July 17, 2002

Arrests

   * Wanda P. Jamison, 30, 186 Roy Bowers Road, was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Investigator Johnny Blankenship on a Criminal Court warrant charging her with third-offense DUI, violation of implied consent and child endangerment.
   * Gary A. Bowers, 21, 130 Dan Bowers Road, was arrested Monday by CCSD Investigator Chris Pierce on warrants charging him with burglary and theft under $500.
   * Brandon Keith Bolden, 20, 115 Beechnut St., Unit 12, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave on a warrant charging him with filing a false report. Bolden was in custody in Roane County before being transported to Carter County.
   * Lora Ann McKinney, 31, 115 Betterly Place, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock after the officer responded to the residence regarding an unwanted guest. The officer had responded to the residence earlier in the evening on the same complaint but the subject had left prior to the officer's arrival. McKinney was charged with public intoxication.

Fire

   * CCSD Sgt. Ken Dugger responded shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a fire at 131 Little Stoney Creek Road. Leea K. Mathes, 31, told the officer that she was awakened by the smoke alarm. Mathes said that before going to bed an eye on the kitchen stove had been left on. Mathes extinguished the fire with water. The top of the stove, the hood and the wall behind the stove were damaged. CCSD Deputy Mike Carlock, who also responded to the scene, went up the back steps to the residence and the wooden steps collapsed, causing him to fall about 6 feet to the ground. Deputy Carlock was treated at the scene by Carter County Rescue Squad and transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital for further treatment.

Vandalism

   * Joseph May, 67, 923 W. G St., reported Monday to CCSD Chief Deputy James Parrish that sometime within the past week someone cut the lock off of a cooler at Stoney Creek Orchards, located in Peters Hollow. Vandals then tore up wiring to the lights in the ceiling of the cooler. Damage was estimated at about $2,000.

Burglary/Theft

   * David Shoun, 40, 113 Midnight Drive, reported Monday to CCSD Chief Deputy James Parrish that someone removed several checks from Asplundh Tree Service from his mailbox around 11:50 a.m. Saturday. A witness observed a white male subject driving a small white car follow the mailman onto the street and take the mail out of the box belonging to Shoun just after the mailman put it in.
   * Crystal Brown, 23, 625 Sugar Hollow Road, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett that she and her husband came home around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and found their residence had been broken into. Brown said they did not call law enforcement at the time because it was late. Damage was observed on the front door and one of the bedroom doors. Missing was about $2,800 in cash, which had been in a glass jar. The jar was found lying on the bed.
   * M.L. Jack, 1626 Heaton Branch Road, Butler, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that sometime between Friday and Monday, someone stole approximately 80 7-foot locust posts from Farmers Supply, 6451 U.S. Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain. Jack advised the posts were stacked beside the building. Vehicle tracks were observed in the grass leading to where the posts were stacked.
   * Tammy Lynn LaTour, 35, 518 Johnson Ave., reported Monday to Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Charles Moreland that she had been out of town and when she arrived home she found that her door had been forced open. Muddy footprints were found on the kitchen floor, however, nothing was found missing at the time of the report. Earl Typhair, 519 Johnson Ave., told the officer that one day last week, someone driving a small gold car and a small black truck with red pin stripes, tried to take his boat from his driveway, however, he did not report it at the time. After talking with LaTour, Typhair called to report the incident.
   * Ivonne Christiane Michael, 43, 4802 Post Road, Nashville, reported Sunday to EPD Ptl. Jack Ramsey that she had stopped at Milligan Grocery July 12 to get gasoline for her vehicle and during that time, her son had opened the back of the truck and rearranged some of their luggage, accidentally leaving a Hartman duffel bag belonging to her outside the truck. The 18-inch brown-patterned cloth bag had her initials monogrammed in gold letters, and contained miscellaneous clothing, toiletries and prescription medication. Michael said she contacted the store when she noticed the bag missing and was advised by the clerk that the bag had been recovered and that they were holding it for her. However, when she returned to the store to pick up the bag, she was told that another female subject had come in, claiming the bag belonged to her. The clerk gave the bag to the other subject, who left with it.

Hit and run

   * Connie Caldwell, 38, 190 Edgewater Road, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett that while she was at Pearce's Chapel Church on Gap Creek Road, someone ran into her vehicle, causing damage to the left rear door.