April 16, 2002
* Jerry Mark Cochran, 30, 3229 Gap Creek Road,
Hampton, was arrested Sunday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Al Meehan after the officer stopped a vehicle on Tiger
Creek Road for excessive speed and learned there was a warrant
on file for Cochran. He was charged with failure to appear
on assault and vandalism.
* Jackie Wayne Kitts, 53, 850 Grayson Road, Wytheville,
Va., was arrested Saturday by Roan Mountain State Park Ranger
Patrick Gagan, after the officer was notified that a guest
in Cabin #4 had telephoned 911 twice during the evening to
complain about a prowler near his cabin the previous night.
Accompanied by Dale Miller, night watchman, Gagan went to
Cabin 4 to offer assistance. As officers approached, they
heard loud, disruptive music and saw Kitts standing on the
porch ranting in a loud and uncontrolled manner. Gagan identified
himself as a police officer and asked how he could help. Kitts
refused to answer questions and would not talk to the officer,
saying he wanted to talk to the park superintendent or the
governor. He grew more agitated and belligerent and as officers
started to leave, he continued to shout in a loud manner.
He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
* Melinda Joy Roll, 31, 613 Clark Drive, Elwood,
Ga., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy David Ryan after
officers were dispatched to 2120 Gap Creek Road, regarding
a female who had entered the residence and would not leave.
Roll appeared intoxicated and could not get up off the couch
without help. She told officers she needed a ride to Hampton
and had no place to stay and no means of travel. She was charged
with public intoxication.
* Billy Lee Humphreys, 18, 2013 Sunflower, Johnson
City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck on an
attachment pro corpus.
* Miles V. Tolley, 63, 118 Dugger St., Hampton,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett after the
officer responded to an automobile accident at the intersection
of Church Street and U.S. Highway 19E in Hampton. Tolley was
charged with second-offense DUI and violation of open container.
* Julie Vines, 32, 124 Sheets Road, Hampton,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck and charged with
violation of probation.
* Mitchell Charles Campbell, 31, 126 Page Ave.,
Johnson City, and Gary L. Mathes, 44, 120 Page Ave., were
arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland and Deputy Brad
Hamm after officers responded to 120 Page Ave., regarding
a neighbor dispute. According to the report, Mathes kicked
Campbell several times, after which Campbell pulled a knife
and cut Mathes in the side. According to witnesses, Mathes
stated that he was returning to his residence to get a gun
and kill everyone. Both Mathes and Campbell displayed injuries.
Both were charged with aggravated assault.
* Daniel Lee Hulshof, 27, 104 Betsy Kay Road,
was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave following a
traffic stop. Hulshof was charged with third-offense driving
on revoked license and violation of financial responsibility
law. He also was served a capias charging him with failure
to appear with costs on worthless checks.
* Charles Edward Campbell, 58, 336 McKeehan Ridge
Road, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm after the
officer was called to assist Carter County Rescue Squad on
a medical call. According to the report, Campbell had fallen
and had a laceration to his head but would not cooperate with
the squad. When the officer arrived, he located Campbell in
the yard of his brother's residence across the road from his
residence. Campbell was very belligerent toward officers and
squad members. It was found that Campbell's brother had just
been to the sheriff's department to take out an order of protection
against Campbell. When his brother came out to see what was
going on, Campbell started to get to his feet and go after
his brother. He was restrained by the officer and taken to
the ground. He refused treatment by the squad and was taken
into custody, charged with public intoxication and disorderly
* William Herbert Repass, 46, 375 Stout Hollow
Road, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson on a
capias charging him with failure to appear on a charge of
burning without a permit.
* Shannon Frontz, 19, 409 Highland Drive, Johnson
City; Crystal West, 19, 409 Highland Drive, Johnson City;
Brandon H. Hyder, 18, 610 Drake Road, Piney Flats, and a juvenile
female were arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Jack Ramsey after officers responded to 104 Osborne Private
Drive regarding a complaint of loud music. According to the
report, there were 10 people in the apartment when officers
arrived, several of whom ran into the bedroom. There also
was a strong odor of marijuana as well as two 12 packs of
beer and several full and partially full quart bottles of
beer in plain view. All persons in the bedroom were ordered
to return to the living room. Ptl. Ramsey noted that the last
person he had seen enter the bedroom upon his arrival did
not come out. The officer found Hyder hiding in a closet behind
some clothes with an open quart bottle of beer on the floor
next to where he was hiding. He was charged with underage
consumption of alcohol and resisting stop, frisk and halt.
Frontz was charged with criminal impersonation, two counts
of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and underage
consumption of alcohol. West and the female juvenile were
charged with possession of Schedule VI. The juvenile also
was charged with underage consumption of alcohol. Another
female juvenile suspected of using marijuana was taken to
CCSD and turned over to her father.
* Carl Edward Parks, 30, 103 Forest Hills Drive,
Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney
after the officer responded to East K Street regarding a male
lying on the ground next to the road. Parks was charged with
* Terry L. Estep, 18, Jacks Avenue, was arrested
Saturday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott following a traffic stop.
Estep was charged with DWI, driving on suspended license and
possession of Schedule VI.
* Jorge Flores, 20, 302 S. Sycamore St., and
Juan Jose Ramirez, 22, 153 Roan St., Johnson City, were arrested
Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. Flores
was charged with underage consumption of alcohol. Ramirez
was charged with purchase of alcohol for a minor.
* Willie Moffitt, 44, 430 Beasley St., and Thurman
C. Lewis, 56, same address, were arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl.
Richard Haney after the officer observed two male subjects
running across the road from Salvage Merchandise, 411 Doe
Ave., carrying two white plastic lawn chairs. Both men stopped
when they saw the officer. When Ptl. Haney existed his vehicle,
both men dropped the chairs and took off running. The officer
yelled, "Stop, police!," but both men continued running with
the officer in pursuit. Moffitt was apprehended after a brief
pursuit and Lewis was taken into custody a short time later
at his residence. He told the officer he had been in bed for
more than an hour, however, according to the report, he still
had indentations in his nose from wearing his glasses and
his sneakers were wet, with wet grass on them, from crossing
a small field. Moffitt said Lewis talked him into stealing
the chairs. Both men were charged with theft under $500 and
* CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian was dispatched Thursday
to Patton Simmons Cemetery off Toll Branch Road regarding
a truck which had been parked there for several days. The
officer located a gray Chevrolet pickup with Unicoi tags,
that was unattended. The bed of the truck was full of garbage
and the gas lid was open to the port, with a portion of burned
material lying on the ground below it. The side of the truck
under the gas port also was burned. According to the report,
it was obvious that someone had attempted to burn the truck
but was unsuccessful. After running a check on the tag, it
was found that the truck had been reported stolen from Unicoi.
The investigation is continuing.
* Greg Kelly, 36, 1400 Forest Drive, Chipley,
Fla., reported Saturday to CCSD Deputy Johnny Miller that
he was traveling through the Roan Mountain area on his bicycle
and had stopped by the side of the road to make coffee when
two subjects in a faded red Honda with black bumpers, pulled
up and took his backpack, then headed toward Elizabethton.
Kelly advised the backpack contained bank papers, his birth
certificate and other items.