July 25, 2001

Arrests

   * Kenneth Trivette, 36, 2226 W. G St., was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jerry Bradley after he spotted a vehicle reportedly involved in a hit-and-run accident at White's on West Elk Avenue. Ptl. Bradley ran a registration check, which came back on a green Subaru owned by Trivette. The officer drove by Trivette's residence to check for the suspect vehicle and had to come to a halt in the roadway to avoid being struck head-on by Trivette, who crossed the center line and proceeded about 15 yards on the wrong side of the road before turning into Holiday Market. Trivette matched the description of the suspect involved in the hit-and-run at White's and after being advised of his rights, admitted to striking the vehicle, according to the report. He was charged with second-offense DUI and violation of implied consent. Trivette additionally was issued a summons charging him with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and failure to report an accident.
   * David Presnell, 33, 219 Twin Fork Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Monday by Carter County Deputy Bradley Johnson on a warrant charging him with violation of probation after he was charged with driving on revoked license.
   * Cathy Patricia Caraway, 40, 116 Holly Hill Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on a warrant charging her with aggravated burglary and vandalism.
   * Clifford George Braver, 45, 202 E. Main St., #206, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Department following investigation into the July 7 and July 13 burglaries of Miracles Coffee house. Braver was taken into custody after police responded Tuesday to a burglar alarm. Officers found footprints and an open door and located Braver -- who was sweating and appeared nervous -- approaching the intersection of South Roan and Pine streets. Officers compared Braver's work boots to the footprints found inside the business and they were a match. Braver was charged with three counts of burglary, one count of theft under $500 and one count of theft over $500.
   * Paul M. Dinkins, 19, 3211 Mayfield Drive, Lot #32, was arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation at Johnson City Medical Center where an employee reported a stolen credit card. Officers were able to determine that the credit card had been used at a local convenience store. When Dinkins returned to the store the clerk identified him and notified police. Dinkins was arrested at the store and charged with forgery of a credit card, fraud of a credit card, and theft.
  
Shooting

   * Officers of Sullivan County Sheriff's Office responded around 1:10 a.m. Monday to a shooting at 105 Fairwood St., Kingsport. According to the report, when officers arrived they found 21-year-old Landon Scott Mann, 1336 McGregor Drive, Kingsport, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper left arm and chest. The witness and victim told officers that the shooting was an accident and that the two friends had spent the day shooting one of the weapons involved and returned home to clean them. Immediately after cleaning the gun, the two friends began to horseplay with the weapons. Scotty Michael Mann, 20, 105 Fairwood St., believing the weapon was unloaded, pointed the gun at the victim and discharged it, striking Landon Mann in the upper left arm with a .357-caliber bullet. He was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition at the time of the report. The investigation is continuing and evidence will be presented to the Sullivan County Grand Jury.
   * Officers from Sullivan County Sheriff's Office responded around 5:10 a.m. Monday to a domestic disturbance on Burdine Road in Piney Flats. When officers arrived, they found the victim, Catherine Carpenter, 41, 456 Burdine Road, #1, outside the home, bleeding from the mouth. Carpenter told officers that her live-in boyfriend, Harold S. Rice, 33, had assaulted her and threatened to kill her. As she fled the home, Rice shot a hunting arrow at her with a compound bow, according to the report. Officers arrested Rice and charged him with attempted second-degree murder and resisting arrest after finding evidence to support the victim's claims. Carpenter was treated for injuries received in the assault.
  
Correction

   * A photograph on page 1A on Tuesday incorrectly stated that a vehicle driven by Nerissa Carol Lowe, 19, 412 Field Road, struck another vehicle in front of City Hall on Sycamore Street. According to Ptl. Carl Burrough of Elizabethton Police Department, David Franklin Ryan, 50, 1282 Riverview Drive, was leaving the City Hall parking lot in a gray 1994 Toyota. Ryan stopped at the stop sign, then continued out onto the street and did not see the red 1989 Chevrolet driven by Lowe. Lowe's vehicle was struck on the right side by Ryan's vehicle. The STAR regrets the error.