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Carter judge sends woman to jail after deputies catch her in basement

July 25th, 2011 4:45 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON — Residents of a home on Dalewood Drive called the Carter County Sheriff’s Department on Friday about a woman trespassing on their property. Deputies recognized the woman as Solita Desiree Davis, 22, 192 Dalewood Drive, Johnson City. Davis had outstanding arrest warrants on probation violation charges.
Deputy Jon Frazier said he yelled at Davis to stop running. He said the woman ran into the basement and locked the door. The homeowner told the deputies there was no key to the door but gave the officers permission to enter the basement.
When the deputies were able to get inside the basement, Frazier said, he noticed a rug on top of a piece of plywood on the floor and what appeared to be hair lying under it. He lifted the rug and plywood and found Davis lying in a hole dug in the dirt floor. He said Davis once again tried to run, but he and Lt. Jeff Markland stopped and arrested her.
Davis appeared Monday in Sessions Court, where Judge John Walton sentenced her to a total of 139 days in jail on two probation violations. He also fined her a total of $50 and placed her on a year’s probation after convicting her on evading arrest and resisting arrest charges.

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