March 24, 2002

Drug arrests

   Four people have been arrested on warrants taken by members of First Judicial District Drug Task Force:
   * Christina Ann Pickens, 23, 208-1/2 Allen Ave., was arrested Friday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Mike Commons on a warrant from DTF charging her with Sale of Schedule I and conspiracy to sell Schedule I. She was transported to Carter County Jail by Capt. Rusty Verran, of Elizabethton Police Department, which also was assisting DTF.
   * Jason Ford Chambers, 25, 208-1/2 Allen Ave., Christopher Todd Miller, 24, 127 Hyder Road; and Timothy E. Tyson Jr., 543 Fitch Drive, Mebane, N.C., were arrested Thursday by Constable Sgt. Bobby Canter on warrants from DTF. Chambers was charged with possession of Schedule I, II, IV, and VI. Miller was charged with possession of Schedule I (heroin), conspiracy to sell Schedule I, possession of Schedule III, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tyson was charged with possession of Schedule I, possession of Schedule III, and possession of Schedule VI after DTF agents and CCSD officers served a search warrant at 2371 Old Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City. Agents found five Ecstasy pills, two Loritab, and about 17.6 grams of marijuana. Tyson claimed ownership of all items found.
   Several people also were arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department officers who were assisting DTF agents in serving warrants:
   * Ernest W. Johns III, 22, 1906 Stateline Road, was arrested by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh at 208-1/2 Allen Ave. He was charged with sale of Schedule I, conspiracy to distribute Schedule I, possession of Schedule I, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johns also was served a warrant charging him with failure to appear on driving on suspended license.
   * Darrell Manuel, 21, 204 W. Chilhowie, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh on warrants from DTF charging Manuel with three counts sale of Schedule II. Manuel was taken into custody at Lynnridge B-2, Apt. 122.
   * Felicia A. Perkins, 26, Lynnridge B-2, Apt. 122, was arrested Friday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley on three counts sale of Schedule II (crack cocaine). Perkins' parents were called to take custody of her 3-year-old son.
  
Arrests

   * Christopher Dean Heaton, 34, 67 Kelly Drive, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington after Robert Heaton reported that he had noticed money missing from the bank account of his 90-year-old mother, for whom he has power of attorney. At the bank, Robert Heaton found three checks written to his nephew, Christopher Heaton. Investigator Covington spoke with the nephew on Thursday and he admitted taking three checks without his grandmother's consent, filling the checks out to himself, forging his grandmother's name on the checks and cashing them. He was charged with three counts of forgery.
   * Angela Nichole Dover, 22, 192 Rosewood Circle, was arrested Thursday by Constable Sgt. Bobby Canter on a warrant taken out by CCSD Investigator Chris Pierce charging her with illegal possession or fraudulent use of a credit/debit card.
   * Deborah Ann Greenwell, 36, 1538 Hwy. 91, was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh after the officer assisted DTF agents at West Town Square Shopping Center. Greenwell was arrested on a capias charging her with failure to appear on fines and costs on charges of public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Jeffery Frank Green, 38, 635 Long Hollow Road, was arrested Friday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley after the officer met with Investigator Chris Pierce of CCSD at Amigo's Restaurant to assist deputies with an arrest. Green was taken into custody without incident and charged with violation of probation.
   * Jennifer M. Cruz, 25, 122 Wedgewood Circle, was issued a summons Friday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry. Mayberry observed two dogs running at large on Wedgewood Circle on Wednesday and notified the owners to keep the dogs up. On Thursday, the officer observed one of the dogs, a male boxer, running through the yard at 115 Wedgewood Circle and issued Cruz a citation.
   * Raymond Keith Anderson, 22, 910-1/2 Cedar Ave., was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley at 103 Fourth Ave., in Watauga. Anderson was charged with violation of probation, sale of Schedule II, and failure to appear on burglary and theft charges.
  
Vandalism


   * Mike S. Wallace, 45, 300 Watauga Ave., reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that sometime between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, someone sliced eight tires on two vehicles -- a 1995 Ford Mustang and a 1983 Chevy S-10. Both vehicles were parked in the victim's backyard at the time. Total damage was estimated at $700.

Jail ceremony


   * Sullivan County Sheriff's Office will dedicate its new jail and administrative offices in a ceremony to be held noon-4 p.m. April 6. The public is invited.