November 18, 2002


* On Saturday, Johnson City Police Bureau officers responded to 4729 North Roan Street in regard to an armed robbery. Officers met with employees of Boone's Creek Pharmacy, who stated that a white male entered the store, grabbed an employee by the neck, and ordered him/her to give him some drugs. No weapon was observed, but the suspect motioned as though he was in possession of one, possibly a hammer or something similar. The assailant was given an undetermined amount of narcotics. He then fled the store and was observed getting into a red pick-up truck. He is described as being a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds, with very short, light brown hair. He was wearing a red baseball cap, a red sweatshirt, and jeans. Anyone with information should contact the Johnson City Police Bureau, Criminal Investigation Division, at 434-6166, or Crimestoppers at 434-6158, to remain anonymous. The investigation is ongoing.
   * Troy L. Stevens, 39, 116 Spring City Drive #20, Johnson City, was arrested by JCPB officer Chris Muncey on Saturday and charged with robbery. The arrest was the result of an investigation into a robbery at 1950 South Roan Street. Stevens is being held in the Washington County Detention Center without bond. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court today at 1:30 p.m.
   * Charles M. Street, 43, 1901 Knob Creek Road #32, was arrested Friday by JCPB officer Scott Roberts and charged with aggravated burglary and public intoxication. The arrest stems from an investigation into a break-in at 1901 Knob Creek Road #18. Street is being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $5,500 bond.

* On Saturday, the Sullivan County Sheriff's office responded to 1200 Pleasant Grove Road, Bluff City, where they found Robert Leonard and his four-year-old daughter in the home and his wife, Mrs. Sherrie Leonard, lying on the bed in the couple's bedroom suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Leonard told officers he had shot his wife after a disagreement. The victim was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. A handgun was recovered from the scene that was believed to have been the weapon used. Leonard confessed to the crime and has been charged with second-degree murder. He is being held in the Sullivan County Jail pending arraignment.