August 7, 2002
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Linda Greene, 54, 822 Walnut St., was issued
a summons Saturday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall charging her with
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
* 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