June 9, 2002


   * Eric R. Lipford, 37, 2480 Hwy. 421, Mountain City, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sarah Ryan after the officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Blackberry Station on U.S. Highway 19E. When the officer arrived, she located a red Neon with the engine running, backed in beside the store, at closing time. Lipford had an odor of alcohol about him and advised the officer he had consumed one small shot bottle of Wild Turkey. He was found to be intoxicated and was charged with public intoxication. While executing the arrest, the officer reportedly found two empty shot bottles in a paper bag beside the driver's seat.
   * Daniel Allen Patrick, 44, 134 Milligan View, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan after the officer responded to the residence regarding a disorderly and intoxicated male. Deputy Ryan was advised by the resident that Patrick was extremely intoxicated and had been in the residence disturbing her 90-year-old bedridden father and the rest of the household. The resident told the officer that Patrick had last been seen outside. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from an open door of a camper, where Patrick was found. The officer asked him to exit and confirmed that he was the source of the odor. He was taken into custody and as the officer began to handcuff him, he pulled away, but due to his level of intoxication, was easily subdued, according to the report. Deputy Ryan called for a transport unit and as an Elizabethton Police Department unit arrived, Patrick turned, ran about five steps and was subdued again. He was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.
   * James Craig Thomas, 33, 104 Dan Berry Hill Rd., was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Lavern Julian on warrants charging him with failure to appear on fines and costs, two violation of probation charges, failure to appear on reckless endangerment and failure to appear on aggravated burglary, vandalism, stalking and harassment.
   * Robert Randall Kalbfleisch, 46, 432 Dalewood Dr., Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Larry Vaughn after he and Lt. Rocky Croy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The officer observed a white Ford Tempo sitting in the road and activated his vehicle's emergency lights, at which time the vehicle began to roll slowly forward. The officer yelled to the driver, identified as Kalbfleisch, to put the vehicle in park and turn off the ignition, which he did. Kalbfleisch exited the vehicle and was observed to be unsteady on his feet. He told the officer he had consumed eight beers. While Kalbfleisch was talking with the officer, he fell on the trunk of his car and was placed in the back seat of the patrol unit for his own safety. Upon Lt. Croy's arrival, Kalbfleisch was administered a series of field sobriety tasks, which he was unable to complete. Lt. Croy asked Kalbfleisch how much he had to drink, and this time he said six beers. Kalbfleisch was charged with fourth-offense DUI, driving on revoked license and violation of implied consent.
   * Charles W. Campbell, 36, 197 Opposum Hollow Rd., was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones after the officer responded to a SUNOCO station regarding an intoxicated subject in the store. The clerk advised that Campbell had got some fuel and a can of Fix-A-Flat but did not have the money to pay. He left his driver's license with the clerk and left in a maroon van, driving on a flat tire, to go get some money. Deputy Jones located the vehicle, now with no back tire, in a yard on Willow Springs Road. Campbell was found standing beside the vehicle and was taken into custody for public intoxication. During a search, the officer reportedly found what appeared to be marijuana on Campbell's person. He additionally was charged with possession of Schedule VI.
   * Cathy P. Caraway, 41, 5050 Goosecreek Rd., Lenoir, N.C., was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer responded to 540 Teaberry Rd., Roan Mountain, in response to an unwanted guest. The subject was gone when the officer arrived and was located a short distance away. Caraway advised the officer that she was walking to North Carolina. The officer observed her to be unsteady on her feet and the pupils of her eyes appeared to be very small. When asked to explain, Caraway told the officer that she was taking prescription Oxycontin. She was asked to pull up her sleeves so the officer could examine her arms. Sgt. Johnson observed what appeared to several old punctures and one fresh one, all of which appeared to be consistent with those made by needles. She was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. Caraway was asked to empty her pockets, which she did, pulling out a clear plastic locking bag with the corners cut out of it. The bag contained an off-white/yellow powder which Caraway advised was a baby laxative, which the officer knew to be commonly used by narcotics dealers as a mixing agent in certain narcotics. The substance was submitted to the TBI lab for analysis and Caraway was charged with possession of Schedule II.

   * CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson was on patrol Thursday, conducting a door check on local businesses in Roan Mountain, when he observed a vehicle traveling north on U.S. Highway 19E, at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The officer initiated emergency equipment and the vehicle pulled to the side of the road in front of Carter County Bank. The officer exited his unit and began approaching the vehicle, at which time it pulled out and a pursuit ensued, ending on a rain-slick dirt road in Hampton Creek. Two males fled on foot into a wooded area. Constables Leonard Johnson, Murriel Holtsclaw and Sheriff John Henson responded and the area was searched, with no results. The vehicle was towed.