August 22, 2001

Arrests


   * Philip W. Myers, 46, 6919 Big Dry Run, Butler, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Chris Pierce on a capias charging him with failure to appear.
   * Cathy P. Caraway, 40, 5050 Goosecreek, Lenoir, N.C., was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Tim Lowe on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Freddie Lee Julian Jr., 24, Eastland Apts. #2, Hampton, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy on a warrant charging him with theft under $500.
   * Alvin Bennett, 45, 1336 Hwy. 226, Bakersville, N.C., was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Wayne Pritchard on an attachment for contempt from Chancery Court.
   * Mark Whitaker, 28, no address listed, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after they were called to 820 W. Market Street on a report of a forged prescription. Whitaker was arrested at the scene and was being held on $3,000 bond in Washington County Detention Center.
   * Thomas Mathes, 48, 1112 E. Lakeview Drive, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with attempted aggravated burglary. The arrest stems from investigation into which Mathes was seen attempting to break into a local residence.
   * Stephen Asa Davis, 41, formerly of 235 McGill Road, Chucky, and Evan Banner, 46, 242 McGill Road, have been charged with several counts of theft after a month-long investigation between Washington County and Greene County Sheriff's Departments. Davis was charged with two counts of theft over $10,000 and one count of theft over $1,000 for the Aug. 5 theft of a dump truck, backhoe and utility trailer from 211 Horton Hwy., Fall Branch. He also was charged with theft over $5,000 for the theft of a John Deere "Gator" from 162 Pig Broyles Road on Jan. 30, theft over $5,000 for theft of a cement mixer and miscellaneous shrubbery from 2285 Hwy. 107 on June 18, and theft over $1,000 for a Craftsman riding mower stolen from 106 Treadway Road on Aug. 6. Banner was charged with two counts of theft over $10,000 and one count of theft over $1,000 for his role in the Horton Highway incident on Aug. 5. The John Deere Gator was recovered in Roane County, while other property was recovered in Roane and Cumberland counties. Additionally, Wesley Williams, a known associate, was arrested by Washington County authorities on Aug. 10 at 242 McGill Road and charged with criminal impersonation after he gave the wrong name to investigators who were looking for Davis. Williams also had outstanding drug-related charges in Roane County. Both Davis and Banner, along with Davis's wife, Tonya, have been charged in Greene County with several felonies and are currently in jail in Greene County. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected in both jurisdictions.
  
Assault

   * Elizabeth Clemmons, 19, 119 Basin Road, reported Monday to Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott that she and her 8-month-old son were driving through the parking lot at Wal-Mart when two males attempted to enter her vehicle. She said the two suspects displayed a weapon and demanded to be driven to Sycamore Street, but first went to use telephones both inside and outside the store during which time Clemmons drove away. She described the subjects as a black male, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 185 pounds, possibly in his mid-20s, wearing white shorts and a white shirt with blue stripes. The second subject was described as a white male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 150 pounds, possibly in his late teens, wearing black pants and a white shirt. Clemmons said the black male displayed a small black handgun. Officers searched the Wal-Mart and Sycamore Street areas but were unable to locate the subjects.
   * Christopher K. Henderson, 35, 1693 Milligan Hwy., and Donna L. Henderson, 47, same address, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that they had gone to look at a house to rent because Christopher Henderson's daughter had moved in with them. When they returned home they found the daughter in the residence with her boyfriend and confronted her. The girl called her mother who came to the residence with two male subjects, and while Mr. Henderson was speaking with the mother, he allegedly was hit from behind, knocked to the ground and attacked. Henderson had cuts to his upper back area and both arms, and bruising and swelling to his left cheek area.
  
Theft

   * Barbara Garland, 58, 509 Race St., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that a diamond cluster ring valued at $3,800 had been taken from her residence. She said the last time she saw the ring, it had been on her night stand.
  
Vandalism

   * Bernard Johnson, 67, 401 E. Mill St., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that the side window of his 1979 Ford custom van had been broken out sometime around Friday or Saturday night while parked behind his residence.