April 11, 2002
* 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
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.