Kenneth B. Church, 43, of 62 Hartshaw Drive, was charged Sunday afternoon by Greeneville police with violation of the Motor Vehicle Habitual Offenders Act. Church was driving a car stopped at Wal-Mart that was pulled over for a passenger seat belt violation, Officer Dustin Winter said in a report. A records check showed Church is a habitual motor vehicle offender. Bond was set at $10,000 pending a first scheduled appearance Monday in court.
Richard Jacob Stratton, 42, of Hensley Loop, Jonesborough, was charged early Monday by sheriff’s deputies with driving on a suspended license-5th offense. Stratton was found to be the driver during an investigation of a motor vehicle crash on Erwin Highway, Deputy Travis Hoxie said in a report. A records check showed his license was suspended for failure to show proof of vehicle insurance. Stratton was issued a summons to appear Wednesday in court.
No arrests were made following a reported domestic violence incident Sunday night on White Sands Road involving the discharge of a gun. The alleged victim told sheriff’s deputies that she was walking home when a relative picked her up in a car. As she got into the car, another vehicle drove by and the driver nearly struck the car, she told deputies. The alleged victim said the driver pointed a pistol at the car and then continued down the road, parked on a nearby property and then got out and “fired two or three shots from her gun into the air,” the report said. The person the alleged victim said fired the shots denied having a gun and no firearm or shells were found, the report said. The alleged victim and the person who allegedly had the gun were told to have no contact with each other. The alleged victim was referred to the district attorney general’s office.
James Ronnie Evans, 46, of 125 Wisecarver Road, Mosheim, was charged early Monday by sheriff’s deputies with domestic assault. During a traffic stop, the driver and his wife said they were trying to find an address where a relative had called from about being burnt by a cigarette and assaulted, Deputy Billy Walters said in a report. He escorted the couple to the address and spoke with the alleged victim and another relative. They both gave written statements to the effect that Evans burned the alleged victim with a cigarette and struck her in the stomach. A burn was on one of the alleged victim’s legs, the report said. Evans was held on no bond pending a first scheduled appearance Monday in court.
Jd E. Ealey, 47, of 301 Sevier Ave., was charged Friday by Greeneville police with domestic assault. Police went to a Mason Street address and spoke with the alleged victim, who said Ealey had struck her and pulled her hair, Officer Dustin Winter said in a report. Ealey was found sitting in a van outside. The alleged victim had an abrasion on her upper lip, was “very distraught” and said she was in fear of Ealey, according to the report. Ealey was charged with domestic assault. A records check showed that Ealey had an active arrest warrant for violation of probation. He was held on no bond pending a first appearance Monday in court.
Two new Polaris Razor model off-road vehicles were stolen between Friday night and Saturday morning from the lot of Mountain Motor Sports, 190 E. Andrew Johnson Highway, Greeneville police Officer Chad Ricker said in a report. Employees noticed the two Polaris vehicles missing when they opened for business Saturday morning, the report said. A fence in back of the business was found cut open. The off-road vehicles, one black and one silver, were parked in a storage area. Each is worth $16,500. An investigation continues.
A 53-foot singlewide mobile home was stolen between Sept. 1 and 22 from where it was parked in the 2000 block of Kenneytown Road on a cellphone tower property, sheriff’s deputies said in a report. The trailer was not there when the owner went to pick it up Friday, Deputy Brandon Ricker said in a report. The white, 1994-model trailer is worth $4,500.
A purse was stolen between 6 and 11 p.m. Saturday from a car parked in the 100 block of Holt Court, Greeneville police Officer Matthew Stanley said in a report. The victim was at work when the theft occurred. The theft was reported Sunday morning. “She said she may know how the suspect got into the car,” the report said. The purse is worth $50. A debit card and personal identification were also taken. An investigation is ongoing, the report said.
Greeneville police are investigating a theft between Sept. 1 and 22 from a property in the 100 block of South Sunset Street. The victim told police that $800 worth of old coins and silver dollars were taken, along with $300 in quarters and a knife collection valued at $600.
Jonathan M. Brown, 33, was charged Monday afternoon by Greenville police with driving on a suspended license-4th offense, having no proof of insurance and a registration violation. Brown was pulled over on Cutler and Church streets driving a 2004 Infiniti with a registration tag that came back to a 1995 Jeep, Officer Kevin Guinn said in a report. A records check showed that Brown, the driver, had a suspended license and previous offenses in Greene and Washington counties. Brown has a first scheduled appearance Wednesday in court.
Patrick James Flannery Jr., 44, of 2708 Blue Springs Parkway, was charged Monday by the Tennessee Highway Patrol with possession of a Schedule III drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and served two active arrest warrants for failure to appear. Following a traffic stop, Flannery presented a Tennessee identification card. A records check showed that Flannery’s driver’s license was suspended, Trooper Jeremy Shelton said in a report. A search after arrest turned up a small plastic bag in Flannery’s wallet containing a broken pink pill he identified as Suboxone. A cut straw with residue was also found, the report said. Flannery was held on no bond pending a first scheduled appearance today in court.
Clinton James Vance, 45, of East Park Drive, Kingsport, was taken into custody Monday by sheriff’s deputies and charged with theft over $1,000 but less than $10,000 in connection with a 2011 incident. On Nov. 19, 2011, Vance allegedly wrote a check for $1,676 to C&C Custom Trailers in Chuckey for the purchase of a Curahee utility trailer, with the knowledge that his checking account was closed at that time, sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Daniel Ricker said in a report. Bond for Vance was set at $2,500 pending a first scheduled appearance today in court.