* Christopher G. Lambert, 40, 119 Ed Green Road,
Hampton, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's
Department Lt. Harvey Guess following a traffic accident.
According to the report, Lt. Guess responded to Browns' Supermarket
in Hampton regarding the accident. Investigation determined
that Lambert, who was driving a blue Toyota, ran into the
back of a vehicle driven by Kathryn Gray Hodge, 18, of Nashville,
then left the scene. Lambert was identified from a photo lineup
obtained by Lt. Mike Fraley and brought to the scene. Officers
later were advised of Lambert's location. He was arrested
after officers found probable cause to believe that he was
driving the vehicle involved in the accident after being declared
a habitual motor offender. He was charged with ninth-offense
DUI, sixth-offense driving on revoked license, and leaving
the scene of an accident.
* Jeffrey R. Walker, 38, 923-F Pine Ridge Circle,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy following a traffic
stop. Walker was charged with fourth-offense DUI. He was given
an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a
blood alcohol content of .20 percent, or more than twice the
legal limit for intoxication.
* Kenneth Ray Simerly, 54, 134 Old Clarktown
Road, Hampton, was arrested Friday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy
after the officer was dispatched to a fight call on Tiger
Creek. According to the report, Simerly had entered the home
of his brother, Ed Bailey, through the front door, which was
unlocked. Bailey said he had put up "No Trespassing" signs
and had told his brother not to come back to the residence.
Simerly was charged with burglary.
* Robert J. Hamilton, 21, 1615 Hwy. 91, Apt.
2, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave on a warrant
charging him with violation of an order of protection.
* Gene Andrew Foshia, 10113 Idlewylde Drive,
Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm
on a capias charging him with failure to appear with fines
and costs on public intoxication and violation of open container.
* Thomas Houston, 41, 209 W. Fairview, Apt. 224,
was arrested Saturday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau
following investigation of two subjects arguing in the front
yard of the residence. One of the subjects had a severe laceration
over his left eye. Upon further investigation, officers determined
that Houston had hit another male subject with a steel vent
cover. Officers also discovered drug paraphernalia in plain
view and seized a safe which had been taken during a previous
burglary. Houston was charged with aggravated assault, possession
of drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property. Eight
other subjects at the same address were arrested on various
* Jerry Blevins, 218 Old Watauga Road, reported
Friday to CCSD Deputy Janice Mitchell that he had started
a fire in the fireplace and stepped outside the house when
he noticed smoke coming from an upstairs bedroom wall. Blevins
said he tore the sheetrock from the wall and attempted to
put out the fire, with no success, before calling 911. The
outside wall around the chimney had to be taken out before
members of Watauga Volunteer Fire Department could extinguish
the remainder of the blaze.
* A Hispanic male is being sought by Elizabethton
Police on rape charges. The male, Pedo Diaz, also known as
"Freddie," is described as about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, balding,
with short hair on the sides and top, and a ponytail. The
suspect, who speaks little English and associates with another
Hispanic male known as Enrique "Ricky" Villa Tinoco, also
may be using the last name "Agirre." The suspect was last
known to drive a 1988 beige or tan Mercury Cougar with tinted
windows and front end damage. The vehicle recently was spotted
in Unicoi. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective
Anthony Buck or Ptl. Jesse Pena, at 542-4141.