August 28, 2001

Arrests

   * Timothy Dewayne Williams, 40, 102 Bertie Lane, Hampton, was arrested Sunday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Eric Buck after he, Lt. Bob Hooks, Deputy Kenneth Cornett and Reserve Officer Maj. Dave Ryan responded to the residence regarding an armed intoxicated person. Officers were advised that Williams had made several homicidal threats to neighbors and that he was sitting on a bank beside the creek. Officers went to the location and found Williams sitting there asleep with a Jennings .22-caliber automatic handgun in his left hand. He was disarmed, handcuffed, and escorted to a waiting patrol car. Williams was charged with public intoxication and possession of a firearm while under the influence. He continued to make threats against his neighbors on the way to Carter County Jail, according to the report.
   * Brian Samuel Bateman, 28, 1491 Southside Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck following a traffic stop on Southside Road. Bateman was charged with DUI and was given an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .25 percent.
   * Chris Clayton Hicks, 22, 527 Laurels Road, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Chief Deputy James Parrish after he and Deputy Kenneth Cornett responded to a fight call at 118 Peggy Lane. Officers were notified that the perpetrator had left the scene. Hicks' vehicle was spotted by Chief Parrish, who turned on the vehicle and arrested Hicks at Idlewylde Subdivision. Hicks was charged with assault under domestic violence and going armed.
   * Kevin Dewayne Smith, 23, 155 Browns Branch Road, Hampton, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan following a traffic stop. He was charged with DUI and was given an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .16 percent.
   * Terry Don Markland, 49, 2109 David Miller Road, Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave after the officer stopped to check a pedestrian walking on Highway 91 around 1:24 a.m. Markland was charged with public intoxication.
   * George R. Myers, 69, 145 Rosewood Circle #2, Watauga, was arrested Friday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy on a warrant charging him with failure to appear on violation of worthless checks.
   * Kristie Michelle Mullins, 25, 145 Rosewood Circle #5, Watauga, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Penny Cornett on a capias from General Sessions Court charging her with failure to appear on a charge of driving on revoked license.
   * Donnie Shell, 34, 314 Betty St., Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley and charged with DUI, evading arrest and violation of implied consent.
   * Michael Wayne Miller, 26, 628 Long Hollow Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck on a warrant charging him with sale of Schedule IV and conspiracy to sell Schedule IV.
   * Robert Allen Byrd, 28, 3667 Eagles Road, MacClesfield, N.C., was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Janice Mitchell on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Randy A. Bowman, 29, 240 Ralph Hose Road, Jonesborough, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant charging him with assault under domestic violence.
   * Timothy Dewayne Williams, 40, 102 Bertie Lane, Lot #19, Hampton, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones after witnesses told officers that Williams pulled a gun on two male subjects at 102 Bertie Lane, Lot #27. Williams told the officer he did pull the gun because he was tired of them fighting all the time in front of his 2-year-old daughter. He also said they were parking in his yard and throwing trash on his property. Williams was charged with aggravated assault.
   * Randy Lee Bowers, 43, 305 Cottage Ave., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs on a charge of driving on revoked license.
   * Daniel Lee Strong, 38, 635 Willow Springs Road, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave and charged with public intoxication.
   * Steven Ray Testerman, 26, 615 Deer Run Road, Mountain City, was arrested Sunday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after they responded to Ramada Inn, 2606 N. Roan St., regarding a domestic assault. The victim told officers that she had fled the Waffle House, 2508 N. Roan St., after her husband attacked her with a steak knife. She sustained a minor laceration to her left arm. Testerman was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault.
   * Heather Ashley Smith, 18, 105 Short St., Hampton, was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Brian Fraley following a traffic stop. Smith was charged with DUI and was transported to Carter County Jail where she was given an Intoximeter test resulting in a blood alcohol content of .11 percent.
   * Jason M. Stewart, 21, 110 Reeser Road, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry and charged with possession of an illegal firearm after he was found to have a sawed-off shotgun.

Deaths

   * A 42-year-old Michigan man was electrocuted Sunday, and his 16-year old son and a 45-year-old friend received severe electrical shocks during an accident in Bristol. Bristol Tennessee Police officers responded around 8:04 a.m. to 135 Old Thomas Bridge Road regarding an electrical explosion. Kimberly McNeice, 42, 6423 S. State Road, Goodrich, Mich., told officers that the victims were trying to take down a flag pole when it got away from them and landed on a live power line. All three received electrical shocks. Bradley McNeice, husband of Kimberly McNeice, died in the accident. Christina Ulman, 45, 7971 Harmony Court, Fair Haven, Mich., and the McNeices' son were transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment.
   * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau are investigating the death of 46-year-old Daniel Wayne Hall of the V.A. Medical Center, Mountain Home. Police responded around 2 a.m. Monday to a call of a person being struck by a train. Hall's body was found on the Norfolk & Southern tracks east of McKinley Road at Burlington Industries and was transported to Johnson City Medical Center for autopsy.

Theft

   * CCSD Deputy Penny Cornett responded Sunday to Believers Church on First Avenue in Hampton regarding a stolen vehicle. Lena Odom, 114 Hartley Road, told the officer that she parked her Dodge Caravan in front of the church and when she returned it was gone, along with her purse and her son's 20-inch bicycle which were inside the van. The officer also spoke with Jerry Smith, 8503 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, who reported that he had parked his 2001 Kia beside the church and when he returned he found it had been wrecked. According to the report, the vehicle had struck a road sign and was stuck in the grass. It was believed that the perpetrators tried to steal the Kia, wrecked it, then stole the Dodge van instead. Both vehicles had the keys left inside them. The Kia sustained heavy damage to the passenger side and front of the vehicle.