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.