November 2, 2001


  * Martha Vance Clawson, 50, 257 Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bradley Johnson after the officer spotted her walking in the roadway on Buck Mountain Road carrying an alcoholic beverage. She was charged with public intoxication.
   * Abel Cigarrora, 18, Heritage Trailer Park, Johnson City, and Gabriel Manjares Jr., 21, 1110 Buffalo St., Apt. 6, Erwin, were arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce following a traffic stop on Highway 359. Cigarrora was charged with DUI, drinking under age and violation of open container. Manjares was charged with public intoxication.
   * Molly Kathleen Clawson, 29, 449 Bear Branch Road, Roan Mountain, and Gregory Allen Oaks, 49, same address, were arrested Thursday by CCSD investigator, Sgt. Patrick Johnson, following a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 19E. Oaks was charged with DUI and driving on suspended license. Clawson was arrested following a warrants check which showed she was wanted on a capias from General Sessions Court charging her with failure to appear on theft under $500.
   * Travis Lynn Brown, 22, 128 Joe Wilson Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce following a traffic stop. Brown was asked to empty his pockets following a search of the vehicle and was found to have a small bag of what was believed to be marijuana in his jacket pocket. He was charged with simple possession of marijuana.
   * Jason Vines, 35, 153 Tower Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm following a traffic stop. Vines was charged with third offense driving on revoked license and driving an unregistered vehicle.
   * Kenneth Trivette, 37, 116 Green Acres Drive, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Kenneth Cornett after he and deputies Jeff Winters, Chuck Madgett and Woody Lyons responded to a domestic disturbance at the residence. Officers found Trivette out in the yard retrieving personal property which had been thrown outside by his girlfriend, according to the report. While speaking with Trivette, officers were advised through 911 Emergency Communications Center that Trivette was believed to have a weapon. When asked whether he had a weapon, Trivette told officers he did not. Officers then received consent to search his vehicle and found a pipe containing residue and a large plastic bag containing what was believed to be marijuana. Trivette was charged with possession of Schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * A 16-year-old male was issued a juvenile summons Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland after the officer was dispatched to Hunter Elementary School regarding a reckless vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses told the officer the juvenile had been doing circles in the gravel in his vehicle. Two vehicles received damage.
   * Lesia Earlene Fender, 33, 916 E. Pine Ridge Circle, and Sharon Ollis, 32, 1031 Pleasant Hill Drive, were arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Joey Proffitt and Ptl. Mike McIntosh after officers observed Fender trying to pour gasoline into a vehicle which was sitting stationary in the northbound lanes on Bemberg Road facing the wrong direction. Ollis was found asleep in the back seat. Both were charged with public intoxication.
   * Anthony Carlton, 23, 705 McArthur St., was arrested Wednesday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran on outstanding warrants taken out by Detectives Ed McGee and Matt Bowers of EPD's Criminal Investigation Division charging Carlton with two counts of theft over $500.
   * John E. Buchanan, 24, 438 Riverview Road, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau on charges of forgery and theft. The arrest was made at a Johnson City motel after officers learned that Buchanan had just passed a forged check at a local business. Further investigation revealed that Buchanan was responsible for several other forged checks recently passed in Johnson City. Buchanan was charged with four counts of forgery over $500, three counts of forgery under $500, four counts of theft over $500, three counts of theft under $500 and identity theft.

Civil Service test

   * The Carter County Civil Service Board will be testing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Criminal Courtroom at the Justice Center. A completed Carter County Sheriff's Department application for employment is required in order to take the test. Applications are available at the sheriff's department.
Note of thanks

   * Carter County Sheriff's Department extends its appreciation to Elizabethton businesses for their generosity on Halloween night. Sonic, Subway, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, Pizza Inn, Pal's, Taco Bell, Dominoes, Little Caesars, Papa John's, Greg's Pizza, Pizza Plus, Hardees and Food City all responded to the sheriff's department's last-minute request for food donations for law enforcement personnel who were out in force to ensure area children enjoyed a safe Halloween.