* 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.