February 24, 2002

Arrests

  
* Eric Dale Smithy, 34, 144 Dolan Hollow Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Friday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Johnson on violation of an order of protection, theft over $500, and criminal trespassing.
   * Michael Ray Vance, 31, 1156 Huffine Road, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff and charged with violation of an order of protection.
   * Ralph Wayne Whitehead, 27, 401 Rittertown Road, Hampton, was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer responded to Sycamore Shoals Hospital to a possibly intoxicated subject.
   According to the officer's report, Whitehead was found seated in a vehicle and with a pack of rolling papers in his lap. When the officer asked for identification, Whitehead dropped somthing from his right hand into the floorboard. He was asked to step from the vehicle. Capt. Clyde Croy found a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, in the floorboard. Whitehead was charged with possession of Schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Anthony D. Tipton, 23, Chuckey, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Department and charged with felony reckless endangerment.
   * Jonathan Eugene Scalf, 19, 1607 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Department and charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of indecent exposure. The arrest stems from investigation into improper sexual activity between Scalf and two male juveniles on Feb. 1-2.
   * Todd Darrell Briggs, 18, 1109 Johnson Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Department and charged with burglary, theft under $500, and two counts of forgery. The arrest stems from entry into a North Johnson City business Feb. 2 and theft of a purse from the business.
   * Charles Nathan Waddle, 29, 1866 Hwy. 81-S, Jonesborough, and John Anthony Lamar Grudger, 41, 125 Earl Street, Greeneville, were arrested Thursday by Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies and Jonesborough Police.
   According to Sheriff Fred Phillips, the two men were arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, fleeing to avoid apprehension and evading arrest. The two men forced entry into the home of Robert and Phyllis Reed, 127 Parson's Circle, Jonesborough, around 4:20 p.m.
   According to the police report, one suspect entered the home and went upstairs where he assaulted a 19-year-old resident. The second suspect entered the basement area where he struck the female resident in the face, forced her to the floor and attempted to tie her up, while demanding money. Her husband returned home during the burglary and was assaulted while attempting to help his wife. Both suspects fled the scene, one by car and the other by foot, but were apprehended after a brief chase.

Fraud

  
* Deborah Wagner, 43, 107 Old Stoney Loop, reported Thursday to CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett that she was contacted by representatives from American Express and Chase Bank who informed her that someone in New York was attempting to obtain a credit card in her name and was using her Social Security number.
  
Theft

 
  * Kimberly Annette Whitehead, 32, 646 Old Railroad Grade Road, Roan Mountain, reported Thursday to CCSD Reserve Deputy Al Meehan that she returned from work and found the front door ajar. Missing were a 9mm Beretta with magazine, a Sprint cellular phne, a GE telephone, and a box containing bills and check books from Carter County Bank.
  
Clarification

  
* The father of Crystal Godsey, 142 Spears Ave., who was reported to have gone to her mother's home uninvited and allegedly struck her 3-year-old son on the legs with a switch, has not been charged in the incident. Incident reports are not intended to infer guilt or innocence, but merely report the officer's findings when a call is investigated.