November 29, 2001
* Nicholas Lee Baumgardner, 21, 26807 Denton
Valley Road, Damascus, Va., was arrested Tuesday by Carter
County Sheriff's Department Deputy Matt Lunceford on a capias
from General Sessions Court charging him with failure to appear
on obtaining narcotics by fraud.
* Joshua Alvin Trotter, 29, 601 W. G St., was
arrested Tuesday by Constable Bobby Canter and charged with
burglary and violation of an order of protection.
* Keith Holtsclaw, 36, 120 Dan Cole Road, was
arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan after the officer
responded to a 911 hang-up call. As the officer turned onto
Dan Cole Road she encountered a female juvenile and the victim,
Laura Holtsclaw, who told the officer she was looking for
a juvenile. She said she and her husband, Keith Holtsclaw,
had been engaged in a physical altercation and that her daughter
had left the residence. The altercation began as a verbal
argument over the juvenile son, according to Mrs. Holtsclaw.
She said she and her husband were in the bathroom arguing
when her husband struck her on the left side of the head,
knocking her to the ground. As he went up the hallway to the
kitchen, Mrs. Holtsclaw threw a pair of tweezers at him, striking
him in the back of the head. He then struck her on the left
eye with his fist, knocking her glasses from her face and
breaking them. Mrs. Holtsclaw and the juveniles attempted
to call 911 but Holtsclaw terminated the call before the caller
could speak to the 911 dispatcher. Mrs. Holtsclaw's left eye
was red, swollen and bruising. Holtsclaw was charged with
assault under domestic violence.
* Richard Lewis, 54, 119 Lewis Cole Road, reported
Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that he stopped at lot 3
in his trailer park and forgot to put the vehicle in park.
The vehicle started rolling, striking the trailer and hitch
and causing damage to the right side bumper and undercarriage.
* Tray Winters, 54, 322 Rittertown Road, reported
Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Rebecka Bowers that sometime during
the night someone stole a flag he had mounted on the side
of his vehicle. The vehicle was parked at his residence at
* Brian Church, 30, 322 Main St., Roan Mountain,
reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy that on Oct. 15 someone
entered his garage which was unlocked and took a Husky chainsaw,
a weedeater, two Husky hedge clippers and a DeWalt drill.
Church said he put the items in the garage the night before
and didn't notice anything until the next day when he went
to use the hedge clippers. Church said he has had items missing
before but didn't report them.
* Marilyn Ellis of Pierce's Grocery, 1033 Bristol
Hwy., reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that when
she opened the store Tuesday morning, she found the Pepsi
machine damaged. The machine had been opened with what looked
like a pry bar. Only the dollar bills were taken. A Pepsi
machine at Hagy's Grocery in Watauga was done the same way,
with all coins and coin boxes taken.
* Tina Wyatt, 33, 202 Melrose St., Hampton, reported
Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Eric Buck that someone had stolen her
1987 Chevrolet Celebrity from her residence. Before she filed
the report, however, the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run
accident in the city.
* Dwayne Humphrey reported Sunday to CCSD Sgt.
Tim Lowe that a white female with blond hair and wearing a
black jacket purchased items from the Sunoco on Highway 91
with five counterfeit $1 bills. Serial numbers on the bills
included: B9904972A, B99684972A, B99824972A, B99784972A, B99784972A.
* Emma Lou Keeling, 35, 343C, Hwy. 91, reported
Tuesday to EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe that she had parked her vehicle
at the Carter County Sheriff's Department parking lot around
9 a.m. while she went to court and when she came back at noon,
she found the left side of her vehicle had been scratched
all the way down with some sort of sharp instrument.
* Regina Hopland, 104 Ridgecrest Drive, reported
Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that around 6 a.m. she
heard a loud boom like a gunshot and shortly after 2 p.m.
found that her mailbox had been destroyed. The mailbox appeared
to have been blown up, according to the report. All of the
rivets in the metal were blown out and the box was in the
shape of a flat square.
* Linda C. Hamilton, 41, 444 E. Doe Ave., reported
Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that when she went outside
Tuesday morning, she noticed the back window of her van was
broken. A large rock was found lying inside on the floor.