August 20, 2003

Arrests

   * Crystal Leighann Byrd, 22, 2226 W. G St., was arrested Tuesday by Carter County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy Amos Halava on a warrant out of General Sessions Court charging her with violation of probation and a capias charging her with failure to appear on assault.
   * Melissa Robin Carter, 36, 1684 U.S. Hwy. 19E, was arrested Tuesday by CCSD Deputy Brad Hamm after officers responded to the residence regarding a domestic disturbance and break-in in progress. Upon arrival, Mary Sue Carter advised officers that her daughter, Melissa Carter, had come to the residence angry over a camper that her mother had moved and marital problems between her parents. Carter said Melissa then drove her 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse into a garage constructed of brick and knocked a large hole in the wall of the garage, pushing the wall into a barge that was parked inside the garage. She then exited the vehicle and kicked open the back door of the residence. Melissa Carter was charged with felony vandalism under domestic violence.
   * A 17-year-old Hampton High School student was issued a juvenile summons Monday by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officer Gary McWherter after the officer observed a vehicle traveling in an erratic manner on Gap Creek Road around 11:30 p.m. The juvenile was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, driving on suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft

   * Jeremy A. Bennett, 2933 Chestnut Lane, Johnson City, reported Monday to CCSD Sgt. Keith Range that sometime after 10 p.m. the previous night, someone had stolen his 1988 Cadillac out of his driveway. The key was left inside the vehicle, which was untagged.
   * Melanie O. Oliver, 742 Hampton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, reported Sunday to CCSD Deputy Shannon Deloach that she had parked her red 1992 Mercury Tracer in the parking lot at Roan Mountain Church of God around 6 p.m., and that when she came out around 8 p.m., she found the vehicle missing. Oliver's purse and car keys were inside the vehicle at the time of theft.
   * Larry Irick, of Tazewell, Va., reported Monday to CCSD Deputy R.L. Bowers that someone had stolen a 1985 Ford Bronco belonging to him from 134 Lovers Lane.
   * Joel M. Armey, 25, 4140 Old Jonesborough Hwy., reported Monday to Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jerry Bradley that someone had taken a 12-inch speaker box, speaker, amplifier and 18 compact discs from the trunk of his vehicle, which was parked at Milligan View Apartments.
   * Carmen Dugger, 74, 1709 Southside Road, reported Monday to EPD Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry that someone had taken a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol from his residence.
   * Robert Grindstaff, 28, 170 Price Road, reported Friday to CCSD Sgt. Penny Cornett that six bottles of methadone had been taken from a locked box inside his residence while he was lying down taking a nap.
   * Randall Rabon, 3402 Bondwood Circle, Johnson City, reported Friday to CCSD Deputy Dean Jones that a jet ski trailer which he had left chained to a tree at Rat Branch, was missing. The trailer was described as white with blue and pink decals on the front.
   * Mettie Lucille Davidson, 360 Sneed Hill Road, reported Saturday to CCSD Deputy David Ryan that her home had been entered into while she was away and that several food items and CDs were missing from the kitchen.
   * Emily Fransisco, 2784 Bob Little Road, reported Tuesday to CCSD Deputy Jeff Markland that sometime Sunday night, someone stole a boy's blue bicycle from her yard.

Forgery

   * Justine Kinch, 112 W.B. Yeates Road, Johnson City, reported Friday to CCSD Lt. Mike Fraley that someone had used her Visa debit card for services rendered to America On Line. Kinch told the officer she did not sign up for the services that were charged to her account.

Assault

   * CCSD Lt. Rocky Croy was dispatched Saturday to 129 Fire Tower Road, Roan Mountain, in reference to shots fired. According to the report, Rick Cordell told the officer that his son was working on a 1978 Chevrolet truck when someone in a gray Camaro pulled into the driveway, stuck a shotgun out the window and shot the truck next to where he was standing, then fled the area. The rear glass was broken out of the truck and nine holes from the shot were found in the front window, which appeared to have been from a shotgun loaded with .00 buck.

Vehicle recovered

   * CCSD Deputy Albert Nave recovered a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina on Friday which had been reported stolen the previous day by Estel Estep, 1401 Charity Hill Road. The vehicle was found on Nanny Goat Hill over an embankment and did not appear to be damaged.