March 26, 2002
* Roger R. Markland, 44, 392 Bishop Hollow Road,
was arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl.
Brooke Mullins after officers responded to 1328 Hillside Drive
regarding a man in a camouflage jacket running away from a
wrecked motorcycle lying in the driveway. When officers arrived,
they observed a pickup truck driving away from the area with
a motorcycle in the truck bed, and conducted a traffic stop.
The driver told officers that Markland had come to his house
on foot a few minutes earlier and asked him to help get his
motorcycle. Markland, wearing a camouflage jacket, was asked
to exit the vehicle, at which time he was observed to be under
the influence of alcohol. Markland was taken back to the scene
where he was identified by witnesses as driver of the motorcycle
and was charged with DUI.
* Brad A. Tester, 19, 126 Sunny View Court, Johnson
City, was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins following
a traffic stop. Tester was observed to have an open alcoholic
beverage in the floorboard of his vehicle. After being given
a series of field sobriety tasks to perform, Tester was charged
with driving while impaired and violation of open container.
During inventory of Tester's vehicle, a small bag of what
was believed to be marijuana was found inside the console.
Tester additionally was charged with possession of Schedule
* Manuel Setzer, 41, 167 Taylor Hollow Road,
was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott after the officer
responded to a call regarding an intoxicated person in the
vicinity of J&W Market. Setzer was located at the intersection
of Stateline Road and Tipton Street. He was charged with public
* Asa Ray Ward, 59, no address listed, was arrested
Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after the officer was dispatched
to Sugar Hollow Road regarding a complaint of harassment/threats.
A witness told the officer that Ward's ex-wife was inside
the residence helping nurse her sister, and that Ward had
been driving by the house, which is near the end of a dead-end
road, squealing the tires on his vehicle. Ward told the officer
he went to Sugar Hollow Road intending to "take a little walk
and get some exercise." After checking with Carter County
Sheriff's Department, the officer determined that Ward had
an active order of protection against him. Ptl. Ramsey also
had responded on previous calls of harassment involving the
two. Ward was arrested and charged with violation of an order
* Harold Rose, 38, 164 Milligan Hwy., was arrested
Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey after the officer responded
to a domestic disturbance in progress. When Ptl. Ramsey and
Sgt. Matt Bailey arrived, they heard shouting and cursing
accompanied by footsteps coming from inside the residence.
Sgt. Bailey made entry and saw Rose grasping a female subject
by her pajama shirt and forcing her backward into the bathroom.
Upon seeing the officer, Rose released the woman and acted
as though nothing had been happening, according to the report.
Ptl. Ramsey then entered and Rose was secured for everyone's
safety. He was charged with assault under domestic violence.
* Brian Keith Lockhart, 26, 132 Morgan Branch
Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Monday by Carter County
Sheriff's Department Deputy Laverne Julian regarding a domestic
altercation. The victim told the officer that Lockhart had
come home intoxicated and an argument ensued during which
he took a hammer, went outside and began breaking the windows
out of her vehicle. She said she tried to stop him but he
began to hit her. Lockhart left the scene prior to Deputy
Julian's arrival, but was located a short time later at a
residence on Bluegrass Road. When asked for identification,
he told the officer he had none and gave the officer a false
name. He was charged with criminal impersonation, assault
under domestic violence, and vandalism under domestic violence.
* Kevin Lynn Bradley, 25, 180 Little Stoney Road,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm after the officer
responded to the residence regarding someone cutting the tires
on a vehicle. The victim told the officer that her ex-boyfriend,
Bradley, came to the residence where an argument began, during
which Bradley went outside and slashed all tires on the victim's
1986 Ford Thunderbird. The victim said Bradley previously
had broken all windows out of the vehicle on March 21 following
another argument. Bradley was charged with vandalism under
domestic violence (over $500). A scalpel was found in Bradley's
back pocket during a pat-down search. On the way to Carter
County Jail, Bradley admitted cutting the tires, according
to the report.
* Jody Charles Guy, 21, 1457 Charity Hill Road,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range and Sgt. Patrick
Johnson on a capias out of Criminal Court charging him with
failure to appear on aggravated assault, vandalism and evading
arrest. He also was charged with an attachment for contempt.
* Rachael Jean Stout, 21, 602 Rittertown Road,
Hampton, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Donald White
on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
* Isaac Paul Pinkston, 19, 131 Cedar Grove Road,
Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range
and charged with vandalism under domestic violence.
* Ovia Ivan Shouse, 37, 127 Hopson Road, was
arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson after officers
investigated a complaint of shots fired on Hopson Road. Officers
located Shouse, who appeared intoxicated, beside the roadway.
Shouse told officers he had been shooting his pistol across
the road. The pistol was recovered. Officers then found that
Shouse also had been shooting an SKS, which also was recovered.
At least 13 rounds of 7.62x39 were fired across a county roadway,
in the dark, in a residential neighborhood. Shouse was charged
with public intoxication and felony reckless endangerment.