June 13, 2002

Arrests

   * Raymond Lynn Brummitt, 41, 103 Sheridan Lane, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Kenny Cornett after the officer responded to the residence regarding a vehicle causing a disturbance. While investigating the incident, Deputy Cornett found that Brummitt had an active warrant and was charged with disorderly conduct.
   * Joseph Ray Garland, 19, 2595 Bob Little Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley and charged with violation of probation.
   * Cindy Michelle Waters, 40, 103 Lancelot Road, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington following investigation into worthless checks. According to the report, Jerry Weaver, owner of Weaver's Store, reported a check from Waters in the amount of $50 had been returned as "Account Closed." The check was written May 5 and the account closed as of Aug. 16, 2000.
   * Veronica Althouse, 35, 531 Pear Tree Lane, was arrested by CCSD Deputy Eric Buck and charged with public intoxication.

Theft

   * Bill Shell, 165 Lovers Lane, Lot #5, reported Tuesday to CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy that a gold ring with a diamond in the center surrounded by a cluster of diamonds was taken from his home.
   * Mary Sue Blevins, 74, 1261 Old Bristol Highway, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Penny Cornett that someone had taken a concrete angel from the top of a bird bath and a large concrete rabbit sitting by the garage at her home.
   * A clerk at Quick Stop #26, Hwy. 321 and First Avenue, Hampton, reported that a woman came into the store, picked up four or five packets of cigarettes priced at $9 each, and left the store without paying.
   * Steve D. Sigman, 34, 315 W. Fifth Ave., Watauga, was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Mike Merritt following a traffic stop. Sigman was charged with speeding, fourth-offense driving on revoked license and violation of financial responsibility law.
   * Robert J. Hamilton, 21, 103 Church St., was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Mike Merritt following a traffic stop. Hamilton was charged with speeding and driving on suspended license.
   * Larry Robert Keeling Jr., 35, 5050 Bluff City Hwy. #3, Bluff City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett and charged with violation of probation.
   * Roger Allen Blevins, 31, 1518 6th St. Ext., Bristol, was arrested Monday by members of Bristol Police Department on a warrant out of Carter County charging him with stalking. CCSD Sgt. Keith Range transported Blevins to Carter County Jail for processing. Sgt. Range also served Blevins with an order of protection.
   * Denise D. Andrews, 22, 1481 Old Elizabethton Hwy., Bluff City, was arrested Monday at Carter County Jail by CCSD Deputy Jim Pemberton and charged with failure to appear and violation of probation.

Ambulance assist

   * EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh responded Tuesday to Sycamore Shoals Hospital regarding a female being treated for injuries that allegedly occurred when she accidentally fell down a flight of stairs at 224 S. Main St. According to the report, Ptl. McIntosh spoke with Robin Vines, 33, 931 Walker St., who told the officer she had fallen down a flight of stairs while she and her husband, Teddy Joseph Vines Jr., 30, were visiting his parents. Mrs. Vines had a severe laceration on her left forehead, blood under her fingernails and severe bruising on her arms, face and back. Mrs. Vines told officers approximately 10 times that her husband had not assaulted her. Teddy Vines told the officer that he was outside his parents' residence working on a vehicle when his mother advised him that his wife had fallen down the stairs. Vines said his wife had taken approximately five prescription Fiorcet pills in an attempt to rid herself of a migraine. He also told the officer that he and family members attempted to talk her into going to the hospital but that she said she was fine. When they returned home, Mrs. Vines became incoherent and fell off the couch, according to her husband, who said she then vomited what appeared to be a very dark substance. Vines called 911 about 1-1/2 hours after the incident and an ambulance responded. The officer observed dried blood and a small cut on Vines' right hand, which he said happened while he was working on his vehicle. Capt. Rusty Verran talked to Vines' father who advised him that he was at work at the time of the incident and said that his son notified him and asked him to come pick up the children while he went to the hospital to be with his wife. Around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Ptl. McIntosh was advised that Mrs. Vines was being transported to Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport by Wings Air Rescue. Domestic violence investigator Anthony Buck was notified and advised that he would be en route. Officers went to the home of Vines' parents and processed the scene around the area of the stairs and obtained statements.

Vandalism

   * Robin Barnett, 49, 101 Sheriton Road, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Michael Carlock that he left his residence on Scioto Road with his family around 5 p.m. and returned shortly after 11 p.m. to find that his driveway had been vandalized. According to the report, damage was done by a machine which mounded the gravel into 18-inch and 24-inch piles.