JCPD crime roundup: Aggravated assault with glass bottle, missing Bobcat excavator

Johnson City Press • Updated Jul 2, 2019 at 5:33 PM

The following is a roundup of felony arrests reported recently by Johnson City police:

Aggravated assault with glass bottle: During a Sunday foot patrol in Keystone Apartments, Johnson City police officers heard screaming near the 300 block of South Broadway Street. When police arrived, they found a victim sitting in the grass bleeding from a laceration to his forehead. Police said Summer Roberts, 32, 346 S. Broadway St., was standing on a set of steps behind the victim with blood on her arms and legs. A large glass bottle covered in blood was also located nearby. Police said an investigation found that Roberts was involved in a physical altercation with the victim and hit the victim in the head multiple times with a glass bottle. She was charged with aggravated assault and held in the Washington County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.

Missing Bobcat excavator: Johnson City police arrested a man Monday on charges relating to a missing piece of heavy equipment reported in 2017. On Nov. 17, 2017, Bradford Simpson, 40, Rogersville, entered into an agreement with East Tenn Rent-Alls to "rent-to-own" a Bobcat excavator. The contract called for Bradford to pay a total of just under $40,000 for the equipment. Soon after taking the equipment, police said he stopped making payments. Agents of the business and Johnson City Police Department investigators attempted to locate Simpson and the equipment in late 2018 with no success. On Monday, the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office finally located Simpson due to the warrant issued in Johnson City. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $4,000 bond and was set to appear in Sessions Court Tuesday. 

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