July 19, 2001

Arrests

  * Jason C. Hill Jr., 54, 106 Ed Stout Rd., Hampton, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Chris Pierce after he and Constable Bobby Canter stopped a vehicle at Hampton Bait Shop for violation of light law. Hill appeared to be intoxicated and was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tasks, which he performed poorly. He was charged with third-offense DUI, driving on revoked license, and violation of open container. He submitted to an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .13 percent, or legally drunk.
  * Scotty Lee Calloway, 27, 220 Lovers Lane, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Brad Proffitt on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging him with violation of probation.
  * Betty J. Coleman, 27, 1005 Charlie St., was arrested Friday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jesus Pena on a warrant taken out by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Musick charging her with accessory after the fact on felony evading arrest.
  * Thomas D. Francis, 19, 1340 14th Ave. S., Apt. 108, Birmingham, Ala., was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins after he allegedly threw eggs at C&K Wrecker and several vehicles on the C&K lot. Charles Odom, 2112 W. Elk Ave., told the officer that he and his son were standing in their business lot when a gray Jeep Cherokee drove by and someone leaned out the back window and threw several eggs at the wrecker and vehicles. The Jeep was located in Ingles parking lot by a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper. Francis admitted throwing the eggs, according to the report. Three dozen eggs were found in plain view inside the vehicle. Francis was charged with vandalism. A check through Com Center revealed his driver's license was suspended by Alabama Department of Safety. The license was confiscated at their request.
  * Shawn McFarland, 26, 4515 N.W. 33rd Ave., Miami, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with attempted murder following investigation into a July 6 shooting at 826 Lamont St., Johnson City. McFarland was arrested after investigation revealed his involvement into the shooting of Kenneth J. Smith, Johnson City, who was shot once in the back. McFarland was booked into Johnson City Jail and charged with attempted second-degree murder. He was released back to Washington County Detention Center where he was being held on unrelated drug charges.

  * Tracy A. Carpenter, 1500 Bell Ridge Rd., Apt. 7, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Department after they responded to 228 S. Broadway regarding an aggravated assault. Officers met with the victim who advised she had been threatened with a knife and knew the subject. Further investigation led to the arrest of Carpenter.
  * Richard Lynn Potts, 51, #50 Wheeler Rd., Bulls Gap, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Department following investigation of $719 in cigarettes taken from L&J Discount Tobacco on East Main Street. Potts also was charged after $218.33 in merchandise was taken from Winco Co. on Indian Ridge Rd. Potts was charged with one count of theft under $500 and one count of theft over $500.
  * Kenneth B. Miller, 23, 2313 Wheeler St., was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into the reported theft of a 1994 Ford Mustang from the 400 block of East Maple Street. Miller is charged with theft over $1,000.

  * Travis A. Scott, 20, 162 Hilbert Circle, Jonesborough, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after they checked a suspicious vehicle behind the Texaco, 1702 W. Market St. Officers checked the two male occupants of the vehicle and found both of the subjects to be extremely intoxicated. Both were under age and charged with underage consumption. The driver of the vehicle, Scott, also was charged with possession of Schedule I for resale, Schedule IV for resale, possession of Schedule VI, and drug paraphernalia. Scott was being held on $57,500 bond.

Vandalism

  * On Sunday, someone drove through a fence located on property owned by Harold Matheson, corner of Main and First Ave., Hampton, and left the scene. Approximately 60 feet of chain link fence was damaged, along with six poles, according to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd.

Theft

  * Debra Cook, 41, Holy Springs Rd., Rutherfordton, N.C., reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd that she stopped at the side of the road at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19E and Old Railroad Grade to put drinks in her cooler. Cook said that during the stop she put her purse down but was unsure exactly where she put it. After she and a friend pulled back onto the highway, Cook noticed the purse missing and went back to the scene to try to locate it, unsuccessfully. Cook said she had $2,000 cash, prescription medications, including Ambium, Zantac, 120 Xanax, 180 OxyContin, Loritab, other medications, unfilled prescriptions, a wallet and other miscellaneous items in the purse, which was described as small, black in color, with two straps.