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 violence.
   * 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 $500.
   * 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 responsibility.

   * 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 residence.
   * 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.