September 12, 2001

Arrests

  * Travis Hodge, 21, 137 Gun Smoke Hollow Road, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bradley Johnson and charged with joy riding.
  * Brandy Leigh Cox, 19, 613 E. Myrtle Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson and charged with joy riding.
  * Cynthia Ann Andes, 40, 2610 Plymouth Road #305, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
  * Junior Lunceford, 35, 1160 Huffine Road, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Terry Blevins on a warrant from Criminal Court charging him with failure to appear.
  * Theodore O'Nea, 46, 30 Mulvaney St., #A60, Knoxville, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Terry Blevins on a warrant from Criminal Court charging him with failure to appear.
  * John Logan, 26, 1300 Bluefield Ave., #G4, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Terry Blevins on a warrant charging him with arson.
  * Randy Brown, 20, 315 Hancock Road, #12, Mountain City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Terry Blevins on an attachment out of Juvenile Court.
  * Hugh Henderson Wells, 24, 124 Whisper Creek Road, #58, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Lt. Forrest Sharpe on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
  * Angela Rene Potter, 23, 145 Rittertown Road, Hampton, was issued a summons Monday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall following a traffic stop. Potter was charged with driving on suspended license.
  * Justin T. Reed, 20, 660 Sigman Hollow Road, Bluff City, Randal J. Summie II, 19, 406 Silver Grove Road, and Samantha J Beecham, 19, same address, were arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after officers were dispatched to First Bank and Trust, 1185 N. State of Franklin Road, in reference to the three attempting to cash a stolen check. All three were charged with forgery and possession of stolen property. Reed also was charged with possession of Schedule VI for resale after he was found to have marijuana packaged for resale in his possession. Reed and Summie also have been charged by Bluff City Police Department with five counts of burglary and five counts of theft each, according to Bluff City Police Chief Ken Potter. The burglaries and thefts occurred in early Monday when patrol Sgt. Brian Hubbard heard a loud noise and thought a burglar had kicked in a door, according to Potter. Sgt. Hubbard began patrolling the area and found the men on the railroad tracks near M&M Appliance. He commanded the subjects to stop, however, they fled, leading the officer in a pursuit. Hubbard lost his footing and fell, injuring his shoulder, hand and leg. The suspects crossed a railroad trestle and escaped. Chief Potter said a check stolen from one of the auto burglaries was filled out and at 3:15 p.m., he received a call from Johnson City Police that three subjects were at a State of Franklin Road bank attempting to cash the stolen check. Potter told Johnson City Police that the men were suspects in numerous burglaries and thefts. During questioning, the men told officers where the stolen items could be located. A search produced four cell phones, a Kodak camera, two AC chargers and four pairs of sunglasses -- all taken from burglaries in the Highland Circle section of Bluff City. A ratchet and socket also were taken from M&M Appliance in Bluff City. Chief Potter said the investigation is continuing and other charges may be placed. Potter said Johnson City Police were instrumental in helping solve the cases. Assisting in the Bluff City investigation were Sgt. David Nelson, Sgt. Jamie Dunbar and Ptl. Billy DeGramo.
  * Randy K. Lane, 33, of Lexington, N.C., was arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with aggravated burglary. The arrest was the result of an investigation into the burglary of a residence at 3010 W. Market St.
  * George M. Murray II, 23, 2172 Carolina Ave., Lot #32, Bristol, was arrested Monday by officers of Sullivan County Sheriff's Office after they were called to 177 Marlene St., regarding a subject being assaulted with a knife. According to Detective Stanley Hodges, investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division revealed that several subjects using a weighted aluminum baseball bat and a pair of brass knuckles had physically assaulted Danny Luchini, 23, of the residence. One of the suspects, Murray, admitted to forcing his way into Luchini's residence and striking him with a baseball bat. The investigation is continuing.