June 4, 2002

Arrests


   * Harry K. Holler, 46, Highway 321, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Dean Jones after the officer responded to a residence on Dye Leaf Road. According to the report, Holler contacted 9-1-1 from a beverage shop in Hampton, stating that his girlfriend had overdosed. Upon investigation it was determined that there was no problem at the residence. Deputy Jones then was advised that Holler was on his way back to the residence. Deputy Jones conducted a traffic stop and charged Holler with driving on suspended license and filing a false report.
   * Jeffrey Wade Greene, 20, 113 Al Sliger Road, Telford, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck and charged with violation of probation.
   * Helen Burrow, 21, 1405 Garden Road, was issued a summons Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Kevin Cable after the officer responded to a shoplifting call at Wal-Mart. Loss prevention personnel said they caught Burrow shoplifting two bottles of tanning lotion. She was charged in the summons with theft under $500.
   * Crystal Starr Baines, 18, Sandy Drive, Apt. 4, Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall on a warrant charging her with theft over $500.
   * Thad J. Buckles, 19, 213 Holston Ave., was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall and served with a warrant charging him with violation of probation. Buckles also was served a juvenile attachment.
   * Erica Cook, 106 Milligan View Road, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after officers were dispatched to the residence regarding a domestic dispute which had become physical. According to the report, Cook became belligerent during questioning and was advised to calm down. She began to scream and attempted to flee. Sgt. Roger Crowe and Ptl. Mayberry apprehended Cook and told her she was being charged with disorderly conduct. Cook continued to struggle, pulling her right arm free, and grabbed Ptl. Mayberry by the arm above the elbow, pinching her. When she began to release her grip, she dug her fingernails into the officer's arm and scratched her as she was drawing her arm away. Officers took Cook into custody and charged her with public intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault. While exiting the vehicle at Carter County Jail, Cook told officers she had a knife on her person. A search revealed a steak knife hidden in the material of her shirt. She additionally was charged with going armed.
   * Melinda Miller, 29, 116 Gilliam Lane, Gray, was arrested by the Johnson City Bureau of Police Thursday and charged with obtaining narcotics by fraud. The arrest was the result of an investigation in which Miller allegedly attempted to obtain narcotics by giving false information to medical personnel at a local hospital. She was released from the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $1,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on June 6.

Burglary/theft

   * Eddwin D. Tolley, 24, 347 Sims Hill Road, reported Sunday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that someone had removed a Jensen CD player and his wallet from the glove compartment of his vehicle. Tolley said he parked the vehicle in front of Lynnwood Apartment Building M2 the previous night and when he went outside Sunday, he found the driver's side window off track and the wiring harness pulled down from under the dash.
   * Robert Humphrey, 20, 658 Jena Beth Drive, reported Sunday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that someone had entered his vehicle sometime between midnight and 11 a.m. and had ripped out a Pioneer CD player.
   * Robert K. Stennett, 45, 108 W. G St., reported Saturday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone had entered his detached garage sometime between Wednesday evening and Friday morning and had stolen his son's silver Mongoose trick bicycle.
   * Jeannine Steffy, 29, 127 Pineknot Lane, Johnson City, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that someone had stolen her husband's medication.

Vehicle fire

   * A 1986 Chevrolet Blazer, which was abandoned May 4 on Miller Road in Roan Mountain following a pursuit from Avery County Sheriff's Department, was found Sunday by CCSD Deputy Albert Meehan on Teaberry Road fully engulfed in flames. Witnesses said they observed the Blazer about 15 minutes prior, with two occupants, and being driven recklessly with the hood up. The officer observed damage to the left front and found the passenger side tire missing. The vehicle was destroyed in the fire.