July 22, 2001

Arrests


  * Bobby R. Townson, 27, of Roan Mountain was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Chris Pierce after he and Constable Bobby Canter responded to a call of a disorderly person at 136 Townson Road. Townson was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
  * Timmy D. Garland, 26, 254 Watauga Rd., Apt. 2, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Rick Taylor on a warrant taken out by the 1st Judicial District Drug Task Force charging him with sale of Schedule II.
  * Nathan G. Dugger, 40, 439 Scott St., Butler, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce and Constable Bobby Canter on a warrant taken out by the 1st Judicial District Drug Task Force charging him with four counts sale of Schedule VI.
  * Georgia L. Dronet, 41, 47 Scott St., Butler, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce and Constable Bobby Canter, along with agents from the 1st Judicial District Drug Task Force, and charged with two counts sale of Schedule VI.
  * Denise M. Bowen, 37, 431 W. G St., was issued a summons Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Mike McIntosh after the officer was dispatched to the area of West Elk Avenue and Bemberg Road regarding two young girls crossing the intersection without adult supervision. The girls, ages 6 and 10, were located coming out of Mad Greek Pizza, 739 W. Elk Ave. The girls stated their mothers were aware they were going to Wal-Mart. Both children were transported back to Lynnox Apartments and Detective Anthony Buck and Department of Children's Services were called to the scene. Bowen told police she often lets her 6-year-old go outside by herself unattended, but that she usually goes out to check on her, however, as of late, she has not done so. She also told police she previously was charged with child neglect in Florida. Witnesses told police they also observed both girls at Bemberg Shopping Center unattended on July 17. An employee at Mad Greek said the girls came in around lunch time and he gave them two free teas. He said the girls then returned around 7 p.m., also unsupervised. Bowen was issued a criminal summons charging her with child neglect. A hearing was set for Aug. 14. Sharon Rose Little, 44, 427 W. G St., mother of the 10-year-old, and her daughter were referred to DCS for further investigation.
  * Bobby Randall Townson, 27, 137 Townson Rd., Roan Mountain, was issued a summons for shoplifting Thursday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer responded to Napa Auto Parts, 100 W. Elk Ave., regarding theft of property. An employee of Napa told the officer that Townson had taken several items from the store, which he believed were in Townson's van. Townson gave consent to search the van and the items were not found. However, the store employee and a witness found the items behind the store at the railroad tracks. The witness said he saw Townson pick up a floor jack and go out the back door. The store employee said Townson was in the store about an hour, wandering around and asking a lot of questions. Items found were valued at $74.
  * A 17-year-old male was issued a summons Thursday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after the officer was dispatched to Milligan Highway regarding a motor vehicle accident. The officer located a heavily damaged red Honda Civic off the roadway with the engine still running. A witness told the officer the driver had fled on foot toward Johnson City. The juvenile, who sustained a blow to the head, was located about a tenth of a mile from the scene, where he was detained by a passerby. The juvenile was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by Carter County Rescue Squad. Investigation revealed that the vehicle left the roadway, struck a guard rail, returned to the roadway, crossed into the opposing lane of travel, left the roadway to the north, struck an embankment, overturned and came to rest on its wheels about 100 yards from where it left the road. The juvenile was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, reckless driving and underage consumption.
  * Sabrina C. Myrick, 20, 641 S. Roan St., was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney after the officer was dispatched to the BP Station, 725 W. G St., regarding an underage person trying to purchase beer. A store employee told the officer that Myrick had attempted to use her driver's license to purchase a six pack of Michelob Light. Myrick's birthdate on her driver's license had been altered to make it appear that she was 21 when she in fact is only 20, according to the report.
  * Mark J. Bartlett, 34, 826 Hamilton St., Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Department on several felony warrants. Bartlett was charged with being a fugitive from justice, theft under $10,000, fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery of a credit card, and criminal impersonation. The arrest stems from an ongoing investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division. Bartlett was being held in Johnson City Municipal Jail under $70,000 bond.
  * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau arrested two juveniles Thursday following investigation of a May 31 vandalism to a garage door at 120 Alexander Dr. when the juveniles allegedly drove a golf cart into the garage door, causing $1,000 in damages. The juveniles were charged with felony vandalism.

Theft

  * Bobby Randall Townson, 27, 136 Townson Rd., Roan Mountain, reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that his medication was taken from the glove compartment of his 1984 Corvette while it was in the parking lot of ProSound. Townson said the vehicle was locked and he believed it was broken into by someone using a clothes hanger. Townson said a bottle of Prilosec, a bottle of Phenegran, a bottle of Prozac and a bottle of Xanax were missing. Police confirmed prescriptions for the medication were filled Wednesday.
  * Terry Norris, 57, of A to Z Rentals, 1522 W. G St., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that he had rented a $1,600 Graco pressure washer to Daryl E. Smith, 52, 5021 Elk Park Hwy., Elk Park, N.C., on June 25 for one day. Norris said Smith has not returned the rental property and that he has sent the proper notices and has spoken with Smith on the phone several times without success. Norris said he also had gone to Smith's residence in Elk Park but was unable to retrieve the pressure washer. Norris said Smith owes $360 in rental fees.
  * Rick Braswell, 153 Tester Rd., reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Harvey Guess that someone had broken into his house and also had taken several items from a large toolbox outside the residence. Missing were a Stihl chainsaw with 16 inch chain, a Paslode framing nailer, Paslode finish nailer, DeWalt 7.25-inch circular saw, two battery-type DeWalt drills, one 3/8 inch and a 1/2-inch hammer drill, an 18-volt saw/saw, a charger and two batteries, a 1/2-inch, 2 hp router, and a Milwaukee saw/saw. All tools, with the exception of the chainsaw, were engraved.
  * Deanna Clawson, 36, 1171 Buck Mountain Rd., Roan Mountain, reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce that two bottles of 100 mg Methadone in an orange and silver lock box were taken from the top of the dresser in her bedroom.

Vandalism

  * Kem Richardson, 44, 223 Panhandle Rd., reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that sometime late July 18 or early July 19, someone shot three windows out of his business. The windows were approximately 6 feet by 1 foot, and 3 feet by 7 feet, and valued at $1,000.