September 26, 2001

Arrests

   * Lisa Kay Peters, 34, 510 Allen Ave., was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Terry Blevins on a warrant charging her with failure to appear on a show cause order for shoplifting.
   * Timothy Woodby was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Matthew Lunceford at the Unicoi County Jail on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Eullas Monroe Goodwin, 30, 1601 E. Millard St., was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with aggravated robbery following investigation of the Sept. 11 armed robbery of Colonel Steve's Wine & Liquor Warehouse, 701 W. Market St.

Fatality

   * Jimmy W. Yelton, 27, of Erwin died around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 181 at Okolona Road. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, Yelton went into the grass on the left side of the exit as he was turning off onto Okolona, lost control of the vehicle, and apparently overcorrected. The vehicle rolled three times, partially ejecting Yelton. He was transported to Johnson City Medical Center where he died. Yelton was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol was believed to be involved.

Stabbing

   * A Kingsport man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder following a stabbing incident around 2:05 a.m. Tuesday. According to Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Cindy Nicole Gilliam, 21, 1001 Maple St., Kingsport, and Talmon Lafayette Lee, 50, 225 Dunbar St., Kingsport, had been arguing when Gilliam apparently acted as though she was going to use a hunting knife on Lee. Witnesses said she was pulled away from him and in the process, dropped the knife, which was recovered by Lee. A short time later, Gilliam approached Lee again and he stabbed her one time in the chest. She was taken to Holston Valley Hospital where she underwent surgery.

Burglary/break-in

   * Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Kevin Cable responded Sunday to East Tennessee Christian Children's Home, 517 Allen Ave., regarding a burglary. Toi J. Kendall, on-duty houseparent, told the officer that sometime between 9:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., someone entered the second-floor outer door and burglarized two residents' rooms. Taken from one of the rooms were a Sharp three-disc CD player/stereo with speakers, 15 CDs, nine pairs of pants, 10 shirts, two pairs of Nike shoes, three jackets and two bottles of Nike cologne. Taken from the second room were a Geneva wristwatch, a silver necklace and charm, a pair of Nike and a pair of Reebok shoes, three pairs of Polo pants and one pair of Lee dungarees. Residents were at church at the time of the theft.
   * Richard Allen Lyons, 22, 104 Dan Berry Hill Road, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Mary Lewis that he arrived at his residence around 3:30 a.m. and found his home had been broken into. Lyons said the back door appeared to have been pried open. Missing were an American flag, a Confederate flag, a brown dream catcher with small eagles, a black leather trench coat and a Highlander edition katana sword.
   * Sandra Smith, 39, 104 Unaka View Drive, Johnson City, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff that when she and her family returned home they noticed the back glass of their 1995 Chevrolet truck had been broken out. Smith said lights which previous had been off in the house were on when they returned and an exterior door had been forcefully pried open. Several items in the house had been rearranged and a mahogany chest was missing.
   * CCSD Reserve Deputy Maj. Dave Ryan responded around 2:30 a.m. Sunday to Renfro Grocery on South Roan Street in Johnson City regarding a soft drink machine which had been broken into. The officer found the Pepsi machine at the front of the store had pry marks on the outside door and the lock had been forced out. It was found on the pavement beside the machine.