* Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jim
Whaley, assisted by Jack Hoss, will be conducting a concealed
carry permit class at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Watauga City Hall.
Participants should bring a pistol and 50 rounds of ammunition.
Fee for the class is $50. Persons who do not have a concealed
carry permit and who are caught carrying a weapon in their
vehicle can be charged with carrying a weapon for the purpose
of going armed. If the weapon is found hidden from plain view,
the owner could be charged with carrying a concealed weapon
for the purpose of going armed, Whaley said.
* Jason Blackwell, 221, 830 Deerfield Lane, Hampton,
was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Sgt. Keith Range on a capias charging him with failure to
appear on illegal transport of big game, failure to tag big
game and hunting on a revoked license.
* Lewis Dwain King, 19, 4144 Hwy. 23, Flag Pond,
was arrested Tuesday at Carter County Jail by Constable Sgt.
Bobby Canter on a warrant charging him with evading arrest.
* William Bruce Arrowood, 22, 886 Dry Creek Road,
Jonesborough, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff
on a capias charging him with failure to appear on a burglary
* Timothy Lynn Wilson, 25, 123 Reeser Road, Johnson
City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy on an attachment
pro corpus out of Juvenile Court.
* Sandra S. Grindstaff, 22, 123 Noah Taylor Road,
was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave on an attachment
pro corpus from Juvenile Court for failure to pay court costs.
* Thomas Wetzel, 62, 315 W. Elk Ave., was arrested
Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Roger Crowe
and charged with driving on revoked license, violation of
registration and violation of financial responsibility.
* Harry James Reed Jr., 25, 135 Dosser Lane,
Johnson City, was arrested Monday by EPD Capt. Art Smithdeal
following a traffic stop. Reed was charged with second-offense
DUI, second-offense driving on suspended license and violation
of financial responsibility. Capt. Smithdeal also found 15
gray capsules of unknown type inside Reed's vehicle. They
were sent to the TBI Crime Laboratory for analysis. Additional
charges are possible.
* Bobby Grubbs, 58, of Armstrong Construction,
151 Shelby St., Kingsport, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer
Mayberry that sometime between Friday and Monday someone took
down sections of fence at a construction site at Happy Valley
Elementary and pried open the door to the construction trailer.
Missing were a laser level and tripod valued at $4,500, a
Weild level valued at $2,500, and a Nokia cell phone valued
at $150. Damage to the door was estimated at $400. The front
door had been pried, however, the padlock was still intact.
* Della E. Yon, 24, 412 Lee Ave., reported Monday
to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone forged her signature
to her U.S. tax return. Yon said she discovered the forgery
about three weeks ago and had reported it to the IRS, as well
as H&R Block, which prepared the return.
* Kenneth Williams, no address listed, reported
Monday to EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe that on March 11, an unknown
female went to Citizens Bank's Williamsburg Branch on Bemberg
Road, and had the teller fill out a charge ticket for $350
on the account of Flossie R. Williams, 96, of Elizabethton.
The female told tellers she was paying some bills for Mrs.
Williams and they gave the female the cash. On March 14, the
same female returned to the bank and had two charge tickets
made out, one for $850 and another for $950. Mrs. Williams
signed an affidavit of forgery stating she did not authorize
anyone to withdraw funds from her account, nor did she receive
any money from the withdrawals.
* Robert Heaton, Crossbow Lane, Johnson City,
reported Monday to CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington that
he has power of attorney for his 90-year-old mother, and has
noticed money missing from her bank account. Upon examination
of his mother's account, Heaton found three checks written
for amounts ranging from $250 to more than $380.