Stolen vehicle at JCPD, asleep on the dock, caught on video and more crime from Johnson City police

Johnson City Press • Updated Aug 2, 2019 at 12:55 PM

The following are recent felony arrests reported by Johnson City police:

Stolen vehicle outside police headquarters: Johnson City police didn’t have to travel far Monday to charge a Cordova man with possession of a stolen vehicle. They found him in the parking lot outside police headquarters. Police said Cody Hailstock, 23, 1431 Hamilton Hill Dr., Cordova, Tennessee, was behaving strangely in the Johnson City Municipal Building’s parking lot Monday and discovered the vehicle he was in was reported stolen from Nashville on July 27. Hailstock was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond. He was arraigned Tuesday in Sessions Court.

Asleep on the dock: Police said a 19-year-old man was sleeping on the back dock of a Johnson City business Thursday resulting in several charges. Timmy Akins, 19, was arrested after police went to Central Paper Supply, 101 Lafe Cox Drive. They said he was “impaired” and resisted arrest. He identified himself as his brother until police determined his real name. Akins was charged with identity theft, criminal trespassing, public intoxication and resisting arrest. He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned later Thursday in Sessions Court.

Caught on video: Police said a Sherwood Drive man was caught on surveillance video as he violated an order of protection in July, resulting in his arrest Thursday. John L. Waters, 55, was charged with aggravated burglary and violation of an order of protection. About 11:45 a.m. July 19, police responded to a call from 2409 Larkspur Drive, where the victim reported that she saw Walters pull into her driveway. She told police Walters tried to enter her back door and heard him hitting her house. She told police she had an active order of protection against Walters, which police confirmed. Police reviewed home security video recording, which they said walking around the house attempting to locate the victim by screaming her name. Police served Walters, 1908 Sherwood Drive, with a warrant at the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday. He was jailed on $30,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Friday.

Custodial interference: Police said a Johnson City woman took her children Wednesday while their father had full custody. Amber Ramirez, 33, 101 Lilly Drive, was charged with felony custodial interference. Police said the two children’s father showed police court documents showing that he had full custody. Ramirez took the children earlier in the day while they were being cared for by another family member. When the father returned home from work, he learned that Ramirez had taken the children. Contact was made with Ramirez by phone and she refused to bring the children back or provide a location as to where the children were. Police stopped her in traffic with the kids hours later. Police returned the children to their father. Ramirez was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned Thursday in Sessions Court.

Address is the state pen: Police found a man trying to pry open a window at an East Myrtle Avenue residence on Wednesday, according to a news release. Jeffery Miller, 27, was charged with aggravated burglary and resisting stop. Police had gone to 904 E. Myrtle Ave. about 11:45 a.m. to check on a possible burglary. Miller ran when they arrived and continued after police told him to stop. He was arrested after a short chase. Miller was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $10,000 bond and arraigned Thursday in Sessions Court. Police listed Miller’s arrest as 1045 Horsehead Lane, Pikeville, which is the address of Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, a state penitentiary.

Expired license in stolen car: Johnson City police charged a Johnson City woman Wednesday with driving on an expired license and possession of stolen property over $1,000 – motor vehicle. Kelsey E. Gentry, 25, 260 Bob Crookshanks Road, was arrested after police saw her driving a vehicle reported stolen to the police department earlier in the day. She was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $5,000 bond and arraigned Thursday in Sessions Court.


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