June 13, 2002
* 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
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.