Theft at Simply Mac: After Johnson City police investigated a string of thefts that occurred at Simply Mac on 2011 N. Roan St., police charged employee Robert Swatzell, 36, 199 Norman Jones Road, Elizabethton, with one count of theft of property over $10,000 on Saturday. The arrest came after police said an employee noticed 26 items taken out of inventory. Those items included 20 iPhones, a Macbook, two iPads, cables and a case. According to the report, Swatzell admitted to taking the items. Swatzell was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond and set to appear in Sessions Court on Monday.
Man points gun at other cars: On Monday, Johnson City police responded to a 911 call from a driver on University Parkway stating that a passenger in another vehicle pointed a handgun at him out of the car window. The caller followed the car, and police stopped the vehicle. Police found a firearm and discovered that Tyler Ingram, 23, 485 Woods Road, Bluff City, brandished the firearm at four different victims in two vehicles. Ingram was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and held in the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond. He was set to appear in Sessions Court Jan. 2, 2020.
Domestic assault, false fire alarm and more: On Sunday, Johnson City police responded to an assault report at 1109 University Parkway, Apt. 2404. At that same time, Johnson City Fire Department units responded to a fire alarm at that same location. When police investigated the matter, they found Alexander Eastridge, 20, 204 Dry Branch Road, Laurel Bloomery, intoxicated outside the building. Police said their investigation revealed that Eastridge had assaulted his girlfriend and another female. Officers said Eastridge also tore a fire extinguisher and its housing off a wall in the hallway of the building, which activated the fire alarm for “no legitimate purpose.” Eastridge was charged with false reporting (emergency alarms), domestic assault, simple assault, underage consumption and public intoxication. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $8,500 bond and set to appear in Sessions Court on Monday.