September 13, 2002
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
* 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.
* 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.