March 20, 2002

Gun class

   * 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.

Arrests

   * 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 charge.
   * 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.

Burglary

   * 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.

Forgery

   * 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.