February 26, 2002

Arrests


  * Nathaniel B. Rainbolt, 22, no address listed, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sarah Ryan after she responded to a fight at Roadrunner in Hampton. U.S. Forestry Service law enforcement officer Kim Coleman was already on the scene when Deputy Ryan arrived and had separated Rainbolt and the victim, identified as Clark Self, 25, 102 Birdie Lane. According to the report, the altercation stemmed from a road rage incident. During a pat down of Rainbolt, a marijuana smoking pipe with residue was found in his pants pocket. Rainbolt gave officers permission to search his vehicle. A glass pipe with residue was found in the center console. A section of a clear plastic pen shaft with residue and a section of plastic baggy containing white powder residue believed to be methamphetamine also was found, along with three boxes of over-the-counter medication containing ephedrine. Officers seized $913 in cash and a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Rainbolt. He was charged with simple assault, possession of Schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Thurman Carter Campbell, 28, 222 W. I St., was arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jerry Bradley after the officer was dispatched to the residence regarding a domestic disturbance. Campbell was charged with public intoxication and evading arrest.
   * James Dexter Campbell, 24, 109 Oscar Banks Road, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. He was charged with speeding and fifth-offense driving on suspended license.
   * Melinda Simerly, 19, 128 Isaac Lincoln, was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Robby Matheson, 30, 1048 Dry Creek Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland and charged with assault under domestic violence.
   * Scotty Joe Johnson, 21, 1171 Fall Branch Road, Mountain City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Gene Moreland and charged with forgery.
   * Rickie Gene Berry, 36, 250 Big Sandy Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland and charged with assault under domestic violence.
   * Allen Terry Brewster, 26, 199 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian following a traffic stop during which the officer found a bag containing marijuana inside the vehicle. Brewster was charged with possession of Schedule VI and driving on suspended license.
   * David Reed Markland, 51, 1126 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland and charged with assault under domestic violence.
  
Domestic violence


   * Rickie Gene Berry, 250 Big Sandy Road, Elizabethton, and son-in-law, David Markland, 1126 Bluefield Ave., Elizabethton, were charged with domestic violence assault on Feb. 23 by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland.
   * Robby Matheson, 1048 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, was charged with domestic violence assault by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland on Feb. 23.
  
Fire

   * Residents escaped a structure fire at the residence of Helen Burrell, 169 Stone Mountain Road, Hampton, on Feb. 23. According to Sgt. G.S. Johnson of the Carter County Sheriff's Department, Ms. Burrell and her children escaped the fire after being awakened by Justin Guy, who was treated for smoke inhalation. Most of the fire damage was confined to the kitchen.
  
Death

   * On Feb. 22, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department responded to 440 White Hollow Road where a badly burned man had been found. The victim, Nathan Howard Snapp, 488 Stoney Hollow Road, Bluff City, was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center where he later died.