October 4, 2001

Arrests

   * Stephen Pritchard, 33, 192 Grindstaff, was arrested Tuesday at Day's Inn, 505 W. Elk Ave., by Carter County Sheriff's Department Investigator Patrick Johnson on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Travis Demond Estell, 23, 614 Trudy Ave., was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a capias from General Sessions Court charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs.
   * Tony W. Blackburn, 28, 933 Dry Creek Road, was issued a summons Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall following a traffic stop. Blackburn was charged with driving on suspended license.
   * Jimmy Mathena, 27, and Lamont Veatch, 26, both of Johnson City, were arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation of an auto burglary at 113 E. Watauga Ave. Both men were charged with two counts of attempted auto burglary and resisting arrest.
   * Rita Fay Green, 40, 150 Holmes Drive, Jonesborough, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation of a theft at Johnson City Medical Center Credit Union. Green was charged with theft over $1,000.

Death

   * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded Wednesday to 189 Cedar Point Drive, Apt. 50, regarding a possible death. The victim, Earl Michael Hicks, 32, was transported to Johnson City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is continuing and an autopsy has been ordered. No foul play is suspected at this time, according to police.

Theft

   * Ricky King, 24, 802 Hwy. 91, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Eric Buck that when he returned home he found his 308 Mossberg with Bushnell scope missing, along with a Marlin .22 magnum. King said the perpetrator apparently entered through the front door.
   * CCSD Deputy Eric Buck responded Sunday to the intersection of Bear Branch Road and U.S. Highway 19E in Roan Mountain regarding vandalism to vehicles. A 1990 Chevrolet Silverado belonging to Justin McKenzie, 23, 437 Atlas St., Newland, N.C., had the back sliding glass broken out and several items missing from the vehicle, including a 14-carat gold necklace with medallion, snow chains, two socket sets, climbing harness, trailer hitch, radar detector, Alpine CD player, rear view mirror, and 50 CDs in three different cases. McKenzie was hiking when the incident occurred.