May 15, 2002

Arrests

   * 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.

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.

Attempted burglary

   * 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.

Theft

   * 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.

Criminal impersonation

   * 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.