April 2, 2002
* Jonathan Maxwell Powers, 23, 3132 Tiffany Court,
Kingsport, was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer responded to Winn-Dixie
on U.S. Highway 19E regarding a possible shoplifter. Store
employees told the officer a male subject had run out of the
store with a six-pack of beer under his arms. Powers was located
in the parking lot and was taken into custody. The beer was
returned to the store and Powers was charged with public intoxication.
While at Carter County Jail, Powers told officers he had fake
drugs on his person and gave officers seven 1X1-inch plastic
baggies containing a pink powdery substance. Powers said he
sold the substance as "meth" but that it was only incense.
A field drug test showed a positive result for methamphetamine.
Powers additionally was charged with possession of Schedule
II for resale.
* Lisa Williams Estep, 39, 176 Livingston Hollow
Road, was served an arrest warrant Saturday at Carter County
Jail by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw charging her with three counts
of forgery. The warrants stem from the theft and forgery of
16 checks from Kingsport Foundry which were cashed at Food
City, 908 Broad St., in the amount of $6,644.69. Estep is
a former employee of the foundry.
* Patsy Jo James, 31, 107 Cumberland Lane, Dixon
Springs, was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott following
a traffic stop. James was charged with failure to obey a traffic
control device and driving on suspended license.
* Julie Ann Vines, 22, 6941 Bakers Mountain Road,
Hickory, N.C., was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's
Department Deputy Mike Carlock and Deputy Chad Grindstaff
and charged with criminal trespass, possession of Schedule
VI, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Pedro Salas, 31, 301 S. Sycamore St., was arrested
Monday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range and charged with public intoxication.
* Isaias Herrera, 37, 301 S. Sycamore St., was
arrested Monday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range and charged with
DUI, violation of implied consent and no driver's license.
* Gary Wayne Hughes, 29, 271 Cove Creek Road,
Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick
Johnson and charged with DUI.
* Aaron Lee Bush, 18, 809 N. Pine St., was arrested
Friday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range and charged with criminal
trespassing, vandalism, and failure to maintain proof of insurance.
* Terry Berry, 36, 114 Tilson Ave., Hampton,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett on a warrant
charging him with felony reckless endangerment.
* CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm and Sgt. Penny Cornett
were dispatched Sunday to White Oak Road in Butler regarding
an accident involving an ambulance. According to the report,
Ambulance #166 had been dispatched in an attempt to locate
a female involved in a four-wheeler accident. The ambulance,
driven by Lori Hatley, rounded a turn in the roadway and the
edge of the roadway apparently gave way. The ambulance slid
down an embankment and struck a tree, causing damage to the
top, front bumper and passenger side of the vehicle. C&K
Wrecker was able to pull the ambulance back onto the road.
The female and a male, who also was involved in the four-wheeler
accident, were transported to Johnson City Medical Center
by another squad unit.
* Elizabethton Police Department officers were
dispatched around 2:21 a.m. Saturday to the area of 1619 Milligan
Hwy., regarding a possible shooting. When officers arrived,
Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry observed several subjects on the left
side of the roadway waving down officers. The subjects said
a male subject identified as David Wiseman, 165 Hillmont Drive,
Johnson City, apparently shot himself. Ptl. Mayberry and Capt.
Clyde Croy approached the vehicle and observed Wiseman sitting
in the driver's seat with his head leaned back and blood coming
from an area behind his right ear. A silver semi-automatic
pistol was found in his right hand. Ptl. Mayberry found 11
rounds in the magazine of the Lorcin 9mm, and one in the chamber.
Wiseman was transported to Johnson City Medical Center. Officers
then spoke with Angela Kay Vaughn, 33, 206 Academy St., who
told them she and Wiseman had been to a hockey game in Knoxville
and that Wiseman had been drinking since about 4 p.m. She
said she tried to get him to let her drive but he refused,
and that he had pulled a weapon from under the driver's side
seat and was waving it around, telling her she didn't know
what kind of pain he was having and what he was going through.
Vaughn said he then pulled over to the side of the road, put
the gun to the right side of his head and pulled the trigger.
She said she ran across the road to an apartment and had them
call for help. Capt. Mike Peters was called to the scene to