* Kenneth Earl Murphy, 28, 400
Railroad St., Erwin, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County
Sheriff's Department Deputy Shannon Deloach on a capias charging
him with failure to appear with fines and costs on charges
of public intoxication and criminal trespassing.
* Billy Wayne Thrift, 26, 1215 Robertson St.,
#36, Kingsport, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Lt. Harvey
Guess on a warrant from Criminal Court charging him with failure
* Derrick L. Bristol, 28, 402 Mooreland Drive,
Kingsport, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City
Police Bureau following a routine traffic stop on Interstate
181. During the traffic stop, a police K-9 went to final response
on the exterior of the vehicle. A search produced approximately
one pound of what was believed to be marijuana. Bristol was
charged with possession of Schedule VI.
* Sallie Lawson, 45, 2612 Park Ave., Johnson
City, was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police
Department after investigation into a phone card being fraudulently
used between May 22 and June 8. Lawson was charged with 74
counts of fraudulently using a credit card and was being held
in Washington County Detention Center under $74,000 bond.
* Christopher Lee Jones, 23, 1214 W. Main St.,
Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson
City Police Department on charges of robbery following investigation
into an offense that occurred July 20 on the west side of
* Molly Clawson, 28, 449 Bear Branch Road, Roan
Mountain, was issued a summons Wednesday by Elizabethton Police
Department Ptl. Joey Proffitt after the officer responded
to a shoplifting call at Wal-Mart. Clawson was charged with
theft under $500.
* Scott C. Deloach, 20, 305 S. View Circle, Apt.
B, was served an order of protection Wednesday by EPD Ptl.
* EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt responded to Alexander
Apartments around 10 p.m. Wednesday after Ida Charles, 77,
112 Watauga Ave., reported she found a little girl in the
road. The 6-year-old was wearing only a pair of panties. Charles
told the officer she thought the child lived in Apt. 3. EPD
Ptl. Jack Ramsey went to the apartment and located the child's
parents, Christopher and Jackie Guy, in the residence asleep.
Ramsey found the front door open but locked. Officers believe
the door was locked but was not pushed in far enough. The
couple told the officer they went to bed around 9 p.m. and
the child was sleeping with her mother at that time. Ptl.
Proffitt instructed the couple to lock the chain on the door
to prevent further incidents.
* EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt was dispatched Tuesday
to 431 W. G St., Apt. #11, regarding a child locked outside
the residence. The officer found a 6-year-old female on the
outside deck, crying. The girl told the officer that her older
brother locked her out of the apartment. The officer went
upstairs to the apartment and knocked on the door. Denise
Bowen, 38, Apt. #11, came out of Apartment #10. The officer
told her that her daughter was locked out of the apartment.
Bowen said her 13-year-old son had just told her that he locked
his sister outside and that she was asleep on the couch when
the incident occurred. The officer instructed her to keep
her daughter with her until her son could be trusted.
* Jasper Williams, 73, 143 Howard Lipford Drive,
reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Tim Lowe that sometime between
2:25 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., someone entered his residence and
took numerous guns. Lipford said the front door to the residence
was unlocked. Taken were a .38 Special Smith & Wesson
stainless six revolver, a Browning automatic 7mm rifle with
scope, a Winchester Mod100 automatic rifle .243 Weaver K4-C3
scope, a Winchester 490 automatic rifle Redfield 2-3/4 scope
.22, a .12-gauge Ithaca 51 automatic shotgun, a .12-gauge
Remington 1100 automatic shotgun, a .12-gauge high-standard
Supermatic Duck C-101, a Sam L&C Smith muzzleloader double-barrel
shotgun, and a Remington 1894 .12-gauge double barrel shotgun
with 26-inch barrel.
* Shields Graham, 39, 147 Old Lacy Hollow Road,
reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach that he
came home from work around 8:30 and found the window in the
door broken. He called 911, then waited for an officer to
arrive. Deputy Deloach and Graham went through the house and
found several pieces of jewelry missing. They then found the
door to the garage had been broken open with a screwdriver
or pry bar. A skill saw and DeWalt drill were found missing.
unidentified male was transported to Johnson City Medical
Center by Wings Air Rescue around 9 p.m. Thursday after he
was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on Wilbur Dam
Road near the steel bridge. Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper
Jerry Proffitt investigated the accident. Further details
were unavailable at press time.