September 21, 2001

Arrests

   * Ovia Ivan Shouse, 36, 127 Hopson Rd., was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Todd Hamm after the officer responded to a domestic fight. Shouse, who was located outside near the front of the apartment complex, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. During a search of Shouse, a plastic baggy believed to contain marijuana was found in his pants pocket. Shouse was placed in the officer's patrol car and Deputy Hamm and Lt. Mike Fraley attempted to make contact with Shouse's 16 and 17 year old children, who reportedly were at the residence. A neighbor told officers she had gone to the apartment to remove an infant and observed the children lying on the floor. After several attempts to get someone to the door, Lt. Fraley made forced entry to check on the welfare of the occupants. One of the children had a busted nose and marks on his left eye and temple. He told the officer that his father had gotten drunk and began punching him for missing school. During the scuffle, his sister attempted to come to his aid and was punched or elbowed in the face by Shouse, resulting in a busted lower lip. Shouse additionally was charged with two counts of assault under domestic violence.
   * Marvin Barnett, 52, Swimming Pool Rd., Hampton, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce following a traffic stop. Barnett was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with failure to appear on public intoxication.
   * Shawn Chambers, 26, 2451 Hwy. 91, was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Matt Bailey. Chambers was arrested after CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland was dispatched to the residence on an assault call. Deputy Markland spoke with Joseph Whitehead, 32, of the residence, who told the officer that his brother-in-law, Chambers, hit him in the head and shoulder with a wrench. Whitehead had several deep lacerations on his head and cuts on his shoulder. He was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by Carter County Rescue Squad. The wrench was found at the scene. A description of Chambers was given to other units. EPD's Sgt. Bailey observed Chambers traveling on U.S. Highway 19E and stopped the vehicle. Chambers then fled on foot and after a pursuit, was apprehended by Sgt. Bailey on Ruby Avenue in Valley Forge. He was charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest.
   * Robbie W. Shelton, 30, 601 W. C St., was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Rick Taylor on a warrant charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs on third-offense DUI, driving on revoked license, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Terrance J. Birks, 27, 305 Mooreland Dr., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Officers on foot patrol in the area of Carver Park observed Birks enter an apartment in a high drug area. Birks left the apartment after staying only a few minutes. Officers approached Birks to question him. While patting him down for weapons, Birks kept putting his hand into his jacket, then pulled his hand out and attempted to conceal a crack pipe. A small amount of crack cocaine was found during a search of Birks.
   * Kenneth Brooks Miller, 23, 313 W. Maple St., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau. Miller's arrest stems from his alleged involvement into five auto burglaries from Aug. 6 to Sept. 14 in the "tree streets" area of Johnson City. The arrest also stems from investigation into stolen checks and credit cards being passed at area businesses in Johnson City. Miller was charged with five counts of auto burglary, three counts of theft over $500, two counts of theft under $500, three counts of forgery and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Vandalism

   * Summer Jenkins, 321 Bishop Hollow Rd., reported Wednesday to CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington that her and her ex-husband's trailer had been vandalized. Jenkins said extensive damage was done to inside appliances, as though someone was attempting to remove them.

Break-in


   * Terri Carver, 124 Allen Odem Lane, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Wayne Pritchard that a window beside the back door of her residence had been broken out and her storm door had been broken. Pool chemicals and containers were thrown into the pool. Missing were a pink ice ring, a diamond cluster ring, and an "I Love You" gold ring, 19 assorted Disney movies, a .38-caliber revolver, a Gerber knife and five assorted compact discs.
   * Roger Miller, 51, 1133 Bluefield Ave., reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that his residence had been broken into. Miller said the air conditioner had been removed from the back window and a side door of the residence was found unlocked. Miller said approximately eight .12- and .16-gauge shotguns were taken, along with several knives.

Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson was dispatched Wednesday to Pierce Street in the Hunter Community to investigate a vehicle fire. Wayne Hayes, who was working on adjoining property and said he heard what sounded like a horn. When he turned, he noticed smoke coming from the cab of a tractor in the parking lot of the adjoining property. Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded and quickly extinguished the fire. Tony Absher, owner of the tractor, said he had left a battery charger hooked up to the tractor because he was anticipating using it the next day. The fire possibly was caused by faulty wiring. Damage was extensive.