May 2, 2002

Arrests

   * 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.
  
Theft


   * 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.
  
Forgery


   * 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.
  
Fraud

   * 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.