June 28, 2002
* Brian Joseph Ashley, 30, 134 Jade Drive, was
arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy
Mike Carlock after the officer came upon a two-vehicle accident
at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19E/Mill Pond Road and
Siam Road involving a white Chevrolet Cavalier and a red Pontiac
Firebird. The officer checked for injuries and found that
the driver of the Firebird had fled the scene. Other officers
arrived and searched for the driver. Deputy Carlock detected
an odor of alcohol coming from the Firebird and found a 12-pack
of beer inside with four cans still cold. A witness gave officers
a description of the driver, who Deputy Sarah Ryan located
about 3/4 of a mile from the accident scene on Siam Road.
The subject, who identified himself as Ashley, had glass fragments
embedded in the skin on the left side of his face. He also
had injuries consistent with the accident. He told Deputy
Carlock he had been out walking and when asked whether he
had been involved in an accident, stated that he had not been
driving that night. Ashley told the officer he had been in
an argument with his wife and that she told him to leave.
When questioned about his injuries, Ashley said he had fallen.
He also had an odor of alcohol about him and told the officer
that he had had a few beers. He was taken into custody and
transported to Carter County Jail where he was charged with
third-offense DUI, driving on revoked license, violation of
implied consent law and leaving the scene of an accident with
* Jan D. Gobble, 42, 525 Berry Ridge Road, Jonesborough,
was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian after
he responded to Rockhouse Road regarding a vehicle in the
roadway blocking traffic. The officer located a white Ford
which had run into a fence. A witness told the officer he
had seen two males leaving the scene walking. One of the males,
identified as Gobble, came walking up the roadway and under
questioning by the officer, admitted to being the driver of
the vehicle. The officer found two full beers in his pants
pockets. Gobble also had a strong odor of alcohol about him
and told the officer he had been drinking. He was charged
with second offense DUI and driving on revoked license.
* Four people were arrested Wednesday by Bristol,
Va., officers following investigation of a burglary at 1805
King College Road in Bristol. According to the report, Bristol
Tennessee Police were notified that an apartment at the above
address had been broken into. Officers observed that entry
had been gained through existing windows and found that numerous
collectibles and other items exceeding $500 in value had been
taken. Four white male subjects were observed running from
the scene, carrying the articles in their hands. They reportedly
entered a white vehicle bearing Maryland license plates and
fled toward King College. Officers observed the vehicle on
Virginia Avenue and attempted to stop it, without success.
The driver fled into Virginia without stopping for police
in either jurisdiction. The vehicle was later located in Washington
County, Va., where it was stopped by patrol officers there.
The four occupants were found in possession of items taken
from the burglary scene and were arrested and charged with
possession of stolen property. Warrants were issued in Bristol/Sullivan
County for the subjects, identified as: Jacob Evan Tester,
20, Bristol, Va.; Larry Wayne Tester Jr., 22, and Casey Joe
Woodby, 21, both of Bristol, and Shane Michael Reeder, 21,
Stevenville, Md. They were awaiting extradition to Tennessee.
* Stevie F. Wyatt, 276 Moser Road, was arrested
Thursday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau on fraud,
forgery and traffic charges. The arrest stems from investigation
following a traffic stop in which Wyatt used another subject's
name, date of birth and driver's license number. He was issued
a citation and forged the subject's name on the citation.
Wyatt also was revealed to have a revoked driver's license.