January 17, 2002

Arrests

   * Wane R. Jackson, 40, 1604 Ferrell Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Todd Hamm on a warrant charging him with sale of Schedule II.
   * David L. Thompson, 46, 794 Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer observed the vehicle he was driving traveling on the wrong side of the road on Buck Mountain Road. Before the officer could catch up with the vehicle, it pulled into a driveway and parked. Sgt. Johnson traveled farther up the road and pulled over to observe traffic at which time the same vehicle came up the road and pulled in behind the officer's vehicle. Thompson appeared intoxicated and was asked to submit to a series of field sobriety tasks, which he said he was unable to perform due to an ailment in his left leg. Thompson was charged with second-offense DUI and driving on revoked license. He was given an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .31 percent, or more than three times the legal limit for intoxication.
   * Pamela B. Stout, 18, 182 Hidden Timbers Drive, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into a stolen ATM card being used several times at Roadrunner Market, 901 W. Walnut St., without the owner's consent. Stout was charged with five counts of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 and three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card over $500.
   * Larry Miller, 26, 604 Lamont St., was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into a Dec. 25 theft at a local residence. Miller was charged with theft over $500.
   * Frankie E. Hughes, 22, 1215 W. Main St., was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into passing of forged checks at various Johnson City businesses. Hughes was charged with theft over $10,000, four counts of forgery under $500, five counts of theft under $500 and criminal impersonation. The theft over $10,000 stems from investigation into the theft of a truck from 400 N. State of Franklin Road.
   * Ronald A. Pope, 3538 Ian Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence. Officers responded to the residence after a call was received at 911. Pope's wife said she and her husband became involved in a verbal altercation which later escalated to Pope threatening her with a gun.

Fatality

   * A 26-year-old Bluff City man died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday on Possum Creek Road. According to Sullivan County Fatal Incident Reconstruction Support Team, Robert Mitchell, 26, 1893 Ryder Church Road, was driving a white Oldsmobile Cutlass on Possum Creek Road when he lost control and went off the left side of the road and struck a tree on the driver's side. Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants, Brooke Roberts, 19, 1244 Virginia Ave., Bristol, and William Bishop, 19, 125 Hillview St., Bluff City, were seriously injured and were transported to Johnson City Medical Center by Wings Air Rescue. The accident is under investigation.

Burglary

   * Several vehicles on Dave Buck Road in Johnson City were reported burglarized Tuesday. According to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm, two vehicles owned by Charles Pierce and his wife, 36, 2121 Dave Buck Road, were burglarized the previous night. A 1996 Ford F-150 was entered and about $5 in change was stolen from the ash tray. A 2000 Jeep Wrangler also was entered and the lid pried off the center console. A Sony CD player was stolen. Johnny Rish, 29, 2079 Dave Buck Road, told the officer his 1987 Chevrolet truck was entered and a black hard plastic CD case containing several CD's, a Craftsman 12-volt drill, and a Craftsman circular saw were taken from inside the truck. The lid to the console also had been pried off and five CD's taken. Several power tools in the bed of the truck, of greater value than the ones taken, were not disturbed. Rish's wife's 1987 Pontiac Bonneville also was entered but nothing was taken. Rex Eaton, 47, 2222 Dave Buck Road, reported Tuesday to Deputy Hamm that his 2000 Chevrolet Tracker was entered the previous night by breaking the driver's side rear window. A blue nylon CD case containing about 50 CD's was taken from the vehicle. A 1996 Honda Passport was entered but nothing appeared missing.