August 4, 2002
* Douglas Keith Conley, 603 Montgomery Street,
Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by agents of the 1st
Judicial District Drug Task Force and members of Carter County
Sheriff's Department after agents conducted a controlled "buy-bust"
on North Road in the west end of Carter County. Conley was
charged with sale of Schedule II (crack cocaine), possession
of Schedule II (crack cocaine), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Conley allegedly sold approximately 1 gram of crack cocaine
to an undercover operative, according to the report. He was
arrested during a traffic stop and upon inventory of the vehicle,
Detective Chris Pierce found two plastic baggies containing
a brown substance and one baggie containing a clear substance
inside a cigarette pack. A DTF agent located a white rock-like
substance in the passenger's seat. Pierce also found a broken
glass tube with residue and screen in the driver's floorboard.
Conley's bond was set at $15,000 with arraignment set for
Aug. 20 in General Sessions Court.
* Jerry Eugene Potter, 28, 171 Buck Mountain
Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Ken
Dugger and charged with violation of probation and assault
under domestic violence.
* Jason Glenn Price, 23, 202 Old Lacey Hollow
Road, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department
Sgt. Patrick Johnson after he and Detective Chris Pierce responded
to a complaint of a domestic altercation. A female subject
advised that she and Price had been in a physical altercation
in which they both had taken part. Sgt. Johnson then went
to Price's residence and upon approaching the front porch,
found the front door open and detected a strong odor of marijuana.
The officer stepped away from the doorway and observed Price
sitting on the couch holding a small object in his hand which
appeared to be the butt of a marijuana cigarette. Price dropped
the item into an ashtray and attempted to get Sgt. Johnson
into another room, according to the report. The officer found
the remainder of two marijuana cigarettes, which he seized
along with a pack of rolling papers, in the ashtray and advised
Price of his rights. Price told the officer he had had a hard
time and only smoked the marijuana to take the edge off. He
was charged with possession of Schedule VI.
* Casey Reed, 36, 111 Stillwater Circle, was
arrested Wednesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy and charged with
* Sam Henry Malone Jr., 24, 140 Central Drive,
Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Mike Commons
and charged with violation of probation.
* Adam Mitchell Ellison, 20, 743 Browns Branch
Road, Hampton, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. George
Skeans on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* Kevin Ward, representing Carter County School
Systems, reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson that
six wooden decks from the front of portable classrooms, had
been taken from the grounds of the old Cloudland Elementary
School. The classrooms themselves had been moved to other
locations, with the decks to be transferred later. The decks
were valued at $3,200.
* Robin Tester, 40, 114 Eldridge Drive, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that she was getting ready
to mow the yard when she found all four wheels and tires missing
from her red Murray riding lawn mower.
* Ford Townsend, 1297 Rittertown Road, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Gregg Nave that while he was at work,
his girlfriend found that his home had been broken into from
a rear bedroom window. Missing were a 9 mm Beretta, a table
saw, five blank checks with Townsend Trucking on them, two
wide gold bracelets, wedding rings/diamond set, two pocket
watches, coin collections, and two Bowie knives.
* Harold L. Mann, 59, 122 Lewis Blevins Road,
reported Thursday to CCSD Deputy Rebecka Bowers that his payroll
check from Volunteer Blind Industries had been stolen from
his home. Mann said the check had been in his wallet and the
only time it could have been taken was when he was asleep.
Mann told the officer that his boss advised the check already
had been cashed.
* Dexter G. Hoilman, 40, 354 Garland Branch Road,
Johnson City, reported Wednesday to CCSD Sgt. Ken Dugger that
he found animal parts in the creek above his residence. The
parts appeared to have been there for about a week, and were
badly decomposed. The parts reportedly came from a meat market.