Stolen U-Haul rental. An Elizabethton woman was arrested Tuesday after Johnson City’s U-Haul rental company reported that she had failed to return a pickup she had rented earlier in May. Melinda Montgomery, 27, 1001 S 2nd St., was charged with theft of a motor vehicles over $10,000. Employees at U-Haul, 2805 N. Roan St., told police they rented a 2019 Ford F150 to Montgomery on May 2 for a one-day rental. The told police Montgomery emailed them May 7 stating that she was going out of town. Employees tried to make contact with her on several occasions for her to re-new the contract or return the vehicle. The business said they never heard from her after the email. Bristol police Department stopped the vehicle Tuesday, and Montgomery was taken into custody. She was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $10,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Wednesday.
Marijuana arrest. A traffic stop led Johnson City police to file a drug charge against at 29-year-old man Tuesday. Police said they stopped Cory Lawson, 605 Carter Sells Road, for speeding and found him with about 30 grams of marijuana and two glass smoking pipes. He was charged with speeding, possession of marijuana for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $10,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Wednesday.