August 7, 2002

Arrests


   * Joseph Michael Edwards, 20, 801 Beech St., was arrested Sunday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jason McCall following investigation into a speeding ticket issued in April by the officer. According to the report, Ptl. Shaw was contacted July 11 by Danny Birchfield, 21, 109 Trail Lane, Gray, regarding the citation the officer had issued in his name. Birchfield advised the officer that he was not the person who was issued the ticket. Ptl. McCall met with Birchfield and determined that he indeed was not the person given the ticket. The subject driving the car presented a Tennessee driver's license with Birchfield's name, date of birth and Social Security number, however, the driver's license number was different by one digit. Through investigation it was found that Edwards was the actual driver and that his license was suspended for failure to satisfy a citation at the time Ptl. McCall issued the speeding ticket for traveling 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. Edwards was located Sunday by Capt. Rusty Verran and when Ptl. McCall went to the residence to identify him, Edwards denied driving the vehicle on the day in question, but told the officer that he had gotten a ticket in Johnson City and had used false identification. While questioning Edwards, the officer recognized a hat matching the one the driver had been wearing on the date of the April traffic stop. Edwards was charged with speeding, criminal impersonation and driving on suspended license.
  
* Elizabethton Police Officer Tonya Scott was dispatched to 135 Daniel Lane on Monday in reference to a hostage situation. On arrival, she made contact with the victim, identified as Angie Oliver, who advised her ex-husband, identified as Johnny Scott Oliver, would not let her leave the residence. She advised police that she had come to the residence to pick up her son. Scott reported that Johnny Oliver had been advised several times to go inside the residence. When Ms. Oliver and her son were attempting to leave, Scott reported that Mr. Oliver entered Ms. Oliver's vehicle and refused to leave after two warnings from police to go back inside. Oliver was then arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and transported to the Carter County Jail.
   * Jason A. Greer, 25, 111 Dyer St., Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Lt. B.L. Huffman. According to the arrest report, Huffman responded to United Oil Market in reference to a warrant on Greer for violation of probation. On arrival, Huffman reported identifying a male subject in the store as Greer. Huffman reported when he approached Greer and advised him he was under arrest, Greer allegedly became violent and a struggle ensued which continued outside the market. Huffman reported that after several minutes of rolling around on the pavement, Greer was restrained and transported to the Carter County Jail. He was charged with resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Aug. 20.
   * Lori A. McKinney, 31, 3028 Siam Road, was arrested without incident on Monday by Deputy Fred Sluder on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging her with violation of probation.
   * Mitchell K. Estep, 24, 182 Josiah Trail, was arrested without incident Monday by Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant from General Sessions Court charging him with violation of probation. He is scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Aug. 8.
   * Travis Stout, 19, 158 Chase Drive, Roan Mountain, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson on charges of underage consumption of alcohol and public intoxication. He is scheduled to appear in General Session Court Aug. 20.
   * Richard Allen Stout, 24, 251 Browns Branch Road, was arrested by EPD Patrolman Richard Haney on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Sharon D. Fuller, 27, 192 Rosewood Circle #6, was arrested Monday by EPD Officer Shannon Peters on a capias issued from Criminal Court for 78 counts of forgery. She was taken into custody in General Sessions Court.
   * EPD Officer Shannon Peters reported that while on routine patrol Monday, he observed a subject known to his as Raymond K. Anderson, 21, 910 Cedar Ave., driving a Ford Probe on Stateline Road. Peters reported initiating a traffic stop on Highway 19-E. A check with the communications center found Anderson's driver's license had been revoked in January. He was taken into custody by Peters and transported to the sheriff's department.
   * Keith Rutter, 37, 518 Race St., was arrested Tuesday by EPD Sgt. John Bailey on an attachment from Circuit Court for refusal to pay child support. He was taken into custody at his residence and transported to the sheriff's department.
  

