May 7, 2002
* Keith Earl Nave, 30, 506 Bishop Hollow Road,
was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Al Meehan at Carden's Bluff Campground and taken into
custody on a warrant charging him with theft over $1,000.
* Joseph Thomas Carey, 20, 1479 Milligan Highway,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Al Meehan at Carden's
Bluff Campground on a capias charging him with failure to
appear on DUI and driving on suspended license.
* Jason Bradford Humphrey, 18, 701 W. Poplar
St., Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police
Department Ptl. Jason McCall following a traffic stop. Humphrey
appeared intoxicated and was evasive in answering questions
regarding whether there were any narcotics in the vehicle.
While conducting a field sobriety test, the officer observed
a bulge in Humphrey's front shirt pocket. Humphrey told the
officer it was a bag of money. Upon further investigation,
the officer found a bag containing about an ounce of marijuana.
Humphrey was charged with possession of Schedule VI for resale.
* Kenneth M. Yontz, 4115 Sanford Drive, Johnson
City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters and
charged with public intoxication.
* Troy Clawson, no address listed, was arrested
Saturday by Newland Police Department Chief Mike Estep after
he was apprehended by CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson at 173 Buck
Creek Road, Roan Mountain. According to the report, Deputy
Johnson was asked to assist Newland Police Department which
was in pursuit of a 1984 Chevrolet Blazer and would not yield
to their attempt to stop. The pursuit began in Newland, traveling
North on U.S. Highway 19E into Tennessee, ending on Hardin
Jones Cemetery Road where Clawson ran through a cable gate
causing extensive damage to the front end of the vehicle.
The Blazer traveled about 1.5 miles up an unimproved road
where Clawson abandoned the vehicle. Agent Terry Smith of
the U.S. Forestry Service located the vehicle and Deputy Johnson
found a fresh track in the wet dirt of a Western-style boot.
The prints led to a field above the area where Clawson once
resided. While conducting an interview at the residence, Clawson
came from a nearby bush area and entered the residence. The
shoes worn by Clawson matched the print found leaving the
vehicle. Clawson was detained by Deputy Johnson until Chief
Estep arrived. While detaining Clawson, the officer found
an open-blade knife in Clawson's back pocket.
* Kevin Lynn Hoilman, 19, 604 Mount Wesley, Telford,
was issued a summons Saturday by Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry following
a traffic stop. Hoilman was cited for no driver's license.
* EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh responded Monday to
2140 W. G St., Lot 18, regarding property damage. The officer
observed a large maple tree which had fallen and struck the
rear of a mobile home belonging to Clara E. Scalf, 68, and
the home's power pole, causing it to snap in two. The impact
also snapped a power pole at Lot 19 and knocked out power
at Lot 20. A utility pole at Lot 18 also was damaged by the
falling tree. No injuries were reported.
* A postal employee reported Friday to EPD Ptl.
Jennifer Mayberry that sometime between May 2-4, someone ran
over a yellow caution pole in the parking lot of the U.S.
Post Office in Watauga. Upon investigation, the officer determined
that the pole had been struck by a vehicle driving the wrong
way through the parking lot. Tracks indicated the vehicle
probably was a tractor-trailer. Damage was estimated at $300.
* Christi Lee Ingram, 28, 1132 Broad St., reported
Saturday to EPD Capt. Rusty Verran that she observed a white
Lincoln Continental run off the roadway on Broad Street Extension
near the 1133 residence and strike some shrubbery before returning
to the roadway. The vehicle damaged grass, shrubbery and a
fence pole at the home of Deborah Williams, 1133 Broad St.
Extension, and also damaged grass at the residence of Blaine
Hartley, 1129 Broad St. Extension. Ingram said the Continental
left the scene with shrubbery protruding from the rear of
* Rondal C. Hodge, 56, 111 Holly Springs Road,
reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm that while traveling
north on Woodland Heights Road, he was run off the roadway
by a gray Ford Escort traveling at a high rate of speed. Hodge
ran off the roadway and struck a culvert, coming to rest in
a ditch. When Hodge got out of the Chevrolet Cavalier, the
vehicle kicked out of gear and rolled backward into a wooden
fence owned by Michael and Vicky Manuel, 116 Woodland Heights
Road. Damage was estimated at more than $400.
* Jared Pack, 25, 304 Rockhouse Road, Johnson
City, reported Friday to CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett that a silver
Dodge power wagon hit his landlord's fence, then continued
into his yard, knocking down a tree and damaging the lawn.
* Sandy Campbell, manager of Stateline Laundromat,
918 Stateline Road, reported Saturday to EPD Ptl. Jason McCall
that someone had attempted to break into a dryer coin box.
According to the report, it appeared that someone had tried
to pry open the box.
* Sherry Tester, 32, 123 Rosenbaum Private Drive,
reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett that some male
subjects came to her home looking for another male subject
and broke open the door. When Tester told them the subject
did not live there, the three went outside and broke the windshield
out of Tester's 1989 Pontiac. The three males also broke the
windows out of another vehicle parked next door.
* Greg Marlow, 33, 106 Marlow Lane, Hampton,
reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Eric Buck that someone had
run through his yard, tearing down six iron rods and damaging
the yard. Marlow advised that witnesses had seen a black Peterbilt
tractor-trailer come through the yard. According to physical
evidence, the truck did not even turn on the road when turning
into Marlow Lane. Both tire tracks were going through Marlow's
* David Keith Holtsclaw, 43, of River Gardens
Nursery, 2041 W. Elk Ave., reported Friday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer
Mayberry that while doing inventory, he discovered two small
Crimson Queen trees, each valued at $90, were missing, along
with a large Crimson Queen tree valued at $150.
* Elisha Garland, owner of Dynasty Rent-a-Gown
& Tux, 433 E. Elk Ave., reported Saturday to EPD Ptl.
Shannon Peters that when he entered the building Saturday
morning, he found the back door open and the padlock gone.
Nothing was found missing at the time of the report.
* James O. Burkett, 37, 236 S. Hills Drive, reported
Saturday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone had entered
his vehicle, which was parked along the south side of his
residence, and removed a black CD case with assorted CDs valued
at $600. A stack of loose change and assorted CDs were removed
from the glove box along with keys and a metal can containing
$32 in change.