February 28, 2002

Arrests

   * James Harr, 30, 638 Walnut Hill Road, Bristol; Patricia Lynn Paterson, 35, 251 Reynolds Road, Watauga; and Roger Dale Bolin, 43, same address, were arrested Sunday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer located a vehicle which had slid from the roadway at the intersection of Garland Branch and Piney Flats roads. Upon speaking to the six occupants, the officer noted that the adults had been drinking and appeared intoxicated. Harr, driver of the vehicle, was charged with fourth-offense DUI, habitual motor offender, and child endangerment. Paterson was charged with public intoxication and child neglect due to her 7-year-old child being inside the vehicle. Bolin was charged with public intoxication. A female juvenile passenger was found to be a runaway from Kingsport and also was arrested.
   * Nathaniel Leland Clark, 42, 8611 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, N.C., was issued a summons Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Brooke Mullins following a traffic stop. Clark appeared intoxicated and was administered several field sobriety tasks, which he performed poorly. He then made several threats to harm himself and was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital for evaluation. He later was transported to Woodridge and was issued a summons for DUI.
   * David Kelly Tanner, 20, 2114 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, was arrested Feb. 22 by EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin after Elizabethton High School Principal Edwin Alexander reported that one of his students witnessed a male in the school parking lot sitting in a black Saturn exposing himself and performing a sexual act. Following investigation, Tanner was charged with indecent exposure.
   * Robert Lee Hilton, 49, 103 Countryshire Court, Kingsport, was arrested Feb. 21 by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after the officer responded to Taco Bell in reference to a physical altercation. Hilton was charged with public intoxication and assault under domestic violence. During transport to Carter County Jail, Hilton pointed his right index finger at the officer and in a threatening tone, according to the report, told the officer he could not wait to see her when he got out.
   * Oretha Terron Releford, 30, 302 Louis St., Kingsport was arrested Saturday by officers of Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and charged with attempted second-degree murder following a stabbing incident on Friday. According to Detective Tommy Arnold, Tracy Gibson, 184 Coralwood Drive, reported that she and her boyfriend, Rashad Simpson, 22, 909 Maple St., Kingsport, were in bed when she was awakened around 4:30 a.m. with the bedroom door being opened and the light turned on. She said she looked up and her ex-boyfriend, Releford, was walking toward her side of the bed, cursing her. He then began to have words with Simpson and lunged across the bed at him. Simpson suffered multiple stab wounds and was admitted to Holston Valley Hospital.

Theft

   * Dale Laughters of Joe's Auto Sales, 204 W. Elk Ave., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt that sometime over the weekend someone removed four chrome hubcaps from a 1994 Plymouth Sundance.
   * Gary Slagle, 19, 340 Lovers Lane, reported Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins that someone had broken out the driver's window of his vehicle while it was parked in the lot behind Mayflower Restaurant and had taken his CD player, two speakers and a black light.
   * Theresa Lynn Flynn, 44, 1182 Old State Route 34, Jonesborough, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall that she parked her 1996 Hyundai Excel at United Oil Station, West Elk Ave., on Dec. 26. The next day, she assisted her husband, Michael Flynn, in escaping from a Northeast Correctional Center work detail in Stoney Creek. The couple went to Florida in another vehicle Mrs. Flynn purchased with cash and were apprehended Feb. 1 in Volusia County. She was returned to Carter County Jail and bonded out Feb. 15. When she returned to United Oil to retrieve her vehicle it was missing.
   * Connie J. Head, 48, 511 McCloud Drive, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan that her 2000 Suzuki Grande Vitara was taken from her residence. The vehicle was described as a white four-door, 4-wheel drive, with handicap tag, dark tinted windows, the word "Redneck" on the front windshield, and raised yellow letter tires.
   * Herbert R. Greer, 2205-2 Greenbriar Circle, Johnson City, reported Monday to CCSD Chief Deputy James Parrish that his outbuilding at 124 Shenandoah Drive had been entered and several tools taken, including a Craftsman bench grinder, vise, drill grinder, stapler, 2-1/4 ton floor jack, and nail hammer.
   * Charlotte Campbell, 142 John Taylor Road, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley that while her son was in the hospital, someone removed several items from his residence at 277 Coal Chute Road. Missing were a transmission from a 1982 Ford Mustang, a radiator from a 1979 Ford pickup, and several items from a storage trailer, including a pair of skis, ski boots, mini-bike and Odyssey player.
   * Elizabeth Anne Carviere, 21, 2101 Forsyth Drive, Apt. 7, reported Feb. 22 to EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey that someone had entered her vehicle during the night and removed her Pioneer AM/FM/CD player. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of theft.
   * Earl Grindstaff, 158 E. Elk Ave., reported Feb. 22 to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that someone had removed a bumper, part of a grill and parking lights from a 1990 Toyota pickup sometime during the night.
   * Patrick Barber, 120 Reeser Road, Johnson City, reported Saturday to EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey that he and his girlfriend left the residence around 8 a.m. and when they returned around 1:45 p.m., she noticed the door appeared to have been pried open. Barber said that upon checking the residence, they noticed several pieces of jewelry missing from a jewelry box located atop a bedroom dresser and two pistols missing from the dresser drawers.
   * Amy L. Brooks, 19, 214 Watauga Ave., reported Feb. 20 to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone broke into her vehicle and removed the stereo from the dash. Entry was made by breaking the driver's side window. Also missing were 20 Nintendo game cartridges.
   * Chaquita Oakes, 41, 201A South Hills Drive, reported Feb. 20 to EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw that someone broke into her 1992 Mitsubishi and stole a Pioneer CD player from the dash.

Vandalism

   * James H. Matheson, 728 Powder Branch Road, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that sometime over the weekend someone vandalized a street lamp located on his property. According to the report, it appeared that the lamp had been struck with a baseball bat.

Gunshot

   * Shantia I. Lyle, 24, 1619 Milligan Hwy., Apt. 3, Johnson City, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that she was on her couch when she heard a popping sound and noticed wood chips on her floor. She then saw a bullet hole in the drawer of her entertainment center and found a bullet hole in the wall coming from the apartment next door. She then noticed a bullet lying in the middle of her floor. Ptl. Sproviero spoke with Flint O. Chandler, 33, Apt. 4, who told the officer that he contacted a friend to show him how to load/unload a gun left in his possession. While attempting to decock the hammer, Chandler let go of the hammer and the .22 Ruger accidentally discharged.