June 21, 2002

Arrests

   * Richard Brent Taylor, 54, 1263 Bluefield Ave., was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall on a General Sessions Court capias charging him with failure to appear on public intoxication. He also was served a summons for failure to pay fines and costs in Criminal Court.
   * David Mark Markland, 28, 145 Amanda Smalling Road, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeff Markland and charged with assault.

Theft

   * Barbra Jackson, 70, 489 Garrison Hollow Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that her red Murray push mower was missing.

Vandalism

   * Ike Fortner, 50, 1238 Dennis Cove Road, Hampton, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett that he was checking on a residence at 130 Ed Green Road, Hampton, for a friend. When he went to check the residence he found that a window had been broken and someone had attempted to enter the residence through the back door. Nothing was found missing at the time of the report.
   * Gary Hensley, 717 Beech St., reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had entered a trailer on Rocky Branch Road which he owns and had vandalized the inside. Entry appeared to have been gained through a front window. The officer observed muddy footprints throughout the house. A kitchen cabinet and bathroom mirror had been broken and the screen on the bathroom and rear bedroom windows had been torn. Feces was found inside the refrigerator, which had been dented. A striker plate on the bedroom door and the rear storm door spring also had been damaged.

Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett responded Wednesday to a mobile home fire at 1207 Rittertown Road. James Scalf advised the officer that the home had caught fire on Friday night as well and the insurance adjuster had advised him to go in and try to salvage some of the family's personal property. While the family was next door eating lunch, their son looked out and saw smoke coming from the residence. The south end of the residence was fully engulfed in flames when the officer and firefighters arrived. Fire officials said Wednesday's fire did not appear to have started in the same location as Friday night's fire.