* Julie H. Whitehead, 29, 696 Willow Springs
Road, and Rico Shane Taylor, 27, 537 Jena Beth Drive, were
arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl.
Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. Whitehead was charged
with DUI and violation of implied consent. Taylor was charged
with public intoxication.
* Desmond Johnson, 22, 707 S. Watauga Ave., was
arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a motor
vehicle accident. Johnson was charged with driving on suspended
license and failure to yield the right of way.
* Thad J. Buckles, 18, 213 Holston Ave.; Jeffrey
Greene, 20, 113 A.L. Sliger Road, Telford; and Melinda L.
Simerly, 18, 128 Isaac Lincoln Place, were arrested Wednesday
by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott and Matt Bailey following a traffic
stop. Buckles was charged with reckless driving, underage
consumption and two counts of failure to obey a traffic control
device. Greene and Simerly were charged with public intoxication
and underage consumption.
* Scott M. Peters, 31, 309 S. View Circle, was
arrested Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena on a warrant out of
Unicoi County charging him with theft under $500.
* Shelby J. Crawford, 39, 304 N. Lynn Ave., was
arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau
following investigation of an Oct. 28 motor vehicle accident
with injuries at the intersection of Legion and Orleans streets.
Crawford was charged with four counts of vehicular assault.
He was escorted to the Johnson City line by EPD Ptl. Mike
McIntosh, who served the warrant for JC Police.
* Caylon Fletcher Wood, 19, 1604 Knob Creek Road,
Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall
after the officer responded to Wal-Mart regarding a fight
involving a shoplifter. Store loss-prevention personnel told
the officer they observed Wood conceal a snack cake and a
CD in his front shirt pocket. When they attempted to stop
Wood, he began throwing punches, according to the report,
striking one employee in the chest and arms. He was restrained
by other store personnel and the snack cake was recovered.
The CD could not be found. Wood denied the shoplifting allegation.
He was charged with theft under $500 and assault.
* Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Tim
Lowe responded Wednesday to a fire at a vacant house on Old
Charity Hill Road. Julie Williams, owner of the house, told
the officer electricity at the house was off at the time of
the fire, which appeared to have started in the back of the
house. Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded. The
house was a loss.
* CCSD Sgt. Keith Range responded Wednesday evening
to a structure fire at 309 Heaton Branch Road in the Elk Mills
Community. Caretaker of the residence, Earnest Odom Jr., told
the officer that he was in the residence when he heard a loud
explosion. He went outside to investigate and found the storage
building on fire. Odom said there was nothing flammable stored
in the building and that he did not know what could have caused
the explosion and fire. The building and its contents were
a loss. Elk Mills Volunteer Fire Department responded. The
property is owned by Cathy Heaton.
* J.D. Robertson, 60, 102 Tagor Road, Johnson
City, reported Wednesday to CCSD that someone stole his red-and-black
1997 400 Yamaha ATV from his residence.
* Lisa Lacy, 34, 234 Ingram Branch Road, Roan
Mountain, reported Wednesday to CCSD that someone took her
GE washer/dryer, range and refrigerator from a rental home.
* Basil Blackburn, 55, 1436 Milligan Hwy., reported
Monday to EPD Investigator Greg Workman that a 1993 Mitsubishi
Eclipse had been left at his business to be serviced and that
when he arrived at work Monday, he found the driver's side
window shattered and the car stereo missing.
* Tim Whitehead, 41, of Tim's Auto Sales, 3663
Hwy. 19E, reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that
someone had removed four tires and rims from a 1992 Nissan
* Mitchell Lecarey Jr., 45, 1 Ives Drive, North
Little Rock, Ark., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh
that he had left his Freightliner parked on private property
along East Elk Avenue over the weekend and when he returned,
he found two tires had been slashed with what appeared to
be a knife.
* Dorothy Smith, 55, manager of Subway, 500 Broad
St., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that an employee
who had just been terminated was observed pulling down the
gutter downspout at the northeast corner of the building.
* Jamie Morrison, 22, 1201 Ledford St., reported
Monday to Deputy Chief of Police Larry Shell that someone
had sprayed her vehicle with some type of liquid which caused
the paint to blister and peel.
* Patti Buck, 44, 125 Ed Carpenter Road, Johnson
City, reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt that her
vehicle had not been running right and she took it to Elizabethton
Auto Repair where mechanics found sand in the fuel system.