March 6, 2002


   * Lester Eugene Harmon, 36, P.O. Box 148, Elk Park, N.C., and Jonathan Edward Huskins, 19, 832 Big Horse Creek Road, Newland, N.C., were arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry and Ptl. Kevin Cable after officers responded to a shoplifting call at Wal-Mart. A juvenile female and the two males were issued citations for shoplifting. Harmon and Huskins additionally were charged with public intoxication.
   * Michael Eugene Byrd, 20, 142 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Shannon Deloach and charged with disorderly conduct.
   * Marlin C. Goff, 25, 142 Meadowlark Lane, Bluff City, and Tanya R. Goff, 27, 361 Ethel Beard Road, Bluff City, were arrested Sunday by officers of Sullivan County Sheriff's Office after they responded to Indian Path Hospital Emergency Room regarding the reported sexual abuse of a 5-year-old female. Subsequent follow-up investigation led to the arrest of the Goffs, who both were charged with rape of a child. The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected, according to Detective Stanley Hodges.
   * A 15-year-old visiting ball player from Knoxville was issued a juvenile summons Monday for theft under $500 by EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable after the officer responded to a shoplifting call to Wal-Mart. The boy allegedly took a pack of batteries valued at $8.97. He was released to the custody of his coach.
   * A 17-year-old Mountain City female was issued a juvenile summons Monday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney after the officer responded to Wal-Mart regarding a shoplifter. The juvenile attempted to take a belly ring valued at $3.97, according to the report.


   * EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry responded around 5 a.m. Tuesday to Discount Tobacco Outlet, 1933 W. Elk Ave., after officers were dispatched regarding glass breakage and an alarm. According to the report, the front door had been smashed and approximately 59 cartons of Marlboro and Camel cigarettes were taken.


   * Ronnie Dale Garland, 48, 1248 Bluefield Ave., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Richard Haney that someone had stolen five bottles of medication from a lock box in his apartment. There was no sign of forced entry.
   * Randy Mashburne, 45, 214 Rockhouse Road, Johnson City, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Ken Dugger that someone had stolen a prescription bottle of medication from the console of his vehicle.
   * Garfield Freeman, of Freeman's Auto in Roan Mountain, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm that someone removed a Ford F100 from the lot sometime between March 2-4. According to the report, the vehicle had been involved in a pursuit from Avery County and was located Feb. 18 on Walnut Mountain Road and towed to Freeman's, where a hold was placed on it for Avery County Sheriff's Department. Further investigation is pending.
   * James Burrow, 172 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, reported Monday to CCSD Lt. Bobby Huffman that someone had taken about $500 worth of copper wire and a chrome bumper for a Mazda from the residence.
   * Chris Schaffer, 331 E. 4th Ave., Watauga, and Carey Taylor, 330 E. 4th Ave., Watauga, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Janice Mitchell that someone had entered a residence under construction at 331 E. 4th Ave., and removed a kerosene heater.