July 15, 2002

Arrests

   * 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 intoxication.
   * 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.

Death

   * 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.

Burglary

   * 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 revoked.
   * 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.

Illegal dumping

   * 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.

Fire

   * 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 under.

Vandalism

   * 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.

Aggravated assault

   * 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.