May 2, 2002
* Gary Lynn Dugger, 45, 813 Hemlock St., was
arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy
Jeff Markland on a warrant charging him with aggravated assault
and aggravated burglary. The charges stem from an incident
at a residence on Fitzsimmons Hill Road.
* Steve Garland, 32, 3035 Siam Road, was arrested
Tuesday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range on two capiases charging
him with failure to appear.
* Johnny Ray Odom, 31, 167 Edgewater Drive, and
Keith Alexander Franklin, 37, 335 Jenkins Hollow Road, were
arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm following a hit-and-run
accident on Edgewater Road. The victim told Deputy Hamm that
she was traveling on Edgewater when her vehicle was struck
by a green Pontiac 6000. The victim said the driver of the
Pontiac stopped, saw that she had been forced into a ditch
and then sped away. While inspecting damage to the victim's
vehicle, the Pontiac returned and made an erratic turn into
the driveway of a residence on Edgewater Road. The officer
walked through the yard and addressed the driver, who first
ignored him. After addressing Odom several more times, Odom
finally acknowledged the officer. Odom had a strong odor of
alcohol about him and told the officer he had consumed a six-pack
of beer and had taken the vehicle without the owner's permission.
Odom was charged with second-offense DUI, driving on revoked
license and leaving the scene of an accident with property
damage. Franklin, a passenger in the vehicle, also had an
odor of alcohol about him and was barely able to stand without
assistance, according to the report. He was charged with public
intoxication. Odom was given an Intoximeter test at Carter
County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .25 percent,
or two and a half times the legal limit for intoxication.
* A 13-year-old and a 14-year-old female were
issued summons Tuesday after Elizabethton Police Department
officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart. The two girls were charged
with shoplifting and released to their grandmothers.
* Bell Culbert, 79, 605 N. Roan St., reported
Tuesday to EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley that while she was residing
in a local nursing home, someone stole a piggy bank containing
$30 in dimes from her home.
* Gary L. Dugger, 813 Hemlock St., reported Tuesday
to EPD that someone had called his doctor in Richmond, Va.,
and requested that a prescription for Loritab be called in
to the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Elizabethton. Dugger said
the party then picked up the prescription and sold them to
a third party.
* Kathie Y. Lewis, 42, 102 Four Oaks Road, reported
Tuesday to EPD that one of her checks had been stolen on April
18 while she was in Wal-Mart in Johnson City. The check later
was written at Wal-Mart in Elizabethton for $150.
* James A. Kyte, 113 Woodbriar Drive, Johnson
City, reported Tuesday to EPD that he had purchased Magic
Lube from the owner, who had signed a legal document stating
that the business had no encumbrances. Kyte said, however,
that he had received a letter from the state of Tennessee
stating that the business owed the state approximately $180,000
in back taxes.