April 3, 2002


   * Terry Lee McCracken, 45, 2660 Anderson, Bristol, Tenn., was arrested Monday by Bristol Tennessee Police officers after they responded to Alpine Mobile Home Park to answer a call regarding a stabbing. When officers arrived, they were approached by Barbara McCracken, who had left Lot #5. McCracken appeared to have sustained multiple stab wounds to her body. She told officers that Terry McCracken had been drinking an excessive amount of wine during the afternoon and also had ingested an unknown amount of pain medication. Terry McCracken exited the bedroom and appeared to be angry, further threatening to cut the head of Mrs. McCracken from her shoulders, according to police. Apparently McCracken had cut Mrs. McCracken in the head and neck area with a butcher knife while she was caring for her 8-month-old granddaughter and struggling with McCracken. She managed to escape from the mobile home, with McCracken retaining the child. He finally released the infant without injury to a neighbor prior to surrender to police. All parties were taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment. Terry McCracken was charged with attempted second-degree murder and felony reckless endangerment and was transported to Sullivan County Jail to await arraignment.
   * Bruce Allen Whitehead, 38, 637 First Ave., Hampton, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Keith Range on a warrant charging him with vandalism under domestic violence.
   * Lenora D. McCracken, 40, 1252 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Monday by CCSD Sgt. Ken Dugger on a warrant taken out by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Joey Proffit charging her with attempted suicide and resisting arrest.
   * Michael G. Mayse, 25, 1761 Gap Creek Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones following a traffic accident. Mayse was charged with third-offense DUI and violation of implied consent.
   * Eddy Mike Hughes, 47, 104 Michael Drive, Lot #68, Hampton, was arrested Monday by Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Agent Dan Bowman after Hughes delivered a check for $7,035 and another for $5,301 to a field representative of Dealer's Finance of Atlanta, Ga. The transactions took place at Hughes High Performance Auto Dealership, 3694 Hwy. 19E. Agent Bowman determined that Hughes, a convicted felon, was wanted in Statesville, N.C., for felony worthless check.