November 7, 2001

Arrests

   * Jenena Mae Greene, 40, 223 Old Mountain Chestnut Road, Newland, N.C.; Richard Lee Lowery, 37, 165 Cemetery Hill Road, Newland, N.C.; and Anthony Dewayne Tipton, 32, 133 Elizabeth Ann Drive, were arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Brooke Mullins following a traffic stop. The officer detected an odor of alcohol about the driver, Lowery, and administered a series of field sobriety tasks, which he failed. He was charged with DUI. Tipton, a passenger in the vehicle, told the officer that he had had more to drink than the driver and could not drive home. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication. Greene, also a passenger in the vehicle, also told the officer she had had too much to drink to drive. She, too, was charged with public intoxication. During a search of Greene, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana was found on her person along with one Schedule IV pill. She additionally was charged with simple possession and possession of Schedule IV.
   * Roger Hardin, 49, 606 N. Roan St., was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw after the officer was called to check on an intoxicated male reportedly lying in the alley. The officer located Hardin near Ritchies' Warehouse and determined he was intoxicated. He was charged with public intoxication.
   * Janice Pearson, 37, 107 Woodland Heights, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott following a traffic stop. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle near the monument after Pearson was observed driving erratically, however, she did not respond until she reached a parking lot on North Main Street across from Memorial Funeral Chapel. Pearson was given a field sobriety task, which she performed poorly. She advised the officer she was taking methadone. Pearson was taken into custody and charged with DUI, driving on revoked license and violation of implied consent. She additionally was charged with possession of Schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia after inventory of her vehicle revealed a substance believed to be marijuana and a pipe containing residue.
   * Shannon W. Kirk, 26, 124 Hillside Drive, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer responded to a dispute between a male and female subjects at Raceway. Ladonna Sue Miller, 26, 1241 Bluefield Ave., Apt. 5, told officers that she was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend, Kirk, and that he wouldn't leave her alone. Miller said Kirk followed her from her mother's house and she was afraid to go home. Miller was given an escort and Kirk was told to leave Raceway and to leave Miller alone. She was told to contact 911 if there were further incidents. About 20 minutes later, 911 dispatched officers to Miller's home where Kirk was found beating on her front door. He was told to leave four times, however, he refused and would not accept the officers' instructions to do so. He was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct.
   * Ronda Lea Harrison, 23, 414 Ferguson Ave., was served a warrant Friday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins charging her with violation of probation.
   * James Orville Whittington III, 21, 1401 E. Millard St., Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with three counts of aggravated assault. The arrest was the result of investigation of an incident which occurred at 2024 E. Unaka Ave., where Whittington had thrown a large brass lamp through the glass front door of the residence of Stephanie Napier, the resident, following an argument. Shattered glass from the door caused abrasions to Napier and her two juvenile daughters.
   * Bruce C. Bange, 3002 S. Greenwood Drive, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following a traffic stop on East Watauga Ave. Bange was found to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana and other controlled substances. He was charged with possession of Schedule VI drugs for resale, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on revoked license.
   * Curtis C. Rudder, 23, of Knoxville, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with possession of Schedule II for resale and possession of Schedule VI drugs following a traffic stop at John Exum Parkway and Roan Street.

Property damage

   * Scott Campbell, manager at Burger King, reported Sunday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that someone drove a vehicle through the fence on the east side of the parking lot, causing about $100 in damage.

Theft

   * Kathy Tipton, 490 Johnson Ave., reported Monday to EPD Capt. Bill Fraley that someone took a 9-inch boa constrictor from a tank at the pet shop she operates.
   * Kimberly Morrow Freeman, 31, 114 Milligan View Road, Johnson City, reported Monday to EPD Capt. Rusty Verran that she locked her vehicle after parking it in front of her apartment on Sunday evening. When she went to the vehicle Monday, she found that someone had entered the vehicle by shattering the driver's side window and had removed a Pioneer CD player. The item was located about 150 feet south of the scene.

Vandalism

   * Elizabeth A. Crumley, 22, 1305 Spruce Lane, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley that someone flattened all four tires on her vehicle while it was parked at her residence.
   * Conley Buckles, 70, 923 Johnson Ave., reported Friday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that two windows had been broken out of his residence.
   * Two mailboxes in the vicinity of Quail Hollow Drive were reported damaged Saturday by what appeared to be a blunt object. On Monday, a mailbox in the area of Ridgecrest Drive also was damaged.
   * Carl Hensey, a worker for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt that someone apparently attempted to break into a Pepsi machine at Sunshine Market. The machine sustained an estimated $1,015 in damage.
   * Freddie L. Charlton, 39, 1275 Bluefield Ave., Apt. H4, reported Saturday to EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins that his son's red-and-black Next bicycle was taken from the sidewalk in front of their apartment.