January 31, 2002

Arrests

* Shayna White, 32, 613 W. E St., was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason Shaw after the officer was dispatched to Crossroads regarding a warrant. White was charged with violation of probation. &nbsp 
* Linda Kaye Honeycutt, 60, 224 Twin Fork Ridge Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bradley Johnson on a warrant charging her with violation of worthless checks.&nbsp 
* Randy D. Pritchard, 30, 195 Dry Branch Road, was arrested Tuesday by Constable Leonard Johnson on a warrant charging him with violation of probation and a capias charging him with failure to appear.&nbsp 
* George Scalf, 40, 739 Sugar Hollow Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Mike Commons on a warrant charging him with failure to serve jail time.&nbsp 
* David S. Wright, 33, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan after she and Deputy Janice Mitchell responded to 211 Chambers Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. Christy Honeycutt told the officers that Wright came to her residence and grabbed their 5-year-old daughter by the neck and arms. Honeycutt freed the girl from his grasp and told her to go next door to her grandmother's for assistance. Wright then turned to Honeycutt, pulling her hair and pushing her around the residence, according to the report. He released her and fled prior to officers' arrival. Wright later was located walking south on Highway 400. As Deputy Ryan approached, Wright staggered into the roadway, causing the officer to take evasive action to avoid hitting him. Wright was charged with public intoxication, assault under domestic violence, and felony child abuse. The child had red marks visible on her neck, left shoulder and arm.&nbsp  &nbsp 

Vandalism

* Todd Dempsey, 300 Cripple Creek Loop, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley that someone broke the driver's side window from his 1985 Toyota while it was parked at his residence. The window appeared to have been struck by a B-B shot.&nbsp  &nbsp 

Shooting

* CCSD Deputy Eric Buck was dispatched Tuesday to Sycamore Shoals Hospital Emergency Room regarding a shooting. Walder Hopson, 57, 212 Buck Creek Road, Roan Mountain, advised the officer that he was looking at an old Ivory Johnson .22-caliber pistol which he thought was completely unloaded. When he pulled the trigger, the weapon discharged, shooting Hopson in the right hand.&nbsp  &nbsp 

Burglary

* CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett was on routine patrol Tuesday in Roan Mountain when he found the door to Frank and Marty's Pizza, Highway 19E, had been pried open. The officer entered the business but found no one inside. The owner, Frank Church, was notified. Church came to the scene but found nothing missing. The change drawer had been taken out of the register and set to the side. The door leading to the building next door also had been kicked open but nothing was found missing.&nbsp  &nbsp 

Fall

* Mary Charlotte Williams, 51, 112 Crestview Drive, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that she had fallen earlier in the day at Carter County Courthouse. Williams said she was leaving the clerk's office around 3:30 p.m. and going to her car in the north parking lot when she tripped over a rut in the pavement and fell. The rut also had some broken pavement around it, according to the report. Williams sustained a bruise and scrape on her left knee, a cut and scrape on her left palm, a bruise on her left elbow, and also complained of pain in her back between the shoulder blades.