April 8, 2002

Arrests


   * Rick E. Street, 33, 487 Hughes Gap Road, 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 Road, 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 Road, 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 Road, 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, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson and charged with public intoxication.
   * Elizabeth Ann Ball, 40, 1459 Powder Branch Road, 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.
  
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.
  
Theft

   * Georgia Smith, 88, 2350 Elizabethton Hwy., reported Thursday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeff Markland that sometime Monday someone removed $240, a $300 herringbone necklace and a $100 loop bracelet and necklace from her residence.
   * Jeanette Blevins, 104 Nave St., Hampton, reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that someone took approximately $600 from her purse while it was inside her residence.
   * Matney Dan Simerly, 37, 259 Chambers Drive, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Janice Mitchell that his golf clubs and bag had been taken from his garage. Simerly said the Ping Green Dots were very old and no longer manufactured.
  
Summons

   * Regina Tolley, 30, 75 Zack Whitson Lane, Erwin, was issued a citation Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Matt Bailey after the officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart. Loss prevention personnel told the officer they had caught Tolley attempting to shoplift a charm. She was issued a citation for theft under $500.
  
Harassment


   * Brandy Oaks, 20, 1957 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that every day for the last two weeks she had been receiving phone calls from a company claiming to be from New Jersey and that they were attempting to get her to give them her credit card expiration date. She said she called the number they gave her and it belonged to a body shop in another state.
  
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.
   * Shannon Carpenter, 23, 1298 Bluefield Ave., reported Thursday to EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey that it appeared someone may have attempted to take the wheels off her vehicle. Carpenter said when she went out to pick up her child around 2:10 p.m., she noticed the passenger side front wheel and driver's side rear wheel had been scratched and bent.
   * Shelby Ann Kiser, 18, 111 Joe Wilson Road, reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Richard Haney that someone had poured sugar into the gas tank of her vehicle. There were also several eggs thrown on her car.
   * James Williams, 36, 125 Forest Private Drive, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Janice Mitchell that someone had removed a block from in front of the front wheel of his 1984 truck and the vehicle had been rolled or pushed over an embankment in his driveway. The vehicle traveled down a hill across another driveway and struck a tree, where it came to rest. The vehicle sustained major damage.
  
Reckless driving

   * CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian was dispatched Wednesday evening to Roan Mountain regarding a red Camaro driving recklessly in the area. Several people stopped the officer and advised the Camaro had tried to run them off the road. The vehicle reportedly was occupied by two males: one in his teens and another in his late 30's to early 40's. The vehicle was located sitting in the roadway of Buck Mountain Road, facing the opposite direction the officer was traveling. The vehicle took off before the officer was able to get turned around and catch up to it. Deputy Julian then radioed his traffic to other officers. Constable Murial Holtsclaw told the officer he got behind the vehicle on Hampton Creek and that it turned onto a private dirt driveway that came to a dead end. Deputy Julian went to Holtsclaw's location, where they also were met by Constable Leonard Johnson. The three officers then drove up the driveway and found the vehicle with the doors open and keys in the ignition. Attempts to locate the driver and passenger were unsuccessful. The vehicle was towed to Carter County Sheriff's Department.