December 4, 2001
* 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
* 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
* 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.