July 1, 2002
* 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.
* 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
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
* 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."
* 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.