October 18, 2002

Arrests

* 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 Court.
   * 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 time.

Burglary

* 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.

Theft

   * 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 open.
   * 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 it.
   * 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.

Assault

   * 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 to Johnson.