March 18, 2002


   * 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 license.


   * 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.