* Steven Wayne Garland, 23, 3042 Siam Road, was
arrested Friday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer
Mayberry after police were advised that Garland was wanted
on warrants charging him with four counts of forgery and one
count of theft under $500 related to checks passed at J&W
and Big G markets. Ptl. Mayberry observed the vehicle driven
by Garland at White's supermarket. The car then was observed
at Wal-Mart. While officers were verifying warrants, Garland
was seen returning to his vehicle. Officers attempted to stop
him before he started his vehicle, however, when he observed
the officers, he pulled forward through the parking area.
Officers pursued the vehicle and were joined by Tennessee
Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Musick. The vehicle later pulled
to the side of the road on West F Street. Garland refused
to exit the vehicle and had to be forcibly removed and handcuffed.
Inside Garland's vehicle officers found items valued at $205
which were taken from Wal-Mart, along with about $3 in ground
beef and Green Giant mushrooms taken from White's Fresh Foods.
He was charged with second-offense DUI, felony evading arrest,
driving on revoked license, five counts of reckless endangerment,
violation of open container, violation of seat belt law, violation
of implied consent, three counts of failure to obey a traffic
control device and resisting arrest. He also was served warrants
charging him with four counts of forgery, theft under $500,
failure to appear and violation of probation.
* James E. Walton, 32, 155 Coal Chute Road, was
arrested Dec. 6 by EPD Detective Greg Workman. Following investigation
of an auto theft from 1705 Stateline Road, Walton turned over
a cellular phone and told officers the location of the vehicle.
He was charged with theft over $1,000.
* Matthew David Taylor, 18, 114 Davis Hollow
Road, was arrested Sunday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Sgt. Patrick Johnson after he was dispatched to the intersection
of Davis Hollow Road and Highway 91 regarding a complaint
of a male subject, wearing only shorts, wading and eating
grass in a small swamp at that location. When the officer
arrived, he found Taylor standing in mud up to his knees,
with no shoes or shirt on, and covered in mud. Taylor spoke
only in short incomprehensible phrases and was unable to tell
the officer where he or his family lived. When asked whether
he had taken any narcotics, Taylor advised that he had been
"dropping acid (using LSD) for a long time." He was arrested
for his own safety and charged with public intoxication.
* William Jacob Miller, 18, 121 White Pine, Hampton,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation.
* Edward Shawn Norris, 30, 433 W. Poplar St.,
was arrested Sunday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau
and charged with possession of marijuana for resale. Norris,
a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped for suspicion of
shoplifting, was found to be in possession of a large baggie
* Three female state inmates escaped around 8:20
p.m. Sunday from Johnson City Jail. The inmates were at Keystone
Community Center for a weekend visitation at the time of their
escape. They were last seen traveling on foot in the Keystone
housing area. The three were identified as: Kim Hammonds,
26, white female, blonde hair, hazel eyes, serving eight years
for aggravated child abuse; Shaunna Bond, 22, white female,
brown hair and eyes, serving three years for auto burglary;
and Candie Carroll, 21, white female, brown hair and hazel
eyes, serving three years for criminal simulation. Warrants
will be issued charging the three with escape from a detention
facility. None of the escapees are considered dangerous. Anyone
with information is asked to call 911 or Johnson City Bureau
of Police, 434-6125.
* Albert Harrison, 69, 119 Rocky Top Private
Drive, Watauga, reported Friday to CCSD Capt. Tom Harrald
that sometime between Wednesday and Thursday, someone entered
his yard barn and removed 33 baseball bats, most still in
their wrapper. The Worth and Estes brand bats were valued
at about $10,000. Harrison told the officer he found the door
to the yard barn open and the padlock missing. Other items
were not disturbed.