August 7, 2001

Arrests

   * Sharon Greenwell, 36, 101 Nelson Drive, was arrested Sunday by Constable Landon Pritchard on a warrant charging her with assault after she turned herself in at Carter County Sheriff's Department.
   * Candrea E. Greene, 21, 573 Garrison Hollow Road, and Candy S. Richardson, 23, 813 Rome Hollow Road, were arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. Richardson was charged with driving on revoked license. Greene was charged with public intoxication.
   * Mark T. Guinn, 34, 1292 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer responded to a one-vehicle accident in which the vehicle had struck a fire hydrant and left the scene. The vehicle and driver, Guinn, were located at Lynnridge B2 building. Guinn admitted to officers that he struck the hydrant, according to the report. In speaking with Guinn, Ptl. Scott and Sgt. Matt Bailey noticed that he had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He was administered a series of field sobriety tasks, which he performed poorly, and was arrested. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, DUI, and violation of implied consent.
   * Roy Phillip Hyder, 25, 330 Ray St., was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after the officer was dispatched to the Milligan College vicinity in response to a possible altercation. When the officer arrived he found two white males by the roadside. One, identified as Timothy Hardin, 26, 195 Happy Valley Road, Johnson City, was located sitting on the ground with his right shoe and sock off, and a small abrasion on his left arm. The other subject, identified as Christopher William Lee, 25, 165 Bowman Road, was standing with Hardin. He told the officer that he came home from work and heard tires squealing and an engine revving. He looked toward the highway and saw a white Honda Civic spin around in the road and go west. As he got closer, he said he heard another male subject, identified as Hardin, yelling. It appeared that the driver of the Honda was trying to run Hardin down, according to the report. The driver then left the scene. Hardin said he and Hyder were returning home from Johnson City when they began discussing ex-wives. Hardin said that without warning, Hyder struck him in the face twice. Hardin said he demanded Hyder stop the car so he could get out. Hyder stopped the car but then started up as Hardin tried to exit, knocking him to the ground. Hyder was located at his residence by Sgt. Matt Bailey and Ptl. Tonya Scott and charged with assault. He also was served outstanding capiases.
   * John Robert White, 36, 856 Piercetown Road, Butler, was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after the officer responded to Advance Auto Parts regarding a suspicious vehicle. White was found slumped over the steering wheel with the engine running. The officer knocked on the window, then slapped it forcefully when White failed to respond. He still did not respond. The officer opened the door to shut off the engine at which time White awoke. He was administered a series of field sobriety tasks and was charged with third-offense DUI, fourth-offense driving on revoked license, and violation of implied consent.
   * Steven Wayne Garland, 32, 3042 Siam Road, and Patricia Moffitt, 25, 306 S. Watauga Ave., were arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer responded to West E Street in reference to suspicious subjects asleep in the vehicle. Garland was located in the driver's seat. The keys were in the ignition. Moffitt was located in the passenger seat. Garland was given a series of field sobriety tasks, which he performed poorly, and was charged with DUI. Moffitt was charged with public intoxication. During inventory of the vehicle, Ptl. Scott, Capt. Art Smithdeal and Sgt. Matt Bailey located two spoons with residue, a syringe with a substance which appeared to be blood, a prescription bottle containing Propoxy, which did not belong to either of them, and a lighter. Garland additionally was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule IV, violation of open container and violation of implied consent. Moffitt additionally was charged with possession of Schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Paul Andrew Gross, 29, 4075 Timber Lake Road, Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. While searching the vehicle, Sgt. Matt Bailey found a piece of marijuana cigarette and a plastic box containing a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana and cigarette papers, along with residue. Gross was charged with fifth-offense driving on revoked license, possession of Schedule VI, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Freddie Turner, 34, 154 Ollie Collins Road, was arrested Sunday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey after the officer was dispatched to Lynnridge Apartments, B2 building, regarding a male subject identifying himself as a police officer. Turner was located in a vehicle in the parking lot. According to the report, witnesses said he had been outside Apt. B2 attempting to get in and yelling that he was a police officer and had a "search warrant." When one of the witnesses asked for identification, Turner advised that he would arrest him on a "127." When the witness told Turner to leave, he advised he had pepper spray and a stick. He also had a star-type law enforcement badge on the left chest side of his shirt, a duty belt, weapon holster, handcuff case, pepper spray and magazine cases. The officer observed a can of pepper spray in Turner's hand, and a witness advised he had taken away a wooden "night stick." Turner was taken into custody and charged with criminal impersonation. His equipment was seized.
   * Joseph A. Belovary, 21, 832 Hwy. 91, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. According to the report, the officer saw a vehicle approaching him at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Broad Street and Lynn Avenue. The vehicle ran the red light and the officer turned on the vehicle and attempted to stop it. Belovary accelerated and turned out his headlights, then traveled west onto West Elk Avenue, changed to the inside lane of travel as they approached the intersection of West Elk Avenue and Holly Lane, then braked hard, locking the tires. The driver regained control of the vehicle, turned into Pal's parking lot, which was congested with traffic, and collided with a lamppost. Ptl. Ramsey and Belovary both exited their vehicles and Belovary was ordered to the ground. He was taken into custody without further incident and was charged with speeding, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, failure to obey a traffic control device, second-offense driving on suspended license, and felony evading arrest.
   * Hank S. Williams, 35, 240 Opposum Hollow Road, was arrested Saturday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey after the officer observed a male subject standing in a phone booth, urinating. Williams was charged with public intoxication and indecent exposure.
   * Kevin P. Minton, 26, 153 Smalling Road, Watauga, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer was called to Wal-Mart regarding a man exposing himself in the jewelry department. A member of store loss prevention personnel told the officer that he had been observing two shoplifting suspects when he noticed Minton, who appeared to be watching two females. According to the report, the store employee then began watching Minton and observed him walk between the aisles, pull out his private parts, and begin to commit a sexual act. He then walked to another aisle and repeated the same act. Minton told the officer he was only zipping up his pants. He was charged with indecent exposure.
   * Sherwood Cannon Davis, 32, 1501 Southside Road, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw after the officer received a report of an intoxicated male in the area of South Hills near the playground. Davis was charged with public intoxication. He also was served a criminal trespass letter from Elizabethton Housing Authority.
   * David Paul Pierce, 34, 435 Race St., was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer was dispatched to Hardee's, 107 Broad St., regarding an intoxicated male in the drive-thru. Pierce was charged with public intoxication.
   * Ricky Gene Pritchard, 36, 502 Cottage Ave., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Kenneth Cornett after Gregory C. Campbell, 46, 102 Little Ave., came to the sheriff's department to report that he had just been involved in a hit-and-run accident at E&P Auto Sales and that he had followed the vehicle to Cottage Avenue. Deputy Cornett followed Campbell to Pritchard's residence. Pritchard told officers that he was out looking for car parts and accidentally ran into Campbell's pickup. Pritchard was asked where the vehicle was that he was driving and he said he didn't know. Deputy Cornett spotted the vehicle at Wendy's and discovered blue paint on the bumper which appeared to have come from Campbell's vehicle. Pritchard was charged with violation of habitual motor offender and leaving the scene of an accident.