July 1, 2002

Death


   * Elizabethton Police Department Detective Matt Bowers is investigating the death of a Mountain City woman who died Sunday at Days Inn motel in Elizabethton. According to police, Capt. Clyde Croy and Ptl. Shannon Peters were dispatched to the motel at 4:11 p.m. on a report of a medical call requesting police assistance. On arrival, officers found Carter County Emergency Medical Service personnel inside Room 133 administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Bridgett A. Boudle, 29, 300 Furnace Creek, Mountain City, who was not responding to treatment. The victim was transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. Detective Bowers was called to the scene to investigate and three witnesses were taken to EPD's Criminal Investigation Division for statements. The body was sent to Quillen Dishner College of Medicine for autopsy. Further details were unavailable at press time.

Arrests

   * Carl W. Stevens, 30, 1361 Riverview Drive, was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins after the officer observed a white male driving a gray primer vehicle traveling west on a gravel road behind Wal-Mart. The vehicle continued on to Bemberg Road and the officer observed the driver put on his seat belt while waiting to turn east onto West Elk. The vehicle continued east in the left lane then made an unsafe lane change. The officer stopped the vehicle and detected an odor of marijuana. The driver also had an odor of alcohol about him and admitted to drinking beer before driving. The officer obtained consent to search the vehicle and Deputy Sarah Ryan and K-9 Sgt. Kabor responded to assist. Officers found marijuana seeds and residue, rolling papers, an unmarked bottle containing 23 white pills, a full, cold bottle of alcoholic beverage and 11 empty bottles, nine marijuana roaches and a set of postal scales. Stevens was charged with fourth-offense DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule III for resale, simple possession, violation of seat belt law, improper lane change and violation of implied consent.
   * Carl Perry, 20, 417 Washington Ave., was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Richard Haney after the officer responded to a domestic assault. When the officer arrived, he observed Perry in the back yard holding a shovel. Paul Perry, Carl's father, said his son had struck him in the side with a shovel. The officer observed an obvious wound. Carl told the officer he hit his father in self-defense, claiming that his father threw beer cans at him. Carl Perry was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and assault under domestic violence.
   * Betty Moody Burrow, 49, 505 Lee Ave., was arrested Thursday by EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott and charged with filing a false report and accessory after the fact.
   * Kalista Jana Mitchell, 21, 1484 Milligan Hwy., was arrested Thursday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey after the officer responded to a domestic disturbance. Mitchell was charged with assault under domestic violence after she allegedly struck her boyfriend in the head three times during an argument.
   * Todd A. Anderson, 36, 128 Castell Road, Unicoi, was issued a summons Thursday by EPD Ptl. Mike Merritt following a traffic stop. Anderson was charged with following too closely, driving on suspended license, and violation of seat belt law.
   * Melissa Ann Hicks, 19, 2218 S. Greenwood Drive #7, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by officers of Johnson City Police Bureau following investigation into unauthorized purchases made on a credit card at Wal-Mart in Johnson City on Feb. 9 and 11. Hicks was charged with four counts of forgery, five counts of theft under $500 and one count of identity theft.

Illegal dumping

   * Barbra Moffitt, 62, 202C Mountain View Drive, Hampton, reported Thursday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Hamm that someone had dumped five bags of garbage on her property at 122 Ed Stout Road. Several items of mail were recovered from the trash.

Theft

   * Brian K. Perrigan, 34, 1206 Hillside Drive, reported Thursday to Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott that someone had taken a black Motorola cell phone from his vehicle Tuesday evening.

Vandalism

   * Carroll Glen Wiseman, 60, 232 Long Hollow Road, reported Thursday to EPD Ptl. Tonya Scott that when he went to work Thursday, he found that some brush from a nearby tree had been left in the center of the parking lot in the shape of a "C."

Correction

   * A photograph in Sunday's Elizabethton Star was erroneously credited to staff photographer Rick Harris. The photo should have been credited to the World Information Service on Energy. The Star regrets the error.