* Sidney Cox, 37, 280 Hickory Tree Road, #4,
Bristol, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's
Department Lt. Mike Fraley after the officer saw a disabled
vehicle and stopped to offer assistance. According to the
report, when Cox got out of the 1977 Chevrolet van, the officer
observed that he had trouble maintaining his balance. Cox
told the officer he had run out of gas. The officer observed
a machete lying inside the van. A search of Cox revealed a
bottle with 34 Soma, a bag of marijuana and $485 cash. Cox
was charged with public intoxication, possession of Schedule
VI and possession of legend drugs.
* Sherry Lynn Bell, 37, 110 Thomas St., #9, Kingsport,
was arrested Thursday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy on a warrant
charging her with aggravated assault under domestic violence.
* Nathaniel David Huffman, 25, 1310 Lowe St.,
was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Fred Sluder on a warrant
from Criminal Court charging him with violation of probation.
* Matthew Lee Cox, 19, 816 Weaver Branch Road,
Bluff City, was arrested Thursday by Constable Bobby Canter
on a warrant charging him with assault.
* Fred Raymond Thomas, 30, 104 Dan Berry Hill
Road, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a
warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* A 14-year-old male was arrested Thursday by
CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson and charged with unauthorized vehicle
on highway and truancy. According to the report, the officer
responded Wednesday to a call regarding a person operating
a go cart on U.S. Highway 19E in Hampton. The juvenile told
the officer he had just bought the go-car and was trying to
get it home. The officer also learned the juvenile was laying
out of school. On Thursday, the officer was patrolling Swimming
Pool Road in Hampton when he observed the go cart on the roadway
again. The juvenile again was found to be laying out of school.
Upon calling the school, the officer learned that the boy
had missed 34 days this school year.
* Robert A. Susong Jr., 714 Well St., was found
dead Thursday, his 50th birthday, by his father, Robert A.
Susong, 71, 741 Well St. The father told Elizabethton Police
Department Ptl. Brooke Mullins that he had gone to his son's
house Thursday afternoon and found him in the bedroom, deceased.
Because of Susong Jr.'s age and no known medical problems,
an autopsy was ordered.
* Rachel N. Brown, 18, no address listed, was
issued a summons Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Brooke Mullins after she was detained by loss prevention
personnel at Wal-Mart for shoplifting. She was issued a citation
and escorted off the property.
* EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley was dispatched Wednesday
to 604-1/2 Pine St., regarding a runaway juvenile who had
returned home. When the officer arrived, the juvenile came
out of the apartment, saw the officer, went back into the
apartment and slammed the door. An officer behind the residence
saw the juvenile break out a window in back of the residence
and ordered him to stop. The officer entered the residence
and found the juvenile sitting in the floor near a window,
with a small cut on his hand. A records check determined the
14-year-old had been reported missing March 10 and that at
the time he ran away, he was in possession of a vehicle which
had been reported stolen. Under questioning by police, the
juvenile told the officer that he and another boy had taken
the car Saturday night without permission and picked up two
juvenile girls. After spending several days in the vehicle,
the two males left the car in Greeneville and called their
parents to pick them up. The vehicle was recovered by Greeneville
Police. The juvenile was charged with theft over $500 and
being a runaway.
* A 17-year-old male was arrested Thursday by
EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry following a vehicle pursuit during
which the juvenile ran over a curb and into the grass at High
School Street, damaging a drain pipe and grass. The juvenile
exited the vehicle and ran but was located by Ptl. Jack Ramsey.
The juvenile resisted and a chemical agent was used to subdue
him. According to the report, he had a strong odor of an intoxicant
about him and a half-full 12-ounce beer was found between
the gear shift and the seat. Also found inside the vehicle
was a 12-pack of beer with one unopened, and a six-pack with
four unopened beers. The juvenile was cited for DUI, violation
of open container, and several motor vehicle violations.
* Wilhelmina Linberg, 33, Route 8, was issued
a summons Thursday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic
stop. She was cited for speeding and driving on suspended
* Israel Hughes, 235 Cove Creek Road, Roan Mountain,
reported Wednesday to Carter County Sheriff's Department that
he and his wife were at Calvary Baptist Church, 241 Cove Creek
Road, working in her classroom after church. The couple heard
a car door shut and a vehicle start. Hughes said he did not
think anyone else was at the church and went to investigate,
finding his wife's 1999 Ford Explorer missing.