May 7, 2002

Arrests

   * 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.

Property damage

   * 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 the vehicle.
   * 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.

Vandalism

   * 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 yard.

Theft

   * 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.

Burglary

   * 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.