March 1, 2002

Arrests

   * William Gross, 42, 407 Wilbur Dam Road, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeff Markland after the officer was dispatched to Wilbur Dam Road regarding a male subject trespassing. Gross was charged with public intoxication and violation of probation.
   * Montie Chambers, 53, 212 Third St., and William Gaither Bennett, 45, 803 Swadley Road, Johnson City, were arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland after he and Deputy Sarah Ryan were dispatched to Old Johnson City Highway to a call regarding two male subjects in a vehicle that had knocked on the doors of several residences in the Central Community. Chambers and Bennett were located and both charged with public intoxication.
   * Teni Renee Turner, 33, 154 Ollie Collins Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Mike Commons on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Larry Edward Brewer, 33, 17 Chuckey Point, Chuckey, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Mike Commons on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Jessica Coggins, 24, 2701 S. Roan St., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Lt. Bob Hooks and charged with violation of probation.
   * Ernest J. Heaton, Crooke Street, Hampton, was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott following a traffic stop. He was charged with driving on suspended license, speeding and failure to provide proof of insurance.
   * James C. Harkleroad, 101 Bowman Road, Johnson City, was issued a summons Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Carl Burrough for driving on suspended license.
   * Michael Lamoure, 40, 385 Deer Lick Road, Piney Flats, was arrested Monday by officers of Bluff City Police Department and charged with theft over $60,000 from his former employer, Lady & Son Equipment, 409 Hillcrest Drive, Bluff City. Police Chief Ken Potter said he met with the owner of the business in September 2001, who told him he suspected someone was taking money from the company. Potter said it appeared to be a substantial amount and requested the assistance of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Potter said Lamoure is charged with theft of $67,222.34 between July 2000 and August 2001. Lamoure was booked into Sullivan County Jail and released on bond.
   * Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau charged two males and a female Wednesday with passing worthless checks. Arrested were: Laura Street, 20, 405 Harmony Circle, Gray; Chad Fields, 23, 1484 Milligan Highway, Johnson City; and Andrew J. Miller, 25, 200 Green Hollow Road, Butler. The arrests stem from investigation into six worthless checks being passed at Rite-Aid in the University Plaza, 1735 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City. All three were charged with six counts of worthless checks.
   * Charles E. Banner, 35, 29 Damon Vance Lane, Newland, N.C., was arrested by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau on charges of forgery over $10,000 and theft over $10,000. The arrest stems from investigation into a stolen check from Spruce Pine, N.C., being forged and passed in Johnson City to purchase a 1995 Ford F-250 truck on Jan. 18.
   * Chad Higgins, 20, 802 Meadowview Lane, Erwin, and Timothy Rice, 19, 1801 Zane Whitson Road, Erwin, were arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau in connection with the armed robbery of Roadrunner Market, 832 N. State of Franklin Road, on Sunday. Rice was charged with aggravated robbery and Higgins was charged with accessory to aggravated robbery.
   * A juvenile student at Indian Trail Middle School was charged Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau with carrying a weapon on school property after the student was observed to be in possession of a knife. He was issued a citation and released to his parent.
   * Sheri Wadel, 34, 521 Brookwood Drive, Bristol, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with robbery. The arrest stems from investigation into a strong-arm robbery which occurred Monday in the parking lot of Kroger on South Roan Street.
  
Theft

   * Robert Coleman, 632 Cripple Creek Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley that someone removed from his 1978 Ford pickup a Stihl 360 masonry saw with 12-inch diamond-tip blade, a Porter Cable 7-1/4 inch saw with diamond-tip blade, two 7-1/4 inch diamond-tip saw blades, a Makita 3/8-drive battery-powered drill, a Makita battery-powered staple gun, a 1/2-inch drive electric drill, a 25-foot Craftsman tape measure, and key. They also removed a Sylvania VCR from a storage building.
   * Allison Ward, 273 Toll Branch Road, reported Tuesday to the CCSD that someone stole from her residence a four-wheeler, a set of four aluminum six-lug wheels for a Toyota 4X4 pickup with 23X1150 Cooper tires on them. The four-wheeler is described as a 2002 Suzuki Model Lt-80K, yellow with blue stripes.

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.