July 15, 2002
* William K. Cochran, 18, 169 Sinking Creek Road,
Johnson City, was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police
Department Sgt. Brian Fraley after the officer assisted Carter
County Sheriff's Department investigators in the service of
an arrest warrant taken by CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington.
Cochran was located in Room 238 at Days Inn Motel and was
charged with forgery and theft under $500.
* Marty Guy Greenwell, 45, 17401 Hwy. 67 West,
Butler, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach
and charged with possession of Schedule II for resale, possession
of Schedule II, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Keith E. Nave, 21, 923 E. Pine Ridge Circle,
was arrested Thursday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett on a fugitive
from justice warrant taken out by Investigator Johnny Blankenship.
Nave was wanted by Loudon County, Va., authorities for felony
grand larceny, credit card fraud and construction fraud.
* Douglas Lee Barnes, 200 McKeehan Ridge Road,
was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan on a charge
of driving on revoked license (second offense). He is scheduled
to appear in Sessions Court on July 29.
* Billie J. Long, 40, 150 Carr Hollow Road, was
arrested Friday by CCSD Investigator Chris Pierce on charges
of violation of probation and theft under $500. She is scheduled
to appear in Sessions Court on July 15.
* Bobby S. Morefield, 31, 229 Cobbs Creek Road,
Butler, was arrested by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on a charge
of assault under domestic violence. He is scheduled to appear
in Sessions Court on July 30.
* Roger F. Mikolich, 55, Quillen Medical Center,
was arrested at the sheriff's department on a charge of public
* Martha Jean Davidson, 31, 195 Green Pond Road,
Johnson City, was arrested by CCSD Sgt. Jeff Winters on charges
of DUI (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and
driving an unregistered vehicle. She is scheduled to appear
in Sessions Court on July 22.
* Russell E. Eldreth, 71, 310 Bouslog St., St.
Louis, Mo., was arrested by CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock on a
charge of aggravated DUI. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions
Court on July 29.
* Officers of Johnson City Police Bureau responded
Thursday to 1919 S. Roan St., to investigate a call of a body
being found in a car in the parking lot. Officers found the
body of Blaine Williams, 73, 320 Mayberry Road, Jonesborough,
inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. Williams
was pronounced dead at the scene. No foul play was expected
at the time of the report. The investigation is continuing.
* Linda Johnson, 50, 1707 Charlotte Drive, reported
Friday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that someone had entered
her residence on both Thursday and Friday. Johnson said she
returned home from work Thursday and found her front door
ajar and a green motorcycle, belonging to her stepson, Charles
T. Johnson, 27, 1503 Garden Road, parked in her carport. Johnson
said her stepson was currently in jail but was on work release
during the days and that he does not have a key to the residence.
Mrs. Johnson said that around 7:45 a.m., as she was leaving
for work, Charles pulled up in a Jeep Cherokee and advised
her he had left the motorcycle the previous day because it
began to rain. Mrs. Johnson said she went to work and returned
home around 6 p.m. and noticed mud on the kitchen floor and
an open Dr. Enuf bottle on the dresser of her bedroom. Johnson
said she left to go to the Twins baseball game and returned
home around 9:30 p.m. She then noticed that several dresser
drawers in the bedroom had been gone through and that a prescription
bottle with six Loritab and another bottle containing 12 Percocet
were taken from the drawer below where the Dr. Enuf was sitting.
Mrs. Johnson said a spare set of house keys also were taken
from the garage. Ptl. McIntosh went to Carter County Jail
and spoke with Charles Johnson, who said he had entered the
house through a kitchen window and that he had left the Dr.
Enuf on his stepmother's dresser. He denied taking any medication
from the residence, but said he did take the keys from the
garage. He also told the officer that he had had a problem
with abusing pain pills in the past but had gotten over it.
Johnson said he had been in jail about 1-1/2 weeks. When asked
whether he would test positive for any drug if given a urine
test, Johnson said he might test positive for Loritab because
he had taken one three days ago. Ptl. McIntosh was advised
by jailers that Johnson's work release privileges would be
* Jennifer Blair, 324 W. St., Roan Mountain,
reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Rebecka Bowers that someone
had entered her residence the previous evening and had taken
five satellite cards which had not yet been activated, and
a gold necklace with a butterfly charm which was still in
the box. Blair said about two weeks prior to the incident,
she had noticed two males looking in her window and that her
boyfriend had gone outside and scared them off.
* CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett was advised Thursday
by Carter County Road Superintendent Jack Perkins that someone
had dumped approximately 35 to 40 tires on the roadside along
Dry Hollow Road.
* CCSD Deputy Brad Johnson responded Thursday
evening to a structure fire at 606 Heaton Creek Road, Roan
Mountain. Roan Mountain Volunteer Fire Department was on the
scene and had extinguished the blaze. The owner, Bert Stanley,
46, told the officer that he had been burning some debris
in a wood stove in the garage and had left the building to
answer the phone. After stepping outside, he noticed smoke
and fire coming from the garage. The fire occurred after a
box containing pine needles, which was used by the family
pet as a bed, caught fire, igniting the table it was sitting
* CCSD Sgt. Jeff Winters spoke with Melissa Brown
on Saturday in reference to vandalism. Brown said a 13-year-old
female known to her had come to the door of her residence
and smashed out the glass in her front door using her fist.
* Carter County Sheriff's Deputy Penny Cornett
responded to a reported assault at a residence on Ollie Collins
Road on Friday. On arrival, Cornett observed Teni R. Turner
with apparent physical injuries. Turner was transported to
Sycamore Shoals Hospital. The incident remains under investigation.
* CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm responded to a report
of an aggravated assault near Browns Branch Road in Hampton.
On arrival, Hamm spoke with Darrell Hill who said he and his
brother Brian Hill had been speaking to Blake Guinn about
purchasing a piece of property in the area. Darrell Hill stated
that Carl Tolley Jr. joined the discussion and an argument
ensued. Hill alleged that Tolley pulled a handgun from his
pants and approached his brother. He said that he stepped
between the two and told Tolley to put the gun away before
someone got hurt. Hamm reported speaking with Tolley who allegedly
stated he had pulled a gun because Hill had made unwanted
remarks about his father. Tolley, 48, 811 Browns Branch Road,
was arrested on the charge of aggravated assault. He is scheduled
to appear in Sessions Court on July 29.