June 2, 2002
* Regina Dawn Godsey, 18, 143 Swimming Pool Road,
Hampton, faces new charges after she was involved in an altercation
in the women's block of the Carter County Jail. According
to Deputy Jesse Booher, when he and Deputy Terry Blevins opened
the main door to J-Block, they observed Godsey fighting with
several inmates who were trying to restrain her. During the
altercation, inmate Misty Singleton suffered a cut upper lip.
Godsey was pushed out the door by inmates, swinging her fists
at Deputies Booher and Blevins. Officers used a chemical agent
to subdue her and transferred her to a holding cell where
she again became aggressive and attempted to assault Deputy
Booher. Godsey was charged with assault on Singleton and the
officer. Godsey had been arrested Wednesday by Sgt. Patrick
Johnson and charged with arson after setting fire to her grandparents'
home, where she lived. Godsey told Sgt. Johnson that she had
dropped burning matches into a pile of clothes inside her
closet because she was mad at her grandparents.
* Ronnie E. Jolly, 48, 836 Hwy. 91, Brookview
Apts., was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Reserve Deputy Billy
J. Collins II following a traffic stop after the officer observed
a maroon Dodge van traveling north on Highway 91 with no headlights
on and a construction barrel being dragged underneath the
front end of the vehicle. When the driver was stopped, Deputy
Collins noted that the vehicle was missing the driver's side
mirror and that the side window was broken. Jolly told the
officer he had left the Moose Lodge where he had consumed
four beers. Following a series of field sobriety tasks, which
Jolly was unable to perform to the officer's satisfaction,
Jolly was charged with DUI and violation of implied consent.
* Stephen Eugene Greene, 47, 223 Short Coal Chute
Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian
after the officer was dispatched to a domestic dispute. Donna
Greene told the officer that her husband was intoxicated and
they got into an argument, resulting in him pushing her and
hitting her in the face. He then began throwing furniture
and, prior to the officer's arrival, fled into the woods behind
his home. Greene was found lying on the ground in some shrubbery
with several full beers nearby. He was taken into custody
and charged with assault under domestic violence.
* Dennis O.L. James, 41, 342 Dalewood Drive,
Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's
Department Deputy Jim Whaley on a capias charging James with
failure to appear on assault.
* Christopher J. Effrick, 24, 678 Union Drive,
Fort Wayne, Ind., was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Sarah
Ryan following a traffic stop. Effrick was charged with public
* Shelby A. Kiser, 19, 111 Joe Wilson Road, was
arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan following a traffic
stop. Kiser was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Brian Allen Lovell, 27, 144 Beryl Blevins Road,
was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland following
a traffic stop. Lovell was charged with speeding and driving
on suspended license.
* Jason Lester French, 24, 302 Princeton Road,
Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock
after the officer was dispatched to Sterling Hills Apartments
regarding a disturbance. According to the report, the officer
observed three subjects walking near the end of the apartment
building and another subject appear from the right side of
the trash dumpster with a beer bottle in his hand. The officer
told him to put the bottle down, to which he responded, "Why?"
The officer again told the subject, identified as French,
to put the bottle down. "Why?" French asked again. The officer
told him it was because he wanted French to put his hands
on his head. French complied and the officer patted him down
for safety reasons and asked him to sit on the curb while
he attempted to resolve the situation. The officer also detected
an odor of alcohol on French's breath and person. While Deputy
Carlock was talking to the renter of the apartment, he observed
French walking around with the beer bottle, drinking, stumbling
about and shouting. The officer again asked French to sit,
but he refused, saying that he wasn't doing anything wrong
and didn't have to sit down. He continued to interfere with
the officer's ability to resolve the situation and was charged
with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
* James Monroe Mayo, 54, Sycamore and Cottage
Apartments, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock
on a warrant charging Mayo with two counts of reckless endangerment.
* Brandye Nicole Rogers, 22, 436 S. Broadway,
Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley
on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
* Carter County Sheriff's Department has received
several inquiries as to whether the department is soliciting
monetary donations by telephone. According to Sheriff John
Henson, the sheriff's department is not seeking donations
and anyone who receives such a call is asked to get as much
information as possible about the caller, then contact the
sheriff's department immediately at 543-2211.
* David Hooks, 62, 502 Watauga Ave., reported
Thursday to Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott
that a female, identified as Cynthia Miles with Bank of America,
called him regarding a credit card problem. According to Miles,
Hooks was the owner of Weddington Group L.L.C. with a credit
card limit of $25,000. Miles told him that $1,110.26 already
had been charged on the card. Hooks told the officer that
he had never spoken with Miles before, nor had he ever heard
of the Weddington Group, and that he had never had a credit
card with Bank of America.
* Jeffery Henderson Jr., 22, 132 Norman Joines
Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that
sometime since April 24, someone had broken into his residence.
Henderson said he and his wife had not been staying at the
residence at the time the entry occurred. Henderson said he
returned to the residence Wednesday and found that someone
apparently had pried open the front door and had taken more
than $1,850 worth of items. Damage also was done inside the
residence, including a dent knocked into an interior wall
and a hole in the top of a door.
* Carter County Sheriff's Department is accepting
bids for an auction that will be held at 10 a.m. June 15.
All bids will be a percentage of sales and all expenses for
the auction will be paid by auction company. Bids will be
opened at noon June 7.