July 30, 2002
* Lori Jennings, 35, 2060 Siam Road, was arrested
Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Dave
Ryan after officers were notified by Constable Landon Pritchard
that he was trying to stop a black Dodge truck and a large
red Chevrolet truck racing down Highway 91 toward Broad Street.
The vehicle stopped at Irene's Barber Shop on Broad Street,
where Jennings, driver of the Dodge, was observed at the passenger
side door of the Chevrolet, yelling inside the vehicle. When
officers got Jennings away from the truck, she told them that
she was trying to get the driver, James R. Soloman, to pull
over and tell him to remove his items from her daughter's
apartment. Two other men at the scene told officers they had
followed the vehicles down Highway 91 and saw the Dodge try
to run the Chevrolet off the road and travel into other lanes,
swerving in and out of traffic. Jennings' two children were
in the vehicle with her. Soloman and a passenger told officers
that Jennings was trying to cut them off and force them off
the road. When Soloman stopped his truck, he said, Jennings
came to the passenger's side, punched the door, and tried
to grab him. Jennings admitted grabbing Soloman, according
to the report. She was charged with four counts of reckless
* Joshua Daniel James, 18, 342 Dalewood Drive,
Johnson City, was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department
Ptl. Jason McCall on a warrant charging him with violation
* Robert Dale Peterson, 27, 332 Steamplant Road,
Watauga, was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt and
charged with failure to appear on public intoxication.
* Colden Herbert Fields, 21, was arrested Saturday
by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall on a warrant charging him with theft
over $1,000. He was taken into custody and later handed over
to the Washington County authorities, who held the original
* Daniel Gary Morris Jr., 20, 102 E. H St., was
arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh after the officer
responded to a domestic dispute which had become physical.
Amy Harper, 24, 102 E. H St., told the officer that Morris
had pushed her, then broke beer bottles and threw chairs off
the porch. Witnesses corroborated her report. Morris was charged
with assault under domestic violence and underage consumption.
* Jonathan David Daniels, 21, 444 E. Doe Ave.,
was arrested Friday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran on a warrant
charging Daniels with violation of probation.
* Shawn B, Stalcup, 20, 297 Keenburg Road, was
arrested Monday by CCSD Lt. Harvey Guess after he and Deputy
Kenny Cornett responded to Crook Street in Hampton in reference
to a white vehicle that had run off the roadway and into a
ditch. When the officers arrived, they found a white Toyota
sitting in the middle of the road with the engine running
and the transmission in drive. A white female was found behind
the wheel asleep. When awakened, the 17-year-old girl was
given three field sobriety tasks, which she performed poorly.
It later was learned that she had consumed two Xanax, according
to the report. She was taken into custody and charged with
DWI. Upon awakening the passenger, identified as Stalcup,
he, too, was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tasks,
which he did poorly, according to the report. He was taken
into custody and charged with public intoxication. Upon searching
Stalcup, Lt. Guess found a bottle containing 5-1/2 Xanax in
his front pocket. A marijuana cigarette also was found inside
the vehicle. Stalcup was charged with public intoxication,
possession of Schedule IV and possession of Schedule VI.
* Matthew Wayne Caldwell, 19, 205 Roam Hollow
Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe and charged
with drinking under age, going armed and possession of drug
paraphernalia with residue.
* Peggy Ann Dingus, 44, 117 Marlow Lane, Hampton,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett after the
officer responded to a domestic disturbance at the residence.
The male complainant told the officer that Dingus was drunk
and had been breaking items in the residence, but had run
when she saw officers approaching. Officers were unable to
locate her at that time, however, around 2 a.m., Deputy Cornett
responded to the residence a second time and found Dingus
lying in the weeds at a next-door neighbors. She was charged
with public intoxication.
* Sherwood S. Davis, 33, 228 Jenkins Hollow Road,
was arrested Friday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett on a capias
charging him with failure to appear on fines.
* April Dawn Ashley, Tyler Apartments, Johnson
City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett and charged
with violation of probation and failure to appear.
* Gerald Eugene Randall, 47, 377 Willow Springs,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe and charged with
two counts sale of Schedule III.
* Michael Wade Holder, 31, 103 Mill Creek Road,
was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave and charged
with public intoxication.
* Michael Anthony Gifford, 18, 119 Fitzsimmons
Hill Road, was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with
* Roger Frank Mikolich, 55, 208 Happy Valley
Road, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Terry Blevins and
charged with violation of probation.
* Kevin Jason Ferguson, 28, Dye Leaf Road, Butler,
was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Al Meehan after the officer
was dispatched to a domestic dispute at 182 Atley Brown Road.
When the officer arrived, he observed Ellen Gregg, 586 Cowenton
Road, lying on the floor, crying and clutching her left leg.
Gregg told the officer that Ferguson had hurt her and that
he was holding her daughter in the woods against her will
and that she was afraid for her daughter's safety. While on
the scene, Deputy Meehan was advised that the sheriff's department
held three warrants on Ferguson. Meehan, who was joined at
the scene by two Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officers,
entered the woods. As Meehan called for Ferguson to come out,
he heard a woman scream. The officer moved deeper into the
woods and observed Ferguson in the path ahead. Deputy Meehan
ordered him to stop, however, Ferguson turned and ran, then
entered a nearby river with all of the officers in pursuit.
Ferguson eventually fell and the officers attempted to take
him into custody, at which point, he resisted. Ferguson was
sprayed with pepper spray and finally subdued. He was charged
with assault under domestic violence, public intoxication
and resisting arrest. He also was served a warrant charging
him with violation of probation, a capias charging him with
failure to appear on driving on suspended license, and failure
to appear on public intoxication. He also was served an order
* CCSD Deputy Albert Nave responded Saturday
to an assault call at 253 Lickskillet Road. Eddie Nidiffer,
of the residence, told the officer that he had been assaulted
by Allen Wesley Hicks, 237 Lickskillet Road. Upon further
investigation, it was determined that Nidiffer had attacked
Hicks with a weedeater. Nidiffer was transported to Sycamore
Shoals Hospital by Carter County Rescue Squad and later left
the hospital against medical advice. Nidiffer was later served
a criminal summons.