Johnson City Crime November 2012

On December 2, 2012 officers of the Johnson City Police Department stopped William Derrick Reed (DOB 11/10/1971) on suspicion of DUI. A records check revealed the suspect was a Habitual Motor Offender. The suspect was charged with being a Habitual Motor Offender, DUI, Simple Possession, Failure to Maintain Control, and Improper Lane Change. He was transported to the WCDC. His bond is set a $7,000, and he is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on December 3rd 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

On 11-25-12, at approximately 12:22 a.m., officers of the Johnson City Police Department responded to Next Door club, 413 W. Walnut St. in reference to a stabbing. A call had come from Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton advising that a subject was in their emergency room with cuts to his hands and that he advised that he had been involved in a stabbing in Johnson City.

After speaking with victims and witnesses, Jeremy Peters, w/m, 33 years of age, 102 Runion St., Elizabethton, Tn. was developed as a suspect. Peters was the subject at Sycamore Shoals. According to witnesses, an altercation broke out after Peters offended the daughter of a subject working the door at Next Door. The altercation was thought to be over until several attempts were made to remove Peters from the premises.

Peters ended up outside the club and another altercation between him and the girl's father and a club employee occurred. During this altercation, three people were cut by Peters with a knife. Peters was arrested and was charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault and transported to the Washington County Detention Center. He is currently being held under $45,000.00 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court for arraignment on November 26, 2012.

Nov. 22, 2012 At approximately 2:35 PM this date, police officers responded to the scene of a single vehicle traffic crash on W. Market St. at N. Barton St. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Toyota Camry was east bound on W. Market St. traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and ran off of the right side of the roadway.

The vehicle traveled approximately 300 feet before coming back onto the roadway and continued approximately 750 feet across all five lanes and leaving the left side of the roadway. The vehicle slammed into an embankment and went airborne for approximately 80 feet before landing in the parking lot of the Johnson Inn Motel. The vehicle slid approximately 60 feet on its side before crashing through the front office of the building and coming to rest.

An employee of the motel was in the office at the time the vehicle came crashing through the glass and wall, but was uninjured. There were three occupants in the vehicle who were injured and transported by ambulance to JCMCH. The vehicle was being driven by 22 yr. old Jonathan Davis of 715 Sugar Hollow Rd., Telford, TN. Mr. Davis received minor injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital. There were two juvenile passengers in the vehicle that received serious injuries and were admitted to the hospital.

The investigation is being conducted by the department's Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team and charges will be placed at the conclusion of the investigation.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at approx. 0030 hours, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Mr. Danny A Hernandez, Hispanic male, 19 yoa, 2705 McKinley Rd. Johnson City, TN after officers responded to the scene of a traffic accident on W State of Franklin Rd and Harris Dr. Mr. Hernandez was racing another vehicle on W State of Franklin Rd at a high rate of speed, when he struck another vehicle in the rear traveling in the same direction.

Mr. Hernandez was arrested and is being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $12,000 dollar bond. He has been charged with Reckless Endangerment with a motor vehicle, Simple Possession/Casual Exchange and Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Hernandez is set to appear in Washington County Sessions Court on Wednesday, November 20, 2012 @ 0900hrs.

On 11/18/12, Investigators with the Johnson City Police Department arrested Joshua M. Williams, age 29, 806 Bert Street, Johnson City, TN and charged him with aggravated burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, theft over $1,000.00, and criminal trespassing.

The arrest stems from an investigation into burglary that occurred at approximately 7:45pm on 11/17/12 at an apartment on the east side of Johnson City. According to witnesses, a subject matching Mr. Williams' description was involved in the burglary of this residence.

A short time later, Mr. Williams was located in the area of 806 Bert Street, Johnson City, TN and arrested for criminal trespassing. Further investigation revealed, Mr. Williams was in possession of several items that were taken in the aforementioned burglary.

Mr. Williams is being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $36,000.00 bond, and he is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court on 11/19/12 at 9:00am.

