July 2, 2002
* Rickie A. Duckworth, 48, 203 Smith Ave., was
arrested around 6 p.m. Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Mike McIntosh after the officer was dispatched to a hit-and-run
accident at the intersection of West Elk Avenue and Bemberg
Road. The vehicle left the scene and was spotted by EPD officers,
who attempted to stop it at the intersection of Hudson Drive
and West G Street. The driver of the red Chevrolet Cavalier,
later identified as Duckworth, ran the stop sign and continued
east on G Street. The driver then ran a red light at West
G and Bemberg Road, at which time police discontinued the
pursuit due to heavy motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Duckworth turned into Ingles parking lot where approximately
350 person were attending a Carter County Motor Club car show.
Duckworth nearly struck several persons, according to the
report, before stopping in the middle of the crowd and exiting
the vehicle. He was taken into custody. Investigation revealed
that Duckworth had crashed into the rear of a 1994 Chevrolet
Beretta driven by Joseph Montgomery, 21, 427 E. K St., then
got out and asked Montgomery not to call police. When Montgomery
called 911, Duckworth left the scene and nearly struck another
vehicle. He was charged with fourth-offense DUI, fourth-offense
driving on revoked license, following too close with contact,
leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, felony
evading arrest, two counts of failure to obey a traffic control
device, and five counts of felony reckless endangerment.
* Dayton Leonard McNeal, 67, 777 Sugar Hollow
Road, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt on three
outstanding capiases charging him with failure to appear.
* Johnny Wayne Fullen, 34, 426 White Hollow Road,
Bluff City, was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable at
Sycamore Shoals Hospital and charged with public intoxication.
* James Theodore Livsey, 31, of Kingsport was
arrested Saturday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley following a traffic
stop on Main Street. After running a check on Livsey, it was
found that he was wanted in Arkansas for failure to appear
on felony second-degree battery. He was charged with being
a fugitive from justice.
* Amy Nicole Russell, 31, 2006 W. G St., was
arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after the
officer responded to an accident at the drive-thru of Sammons
Hot Dogs, 2020 W. Elk Ave. According to the report, witnesses
said that as Russell attempted to drive up to the pickup window,
she struck a vehicle belonging to Debra Sammons, 1545 Colony
Park Drive, Johnson City, then backed up and hit the vehicle
again. While Russell was at the window waiting for her food,
she appeared to pass out, according to Sammons. When the officer
arrived, Russell was in the vehicle, which was in gear but
not running. The officer awakened her after several attempts.
Russell was charged with second-offense DUI and violation
of implied consent.
* Ernest Earl Brewer, 22, 1629 Central Ave.,
was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt after the
officer responded to a report of a possible drunken male at
Ingles. Brewer was charged with public intoxication.
* Glenn Allen Hopkins, 22, 1270 Bluefield Ave.,
Apt. A1, was arrested Sunday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley after
the officer was dispatched to U.S. Highway 19E near Siam Road
in reference to an intoxicated male. According to the report,
Sgt. Fraley located Hopkins near the highway, where he was
staggering and swaying as he attempted to walk east toward
Siam Road. Sgt. Fraley asked Hopkins whether he was OK, to
which Hopkins responded, "Sure, I'm drunk!" He was charged
with public intoxication and transported to Carter County
Jail where he was administered an Intoximeter test, resulting
in a blood alcohol content of .13 percent.
* Jeffery M. Surer, 18, 142 Spears Ave., was
arrested around 3 a.m. Monday after he was observed near the
drive-thru of Security Federal on East Elk Avenue. According
to the report, Surer was staggering and falling and unable
to stand under his own power. He told the officer he had not
been drinking but had taken two Klonopin earlier in the evening.
He was charged with public intoxication.
* David R. Escobar, 34, 255 Jenkins Hollow Road,
was served two summons Friday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh charging
him with worthless checks.
* Wesley A. Hicks, 36, 237 Lick Skillet Road,
was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Deputy Albert Nave and charged with public intoxication.
* William George Carlson, 35, 319 West St., Roan
Mountain, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson
and charged with public intoxication.
* Michael Shane Sims, 24, 111 Holston Ave., Apt.
2, was arrested Friday by Constable Bobby Canter following
a traffic stop. Sims was taken into custody on warrants charging
him with failure to appear on second-offense DUI and third-offense
DUI, second-offense driving on revoked, violation of implied
consent and possession of drug paraphernalia.
* James Wade Campbell, 21, 189 Norman Joines
Road, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Johnny Miller on
a warrant charging him with assault under domestic violence.
* Debbie S. Fink, 41, 146 Spring Drive, Johnson
City, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett after
the officer responded to an automobile accident on North Road.
She was charged with DUI and transported to Carter County
Jail where she was given an Intoximeter test, resulting in
a blood alcohol content of .15 percent.
* Donna Taylor, 32, 114 Davis Hollow Road, was
arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett on a warrant
from General Sessions Court charging her with violation of
* Christopher Effrick, no age available, 167
Bare Hollow Road, was served with warrants on Monday by CCSD
Deputy Kenny Cornett on charges of assault under domestic
violence and assault. According to CCSD Chief Deputy James
Parrish, deputies received a call of a fight in progress at
a Bare Hollow Road residence on Monday evening. Upon arrival,
deputies reportedly found a subject identified as Effrick,
who had sustained a severe gash on his arm by sticking his
arm through a window. When Cornett arrived on the scene, Effrick
allegedly ran into the woods. CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan and K-9
Kabor arrived at the scene and located him in the woods where
he was taken into custody without incident. The Carter County
Rescue Squad transported Effrick to Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
* Bertie Hodge, who was listed in the June 23
police beats charged with telephone harassment, is not Bertie
Marie Hodge of Hampton.