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 investigate.