Summons

   * Jacob A. Mascioli, 20, 347 Hwy. 91, was issued a summons Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall after the officer was dispatched to Food City, 908 Broad St., regarding a shoplifter. A store employee told the officer that he was in his car in the parking lot when he saw Mascioli remove two packs of steaks from his shorts. The employee escorted Mascioli back inside and called 911. Mascioli told the officer that he was going to a barbecue and wanted to bring the steaks. He also said he took them without paying for them, according to the report. The steaks, valued at $22.92, were recovered. Mascioli was charged with theft of merchandise.
   * Shannon M. Bass, 25, 919 Pine Ridge Circle, was issued a summons Saturday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran charging her with violation of worthless check.
   * Lenora Deaton McCracken, 40, 1252 Bluefield Ave., was issued a summons Saturday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran charging her violation of worthless checks.
   * Teresa M. Moody, 46, 121 Berry Hill, was issued a summons Sunday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh after the officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart regarding an animal call. The officer was advised that someone had left a dog inside an Eagle Talon with the windows rolled up. The officer located the vehicle and observed it had been left unattended with the engine running, the air conditioning on, and the driver's side window rolled down slightly. The dog appeared alert and comfortable and was jumping back and forth from the back seat to the front, near the gear shifter and emergency brake, according to the report. Ptl. McIntosh had the store page the owner of the vehicle to meet with the officer outside. Moody was issued a summons charging her with violation of the unattended motor vehicle statute.
   * Brandy D. Craig Hilton, 20, 206 Mountain View Drive, Hampton, was charged with failure to yield and violation of seat belt law following a three-car accident Thursday at Betsy Towne Shopping Center. According to EPD Ptl. Mike Merritt, Judy A . Walton, 51, 105 Sims Hill Road, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 19E in a 1998 Plymouth Neon when Hilton attempted to make a left turn from U.S. 19E northbound into the shopping center. Hilton's 1996 Pontiac Grand Am struck the left side of Walton's vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a 1994 Dodge Intrepid driven by Lois J. Day, 53, 1131 Riverview Drive. Day's vehicle was sitting stationary in the exit lane of the shopping center. Hilton and Day were transported to Sycamore Shoals Hospital by Carter County Rescue Squad. A passenger in Day's vehicle, identified as Martha W. Lane, 50, 1362 Big Hollow Road, Blountville, was transported to Johnson City Medical Center by the rescue squad.
   * Elizabeth Paula Mitchell, 21, 176 Franklin Lane, was issued a summons Sunday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran charging her with custodial interference.
   * Robert Jennings Hamilton, 21, 103 Church St., was issued a summons Sunday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran charging him with violation of worthless check.
   * Joshua Glenn Pearce, 23, 214 E. Cottage Ave., was served an order of protection Sunday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran.
   * Linda Greene, 54, 822 Walnut St., was issued a summons Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall charging her with telephone harassment.
  
Theft


   * Bodie Dewayne Gwaltney, 29, 107 Estill Drive, reported Saturday to Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Johnny Miller that he found some of his medication missing from his residence. Gwaltney advised that the prescriptions had been filled July 23.
   * Donnie Townsend, 116 J.C. Vines Road, Hampton, reported Sunday to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that someone had stolen six bottles of medication and three prescriptions from his vehicle. The car was unlocked at the time of theft.
   * Deniece Wood, 32, 203 Green Hollow Road/Poga Road, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Gregg Nave that her home had been entered while she was out of town and a VCR, eight witchcraft books and several cards were taken.
   * Kathy King, 35, 1613 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that someone had entered her residence at 2023 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, and had taken an angel what-not. An Alaskan Husky/Chow, cream and white in color, which was tied in the rear of the residence, also was taken.
   * A clerk at the BP station on First Avenue in Hampton reported Friday to CCSD Reserve Sgt. Jeff Winters that a man entered the store and removed a 12-pack of 12 oz. Budweiser from a display, then left without paying.
   * Luther E. Bailey, 500 Jena Beth Drive, reported Friday to EPD Capt. Rusty Verran that someone had taken a Pioneer car stereo from his vehicle. Entry was gained by opening the cloth top of the Geo Tracker. The dash was damaged in the incident.
   * Brad Headrick, 160 Carden Drive, Johnson City, reported Friday to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that someone had entered his 1999 Jeep Wrangler while it was parked at the residence and removed a Sony Explode 50 watt 4-channel CD player with flip-down face.
   * Alicia Smith, 18, 487 Corner Road, Mountain City, reported Saturday to CCSD Deputy Johnny Miller that someone had stolen 35 CDs and case from her vehicle while she was at the Captain's Table restaurant near Hampton.
   * Jason Hensley, 22, 122 Milligan Lane, Johnson City, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett that someone had broken into his vehicle during the night and had taken his car stereo. The dash sustained damage during removal of the stereo.
   * April L. Clawson, 25, 175 Jim Elliott Road, reported Friday to CCSD Sgt. Ken Dugger that someone had entered her 1995 Chevy Cavalier and had taken a Pioneer Super Tuner CD player. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.
   * Jeff Shell, 31, 1226 Bristol Hwy., reported July 29 to CCSD Lt. Harvey Guess that someone had stolen an Everstart car battery from his vehicle. The battery was only a few days old, he said.
  
