* Stephen Pritchard, 33, and Crystal Chambers,
30, both of 138 Estep Hollow Rd., were arrested Monday by
agents of the 1st Judicial District Drug Task Force. Agents
went to the location to arrest another individual for violation
of probation when Pritchard and Chambers drove up in a blue
and white Ford pickup, inquiring about officers' actions.
Chambers, a passenger in the vehicle, exited the truck, leaving
the passenger door open. A DTF agent observed a spoon with
residue lying in the floorboard -- an item commonly used to
cook controlled substances to inject into the body. Officers
searched the vehicle and found syringes, what was believed
to be crack pipes with screen and residue, and cut straws.
More syringes were found under the carpet on the passenger
side while another spoon with residue and cook marks, and
a syringe were found under the driver's seat. In all, three
spoons and two pipes were located and sent to the Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation laboratory for analysis. Pritchard
and Chambers were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
and their bonds set at $2,500 each.
* Chad Curtis White, 33, 192 Grindstaff Hollow
Rd., was arrested Monday by agents of the 1st Judicial District
Task Force on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging
him with violation of probation.
* Roger Hardin, 49, 606 N. Roan St., was arrested
Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Shannon Peters.
Hardin was charged with public intoxication.
* James Wayne Fair, 44, 107 Cindy Dr., Johnson
City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Wayne Pritchard on
warrants charging him with failure to appear on a cruelty
to animals charge and animals running at large. Fair also
was served warrants charging him with failure to appear with
fines and costs and violation of probation.
* Gregory Lynn Pritchard, 34, 127 Burl Blevins
Rd., was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Wayne Pritchard on
a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* Bryan Burleson, 67, 2209 Hillrise Ave., reported
Monday to CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland that a house owned
by Buffalo Valley Christian Church had caught fire. The house
was being rented, however, residents were not home at the
time of the fire, which appeared to have started on the south
side of the house. West Carter Volunteer Fire Department responded
to the call. The cause was undetermined at the time of the
* Michael Lynn Bishop, 40, 125 Emerald Hills
Rd., reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce that he was
traveling west on Highway 67 when he heard a knocking sound
coming from his vehicle and observed flames coming through
the cowl induction hood. Bishop pulled to the shoulder of
the road with the vehicle partially engulfed in flames. Hampton
Volunteer Fire Department was called to extinguish the blaze.
* Herbert H. Street, 72, 115 W. K St., reported
Monday to EPD Ptl. Richard Haney that he heard three or four
gunshots early in the morning outside his home. Monday afternoon
he noticed two bullet holes in the rear door of his van.
* Johnny Holder, 921 Folsom St., was issued a
notice of violation of municipal code Monday by EPD Capt.
Tom Bowers after the officer and Holder went to the property
to inspect it for code violations. During the inspection,
several violations were noted, including a junked Volkswagen
turned up on its side, old aluminum storm windows stacked
against a building, old tires, a truck bed sitting amid a
patch of weeds, a large wood pile covered with weeds and vines,
a car windshield, car parts, scrap lumber and other items
scattered around one of the buildings. Holder said he intended
to clean up the property as soon as he finished building a
garage. Records show Holder was issued a building permit in
April 1999. A reinspection date was set for Nov. 26.
* A notice of violation of municipal codes was
issued Friday to the owner of property at 1405 Garden Road,
whose name was not listed in the police report. EPD Capt.
Tom Bowers went to the property on a repeat inspection and
found a truck hood leaning against the rear of the garage,
a barrel of used oil which had been there on a previous inspection,
a pile of lumber, cinder blocks, plywood and lattice which
had been allowed to stay after a February inspection because
residents said they were going to build on to the garage in
the near future. No building had taken place, Capt. Bowers
noted. Grass in the yard was nearly a foot high, a stack of
old tires, bar bells, scrap metal and an oil tank also were
found in the yard and the hedge had not been cut and was blocking
the sidewalk. Capt. Bowers set a reinspection date for Sept.