* Two Hampton juveniles have been charged in
a series of burglaries and thefts which began July 1 and have
continued until present, according to Carter County Sheriff
John Henson. The juveniles, who range in age from 12 to 15,
were charged in juvenile summons with 15 counts of auto burglary,
one residential burglary, 12 counts of theft under $500, and
three counts of vandalism, Henson said.
* Donald Craig Freytag, 27, 188 Old Gobey Road,
Wartburg, Tenn., was arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police
Department Sgt. Roger Crowe after he and Capt. Clyde Croy
responded to a call of an armed subject outside H building
at Lynnwood Apartments who was under the influence of an intoxicant
and trying to cut things up with a machete. When officers
arrived, Sgt. Crowe observed a young woman with a machete
in her hand. She told the officer she had taken it away from
a young man and pointed toward Freytag, who was standing between
two vehicles, leaning on one for support. Freytag was arrested
and charged with public intoxication.
* Wesley A. Hicks, 35, and Eddie Eugene Nidiffer,
42, 253 Lickskillet Road, were arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl.
Kevin Cable after he and Sgt. Roger Crowe responded to Kentucky
Fried Chicken regarding intoxicated subjects who had come
through the drive-thru, struck the building, then parked and
entered the restaurant. Officers found the suspects seated
at a table inside the restaurant. Ptl. Cable asked Hicks for
identification, however, he had a difficult time finding it,
though it was plainly visible, according to the report. When
Hicks did locate his wallet, he dropped it as he was taking
it out. Ptl. Cable attempted to administer a series of field
sobriety tasks, however, Hicks appeared too intoxicated to
complete them and was charged with public intoxication. Nidiffer
was arrested by Sgt. Crowe and also was charged with public
* Jackie R. Buck, 49, was arrested Saturday by
EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley after officers were asked to be on
the lookout for a red Honda Civic being driven in an erratic
manner. The officer located the vehicle near White's grocery.
Buck was charged with driving on suspended license.
* Michael D. McJunkins, 26, 306 Watauga Ave.,
and Joshua W. Ray, 21, same address, were arrested around
1:30 a.m. Sunday by EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe and Ptl. Shannon
Peters after Sgt. Crowe saw five or six subjects under a tree
near Charles Apartments and went to investigate. As the officer
was approaching, all but McJunkins and Ray went inside the
apartments. Due to a rash of recent vandalisms, Sgt. Crowe
stopped and asked the subjects what they were doing out that
time of night, and also requested identification. McJunkins,
who had three bottles of beer in his front pockets and an
odor of alcohol about him, told the officer he was harassing
him. Ptl. Peters and Ptl. Kevin Cable arrived on the scene.
McJunkins continued to be belligerent, according to the report,
and said officers didn't have any right to stop him. He was
told that due to vandalisms in the area, officers checked
anyone outside in the area at that hour. McJunkins became
more argumentative with officers and was told he was under
arrest for public intoxication and was asked to turn around
and be handcuffed. Instead, he jerked away. Sgt. Crowe and
Ptl. Cable placed their hands on him and escorted him to the
back of a cruiser where he was handcuffed. He also was to
be charged with resisting arrest. Ptl. Peters detected an
odor of alcohol about Ray, who also appeared to be under the
influence of an intoxicant. Ray told the officer he had drunk
four beers. He was charged with public intoxication.
* Christopher E. Carver, 22, 107 Taylor Hollow
Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Rick Taylor on
a capias charging him with failure to appear on DUI and theft
under $500, and a warrant charging him with theft.
* Roy Joseph Garland, 18, 2959 Bob Little Road,
was arrested Sunday at Little Stoney Campground on U.S. Highway
321 by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson and charged with drinking
under age and public intoxication after he allegedly caused
a disturbance at the campground.
* James Allen Griffey, 26, 16308 Hwy. 67, Butler,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a capias
charging him with failure to appear on theft under $500.
* Jamie L. Blackburn, 22, 308 Lamont St., Johnson
City, was arrested Saturday by Constable Bobby Canter on a
capias charging him with failure to appear on a show cause
order for drinking under age.
* Bobby E. Roberts, 20, 113 Waycaster Road, Hampton,
was arrested Friday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy and charged with
assault under domestic violence after he allegedly pushed
and choked his sister following an argument. Roberts said
his sister got in his face and he shoved her to get her back.
* David Scott Graybeal, 22, 394 Greenlee Road,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a
warrant out of General Sessions Court charging him with assault.
* Stacey Alan Graybeal, 24, 394 Greenlee Road,
Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Michael
Carlock on a warrant charging him with assault.
* Ronald Breeden, 44, 109 W. Holston Ave., Johnson
City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins after
she and Sgt. Brian Fraley responded to Redi Mart, 1001 Siam
Road, regarding a man slouched over in his vehicle in the
parking lot. Breeden appeared to be sleeping and did not respond
immediately to officers knocking on the window. Officers opened
the car door and spoke to Breeden, who said he was waiting
for a friend inside the store. Breeden told officers he suffers
from asthma and may have had an asthma attack in the parking
lot. He was charged with driving on revoked license and transported
to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by ambulance for treatment before
being released to Carter County Jail.
* Douglas Earl Densmore, general delivery, Johnson
City, was arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City Police
Bureau after they were dispatched to Discount Tobacco, 400
N. Broadway, regarding a burglar alarm. Officers found it
was a burglary in progress and arrested one subject inside
the building and another subject as he was attempting to leave
the area. Densmore was charged with burglary and contributing
to the delinquency of a minor. A 17-year-old male was charged
with burglary and was placed in the Johnson City Juvenile
* Anne Olsen, 59, 910 E. Edgewood Circle, Kingsport,
was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Saturday by officers of Johnson
City Police Bureau after officers were dispatched to meet
a female at the corner of Elm and King streets regarding information
of a possible crime. Olsen drove officers to East Fairview
and I-181 to show officers possible evidence. When officers
spoke with her, she became very irate and wanted to speak
with a supervisor. When officers called for a supervisor,
Olsen became more upset and tried to leave. As she was backing
up, she came within inches of hitting a police cruiser. Officers
told her to stop so the vehicle could be moved, and as they
were attempting to move the vehicle, Olsen began yelling and
screaming, according to the report. Olsen put the vehicle
back into reverse and struck an officer as she was leaving
the scene. Officers followed Olsen and arrested her a few
* Billy G. Light, 35, 2105 N. Greenwood Drive,
#76, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Saturday by officers of Johnson
City Police Department on outstanding warrants charging him
with aggravated assault, child abuse and contempt of court.
He was being held in Johnson City Jail without bond.
* Micha Wheeler, 44, 265 W. Market St., Johnson
City, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police
Bureau and charged with forgery and theft under $500. The
arrest stems from investigation into theft of mail in which
a check was stolen and forged on June 7 at a local business.
* CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson responded Saturday
to 479 Bear Cage Road, Roan Mountain, regarding an environmental
hazard which was affecting a fish pond containing various
aquatic species. The pond had been contaminated with what
appeared to be a petroleum base product which covered about
a third of the surface. J.L. Holtsclaw, 70, was told to contact
the proper environmental agencies and was advised to gather
a sample. Upon investigation, the officer found that the pond
was being fed by two sources -- an active branch located across
the road from an adjacent neighbor's, and also a storm drain
system on the opposite side of U.S. Highway 19E and State
Route 37. From examining the two sources, it was evident the
petroleum substance was coming from the storm system, according
to the report.