July 26, 2001

Arrests

  * Michael S. Hicks, 24, 1610 Stateline Road, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy Al Meehan and charged with violation of an order of protection.
  * Allen Scott Miller, 29, 110 Billy Joe Drive, Hampton, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
  * Larry K. Woodby, 29, 810 Pardee St., Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
  * Carl J. Wallace, 51, 115 Mountain Ridge, Roan Mountain, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Sgt. Wendel Treadway on a warrant charging him violation of probation.
  * Lori Ann Mayse, 21, 602 Stuart Drive, was issued a summons for shoplifting Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Brooke Mullins after she allegedly tried to remove $96 worth of meat from Food City, 908 Broad St.
  * Emily Catherine Turner, 26, 200 Four Seasons Circle, Apt. E-8, Erwin, and Angela Dawn Mullins, 30, 820 Lamont St., Johnson City, were arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into the passing of several counterfeit checks at various businesses in Johnson City along with publishing of the checks. Turner was charged with 30 counts of criminal simulation, six counts of forgery, and one count theft of property over $1,000. Mullins was charged with five counts of criminal simulation and five counts of forgery.

Fire

  * Seven firemen from various local fire departments were treated Tuesday by Carter County Rescue Squad for smoke inhalation after they responded to a garage fire at the home of Alan McDowell, 171 Heather Lane, Johnson City. When firemen arrived, the double garage which was attached to the home was fully engulfed in flames. Firemen from West Carter, Central, Watauga, Stoney Creek, and Hampton/Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Departments responded. McDowell said he was watching television when his wife came home in their 1989 Volvo, according to CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian. McDowell said a moment later, his wife came running in the house, saying that the car was on fire. The garage along with its contents, including a restored 1957 Jeep, were destroyed. Due to quick action and decisions made by West Carter Fire Chief Conley Jones and the volunteer firemen, the home was saved, according to Deputy Julian.

Theft

  * An employee of Save-A-Lot, 135 W. Elk Ave., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that a subject driving a 1/2-ton Chevrolet pickup had driven away with eight to 10 wooden palates from the store.
  * Gilbert Grotti, 57, 1544 Broad St. Ext., reported Tuesday to CCSD that someone came onto his property and attempted to steal a Confederate and an American flag he had displayed. A witness said he observed two white males in a blue Jeep with a rag top leaving the scene.

Ambulance assist

  * EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott was dispatched at 5 p.m. Monday to Duck Duck Goose, East Elk Avenue, regarding an ambulance assist. When the officer arrived she observed Carter County EMS Director Terry Arnold rendering aid to a male subject later identified as Roger Otis Hardin, 49, 213 Reynolds Road. Hardin had a laceration to the back of the head. When questioned about the injury, Hardin, who appeared intoxicated, became belligerent and uncooperative, according to the report. A witness told officers he had seen Hardin stagger across the street from Betsy Town Auction House. Upon investigation, drops of blood were found inside the store and Detective Ed McGee responded to the scene. Hardin was transported to Sycamore Shoals Emergency Room by Carter County Rescue Squad. Officers attempted to gain information from Hardin while at the hospital, but he remained uncooperative.

Vandalism

  * Angela Thomas, 26, 1256 Bluefield Ave., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that a window on the passenger side of her 1988 Subaru was broken sometime between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Dog bite

  * April Lipford, 24, 144 Wilson Ave., reported Tuesday to CCSD Reserve Deputy Al Meehan that she was visiting a friend at 1600 Persinger Drive, Watauga, when her 3-year-old daughter walked behind the trailer and approached a Chow dog, which was chained. The dog bit the child in the throat. She was taken to Sycamore Shoals Hospital, where she was treated and released.