* Lori Ann Collins, 28, 112 Sunny View Court,
Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police
Department Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic stop.
Collins was charged with speeding and driving on suspended
license. A local warrant check showed Collins also was wanted
on a capias from Carter County General Sessions Court charging
her with failure to appear and a capias from Washington County
charging her with failure to pay fines and court costs.
* Robert Kiser, 41, 108 Reeser Road, Johnson
City, was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt and charged
with violation of an order of protection.
* Iris V. Bentley, 20, 606 Beech St., was arrested
Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Capt. Tom Harrald
on a capias charging her with failure to appear with fines
and costs on a charge of assault under domestic violence.
* Eddie Eugene Graybeal, 28, 335 Austin Springs
Road, Johnson City, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Laverne
Julian and charged with public intoxication.
* Johnny W. Taylor Jr., 41, 2226 Dave Buck Road,
Johnson City, was arrested around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday by officers
of Johnson City Police Department and charged with aggravated
assault under domestic violence, simple assault, three counts
of assault on a police officer, vandalism under $500, and
resisting arrest. The arrest stems from investigation into
an unwanted person at a residence at 1612 Orleans St. When
officers arrived, they found Taylor had committed aggravated
assault upon a female and simple assault on a male resident.
While being taken into custody, Taylor assaulted three police
officers, according to the report. He was being held in Johnson
City Jail without bond.
* A Carter County woman reported Tuesday to CCSD
Deputy Rick Taylor that her 7-year-old daughter had gone to
her father's house on Charity Hill Road on Aug. 10 to spend
the weekend and that she and her 7-year-old cousin, also a
female, were playing spin the bottle with two boys, ages 10
and 12, who live at the residence. The mother said the girls
told her that while playing the game, when the bottle pointed
toward the them, the boys made them perform oral sex on them;
the boys also performed oral sex on the girls. The mother
said that when the adults returned home, they caught the boys
and made them go to their room and told the girls not to tell
anyone what had happened, according to the report.
* CCSD Deputy Robert Hooks responded around 5:45
a.m. Tuesday to Millstone Car Wash in Hunter to investigate
a break-in. A co-owner told the officer that someone had entered
the equipment room and had pried open the changer and coin
machine, taking an undetermined amount of money. Entry was
made by cutting the lock off of a bar across the door and
prying the door open. Damage was estimated at about $1,000
to the door and changer.
* CCSD Sgt. L.C. Tester responded around 2:18
a.m. Tuesday to Capt. Jack's Mountaineer Market in reference
to an alarm. A newspaper carrier told the officer that he
was delivering papers when he found the front door glass broken.
The officer checked the building and found where the lock
had been tampered with, however, entry was not made through
the door. An undetermined amount of cash was removed from
the register, which had been pried open.
* Juanita Julian, 384 Garrison Hollow Road, reported
Monday to CCSD Deputy Janice Mitchell that her residence had
been entered during the night and vandalized. The entire residence
had been gone through, according to the report, and flour
had been thrown around. The break-in was discovered by a neighbor
who heard the home's fire alarms sounding. Missing were an
RG Industrials' .22-caliber gun with 3-3/8-inch barrel and
about $300 in cash.
* Roger Forbes, 53, 708 Holston Ave., reported
Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that a red 1975 Yamaha trailbike,
which was inoperable, had been stolen from his garage sometime
between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
* Timothy E. Gilbert, 28, 295 Rocky Branch Road,
reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Albert Nave that someone had
stolen a trampoline, valued at $300, from his front yard.
* Benny Peterson, 2489 Old Elizabethton Hwy.,
reported Monday to CCSD Deputy C.J. Whaley that someone had
entered his residence and removed a motorcycle T-bag and $400
to $500 in change which was stored in a large glass bottle
in the back bedroom. Entry was made through a downstairs window,
which had a board over it due to a break-in last week.
* Clarence Williams, 112 Crestview Drive, reported
Sunday to CCSD Deputy Albert Nave that someone had stolen
a 10-foot-long utility trailer, a 48-inch Craftsman 20-hp
mower and a Murray 20-inch push mower from the residence.
* Sandra Davis, 49, 204 W. Elk Ave., reported
Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that someone had vandalized
the heat pumps at the rear of Phillipi Baptist Church, 200
E. M St. The officer observed two York heat pumps which had
substantial damage to the vent blades. According to the report,
it appeared that someone had used an object to fold over the
vent blades. One unit also had several curse words imprinted
on the blades.
* James Earl Jett, 27, of Heiskell, Tenn., was
taken into federal custody Monday afternoon by the FBI and
members of the Knoxville Safe Streets Task Force, according
to R. Joe Clark, special agent in charge of the Knoxville
Division of the FBI. Jett was indicted Aug. 7 in Knoxville
by a federal grand jury and charged with one count of bank
robbery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon. The charges stem from the July 24 robbery of SunTrust
Bank, 500 Merchants Road, Knoxville. Jett was picked up at
Claiborne County Jail where he had been held since his arrest
July 26 by Tazewell Police Department on charges of reckless
endangerment, aggravated assault under domestic violence,
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and vandalism.
He was arraigned Wednesday in Knoxville before a U.S. magistrate