Handgun to head, false shooting report, Liberty Bell burglary and more felony arrests by Johnson City police

Johnson City Press • Sep 5, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Recent felony arrests reported by Johnson City police:

Handgun assault charge: A convicted felon pointed a handgun at someone in a Johnson City trailer park, police said, resulting in his arrest early Thursday morning. Quinton J. Alexander, 23, was charged with aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a handgun. Police were called to Timber Ridge Mobile Home Park on Mayfield Drive about a disturbance. Police said Alexander had pointed a gun to the victim’s head and threatened to shoot him. Alexander was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $60,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for later Thursday. He had been convicted of an aggravated assault after a similar situation at the same place involving a stolen handgun in January.

False report about shooting: A Johnson City man was jailed Wednesday on charges he lied to police about a shooting in July. Matthew Brock, 48, 2109 E. Fairview Ave., was charged with false reporting and tampering with evidence. The arrest resulted from a July 28 shooting at Brock’s address. Police said Brock and others at the scene originally reported an unknown male assailant shot the victim using a handgun and ran away. Police said they later learned the original story was made up to cover for the victim, who was a convicted felon and accidentally shot himself. Brock was Washington County Detention Center under $10,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Thursday.

Stolen vehicle charge: A South Carolina man was arrested Monday in Johnson City with a theft charge resulting from an October stolen vehicle report. Police had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Matthew Black, 33, Ridgeland, South Carolina, after he was listed as a suspect from the Oct. 12 theft. Police served him with that warrant Monday after encountering him during an unrelated situation. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center and arraigned Tuesday in Sessions Court.

Liberty Bell burglary: Police charged a 21-year-old Johnson City man Tuesday with burglarizing Liberty Bell Middle School on Monday. Police said they identified Jacob Stephens, 236 Shenandoah Drive, as the man who took two computer towers and various computer parts from the school at 718 Morningside Drive. On Tuesday, they found him with the stolen equipment. Stephens was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned Wednesday in Sessions Court.

Caught on video: One of two men arrested after a drive-by shooting in July was arrested again Monday on charges resulting from a theft reported that same week. Bradley Necessary, 21, 2701 S. Roan St., had been arrested July 23 with Wesley Cabe-Barber, 19, Bristol, on six counts of aggravated assault after two shots were fired into a house in the 1300 block of East Fairview Avenue with six people inside. On Monday, Necessary was charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property under $1,000. On July 25, a couple at 2496 Mint Hill Road told police they had been away for a few days and returned to find their televisions missing from their apartment. Police said video surveillance recordings showed Necessary and Cade-Barber in the same apartment complex carrying two televisions and placing them in a car. After driving away, they were stopped by police and arrested on the other charges. Police also said Cade-Barber was served with a similar warrant while jailed at the Washington County Detention Center.

Stolen vehicle at Roadrunner: A Jonesborough woman was arrested early Sunday morning after police spotted her in a stolen vehicle at the Roadrunner Market at 607 Twin Oaks Drive. Kelsey Gentry, 25, 260 Bob Crookshanks Road, was charged with theft over $1,000. She was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $1,000 bond and arraigned Tuesday in Sessions Court.

Virginia fugitive: A man wanted on felony drug charges in Virginia was arrested Aug. 30 in Johnson City. Police said William H. Shoemaker, 51, no address available, had a warrant for his arrest from Scott County, Virginia. He was charged as a fugitive from justice and held in the Washington County Detention Center without bond awaiting an extradition hearing.

Police nearly struck by vehicle: Johnson City police said a man nearly struck officers with a vehicle in July, resulting in his arrest Aug. 29. Joseph L. Miller, 37,109 Butterfly Lane, Elizabethton, was charged with driving on a revoked license first offense, evading arrest, two counts of felony reckless endangerment and possession of stolen property. Around 9 a.m. on July 28, police were called to Plymouth Ridge Apartments about a man who possibly needed medical attention and was sleeping in his vehicle. As police tried to check on the tag and verify the drivers' identity, the driver backed up, nearly striking the officers, and sped away through the parking lot. On Aug. 29, he was served with a warrant at the Washington County Detention Center, where he was held on unrelated charges. He was arraigned on Aug. 30 in Sessions Court.

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