February 20, 2002

Arrests

   * Bobby Lynn Smith, 35, 500 Eller Road, Mountain City, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bradley Johnson on warrants charging him with violation of probation and aggravated assault.
   * Brandy Nicole Yates, 19, 325 North Road, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range after the officer responded to the residence regarding a disorderly female. When the officer arrived, he observed Charles Yates holding his daughter, Brandy, on the ground. According to the report, she was combative and abusive and Yates said he had to restrain her because she was vandalizing the vehicles. She was charged with disorderly conduct under domestic violence.
   * Judy Hill, 37, 1146 Berry Drive, was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer responded to the residence regarding a family argument. Larry Hill told the officer that he and his wife had been arguing and he had asked her to leave the residence for the evening but she refused to do so. The officer observed scratch marks on the neck and ear of Larry Hill. Mrs. Hill was missing two artificial fingernails which she advised was due to the scratching incident. She told the officer she scratched her husband because he pushed her with his body. Mrs. Hill had no marks or physical evidence of an altercation and was determined to be the primary aggressor. She was charged with assault under domestic violence.
   * Shannon M. Bass, 24, 919 Pine Ridge Circle, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena on a warrant charging her with criminal trespassing.
   * Wayne Billy Smith, 36, 228 Garland Branch Road, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Donald White on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Cathy Faye Lambert, 38, 185 Nanny Goat Hill, was arrested Monday by CCSD and charged with custodial interference.
   * Joshua Keith Horney, 19, 5349 Hickory Knot Gap, Newland, N.C., was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Roadrunner market in Hampton following an undercover "buy-bust" by agents of the First Judicial District Drug Task Force. Horney reportedly sold a baggie containing a white powder substance believed to be cocaine to a confidential informant. After further investigation, it was determined the powder tested negative for cocaine. Horney was charged with sale of a counterfeit controlled substance and released on an appearance bond.

Fatality

   * Robert Roten, 51, of Mountain City, died Monday following a 2:18 p.m. accident on Highway 91 in Mountain City. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Doug Brewer, a 1987 International truck driven by William Heath of Glade Springs, Va., was southbound on Highway 91 when his truck went off the right side of the roadway. Heath lost control of the truck and overcorrected into the northbound lane, causing the vehicle to roll on its side and slide into Roten's 1991 Ford. Heath was injured in the accident. Charges are pending outcome of the investigation.

Theft

   * Lucy T. Sims, 64, 1256 Bluefield Ave., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that she was at the laundromat around 9:30 a.m. and left a bag containing about $2 in change and 71 Klonopin. When she returned, the bag was gone.

Burglary

   * Harvey A. Shaffer, 50, 909 DeJarnette St., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that he had left his vehicle for sale on the lot of Lewis Used Cars. Sometime Sunday evening or Monday morning, someone entered the vehicle and removed an AM/FM CD player. Entry was made by breaking the driver's side rear door vent window. The face plate of the dash was pried out, causing damage.