August 20, 2002
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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.
* 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.