August 17, 2001


   * 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 to appear.
   * 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 the city.
   * 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. Jason Shaw.

Children found

   * 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.


   * An 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.