January 9, 2002

Arrests

   * Ronald W. Hendrix Jr., 22, 211 Little Germany Road, Erwin, was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry following a traffic stop. According to the report, Hendrix had attempted to go uphill on West C Street and the vehicle had then rolled back into another vehicle. Hendrix told officers he could not get the 1994 Chevrolet S-10 to go anymore. The right front tire was flat and the right rear tire missing. It appeared the vehicle had been driven on the rim for an extended period of time. Hendrix refused to attempt a series of field sobriety tasks, saying he could not do them because he was drunk. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI and violation of the financial responsibility law. When advised at Carter County Jail of the implied consent law Hendrix told Ptl. Mayberry and Sgt. Roger Crowe, "I will tell you, and you, that I am drunk and don't need to take the test." When asked to sign the implied consent form, he told officers, "I am too drunk to sign it now; I will sign it when I get sober." He additionally was charged with violation of implied consent and was served a capias for failure to pay fines and costs.
   * Ronnie Jay King, 42, 1294 Bluefield Ave., Apt. B120, was arrested Friday by EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe following a traffic stop. According to the report, Sgt. Crowe observed a white Hyundai on Hillside Drive with a headlight out. The vehicle turned onto Cody Street, taking the curve too wide and crossing over into the officer's lane of travel, forcing him to the side of the road to avoid a collision. King was charged with second-offense DUI, no driver's license and violation of the financial responsibility law.
   * Donald Allen Douglass, 18, 124 Trenton Lane, Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry following a traffic stop. According to the report, the vehicle was traveling 87 mph in a 55 mph zone and traveling in the emergency lane. Douglass was charged with DUI and speeding.
   * Christopher J. Milhorn, 18, 721 Liberty Church Road, Gray, was issued a summons Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after the officer observed the vehicle traveling 67 mph in a 40 mph zone. Milhorn was issued a citation for speeding and a summons for violation of the financial responsibility law.
   * Derek T. Adams, 34, 3706 Timberlake Road, Johnson City, was issued a citation Monday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after the officer observed the vehicle traveling 66 mph in a 40 mph zone. Adams was issued a citation for speeding and a summons for violation of the financial responsibility law.
   * Elliott David Welch, 23, 105 John Crow Road, was issued a citation/summons Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry following a traffic stop. Welch was charged with reckless driving, violation of registration and violation of the financial responsibility law.
   * Jason Andrew Jackson, 18, 107 Blevins Lane, Johnson City, was issued a summons Friday by EPD Capt. Clyde Croy following a traffic stop. Jackson was issued a citation for running a red light and a summons for driving on suspended license.
   * Ainsley Karzell, 22, of Atlanta, Ga., was arrested Sunday by officers of Johnson City Police Department following a traffic stop. Karzell, a passenger in a vehicle, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Clayton County, Ga., and was charged with being a fugitive from justice. He was being held in Washington County Detention Center without bond pending extradition.
   * Davy Garland, 32, 2105 Greenwood Drive, Apt. 86, Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into an armed assault in the area of University Apartments. Officers observed a subject matching the description of the armed assailant run across the parking lot. He was ordered to stop, however, he continued to run and was located inside Apt. 86. After five to six minutes, officers said he opened the door and surrendered. A loaded firearm was found inside the residence. Garland was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
   * Lonnie Gene Greer, 24, 941 Ford Creek Road, Gray, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau in cooperation with Washington County Sheriff's Department following investigation into the Jan. 1 burglary and assault of three individuals at #5 Regency Square, Johnson City. Greer was charged with aggravated burglary and three counts of simple assault.
   * Joshua B. Reynolds, 18, of Johnson City, and Jonathan D. Parlier, 20, of Elizabethton, were arrested Monday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after officers responded to Red Roof Inn regarding a report of an assault and an attempt to break in to a coin vending machine. Both men were charged with theft.

Escapee captured

   * J.B. Cole, 37, an escapee from Tennessee Department of Correction, was captured Saturday in Pawnee County, Okla. Cole, a minimum security inmate, escaped June 4 from a Tennessee Department of Transportation facility in Nashville while under the supervision of TDOT personnel. Last week, Cole was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 71-year-old Donald Green Sr., whose body was found last Wednesday in a creek near Fishtrap, Ky. Green had been missing since Christmas. Cole was captured around 6 p.m. Saturday during a traffic stop by a Pawnee County Sheriff's Department deputy and a member of Oklahoma State Highway Patrol. He is being held in Tulsa County Jail. At the time of his escape, Cole was serving a six-year prison sentence for vandalism and theft in Coffey County.