August 9, 2002
* Penny Jean Oliver, 33, 111 Dan Cole Road, was
arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt.
Penny Cornett on a warrant taken out by Sgt. Tim Lowe. According
to the complaint, Sgt. Lowe responded to the residence around
8:51 p.m. regarding a domestic dispute. Rick Oliver, 44, told
the officer that Mrs. Oliver was intoxicated and had started
an argument. Oliver said he tried to leave but that his wife
intercepted him and took his fishing poles. Upon talking to
Mrs. Oliver, the officer determined that she was intoxicated,
however, a primary aggressor could not be determined and no
arrests were made. Around 4 a.m., Oliver went to the sheriff's
department and said that Mrs. Oliver had held him hostage
with a .177-caliber pellet rifle after the officer responded
to the first call. He also told the officer that Mrs. Oliver
had assaulted him, causing injuries to his leg and arm. When
Oliver arrived at the sheriff's department, he was observed
to be holding his arm and was bent over double and limping
on his right leg. He had a small scrape on his left knee and
a blue knot on his left wrist. A warrant was taken out by
Sgt. Lowe charging Penny Oliver with assault under domestic
* Jennifer L. Cole Gaston, 33, 282 Mosier Road,
Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett
on a capias charging her with failure to appear on theft over
* Victor T. Haynes Jr., 19, 652 Jena Beth Drive,
was arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl.
Mike McIntosh after the officer went to the address in an
attempt to serve a warrant. The officer knocked on the door,
which was opened by a female, and asked whether Haynes was
there. The woman paused before saying that he was not. Ptl.
McIntosh informed her that officers had a legal right to search
the apartment, and upon searching, found Haynes in a bedroom.
He was taken into custody and charged with violation of probation.
* Robert B. Hammett, 50, 140 Jackson Ave., was
arrested Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena after the officer
responded to 150 Trudy St., in reference to an unwanted guest.
Hammett was charged with public intoxication.
* Michelle Lea Colon, 27, 1248 Bluefield Ave.,
was arrested Wednesday by EPD Sgt. Brian Fraley and charged
with driving on suspended license and violation of financial
* Melissa Jane Butler, 30, 371 Pine Hill Road,
was issued a summons Wednesday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran and
charged with violation of worthless check law.
* Rona L. Arrington, 33, 931 DeJarnette St.,
was issued a summons Wednesday by EPD Ptl. Jason McCall charging
her with violation of worthless checks.
* Raymond Floyd Carden, 67, 1310 Hillside Drive,
was issued a summons Wednesday by EPD Capt. Rusty Verran charging
him with stalking.
* Ruth T. Whitaker, 1020 Oak St., reported Wednesday
to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that someone had stolen the renewal
sticker from her license plate. Whitaker said she noticed
the sticker missing when she was stopped by a Johnson City
Police officer because her tag was expired. She said she purchased
the sticker July 30 and placed it on the plate, however, it
was not there at the time of the traffic stop.
* Ricky L. Smith, 170 Deloach St., reported Wednesday
to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that he and his family were at Wal-Mart
buying birthday presents for their children. After paying
for the merchandise, Smith said he put the wallet back into
his shorts pocket. As he was exiting the store, he said, a
female bumped into him. Smith said that when he got to his
vehicle, he noticed the black tri-fold wallet missing. The
wallet contained his driver's license, $17 in cash, a voter
registration card, and a key to a Days Inn motel room where
the family was staying while waiting to move into their new
* Loretta A. Pearce, 60, 415 Tollet St., Hampton,
reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach that sometime
in the past week, someone had removed more than $300 from
her living room table.
* Chris Snavely, 20, 2018 Ridgefield Road, Johnson
City, reported to CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe that someone entered
his 1993 Honda Accord and removed a Kenwood CD/Radio from
the vehicle, which was unlocked at the time of theft.
* James S. Church, 28, 187 Hardin Hollow Road,
reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that someone
had taken his four-wheeler from his father's home. His father
said the four-wheeler was parked behind the house the previous
night but was gone Wednesday morning when he got up. The vehicle
is described as a red 2001 Honda Rubicon.
* Becky Greenwell, 120 Spring St., Hampton, reported
Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach that someone had
stolen a DeWalt air compressor, a DeWalt miter saw, and a
chainsaw from a storage room. Greenwell said she left around
noon to take her son to the doctor and when she returned at
2:40 p.m., she found the door to the storage room open and
the items missing. The air compressor has "Dalton Gang" written
on it in white paint.
* Marshall Grindstaff, 48, 153 Fiddlers Branch,
reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd that someone
had entered his residence and had taken $600 cash from a drawer
and a .357 handgun.
* Robert Jason Mosley, 21, 887 Blevins Branch
Road, Bakersville, N.C., reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy
Shannon Deloach that he was driving his 1999 Chevrolet 1500
from Bakersville to Boone and that as he crossed into Tennessee
on Hughes Gap Road he noticed smoke coming from under the
center console. Mosley stopped to get out and saw fire under
the console. Mitchell County (N.C.) Fire Department extinguished
the blaze. Cause was unknown at the time of the report.