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Robbery, kidnapping indictments handed down

Published: 3:46 PM, 06/13/2012 Last updated: 4:00 PM, 06/13/2012

Source: The Rogersville Review

By Bill Grubb
News Editor

ROGERSVILLE - The five men authorities claim were responsible for a February 6 Church Hill home invasion have been indicted on burglary, robbery and kidnapping charges.
    A Hawkins County Grand Jury indicted Jarvis Dewayne Appleberry, 21, 3226 Kaywood Avenue, Chattanooga;  Lloyd Anthony Gibson, 22, 418 West Magnolia Avenue, Johnson City;  Harrison Vaught Whittington, 21, 15 Regency Street, Johnson City;  Eric Lynn Ewing, 22, 709 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City; and Ricky Ronald Crawford, 20, 1715 Mary Street, Johnson City, on charges of aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.  Crawford also faces a count of carrying an unlawful weapon.        
    According to a statement from Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson, during the early morning hours of February 6 the five men drove from Johnson City to a Burlington Road address in Church Hill, allegedly for the purpose of collecting on a "drug-related debt."  
    "The driver dropped the other four men off at the residence.  He pulled off, but remained in the vicinity, and subsequently went back to the residence and picked the others up.  One of the suspects kicked the front door open and then all four entered the residence," Johnson said.
    A 35-year-old woman and her 18-year- old adult son were inside the residence at the time and both were awakened by the break in.  The residents were forced to lay in the floor and held at gun point. At least two of the four suspects held handguns and one was holding a knife. 
    "The suspects went throughout the residence gathering property.  Taken in the robbery was $75 cash, some jewelry, various electronic devices, several knives and two packs of cigarettes," according to the chief.  "After the robbers left the residence, one of the victims contacted a family member who, in turn, called 911. Our officers arrived on the scene a few minutes later."
    During the robbery, the female victim pleaded for her and her sons' lives and promised if they would not kill them, she would get $800 for them later in the day. 
    Instead of the woman, CHPD Detective Kevin Grigsby staked out the area and observed a black car being followed by a white car approaching the target location.  The driver of the black car dropped off a passenger who set out on foot toward a wooded area behind the target location. Grigsby quickly apprehended the suspect who was armed with a loaded handgun.          
    CHPD Sgt. Chad Mosley was able to stop the white vehicle nearby where a felony stop was conducted.  The female driver and two passengers were all arrested, although the female is not being charged with the home invasion.  The black vehicle fled the area although our investigation has identified the driver as being involved in the home invasion. 
    Authorities arrested four of the suspects in February, with Appleberry taken into custody in April.  The female, Chelsea Alexander Moorlehagen, originally charged in the case, is now listed as a witness for the prosecution.        
    In other action, the grand jury issued the following indictments:
     Jason Shane Horton, 37, 801 West Broadway Apt. 3, Rogersville, two counts promotion of manufacture of methamphetamine.
     Donna Carol Vaughan, 52, 1332 Hickory Cove Road, Rogersville, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are kept.
     Herbert Kyle Southerland, 37, 186 South Caney Creek Road, Rogersville, promotion of manufacture of methamphetamine.
     James Logan Thacker, 20, 1332 Hickory Cove Road, Rogersville, promotion of manufacture of methamphetamine, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
     Phillip David Williams, 46, 1332 Hickory Cove Road, Rogersville, initiating a process to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine,maintaining a dwelling where controlled substances are kept, driving on a revoked license, driving on a revoked license second offense, possession of drug drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon.
     Misty Nicole Pearson, 30, 123 Roberts Road, Rogersville, promotion of manufacture of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia.
     Brandon David Lafollette, 27, 110 Pine Mountain Road, Rogersville, simple possession of schedule VI.
     Kanima Marie Bradford, 37, 123 Lawson Road, Rogersville, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II with intent to deliver, possession of schedule IV with intent to deliver, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and DUI .
     Michael Wayne Porter, 52, 5730 Carter's Valley Road lot 7, Mount Carmel, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with intent to deliver.
     Demetrius Lamar Gilmore, 25, 421 Cypress Street, Mount Carmel, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
    Larry Kenneth Keith, 34, 629 Red Hill Road, Surgoinsville, two counts violation of the sex offender registry.
    Louisa Paulette Hammonds, 36, 201 Hill Avenue, Church Hill, theft between $1,000 and $10,000.
    Krisha Kay Dunford, 29, 3254 Richard Avenue, Roanoke, VA, criminal responsibility for vandalism less than $500, false reports and criminal responsibility for aggravated burglary.
    Rory Clayton Cook, 32, 108 Warrior Drive, Kingsport, violation Habitual Motor Offender Act.
    Justin Wayne Foster, 22, 791 Gilbreath Mill. Mosheim, burglary, theft between $599 and $1,000, vandalism less than $500 and driving on a suspended license.
    Timothy Hank Stubblefield, 26, 141 Cave Ridge Road, Rogersville, burglary and theft between $500 and $1,000.
    Elizabeth Danielle Lindholm, 25, 514 Phyllis Circle, Talbott, theft between $500 and $1,000.
    Adam Matthew Rollins, 29, 4015 Stanley Valley Road Lot 4, Surgoinsville, aggravated burglary and theft valued between $1,000 and $10,000.
    Eric Scott West, 36, 164 Nicole Drive, Mount Carmel, four counts auto burglary, four counts theft of property $500 or less, possession of burglary tools and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Charles Alan Price, 64, 142 Lands Down Drive, Rogersville, driving under the influence.
    Robert Scott Calton, 44, 314 Gravely Valley Road, Surgoinsville, aggravated assault.
    Joshua Clinton Bates, 26, 1000 University Boulevard D-29, Kingsport, three counts aggravated burglary and theft valued between $10,000 and $60,000.
    Eddie Justin Patterson, 22, 1024 Rogan Street, Church Hill, attempted theft $10,000 to $60,000, vandalism $1,000 to $10,000, DUI, violation of the Implied Consent Law and speeding.
    Kimberly Michelle wallace, 36, 517 1/2 State Street, Bristol, six counts forgery, three counts identity theft and theft less than $500.
    Candie Gabrielle Frost, 36, 814 Brummit Street, Rogersville, six counts identity theft, theft $$1,000 to $10,000 and theft $500 to $1,000.

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