The First Judicial Drug Task Force and Carter County Sheriff's
Department arrested two Elizabethton men and a Virginia woman
after an informant working for the DTF arranged to purchase
an automatic assault rifle from one of the suspects. Constable
Thomas Smith reported the informant purchased a MAK-90 rifle
from three suspects who were then arrested by authorities. Edward
Timbs, 47, 112 Suess Road, was arrested on charges of sale of
a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon,
and conspiracy to sell a prohibited weapon. John Reece, 40,
199 Marion Branch Road, was charged with sale of a prohibited
weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, resisting
arrest, and conspiracy to sell a prohibited weapon. Cynthia
Dalton, 36, 4368 Cookburg Road, Chatham, Va., was arrested on
charges of sale of a prohibited weapon and conspiracy to sell
a prohibited weapon. The CCSD report also alleged a hunting
knife was found on Timbs and a Reece was found to have a .45
caliber pistol and a hunting knife. All three are scheduled
to appear in General Sessions Court on Sept. 3.
* Johnny W. Glass, 35, 2257 Siam Road, was arrested
Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Penny Croy and CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy on
charges of aggravated criminal trespassing and going armed.
He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Sept.
* Christopher Allen Vestal, 22, 204 Ed Green Road,
Hampton, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on
a warrant for violation of probation. He is scheduled to appear
in General Sessions Court on Aug. 30.
* Paula McNealy, 36, 237 Lick Skillet Road, was
arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm on a warrant charging
her with manufacturing Schedule VI drugs and possession of drug
paraphernalia. She is scheduled to appear in General Sessions
Court on Sept. 3.
* Susan Marie Izbicki, 20, 200 Ashe Street, Johnson
City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley on a
charge of theft under $500. She is scheduled to appear in General
Sessions Court on Sept. 23.
* On Wednesday, CCSD Deputy Todd
Hamm was advised by the 911 Communications Center of a burned
vehicle off Dennis Cove Road on the gravel road going to the
rifle range. On arrival, Hamm reported finding the vehicle --
a Ford Ranger truck -- parked on the gravel road. Hamm reported
the truck's cab and engine were totally destroyed and a small
portion of the cab was still smoldering. A vehicle identification
number could not be found on the vehicle and the vehicle's tag
had not been reported stolen, Hamm reported.
* CCSD Sgt. G.S. Johnson spoke with
David R. Brown on Thursday. Brown advised that he had woke up
this date and found his 1983 Mazda truck missing. Brown advised
he had left the vehicle parked in the front yard of his Peachtree
Lane residence the previous night. The vehicle was left unlocked
with the keys inside, Brown reported.