September 23, 2001

Arrests


   * Brian Uziel Payne, 31, 160 Dewey Payen Rd., Butler, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Todd Hamm and charged with possession of Schedule VI and possession of Schedule III.
   * John Paul Smith, 30, 330 Godsey Rd., Bristol, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian after the officer responded to 120 Sapphire Dr. regarding someone beating on the door. Smith, who had numerous cuts on his face and hands, told the officer he had been to Nashville Sound in Johnson City and had gotten into a fight. Smith was charged with public intoxication.
   * Terry Lynn Cress, 33, 425 High St., Palo Alto, Calif., was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Deputy Tonya Scott after the officer was dispatched to CVS Pharmacy on Highway 19E regarding a male subject asleep on the sidewalk. Ptl. Scott and Ptl. Jason Shaw responded and after several minutes, Cress was awakened. He refused to give his name or any information to officers. Cress was unaware of his surroundings and refused to cooperate with officers' requests, according to the report. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
   * James David Richardson Jr., 47, 110 Bear Ridge Dr., Butler, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins following a traffic stop at the intersection of West Elk Ave. and McArthur St. Richardson was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, and violation of open container.
   * Melissa Long Brown, 43, 2085 3rd St., Hampton, was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart after receiving a call from the manager regarding a female in the store causing a disturbance at the customer service desk. Brown was charged with public intoxication.
  
Theft

   * Troy Blevins, 136 S. Sycamore St., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that a Stihl "cut-off" saw TS400 had been stolen from the City of Elizabethton Garage.
   * Angela Lynn Grindstaff, 18, 1258 Charity Hill Road, reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that she had left her pocketbook in one of the booths at the snack bar at Wal-Mart, where she is employed. When she went to clock out, she returned to find it missing.
  
Demonstration

   * The Undergraduate Criminal Justice Society at East Tennessee State University will host a special presentation and demonstration by Sullivan County Sheriff's Office at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in room 102, Rogers-Stout Hall. The Special Operations Response Team, or SORT, will provide a presentation on the group's mission and resources in local law enforcement while offering a demonstration of the team's capabilities. For more information, contact the Criminal Justice Department at 439-5346.