June 5, 2002

Arrests

   * Allen Curtis Stafford, 19, 430 Beasley St., Apt. 4, and Linda Marie Carver, 46, same address, were arrested Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer was dispatched to a fight call at Virginia Dare Apartments, 731 W. G St., #3. When the officer arrived, he found Stafford and his mother, Carver, in the parking lot. Stafford had several scratches on him. Upon investigation it was learned that Stafford and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument and Stafford, who reportedly was intoxicated, forced his way through the screen door because he could not figure out how to open it, according to witnesses. He was charged with vandalism under domestic violence and public intoxication. Carver was taken into custody by Sgt. Brian Fraley and charged with public intoxication.
   * Michael D. LaFolette, 912B Pine Ridge Circle, who turned 19 on Monday, was arrested around 3:41 a.m. Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck following a traffic stop. According to the report, the officer observed a silver 1977 Honda Civic which had been reported stolen late Monday. Because LaFolette did not have permission to take the vehicle, he was charged with joyriding. A female passenger also was charged with joyriding.
   * John Harrison Bigley, 34, 200 Grindstaff Hollow Road, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Terry Blevins and charged with violation of probation.

Accident

   * Richard C. Burleson, owner of Bugtussle Landscaping Co., reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Ken Dugger that he had driven his 1988 GMC TC7 under the canopy at Valley View 7-11, when a hydro seeder on the back of the truck hit an overhead light attached to the canopy covering the gas pumps. Burleson said he thought the truck would clear the canopy, but it did not.
   * CCSD Deputy Albert Nave responded Monday to Dan Berry Hill Road regarding an accident. According to the report, two juveniles were playing in a 1986 Chrysler New Yorker when it rolled backward and stopped in a large ditch. As the vehicle was rolling backward, a 13-year-old female jumped out and one of the wheels struck one of her feet. She was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by Carter County Rescue Squad.

Theft

   * Teresa Miller, 221 Bill Nave Loop, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that she heard her dogs barking around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and when she awoke, she found her black Craftsman 6 hp self-propelled mower missing from an outbuilding.
   * The owner of AAA Discount Auto Depot, 990 W. Elk Ave., reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Charles Moreland that someone removed four hubcaps from a 1995 Chrysler on Sunday night.
   * Deanna Leonard, 43, 3119 Hwy. 91, reported Sunday to Constable Landon Pritchard that someone had entered her residence between noon and 6 p.m. and removed a JVC Camcorder and a satellite card. There were no signs of forced entry.
   * Barbara Conley, 37, Crooke Street, Hampton, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock that sometime in the past two days, someone took a metal swing with canopy from her mother's front lawn.