April 26, 2002
* Crystal Chambers, 113 Landfill Road, was arrested
Wednesday by agents of the First Judicial Drug Task Force
on a warrant out of Sessions Court for failure to appear to
serve jail time. She was arrested in Johnson City and transported
to the Carter County Sheriff's Department. She was scheduled
to be arraigned in Sessions Court on Thursday.
* James Roscoe Russell, 385 Whaleytown Road,
was arrested by Deputy Donald White on a capias Wednesday
charging him with failure to appear.
* On April 24 at approximately 4:10 p.m., Deputies
Eric L. Buck and Lt. Harvey Guess were dispatched to Super
Foods Convenience Store in reference to two suspects, possibly
intoxicated, parked behind the store. Upon arrival officers
found Richard James White Jr., 151 Dogwood Lane, Butler, and
Melissa Williams occupying the car. Officers said White appeared
passed out on the passenger's side of the car, and a strong
odor of alcohol was detected. Officers woke White up and asked
him to exit the vehicle, and when he did he had a hard time
keeping his balance and his eyes were bloodshot. Ms. Williams
also had bloodshot eyes and could not perform the sobriety
tests. Both were arrested for public intoxication. After a
search of the vehicle, in which officers found a syringe and
a vile tube between the seats of the vehicle believed to contain
OxyContin, White was charged with possession of Schedule II
drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled
to appear in General Sessions Court May 10.
* Richard Honeycutt, 137 Dan Bowers
Road, reported his vehicle tag -- KWQ-137 -- was missing.
Honeycutt said he discovered the tag was missing around April
19, and could not advise if it was lost or stolen.
* Tony Damon Blair, 201 Dalewood, Lot No. 2,
Johnson City, was charged by Carter County Sheriff's Department
officers with assault/domestic violence when Deputy Jeff Markland
was dispatched to his residence on Wednesday. Crystal Blair
told the officer that she and her husband, Danny Blair, had
been involved in an argument and that he pushed her and she
had fallen on a table and burst her lip. The officer said
Ms. Blair had visible physical signs of assault. Danny Blair
was arrested without incident.
* Officers were dispatched to Carl Smith Road,
Hampton, on Wednesday, where Jerry Blevins told officers his
daughter, Melissa Blevins, had been assaulted by two male
juveniles when she went to a residence up the road from their
house to retrieve a video game that had been taken from the
residence. Ms. Blevins told officers that when she asked for
the game, one of the juveniles held her down on the ground
while the other kicked her in the left side of her body near
her hip. She told officers that a church van pulled up, diverting
the two juveniles' attention, and she was able to get away.
Blevins advised officers he was going to take his daughter
to the emergency room. He was advised by the officers of the
proper paperwork he could take out against the two juveniles.
Investigation into the matter is pending.
* Paul Gouge, principal of Hunter Elementary
School, called officers to the school Tuesday when a knife
was found in one student's shoe. An investigation was made
by the principal when several students in a sixth grade class
gave their teacher a note, informing her that a classmate
had a knife. The student was called to the office and asked
if he had a knife. Gouge said the knife, which had a four
and one-half inch lock blade, was in the student's shoe. The
student told the principal he had brought the knife to school
to show to some of his friends. His parents were called and
a petition was filed by Deputy Loretta Cloyd on the juvenile
for carrying a weapon onto school property.
* A 15-year-old student at the Lift Academy has
been suspended after making threats toward a teacher and another
student at the school according to the Carter County Sheriff's
Department. The threats were verbal and no weapon was involved,
The Lift Academy is the school system's alternative
school for students, who have violated the zero-tolerance
policy. Authorities said the youth was attending the school
after being expelled from Hampton High School for a drug violation.
He has been suspended from the Lift Academy until
the investigation is complete.