May 26, 2002
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
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.