June 20, 2002

Drowning investigation

   * 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.
Animal cruelty

* 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.