Left to right: (Top) Aimee Phillips, Alvin Richardson, Amber Burleson, Charles Heimiller, Eric Sayers, Grace White, Holly Clem, James Regulski, Jeffrey Proffitt, Jeffrey Holmes. (Bottom) Joshua Sargent, Lisa Combs, Mary Collins, Melissa Hurd, Micheal Chisholm, Milea Ketron, Ryan Nicholson, Shamra Killen, Sylvia Davis, Tiffany Sanchez.

Deputies and officers with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office and Johnson City Police Department arrested 22 suspects in a misdemeanor warrant round up early Tuesday morning.

19 suspects were taken into custody based on Carter County and Johnson City warrants, and two others were arrested on Washington County warrants. The arrests were primarily based on failures to appear in court and probation violations, with a variety of original charges. One of the arrests also led to additional drug charges.

The round up is the latest in a series of collaborative efforts to reduce crime in the Northeast Tennessee region. Sheriff Dexter Lunceford’s administration has conducted these round ups based on the theory that proactive warrant service helps reduce crime.

“What we’ve seen over the past five years is a major reduction in crime in Carter County,” Lunceford said. “We’re working now to strengthen our relationships with nearby agencies and spread that success, and this round up is just one part of how we do that.”


List of suspects arrested:

Aimee Phillips – Aggravated Assault

Grace White – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Casual Exchange)

Charles Heimiller – Violation of Probation (Failure to Make Any Contact with Probation Officer Since Release), Additional Charge of Possession of Schedule II

Melissa Hurd – Failure to Appear (Original Charges: Shoplifting & Criminal Trespass)

Ryan Nicholson – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Driving on a Suspended License)

Alvin Richardson – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Shoplifting)

Tiffany Sanchez – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Driving on a Suspended License)

Micheal Chisholm – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Driving on a Suspended License)

Eric Sayers – Theft Over $500

Mary Collins – Violation of Probation (Original Charge: Shoplifting)

Lisa Combs – Violation of Probation (Original Charge: Simple Possession of Schedule VI)

Sylvia Davis – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Shoplifting)

Shamra Killen – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Driving on a Suspended License)

Amber Burleson – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Driving on a Suspended License)

James Regulski – Failure to Appear (Original Charge: Driving on a Revoked License)

Joshua Sargent – Failure to Comply with Court Summons for Child Support

Holly Clem – Failure to Appear (Original Charges: Aggravated Assault of Property, Aggravated Burglary, Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institute)

Jeffery Holmes – Presentment on Sale of Schedule I

Milea Ketron – Violation of Probation (Original Charge: Shoplifting)

Jeffrey Proffitt – Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Reckless Driving, Financial Liability