On 11/16/2012, Officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Nicole K Seaton, a 38 year old white female, of 320 Brackens Ln, Afton, TN. The arrest was the result of an investigation that occurred at the Belk Women's store located inside the Johnson City Mall. Officers were dispatched to Belk after receiving a complainant of shoplifting.

Belk loss prevention advised Officer they apprehended Seaton outside of the business, after they observed Seaton conceal $774 worth of Belk merchandise and exit the business without making payment. Seaton was placed under arrest this date for felony shoplifting and transported to the WCDC. Seaton is currently being held on a $1,000 bond. A preliminary court date has been set in Washington County Sessions Court on 11/19/2012 at 0900.

On 11/16/12 at approximately 0900 hrs., Officers of the Johnson City Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a gray Dodge minivan on I-26W. The vehicle exited onto Main St., and then the driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and took off on foot. The driver, later identified as Tommy Garland, 39, was located a short time later, but was able to climb a small fence and get upon the roof of a building.

Once on the roof the suspect refused to come down from the building. A negotiator was called to the scene and spoke with Mr. Garland for approx. three hours. The suspect eventually came to a lower part of the roof where he jumped off when officers were attempting to apprehend him. He was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to his ankle.

On November 12th, 2012, at approximately 9:45pm., Officers of the Johnson City Police Department placed a 13 year old male under arrest for Aggravated Domestic Assault. The arrest was the result of an investigation at 114 Lynn Rd. Lot 1. The investigation revealed the juvenile was in an argument with his brother had displayed a knife. The juvenile then began to chase his brother while threatening to use the knife. The Juvenile was taken to the Regional Juvenile Detention Center and will appear in Johnson City Juvenile Court on the next available court date.

On 11-09-12 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Barry T. Gray, black male, D.O.B 10/23/1966 of 401 E. Myrtle Ave, Johnson City, TN. Officers were initially dispatched to Belk's department store at the Johnson City Mall in reference to a male subject shoplifting. Prior to officers arriving on scene, a loss prevention agent attempted to make contact with the suspect.

The suspect immediately became combative, started to threaten the store official, and proceeded outside to his vehicle. As Mr. Gray exited the department store, security officers from the mall arrived on scene and tried to support the loss prevention agent in detaining the suspect until officers could arrive. Mr. Gray entered his vehicle, Honda Accord, with a female passenger inside and placed it in reverse.

With no regard to the security officers, Mr. Gray reversed at a high rate of speed and struck one officer on two separate occasions. As the vehicle finished pulling out of the parking spot, he placed the car in drive with other officers scrambling to avoid being hit as well. During these events the first officer was arriving on scene and immediately engaged their emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

Suspect Barry Gray refused to stop for quite some distance, but at the intersection of Mall St and Mockingbird Ln, the vehicle came to a rest. The officer ordered for the driver and passenger to show their hands and exit the vehicle, which resulted in Mr. Gray refusing. As the officer opened the driver's door to extract the driver, he lunged at the officer, which led to a brief struggle with him finally being detained.

Mr. Gray had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and officers located two open containers inside of his vehicle. The original item that was taken from the store, $68 bottle of cologne, was returned to the store official. Suspect Barry T. Gray was arrested and charged with DUI, Open Container, Felony Evading, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault-vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, and Shoplifting-misdemeanor. He is currently being held in Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $71,000 bond and will be arraigned in Sessions Court on 11-13-2012 at 09:00 AM in Jonesborough.

November 14, 2012: According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal. Washington County Sheriffs Deputies responded to an armed robbery of China Luck Buffett located at 5205 Bobby Hicks Highway. The ensuing investigation revealed that a female entered the restaurant and brandished a weapon demanding money from the cash register. An undetermined amount of money was taken. The suspect was described as a white female 5'2' to 5'6' with blonde hair, age 25 to 35 wearing a reddish colored, hooded sweatshirt with "AERO" printed across the front. Any information about this incident or the female suspect can be passed on by calling 423-979-2312.


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