August 20, 2002

Arrests

   * Matthew Lee Cox, 20, 861 Weaver Branch Road, Bluff City, was arrested Saturday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Roger Crowe following a check of a car wash on Railroad Street. Cox was charged with public intoxication.
   * Pam O. Smith, 47, 604 Beech St., was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters and charged with public intoxication.
   * Sheila Dawn Ferguson, 38, 124 Treadway St., was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw on a capias charging her with failure to appear on a charge of assault.
   * Marlin Moffitt, 28, 239 Riggs Road, was arrested Sunday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters following a traffic stop. Moffitt was charged with DUI and violation of implied consent.
   * John Russell Chappell, 46, and Roger Bolin, 43, were arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters after he and Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry were dispatched to 705 Poplar St., regarding a physical altercation. Both were charged with public intoxication.
   * Rondall Van Jenkins, 32, 136 Dogtown Road, was arrested Saturday by EPD Sgt. Roger Crowe following a traffic stop. Jenkins was charged with fourth-offense driving on revoked license and fifth-offense DUI. Jenkins submitted to an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .20 percent, or twice the legal limit for intoxication.
   * James B. Vines, 47, 124 Sheets Road, Hampton, was arrested Friday by EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw after the officer received a call of an intoxicated person looking in cars in the Pine Ridge Circle area. Vines was charged with public intoxication and also was served notice that he was banned from the property.
   * Billy Edward Pack, 66, 237 Lacy Hollow Road, was arrested Saturday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters after the officer responded to Lynnridge Apartments regarding an unwanted guest. Pack was charged with public intoxication and violation of the weapons law.
   * John Robert Moore, 29, 404 Sugar Hollow Road, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Pedro Salas Herrera, 32, no address listed, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Bradley Johnson after the officer noticed a male subject, identified as Herrera, staggering across Bristol Bridge and into oncoming traffic, according to the report. He was charged with public intoxication.
   * Joshua Aaron Blair, 20, 201 Dalewood Drive, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley on a capias charging him with failure to serve jail time on a violation of probation charge.
   * Jason Lee Richardson, 19, 171 George Williams Road, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a capias charging him with failure to appear on charges of aggravated burglary, theft over $500, and vandalism.
   * Cheryl Moffitt Sandoval, 24, 315 Reynolds Road, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Dave Ryan on a warrant charging her with assault.
   * Alfredo Carrillo Chavez, 44, 2760 Hwy. 91, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson on a capias charging him with failure to appear with fines and costs on a charge of public intoxication.
   * Mark Wayne Ritchie, 37, 154 Ritchie Farm Road, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Sarah Ryan after the officer responded to a vehicle accident in the area of Blue Springs and Berry Hill roads. According to the report, the driver reportedly left the scene, headed eastbound on Blue Springs Road, after striking a utility pole and breaking it into three pieces, then striking a telephone transfer box. Deputy Dean Jones responded to assist and located the vehicle on Ritchie Farm Road. The driver, identified as Mark Ritchie, was found unresponsive in the driver's seat. Upon awakening him, the officer detected an odor of alcohol and observed Ritchie to be unsteady on his feet and unable to follow directions. He also was unable to perform a series of field sobriety tasks due to his level of intoxication, according to the report, and was unaware that he had been involved in an accident. He was taken into custody and transported to Carter County Jail, where he submitted to an Intoximeter test, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .22 percent, or more than twice the legal limit for intoxication. Ritchie was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Fire

   * CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson responded Sunday to a report of a kitchen fire at 227 Aviation Drive. Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Chief Jason Shaw and firefighter Roger Lambert told the officer they received a fire alarm at the residence and arrived to find the house locked and unoccupied. After making forced entry, firefighters found a fire on the stove and extinguished it. According to the report, it appeared that a stove eye had been accidentally left on high with a pot containing boiled eggs sitting on it. After the water boiled off, the eggs began to burn. No fire damage was noted, however, the house sustained some smoke damage.

Theft

   * Ramona Jarrett, 375 MacMahan Gibbs Cemetery Road, Roan Mountain, reported Sunday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that a large waterwheel was stolen from a residence owned by her parents, William and Wanda Lassiter of Largo, Fla. Jarrett told the officer that the wheel was made of sheet metal and was approximately 6 feet high and 2 feet wide. It was red in color and had been leaning against the side of the residence. Marks from a vehicle were found in the grass beside the residence, indicating that the vehicle had backed in next to the house, where the perpetrators had loaded the wheel.

Vandalism

   * Brian Rowe, 203 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City, reported Saturday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had vandalized his property located at 1139 Railroad Grade Road. Rowe said he and his wife had been in the process of building steps from the roadside down to the riverbank on his property bordering Doe River. He had last worked on the steps Aug. 8, and when he returned to the property Saturday, he found that someone had taken up the lumber which made up two of the steps and had thrown it in the river. A large log which served as a step also had been rolled down the bank and into the water. The property was posted against trespassing.

Shots fired

   * Jennifer Ratcliff, 239 Swimming Pool Road, Hampton, reported Sunday to CCSD Deputy Al Meehan that she heard two shots fired in rapid succession, followed by a noise in her bathroom. A bullet, possibly a .38 caliber round, entered the north wall of the residence below and to the side of the bathroom window, penetrating the wall and striking the tile on the south side of the bathtub. The round then fell into the tub, where her daughter had just taken a shower shortly before the incident.