August 10,2001

Arrests

   * Wade Edward King, 46, 381 Sam Brewer Road, Newland, N.C., was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Lt. Rocky Croy on warrants charging him with third-offense DUI, driving on suspended license, felony evading arrest, violation of light law and violation of registration. King was involved in a pursuit Tuesday night by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan after he fled during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 19E. He was stopped with the assistance of Elk Park Police Officer Mike Smith and was transported to Avery County Sheriff's Department to await extradition.
   * Martin Norris, 26, 156 U.G. Buckles Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on a warrant charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs on a worthless check charge.
   * Brandon Ray Pilk, 24, 5060 Highway 321, Apt. C., was arrested Thursday by CCSD Investigator Patrick Johnson after he responded to a call at 323 Whaleytown Road, Butler. A warrants check showed Pilk to have outstanding warrants in Carter County for aggravated assault and simple assault and a capias charging him with failure to appear on aggravated assault under domestic violence.
   * Cara B. Dobbins, 19, 123 Reeser Road, was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after she and Ptl. Kevin Cable responded to the residence regarding a domestic assault in which Dobbins allegedly struck her husband, David Dobbins, 19, in the right cheek area. Cara Dobbins was charged with assault under domestic violence.

Theft

   * David Rosettie, 30, of 2nd Chance Auto, 2204 W. Elk Ave., reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that a 1995 black Dodge Dakota extended cab pickup was taken from behind the business between 11:30 a.m. and 1:44 p.m.
   * Linda Smotherman, 127 Leach Drive, Jonesborough, reported Tuesday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that her purse was stolen out of her vehicle while she was fishing on Blevins Road. The purse contained numerous credit cards, cash and prescription medication.

Break-in

   * Dewayne Cox, 34, 247 McKinney Road, Roan Mountain, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Mary Lewis that he returned to his residence and found it burglarized. Entry to the home was gained by breaking out a window to the left of the front door with a hammer. The burglar apparently was cut while entering through the broken glass, as evidenced by blood at the window and throughout the home. Cox said a satellite receiver, compact discs, NASCAR collectible cars, a Simco black/brown saddle, and telephone receiver were missing. A suspect was developed at the scene. Deputy Brad Johnson located Tammy Kay McKinney, no age or address listed, at Roan Mountain State Park. McKinney was asked to come to the sheriff's department to speak with Investigator George Skeans, which she did. During the interview, McKinney confessed to the break-in and was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $500.
   * Robert and Audrey Peterson reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy C.J. Whaley that someone entered their home and removed a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun with holster and two clips, a gold chain, a 2-carat diamond tennis bracelet, a 3-carat diamond ring set in gold, a set of 1-carat diamond earrings, a 10-carat diamond Seiko watch with a pearl face, five 14-carat gold bracelets, two saphire rings set in 14-carat gold, a black onyx ring set in gold, three heavyweight gold rings, a bracelet with different colored stones set in gold with Chinese lettering, and a diamond necklace on a gold chain. Entry was made by breaking out a downstairs rear window. Several Bud Lite beers stored in a refrigerator in the garage area also were taken. The missing items were valued at $15,000.
   * Kia Higgins, 18, 112 W. H St., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Maybery that her vehicle had broken down and was parked on the side of the road at Highway 91 and West Elk Avenue. Higgins said when she returned to the vehicle, she found a Pyle CD player missing along with an Alpine 280-watt audio amplifier, Urolite tweeters, a black light for the vehicle, a 12-inch Legacy subwoofer and an assortment of men's clothes. The paint on the 1990 Geo Storm had been scratched and the door covers destroyed.

Vandalism

   * EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters responded Tuesday to Redi-Mart, 1001 Siam Road, regarding a vandalism. Ptl. Peters spoke with the store clerk who advised that a Pepsi machine had been vandalized during the night. The officer noticed the face of the machine had been pulled loose.