October 31, 2001
* Joseph Hinkle, 28, 2750 Bob Little Road, was
arrested around 1 a.m. Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's
Department Sgt. Keith Range following a traffic stop. According
to the report, Sgt. Range observed a white Honda traveling
eastbound on Milligan Highway which crossed the center line
completely, traveling into the westbound lane. The officer
turned on the vehicle and displayed his emergency equipment,
however, the driver of the Honda made an erratic left turn
onto Happy Valley Road and continued on a short distance before
coming to a stop. As the officer exited his patrol unit, the
driver took off again, traveled a short distance, stopped
again, then continued on before pulling into a driveway off
Happy Valley Road. Sgt. Range approached the vehicle and detected
a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. Hinkle was
asked to step from the vehicle at which time the officer attempted
to administer some field sobriety tasks, which Hinkle refused.
He was charged with DUI and was administered an Intoximeter
test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content
of .33 percent, or more than three times the legal limit for
* Roscoe Wheelock, 37, 219 Weaver Hill Road,
Johnson City, and Teresa Kay Birchfield, 35, 866 Pardee St.,
Johnson City, were arrested around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday by CCSD
Deputy Chris Pierce following a traffic stop. The officer
observed a white Buick Skylark traveling north on Highway
19E which turned into the left lane, then back into the right
lane without signaling. The officer activated his emergency
equipment, however, the vehicle traveled approximately 4 miles
before stopping. The officer conducted a field interview with
the driver, Wheelock, and detected an odor of an intoxicant
about him. Wheelock was charged with DUI, violation of implied
consent, driving on revoked license, criminal impersonation
and evading arrest. Birchfield was charged with public intoxication.
* Donald Hammonds, 19, 1 Unaka Court #4, Johnson
City, was taken into custody Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric
Buck at the Washington County line on a capias from Criminal
Court charging him with failure to appear on six counts of
aggravated burglary and theft over $500.
* Lance G. Plummer, 40, 1447 Poga Road, Butler,
was arrested Monday at Crossroads by Elizabethton Police Department
Capt. Clyde Croy on a warrant charging him with violation
* A 15-year-old male was arrested Monday by officers
of Johnson City Police Bureau after the vehicle he was driving
was observed passing another vehicle against a double yellow
line. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it turned
and hit a curb, ran a stop sign, then ran into the back yard
of a residence. The driver was charged with improper passing,
no driver's license and evading arrest.
* Richard D. Lloyd, 27, 359 Ridgecrest Road,
Jonesborough, and Dana R. Ramsey, 27, 126 Cochran Road, Jonesborough,
were arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau
and charged with vandalism over $500 and public intoxication.
The arrests stem from an altercation that occurred at West
Market Street and State of Franklin Road.
* Sheila M. Williams, 29, 391 Hwy. 91, was issued
a summons for shoplifting Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall
after the officer was dispatched to Food City, 908 Broad St.
* James C. McKinnie, 24, 108 Meadow Crest Drive,
Kingsport, was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after
the officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Elk Avenue.
McKinnie was charged with driving on suspended license.
* James D. Scott, 22, 618 Jackson Ave., Johnson
City, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police
Bureau and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted
felony following a traffic stop.
* Tracy Pritchard, 2844 Hwy. 91, reported Monday
to CCSD Deputy Gregg Nave that someone had stolen some copper
wire, aluminum, and a kerosene heater from her mobile home,
which burned Oct. 13.
* EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters responded Monday to
Broad Street Phillips 66 regarding a theft from a Pepsi machine.
Bob Proffitt, owner of the business, said the machine was
entered sometime over the weekend. The change box and about
$40 were taken.
* EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable responded Monday to Mike's
Motors, 2014 W. Elk Ave., regarding a weekend break-in to
a Coke machine. A Coke Co. representative advised the officer
that the break-in resulted in about $1,529 in damage to the
machine and the theft of about $30 in change.
* Theresa D. Hatley, 44, 420 Washington Ave.,
reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone had broken
out the driver's side window of her 1992 Toyota pickup while
it was parked in front of her residence.