April 5, 2002

Arrests


   * Timothy Doyle Pippin, 29, 113 Rainbow Dr., was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Lt. Mike Fraley on a capias charging him with failure to appear on assault under domestic violence and DWI.
   * Meska S. Lane, 423 E. H St., was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson and charged with going armed and possession of Schedule II narcotics. She also was served a capias charging her with failure to appear.
   * Deborah D. Dancer, 35, 330 Moore St., Bristol, Va., was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson and charged with public intoxication.
   * Brandy L. Ward, 22, 160 Sara Anne Dr., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley on a capias charging her with failure to appear in Criminal Court and failure to appear on sale of Schedule VI. She also was served a warrant from Sullivan County charging her with violation of probation. A hold was placed on her for Sullivan County.
   * Deborah H. Campbell, 42, 104 Hyder St., was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Donald White and charged with violation of probation.
   * Eric C. Young, 24, 262 Price Rd., was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm and charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence and assault under domestic violence.
   * Bronson Keith Sutton, 27, 1308 Charity Hill Rd., was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer responded to Wal-Mart regarding a shoplifter. Sutton was issued a summons for theft and was taken into custody after it was found that he was wanted by Cherokee County Sheriff's Department in Georgia. A hold was placed on Sutton, who is to be extradited to Georgia.
   * Edward L. Garland, 24, 1298 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Wednesday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey and charged with criminal trespassing. He also was served a capias charging him with failure to appear on assault and theft under $500.
   * Karen Sells, 28, 807 Lacy St., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau after they responded to Walgreens, 1430 S. Roan St., regarding a person attempting to obtain narcotics by fraud. Sells fled the scene upon officers' arrival but was later apprehended. Sells was charged with attempting to obtain narcotics by fraud.
   * Carrol Knight, 29, 812 Magnolia Ext., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence and possession of stolen property. The arrest stems from a 911 call in which the victim stated that Knight assaulted a subject, pulled a pistol and pointed it at the victim. A weapons trace showed the pistol to be stolen. Knight was arrested at her home.
   * Rick E. Street, 33, 487 Hughes Gap Rd., Roan Mountain, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Johnson. Street was charged with public intoxication.
   * Randy D. Barnette, 33, Rt. 2, Hughes Gap Rd., Roan Mountain, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Johnson. Barnette was charged with public intoxication.
   * Michael J. Woodby, 29, 147 Mill Pond Rd., was arrested Thursday by Constable Sgt. Bobby Canter on a capias charging him with failure to appear on charges of following too close with contact, possession of a damaged license, driving on suspended, and violation of registration.
   * Johnny Berry, 35, 155 Rainbolt Circle, was arrested Thursday by Constable Sgt. Bobby Canter on three counts sale of Schedule VI and sale of Schedule III.
   * Rufus King III, 42, 1459 Powder Branch Rd., was arrested Thursday by Constable Sgt. Bobby Canter and charged with third-offense DUI, fifth-offense driving on revoked license, and violation of implied consent.
   * Douglas L. Barnes, 38, 1346 Milligan Hwy., Apt. 3, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan on two warrants charging him with assault under domestic violence, and violation of probation. Barnes was found hiding in a closet.
   * Katherine D. Pierce, 58, homeless, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson and charged with public intoxication.
   * Elizabeth Ann Ball, 40, 1459 Powder Branch Rd., was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson and charged with public intoxication.
  
Burglary

   * Tony Nunley of Nunley's Furniture, 215 Elk Ave., reported Friday to Elizabethton Police Department Deputy Chief Larry Shell that someone had broken into the business between 3:15 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Ptl. Jerry Bradley responded. Forced entry was gained through a passage door located on the south side of the building. Upon entry, perpetrators removed more than $17,000 in furniture, appliances and electronics through a garage door located on the north side of the building. The report was delayed pending inventory of missing items.
  
Vandalism

   * Lynice Ann Ritchie, 49, 1543 Hwy. 91, reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey that she had parked her car on the street in front of the Adult High School, 416 S. Sycamore, and had gone inside. When she returned, she found that someone had made approximately 20 4-6 inch vertical scratches on the driver's side front and rear door of her Cadillac. The scratches were made with a sharp object, according to Ptl. Ramsey.
  
Armed robbery

   Officers of the Johnson City Bureau of Police responded to La Mexicana, 709 S. Roan St., in reference to an armed robbery late Friday afternoon. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a Hispanic male entered the store with a rifle and demanded all the money from the employee. After being given the money, the suspect fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect is described as approximately 20 years old, about 5'7" tall, with a slim build. He was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark shirt, a dark wave cap, and a pair of sunglasses. He is said to have a large scar extending from his left temple to the left side of his chin. Anyone having information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 434-6166 or Crimestoppers at 434-6158.