August 25, 2002
* Richard Douglas Linville, 3505 W. 56th St.,
Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested Thursday by Carter County Sheriff's
Department Deputy Todd Hamm following a traffic stop. Linville
was charged with public intoxication.
* Johnny Ray Berry, 1546 Broad St., was arrested
Thursday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm following a traffic stop.
Berry was charged with public intoxication.
* Mitchell Don Sneed, 6502 Serbert Ave., Cleveland
Ohio, was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm following
a traffic stop. Sneed was charged with DUI and violation of
* A 13-year-old male was arrested Thursday by
CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer was called to
a Siam Road residence regarding an unruly juvenile. According
to the report, the boy had been acting in a violent manner
all day, breaking and throwing things. The juvenile also had
threatened his sister with a pair of scissors, throwing them
at her and striking her just below the left eye, causing a
puncture wound. The juvenile was taken into custody to curtail
* Sharon Denise Fuller, 1240 Bluefield Ave.,
was arrested Thursday by CCSD Deputy Donnie White on two counts
of worthless checks.
* Cleveland Eugene Norris, 406 E. Mill St., was
arrested Thursday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jack
Ramsey for violation of an order of protection and false report.
* Wallace R. Ashby, 41, 315 Delaware St., Johnson
City, was arrested Thursday by officers of the Johnson City
Police Bureau following investigation into fraudulent purchases
made on a business account at Lowe's Home Improvement, 180
Market Place Blvd., Johnson City. Ashby was charged with two
counts of forgery and two counts of theft under $500.
* Christopher L. McCourry, 18, 317 Charlie Hicks
Road, Jonesborough, was arrested Saturday by officers of the
Johnson City Police Bureau and charged with auto burglary.
The arrest stems from an investigation into suspicious individuals
in the 500 block of W. Chestnut Street. Officers reported
finding McCourry hiding in the weeds allegedly possessing
some property that had reportedly been taken from a vehicle.
McCourry is being held in the Washington County Detention
Center under a $1,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Washington
County General Sessions Court on Monday.
* Johnson City Police Bureau is cautioning area
citizens to be aware of fraudulent letters, faxes and e-mails
sent to persons and businesses in the East Tennessee area.
The correspondence advises the recipient that the sender is
seeking citizens of the United States to assist in funneling
several million dollars from Nigeria because of widespread
corruption occurring in the nation. The sender advises recipients
they will receive 10 percent of the funds funneled into the
United States for their cooperation. Although there are varying
themes to the correspondence, the sender always relays to
the recipient a need for their assistance in having the funds
transferred. The letters, faxes and e-mails are fraudulent
attempts by persons seeking to obtain personal information,
business letterheads, bank account information, etc., which
then will be used by the suspects to defraud the victims of
their personal assets. Citizens are urged to refrain from
corresponding with these individuals due to the high potential
for fraud and the difficulty in recovering losses suffered
by the victims. Anyone receiving such correspondence is urged
to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 434-6166.