November 28, 2002

Arrests

   * Larry Dean Buchanan, 48, 225 Beasley St., was arrested Tuesday evening by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Tim Tester and charged with first offense aggravated DUI. According to reports, Buchanan had a .26 blood alcohol content which is more than three times over the legal limit. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Dec. 2.
   * Randy Ray Hopson, 43, Buck Mountain Road, Roan Mountain, was arrested Tuesday night by CCSD Deputy Tim Tester and charged with driving on a suspended license. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Dec. 2.
   * Jessica Hope Coggins, 24, 1308 E. Lynnwood Circle, Johnson City, was arrested Tuesday night by CCSD Deputy Kenny Cornett on a warrant charging her with violation of probation.
   * Timothy L. Shelton, 33, 701 Oak Drive, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy on three outstanding warrants. One was a capias for failure to appear, one was a capias for failure to serve jail time, and the other charged him with theft under $500.
   * John Paul Arnett, 41, 115 Williams St., Hampton, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Constable Bobby Canter and charged with second offense DUI and first offense driving on a revoked license.
  
Thefts

   * Gary Cooper, of Cash Express, 2123 W. Elk Ave., reported to Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry on Monday, that sometime during the weekend, someone forced their way into the business through the back door and stole approximately $150 from the business' safe. He stated that he suspects a female subject recently fired from the business because the safe was not forced open and a combination is required to open it.
   * Angela Marie Robbins, 309 South View Circle, Apt. B, reported to EPD Capt. Rusty Verran that sometime between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, someone entered her 1995 Ford Probe while it was parked in front of her residence and stole a Road Gear AM-FM CD Player valued at $70.
   * Deanna Corder, 125 Sunny Acres Drive, reported to CCSD Deputy Eric Buck that just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, someone tried to force their way into her residence but did not make their way into it. According to reports, Buck observed pry marks on the front door of Corder's residence. She reported that she suspects a male subject known to her and gave the officer a description of the subject and of the vehicle the subject is driving.
   * Betty Pelletier, 347 Highway 91, reported to CCSD Lt. Randy Bowers on Friday that while she was parked at Fish Springs Marina, Butler, on Oct. 6, someone entered her vehicle and stole her purse which contained $11,500 in cash.
  
Fraud


   * Willie Moffitt, 430 Beasley St., Apt. 2, reported to EPD Ptl. Jason Shaw on Monday afternoon that a female subject known to him had helped him prepare his tax return last year then direct deposited the amount, $984, into her own bank account. Moffitt had papers from the Department of the Treasury tracing his tax return, showing it deposited into an account that did not have his name on it. Moffitt told Shaw the suspect was supposed to give him the money and had not done so. He stated the suspect told him she had given the money to one of his daughters. Moffitt stated that his daughter had received no money from the suspect.
  
Fire


   * Early Wednesday morning, the Elizabethton Fire Department and EPD Ptl. Jason McCall reported to a residence fire at 1961 Milligan Highway. The fire apparently started on the carport or in the wall near the carport, according to reports, though an exact origin and cause of the fire have yet to be determined. The house sustained severe damage but was unoccupied at the time of the incident. Police contacted the owner, Sammy Burnette, on his cellular phone. He informed police that he was on his way to visit family in New Mexico and was in Texas at that time.
  
Missing child


   * Heather Michelle Julian, 17, was reported missing by her mother, Lisa Copas, 101 Church St. Julian is described as a white female with green eyes and brown hair, five feet, seven inches tall and weighing approximately 115 pounds and wearing glasses. She was last seen by her mother around 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 at 2807 Roan St., Johnson City.