August 30, 2001

Arrests

   * Russell Glen Shell, 43, 221 Sugar Hollow Road, and Daniel Luke Shell, 20, 449 Bear Branch Road, were arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Shannon Deloach after the officer was dispatched to a fight call at 107 Garrison Road. Three male subjects reportedly came to the residence and started a fight, then backed into a ditch as they were leaving. When the officer arrived, Daniel Shell was in the driver's seat, Russell Shell was pushing on the driver's side of the car and a third male was pushing on the rear. When the officer stopped, Daniel Shell got out of the car and ran behind it and the unknown male ran toward the complainant's house. Russell Shell stayed in the car. Deputy Deloach yelled for the two to stop, but they kept running. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on Russell Shell and advised him he was under arrest for public intoxication. As the officer started to cuff him, he turned around and punched Deputy Deloach in the chest. The officer grabbed his arm and put him on the hood of the vehicle where Shell continued to try to hit the officer and to pull away, according to the report. He finally was cuffed and put into the cruiser. The officer then heard Daniel Shell in the woods and, following a foot pursuit, caught him and brought him back to the car. Daniel Shell ran into the side of the officer's vehicle and broke the rearview window off the passenger side door. He was arrested and charged with DUI, evading arrest, violation of implied consent, destruction of county property, violation of probation and was served a capias for failure to appear. Russell Shell was charged with public intoxication, assault and resisting arrest.
   * John Elliott Hicks, 35, 146 Page Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy and charged with DUI.
   * Bobby Fred Lane, 41, 160 Old Unicoi Road, Erwin, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy and charged with public intoxication.
   * Mindy L. Westgate, 21, 102 E. H St., was arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Shannon Peters after the officer conducted a traffic stop. Westgate was charged with speeding after she was observed traveling 70 mph in a 50 mph zone and driving on suspended license.
   * Michael Woodby, 28, 1455 Mill Pond Road, Hampton, was arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer was dispatched to a collision at Broad Street and Lynn Avenue. Woodby told the officer that he was stopped in traffic on Broad Street when his foot slipped off the clutch and the car jerked forward and hit the vehicle in front of his. Woodby gave the officer his license, which was cracked and had the first name partially missing. Woodby was charged with following too closely, possession of a damaged license, driving on suspended license and violation of registration.
   * Phillip L. Carpenter, 18, 103 Hatfield Road, was arrested Monday by EPD Sgt. Charles Moreland and charged with theft over $1,000.
   * Richard Scott Stiltner, 31, 765 Summit Drive Lot #26, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with two counts of forgery and two counts of criminal simulation following investigation into two counterfeit and forged checks made to look like a payroll check. The checks were written on the account of Dockery King Inc., 3546 W. Market St., and passed at Roadrunner Market, 832 N. State of Franklin Road between June 30 and July 2.
   * Two Knox County people have been arrested in Washington County and each charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to Washington County Sheriff Fred Phillips. Washington County deputies, agents of the 1st Judicial District Drug Task Force, Johnson City Bureau of Police officers and Knox County deputies arrested Fred Allen Owens, 55, and Melinda Yvonne Reilly, 31, both of 2302 Goff Road, Knoxville. They were arrested at Heritage Trailer Park, 2701 S. Roan St., #187, and charged with the murder of Gene Fleenor, 63, 7432 Furness Way, Knoxville. Fleenor died as a result of being beaten and then strangled to death. Both suspects were being held in Knox County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.
   * Angela Dawn Mullins, 30, 820 Lamont St., #4, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with three counts of forgery and one count of theft under $500 following investigation into three checks forged July 29-31 at Kroger, 1805 W. State of Franklin Road. She was booked into Johnson City Jail and released on bond.

Domestic assault

   * An Elizabethton man was charged Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm with two counts of assault under domestic violence and two counts of reckless endangerment after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter from her car on Blue Springs Road. Deputy Hamm responded around 1 p.m. to a possible domestic on Blue Springs Road. Kristi Bishop, 26, 113 Possum Hollow Road, told the officer that she and her boyfriend were traveling on Blue Springs Road in her 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier and her boyfriend was yelling at her and poking her in the side of the face with his finger. His behavior frightened Bishop's 4-year-old daughter who was sitting in the back seat. The child climbed into the front seat and into her mother's lap. Bishop said she stopped the vehicle and told her boyfriend that he was scaring her daughter and would have to get out of the car if he continued. The man then reached across Bishop, opened the driver's side door and pushed her and her daughter out of the car and into the oncoming lane of traffic. He then tried to get Bishop to get back into the vehicle but she refused and ran to Weaver's Store for help. The man then fled the scene in her vehicle. Bishop had abrasions on her arms and a cut on her right foot. Her daughter was uninjured.

Fire

   * EPD Capt. Clyde Croy and Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry responded Wednesday to a fire call at 608 Locust St., Lot #27. When the officers arrived the residents were outside the mobile home, which had smoke throughout and smoke coming out the front door. The officers entered and observed the top of the stove, the wall behind the stove, the stove hood, and ceiling were on fire. Capt. Croy used Ptl. Mayberry's fire extinguisher and knocked the fire down. The fire department arrived and finished putting it out. Terri Phipps, 39, told the officer she was making french fries when some grease spilled and caught fire. She tried to extinguish the blaze and burned her right thumb and arms. Phipps sustained third-degree burns on her right hand. Millard Edward Phipps Jr., 43, also was slightly injured while trying to extinguish the fire and singed the hair on his chest and arms, according to the report.