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Two Black Males Nailed for Selling Drugs on School Grounds in Johnson City

On Wednesday, 07-13-11, at approximately 12:00 pm, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Darrell l Fleming 20 y/o black male of 106 Terrace Ct Apt 3 Johnson City, TN and Ian M Cole 20 y/o black male of 189 Riverview Rd Johnson City, TN charging them both with Delivering/Intent to sell Sch III controlled substance on school grounds. Fleming was also charged with resisting arrest, driving without a license, violation of financial responsibility, and violation of registration law.

Officers received a call about a suspicious vehicle at Town Acres Elementary School. Officers located Cole and Fleming in Mr. Fleming's vehicle a short time later. Upon making contact with Fleming and Cole, Fleming grabbed a yellow baggie and put it in his mouth. When officer's tried to make Fleming spit out the bag Fleming resisted and after a short scuffle he was taken into custody.

Upon search of Cole and the vehicle, Sch III narcotics were discovered. Fleming and Cole were transported to the Washington County Detention Center where Fleming is being held on a $25,000.00 bond and Cole is being held on a $20,000.00 bond. Fleming was charged with Delivering/Intent to sell Sch III controlled substance on school grounds, resisting arrest, driving without a license, violation of financial responsibility, and violation of registration law. Cole was charged with Delivering/Intent to sell Sch III controlled substance on school grounds. Fleming and Cole will be arraigned Thursday, 07-14-11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Washington County General Sessions Court.

Ref. Johnson City Police http://jcpd.blogspot.com/



61-Year-Old Nailed for 38 Pot Plants Near School

A Rogersville man has been arrested after police allegedly located 38 marijuana plants, ranging from 2 feet to more than 6 feet tall, growing on his property. An arrest report from the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office says police visited 1776 Burem Road on Wednesday morning, in reference to a possible grow operation. The resident, Eddie Wayne Parvin, 61, reportedly consented to a search of his property.

Police say they discovered a water hose with the water running, leading from the house to an outbuilding. Behind the building 38 plants were reportedly located. Parvin was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold, stored or used. He also faces an additional charge of violating a drug-free school zone, as his home is located within 1,000 feet of Keplar Elementary School. Kingsport Times-News July 14, 2011


Bristol Virginia Standoff Ends Peacefully

Bristol Virginia Police and SWAT team members peacefully resolved a standoff with a Fairmount Ave man Thursday after he threatened to explode a propane tank and fired shots from an air rifle or pistol through his front door. Ronald Eugene Graybeal, Jr. was persuaded to surrender just as the SWAT team members deployed two hours after the incident began. Graybeal was wanted on methamphetamine related drug charges. He's been transported to the Bristol Virginia jail. Graybeal is a white male and whites are often involved with methamphetamine.

This all started when police went to the residence to serve warrants for drug charges related to meth. Police used family members who talked to him along with police on his cell phone. The only weapons founds are air rifles. For more see the Bristol Herald Courier here. July 14, 2011.


Motor Vehicle Theft Leads to Drug Charges for White Male

Officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Andy Jones, 37, General Delivery, Johnson City, for Motor Vehicle Theft, Habitual Motor Offender, Possession of a Schedule VI Drug, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers spotted a white commercial van traveling south on S. Roan St. that had been reported stolen from a local business on 06/27/11. Officers initiated a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and took the driver, Mr. Jones, into custody.

Upon searching Jones, officers located a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana and drug equipment on his person. Jones is currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $17,000 bond. Jones is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on 07/11/2011 at 1:30 p.m.

Ref. Johnson City Police http://jcpd.blogspot.com/

From the Johnson City Press July 12, 2011 he stole a white commercial van he stole from a business June 27...Jones reportedly told police he had bought the van for $500 from an unknown Hispanic male, according to the police report. After taking Jones into custody, police found two baggies containing "a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana" and rolling papers on his person.


Black Male Nailed for Bouncing Checks

On Tuesday, July 05, 2011, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Brian Scott Huff, b/m, DOB: 12-02-69, of 108 Evergreen Rd. Jonesborough, TN and charged him with three counts of Worthless Checks. The arrest is the result of an investigation into a report that was filed by the victim who stated that he had received three checks from Mr. Huff and when he deposited the checks he found that they had been returned due to Mr. Huff's account being closed. Mr. Huff is currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $11,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on July 6, 2011 at 9:00 am.



Joshua Lamont Lee

Black Male Abducts Three Children

Joshua Lamont Lee, 28, of Castlewood had been released on bond June 25 after being charged with assault and unlawful injury charges for an incident May 31. Perhaps he should have stayed in jail because now he's right back in jail this time with no bond.

On July 12th he assaulted his so-called girl friend at a local Food Country parking lot. He stole her car with three children, aged 3 years, 16 months and eight months. There's no mention of the children being his. The victim called police and the woman's Grand Prix was found at a local subdivision. He and the children were found about a half mile away two hours later according to press reports.

In addition to his original charges, we can add three counts of felony child abduction and one more count of domestic assault. This is additional information from WFHG:

A Russell County man has been arrested in Washington County, Virginia. 28 year old Joshua Lamont Lee of Castlewood is alleged to have taken his girlfriend's vehicle with her three small children inside. The two had become involved in a fight in the parking lot of Food Country on the Porterfield Highway. Lee fled the scene in the car.

It was spotted a short time later abandoned in the Stone Mountain subdivision. K-9s and Medflight were called in to locate the suspect and the three children. Lee has been charged with three counts of felony child abduction and one count of assault. He is being held without bond.

Man gets 14 years for BB Gun Robbery

Edited extract Associated Press July 12, 2011

32-year-old Ronnie Lee Dawson of Morristown has been sent to prison for 14 years in his 14th robbery case. Dawson pleaded guilty in February to the 2009 holdup of a Dollar General Store with a BB gun. A federal judge in Greenville sentenced him to 14 years in Federal prison while his 13 previous robbery convictions were in a state court.

Dawson had been released only months before the BB gun robbery from state prison. He'd served less than five years of a 16-year sentence and was on parole for the 13 prior robberies. Judge Ronnie Greer reminded Dawson there is no parole in the federal system.

Comment: How the hell does somebody serve less than five-years of a 16-year sentence after 13 robberies?

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