September 5, 2001
* Dexter Lunceford of Elizabethton reported Sunday
to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Albert Nave that
when he returned home from church he found the drop-in range
stove in his home was on fire. The kitchen cabinets, cabinet
top, a 13-inch television, a telephone and dishwasher also
were burned. Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded.
Damage was estimated at $10,000.
* Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Mike McIntosh
was dispatched around 11:08 a.m. Sunday to 656 Golf Course
Drive regarding a large branch which had fallen from a tree.
According to the report, the branch had taken out several
sections of white vinyl fencing and had broken the glass casing
of a light sensor for an outdoor flood light. A 2000 Subaru
Legacy sustained an estimated $7,000 in damage. The vehicle
had a shattered rear windshield, cracked front windshield
and broken right rear tail light assembly. The spoiler was
broken off the vehicle.
* Jeffery Buckingham, 37, 1110 Park St., was
arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce and charged
with failure to appear on sixth-offense driving on revoked
* Tracy LeeAnn Townsend, 28, 18 Berry Hill Road,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Gregg Nave on a warrant
charging her with assault.
* Cheryl L. Baird, 39, 384 Carter St., Bluff
City, was arrested Sunday by a Tennessee Valley Authority
law enforcement officer and charged with public intoxication,
possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of Schedule
* Freddie Lee Julian Jr., 24, Eastland Apt. #2,
Hampton, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce
on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* Clarence J. Light, 18, 385C Sciota Road, Unicoi,
and Matthew I. Shelton, 18, 250 Mike Shelton Road, Erwin,
were arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce following
a traffic stop on Gap Creek Road. Light was charged with DUI
and drinking under age. Shelton was charged with public intoxication
and drinking under age.
* Melinda Lou Bowers, 39, 109 Natures Trail,
Roan Mountain, and Sharon Elizabeth Street, 37, 112 General
Johnson St., Roan Mountain, were arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy
Chris Pierce following a traffic stop. Bowers was charged
with DUI, violation of open container law, and possession
of Schedule VI. Street was charged with public intoxication
and possession of Schedule VI.
* James Thomas, 32, Storey Land Trailer #10,
was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland and charged
with assault under domestic violence, reckless endangerment,
and failure to appear.
* Lonnie Ray Pierce, 27, 435 Race St., and Steve
Hardin, 27, 204 Old Lacey Hollow Road, were arrested Saturday
by CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland following a traffic stop on
Broad Street. Pierce was charged with DUI. Hardin was charged
with public intoxication.
* Dayton Leonard McNeal, 66, 777 Sugar Hollow
Road, and Terry Wayne Byrd, 32, 773 Sugar Hollow Road, were
arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck after he and Deputy
Albert Nave responded to a neighbor dispute. According to
the report, McNeal was intoxicated and was outside yelling
at his neighbors. Deputy Buck advised him not to be outside
yelling because it was creating a disturbance. The officer
then left the scene and went three houses away to speak with
Deputy Albert Nave. Officers then heard people hollering and
walked back to the residence and saw Byrd walking up the road
toward McNeal, yelling and swinging what appeared to be num-chucks.
McNeal was standing out in the yard, yelling back at Byrd.
Byrd was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.
McNeal was charged with public intoxication and disorderly
* Gregory Paul Lewis, 25, 1213 Oak St., was arrested
Saturday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott after she, Ptl. Michael Merritt
and Capt. Art Smithdeal responded to Lynnridge B2 building
regarding an intoxicated male. When officers arrived, they
observed what appeared to be an altercation between a male
and female and after separating the two, detected a strong
odor of alcohol on Lewis's person. Lewis refused to advise
officers of the problem and as they attempted to handcuff
him, he began to resist. He was taken to the ground and cuffed.
Regina Arnold, 29, 1293 Bluefield Ave., told officers that
Lewis had been drinking and had jumped from the second story
balcony of the B2 building. Arnold said she had been trying
to calm him and bring him inside her apartment, but he refused.
Lewis was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.
* Cleve F. Hardin, 35, 914 E. Main St., Johnson
City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Rick Taylor after
the officer responded to River's Edge Campground. Hardin was
charged with public intoxication.
* Freddie L. Charlton, 39, 1275 Bluefield Ave.,
was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation.
* John Wayne Anderson, 44, 13 Blue Ridge Road,
Asheville, N.C., was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney
and charged with public intoxication after the officer responded
to a report of a shoplifter at Blockbuster. Theft charges
* Alexander Charles Coy, 18, 135 Carr Road, Watauga,
was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott following a traffic
stop. Coy was charged with criminal impersonation and driving
without a license.
* Peggy Ann Cullop, 47, 903 Walker St., was issued
a summons Sunday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran charging her with
theft of services after she failed to pay for an Aug. 21 haircut
from Hair Depot.
* James E. Walton, 31, 1805 Field Road, was arrested
Sunday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh on a capias charging him
with failure to appear with fines and costs on charges of
possession of Schedule VI and public intoxication.
* Richard Dale Loyd, 27, 359 Ridgecrest Road,
Jonesborough, was arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City
Police Bureau after an officer was called to 1811 W. Lakeview
Drive to investigate a residential burglary. During the investigation,
the suspect, Loyd, sped through the parking lot holding a
knife in his mouth. When the officer tried to arrest Loyd,
he resisted. A brief struggle ensued between Loyd and the
officer before Loyd was subdued. He was charged with aggravated
burglary, reckless driving, unlawful possession of a weapon,
resisting arrest and assault on an officer.
* Andrew G. Biggs, 122 Lynn Lane, Johnson City,
and two juveniles were arrested around 10:11 p.m. Monday by
officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after they responded
to a burglar alarm at 804 Lamont St. Burglary tools were found
on a juvenile and the adult. Biggs was charged with possession
of burglary tools, theft over $1,000, and felony vandalism.
One juvenile was charged with possession of burglary tools,
theft over $1,000, and felony vandalism. The other juvenile
was charged with theft over $1,000 and felony vandalism.