Billy E. Tweed, 23, of 2675 Sulphur Springs Road, was charged early Monday by sheriff’s deputies with driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law. Tweed was found “passed out behind the wheel” of a vehicle in the 1800 block of Rheatown Road, Deputy Michael T. Jones said in a report. Tweed was unsteady on his feet and gave off an odor of alcohol, but denied driving. Tweed did poorly on field sobriety tests, which were discontinued for his safety, the report said. He allegedly refused to give a blood sample. Bond was set at $2,000 pending a first scheduled appearance Wednesday in court.
Donnie E. Johnson, 43, of 1005 Raders Sidetrack Road, was charged Monday by sheriff’s deputies with possession of a Schedule II drug and served an active arrest warrant for possession of a Schedule II drug. Deputies went to the 100 block of Poor Farm Road on a report of a man walking around a house “beating on the windows,” Deputy Michael T. Jones said in a report. He was identified as Johnson, who had an a active arrest warrant for violation of probation-3rd offense. Johnson had a backpack containing about one gram of suspected methamphetamine, the report said. He was held on no bond pending a first scheduled appearance Wednesday in court.
A 400-pound man known as “Ollie” who allegedly stole a 2007 Honda Civic Saturday afternoon from the parking lot of the McDonald’s restaurant on Speedway Lane in Bulls Gap is being sought by sheriff’s deputies. The incident was reported Monday. The victim, of Rogersville, said she gave the suspect a ride from Morristown to the McDonald’s restaurant. She had only met the man once before, and only knew him by his nickname, Sgt. Toby Price said in a report. “Upon stopping at McDonald’s to let him out he came over to her side of the vehicle and started to become aggressive towards her” before the victim was pulled from the car, the report said. The victim’s boyfriend was in the car and unsuccessfully tried to intervene, the report said. The suspect drove away toward Hawkins County. Ollie weighs about 400 pounds and is under 6 feet tall, the report said. He also took the victim’s personal identification, driver’s license and clothing that was in the car, which is valued at $4,000.
A Marlin Firearms Co. rifle was stolen between June and Monday from a house in the 300 block of Brown Bridge Road, sheriff’s deputy Bobby Matthews said in a report. The owner passed away earlier this year. Another resident of the house said the gun was in a safe that was opened in June and discovered missing on Monday. The 1893 lever-action rifle is valued at $2,500.
Multiple possessions were stolen between Saturday and Monday in the burglary of an apartment in the first block of Bainey Broyles Street, Greeneville police Officer Justin House said in a report. Among items taken were a PlayStation game console, 28 video games, prescription medications and a wallet containing a Social Security card and other identifiction. One of the victims told police someone had broken into the apartment “multiple times” between Saturday and Monday. Pry marks were seen on the apartment door, but a window may have been pushed open to gain entry, the report said. A possible suspect is named in the report.
A cinder block was thrown through the window of a kitchen in a Doty Lane home, sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Pruitt said in a report. The incident happened between Sunday night and Monday morning. Damage to the window totals $250.