* 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
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.