Assault

   * Gigi Berry, 38, 1990 King Springs Road, reported Friday to CCSD Lt. Bobby Huffman that she had been assaulted by her son, who left the residence before the officer arrived. Berry had a busted lip and other injuries and was transported to Johnson City Medical Center by Carter County Rescue Squad.
   * CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan responded Friday to Sycamore Shoals Hospital's Emergency Room regarding an assault that had occurred at a residence on Edgewater Circle. A 12-year-old male advised the officer that he was visiting a friend when a white male entered the residence, approached him, and struck him in the mouth with a closed fist. The juvenile's mouth was swollen and bleeding and several of his teeth were either loosened or missing, according to the report. The juvenile said he believed the incident occurred due to a past physical altercation between him and an acquaintance of the suspect.
  
Counterfeit

   * A clerk at the BP station on First Avenue in Hampton reported Thursday to CCSD Reserve Sgt. Jeff Winters that a woman came in to the store to purchase some items and presented a $20 bill. Upon checking the currency with a special marker, the clerk said she believed the money to be fake.
  
Property damage

   * EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh responded Friday to Citgo convenience store, 2404 W. Elk Ave., in reference to property damage. A store employee advised the officer that a female with dark hair, operating a newer model white four-door sedan, left the gas pump area with the fuel nozzle still inserted into her vehicle's gas tank, resulting in the fuel pump lever breaking away from the hose. According to the clerk, the driver stopped and advised she was sorry, then left without giving the store her name. The driver, Angela G. Denton, 39, 4654 Greenwood Drive, Jonesborough, was located later by police and stated that she was late for work and had accidentally pulled away from the pumps. She stated that she would contact the store regarding paying for damages.
   * Candy S. Fair, 51, 191 Big Springs Road, reported Friday to EPD Ptl. Joey Proffitt that she was pulling through Citizens Bank parking lot when the vehicle traveled off the curb and struck a fence. The property owner was contacted.
  
Auto burglaries

  
* EPD Sgt. John Bailey was dispatched to the 1300 block of Spruce Lane Monday on a reported auto burglary. On arrival, Bailey reported speaking with Freddie Callahan who advised that he had observed two female subjects take the portable CD player from his wife's vehicle. He also advised he saw the suspects take a CD player from another vehicle at 907A Pine Ridge Circle. Bailey reported that officers searched the area but could not find the suspects. According to the victim at Pine Ridge Circle, Victoria Hyatt, the windows of her vehicle were down and the doors were unlocked. Both victims advised Bailey that no other property was taken from their vehicles.
   * On Monday, Chad Vandiver, 70 Milligan Lane, Johnson City, reported to CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian that when he went to his Ford truck on this date, he found someone had entered his vehicle and taken an Alpine CD/radio player. The Ford truck was parked at Vandiver's residence. He also reported that the intruder had busted the 4-wheel drive engagement switch out of the vehicle's dashboard.
   * CCSD Deputy Dean Jones was dispatched to 143 Milligan Lane on Monday in reference to a burglary. On arrival, Jones spoke with Tara Carr, who stated she was going to leave her residence when she noticed the front seat of her Acura Integra was down. She reported finding her Clarion CD player missing from the vehicle. Jones reported that there was no forced entry to the vehicle, but Carr had reported the vehicle was locked.