November 6, 2001

Arrests

   * Belinda Ann Bailey, 40, 871 Lollypop Lane, Machesney, Ill., was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Laverne Julian following a traffic stop. Bailey was charged with DUI.
   * Curtis Allen Terry, 28, Airport Apartments, Sara#1, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm after he and Deputy Albert Nave responded to a call regarding an unwanted guest who had vandalized an apartment. Scott Rogers, same address, told officers that Terry had been staying with him due to marital problems and that Terry's wife came to the apartment, where an argument ensued. Terry allegedly became violent and punched two panes of glass out of the front entrance door, then fled the scene on foot. He was located in the woods behind the apartment, lying down and covered with leaves and grass. He was charged with vandalism, public intoxication, and was served a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Jerry Lynn Ramsey, 44, 267 Dogwood Acres, Hampton, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on a capias charging him with failure to appear on a charge of public intoxication.
   * Anthony Lee Grindstaff, 21, 1265 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Harold R. Grindstaff, 76, 228 Ranger Drive, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range after the officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 91 and Iodent Way intersection. According to the report, a blue ford Ranger driven by Grindstaff struck a large military vehicle belonging to the 776 Maintenance National Guard Unit on Judge Don Lewis Boulevard. According to the report, National Guard member Theresa Taylor told the officer that she was stopped on Hwy. 91 to make a left turn when the Ranger hit her from behind and proceeded southbound away from the scene. Grindstaff was located at the intersection of Highway 91 and U.S. Highway 19E. The Ranger had extensive damage to the driver's side, including a broken driver's window, damaged truck bed and two flat tires on the driver's side. Grindstaff told the officer he was not aware that he had been involved in an accident. The officer detected an odor of alcohol about him and attempted to administer field sobriety tasks, however, those could not be given due to Grindstaff's physical condition. He was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI and submitted to an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .04 percent.
   * Gregory Battles, 37, 1301 Seminole Drive, Apt. 50, Johnson City, was arrested around 6 p.m. Saturday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with one count of aggravated robbery following investigation of a robbery at Bojangles Restaurant, 1709 W. State of Franklin Road.
   * Stephana Mobley, 36, 507 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, and Robert McNeil, 24, 4727 U.S. 70 Mebane, N.C., were arrested Saturday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau. Mobley was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. McNeil was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, reckless driving, and driving on suspended license. The arrests are the result of an investigation into an incident on West Chilhowie Avenue.

Vandalism

   * Reed Sexton, 32, 517 Pear Tree Lane, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland that someone cut 12 tires on three different vehicles parked outside his residence.
   * Six persons had their mailboxes vandalized sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning on Taylortown Road, Warrior Lane, Rockhouse Road, Jim Buck Road, and VonCannon Road, according to CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley.
   * Carl Tipton of Happy Valley Christian Church, 194 Happy Valley Road, reported Sunday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had vandalized the church. During this Sunday's service, Tipton and other members of the church found that a board had been broken off a bench near the back of the church and a side window had been broken by what appeared to be a BB pellet. While checking the side door near the rear of the church, members found that a metal ring around the keyhole had been twisted away from the knob and that the lock and door jam had several pry marks. No entry was made.
   * Melissa Gross, 31, 107 Carl Kelley Lane, Johnson City, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland that someone had broken the back and driver's side window of her vehicle while it was parked outside her residence.

Hit and run

   * Terry Lynn Cable, 40, 2686 Siam Road, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Todd Ham that he was turning left onto U.S. Highway 19E from Siam Road when his vehicle was struck in the front by an older model blue S-10 traveling northbound.

Theft

   * David Lee Birchfield, 42, 213 Mountain View Circle, Hampton, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland that someone entered his residence, apparently through an unlocked door, and took eight long guns from a gun cabinet and a bedroom.
   * Eddie Sherrill Jones, 54, 59 Substation Road, Elk Park, N.C., reported Sunday to CCSD Deputy Jeffrey Markland that someone had taken his tractor which was parked on Phil Arnett Road, Roan Mountain. The tractor later was recovered less than a mile from where it was taken, on government land. The ignition had been tampered with and the tractor had two flat tires.
   * Chris Vestal, 142 Chambers Hollow Road, reported Saturday to CCSD Lt. Bobby Huffman that he had moved a side-by-side Frigidaire refrigerator out onto the back porch while remodeling the kitchen and came home to find that someone had taken it. There were no tracks in the yard and no other evidence of how it was removed.
   * Matthew Ray Morley, 18, 125 Hyder St., Apt. 2, reported around 8:23 a.m. Monday to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that someone entered his residence and took a duffle bag containing assorted clothes, jacket and $140 cash. Morley said the subject ran from the residence when his alarm clock went off.
   * April Bardo, 30, 206 W. Fifth St., Watauga, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that someone entered her 1988 Chevrolet Camaro and took a JVC cassette player and assorted tapes. Bardo said her Subaru also was entered and assorted tapes taken from it.
   * Gary Moore, 57, of Smith Mobile Homes, 2625 Old Elizabethton Hwy., reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Eric Buck that someone broke into a 1988 Ford van and removed an orange 6-foot fiberglass ladder. The passenger side window had been broken out and a crow bar was found lying on the ground nearby. The perpetrator also broke into a 1994 Dodge van by breaking out the back glass, however, nothing was taken. A Pro 5000 G pressure washer was found missing from a barn in the upper parking lot.

Fire

   * CCSD Lt. Bobby Huffman responded Saturday to the Butler Building of Airport Apartments regarding a fire. According to the report, Marie Harmon was cooking when grease on the stove ignited. The apartment suffered smoke damage.