October 18, 2002
* Johnny Lee Byers Jr., 24, 132 Rosenbaum Private Drive, was
arrested Wednesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Lt.
Mike Fraley on an attachment pro corpus issued from Juvenile
* Simon Joseph Clawson, 29, 176 Buck Mountain Road,
Roan Mountain, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Investigator Chris
Pierce on a capias for failure to pay fines and court costs.
* Jennifer Gail Shell, 31, 312 Bear Branch Road,
Roan Mountain, was arrested Wednesday by CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm
on a warrant charging her with possession of a Schedule II drug.
She was also served with a summons charging her with theft under
$500. She is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court today.
* Cleveland Eugene Norris, 40, 406 East Mill St.,
was arrested by CCSD Lt. Randy Bowers and Deputy Todd Hamm on
charges of violation of probation and failure to serve jail
* CCSD Deputy Tim Tester responded to a call of breaking
and entering at 144 Lick Branch Road on Wednesday. On arrival,
Tester met with Paul and Lennis Taylor who advised they had
left the residence at 6:45 p.m. this date and, when they returned
at 8 p.m., they found their home burglarized and several items
missing. Items reported missing included two Winchester rifles,
three shotguns, another muzzle loader rifle, over $500 cash,
assorted ammunition and gun slings. Entry was made through the
residence through the front door, which was reportedly unlocked.
* Elizabethton Police Officer Matt Bailey was
dispatched to Rick's Auto Wholesales on Wednesday on a report
of a burglary. On arrival, Bailey spoke with a subject identified
as Troy Cook who advised that he worked in the garage behind
the business. He said he had come to the front door of the
business to use the restroom when he noticed the front door
had been forced open. Bailey reported that when the business'
owner, John Colbaugh, arrived, he checked to see if anything
was missing. Colbaugh reported the computer was missing from
the desk in his office. Bailey reported the drawers of the
desk appeared to have been gone through. He also reported
the front door of the business appeared to have been kicked
* CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm spoke with Charlie Stout,
9197 U.S. Highway 19E, who advised that someone had hit his
mailbox with a vehicle and had stolen the mailbox. Stout advised
the post of the mailbox was at the roadway and had been knocked
down, but the mailbox was nowhere to be found. The mailbox
was described as a green mailbox with the numbers 9197 on
* EPD Officer Richard Haney spoke with Pat Tay
of the Citgo market on West Elk Avenue in reference to a theft
of gasoline. She reported that a 1990s model black Firebird
had left the market traveling west on Elk Avenue after pumping
$24.13 of gasoline.
* EPD Officer Tonya Range was dispatched to Comfort
Inn on U.S. Highway 19E on Wednesday in reference to a theft.
On arrival, Range spoke with Helen Beer-Lickley who stated
that her purse and its contents had been taken from the motel's
breakfast room. She advised that she and her husband had gone
down for breakfast at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday and she apparently
left the purse at the table where she had been sitting. When
she returned to the breakfast room, the purse was gone, Beer-Lickley
reported. Items inside the purse included $175 in cash, $600
in travelers checks, a driver's license, credit cards, a Medicare
card and two airline tickets valued at $500.
* On Wednesday, CCSD Sgt. G.S. Johnson spoke
with Mary Hummer, who reported that a male subject known to
her had come by her residence. Hummer reported the male subject
became irate and threatened a friend of Hummer's, James Taylor,
who was also at her residence. Taylor advised Johnson that
the subject struck him in the face with his fist. Johnson
reported seeing a visible red mark on Taylor's face. The male
subject had left the residence before police arrived, according