* A Greeneville couple have been arrested by
members of Washington County Sheriff's Department on charges
of aggravated child abuse involving three children. According
to Sheriff Fred Phillips, Nancy Nance, 52, and Robert Nance,
53, both of 132 Lakeshore Drive, Greeneville, were charged
after a number of concerned citizens reported seeing a young
baby, about 10 months old, lying on a table Sunday at Jonesborough
Flea Market in 36-degree weather with no head covering or
socks. They also told officers that the child had rolled off
the table and hit the ground and that the adults who were
with the children pushed and knocked another child to the
ground. From information gathered by responding officers and
EMS personnel, an investigation was conducted by the sheriff's
department's Juvenile Division along with Department of Children's
Services. EMS found the child to be in the early stages of
hypothermia and all three children were infested with lice.
The Nances were being held in Washington County Detention
Center on $10,000 bond each and the three children were placed
in state custody.
* Richard Aaron Wells, 18, 639 S. Roan St., was
arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Kenneth
Hardin, who was monitoring school zone traffic at Elizabethton
High School. According to the report, Sgt. Hardin was speaking
with the principal and assistant principal when he observed
Wells push another male and hit him in the chest. While the
officer was running across the parking lot, Wells again pushed
the 17-year-old male. He was instructed to stop, but continued,
hitting the juvenile in the face. He also struck a red Cavalier
that was parked in the parking lot, causing minor damage.
Wells had to be physically restrained by the officer and school
officials. He was charged with assault and resisting arrest.
* Jessie James Richardson, 39, Route 5, Box 1254
Hwy. 91, was
served a capias Monday by Deputy Gene Moreland,
charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs on
four counts of bad checks and violation of probation.
* Brandon Britt, 18, 118 Gunsmoke Hollow Road,
was issued a summons Saturday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins following
a traffic collision in the parking lot of Food City, 908 Broad
St. According to the report, Britt left the scene and was
escorted back to Food City by a member of Carter County Sheriff's
Department. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident
* Julie Ann Carver, 19, 510 Summit Ave., was
served two summonses for worthless checks by EPD Ptl. Brooke
Mullins following a traffic stop.
* David L. Fair, 18, 1539 Southside Road, was
arrested Tuesday morning by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins following
a traffic stop. Fair was charged with speeding, DUI, and violation
of implied consent.
* Audrey Lee Culbertson, 42, 604 Sharon Drive,
Johnson City, and Lawrence James Gray, 36, same address, were
arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer
was dispatched to Food City regarding a shoplifter. Ptl. Mullins
and Sgt. Charles Moreland were told that the suspect had fled
on foot and was at Raceway Market on Broad Street. Officers
located the male suspect and escorted him back to Food City
where he was identified by management as one of the suspects.
Officers were advised that they had lost Gray's female companion
in the crowd while they were struggling with Gray. After escorting
Gray from the store, officers were advised that the female
possibly was in a green truck which was traveling through
the parking lot. Officers located the truck and pulled behind
it as it left the store parking lot and headed east on Broad
Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however, the
driver turned her head and looked out the back window of the
vehicle, then increased her speed as she turned abruptly onto
Highway 91. The driver then slowed down and pulled onto the
right shoulder of the road, then pulled back into the lane
of traffic and continued north on Highway 91, traveling about
200 more yards before coming to a stop. The driver, identified
as Culbertson, was transported back to Food City where the
store manager made positive identification. Culbertson was
charged with evading arrest and theft under $500. Gray was
charged with theft under $500.
* John Wayne Walker, 53, 103 Stevens Circle,
Hampton, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after
the officer was dispatched to 302-1/2 S. Sycamore St., regarding
an accident with property damage. When the officer arrived,
he found Walker attempting to leave the scene and stopped
him in an alley behind the residence. The officer detected
an odor of alcohol and gave Walker a series of field sobriety
tasks to perform, which he did poorly. He was transported
to CCSD where he was given an Intoximeter test, resulting
in a blood alcohol content of .27 percent. Walker was charged
with sixth-offense DUI, fourth-offense driving on revoked
license, and leaving the scene of an accident.
* Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau were
dispatched Sunday to the Conoco station, 901 W. Market St.,
regarding a robbery. Officers were advised that a white male
had entered the store and demanded all the cash from the till.
The suspect was wearing a dark gray ski mask, dark blue sweatshirt
and blue jeans and was wielding a nickel- or stainless-colored
handgun, either .22 or .25 caliber. The suspect took an undetermined
amount of cash and left heading toward an alley behind the
store. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal
Investigation Division at 434-6166 or Crimestoppers, 434-6158
to remain anonymous.