July 20, 2001
W. Peters, 210 Bobs Hollow Rd., was arrested Wednesday by
Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sarah Ryan after
she and Constable Landon Pritchard went to his mother's residence
in an attempt to locate him. His mother advised he was not
at the residence and gave officers consent to search. Peters
was found hiding in a bedroom closet and was arrested on a
capias charging him with two counts sale of Schedule VI.
* Scottie Ira Wright, 21, Kelly Dr., Roan Mountain,
was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce following
a traffic stop on Morgan Branch Road. Wright was charged with
DUI, driving on suspended license and violation of registration.
* Rand M. Grogg, 40, 100 E. I St. was arrested
Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall
at Crossroads on a warrant charging him with violation of
probation. He also was served a summons charging him with
cruelty to animals.
* Shane Uriah Helbert, 23, 821 Walnut St., was
arrested Wednesday by EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin following an
automobile accident on West G Street near the Rogosin Drive
intersection. Helbert told officers he looked off the roadway
and couldn't avoid the accident. Helbert, who was driving
a LaPorte Construction vehicle, was charged with driving on
suspended license. While Capt. Rusty Verran was conducting
a search of Helbert's person, a pair of knuckles were found
in his pocket. He additionally was charged with following
too close with contact and possession of a prohibited weapon.
He also was issued a criminal summons charging him with theft
under $500 after A to Z rentals advised that Helbert had taken
an Echo gas drill from their business. After being read his
rights, Helbert told Judicial Commissioner Lawrence Berry
and Capt. Verran that he removed the drill without paying
for it, according to the report.
* Scotty Miller, 23, 787 Piney Grove Rd., Hampton,
was issued a summons Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following
a traffic stop. Miller was charged with violation of registration
and driving on suspended license.
* Teresa Street, 33, 154 Millpond Rd., was arrested
Tuesday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley after the officer was called
to Tetrick Funeral Home parking lot by EPD Investigator Greg
Workman regarding warrant service. Street was arrested on
one capias charging her with failure to appear on forgery
and violation of probation and on a second capias charging
her with failure to appear.
* Steve Hardin, 27, 611 Bradley St., was arrested
Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic
stop. Hardin was charged with violation of a traffic control
device, violation of registration, violation of seat belt
law, and driving on revoked license.
* Stacey Ashley, 18, 1942 Jackson Ave., was arrested
Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw on warrants charging him
with violation of probation and aggravated burglary.
* William Scott Chaney, 40, 123 W. Millard St.,
Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott
after the officer was dispatched to Food City parking lot
regarding a suspicious person. Chaney was arrested and charged
with public intoxication.
* Robert David Grabinski, 35, 429 W. G St., was
arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney after the officer
heard two people arguing very loudly in front of Gainsboro
Apartments. Ptl. Haney pulled over to make certain that everything
was OK and was advised by Misty Renee Singleton, 19, 14355
W. G St., that Grabinski had grabbed her by the neck and choked
her. Singleton told the officer she did nothing to provoke
this. Grabinski appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant
and refused to tell the officer his version of the events.
He was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
* Three men were arrested Thursday by officers
of Johnson City Police Bureau after they responded to Roadrunner,
832 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, regarding subjects
who had gotten gasoline and had not paid for it. Officers
were conducting field interviews when one of the subjects
attempted to flee. After a brief struggle, James C. Shaw,
236 E. Main St., Durham, N.C., was arrested and charged with
assault on an officer, resisting arrest, simple possession
of Schedule VI, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tele
Richmond, 1015 Chandler Ave., Burlington, N.C., was charged
with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and possession
of Schedule II for resale. Willie McNair, 411 Jenkins St.,
Burlington, N.C., was charged with resisting arrest and possession
of drug paraphernalia. Shaw was being held under $25,000 bond.
Richmond's bond was set at $150,000 and McNair's was set at
* Crystal Dawn Webster, 27, 922 Bayless
Rd., Jonesborough, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson
City Police Bureau and charged with forgery and theft after
they responded to Food City, 4307 N. Roan St., Johnson City.
According to the report, Webster tried to obtain grocery products
using a false name on an account for an outreach program operated
by a Johnson City church.
* Ricky L. Staton, #1 Timothy Circle, Jonesborough,
was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police
Bureau and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and
theft of property under $500. The arrest is the result of
an investigation into Staton using a stolen credit card number
to obtain $500 in gift cards from Home Depot, 3207 Peoples
St. Staton then used some of the gift cards to make purchases
and obtain cash back at different Home Depot locations.
* William Merle Laws, 39, was arrested Wednesday
by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation
into an auto burglary. Laws was taken into custody at his
residence and charged with auto burglary.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for a
Kingsport woman charging her with 20 counts of animal cruelty.
Rhonda Gill, 36, 524 Lucy Road, is being sought by the sheriff's
office after she allegedly abandoned a house full of dogs
and cats. On July 13, neighbors notified the sheriff's office,
Humane Society and Animal Control of possible reports of animal
cruelty. A Sullivan County deputy, along with workers from
the Humane Society and the Sullivan County Animal Control
officer, responded to the residence. The Humane Society found
and removed 15 living dogs, three living cats and four deceased
dogs, located outside the home. After removal of the animals,
it was noted that there was no food or water for the animals
at the residence and living conditions were unsanitary inside
as well as outside the home. The remaining 18 animals were
examined by a vet and were found to be suffering from dehydration,
malnutrition and flea infestation. Investigation also revealed
that the residence belonged to Gill and that water service
had been cut off two to three weeks ago. Witnesses said the
animals appeared to have been abandoned about one week. Anyone
with information on the whereabouts of Gill is asked to contact
Detective David Steadman, (423) 224-1753 or 279-7506.
H. Loyd, 72, 123 Reeser Rd., reported Wednesday to EPD Sgt.
Kenneth Hardin that he was away from his residence Tuesday
and on Wednesday found his medication -- 90 morphine pills
and 30 sleeping pills -- missing from the residence. The door
was unlocked at the time of the theft and there was no sign
of forced entry.
* Peggy Lambert, 104 Nave St., reported Wednesday
to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd that someone had come into her
home and pried open a cedar chest, taking a small pocket knife
which was in a black Franklin Mint case. Lambert said a bottle
of prescription medication also was missing. Entry was made
through the front door, by pushing the lock back so that the
door would open.
* Dallas Schroeder, 29, 103 Neth Dr., Johnson
City, reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Bob Hooks that someone
had entered his home around July 15-16 and had taken a large
assortment of tools and accessories. Entry was made by forcing
open a basement door on the west side of the home.
Landon Pritchard responded shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday
to a house fire at the home of Connie Higgins, 275 Price Road.
Higgins told the officer that she was cooking and a skillet
of grease caught fire on the electric stove. The overhead
cabinet, range hood and side of the freezer was burned. The
ceiling sustained smoke damage. Higgins received a minor burn
to her left hand but refused medical treatment.