July 7, 2002

Arrests

   * Eve Lynn Wiggins, 27, 372 Jenkins Hollow, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jim Whaley on a capias charging her with failure to appear on criminal impersonation and criminal trespassing.
   * Bernard Keith Harmon, 45, 1170 Hwy. 321, Butler, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a warrant taken out Dec. 12, 2000, by Sgt. George Skeans, charging Harmon with aggravated assault.
   * Bobbie Rae Collins, 27, 309 S. Sycamore, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Dean Jones on a capias charging her with failure to appear on worthless checks.
   * Anthony Wayne Hall, 32, 185 Sheets Hollow Road, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan after the officer responded to 340 Anderson Road regarding a one-vehicle accident with property damage. While the officer was awaiting a wrecker to tow the vehicle, Hall returned to the scene and told the officer that he was attempting to turn the vehicle around when it slid into a ditch. The officer detected a moderate odor of alcohol on Hall's breath. Hall said he consumed one beer with dinner before leaving Spartanburg, S.C. The officer observed Hall stagger as he walked to the vehicle and asked him to confirm how many beers he had drunk. Hall then advised that he had consumed two beers. The officer advised him of his contradictory statements, at which time he also advised that he had taken prescribed Xanax. The officer observed that the bottle had been filled July 3 for a total of 20 pills. Only 12 pills remained on July 4. Hall was asked to submit to a series of field sobriety tasks, which he performed poorly. He was taken into custody and transported to Carter County Jail where he submitted to an Intoximeter test, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .20 percent. He was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
   * Officers of the Johnson City Police Bureau arrested a male juvenile Saturday after investigation of an incident of road rage that occurred in the area of West Market Street and State of Franklin Road. The juvenile was arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including two counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle, felony evading, resisting arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving on a suspended drivers license. The juvenile was being held Saturday in the Johnson City Juvenile Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court on Monday.
   * Officers of the Johnson City Police Bureau responded to 403 W. Pine St. at 6:50 p.m. Friday in reference to a fight with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers found two subjects that had been assaulted with a fireplace poker. The victims refused any medical treatment at the scene. Upon investigation, officers arrested Jason French, 24, 302 Princeton Road, #17. French was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and transported to Washington County Detention Center. He is being held on $10,000 bond and faces a General Sessions Court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Monday
  
Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm responded Thursday to 108 Grandview Drive regarding a residential fire. James Adkins told the officer that he had replaced a fuse when he heard a loud pop. He said he and his wife then began smelling smoke and noticed that the corner of the bed in the rear bedroom was on fire. He ran outside and retrieved a garden hose but when he went back inside, the entire bed was engulfed in flames. Adkins said he and his wife were forced out of the residence by the flames and thick smoke. The home and all its contents were destroyed. A 5-year-old pet iguana also perished in the fire. Central Fire Department responded.
  
Burglary

   * Larry Irick, 42, 134 Lovers Lane, reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had burglarized a trailer located at the above address. Irick said he had moved and had not been to the trailer in more than four weeks. When he returned Thursday to move some items out of the trailer, he found that someone had made entry by prying open the rear door. A Whirlpool dishwasher had been taken from the kitchen, cabinet doors were pulled off the hinges, a large amount of machinist tools were missing from an upright tool chest located in a rear bedroom. The tools were valued at $2,500 to $3,000. The front door also was missing, along with a Montgomery Ward riding lawnmower, a Sears Farm and Garden riding mower, and a black 1987 Chevrolet Camaro with a performance engine, custom wheels and tires.