May 14, 2002
* Timothy Dean Morgan, 38, 133 Harrison Hollow
Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Sunday by Carter County
Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Hamm after the officer was
dispatched to Stuart Street in Roan Mountain regarding a fight
in progress. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Donald E.
Smith and Samantha Smith, who advised that around 9 p.m.,
Mr. Smith was riding a dirt bike around the Stuart Street
area. Smith said a maroon Chevrolet Beretta driven by Morgan
came up behind him and turned on his bright lights and accelerated
toward him, almost hitting him. Smith said he then sped up
on the dirt bike, trying to get away from Morgan but Morgan
followed, still trying to run over him. Smith said the chase
continued from paved streets to yards in the area and that
when he turned onto Stuart Street, he yelled to Samantha to
get him something, that Morgan was trying to kill him. Mrs.
Smith retrieved a ball bat from a residence and gave it to
her husband, who at that point had laid the dirt bike down
and was fleeing on foot. Smith said Morgan came off the roadway
toward him and his wife at a high rate of speed, at which
time Smith threw the baseball bat, striking the windshield
of Morgan's vehicle. Mrs. Smith is the ex-wife of Morgan and
has a valid order of protection against him. Witnesses in
the area corroborated Smith's story. Morgan left the scene
upon the officer's arrival and was located at his residence
when he called 911 to get a report regarding his windshield
being broken. Morgan, who appeared intoxicated, was taken
into custody and charged with violation of an order of protection,
aggravated assault under domestic violence, and two counts
of felony reckless endangerment under domestic violence.
* Cindy Marie Harris, 24, 265 Mosier Road, Johnson
City, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Reserve Deputy Dave Ryan following a pursuit. According to
the report, the officer attempted to stop a gray Dodge Aries
on Parkway Boulevard, however, the driver of the vehicle fled
when the officer turned on his patrol car's emergency equipment.
The driver of the Dodge ran five stop signs and refused to
yield to verbal commands over the public alert system to stop.
The vehicle fled around Jobe Road and down Garden Drive, turned
into Immanuel Baptist Church and came to a stop. The driver
fled on foot and the owner of the vehicle, Harris, came out
on the driver's side when the officer approached. The officer
noticed a child restraint seat in the back seat which contained
an 11-week-old baby. Harris was charged with aggravated child
endangerment. The investigation is continuing.
* Michael S. Hardin, 21, 456 Lyons Road, Hampton,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range after officers
were dispatched to a disturbance at 104 Nave St., Hampton.
Sgt. Range, who had been to the same area twice before just
prior to the incident, arrived on the scene about 10 seconds
after the call was dispatched. When the officer arrived, he
observed Hardin standing alongside the road and a juvenile
male standing in the roadway. Upon investigation it was found
that Hardin had become irate because some of the residents
had called in complaints regarding Hardin's father, which
was why officers originally had been dispatched to the scene.
According to the report, Hardin cursed and threatened the
juvenile and his father, and threw a beer container at the
juvenile, just barely missing his head. An altercation ensued,
during which the juvenile allegedly threw a punch at Hardin
and broke the glass on the trailer door. Hardin was charged
with disorderly conduct.
* Michael Lee Stansberry II, 20, 125 George Bowers
Road, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland after
the officer responded to a domestic violence call. Michael
Stansberry Sr. told the officer that he and his son had been
involved in an altercation. While at the residence, Stansberry
II became belligerent and combative toward his father and
was charged with disorderly conduct.
* Thomas A. Mellons, 49, 5748 Fort Henry Drive,
Kingsport, was arrested Friday at Carter County Jail by CCSD
Deputy Donald White on a warrant charging him with violation
* Sam Walker, 37, 122 Ed Stout Road, Hampton,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck and charged
with failure to appear on assault on a minor.
* Carroll Ray Brandon II, 19, 4260 Hwy. 19E,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Al Meehan on a warrant
charging him with burglary and theft under $500.
* Jennifer Gail Shell, 30, 317 Bear Branch Road,
Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Donald
White on a warrant charging her with being a fugitive from
justice. Shell was wanted by North Carolina Department of
Corrections on a violation of probation.
* Sam D. Campbell, 50, 117 Colt Lane, Johnson
City, was arrested Friday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Jack Ramsey on a warrant charging him with violation
* Carroll D. Taylor, 58, 200 W. G St., was arrested
Sunday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey following a traffic stop. Taylor
was charged with DUI and violation of implied consent.
* Tommy Ray Brummitt, 31, 1610 Dry Creek Road,
was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic
stop. The officer conducted a warrant check and learned that
Brummitt was wanted on outstanding warrants charging him with
violation of probation, fleeing to avoid apprehension, assault
under domestic violence and an order of protection. He was
taken into custody and his vehicle towed.
* Richard A. Keller, 39, 438 Weatherridge Drive,
Jackson, Tenn., was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey
after the officer responded to Raceway on Broad Street regarding
an intoxicated subject. Keller was charged with public intoxication.
* Mark Allen Oliver, 29, 123 Reeser Road, was
arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney following a traffic
stop. Oliver was charged with habitual motor offender, fifth-offense
driving on revoked license, open container, driving left of
center and possession of drug paraphernalia.