July 31, 2002

Arrests

   * Connie R. Purcott, 45, 234 Clarks Creek Road, Jonesborough, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jim Whaley on a warrant charging her with sale of Schedule IV.
   * Scotty Lee Calloway, 28, 220 Lovers Lane, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a warrant charging him with theft under $500. The arrest stems from a warrant written by Lt. Rocky Croy following investigation into the July 22 theft of a weedeater and leaf blower.
   * Brandon Hobert Hyder, 19, 610 D. Droke Road, Piney Flats, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Kelly Wayne Greene, 43, 157 Chambers Hollow Road, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Loren L. Pearce, 35, 118 Cunningham St., was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Albert Nave and charged with public intoxication.
   * Nat David Hyder, 36, 918 Stateline Road, was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Brian Fraley after the officer responded to the residence regarding a domestic assault. When the officer arrived, he observed Sandy Campbell, 58, with a visible cut to her nose and redness in the right cheek area of the face. Campbell said Hyder struck her in the face and attempted to smother her. Hyder was charged with assault under domestic violence.
   * Joseph M. Whitson, 147 Wilbur Dam Road, was issued a summons Saturday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh charging Whitson with underage consumption.

Fraud

   * EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero responded Monday to Long John Silver's, 509 W. Elk Ave., regarding a possible counterfeit bill. The assistant manager told the officer that a customer came inside the restaurant and placed a carry-out order, paying with a counterfeit $10. The bill was turned over to EPD's Criminal Investigation Division.

Car Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley responded Monday to State Route 400 near the Bristol Bridge regarding a car fire. Scott Stout, 703 Well St., told the officer that he was driving the 1989 Jeep when he pulled to the side of the road, smelled smoke, and saw fire coming from the vehicle.

Vandalism

   * Charles Woods, 1019 Pearl St., reported Saturday to EPD Capt. Clyde Croy that someone entered his yard and pulled two heavy flower boxes and a flower pot off his porch and broke them. The items were valued at about $200.

Theft

   * James W. Braswell, 322 Race St., and Margret Hatley, 327 Race St., reported Saturday to Capt. Clyde Croy that two unknown persons took several decorations from their yards and porches. A wreath and bird feeder were taken from the Hartley residence while a hummingbird statue and three small windmills were removed from the Braswell yard.

Auto mishap

   * Elizabethton Police responded to a report of an overturned vehicle in the Tetrick Funeral Home parking lot on Monday morning. EPD Sgt. Kenneth Hardin reported that a van belonging to the funeral home had been traveling through the parking lot when the driver, Daniel Akers, made contact with a guidewire. The van's left front tire went over the guidewire causing the van to flip onto its side, Hardin reported. Hardin also confirmed the van was transporting a body at the time of the accident. The driver was not injured, according to police.