December 11, 2001


   * 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 of marijuana.

Jail escape

   * 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.