May 14, 2002

Arrests

   * 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 of probation.
   * 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 of probation.
   * 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.