February 22, 2002

Arrests

   * Charles Arthur Bowers, 33, 1272 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Brian Fraley after he, Ptl. Jason McCall and Capt. Rusty Verran were dispatched to Apt. B-2 regarding a fight in progress. Bowers said two men in Apt. 115 had started a fight with him. The officer found an aluminum baseball bat on the floor of the breezeway. Bowers appeared to be intoxicated. The subjects in Apt. 115 said Bowers had left after consuming alcohol with them and an argument broke out. One of the subjects went to Bowers' apartment in an attempt to calm him down and Bowers came to the door with an aluminum baseball bat, the subjects said. Bowers said two of the subjects attempted to fight him while he was still in their apartment, so he left. When they came to the door, he said he grabbed the ball bat to defend himself and they argued in the breezeway. No punches were thrown. Bowers was charged with public intoxication.
   * Willie Joe Lohse, 42, 1272 Bluefield Ave., Apt. B2-113, was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer was dispatched to Lynnridge Apt. B-2 regarding someone breaking out lights in the breezeway. A witness said he heard a disturbance in the breezeway and saw Lohse with a broom. All of the lights in the breezeway were out, including the Exit lights. The witness said he asked Lohse what he was doing and Lohse threatened him, then with the broom in his hand, drew back as if to strike him. The witness returned to his apartment and called 911. The witness went to the sheriff's department where a warrant was issued for Lohse. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and vandalism.
   * Billy Joe Street, 62, Street's Trailer Park, Hampton, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD on a warrant charging him with vandalism. Street made several threats to officers, according to the report.
   * Larry W. Oliver, 46, 199 Davis Hollow, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy at the Bait Shop in Hampton on a capias charging him with failure to serve jail time and a capias for leaving the scene.
   * Michael R. Vance, 21, 1156 Huffine Road, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy at the Carter County line and charged with vandalism.
   * Danielle Madison, 26, 217 Sherry St., Gray, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with three counts of forgery. The arrest stems from investigation into check forgery that occurred at local businesses between Oct. 31 and Nov. 23, 2001.

Accident

   * Cheryl Sneyd, 26, 1616 Scenic Drive, reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy that sometime Tuesday while her truck was parked at work at J&W Market, someone hit it on the passenger side. Sneyd said it was dark when she went home and she didn't notice the damage. She found the damage on Wednesday.