September 13, 2002

Arrests

   * Christy Ann Brown, 27, 107 Victory Lane, was arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Laverne Julian after reporting Sept. 5 that someone had entered her apartment and had taken a four-day supply of methadone from a metal lock box in her refrigerator. On Wednesday, Deputy Julian along with CCSD Investigator Audrey Covington interviewed Brown, during which time she stated to the officers that she falsified the Sept. 5 report because she had to check into Carter County Jail on Sept. 6 to serve 30 days. Brown said she thought that if she reported the methadone stolen, perhaps she could have it replaced with more so she could sneak it into jail and have enough to last her for her stay there so she wouldn't be sick. Brown was charged with filing a false report.
   * Allen Taylor, 30, 926 Pardee St., Johnson City, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Investigator Chris Pierce and charged with failure to appear.
   * William Grant, 23, 130 Crestview Drive, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Investigator Chris Pierce on a warrant charging him with harassment.
   * Ricky Glenn Gobble, 46, 2670 Bob Little Road, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Sgt. Tim Lowe after the officer responded to the residence regarding a request for emergency detention. When the officer arrived, Gobble became belligerent and uncooperative, stating that he was going to kill himself and making threats toward the officer. While trying to talk Gobble into leaving the residence for evaluation, he again became aggressive and grabbed a 32-ounce beer bottle, smashing it into the sink. He then exited the residence, punching the front door as he walked through. As they approached the officer's vehicle, Gobble told the officer he would not ride in the back seat and began running around the yard and making more threats. While taking him into custody, Gobble began to resist and was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was intoxicated at the time of the incident, according to the report.
   * Jamie R. Blair, 25, 2140 W. G St., was arrested Wednesday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Mike Merritt after the officer clocked a black Ford Mustang traveling at 104 mph in a 35 mph zone. Blair was charged with speeding, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
   * Sandra Shannon Grindstaff, 22, 124 Noah Taylor Road, and Christopher Dale Hughes, 28, same address, were arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Laverne Julian after he and Deputy Albert Nave responded to the residence regarding a domestic dispute which had occurred earlier. Grindstaff told officers that she and her live-in boyfriend, Hughes, got into an argument which turned physical. Grindstaff had a cut to her finger and to the back of her left ear. She said Hughes had bit her finger and had thrown a television remote and hit her in the head. Hughes had a black eye and visible scratch marks on his neck as well as a cut to the back of his head. He said Grindstaff had thrown a heater and hit him in the head. A primary aggressor could not be determined and both were charged with assault under domestic violence.
   * Elroy Eugene Watson, 31, 2202 Indian Ridge Road, Johnson City, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Sgt. Patrick Johnson after the officer observed a subject walking along U.S. Highway 19E around 10:30 p.m. and stopped to offer the person a ride. The subject, identified as Watson, appeared to be unsteady on his feet and upon being asked questions, could not answer them in an understandable fashion. He was charged with public intoxication. Upon searching Watson, the officer found a small bag of what was believed to be marijuana and a pipe containing residue. Watson additionally was charged with possession of Schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia.
   * Gary Lee Glass, 33, 114 Brice Lane, Johnson City, was arrested Sunday by CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm after the officer responded to the residence regarding a domestic dispute. Erica Glass told the officer that her husband had become angry and had come at her in a violent manner, shoving his 5-year-old son to the floor to get to her, and punching her in the stomach. Glass said he did not mean to push his son, but had gotten mad and had accidentally knocked the boy to the floor. Gary Glass was charged with assault under domestic violence.

Animal poisoned

   * Elenor Todiaio, 46, 113 Saratoga Circle, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Johnny Miller that her dog, a mixed-Labrador, had become sick and she had taken it to a vet clinic in Piney Flats. Todiaio said the vet advised her that the animal possibly had been poisoned with antifreeze. Todiaio told the officer this was the second time in the past year that this had happened.

Theft

   * Dennis Whitson, 55, 548 Monroe St., Erwin, reported Wednesday to CCSD Lt. Harvey Guess that somebody had broken into his truck either at his residence in Erwin or his place of employment, Tennessee Department of Transportation. Whitson said a blue bank bag containing $500 in quarters was taken.
   * Crystal Stewart, 1923 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, reported Tuesday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had entered her vehicle and had stolen a Sony AM/FM/CD player from the dash. The vehicle was locked at the time of the incident.

Vandalism

   * Richard Moffitt, 428 Greenlee Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Jim Whaley that someone broke the windshield out of his Ford F150 truck while it was parked in his driveway. A rock was found lying nearby.
   * Joyce Snead, 65, 1402-1/2 Stateline Road, reported Wednesday to CCSD Deputy Johnny Miller that she had put up a new mailbox on Sept. 10 and when she went outside Wednesday, she found that someone had vandalized it. Snead said it appeared that someone had taken a ball bat to it.