November 15, 2001

Arrests

   * Mark H. Hiser, 23, no address listed, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Michael A. Cyphers, 39, of North Carolina, and Rodney Blane Madison, 35, 148 Whaleytown Road, Butler, were arrested around 11 p.m. Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Johnson after the officer was dispatched to Elk Mills General Store on a report of two intoxicated persons trying to cause trouble. The suspects had left the business prior to the officer's arrival. While patrolling Highway 321, Deputy Johnson observed a vehicle traveling both sides of the road and stopped it. The driver, Cyphers, was so intoxicated he had to be leaned against the vehicle to stay erect, according to the report. He was charged with DUI and agreed to take an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .30 percent, or more than three times the legal limit for intoxication. Madison, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with public intoxication.
   * John A. Gandee, no age or address listed, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan following a traffic stop. He was charged with driving on suspended license and violation of registration.
   * Richard Scott Teague, 32, 141 Hillmont Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Chris Pierce on warrants charging him with assault under domestic violence and vandalism under domestic violence.
   * Randy W. Hartman, 24, 2301 Sarah St., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after officers responded to a call of a possible auto burglary on Park Avenue. After arrival, police found several automobiles had been burglarized and/or vandalized. A suspect matching the description was located in the area and subsequently was arrested. Following his arrest, it was found that he had given officers a false name. He later was identified as Hartman.

Fire

   * CCSD Lt. Bobby Huffman responded Monday to a mobile home fire on Buck Mountain Road in Roan Mountain. Harold Maddy, 887 Buck Mountain Road, told the officer that the washer and dryer in the residence worked fine, however, Maddy said that when he started the dryer, he heard a noise coming from under the residence. He went outside to check under the mobile home and saw sparks and flames. Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department responded. The fire was contained to the underside of the trailer.