June 18, 2002

Theft


   * Elizabethton Police Officer Brooke Mullins was dispatched to Winn-Dixie on Highway 19E Sunday in reference to a call about a stolen wallet. On arrival, Mullins and other officers spoke with Millie R. Fair who stated she was shopping in the store when she was approached by a male subject who asked her where an item could be found. Fair stated to police that when she looked for the item, she observed the subject run from the store. When she looked at her purse, she stated that her wallet was missing. The purse contained $38 cash and several credit cards, according to the police report. The subject was described as a white male, 20-30-years-old, with long, blond hair and a mustache. He was wearing a light-colored tanktop and shorts.
   * Carter County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Carlock responded to Brown's Branch Road on Friday in reference to a report involving animals. On arrival, Carlock spoke with Carl Tolley who stated that while he was at work, someone had came onto his property and stolen his two dogs. The dogs were described as a registered boxer bulldog, brown in color, and a registered miniature bulldog, black and white in color. Tolley reported that both animals were locked in a pen behind his residence. The animals were valued at $1,100.
   * Michael Sliger reported to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range on Sunday that someone had stolen his Toyota Tacoma truck from his residence on Grindstaff Hollow Road. Sliger reported that the keys had been left in the vehicle.
   * Elizabethton police officers were dispatched to Magic Lube on Broad Street Sunday in reference to a report of money being taken from the business. On arrival, officers spoke with Craig Larkey, the district manager, who reported he had been called to the business because the cash register was out of money. Larkey reported employees had told him they had to close the business because they had no cash to make change. Larkey reported after matching up the receipts with cash, checks and credit cards, he found the register was short $276.50. He stated one employee had left at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and was not supposed to leave that early, so he had fired her. The police report read that two customers had paid with cash after 11:30 a.m. and the cash register was still empty. Two employees had access to the cash register after the female employee left. Officers reported speaking with the two employees who stated they did not know what happened to the money. Police tried to contact the other employee by telephone but were unsuccessful.
   * CCSD Sgt. Keith Range spoke with Travis Smith on Saturday in reference to a theft. Smith reported that someone had stolen several tools out of the tool box on his truck. Smith stated that he had noticed the lid on his tool box open on Saturday while the truck was at his home on Greendale Drive. The tools included screwdrivers, channel locks, two drills, a skill saw, wrenches and screwdrivers. The items were valued at over $500.
   * EPD Officer Jesus Pena spoke with Dorothy Stewart of 209 South Hills Drive on Friday in reference to a theft. Stewart advised one of the hubcaps had been stolen from her Plymouth Reliant. She stated that she had last seen the hubcap on the car on Thursday night, but awoke Friday morning and noticed it was gone.
   * CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland spoke with Daisey Shingleton on Saturday who advised him that during Thursday night, someone had taken her grandson's bicycle from the back porch of her Dennis Cove Road residence. The bicycle was described as a Kawasaki, chrome in color, and valued at $200.
   * On Saturday, CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland spoke with a clerk at the L & J Food Mart in Hampton who advised a white male entered the store and confused her asking for different amounts of change. She reported the subject got an extra $50. Markland reported another clerk at the BP station in Hampton stated a male subject had tried the same thing with her but was unsuccessful.
  
Break-ins

   * EPD Officer Mike Sproviero was dispatched to 1302 Spruce Lane Sunday in reference to an attempted break-in of a residence. On arrival, he spoke with Kathy Garrison who stated she had left her residence at 6 a.m. this date and returned at 5 p.m. When she opened the back door, she reported noticing the latch used to secure the screen door was lying on the floor. The main door did not appear to be pried open. It was not known if entry had been made or if anything had been taken.
   * EPD Officer Tonya Scott was dispatched to 931 Walker Street Saturday in reference to a break-in. On arrival, Scott spoke with Teddy Vines who reported that the back door of his son's residence had possibly been kicked in to gain entry. Scott reported observing damage to the door and door facing. Vines reported that a box of prescription medication had been taken from the residence.
  
Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock responded to a reported house fire on Rittertown Road Friday. On arrival, Carlock reported observing smoke coming from the rear of the residence. He made contact with the home's owner, Vickie L. Scalf, who stated no one was in the residence. Scalf reported that she and her two children had returned to the residence and were cleaning the home when she started smelling smoke. She said she saw smoke coming from one of the bedrooms and the family evacuated the home and she called 911. Scalf further reported that when she went back into the residence to get the family's pets, she heard a loud pop and the residence began filling with black smoke. The report read that one bedroom sustained fire damage and heat and smoke damage occurred to the rest of the home.
  
