Archives for October 2017

One Traffic Stop Nets Two Arrests In Greeneville

(GREENEVILLE) — A driver and passenger were arrested after a traffic stop on Sunday.

Police say they stopped Bruce Dearing on Main Street near Tusculum Boulevard for having an expired registration and a search of his vehicle resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine.

According to authorities Dearing’s passenger identifed as Emily Ball gave police two false names before they determined her true identity.

Dearing was also cited for driving with a revoked license.

Ezilabethton Man Wanted By U.S. Mashals Now In Custody

(JOHNSON CITY) — An Elizabethton man is arrested for being a fugitive from justice after being caught Tuesday in a stolen car.

Police say Jason Kelley was arrested in a hotel parking lot off S. Roan St. and a check of his ID found Kelley had federal warrants on weapons charges.

Kelley was booked into the Washington County, Tenn. detention center without bond pending his surrender to U.S. Marshals.

Three Arrested In String Of Smyth County Burglaries

(MARION, Va.) — A month-long investigation into a string of burglaries results in the arrest of three men.

Police say Marcus Moran, Brandon Hutton and Nicholas Sheets, all of Marion; broke into one business and three churches in Marion along with another Smyth County church.

Search warrants resulted in the discovery of items taken during the burglaries including electronic equipment, computers, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The three all face multiple charges including grand larceny.

Man Wanted In Bulls Gap Attack

(BULLS GAP) — An argument at an Everhart Road residence ends up with a woman injured and a man wanted for attacking her.

Police say the victim told investigators she was attacked on Oct. 17 by an unidentified man who got upset when he saw a note at the woman’s home from her ex-boyfriend and he cut her on the throat before fleeing the scene.

The suspect remains at large.

Woman Arrested After Visiting School While Intoxicated

(ROGERSVILLE) — A woman who visited a Hawkins County high school ends up being arrested on multiple charges including drug possession.

Police say Angela Renner of Greeneville showed up at the front desk of Cherokee High School last Wednesday and school officials believed she was under the influence so they called police.

Renner was found to not have a valid driver’s license and was in illegal possession of narcotics along with drug paraphenalia.

Elizabethton Man Abandoning His Child Is Arrested

(ELIZABETHTON) — A father is arrested for child neglect after his child was spotted wandering alone on Sunday.

Police say witnesses told them the 18-month-old was seen on North Main Street near Broad Street and they were the ones who called 9-1-1.

A dog was also found with the child and medics were called in to check the child’s health as the temperature was under 40 degrees.

Austin Neff of Elizabethton was taken into custody with bond set at $2,500.

Greeneville Police Capture Driver Who Evaded Arrest In August

(GREENEVILLE) — The second time was not the charm for a man who tried again to evade capture.

Police say Christopher Cutshall of Greeneville fled from officers in August during a traffic stop and on Monday he was caught after getting into an accident on Shiloh Road where his car went into a creek.

Cutshall was taken into custody at gunpoint and was booked into jail on $25,000 bond with a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.

Bristol Revenue Commissioner Candidate Withdraws From Race

(BRISTOL, Va.) — With a week to go before election day a candidate running as a write-in for Commissioner ends his campaign.

The Herald Courier reports Travis Campbell sent a note to supporters to announce his withdrawal saying he realized that politics divides friendships and neighbors and that is something he is not willing to sacrifice.

Campbell’s decision means Cloe Eva Barker will be running unopposed to succeed current commissioner of revenue Terry Frys who is retiring.

Niswonger Gets Donation For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Program

(JOHNSON CITY) — Niswonger Children’s Hospital is receiving a $100,000 donation for its work to help babies born by mothers with a drug addiction.

The Herald Courier reports Mike and Nancy Christian of Johnson City made the donation which will help create a program allowing the babies to stay with their mother who will get shelter, food and other treatment.

Neonatal abstinence syndrome occurs when babies are exposed to addictive drugs while in the womb and the baby’s digestive and nervous systems are affected after birth from drug withdrawal.

Duty Is Terminated

(LEBANON) – A big change takes place in Lebanon…Jim O’Reilly…

Lebanon Town Manager, Michael Duty was let go by Town Council members by a vote of 4-2…ending 25 years of service. The firing of Duty could be related to a complaint that has been turned over to the Virginia State Police for investigation.