June 19, 2002

Aggravated assault

* An Elizabethton man was charged with aggravated assault following a reported fight Wednesday night. Elizabethton Police Officer Jason McCall was dispatched to Arney Street in reference to a fight. McCall reported that he stopped at 1017 Oak St., due to prior calls at that residence, and observed a female subject later identified as Sharon Lewis in the doorway. McCall reported that when he made entry into the residence he allegedly found blood on the kitchen floor. He later made contact with Leonard Arnold in the bathroom of the residence who reportedly was bleeding from his face, neck, chest and hands. Arnold reported to McCall that a male subject he identified as Darrell D. Lewis had allegedly attacked him with a knife after Arnold asked him to leave the residence for drinking beer, according to the police report. Upon further investigation, McCall and EPD Investigator Greg Workman reported finding blood in the front room of the residence and on the front porch. On Monday, McCall was notified by the CCSD that Lewis, 29, 1294 Bluefield Ave., was at the sheriff's department and wanted to turn himself in, according to the police report. Workman arrested Lewis with a warrant for aggravated assault. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court July 19.

Theft

   * EPD Officer Jack Verran responded to 212 East K Street Monday in reference to a theft of property report. On arrival, Verran spoke with Frankie Cornett who stated that person(s) unknown had removed her garbage can, provided by the city of Elizabethton. The garbage can was valued at $40.
   * EPD Officer Jason McCall was dispatched to 515 E. Elk Avenue at Duck Crossing in reference to an auto burglary report. On arrival, McCall reported two vehicles had been burglarized. McCall spoke with Janet Brandt who stated that her brown leather purse had been taken from her van. The purse reportedly contained some change and a few pictures. Brandt reported that the van's passenger side door was unlocked. McCall also spoke with Susan Renfro who reported her Nissan Pathfinder had been broken into sometime this date. McCall reported entry had been made to the vehicle with a large chunk of concrete being thrown through the passenger side window. Renfro said her purse had been taken. A credit card, savings account book, and a Motorola cellular telephone were reportedly in Renfro's purse.
   * CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley spoke with Randy Ellis on Saturday who stated that sometime between Saturday and Sunday, the license tag on his Ford Escort was removed while it was parked behind Pierce's Grocery on Highway 400.
   * EPD Officer Jason McCall spoke to Julie Thomas at the department on Monday in reference to theft of money from an ATM account at Citizens Bank. Thomas stated she had used the ATM card on Saturday at the Broad Street bank branch. She said she left and did not remove her card from the ATM. She stated one minute later someone used her card to remove $100 from the ATM.

Arrests

   * EPD Officer Jack Verran served Sharon D. Fuller, 27, 192 Rosewood Circle #6, with warrants on three counts of theft of property and three counts of forgery. The arrest stemmed from an investigation into the forgery of checks belonging to a deceased individual at several city locations in late April and early May of this year. Fuller is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on June 25.
   * Jose Raul Espinoza, 38, 302 S. Sycamore St., was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock on a charge of assault/domestic violence. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court on July 1.
   * Leslie Dawn Coleman, 29, 436 Willow Springs Road, was arrested Monday by CCSD Johnny Miller on a capias issued from Criminal Court for failure to pay fines and costs.
   * Ricky Allen Duckworth, 48, 203 Smith Ave., was arrested June 9 by CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett on a charge of assault/domestic violence.
   * William Gillespie, 21, 119 W. Holston Ave., Johnson City, and John Wilmoth, 20, 205 Big Valley Road, Johnson City, were arrested by the Johnson City Bureau of Police Tuesday on a charge of strong armed robbery. The arrests stem from an investigation into a robbery that occurred at a Johnson City residence on May 25. Both men have a preliminary hearing set in Washington County Sessions Court June 20.