* A Flag Pond man was arrested Friday by officers
of Johnson City Police Bureau, agents of the 1st Judicial
District Drug Task Force and officers of Unicoi Sheriff's
Department. James Courtney Rigdon, 21, 312 Tilson Mountain
Rd., Flag Pond, was charged with burglary, theft over $10,000
and multiple drug charges following a joint investigation
into the July 27 burglary of K-mart Pharmacy, 3019 Peoples
St., where $15,013.12 worth of various prescription narcotics
was taken, including a significant amount of OxyContin. As
a result of the investigation, a large amount of the stolen
narcotics were recovered. Rigdon faces multiple drug charges
by DTF resulting from the illegal possession and sale of the
controlled substances. Further charges are pending. A press
conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Unicoi County
* Matthew N. Malantonio, 42, 1302 Spruce Lane,
was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl.
Jason Shaw after the officer responded to a domestic disturbance
in the area of Spruce Lane. Malantoniao was found walking
on Spruce Lane in the direction of Pine Ridge Circle and appeared
to be under the influence of an intoxicant. He was charged
with public intoxication.
* Michael R. Walker, 18, 415 Carter Blvd., was
arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt after the officer
observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on West G Street at
a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop. Walker
was charged with speeding and driving on suspended license.
* Wayne R. Jackson, 39, 1604 Ferrell Dr., Johnson
City, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Dean Jones on a warrant charging him with sale of Schedule
* Gustia M. Dugger, 26, 80 Dogwood Park, Afton,
Tenn., was issued a summons Thursday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins
after the officer was dispatched to Food City regarding a
dog left unattended in a hot vehicle. When the officer arrived,
she found a small salt-and-pepper colored dog sitting in the
rear of a vehicle with the windows cracked, allowing an inadequate
amount of cool air circulation, according to the report. When
Ptl. Mullins found the dog, it was panting rapidly and its
tongue was hanging very low, emitting heavy perspiration.
The officer opened the driver's side door and rolled down
the window to allow the air to circulate. When Dugger returned,
she was issued a summons charging her with animal cruelty.
* Shannon Long, 23, 134 Hyder Rd., was arrested
Thursday by CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington on a capias
charging him with failure to appear on assault.
* Travis Brent Templeton, 31, 248 Aviation Dr.,
was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau
and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery following
investigation into the July 27 armed robberies of two Sonoco
conveniece stores at 601 W. Watauga Ave., and 1001 S. Roan
* CCSD Sgt. Keith Range responded around 3:30
a.m. Friday to L&J Food Mart, 202 Hwy. 321, Hampton, in
response to a burglar alarm. Upon arrival, the officer found
that the front door had been pried open. The officer entered
the business and found that a second door, which led to the
supply room, also had been pried open. Inside the storeroom,
a portion of paneling had been removed from the wall to reveal
a cinderblock wall underneath. At the time of the report,
it had not been determined whether anything was missing.
* EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters responded around 4:03
a.m. Friday to Stateline Market regarding a burglar alarm.
When the officer arrived, he found the back door of the business
shattered and called for backup. EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe and
Ptl. Kevin Cable arrived and officers checked the store. The
cash register was found missing and several boxes of cigarettes
were found lying on the floor inside the store. Parts of the
register were located on the floor near the back door, and
the register tape was found lying out the back door in the
direction of a car wash located on the north side of the store.
Investigator Greg Workman was called to the scene.
* Marcia Cloyd, 42, 116 Green Acres Dr., reported
Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that her next-door neighbor's
vehicle had run into the front of her trailer, causing extensive
damage. According to the report, the vehicle, owned by Ted
Vines Jr., 28, 127 Green Acres Drive, was up on jacks being
worked on when it came off the jacks, rolled down the driveway,
across the road, and into the trailer.
* Alan Walser, 108 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City,
reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian that someone
had turned in his driveway and had backed into a cinderblock
wall, knocking down about a 4-1/2 foot section. Tire tracks
found at the scene indicated damage appeared to have been
done by a truck.
* James B. Vines, 46, 124 Sheets Rd., Hampton,
reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that a duffle bag
containing clothes and prescription medication was taken from
his vehicle sometime Wednesday. Vines said he believed the
theft occurred while he was at a plumbing supply store in
* John McCloud, 48, 600 McCloud Rd., reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Michael Carlock that someone had entered
a barn adjacent to his property and had made off with several
* Gary Boston, 37, 296 Weaver Hill Rd., Johnson
City, reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that a 9mm
Taurus handgun with nylon holster had been taken from his
home while he was out of town.
* Karen King, 110 Cloudland Dr., reported Thursday
to CCSD Deputy Michael Carlock that someone had removed an
Emerson VCR and Panasonic stereo system from her residence,
along with some prescription medication.