January 6, 2001

Arrests

   * A fugitive from Pennsylvania was captured Friday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Laverne Julian after the officer was dispatched to 125 Peaceful Valley Road in Roan Mountain regarding a male subject in a blue car with Pennsylvania tags. The officer observed a blue Corsica in the driveway and upon running the tag number, the vehicle came back stolen. Further information showed that the vehicle reportedly was stolen by Charles Robert Trone, 48, 855 York St., Hanover, Pa., who was believed to be armed. Deputy Julian walked up to the car and noticed someone lying back in the driver's seat, covered with a blanket. The officer knocked on the window and the man pulled the blanket from his head. The officer had him exit the vehicle, then searched and cuffed him as a safety precaution. After running Trone's name through the National Crime Information Center, it was found that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft of a .22-caliber rifle. Trone was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice. He was being held in Carter County Jail awaiting extradition from Pennsylvania. According to Sheriff John Henson, Trone and his girlfriend had been in the area previously visiting an acquaintance. "Apparently him and her had broken up and he came back and said he wanted to talk to the lady down here." Sheriff Henson said the stolen weapon had not been recovered. "Laverne did do a good job. It was good investigation and good police work on his behalf," Henson said.
   * Christie Ann Brown, 26, 600 Trudy St., was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer was dispatched to the area of Johnson Avenue in front of J&W Market regarding an auto accident. Brown was charged with driving on suspended license and failure to provide proof of insurance.
   * Richard Zorawski, 22, 1462 Broad St., was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic stop. Zorawski was charged with speeding, driving on revoked license and violation of financial responsibility law.
   * Robert Jessee Frost, 38, 217 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Kenneth Cornett on a warrant out of General Sessions Court charging him with violation of probation.
   * Jerry Wayne Shell Jr., 31, 193 William Perkins Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on a warrant charging him with leaving the scene of an accident and driving on revoked license.

Clarification

   * A house destroyed by fire Wednesday at 116 Lewis Blevins Road belonged to Samra Coffey, not Dave Renfro, as previously reported. Renfro does live at the residence, however. According to CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm, Coffey's dog that stays inside the residence woke her up by barking. Coffey got out of bed to see what the dog was barking at and found her living room engulfed in flames. She then got her children out of the house and went to a neighbor's to call 911.