June 20, 2002
* Elizabethton Police and Carter County Rescue
Squad units were dispatched to the Elks Lodge on Sycamore
Street Tuesday in reference to a possible drowning. EPD Officer
Jason McCall reported speaking with Becky Ingram, who stated
that her husband, Ted Ingram, and Don Nanney had been in a
boat on the Doe River and the boat had flipped over. Ingram
stated Nanney had called her and said the boat had flipped
over and he was unaware if Ted Ingram was okay or not. Police
reported that a call came back to a Daniel D. McNulty, who
advised EPD Capt. Rusty Verran that a male subject had come
to his residence and made several calls. McCall stated that
after CCRS personnel searched for Ingram for approximately
45 minutes, Nanney called 911 from his residence on Beasley
Street. McCall went to that address and found Nanney and Ted
Ingram. They stated that the boat had turned over. Ingram
had gone to one side of the river and Nanney to the other
side. Ingram stated he saw three boys retrieve the boat near
West Riverside Drive and claimed they removed fishing poles
and life jackets from the boat. The two stated that they confronted
the boys who returned the equipment to them. Nanney advised
police that his wallet was also missing and he felt the boys
had it. Fraley reported talking to the boys who stated they
had only found the fishing poles and life jackets. While speaking
with the subjects, McCall was notified that a summons for
Ted Ingram was open at the sheriff's department. Fraley served
Ingram with the summons on not paying fines and costs.
* Stephen B. Pritchard, 34, 117 Jay Drive, was
arrested Tuesday by EPD Officer Jason McCall on a charge of
criminal trespassing. He was also served with a warrant for
failure to appear in court on a charge of violation of an
order of protection. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions
Court June 21.
* Kimberly E. Burrow, 27, 101 Burrow Lane, was
arrested Tuesday by EPD Detective Matt Bowers on a charge
of criminal impersonation. A warrant check reportedly found
an active parole violation on Burrow from the state of Georgia,
according to the arrest report. She is scheduled to appear
in Sessions Court June 21.
* EPD Officer Tonya Scott was dispatched to Betty's
Burger Hut Tuesday following a vehicle accident on Highway
91. On arrival, Scott reported speaking with Billy Jack Woodby,
25, 1086 Gap Creek Road, who stated to Scott that he was driving
south on Highway 91 when his vehicle crossed the highway and
collided with a parked vehicle and came to rest in front of
the restaurant. Woodby reportedly advised Scott he must have
fallen asleep at the wheel. Scott reported that Woodby was
not alert, but did not have an odor of alcohol about his person.
He allegedly told Scott that had taken two types of medication.
Woodby was charged with DUI, 1st offense, violation of the
implied consent law, driving on a suspended license, and possession
of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions
Court June 21.
* Gregory David Jones, 27, 513 Kendricks Creek
Road, Kingsport, was issued a summons for driving on a suspended
license Tuesday by EPD Officer John Ramsey.
* EPD officers Jason Shaw and Tonya Scott responded
to Winn-Dixie on Highway 19E in reference to intoxicated and
disorderly subjects inside the store. Shaw reported making
contact with Alvin Eddie Clark, 59, 1270 Bluefield Ave., near
a blue vehicle outside the store. Shaw reported that Clark
had an odor of alcohol about his person and was unsteady on
his feet. Scott reported making contact with two subjects
-- Marvin Tolley, 26, and Katherine Sue Saults, 48, both of
166 Verl Street Road, Hampton -- inside the vehicle. Scott
reported both Tolley and Saults had a strong odor of an alcoholic
beverage emitting from their person. Both were arrested on
a charge of public intoxication. Shaw also arrested Clark
on a charge of public intoxication. Both are scheduled to
appear in Sessions Court on June 24.
* EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley was dispatched to Franklin
Club Pool in reference to two intoxicated male subjects. On
arrival, Fraley and Officer Joey Proffitt reported making
contact with Anthony and Jason Grindstaff. Fraley reported
observing an odor of alcoholic beverage from Jason Grindstaff,
18, 1256 Bluefield Ave. He was charged with public intoxication
and drinking under age. Proffitt reported making contact with
a subject who allegedly identified himself as Randy Hood.
Proffitt reported further investigation determined the subject
to be Anthony Grindstaff, 21, 1258 Bluefield Ave., who was
charged with criminal impersonation and public intoxication.
Both men were scheduled to appear in Sessions Court June 21.
* John LeRoy Blevins, 110 Rainbolt Lane, was
arrested Wednesday by Deputy Jeff Markland on a charge of
assault under domestic violence. Blevins' wife, Katherine,
told police her husband had been drinking heavily and they
had started arguing.
* Roy Edward Hartley Jr., 528 Coal Chute Road,
was arrested Tuesday by Lt. Harvey Guess on a charge of failure
to appear in General Sessions Court, failure to answer charges
of DUI and violation of the implied consent law, assault,
and violation of an order of protection.
* Nathaniel Ray Henson, 19, 631 West D St., was
arrested Wednesday by Sgt. Keith Range on a charge of underage
drinking and possession of a Schedule VI narcotic.
* CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson responded
Tuesday to a 911 hang-up call at 1415 Dennis Cove Road. Norman
Kyle Lewis told Johnson he had received a harassing phone
call and had taped it. He said he recognized the voice. Officer
Johnson advised Lewis to continue recording the harassing
calls. The incident is under investigation.
* Robin Taylor, 140 Andi Brandon Lane, Johnson
City, reported to CCSD Lt. Harvey Guess Tuesday that she was
having trouble with a male relative identified as Bud Whitehead
who lives below her. Taylor alleged to police that Whitehead
was angry because her husband was driving too fast on a private
drive that several families share. She alleged that Whitehead
had a gun and, she felt threatened by it. When questioned,
Whitehead told police that Alan Taylor drives too fast on
the driveway, stirring up dust so that his neighbor's children
cannot play near or in it. In reference to the gun, Whitehead
said he had it because groundhogs had been eating his garden,
and he had it in case he saw one. Alan Taylor could not be
reached by police.
* David Tolley, 974 Fairview Road, told
CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on Tuesday that a person(s) had
stolen five guns and a telephone from his stepson's bedroom.
Officer Johnson checked all entrances and found pry marks
on the door jamb and the door strike plate. Tolley did not
have serial numbers for the stolen weapons.
* Katie Nicodemus, 1111 E. Unaka Ave., Johnson
City, reported to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd on Monday that
when she arrived at the fireworks stand at the Sunoco Gas
Station at 525 Hwy. 91 to begin work, she saw that someone
had broken into the business. Cloyd reported that forced entry
was made by breaking out the driver's side window, possibly
with a large rock. A rock had been placed under one of the
tires for safety precautions, and it had been moved and was
lying next to the bus. Police reported approximately $585
worth of fireworks had been stolen.
* Sgt. Keith Range on Tuesday reported
that Mark Sullivan, 742 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain,
told police he was assaulted by three males while he was at
his girlfriend's house on Heaton Creek Road. Sullivan stated
that a male subject known to him came to the residence and
began jumping up and down on the hood of his car, causing
damage to the driver's side. When Sullivan went outside, he
said the subject and two other men assaulted him. He stated
that one subject hit him in the head with a beer bottle while
the others punched and kicked him. Sullivan's girlfriend also
stated that the male subject kicked her in the ribs.
* Robin Taylor, 104 Cecil Vanhuss Road,
told CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland Wednesday that some of her
neighbor's children came onto her property and killed two
of her kittens. Two more kittens were injured at the time
of the report. Another neighbor, Stacy Kilgore, stated she
saw two children on Taylor's property.