August 9,2001

Arrests

   * Buddy Joe Hamby, 40, 2061 Hwy. 19E, Elk Park, N.C., was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sarah Ryan after the officer stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 19E for traveling with no tail lights. The driver, identified as Wade Edward King, 46, no address listed, was unable to produce a driver's license. Deputy Ryan also detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from King and observed several beer cans lying in plain view. A passenger, Hamby, was asked to exit the vehicle and a strong odor of alcohol also was detected on Hamby. Hamby was told to wait in the vehicle until told further, which he did. While Deputy Ryan was conducting a license and warrants checks, Hamby exited the vehicle and King took off south on 19E and into North Carolina with the officer in pursuit. Elk Park Police Officer Mike Smith assisted in stopping the vehicle. King was arrested and transported to Avery County Sheriff's Department. Warrants were issued charging him with felony evading arrest, third-offense DUI, driving on suspended license, violation of registration and violation of light law.
   * Katherine Annette Owens, 20, 291 Roosevelt Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Penny Cornett after the officer responded to a fight in progress with her live-in boyfriend, Christopher Scott Rogers. Owens was charged with assault and vandalism under domestic violence.
   * Crystal Suit, 19, 360 Sneed Hill Road, was arrested Tuesday by Constable Bobby Canter on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Tara Glover, 28, 721A Blue Springs Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Johnny Blankenship on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Allen Hayes Odum Jr., 21, 275 Elizabethton Hwy., Bluff City, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Tammy Kay Cox, 30, 1301 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, was arrested Tuesday by Deputy Brad Proffitt on a warrant written by Investigator George Skeans charging her with aggravated burglary and theft over $500.
   * Joseph Thomas Hughes, 28, 1900 E. Unaka Ave., was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Rick Taylor at Crossroads on East Elk Avenue on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Ulla Ann Presley, 25, 110 Darrell Bowers Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Rick Taylor on two capiases out of Criminal Court charging her with failure to appear on vehicle assault, aggravated child endangerment, driving on revoked license and violation of open container.
   * Bobby Dean Pennington, 22, 2128 Fifth St., Bristol, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Gregg Nave on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * David Charles Causby, 40, 121 Lynnwood, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson after he walked into the sheriff's department inquiring about his watch, which was in the possession of an inmate. Causby was staggering and smelled of alcohol and was charged with public intoxication.
   * Billy Frank Blevins, 39, 600 Trudy St., was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Kenneth Cornett on warrants charging him with failure to pay fines and costs and failure to appear on fifth-offense driving on revoked license.
   * Lahoma A. Cook, 32, 512 W. E St., was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall after receiving a report of an intoxicated female on a bicycle. Cook was located in the 700 block of West G Street. Ptl. McCall and Capt. Rusty Verran woke her up and detected a strong odor of alcohol. She was unsteady on her feet and had slurred speech. Cook was charged with public intoxication and was served a capias from Washington County charging her with failure to pay court costs.
   * A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh on an attachment from Carter County Juvenile Court. The boy previously had run away from state custody in Johnson City and was found at 703 Blevins Ave., with his step siblings, ages 13, 11 and 8. The children's father, identified as Jerry Blevins, was not at the residence. Officers observed that electricity to the residence had been turned off and the only source of power was a cord coming from the Church of God, adjacent to the residence. One of the children told the officer that power to the residence had been turned off for a long time. The 13-year-old also told Ptl. McIntosh that his father often left them alone for long periods. Neighbors told the officer that the children often were left home alone and would wander around the neighborhood, or go to neighbors' homes to eat or take a hot shower. As officers were speaking with neighbors, Blevins arrived home and told the officer that his ex-wife has full custody of the children but often brings them to stay with him. Blevins said he did not leave the children along for long periods of time and that during the last two months, the children had stayed with him 15 days. Officers contacted Department of Children's Services to investigate the matter.

FBI arrest

   * Adam Francis Snyder, 21, East Ridge, Tenn., and William Edward Kelly, 25, Flintstone, Ga., were arrested around 8 p.m. Monday on Interstate 40, six miles west of the North Carolina line, by agents from the Knoxville and Atlanta divisions of the FBI with assistance from Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cocke County Sheriff's Department and Dalton, Ga., Police Department. Snyder and Kelly were charged in an authorized federal criminal complaint with the July 9 armed robbery of SunTrust Bank, 1422 25th St., Cleveland, Tenn. They were taken before U.S. Magistrate Judge William B. Mitchell Carter in Chattanooga on Tuesday for an initial appearance. It is anticipated that Snyder and Kelly also will be charged with July 25 robbery of the BB&T Bank in Dalton, Ga.