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Sword assault, Walmart shoplifting, bondsmen's meth discovery & more crime from Johnson City police

Johnson City Press • Updated Jun 12, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The following is a roundup of recent felony arrests reported by Johnson City police.

Sword assault, barricade: A woman told Johnson City police her boyfriend held a large sword to her neck during a death threat, resulting in his arrest early Wednesday morning. Police charged Kevin Neverette, 38, 2719 S. Roan St., No. 9, with aggravated assault. About 10 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to Neverette’s trailer, where the victim told police Neverette had hit her face with his fist and had held the sword to her neck, saying he would kill her, police said. The victim was not injured. Neverette had barricaded himself inside the trailer, and after obtaining a warrant, they entered and found him in the living room. Neverette was held in the Carter County Jail under $5,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for later Wednesday.

Walmart shoplifting, counterfeit: Johnson City police tracked down a man accused of shoplifting from the West Market Street Walmart on Friday and found him with stolen merchandise and counterfeit currency, according to a news release. Joseph Black, 25, 747 Georgia St., was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting/theft of property and criminal simulation. When police arrived about 3 p.m. to investigate the shoplifting report, Black had left, but they searched the area and soon found him. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $1,000 bond and arraigned Monday in Sessions Court.

Asleep at Roadrunner with meth: A call about a possible drunken driver led Johnson City police to arrest a man on drug-related charges early Friday morning. Michael T. Osborne, 42, was arrested about 4:15 a.m. after police were called to the Roadrunner Market at 1908 E. Unaka Ave. and found him asleep in his vehicle. Police said they found 1.69 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales and five syringes. Osborne was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $11,000 bond and arraigned Monday in Sessions Court.

Stolen title sold: Police charged a Johnson City woman with theft over $1,000 June 5 after learning that she used a stolen title to sell a vehicle in March, according to a news release. Emilee Clark, 28, 3406 W. Market St., was arrested after police investigated theft that occurred March 28. Police said Clark had access to someone else’s title and used it to sell the vehicle to a third party. She was released from the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned June 6 in Sessions Court.

Bondsmen find meth: A wanted man faced more charges June 5 after bail bondsmen found meth while taking him into custody, police said in a news release. Jeramie Griggs, 27, 114 Sheffield Circle, Gray, was charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. Police said the bondsmen had tracked down Griggs at 607 Twin Oaks Drive for failing to appear in court on a previous aggravated assault charge. As they searched his belongings, they found 1.79 grams of ice methamphetamine, so they notified police. Griggs was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $10,000 bond and arraigned June 6 in Sessions Court.

Drugs on I-26: A traffic stop on Interstate 26 led Johnson City police to arrest a man on drug offenses and other charges June 5. Timothy Fisher, 32, 814 E. Fairview Ave., was charged with resale of schedule IV drugs, possession of drug equipment, open container, resisting arrest, and driving on a revoked license. About 8:20 p.m., police were alerted to a possibly impaired driver and stopper Fisher. Fisher had an open container of alcohol between his legs. Police said they also found a large amount of prescription medication in multiple baggies inside his pocket. As he was placed under arrest, he resisted briefly, but was taken into custody without further incident. Fisher was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $50,000 bond and arraigned June 6 in Sessions Court.

Fire alarm pulled: A Kingsport woman was arrested June 5 in Johnson City after she pulled a fire alarm at an apartment.  Bobbi M. Montgomery, 33, 1000 University Blvd. was charged her with false reporting. About 10:45 p.m., police joined the Johnson City Fire Department at 121 Lynn Road. The resident in apartment 233 told police Montgomery had walked into her apartment. Police said they spoke with Montgomery, learning she had pulled the fire alarm with no true emergency existing. The fire department advised police there was no fire and they cleared the scene. Montgomery was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $100 bond and arraigned June 6 in Sessions Court.

Duplicated driver’s license: Johnson City police arrested a Telford woman June 4 after a credit monitoring company alerted the victim to an attempt to open an account under her name. Tammy Thomas, 51, was charged with identity theft. On May 14, police met with the victim who stated she received a message from Credit Karma stating that Knoxville TVA Credit Union had just ran her credit. The victim did not try to open an account with Knoxville TVA. The victim told police she called the credit union and learned Thomas had a duplicate driver’s license using her own photo, but with the victim’s information. Thomas, 1425 Old State Route 34, was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $2,500 bond and arraigned June 5 in Sessions Court.

Caught on video: Johnson City police said surveillance video helped in the arrest of a Limestone man on a vehicle burglary charge June 4. Police were called to 115 Woodlawn Drive about four hours after the burglary and found evidence belonging to Dylan Keys, 25, close to the crime scene. They later found Keys nearby holding property was stolen from the vehicle, and his attire matched that of the person shown the camera footage. Keys, 132 Kimmy Keys Road, was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned June 5 in Sessions Court.

 

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