March 7, 2002

Arrests

   * William Henry Langley, 45, 6934 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, was arrested Tuesday by Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Agent Dan Bowman following investigation by the Criminal Investigation Divisions of THP and Carter County Sheriff's Department into the reported theft of a 1999 4-wheel drive Dodge truck. The vehicle was reported stolen by Langley in Florida and supported by statements of several family members. However, the truck later was found at Langley's residence in Roan Mountain. A salvaged Dodge truck of the same body style and paint scheme also was discovered. Agents found evidence indicating the salvage truck was used to hide the identity of the reportedly stolen truck. While on Langley's property agents also recovered a tandem 16-foot Predator trailer with all identifying numbers removed, as well as two mowers identified as stolen from Florida. Value of the recovered items was estimated at $21,000. Langley, a deliveryman for CLW Delivery Co. in Gray, was charged with theft over $10,000.
   * Jody Paul Blevins, 26, 164 Josiah Trail Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * A 14-year-old juvenile was issued a summons Tuesday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer responded to a complaint of an unruly juvenile at 638 Long Hollow Road. The boy's mother told the officer that they had been arguing because her son refused to go to school and had left the residence after she told him not to. When he returned an argument ensued during which the mother was pushed over a coffee table, breaking the table. The juvenile told officers he did not believe he should have to follow his mother's rules. He was charged with disorderly conduct and assault under domestic violence.
   * Tamma R. Ford, 37, 628 Long Hollow Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Sgt. Lee Birchfield on an attachment pro-corpus.
   * David Aaron Taylor, 23, 102 Edgewater Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Conley J. Burchfield, 33, 401 Pine Hill Road, was arrested Tuesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following a one-vehicle accident in the 1700 block of East Main Street. According to the report, a silver Pontiac driven by Burchfield had struck a power pole. Washington County Emergency Medical Services transported the driver and a passenger to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment. Following Burchfield's release, he was taken to Washington County Detention Center and charged with fourth-offense DUI and second-offense driving on revoked license.
   * Wendy D. Oliver, 22, 1491 Southside Road, was issued a citation Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic stop. Oliver was charged with speeding, driving on suspended license and violation of financial responsibility.
   * A 17-year-old juvenile was issued a summons Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero after the officer responded to Wal-Mart regarding a shoplifter. According to loss prevention personnel, the female concealed three necklaces and proceeded past the registers without paying.
   * Two juveniles were issued summons Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero after the officer responded to a shoplifting call at Wal-Mart. The 14- and 15-year-old females allegedly concealed some items and proceeded past the registers.
   * Johnny S. Patterson, 53, 154 Arwood Hill Road, Hampton, was issued a citation Tuesday by EPD Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic stop. Patterson was cited for violation of financial responsibility law.
   * Mario R. Espinoza, 27, 128 S. Broadway, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into an auto burglary and theft from Moeller Auto Care on South Broadway. Espinoza was charged with auto burglary and theft over $1,000. He is being held in Washington County Detention Center on unrelated charges.
   * Kristopher Travis Bradley, 22, 1222 Glynridge Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into the theft and subsequent forging of five checks from Feb. 7-16 at KMart. Bradley was charged with one count of theft under $500 and five counts of forgery.
   * Billy E. Carter, 37, and Robert Holcomb, 36, 113 Maple Court, Gray, were arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into the burglary and attempted theft of an ATM machine from White's Fresh Foods, 5034 Bobby Hicks Hwy., and theft of a vehicle from Sweeney's Auto Sales, 320 W. Main St., which was used in the burglary at White's. Carter and Holcomb each were charged with burglary and theft over $1,000.
  
Sobriety check

   * Sullivan County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Beaver Creek Road in Bluff City from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m. today.

Burglary

   * CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson responded Tuesday to the home of Gary Fortner, 36, 9131 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain, regarding a vandalism complaint. According to the report, Fortner led the officer through portions of the residence and outside storage building where vandalism had taken place. Entry to the residence was gained by forcing a side entrance door to the garage and removing the lock from outside the storage building. Known taken at the time of the report were an assortment of tools valued at more than $5,000.

Theft


   * Tonya Harold, 22, 433 Garland Branch Road, Watauga, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that someone had used her debit card in the amount of $543 without her authorization.