December 4, 2001

Arrests

   * Robert H. Blevins, 34, 212 Franklin Lane, and Tammy Hughes, same address, were arrested Friday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Keith Range after officers went to the residence to serve a warrant on Hughes, Blevins' girlfriend. Officers had been to the residence on several occasions and on Nov. 26, Lt. Rocky Croy informed Blevins that if he and Hughes were found together, he would be charged with harboring a fugitive. When officers went to the residence Friday, they observed a vehicle in the driveway registered to Hughes and Blevins. After about 15 minutes of trying to make contact, deputies made forced entry and found Hughes hiding in a closet in the bedroom in which Blevins was located. He was charged with harboring a fugitive. Hughes was charged with failure to appear. She additionally was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Crystal Byrd, 20, 201 Dalewood Drive, #2, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Mike Commons on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * James H. Sims, 40, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Donald White on warrants charging him with violation of probation and failure to appear.
   * Lois J. Braswell, 61, 192 Old Watauga Road, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Jim Pemberton on a warrant charging her with assault.
   * Roger Dale Hill, 43, 1233 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Jim Pemberton on a capias charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs.
   * Kimberly Annette Whitehead, 31, 8406 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on warrants charging her with assault under domestic violence.
   * Anthony C. Godsey, 36, no address listed, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan following a traffic stop. Godsey refused to submit to field sobriety tasks, telling the officer that he was not being uncooperative, he was just too intoxicated to perform the tests, let alone operate the vehicle. He was given an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail resulting in a blood alcohol content of .23 percent, or nearly three times the legal limit for intoxication. He was charged with aggravated DUI, second-offense driving on revoked license and violation of registration.
   * Gary Lynn Whitson, 30, 190 Walter Stevens Road, Hampton, and Olivia Christine Stout, 21, 915A Pine Ridge Circle, were arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jack Ramsey after officers responded to 915A Pine Ridge Circle regarding a physical domestic in progress. Sgt. Matt Bailey attempted to make contact with the residents, however, as he approached the door, Stout slammed it and locked it. After repeated attempts to get someone to the door, Ptl. Tonya Scott found the back door unlocked. Based on the initial report of a violent act in progress, officers entered via the unlocked door and found Whitson, Stout and two infants in an upstairs bedroom. Whitson was located hiding in a closet. When asked why he was hiding, he told officers that he had an outstanding arrest warrant. He was arrested on warrants charging him with violation of probation and assault under domestic violence. Stout told officers that she became upset when Whitson told her he was going to leave to help a friend fix a car. She said she became so distraught that she began destroying items in the apartment. The floor of the apartment was covered in broken plates, glassware and furniture, according to the report. Stout was charged with reckless endangerment based on her violent behavior while the children were in the apartment.
   * Jamie Alexander, 23, 506 Summit Drive, was arrested Friday by EPD Detective Anthony Buck following investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. Detectives Buck and Matt Bowers interviewed the alleged female victims, ages 6, 8, and 11 at Children's Advocacy Center in Johnson City after which Alexander confessed to exposing himself and touching the girls' sexual parts of their bodies. He also admitted to supplying the victims' 12-year-old brother with marijuana and smoking it with him. Alexander was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
   * Kendra E. McKeehan, 32, 64 Charleston Square, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation of a Nov. 16 incident at 1940 S. Roan St. McKeehan was charged with forgery of a prescription.
   * Michael L. Carr, 36, 630 Sky Wa Mo Road, Bluff City, was arrested by Bluff City Police Department Sgt. Jamey Dunbar after the officer responded to a call around 11:30 p.m. regarding a drunken driver on Bluff City Highway. According to Police Chief Ken Potter, the officer activated his emergency equipment, however the vehicle refused to stop and attempted to elude the officer, at one point striking the patrol car. He continued on to Old Elizabethton Highway, turned onto Fox Hollow Lane where he jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. He was apprehended by Pfc. Michael Rutledge and was charged with aggravated assault, speeding, felony evading arrest, stop sign violation, driving an unregistered vehicle, reckless endangerment, driving left of center, resisting arrest, fourth-offense driving on revoked license, third-offense DUI and violation of open container.
   * James Giles, 46, 115 Bettie Street, Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by Bluff City Police following investigation into a Nov. 26 hit-and-run accident. According to Police Chief Ken Potter, Giles told officers he was out of town when the accident occurred, however, he was linked to the accident by physical evidence found at the scene and by witness' accounts. Pfc. Denton Hall, assisted by Johnson City Police Department, arrested Gill and charged him with two counts hit-and-run. According to Chief Potter, Gill had 12 prior DUI's, 15 driving-on-revoked license offenses and eight driving-on-suspended offenses. He additionally was declared a habitual motor offender.