July 30, 2002

Arrests

   * 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 endangerment.
   * 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 of probation.
   * 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 warrant.
   * 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 vandalism.
   * 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 of protection.
   * 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.