December 27, 2001

Shooting

   * Kingsport Police Department officers responded around 12:30 p.m. Christmas Day to 3524 Celtic Court regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found that Eric Odom, 28, same address, had been involved in a verbal argument with his mother, Linda Odom. The argument escalated and Odom shot his mother in the head with a .32 caliber handgun, according to police. Mrs. Odom was pronounced dead at the scene. Eric Odom was still there when police arrived and was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He was taken to Hawkins County Jail to await arraignment. The murder weapon was recovered at the scene.

Stabbing

   * Bristol Tennessee Police Department officers responded around 9:44 a.m. Christmas Day to 104 Stafford St., Apt. D-9, in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a knife. Officers found that a juvenile victim apparently suffered a puncture wound and a suspect was still at the scene. The suspect, Landon Richmond, 19, same address, was taken into custody. Richmond stabbed his juvenile sister in the back while at the residence the same morning, according to police. The victim was treated at Wellmont Regional Medical Center and released. Richmond was transported to Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Arrests

   * Glen Garrison, 38, 121 School House Road, was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Joey Proffitt following a hit-and-run accident at Food City. While the officer was getting information, a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer got in pursuit of a vehicle matching a description of the one that left the scene. Garrison was charged with three counts of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
   * Asa Ray Ward, 59, Trudy Street Apartments, was arrested Sunday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley after the officer was dispatched to the area of Beech and Arney streets regarding Ward stalking his ex-wife. Officers located Ward near an apartment building where Ms. Ward was visiting friends. Ward told officers he was parked and resting. Officers had knowledge of Ward's arrest Dec. 16 for the same offense as well as other charges. Ward was taken into custody and charged with violation of an order of protection and stalking.
   * Phillip Glenn Reece, 24, 2012 Bristol Hwy., was issued a citation Dec. 21 by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall charging him with criminal trespassing after Reece admitted damaging the parking lot at Valley Forge Auction. Reece's Jeep, which had a broken drive shaft, was found stuck in the mud in a field west of the building. According to a caller, the driver had been doing donuts in the gravel parking lot before getting stuck.