June 7, 2002
* Joseph F. Johnson, 20, 163 Bremar Road, Hampton,
was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones at the carnival
at Elizabethton High School. According to the report, a ride
operator approached the officer and told him there were four
people "smoking dope" on his ride. The officer approached
the subjects as they were exiting the ride and detected a
strong odor of what appeared to be marijuana. Deputy Jones
asked Johnson whether he had any marijuana to which Johnson
replied, "No, go ahead and search me." Deputy Jones found
a small "roach" inside Johnson's cigarette pack that appeared
to be marijuana. Johnson was charged with possession of Schedule
VI. No drugs were found on the other subjects.
* Christina Marie Culbertson, 22, 162 Bremer
Road, Hampton, was arrested Wednesday at 602 Rittertown Road
by CCSD Investigators Audrey Covington and Johnny Blankenship
and charged with failure to appear on driving on revoked license,
failure to appear on contributing to the delinquency of a
minor and a juvenile attachment for failure to appear.
* Charles E. Bowers Jr., 57, 108 Georgia Private
Drive, Kingsport, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick
Johnson and charged with DUI and driving on revoked license.
* Crystal Elizabeth Godsey, 24, 190 Watauga Road,
was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a warrant
charging her with violation of probation.
* Kenneth Ray Walker, 37, 122 Ed Stout Road,
Hampton, was arrested Wednesday at a carnival at Elizabethton
High School by CCSD Reserve Deputy Brent Baker after the officer
was approached by a woman who stated that she was being harassed
by Walker over a child custody issue. Walker denied the allegation.
While speaking with Walker, the officer detected an odor of
alcohol about his person and administered a field sobriety
test, which Walker failed. He was charged with public intoxication.
* Elmer Dean Lipford, 30, 472 Denton's Valley
Road, Bristol, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Shannon
Deloach on a capias charging him with failure to appear and
violation of probation.
* Jesse L. Deloach, 19, 1267 Bluefield Ave.,
was issued a summons Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Mike Merritt following
a traffic stop. Deloach was cited for speeding, violation
of registration and violation of financial responsibility.
* Tommy Nathan Burrow, 42, 101 Burrow Lane, was
issued a summons Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Mike Merritt following
a traffic stop. Burrow was cited for speeding, driving on
suspended license and violation of financial responsibility.
* Ronald Edward Morris, 23, 1916 Powder Branch
Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson
on a capias charging him with failure to appear on eight counts
* CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson responded Wednesday
to 128 Jones Road regarding a disagreement between mother
and daughter. According to the report, the 14-year-old female
had returned home and was told by her mother to pack her belongings,
that she could no longer live there. An argument and slight
physical altercation occurred but no primary aggressor could
be determined. The girl's mother told the officer that she
was going to put her on a bus and send her to live with her
father. The child, who has no other family in the area, stated
that she did not want to go. Believing the girl might become
a runaway, the officer transported her to the sheriff's department
where Child Protective Services was notified and responded.
* Isaias Herrera-Salas, 37, 301 S. Sycamore St.,
was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl.
Brooke Mullins after officers were dispatched to the residence
regarding vandalism of property and possible threats. Barbara
Montezuma Salas told officers that her husband, Isaias, had
vandalized a well in the front yard following an argument
Monday night. While officers were speaking with Mrs. Salas,
her husband came into the yard from across the street and
began to demand that officers leave and not talk to his wife.
He was advised to go back across the street and wait until
officers finished talking with Mrs. Salas. He left the residence
with four bags of clothing which had been placed on the front
porch, saying that he was moving in at 301 S. Sycamore across
the street . About five minutes later, he returned, demanding
to speak with his wife. Salas again was told to wait across
the street, at which time he began yelling for Ptl. Mullins
to leave because the problems were "none of the police's business."
He again was instructed to wait across the street. As he was
leaving, according to the report, Salas turned and pointed
his finger at his wife, saying, "You, be careful." After leaving,
he then returned a third time and told officers that Mrs.
Salas was his wife and the police needed to leave. Mrs. Salas
was transported to Carter County Sheriff's Department to obtain
an order of protection. Officers left the scene but received
another call five minutes later regarding Salas returning
to the residence with a weapon and making threats. James Robert
Reece, 32, 102 Birdie Lane, Hampton, told the officer that
he had come to the residence with his girlfriend, Mrs. Salas'
daughter, and that as he walked toward the house, a Hispanic
male wearing a yellow shirt and jeans approached him, pulling
up his shirt to display a black and brown handgun tucked into
his waistband. The man, identified as Salas, told Reece, "I'll
shoot you," according to the report. Another Hispanic male
came across the street grabbed Salas and pulled him back across
the street into the lobby of the apartments. Officers entered
the apartment building and observed Salas walking up the stairs.
When questioned about the incident, Salas told officers he
did not have the gun. Officers found the handgun tucked between
two mattresses which were leaning against a wall in the lobby.
After being identified by Reece, Salas was taken into custody
and charged with aggravated assault and vandalism.
* Mike Mains, of Franklin Health and Fitness,
1500 W. Elk Ave., reported Wednesday to EPD Sgt. Charles Moreland
that on June 1, someone took $337 from the pool office. Mains
said that a day or two later, an anonymous caller told him
that a subject had told her son that he had taken some money
from the city pool.
* David Stevens of Stevens Septic Service, 4659
Hwy. 19E, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that
someone had stolen a 4-by-6 foot Army trailer, camouflage
in color, with a 4 foot rack made out of 2-by-2 wood. Stevens
said the trailer was taken sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday
and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
* A pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 507 W. Elk
Ave., reported Wednesday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that she
had received several forged prescriptions. On May 27, according
to the report, the pharmacy received a prescription from an
individual for Percocet. Throughout the course of the next
two weeks several other prescriptions were filled for a separate
individual. The pharmacist noted that the signature of the
doctor on each prescription was signed differently and that
one prescription was written on Saturday, May 25, over the
Memorial Day weekend. The pharmacist made contact with the
doctor who advised that he had not written the prescriptions.
* EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry was on patrol Thursday
when she observed a red two-door sports car traveling 63 mph
in a 35 mph zone on Milligan Highway near Bowers Avenue. As
the officer turned on the vehicle, she was advised by the
Emergency Communications Center that a male subject in a red
sports car had just thrown a brick through the front door
of Aunt B's Restaurant, 1436 Milligan Hwy. The officer lost
sight of the vehicle while turning the patrol car around but
found an extremely long skid mark from the highway onto the
Old Milligan Highway. The vehicle appeared to have gone off
the right side of the road, regained control, and continued
on. No further contact was made. Ptl. Mayberry then spoke
with Phyllis Blackburn of Aunt B's Restaurant, who advised
that she was preparing to open the restaurant when she heard
glass break at the front door. As she approached the front,
she came face to face with a slender male, approximately 18-20
years old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, with blondish hair
and wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans, who then fled. A
4-inch cinder block was used to smash the window.