August 11, 2002
* Robert Edward Hutton, 41, 912 E. Myrtle Ave.,
Johnson City; James D. Bass, 40, 212 S. Sycamore St.; Carol
Kowalski, 45, 915 Pine Ridge Circle, Apt. F; and Andrew W.
White, 31, 915 Pine Ridge Circle, Apt. D, were arrested Thursday
by Elizabethton Police Department officers. According to the
report, EPD Ptl. Jesus Pena was assisting Kelly Geagley of
Elizabethton Housing Development Authority at 915 Pine Ridge
Circle regarding a 1994 Nissan Carter County Bank was seeking
to repossess. The vehicle was located next to the 915 building.
Geagley and Ptl. Pena then went to Kowalski's apartment and
upon entering, observed Kowalski, White, Hutton and Bass inside
the apartment and detected an odor of marijuana. Bass and
Hutton, who had been banned from the property, were taken
into custody and charged with criminal trespassing. Police
then asked and received permission to search Kowalski's apartment.
Ptl. Pena called for backup from Capt. Rusty Verran and other
officers. While waiting for officers to arrive, Ptl. Pena
and Geagley found a pipe believed to contain marijuana residue,
and a bag containing what was believed to be a small amount
of marijuana. Kowalski was charged with simple possession
of Schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia. During
a search of the premises, Detective Greg Workman found a white
decorative box behind the building containing a small amount
of costume jewelry, two partial marijuana cigarettes, two
sets of hemostats, a set of scales, pipe, marijuana seeds
and buds. Sgt. Brian Fraley, who also responded, went to apartment
915 D, home of Andrew and Kimberly White, and obtained consent
to search. During the search, Sgt. Fraley found a set of scales,
an EPD captain's badge, a copper canister containing four
baggies with a small amount of marijuana, five pipes with
marijuana residue, a set of hemostats with residue, a razor
blade and three cut straws which tested positive for cocaine
residue, and a set of tweezers with marijuana residue. Andrew
White told police the items belonged to him. He was charged
with possession of Schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
During a search of Apartment E, police located Myran Keith
Montgomery, 34, 851 Hwy. 91, and served a summons charging
him with theft of rental property from Video Fever.
* Jimmy D. Guinn, 21, 715 H. St., was arrested
Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Tim Lowe
and charged with violation of probation, and a capias charging
him with failure to appear on second-offense DUI and public
* Douglas Arthur Barr, 21, 1108 Whitehouse Road,
Greeneville, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan
on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
* Rebecca Andrews, 28, 1371 Hwy. 91, was arrested
Friday by EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh on an attachment from Circuit
Court charging her with contempt.
* Ted Lewis, 59, 169 Campbell Rash Road, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd that someone had entered
a vacant apartment he was remodeling and had taken the hot
water heater, two construction work lights on a stand and
two extension cords.
* Messala Tolley, 19, 186 Clay Little Road, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan that her CD player had
been taken within the last week by a subject who was helping
her move to her new address. Tolley said she contacted the
individual and he advised that he had taken it in compensation
for helping her move.
* Pamela D. Vance, 34, 1293 Bluefield Ave., reported
Friday to EPD Ptl. Mike McIntosh that while she was visiting
a neighbor across the hallway, someone entered her apartment.
Vance said when she returned home shortly after midnight,
she found her apartment door ajar and the sliding glass door
open. Vance said the sliding glass door had been locked and
her apartment door had been closed but unlocked. Nothing was
missing at the time of the report, however, Vance stated that
her prescription medication appeared to have been gone through.
* Amy Montgomery, 28, 1837 Gap Creek Road, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that she parked her vehicle
in the driveway the night before and was putting her 2-year-old
child in the car Thursday morning when the vehicle started
rolling. Montgomery said the 1995 Ford Windstar rolled from
the driveway into the woods. She was unable to remove the
child until the vehicle stopped. The child was not injured
and the vehicle was still in park. It sustained damage to
the passenger's side, rear and under the vehicle.
* James Tribble, 76, 253 Bill Nave Loop, reported
Thursday to CCSD Deputy Loretta Cloyd that he heard a noise
outside his residence around 9:30 p.m. the previous day and
when he went outside Thursday morning, he found the driver's
side window had been broken out of his 1987 Mercury Lynx.