Walmart burglary charge: Police charged a man with burglary Saturday in a pair of Walmart shoplifting cases. Brandon Delano, 49, no address available, also was charged with theft of property under $1,000. Police said Delano had entered Walmart at 3111 Browns Mill Road on Feb. 25 and again Thursday and left the store with concealed merchandise. Delano had signed a trespass notice at the West Market Street Walmart on May 14 and had been convicted of shoplifting at Walmart in Sessions Court on May 21. Police served Delano with a warrant at the EconoLodge, 207 E. Mountcastle Drive, on Saturday. He was held in the Detention Center on $22,000 bond and arraigned Monday in Sessions Court. The Tennessee Supreme Court recently ruled repeat misdemeanor shoplifters could be charged with a felony burglary.
Felon with a gun: A traffic stop led Johnson City police to arrest a felon who had a loaded gun in his vehicle, according to a news release. Dominque R. Adeyinka, 28, 704 University Parkway, was stopped at the intersection of Orleans and Jay streets about 10:20 p.m. for a light law violation. Police said they could smell a marijuana odor, prompting the use of a K9 police dog to sniff around the vehicle. The dog alerted police to the odor of narcotics, which led to a search. Police said they found the loaded gun, as well as a grinder with marijuana residue. They also learned Adeyinka had a felony record. He was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia and failure to operate headlights. He was held in the Detention Center on $11,000 bond and arraigned Monday in Sessions Court.
Doyle’s Tire crash: A Greenville man crashed his car into a West Market Street tire dealership after he fled a traffic stop on Friday, Johnson City police said. Bradford Clark, 26, 236 Buckingham Court, was charged with felony evading arrest, reckless driving, a seatbelt violation, and violation of the financial responsibility law. About 12:10 p.m., police tried to stop Clark’s Mustang at West Main and Winter streets because he was not wearing a seat belt. He took a wrong-way turn onto Winter and then left onto West Market Street. The vehicle sped and swerved through heavy traffic. Police then saw the Mustang at North Belmont Street and West Market. Clark fled again when he saw police and crashed into Doyle’s Tire Services, 504 W. Market St. Clark was jailed in the Detention Center on $10,000 bond and arraigned Monday in Sessions Court.
Suspicious person: Police said a man gave them false identifying information Saturday as they checked on a report of a suspicious persons on East 10th Avenue. Robert Morris, 58, no address available, was charged with criminal impersonation, two counts of identity theft and resisting arrest. Police said Morris provided a false last name and birthdate, as well as two different Social Security numbers belonging to other people. Police said he resisted as they arrested him. Morris was identified after police found his driver’s license in his wallet during a search. He was held in the Detention Center on $22,000 bond and arraigned Monday in Sessions Court.
$288,000 theft charge: A Virginia woman was arrested Thursday in Johnson City on a charge that she stole two recreational vehicles from a local dealership. Tomeka Dawn Brooks, 28, Sugar Grove, Virginia, was charged with motor vehicle theft over $250,000. Police said the arrest resulted from an investigation into the theft of two RV’s from the lot of A&L RV, 4503 Bristol Highway, on June 10, 2018. The combined value of both vehicles was more than $288,000. Brooks was arrested by the Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office shortly after the theft on unrelated charges. At the time of that arrest, she was found with the keys and window decal belonging to one of the stolen RVs. Both RVs were recovered from different locations in the Bristol/Abingdon area. Brooks was released Thursday from Southwest Regional Jail, having waived extradition, and brought to Washington County. She was jailed in the Detention Center on $50,000 bond and arraigned Friday in Sessions Court.
Wanted man: A Gray man wanted in Kentucky was arrested Thursday in Johnson City. Michael Kimes, 32, 136 Greyland Drive, was found about 3:45 a.m. in the area of 505 Lamont St. as police checked out a suspicious person complaint. Police said Kimes was wanted for a violation by Kentucky Probation and Parole. He was held as a fugitive from another state in Detention Center with bond awaiting a hearing set for Friday.
Sold for scrap: Johnson City police said a man sold a vehicle for scrap after stealing it from the Keystone community, resulting in his arrest March 2. David Lynn Tucker, 30, 112 N. Creek Drive, was charged with theft over $1,000. He was held in the Detention Center on $5,000 bond. His next Sessions Court date was set for March 17.