August 14, 2001

Arrests

   * Nathan Dean Health, 29, 206 Jenkins Hollow Road, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Shannon Deloach after the officer responded to a domestic disturbance on Jenkins Hollow Road. The victim, identified as Wilhemina Linberg, said she and her husband, Heath, had been sanding floors at the residence when Heath suggested they "take a break" and go to a bar. When she told him she did not want to go, he said he would go regardless. Linberg said she put the keys in her pants pocket and told him she did not want him to drink and drive. Heath then held her down on the living room couch and took the keys from her. Linberg suffered two red and bruising scratches on her forearm -- one 4 inches long, the other about 5 inches. Linberg's pants also were torn over halfway down along her left leg. She told the officer that Heath has become more abusive to her in the last few months and that this had coincided with an increase in his drinking. According to the report, Linberg told Heath she didn't want him to drink anymore because of this. He then poured a beer over her head, saying: "I don't want anymore beer to drink; you have it." He then took another beer and after taking a few drinks, poured the remainder over her body and continued to verbally abuse her. He was arrested and charged with assault under domestic violence.
   * Iva Jane Duckworth, 54, and Rickie Allen Duckworth, 47, both of 203 Smith Ave., were arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley and charged with public intoxication.
   * Claude Robert Burrell, 26, 2611 Watauga Road, Johnson City, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian following a traffic stop and was charged with driving on revoked license and violation of probation.
   * Roger Bolin, 42, 145 Rosewood Circle, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian after the officer responded to the residence regarding an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. When Deputy Julian arrived, he found Bolin lying in the gravel driveway, unable to stand alone. Bolin told the officer he had been drinking moonshine. He was charged with public intoxication.
   * Sharonda Nichole Tanner, 24, 108 Cunningham St., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Mike Commons on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Randall Wayne Hughes, 34, 125 Peaceful Valley Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Sunday by Constable Bobby Canter and charged with driving on revoked license.
   * A 16-year-old Watauga boy has been charged by CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington with rape of a child after he admitted to the officer under questioning that he had been molesting his 2-year-old brother from June until the beginning of August. The 16-year-old was transported to Johnson City Juvenile Detention Center.
   * James M. Brummitt, 19, 147 Spring Drive, Johnson City, and Randy Allen Brummitt, 18, 315 Delaware St., were arrested Friday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Joey Proffitt and charged with drinking under age.
   * Jeremy F. Burleson, 19, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after the officer responded to Citgo, 2404 W. Elk Ave., regarding a suspicious person. Burleson was charged with public intoxication, underage consumption of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and criminal impersonation.
   * Michael Danner, 23, 657 Jena Beth Drive, was arrested Sunday by EPD Sgt. Charles Moreland and charged with simple assault.

Theft

   * Barbara Kimbrell, 300 Fourth St. Ext., Watauga, reported Saturday to CCSD Deputy Bobby Huffman that sometime between June 1 and Aug. 8, someone took approximately $6,650 in jewelry from her residence.
   * Pat Miller, 58, 8491 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, reported Sunday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone took a burgundy-colored briefcase from her business, Shell Creek Fabrics. The briefcase contained about $3,000 in cash, a signed $133 CD Check from Carter County Bank, a commercial checkbook, invoices and year-to-date statements.

Property damage

   * EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott was dispatched around 12:20 p.m. Sunday to F Building at Lynnwood Apartments regarding a sewage backup inside several residences at 1241 Bluefield Ave. Valerie Holbrook, 33, Apt. 4; Christopher Allen Price, 33, Apt. F1; and Tasha Sanchez, 22, Apt. F2, all advised the officer that water, feces and other material had backed up and was 2 to 3 inches deep inside the apartments. Residents said the sewage damaged furniture, rugs, appliances, box springs and mattresses, and recently purchased school clothes. The officer was able to contact maintenance personnel, whom residents said they were unable to reach. The officer advised residents to take the children and leave the residences as soon as possible.