suspended license.
* Betsy O. Stein, 43, Piercetown Road, Butler,
was arrested Saturday by EPD Sgt. Charles Moreland following
a traffic stop and charged with DUI.
* Emily J. Steward, 25, 1300 Ledford St., was
arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins and charged with
* Robert B. Allen, 24, 5014 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi,
was issued a citation Sunday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins for
reckless driving after he was observed traveling 81 mph in
a 40 mph zone.
* Anthony L. Grindstaff, 21, 605 Cherry St., was
arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero and charged with
* Susan Seiler, 53, 829 E. Elk Ave., was arrested
Friday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott and charged with assault under
domestic violence after she allegedly stomped the foot of
her sister, Dorothy Duffy, 40, 3529 Sunset Lane, Channel Islands,
Calif., and allegedly elbowed her in the stomach.
* David G. Presnell, 33, 219 Twin Fork Rd., Roan
Mountain, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt
after he was observed traveling 57 mph in a 35 mph zone. Presnell
was charged with speeding and driving on revoked license.
* Tonya M. Gudger, 25, 1511 Oak Grove Village,
Johnson City, was arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City
Police Bureau and charged with two counts of aggravated assault
and aggravated burglary. The arrest stemmed from investigation
into a June 17 incident at 431 Garden Dr., where Gudger allegedly
forced entry into the residence and threatened an occupant
with a knife. According to witnesses, Gudger then returned
later and threatened a second female outside of the residence.
Gudger was being held in Johnson City Jail with bond set at
* Tina Bryant, 22, 600 Newt Good Rd., Telford,
was arrested Friday by officers of Washington County Sheriff's
Department on a Criminal Court capias charging her with child
abuse. She was being held in the Washington County Detention
Center on $50,000 bond. Bryant was indicted by a Washington
County Grand Jury following investigation of a June 27 incident
in which Bryant's month-old child was taken to the emergency
room and treated for a broken arm.