March 15, 2002

Arrests

   * Jose Manuel Alvarez, 20, 713 Jason Place, Lenoir, N.C., was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Todd Hamm following a traffic stop. Alvarez was charged with second-offense DUI, driving on suspended license and criminal impersonation. A passenger, William Clint Johnson, 37, same address, was charged with public intoxication.
   * Gary John Shirley, 2398 Lakewood Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Wesley James Porter, 19, Mayfield Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy and charged in a warrant with sale of Schedule II and conspiracy to sell Schedule II.
   * Jeffrey Ray Miller, 36, 184 Spring Drive, was arrested Wednesday by Constable David Jones and charged with violation of probation.
   * Anthony Charles Godsey, 36, 157 Wade Bulla Hollow, Watauga, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm and charged with violation of probation.
   * Beovie J. Baber, 23, 1263 Bluefield Ave., Apt. C5, was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Michael Merritt following a traffic stop. Baber was charged with driving on suspended license, violation of registration, and violation of financial responsibility. He also was served a capias charging him with failure to appear on driving on suspended.
   * Jerry R. Oaks, 19, 920 S. Second St., was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey and charged with violation of probation.
   * Violet Jill Nave, 36, 401 Peach Tree Lane, was arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena on a juvenile attachment.
  
Assault

   * Officers of Bristol Tennessee Police Department responded Friday evening to Wellmont Regional Medical Center in reference to a possible stabbing. Police found that David Wright, 46, had suffered some stabbing and cutting-type injuries while in the parking area of the hospital, as well as an injury to his head, apparently from being struck. Wright was treated at Wellmont. Two suspects have been identified, according to Bristol Police: Gary Lipford, 27, and Elmer Dean Lipford Jr., 29. Warrants were issued for both men, with one later served on Elmer Lipford. Gary Lipford was still at large Thursday and police are seeking information as to his whereabouts. Lipford is described as a white male, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to contact the police department's TIPS Line at (423) 764-TIPS.
  
Deaths

   * CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley was dispatched around 4:58 a.m. Wednesday to Banks Apartments, 337 Old Milligan Hwy., regarding a possible death. Upon arrival, Delores Chandler, same address, told the officer that her boyfriend was dead. Chandler escorted the officer to the bedroom where he found William Lee Greer, 40, lying in bed. Greer appeared to have been dead several hours. Chandler said the victim was not on any type of medication nor under a doctor's care. She said he told her he was feeling bad Tuesday and complained of pain in his left arm. She said she tried to get him to go to the emergency room, but he refused because he did not have insurance. Chandler said Greer went to bed around 10:30 p.m. and she fell asleep on the couch around midnight. She woke up around 4:55 a.m. and found Greer. The body was transported to Quillen College of Medicine for autopsy.
   * CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson was dispatched Wednesday to 361 Old Buck Mountain Road regarding a deceased subject. According to the report, the officer found Charles Robert Vanhoy, 57, lying on the couch and covered with a blanket. Terry Harrison, a neighbor, told the officer that Vanhoy had been at his residence until 10 p.m. Tuesday and was supposed to pick him up earlier Wednesday. When Vanhoy failed to show, Harrison went to his residence and found him on the couch, deceased. The body was transported to Quillen College of Medicine for autopsy.