February 21, 2002


   * Patrick D. Williams, 29, and Shannon R. Williams, 27, both of 1267 Bluefield Ave., Apt. B3, were arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall after he and Sgt. Brian Fraley assisted agents of the First Judicial District Drug Task Force in serving warrants on the Williamses. Upon entering the apartment, the officer found Jonathan Kirk Whitehead, 32, 407 Woodland Drive, Johnson City, in the kitchen. A search of Whitehead's person and jacket revealed a cigarette pack containing a marijuana cigarette. Whitehead was issued a summons for simple possession. Warrants were served on Patrick Williams, charging him with three counts sale of Schedule VI (marijuana), conspiracy to sell Schedule VI and sale of Schedule IV. Shannon Williams was served warrants charging her with sale of Schedule VI and conspiracy to sell Schedule VI.
   * Eric James Hall, 21, 1298 Bluefield Ave., Apt. K-4, was arrested Tuesday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran on a warrant from the First Judicial District Drug Task Force charging him with sale of Schedule VI.
   * Deborah Ann Hicks, 40, Route 3, Roan Mountain, was issued a summons for speeding Tuesday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley after the officer observed the vehicle she was driving traveling 52 mph in a 30 mph zone on State Line Road. Hicks also was issued a summons charging her with driving on revoked license.

Child neglect

   * An Elizabethton couple reported Monday to EPD Detective Anthony Buck that as they were leaving White's Grocery on West Elk Avenue between 4-5 p.m., they saw a child between the ages of 18 months and 2 years next to the four lane. They stopped to check on the little girl, who they said was very cold, dirty and without a coat. The child was alone and unable to tell them where she lived. The temperature was in the 30s and it had been snowing earlier, according to the report. The couple checked the car washes on Railroad Street in an attempt to locate a parent or guardian, but were unsuccessful. The woman took off her coat and put it around the child, who was cold to the touch. After some time had passed, the couple said, an adult female started yelling for the child from a house near the corner of Railroad and McArthur streets. The couple told the officer that the woman smelled of alcohol and appeared to be upset that the child was with them rather than concerned for the little girl's safety. The woman took the child and returned to the house. The investigation is continuing.

  * David Tolley, 20, 1301 Hwy. 143, Roan Mountain, reported Tuesday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Johnson that someone had entered his parked vehicle and had taken $300 in cash, a radar detector and a cow bell, which was on the hitch on the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was parked at 275 Hart Road when the incident occurred.
   * Debbie M. Pearson, 43, 243 Liberty Hollow Road, reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone stole her gray-and-tan leather purse from her shopping cart at Wal-Mart. The purse contained a quantity of prescription medication, approximately $46 in cash, and personal identification.
   * John Colbaugh, 2141 W. Elk Ave., reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that someone had removed a diagnostic scanner for vehicles from Rick's Auto. The scanner was described as yellow, and in a black case with a broken handle.


   * CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson was dispatched Tuesday to 918 Rittertown Road, Hampton, regarding vandalism to mailboxes. Jerry Marlow, 1333 Riverview Drive, told the officer that someone had damaged mailboxes and the support structure on his rental property. A witness told the officer she saw three men cut down a corner post and one of them remove the mailboxes.
   * EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt recovered four city street signs which had been taken off the poles and left in a drain near T.A. Dugger. The signs were taken from Range Street, Ridgecrest Drive, Southside Road and Gap Creek Road.