Vandalism


   * EPD Officer Jerry Bradley was dispatched to 512 West E Street Sunday in reference to vandalized property. On arrival, he spoke with Gregory Swanson who reported that his truck had been vandalized. Swanson reported that he had returned home from work when someone through a rock through the back window of the truck. He advised Bradley two subjects involved in the vandalism were white males operating a red or brown full-size pickup truck.
   * On Sunday, Josh Arnett reported to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had busted the back glass out of his Chevy truck while it was parked at his residence on Southgate Drive. Range reported the window had been busted with several rocks, which were found lying on the back of the vehicle.
   * EPD Officer Tonya Scott was dispatched to 227 S. Roan Street in reference of vandalism to a vehicle. On arrival, Scott spoke with William Jackson who reported that his Plymouth had been vandalized during the night. Scott reported observing the rear windshield of the vehicle had been shattered with a river rock that was discovered in the rear seat of the vehicle.
  
Assault

   * EPD Officer Jerry Bradley was dispatched to 306 Watauga Avenue on Saturday in reference to an assault and possible stabbing. On arrival, Bradley spoke with Michael McJunkins who stated he had been at Lee Apartments this date when he had been approached by a male subject known to him as "Joey." McJunkins stated the subject accused him of being a narc and threatened him. He also stated "Joey" pulled a knife on him and tried to cut him. McJunkins said he fled the area when several other male subjects came to the scene and began chasing him. Bradley reportedly went to Lee Apartments but did not find a subject matching the victim's description. He reported observing that McJunkins had several minor injuries.
  
Arrests

   * James David Renfro, 38, 221 Roosevelt Ave., was arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. Keith Range on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.
   * Sheila Buckles, 40, 858 Willow Springs Road, was arrested Saturday by EPD Officer Brooke Mullins following police response to an automobile accident on West Elk Avenue. Buckles was charged with driving under the influence. She is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on June 21.
   * David Alan McLeod, 38, 306 S. Watauga Ave., was arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. G.S. Johnson on a charge of DUI. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on July 1.
   * Barry T. Hoard, Route 2, Box 86A, Johnson City, was arrested Saturday by EPD Officer Tonya Scott on a charge of driving on a suspended license.
   * Daniel Shane Davis, 27, 480 Wood Road, Bluff City, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock on a charge of driving on suspended license. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on July 1.
   * Christina Renne Boone, 24, 17 Summit St., Burnsville, N.C., was arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. G.S. Johnson on charges of public intoxication and possession of Schedule IV drugs. She is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court July 1.
   * Ronald Graybeal, 21, 1025 Hill Street, Bristol, was arrested by the EPD on Friday on three warrants for failure to appear in court in Sullivan County. Graybeal was taken into custody and transported to Sullivan County where he was placed in the custody of Sullivan County authorities.
   * Barton Eric South, 42, 133 Bob Wright Road, Watauga, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. G.S. Johnson on a charge of public intoxication. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on July 1.
   * Jason Lee Richardson, 18, 171 George Williams Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. G.S. Johnson on a charge of drinking under age.
   * Joshua Lee Brown, 18, 234 Panhandle Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. G.S. Johnson on a charge of drinking under age.
   * Danny Ray Setzer, 27, 124 Victory Lane, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on July 1.
   * Wendy Denise Lowe, 35, 1472 Highway 91, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian on a charge of DUI. She is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on July 1.
   * Sharon E. O'Bannon, 42, 1101 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, was issued a summons for shoplifting by EPD Officer Jerry Bradley following a report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart. She is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on July 1.
   * Lloyd Blevins, 45, Carl Smith Road, Hampton, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm on a charge of public intoxication.
   * Jonathan R. Wilson, 19, 1616 Charity Hill Road, was arrested by EPD Officer Brooke Mullins on Monday on a charge of driving under the influence. The arrest resulted after police reported observing a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through the parking lot of Ingle's grocery store. Wilson is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on June 21.
   * Stacy Lou Barnett, 32, 750 Hampton Creek, Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by the CCSD on charges of violation of the worthless check law (two), violation of the registration law, and a capias for failure to appear to pay fines and costs on a charge of driving on a suspended license.