February 19, 2002


   * James David Brummitt, 27, 133 Horseshoe Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Keith Range after the officer responded to a domestic call. Marla Brummitt, 29, told the officer that she and her husband had gotten into an argument which escalated into a physical altercation. Mrs. Brummitt had marks on her left arm and on her chest which, she told the officer, resulted from her husband pinning her to the ground and holding her there by placing his knee on her chest. James Brummitt was charged with assault under domestic violence.
   * Miranda K. Pilk, 24, 910 E. Myrtle Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Christy Ann Brown, 26, 600 Trudy St., was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Capt. Rusty Verran on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Andrew J. Miller, 25, 200 Green Hollow Road, Butler, was issued two summons Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer responded to Wal-Mart regarding a disorderly shoplifter. According to one of the store managers, Miller had exhibited suspicious behavior and had been asked to leave the store. He was escorted to the front, at which time some plastic wrap from several DVD movies fell from his pants. He was asked what was under his jacket and when he lifted up the jacket, the store manager observed three DVD movies in Miller's pants. The store manager began escorting Miller to the rear of the store, during which Miller allegedly shoved the store manager and ran toward the front doors where he was stopped by store employees and a customer after a short struggle. Miller was issued summons for shoplifting and assault.
   * David Smith, 35, 1761 Gap Creek Road; Michael Gurney Mayse, 26, 532 Rittertown Road; Mary Ann Davis and Tracy Brumsey, both of 324 S. Lynn Ave., Apt. 3, were arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range after county and city police officers responded to Sinking Creek Church regarding an assault. Smith reported to the officer that he and his friend, Mayse, had been assaulted by Brumsey and Davis, who had left the scene prior to officers' arrival. Smith and Mayse both had an odor of alcohol about them. Smith was charged with DUI and Mayse with public intoxication. Smith was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the assault, according to the report. While the subjects were being transported to jail, deputies observed two subjects, identified as Brumsey and Davis, walking alongside Elizabethton Highway. Both were intoxicated and were charged with public intoxication.
   * Norman Hall, 34, 324 West St., Roan Mountain, was arrested Friday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range after officers responded to the residence regarding an assault. Sally Hall, 38, same address, told officers that her husband had come home intoxicated and an argument ensued. During the argument, Mrs. Hall said her husband put his right hand up to the side of her head as though he were holding a gun. She said she pushed his hand away and he came around with his left hand, which was holding a small revolver, and put it to her head.
   Mrs. Hall said she knocked the gun from his hand, got up from the couch, and her husband assaulted her, forcing her out into the hallway of the apartment and locking the door. Mrs. Hall also had bite marks on her arm. Norman Hall was found in an intoxicated state at an apartment across from the Halls' residence. He was charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. At the jail, deputies ran a criminal history on Hall which showed he had several felony convictions in other states. He additionally was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and could face federal charges from the firearms violations.
   * Daniel Allen Patrick, 43, 119 Valley Lane, Erwin, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett at Sycamore Shoals Hospital on a warrant charging him with failure to appear on fines and costs on public intoxication and second-offense DUI.
   * Danny R. Troutman, 41, 138 Earl Ave., was arrested Friday by CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington on a warrant taken out by Lt. Jamie Jenkins, charging Troutman with theft over $1,000.
   * Patrick Norman, 217 Milligan Lane, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington on a capias charging him with failure to appear on driving on suspended and following too close.
   * Robin Glenn Clawson, 30, 267 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley on a capias charging him with failure to appear on violation of personal flotation device.
   * Joe Buzz Pilkington, 26, 3439 Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Friday at the Carter County/Washington County line on a charge of violation of probation.
   * Molly Kathern Clawson, 29, 449 Bear Branch Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on a capias charging her with failure to appear on theft under $500.
   * Michael Shane Sims, 24, 1256 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland after the officer was dispatched to the Valley Forge area regarding a vehicle, with one wheel on the rim, traveling northbound on U.S. 19E. The officer stopped the vehicle as it turned into Lynnwood Apartments. Sims was charged with third-offense DUI, second-offense driving on revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of implied consent.


   * Maj. Dave Ryan of CCSD Reserves was dispatched Sunday to 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive regarding a house fire. James Mann, 34, of the residence told the officer that he had shut off his Kerosun heater and walked back into the kitchen when he heard a loud pop and saw flames coming from the heater. Mann was able to extinguish the blaze with flour. Members of Watauga Volunteer Fire Department responded and removed smoke from the house. No one was injured in the incident.


* Melanie Suzanne Ambrose, 31, 1806 Triangle Road, Johnson City, was killed around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in a one-vehicle accident on Cherokee Road near Sinking Creek. According to officers of Johnson City Police Bureau, Ambrose's 1997 Ford Ranger was traveling west on Cherokee Road when the driver lost control in a curve. The vehicle ran off the left side of the road and overturned, ejecting the driver. Ambrose was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy coroner. High speed, alcohol consumption, and no seatbelt were contributing factors in the accident. Johnson City Traffic Homicide Team is continuing the investigation.

   * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded to a call Saturday at 111 Whitney St., Johnson City. Billy Light told officers that he had been walking in the 100 block of Wilson Avenue when he was approached by three black males who assaulted him and robbed him of $185 at knifepoint. Light received a small laceration to the hand and was treated at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division, 434-6166.