September 18, 2002

Arrests

  
* Larry Ray Laws, 37, 123 Reeser Road, Johnson City, was arrested Monday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
   * Susan Michele Britton, 25, 206 Weaver Hill Road, Johnson City, was arrested Friday by CCSD Sgt. Wendell Treadway on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Travis Michael Stout, 19, 158 Chass Drive, Roan Mountain, was arrested Saturday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant taken out by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Dexter Lunceford charging him with DUI, felony evading arrest and vehicular assault.
   * Troy Dewayne Pickering, 31, 2811 Mayfield Ave., Johnson City, was arrested Monday by CCSD Deputy Chad Grindstaff on a warrant charging him with violation of probation.
  
* Timothy Franklin, 36, 33 Jimmy Joe's Circle, Marshall, N.C., reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Mary Miller that someone had taken a fishing pole, reel, shovel and hammer from 135 Little Stoney Creek Road. The items were valued at $1,550.
   * Cleveland Eugene Norris, 40, 406 E. Mill St., was arrested Monday by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Tonya Scott and charged with violation of probation.
   * Ricky L. Holtsclaw, 45, 556 Tiger Creek Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Mike Merritt following a traffic stop. Holtsclaw was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device, driving on a suspended license and a violation of the financial responsibility law.
  
* Alice Beatrice Messer, 27, 922 Pine Ridge Circle, was arrested Monday by EPD Sgt. Matt Bailey and charged with possession of a Schedule VI drug. She additionally was served a capias charging her with theft over $500 and forgery.
   * Richard Dean Jenny, 25, 612 Pine St., was arrested Monday by EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters on a capias from the Carter County Sheriff's Department charging him with failure to appear in court for driving on a revoked license.
   * Lisa D. Oliver, 36, 1614 Dixon St., was arrested Monday by the Johnson City Bureau of Police on a charge of obtaining narcotics by fraud. She is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on Sept. 24.
  
Theft


   * Cleveland Eugene Norris, 406 E. Mill St., reported Friday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone had broken the padlock and entered his outbuilding within the last two weeks, taking numerous tools, hunting equipment and jewelry items valued at more than $3,000.
   * Donald Keith Jernigan, 414 Butler St., Mountain City, reported Friday to EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley that someone had taken his medication from the glove box of his vehicle while it was parked behind Doyle Tire Service on East E St. The vehicle and glove box were unlocked; however, the glove box was damaged during the theft.
   * Francis Ellen Anderson, 900 N. Sycamore St., reported Friday to EPD Ptl. Brooke Mullins that someone had taken a handgun, valued at $350, from her home.
   * Dawnee J. Ramsey, 701 O'Brien Place, Apt. 9, reported Saturday to EPD Ptl. Mike Sproviero that someone had stolen a radio from her vehicle by pulling it out of the dash. Casey McDowell, 701 O'Brien Place, Apt. 5, also reported that a CD player was taken from her vehicle.
   * Crystal G. Roark, 710 First St., Apt. B, reported Saturday to EPD Ptl. Jerry Bradley that a CD player, speakers and amplifier were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at the B2 Building of Lynnridge Apartments. Roark advised that she had locked the doors of the vehicle, but when she returned she found the doors unlocked and the items missing. There was no sign of forced entry.
   * Lena Ward, 302 H. Heaton Road, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had stolen two refrigerators from her property located at 4578 Hwy. 19E. The refrigerators had been moved outside the previous day.
   * Chris Kyte, 214 Rockhouse Road, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm that someone had burglarized his vehicle sometime during the night and stole a CD player.
   * Glenda Kay Brown, 1153 Gorge Creek Road, Mountain City, reported Sunday to CCSD Deputy Dave Ryan that someone had burglarized a mobile home she had been renting at 9397 Hwy. 19E, Roan Mountain. Brown said a Monitor heater, valued at $1,000, had been removed and the line to the fuel tank cut. A wall unit also had been taken out of the living room and all fixtures had been removed. There was no sign of forced entry.
   * Terry Gardner, 195 Heaton Ridge Road, reported Sunday to CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley that someone had entered his outbuilding and taken a chain saw and a set of tree pruners.
   * Aleasha Bryant, 109 Oscar Banks Road, Johnson City, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had broken into her vehicle and taken a CD stereo and an amplifier which was located in the trunk. The wires had been cut. Bryant said the doors to the vehicle were locked. There were no signs of forced entry.
   * Michelle Mutchins, 13454 Hwy. 67, Butler, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that someone had entered her vehicle by breaking out the window vent on the driver's side and removed a CD stereo and approximately 75 compact discs.
   * Travis Fulton, 26, 154 Bulldog Hollow, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Albert Nave that he and his wife came home and found the front door open. Upon checking the house, Fulton found that a piggy bank containing $100 and a candy box containing $50 were missing. No forced entry was made.
   * David Lyons, 42, 189 Old Stoney Creek Road, reported Monday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that someone had entered his home sometime between Saturday and Monday and had taken two bottles of medication. There were no signs of forced entry.
   * Laura L. Largent, 211 Greenbriar Drive, Hampton, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that she went into Greg's Pizza Saturday afternoon, leaving her purse inside her vehicle and the vehicle unlocked. When she returned, her purse and its contents were missing.
   * Evelyn D. Johnson, 514 Jena Beth Drive, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Kevin Cable that someone had vandalized her vehicle while it was parked at her residence. There was a scratch approximately 10 to 11 inches long on the passenger side rear fender. The vandalism appeared to have been done with a sharp object.
   * Michael Albert Harrald, 224 Rittertown Road, Hampton, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that someone had entered his vehicle Friday while it was parked at 409 East L St., and had taken his checkbook.
   * David R. Tester, 1968 Milligan Hwy., reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that someone had entered his vehicle while it was at his residence and had removed a CD player valued at $350. An estimated $200 in damage was done to the dash of the vehicle.
  
Accident

   * A Butler child remains in serious condition at the Johnson City Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle near Piercetown Road on Friday, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Trooper Doug Brewer said Dalton Bailey, 3, of 250 Piercetown Road, was playing in his plastic toy car in the yard of the residence shortly before 5 p.m. Friday. Bailey's toy car entered the roadway and was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Elizabeth Bare of Butler, according to Brewer. Bare attempted to stop but could not stop in time to avoid striking Bailey, he said. Bailey was airlifted to JCMC by Wings Air Rescue. He was listed in serious condition at JCMC as of Tuesday afternoon. The THP reported that neither speed nor alcohol were involved in the accident. Charges are not pending, said Brewer.
  
Animal death

   * Penny G. Coffey, 123 Reeser Road, Johnson City, reported Sunday to EPD Ptl. Shannon Peters that someone had shot her cat with what appeared to be a pellet rifle or BB-gun. The cat had to be euthanized due to a serious spinal injury.
  
Fire

   * CCSD Deputy Todd Hamm responded Friday to Brown Road near the intersection of Long Hollow Road regarding a barn fire. When the officer arrived, only the inner beams and roof remained. Several area fire departments responded and extinguished the blaze. The barn, which belonged to Frank Greene, was destroyed, along with six bales of hay and an old refrigerator. Several neighbors suffered property damage as a result of intense heat from the fire.