November 27, 2001

Arrests

   * Ernest David Hamm, 34, 143 Pine Knot Lane, was arrested Friday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeff Markland after the officer and Lt. Bobby Huffman responded to the residence regarding a firearm being discharged into the residence. Tony Smith told the officer that he and his wife and their infant were inside the residence when they heard a gunshot and something hit the residence. They went into the baby's room and found a bullet had come into the residence and had landed in the baby's bed. The Smiths said neighbors reported seeing their next-door neighbor, Hamm, who lives in the direction the bullet came from, out shooting earlier in the day. Deputy Markland and Lt. Huffman went to Hamm's residence where they observed several firearms, including a .40-caliber handgun on the couch with a round in the chamber and the hammer cocked. Two SKS rifles also were found in the residence as well as several items of drug paraphernalia and a bottle of what appeared to be OxyContin with the label scratched off. Hamm was charged with reckless endangerment with a firearm, possession of Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
   * Clifford James Rosenbaum, 29, 103 Laurel St., Hampton, and Carter Thurman Campbell, 28, 203 Powder Branch Road, were arrested Nov. 21 by EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe following a traffic stop. Rosenbaum was arrested on a capias from Washington County charging him with possession of an undersize bass. Campbell was arrested on a capias from Unicoi County charging him with failure to appear on a domestic violence charge.
   * Sanford Jerry Phillips, 37, 225 Hamilton Road, was arrested Nov. 23 by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw after the officer responded to a domestic call at 224 South Hills Drive. Darlene Phillips, 51, told the officer that her husband, Sanford Phillips, came into her home intoxicated and an argument ensued. Mrs. Phillips said her husband threw a beer bottle down the hallway, striking the wall with it. He was charged with vandalism.
   * Lori McManaway, 31, 208 S. Lynn Ave., was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Reedy A. Ball, 41, 146 Neth Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Sunday at Day's Inn on West Elk Avenue by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran on a capias charging him with failure to appear on DUI, possession of Schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia and assault. While conducting a search of Ball, a small baggie containing rolling papers and what appeared to be marijuana were found in his pants pocket. He was charged with simple possession.
   * Fredrick E. Parker, 37, 508 Division St., was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney after the officer stopped a speeding vehicle on West Elk Avenue. The officer observed a 40-ounce bottle of beer behind the passenger seat, a cup of what appeared to be beer behind the driver's seat, and a 2-month-old child in the back seat. Parker was charged with DUI, driving on revoked license, and child endangerment. Contact was made with the child's mother, who came to the scene and picked up the child.
   * Richard C. Alexander, 55, 641 Jena Beth Drive, was arrested Nov. 22 by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic stop. According to the report, the officer attempted to stop the vehicle three times. Each time the vehicle pulled to the side of the road and the officer exited his patrol car to approach the suspect's vehicle, the driver, identified as Alexander, would take off. He was apprehended after turning into the driveway of a residence at the corner of Circle Drive and Thomas Boulevard. Alexander was charged with second-offense DUI, speeding, and evading arrest.
   * Terry E. Perry, 28, 1024 Fairview St., was arrested Nov. 22 by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters after the officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Riverview Drive and found the vehicle unoccupied. As the officer was checking the tag number, he was advised by 911 that a subject at 1024 Fairview Street called to report an accident at the Riverview location. The officer went to the Fairview residence and located Perry, who appeared intoxicated. He was taken to Carter County Jail and administered an Intoximeter test, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .17 percent. Perry was charged with DUI.
   * Willie J. Lohse Jr., 42, 1266 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Nov. 22 by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * David Williamson, 19, 515 Wilbur Dam Road, was issued a summons Nov. 22 by EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero following a traffic stop after the officer observed the vehicle Williamson was driving, traveling north on South Riverside Drive. Williamson was charged with going the wrong way on a one-way street and driving on suspended license.
   * Lance E. Dugger, 22, 291 Old Charity Hill Road, was arrested Nov. 21 by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters following a traffic stop. Dugger was charged with DUI.
   * Ricky Strange, 43, of Fallston, N.C., was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt following a traffic stop. Strange was charged with driving on suspended license.
   * Donnie Moffitt, 47, 823 Cambridge Ave., was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall on a capias charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs on public intoxication.
   * Craig Freythe, 27, 188 Old Gopey Road, Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested around 1:38 a.m. Monday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer responded to Lynnwood Apartments regarding a domestic disturbance. Freythe was located hiding in a closet. After speaking with both parties, the officer determined the call was only a verbal dispute, however, a warrant check showed Freythe was wanted on a capias charging him with failure to appear on public intoxication.
   * Brian S. Miller, 18, 4219 Old Asheville Hwy., Flag Pond, was issued a summons Nov. 21 by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt charging him with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield the right of way and failure to report an accident.
   * Gary Lynn Dugger, 45, 813 Hemlock St., was arrested Nov. 21 by Carter County Sheriff's Department Lt. Rocky Croy after the officer responded to Volunteer Market regarding a subject who refused to get out of his ex-wife's vehicle. His wife had an order of protection against him. While the officer was en route to the market, the store clerk called 911 and advised that Dugger had a knife and had threatened to kill his ex-wife while inside the store. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Sandra Campbell who told him that she left her residence and got in her vehicle to go to the store and found Dugger at her vehicle. She said he got in the car and would not get out. She then went to the store and had the clerk call 911. Campbell said she was afraid to return to the vehicle, so the clerk gave her an application to fill out, to stall for time until officers arrived. According to the report, Dugger entered the store, pulled a knife and threatened to kill Campbell. A witness told the officer she observed Dugger go to the side of the store and throw something. A knife was located beside the store by a K-9 unit. Dugger was charged with violation of an order of protection and assault under domestic violence.
   * Charity E. Johnson, 20, 324 West St., Roan Mountain, was arrested Nov. 22 by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson after the officer responded to a domestic call. Ms. Johnson told the officer she attempted to enter the apartment of Norman Hall, 34, same address, and that Hall opened the door, shoved her, and struck her on the right jaw. Upon examining Ms. Johnson, the officer observed a noticeably large swollen area but attributed it a dental problem. Hall told Deputy Johnson that Ms. Johnson and her mother came to the address, intoxicated and argumentative, and he would not let them enter. He also told the officer that the injury Ms. Johnson claimed was actually due to a dental problem and that she had gone to Sycamore Shoals Hospital for treatment that morning. This information was confirmed by hospital nurses. Ms. Johnson was charged with filing a false report and public intoxication. Sallie Johnson, 37, same address, a passenger in the vehicle driven by Ms. Johnson, was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
   * Brandon Shawn Spitzer, 21, 200 Parker St., was arrested Friday by CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Wesley B. Carpenter, 23, 190 Mahba Road, Newland, N.C., was arrested around 12:33 a.m. Friday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett after the officer responded to an auto accident at U.S. Highway 19E and Rittertown Road. According to the report, Carpenter told the officer that he and a passenger had been to O'Charley's restaurant in Johnson City and were headed home when his vehicle fell off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and skidded sideways off an embankment, landing in Doe River. Carpenter was charged with DUI.

Theft

   * EPD Sgt. Charles Moreland was dispatched Nov. 22 to River Gardens Nursery, 2024 W. Elk Ave., regarding a theft. Jonathan Houser, 33, told the officer that when he came to open the business, he found six of his Christmas trees missing from the lot.