May 26, 2002

Arrests

   * Jamie Michele Cole, 23, 209 Lacy Hollow Rd., was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Matt Bailey after the officer was dispatched to the area of Lynnwood Apartments to be on the look-out for a white female (Cole) driving a Ford Escort. The complainant advised that Cole was on her way to Lynnwood Apartments to kill her ex-fiance and that she had talked earlier in the day about it. Sgt. Bailey located the vehicle driven by Cole and observed a stainless steel kitchen knife with 7-inch blade lying beside the driver's seat. A passenger in the vehicle also said that Cole had talked about killing her ex-fiance earlier in the day. Cole was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.
   * Kenneth Earl Suter, 36, 1263 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Thursday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran after the officer stopped to check a stalled-out vehicle on U.S. Highway 19E. Suter was taken into custody after it was found that he had an active warrant for violation of probation.
   * Johnathan Alex Brewer, 23, 1701 Little Dry Run, Butler, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Mike Commons and charged with failure to appear on fines and costs.
   * David Fuller, 32, 1507 E. Fairview Ave., was arrested Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into the theft of $685.50 from Smith Wholesale Co., 1901 Rocky Top Road, Johnson City. Fuller was charged with one count of theft over $500.
   * Eullis M. Goodwin, 30, 600 Cranberry St., was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into an assault occurring outside the residence of 841 Dyer St. Witnesses said they observed Goodwin strike a male subject with a baseball bat. Goodwin was charged with aggravated assault.
   * Michael J. Nickels, 40, 504 Lamont St., Johnson City, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into a sexual assault which occurred in west Johnson City on May 15.

  
Forgery

   * Gary Earl Fritts, 52, and Cynthia June Fritts, 49, 130 Sunnyview Dr., reported Thursday to EPD Capt. Rusty Verran that on March 23 they entered into a purchase agreement with Capitol Homes, L.L.C., to acquire a double-wide manufactured home. The Fritts said they were now trying to get a refund because an act of forgery had been committed during the business transaction. After requesting a refund from Capitol Homes due to a problem with zoning ordinances as to placement of the home, the Fritts received a document by registered mail titled, "Retailer Closing Agreement" that they said contained forged initials and signatures of the Fritts, dated May 4. The Fritts received another copy of the document on May 21. The Fritts claim that the initials and signatures are not original. Capt. Verran contacted Jim Hurst, owner of Capitol Homes, and advised him of the complaint that was going to be filed. Hurst said he was aware of the complaint and had asked his employees about the incident. They denied any involvement, according to the report.

  
Theft

   * Florence Jones, 632 Goose Hollow, Newland, N.C., reported Thursday to CCSD Investigator Johnny Blankenship that her husband, who is a patient at Roan Highlands nursing home, was missing two Siemens hearing aids valued at more than $1,000.

  
Correction

   * The address of George W. Greene Jr. was listed incorrectly in Friday's edition of Elizabethton Star. Greene gave his address as 822 Walnut St., which is actually his mother's address. The Star regrets the error.
   * The name of Keith D. Vandenbrink, a candidate for Carter County Commissioner in the 2nd District, was misspelled in the May 17 edition of the Elizabethton Star.