* Derrick Lynn Gouge, 30, 1388 Bristol Hwy.,
was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Deputy Eric
Buck following a traffic stop. Gouge was charged with driving
* David Scott Graybeal, 22, 394 Greenlee Road,
Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Wayne Pritchard
on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging him with
violation of probation.
* Derrick Davis, 23, 701 Hemlock St., was arrested
Thursday by CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach on a warrant charging
him with possession of stolen property.
* Benjamin D. Elrod, 21, 600 Smalling Road, was
arrested Thursday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy following a traffic
accident. Elrod was charged with third-offense DUI, driving
on revoked license, and violation of implied consent.
* Regina Ann Stewart, 29, 1718 Persinger Drive,
Watauga, was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City
Police Bureau and charged with one count of forgery. The arrest
is the result of investigation into the theft of mail from
a mailbox in Watauga. A personal check was forged, then an
attempt was made to pass it at a local bank. Stewart was charged
with forgery under $500 and released on her own recognizance.
* Three juveniles, ages 15 to 17, have been arrested
by members of Bristol Tennessee Police Department in connection
with auto burglaries which occurred Friday morning in the
Columbia Road area in Bristol. At least four vehicles were
broken into and numerous items were stolen, including car
stereos, cameras, cellular telephones, cash, compact discs
and various personal items. Other stolen property was recovered
and Sullivan County Sheriff's Office was contacted due to
the property coming from their jurisdiction during a previous
theft. Two of the juveniles are Bristol, Tenn. residents and
one is a Sullivan County resident. The juveniles were released
to the custody of their parents.
* An inmate from Washington County Detention
Center walked off from a work detail around 11 a.m. Thursday
morning. David Maurice Bowling, 35, 508 E. Fairview Ave.,
was working at Johnson City Recycling Center at the time of
his escape. He is described as a black male with short black
hair and brown eyes, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 185
pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue and white striped
shirt and was on foot. Anyone with information is asked to
call the sheriff's office at 461-1414.
* Elizabethton Police Department has received
two reports of fraudulent checks being passed at local businesses.
The first check was passed Sept. 21 at Ingles, 768 W. Elk
Ave., and was drafted on AmSouth Bank. The fraudulent check
was on the account of Sycamore Shoals Animal Hospital made
payable to Glenna Newingham in the amount of $250. A second
check, also on the animal hospital account, was passed for
the same amount, and on the same day, at J&W Market, 409
Johnson Ave. The suspect is described as a white female, 5
feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 134 pounds, in her mid-20s,
with brown shoulder-length hair. The suspect has given a Tennessee
Driver's License number as identification. An NCIC check has
shown there are outstanding warrants on Newingham in other
states for the same offenses. Anyone with information, or
anyone who comes in contact with this individual, is asked
to contact Detective Ed McGee at 547-6415 or Detective Matt
* Mitchell Lincoln, 5556 Hwy. 19E, Hampton, reported
Thursday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had entered
his garage while he was gone and had taken several items.
Lincoln said he left at 12:30 p.m. and returned around 1:40
p.m. Missing were an electric drill, skill saw, two grinders,
two reciprocating saws, a welder, assorted hand tools, a 25-pound
propane tank with heater, a space heater, Weedeater and metal
* Ace Justes, 27, 181 Rosewood Circle, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Rick Taylor that someone had taken
two weedeaters, one with a brush cutter, an AM/FM car radio,
a Realistic AM/FM car stereo and some paint.
* Kevin Hoilman, 18, 115 Nix Road, reported Thursday
to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had stolen several items
from his vehicle while it was parked unsecured at his residence.
Missing were a CD player, subwoofer, Pioneer amp, set of wire
wheels and tires.
* William D. McHone Jr. of Custom Guttering,
1102 Stateline Road, reported Thursday to Elizabethton Police
Department that someone got into a company van parked in front
of the business and took a roll of aluminum from the back.
The van was unlocked at the time.
* Don Huff, 50, 308 McKeehan Ridge Road, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that he was traveling west
on Max Jett Road when a black Buick, which was backing from
a private drive, backed into the path of Huff's motorcycle.
Huff swerved to miss the vehicle and laid the motorcycle down
on its left side. It then hit the curb and flipped the motorcycle
over. The Buick continued on and did not stop. Huff and his
son were both on the motorcycle at the time of the accident.
Extensive damage was done to the left side of the motorcycle,
headlight, tail light and ferring.
* The Johnson City Police Bureau now has the
bureau's first laser speed-measuring device in operation.
Officers have undergone training in the use of Laser Technology
Inc.'s UltraLyte Laser speed-measuring device. The new technology
opens up a new realm for speed detection and enforcement,
providing laser-sharp target selectivity and instant speed
readings. Laser speed measuring will provide officers with
a more effective, efficient means of measuring speed. The
units allow the officer to isolate individual vehicles in
heavy traffic with the speed and accuracy of laser. The equipment
also can be utilized as a distance measuring device and will
aid the officers in accident reconstruction.