April 11, 2002

Arrests

   * Seamon Cousins, 60, 1695 Linwood Ave., Columbus, Ohio, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Kenny Cornett after the officer received a copy of a warrant out of Columbus charging him with five counts of rape. Cousins was located at 122 Sinking Creek Road and was arrested as a fugitive from justice.
   * Joshua Alvin Trotter, 29, 601 W. G St., was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett and charged with violation of an order of protection.
   * Deborah J. Davis, 37, 1330 Hillside Drive, was arrested Friday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett after the officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Wilbur Dam Road. Davis, driver of the vehicle, told the officer that another vehicle ran her off the road. Davis was arrested and charged with DUI, no driver's license and violation of registration.
   * Ellen Jeanette Gregg, 43, 1330 Hillside Drive, was arrested Friday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy after the officer was called to 167 Edgewater Road to investigate a call of a person needing medical help. When the officer arrived he found Gregg, who appeared intoxicated. When the officer went outside to check warrants on another female at the residence, Gregg ran into the residence and took the other female out a back door to hide near the river. After arresting the other subject, Gregg was advised to go back into the residence. She refused, saying she wanted to go with her friend. The officer charged her with public intoxication and granted her wish.
   * Margaret Campbell, 168 Lincoln Drive, was arrested Friday by CCSD Investigators Audrey Covington and Johnny Blankenship on a warrant from Washington County charging her with two counts of felony worthless checks. She also was served four summons from Carter County on misdemeanor worthless check charges.
   * Terry Lynn Thomason Jr., 26, 1404 Valley View Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm after Sgt. Patrick Johnson was dispatched to 136 Dogtown Road regarding a vehicle which had damaged a lawn and left the scene. Deputy Hamm spotted the vehicle as it turned off Highway 321 onto Dennis Cove Road in Hampton. Hamm caught up with the vehicle as it turned right onto Nave Street and pulled into a driveway. Thomason was charged with DUI and violation of open container law. After refusing to submit to an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, he additionally was charged with violation of implied consent.
   * Joshua Daniel James, 18, 342 Dalewood Drive, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck on an attachment pro corpus.
   * Hattie A. Garland, 27, 160 Whaley Town Road, Butler, was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after she and Capt. Clyde Croy observed a black Ford Escort traveling 61 mph in a 40 mph zone. A traffic stop was conducted at Highway 67 and Golf Course Drive. Garland was charged with driving on suspended license and failure to provide proof of financial responsibility.
   * Heather N. Bowman, 19, 1245 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer responded to Lynnwood Apartments in reference to warrant service. Bowman was arrested on a juvenile attachment for failure to pay fines and costs.
   * Sherwood Cannon Davis, 33, 302 Sycamore St., and Debbie K. Norris, 44, 227 S. Hills Drive, were issued criminal summons Thursday by EPD Investigator Matt Bowers after both admitted to participation in a March 2 auto burglary and theft of items from the vehicle totaling $4,500.
   * Bradley C. Major, 24, 106 Reeser Road, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt after the officer responded to Whisper Creek Apartments regarding an unwanted guest. Major was charged with public intoxication.
   * Daryl Wayne Tisdale, 43, 249 Old Watauga Road, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable after the officer responded to a domestic disturbance at 823 Cambridge Ave. Beulah Williams, 37, same address, told the officer she had been sitting in a chair in the living room when Tisdale struck her in the head with a beer bottle, then fell to the floor, where officers found him. Williams was observed to have an abrasion in the vicinity of her left eyebrow and visible swelling. Tisdale was charged with assault under domestic violence. When told he was under arrest, Tisdale became combative, saying he was going to kill himself, and had to be physically restrained, according to the report. While attempting to search Tisdale, he began banging his head on the officer's cruiser and was subdued with a chemical agent. He additionally was charged with resisting arrest.

Vehicle recovered

   * CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson, while on routine patrol Tuesday on Buck Mountain Road, located a 1995 Dodge Ram which had been reported stolen. Tennessee Highway Patrol Investigator Danny Bowman was called in and the case turned over for further investigation.

Fire

   * CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy responded around 2:37 a.m. Wednesday to 4th Street in Watauga to investigate an alarm and water running from a residence. When the officer arrived, he detected a strong odor of smoke coming from the residence, which was still under construction. Lt. Croy went to the basement and observed heavy smoke, water running out the door, and a smoke alarm going off. Watauga and Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Departments were called to the scene and the fire extinguished. Upon checking the residence, seven spots were found where the fire had been set in different parts of the basement. The owner said he had had some tools stolen and noticed entry had been made in the basement area before. One spot where the fire had been set melted water lines, which flooded the basement and put out one of the fires. Arson is suspected. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Turkey shot

   * CCSD Deputy Dean Jones responded Tuesday to 175 Minton Hollow Road in reference to a turkey being shot. Todd Hale, 37, told the officer that a male in a silver Nissan truck with a dog box in the back stopped at the side of the road and shot his turkey. Hale said the driver then came back to pick up the turkey, saw him, and sped away. Hale said he had had the turkey since it was small.

Vandalism

   * A member of Dashiell Lodge No. 238, 410 Doe Ave., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins that on April 1, somebody vandalized the lodge's recreation bus by throwing paint and wax onto the seats and bus door. The back door to the building also had been painted.