* Billy Wayne Fletcher, 402 Lawson Road, Woodruff,
S.C., was arrested Friday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Matt Lunceford at Anderson County Detention Center
in Anderson, S.C. Fletcher was charged with theft over $1,000.
* Travis Wayne Hill, 21, 270 Whitehead Hollow
Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Brad
Johnson and charged with violation of probation.
* Nathaniel James Gibson, 20, 199 Swimming Pool
Road, Hampton, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm
after he and Deputy Al Meehan conducted a traffic stop and
found a pipe, believed to contain marijuana, behind the driver's
seat. Gibson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Eddie Dean Schaffer, 42, 1102 Central Ave.,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Donald White. During
a frisk search of Schaffer as he was being booked in to Carter
County Jail, he was found to have 10 mg Valium in his sock.
He was charged with possession of Schedule IV.
* Carlos Lopez Hernandez, 19, 130 Emerald Point,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy David Ryan after deputies
were dispatched to Old Lacy Hollow Road regarding a traffic
accident with injury. Deputy Ryan went to Sycamore Shoals
Hospital where Hernandez was transported and spoke with him.
When asked his name, Hernandez first said it was Ricki Lopez,
then Carlos Hernandez, then Juan Lopez. Deputy Al Meehan was
called to the Emergency Room to speak to Hernandez in Spanish
and found out his real name was Juan Carlos Lopez Hernandez.
He was charged with criminal impersonation, DUI and no driver's
* Randy Keith Oaks, 34, 104 Nave St., Hampton;
Crystal Renee Poore, 21, same address; and Michael Lynn Grindstaff,
35, 167 Log Cabin Road, were arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy
Jeff Markland after the officer, who was on routine patrol,
responded to what sounded like a woman's scream coming from
behind a residence on Swimming Pool Road. All three were charged
with public intoxication.
* Diana Favreau, 104 Osborne Private Drive, Apt.
5, Johnson City, and Richard Brent Taylor, 54, 138 Estep Hollow
Road, were arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a vehicle stop. Favreau told the
officer she had consumed eight beers and various medications.
Favreau was charged with third-offense DUI, driving on revoked
license and failure to yield the right of way. Taylor, a passenger
in the vehicle, was charged with public intoxication.
* Charles Adonga Gardner, 23, 1252 Bluefield
Ave., and Amy Melissa Hopson, 27, 422 S. Broadway, Johnson
City, were arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott following
a traffic stop. Gardner was charged with driving on suspended
license. He also was served an outstanding warrant for evading
arrest. Hopson was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging
her with failure to appear on theft under $500.
* Barbara A. Stout, 40, and Charles K. Stout,
42, 209 Sawdust Trail, Roan Mountain, were arrested Friday
by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop on Gap Creek
Road. Barbara Stout was charged with DUI, which was amended
to aggravated DUI after a breath sample showed her blood alcohol
content to be .21 percent, or twice the legal limit for intoxication.
Charles Stout was charged with public intoxication and DUI
* Richard Allen Stout, 24, 405 RDH, was arrested
Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. Stout
was charged with driving on suspended license and speeding.
* Eddie Dean Shaffer, 42, 1102 Central Ave.,
was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney after the
officer was called to Winn-Dixie on Hudson Drive regarding
a suspicious person harassing customers. Shaffer was charged
with public intoxication.
* 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.
* EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey was dispatched around
1:40 p.m. Saturday to Happy Valley High School regarding a
burglary which had occurred overnight. According to the report,
the school custodian advised Principal Mike Rader that someone
had broken into the school. Rader told the officer that the
perpetrator entered school offices through the bookkeeper's
office by breaking out the door glass. Rader said two new
Dell computer systems and a Hewlitt Packard fax machine were
taken along with "School Messenger" software. The officer
determined entry to the school was made through a cafeteria
window which had been knocked out. A computer cord was found
nearby. An entry door located between the cafeteria and classroom
105 also was found open.
* CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian responded Wednesday
to Milligan Mini Storage on Milligan Lane and found that five
storage units had been entered. According to the report, it
appeared that the door locks had been forced open and the
doors off their tracks by using a jack. Several tools, a compound
bow with accessories, and $500 in cash were taken from two
of the units. Nothing was noticed missing from the other three
units at the time of the report.
* Richard W. Slagle, 1788 W. Elk Ave., reported
Friday to EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt that several weeks ago he
was away from his business on West Elk Avenue and when he
returned he found several pieces of glass in the roadway and
several items missing, including a 42-inch Sears riding mower,
a five-point star and a 48-star American flag. He was unsure
when the theft occurred.
* Daniel Cornett, 1809 Field Road, reported Saturday
to EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey that he and his roommate left their
residence around 3:30 p.m. and returned around 10:45 p.m.
When they arrived, they found one of the window sections on
the door of their apartment had been broken and the apartment
entered. Drawers were found opened and clothing removed from
Cornett's closet. Missing were a five-day supply of prescription
Methadone and a gray steel lockbox.
* Andrea N. Stout, 22, 404 Ridgecrest Drive,
reported Friday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that she had received
three more harassing phone calls from a man identifying himself
as being from a check center collection agency. Stout reported
to Ptl. Sproviero on March 12 that she had been contacted
by a Mr. Davis from National Check Control, telling her she
owed them $137 from a returned check written to Roadrunner
market in 1999 and that she must send the money immediately
by Western Union or go to jail. Stout told the officer on
Friday that she received another call to her home on Wednesday,
one Friday morning, and another on her cell phone. The officer
listened to the phone messages and heard the caller appear
to use scare tactics to get Stout to wire the money to New
Jersey. The caller said that if she did not wire the money,
both state and federal warrants would be issued for her arrest.
According to the report, the caller refuses to send certified
copies of the check through the mail. Stout said she has looked
on the Internet and has called the Better Business Bureau
and neither have a listing for the National Check Center.
Stout said Roadrunner market also advised that the store where
she allegedly wrote the check does not exist and that Telecheck
takes care of their bad checks.
* Betty Curde, 406 4th Ave., Watauga, reported
Friday to CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley that she went to burn some
leaves at the rear of her property and found a handgun in
* Sgt. Tim Lowe responded Sunday to a fire on
Ellison Road. Neighbors advised the house, which was engulfed
in flames when the officer arrived, was unoccupied and had
no electric power to it. The investigation is continuing.
A mobile home located at 110 Ellison Road sustained heat damage
during the blaze.
* CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson was on routine patrol
Saturday in Roan Mountain when he noticed a 1983 Chevrolet
reported stolen the previous day in Johnson County. After
running the tag number, it was determined that the vehicle
was the one stolen. It was towed by Fish Springs Wrecker Service.
* CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson responded Saturday
to Teaberry Road in Roan Mountain regarding a vehicle off
the embankment with no driver present and the tags removed.
The officer identified the vehicle as being owned by Harry
W. Jarrett, 250 Jess Jarrett Road, Roan Mountain. The officer
previously had worked an accident involving the same vehicle.
The 1979 Ford F14 was towed by Freeman's Wrecker Service and
a hold placed on it.