September 10, 2002

Arrests

   * Jeff Allen Ingram, 33, 116 Bluegrass Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Tom Skeans after the officer was dispatched to the area of Rivers Edge Trailer Park in Hampton regarding an intoxicated male. Ingram was charged with public intoxication.
   * Joshua P. Dellinger, 26, 1584 Henson Creek Road, Newland, N.C., was arrested Friday by CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley following a traffic stop. Dellinger was charged with second-offense DUI and driving on revoked license.
   * Gregory Jacob Jackson, 33, 125 Walnut Road, Bristol, was arrested Friday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian after the officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 91 in front of Tire World. Jackson was taken into custody and charged with DUI. He was administered an Intoximeter test at Carter County Jail, resulting in a blood alcohol content of .34 percent, or more than three times the legal limit for intoxication. The charge was amended to aggravated DUI.
   * Donna Jane Springsguth, 47, 655 Laurels Road, Johnson City, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Saturday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian after officers were advised to be on the lookout for an older model blue Jeep on the Milligan Highway, with the driver stopping at mailboxes and putting something in them. Constable Joe Lunceford located the Jeep and saw the driver stop and put something in a mailbox. The officer activated his patrol unit's emergency equipment, however, the Jeep continued on, stopping at another box and then going on, refusing to stop. Traffic was backed up on the roadway with the Jeep in front and Constable Lunceford, Deputy Julian and Deputy Sarah Ryan behind it. After passing the Coastal Mart on Milligan Highway, Deputy Julian went around the Jeep and got in front in an attempt to stop the driver, who pulled into Park Court Road, where the Jeep continued to the end of the road with all three officers following, lights and sirens blaring. The Jeep made a U-turn, jumped the curb and went through a private yard in an attempt to get back to Milligan Highway, according to the report. Deputy Ryan came to a stop and the Jeep headed straight toward her vehicle. Deputy Julian got behind the Jeep and Constable Lunceford pulled up to the side, at which time the vehicle finally stopped. Springsguth was ordered out of the vehicle but she refused, saying she was a U.S. postal worker. After being uncooperative and refusing to get out, officers grabbed both hands in an attempt to get her out, which was unsuccessful. She finally agreed to come out on her own. Springsguth showed officers a postal ID and told them she was on personal business. She was placed under arrest and charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. Her bond was set at $20,000. At the jail, Springsguth became uncooperative with jailers, stating that she had permission from her supervisor to be placing the personal mail inside the boxes. The supervisor, who was contacted, said Springsguth was an employee but that the location she was at was not her route and that she did not have permission nor any business placing any items in mailboxes without postage and that late at night.
   * Nathaniel Lee Heaton, 35, 191 Woodlawn, Johnson City, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Al Meehan and charged with second-offense driving on suspended license.
   * Michael J. Woodby, 29, 147 Mill Pond Road, was arrested Monday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
   * Eddie Mike Hughes, 48, 104 Michael Drive, Hampton, was arrested Saturday at Carter County Jail by CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland on a warrant taken out by Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Agent Dan Bowman charging Hughes with odometer fraud.
   * Stephen Ray Blakley, 29, 5154 South Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Jesse Booher on a capias charging him with two counts of failure to appear and violation of probation.