March 13, 2002

Arrests

   * Rex B. Johnson, 22, 340 E. Fifth Ave., Watauga, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Kenny Cornett. According to the report, Cornett was stationary at Watauga City Hall talking to Deputy Jeff Winters when a vehicle came over the hill at a high rate of speed, slammed on the brakes and turned into a driveway. The driver got out, walked over to a tree in the front yard and urinated, then walked into the residence. About 10 to 15 minutes later, the vehicle pulled out and barked the tires. Deputy Cornett stopped it at the intersection of Highway 400 and Persinger Drive. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of alcohol and asked the driver, Johnson, how much he had had to drink. Johnson told him, "Too much." After attempting to perform some field sobriety tasks, Johnson stopped, saying he was too drunk to perform the tests and wanted to go to jail.
   * Scott Lynn Perry, 33, 208 S. Lynn Ave., was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall after he assisted agents of the First Judicial District Drug Task Force and Drug Enforcement Administration in serving several warrants. Perry was served a capias from Criminal Court charging him with failure to appear on sale of Schedule II, and also was served a General Sessions warrant charging him with sale of Schedule I and three counts sale of Schedule II.
   * Sharon Kay Lewis, 48, 1017 Oak St., was arrested Monday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley after the officer assisted DTF and DEA officers with warrant service at the residence. Lewis was charged with three counts of selling Schedule III and two counts of selling Schedule II drugs.
   * Livonia A. Cretsinger, 49, 1270 Bluefield Ave. Apt. A113, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer assisted DTF and DEA officers with warrant service at the residence. She was charged with sale of Schedule IV.
   * Ronald Magnum, 400 Fourth St., was arrested Monday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley at Carter County Sheriff's Department following a grand jury indictment on sale of Schedule II. His bond was set at $50,000.
   * Dewey R. Slone, 29, 2704 Plymouth Road, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley on a warrant charging him with violation of worthless check law.
   * A 14-year-old juvenile was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm after he refused to go to school. The boy's mother told the officer that she has had numerous problems with her son being unruly and disorderly. He has several charges pending in Juvenile Court. The boy refused to talk to officers when asked why he would not go to school. He was told by Deputy Hamm and Sgt. Patrick Johnson that he could either go to school or go to jail. The boy said he didn't care what the officers did. He was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to CCSD.
   * Johnny Adam Walkingstick, 1401 Colony Park Drive, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after they responded to a domestic dispute. Following investigation, it was found that Walkingstick had been in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend and after leaving, went to where her vehicle was parked, slashed all four tires and scratched the hood and both sides of the vehicle, possibly with a knife. It also was found that Walkingstick had vandalized their apartment, destroying furniture, appliances and clothing belonging to his girlfriend. A knife was found stuck in the wall. Damage to the apartment and vehicle was estimated at more than $5,000. Walkingstick was taken to Washington County Detention Center and held without bond.
  
Animal death

   * Denise Ensor, 267 Bill Nave Loop, reported Sunday to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that she let her yellow Chow-mix dog, Maxx, out of the house around midnight and when he returned at 7 a.m., he appeared to have a gunshot wound to his side. Maxx died shortly after returning home.