May 15, 2002
* Daniel L. Queen, 28, 211 Wilson Ave., Johnson
City, was arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Jack Ramsey following a traffic stop. Queen was charged
with speeding and driving on suspended license.
* Benjamin Lee Clawson, 24, Clawson Hollow Road,
Roan Mountain, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's
Department Deputy Brad Hamm after the officer was dispatched
to 102 Kinsey Garden Road regarding a theft of a brush mower
that had just occurred. The complainant told the officer that
a gray vehicle, possibly a Maverick, had left the scene, traveling
in the direction of Clawson Hollow on Buck Mountain Road.
After clearing the scene, the officer passed a gray Mercury
Comet traveling toward Walnut Mountain Road and turned on
the vehicle since it closely resembled a Maverick. The officer
activated his cruiser's emergency equipment, lost sight of
the vehicle momentarily, then observed it traveling at a high
rate of speed on a gravel road toward Issacs Cemetery. When
the officer reached the cemetery, he located the vehicle,
however, the occupants had fled on foot. The tag displayed
on the '70s-model Comet came back to a 1990 Ford. While at
the cemetery, the complainant arrived at the officer's location
and advised him that his son had just picked up a subject
walking up the road from the officer's location and that he
could identify the driver of the Comet, which had the mower
in back of it. Deputy Brad Johnson took Clawson into custody.
He was charged with evading arrest, theft over $500, violation
of registration, and no driver's license.
* Terry Scott Hodge, 21, 137 Gunsmoke Hollow
Road, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland on
a warrant charging him with theft over $10,000.
* David Ray Lafollette Jr., 22, 152 Grandview
Road, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Investigator
Chris Pierce on warrants charging him with vandalism over
$1,000 and aggravated assault.
* A petition charging a 15-year-old Unaka High
School student with assault was filed Thursday by CCSD Deputy
Loretta Cloyd after the student struck a 14-year-old student
in the face with her fist. The victim had redness and swelling
to her face and red marks on her stomach, which also occurred
during the altercation.
* Bill Jenkins, owner of BJ Pawn Shop in Hampton,
reported Monday to CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy that sometime during
the night someone tried to break into his business by prying
open the door. Entry was not made but the door lock sustained
heavy damage and the hasp was bent. Jenkins said this was
the third time someone had tried to break in, without success.
The report was turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division.
* Buford Frazier of Frazier's Auto Sales, 4250
Hwy. 19E, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Michael Carlock that
sometime over the weekend someone entered a 1991 Ford Explorer
and removed a Pioneer CD player from the dash of the vehicle.
Frazier said he noticed the CD player missing when he was
showing it to a prospective buyer.
* Phillip Garland, 34, 151 Ridgeland Drive, Johnson
City, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that sometime
between April 21-26 someone took several tools from his outbuilding.
The tools were valued at approximately $830.
* Chris Hamaker, 28, 1305 Burgie St., reported
Monday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that someone had given his
name and date of birth when they were stopped for a traffic
violation. According to Hamaker, he was in Missouri at the
time the citations were issued.