Warrants roundup leads to ten arrests

Published 12:53 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office conducted a roundup of wanted individuals, arresting ten people in and near Elizabethton Tuesday morning.

Beginning around 4 a.m., deputies worked in teams to locate and arrest the wanted persons. Many of the suspects were arrested for violations of probation, with original charges including shoplifting, theft of property, drug violations and other offenses.

The sheriff’s office also placed holds on two wanted subjects who were discovered to be in correctional facilities. The operation was conducted with the assistance of the Elizabethton Police Department, and officers are continuing to search for more suspects. The suspects are being held in the Carter County Detention Center.

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 A list of the suspects arrested:

Zaylor Sean Arnett (age 22) – Violation of Probation (Original Charges: Criminal Impersonation, Evading Arrest), $25,000 Bond

Joseph Paul Ballard (47) – Synthetic Derivatives or Analogues of Methcathinone, $50,000 Bond

Charles Adonga Gardner (42) – Violation of Probation (Original Charges: Driving on Suspended, Financial Responsibility), $25,000 Bond

Kathy Jo Honeycutt (47) – Shoplifting, $25,000 Bond

Richard Anthony Kelly (44) – TDOC Warrant

Howard Edward Gordon Mitchell (47) – Violation of Probation (Original Charges: Shoplifting, Failure to Appear), $25,000 Bond

Melissa Ann Moore (39) – Violation of Probation (Original Charges: Poss. Of Methamphetamine, Simple Poss. Schedule IV, Poss. Of Drug Paraphernalia), $25,000 Bond

Kenneth Martin Murphy (39) – Failure to Appear (Original Charges: Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving on Suspended), $25,000 Bond

Joseph Thomas Orton (60) – Violation of Probation (Original Charges: Simple Poss. of Schedule VI, Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia, Drug Free School Zone Violation), $25,000 Bond

Tamara Sue Smith (25) – Violation of Probation (Original Charge: Theft of Property under $1,000), No Bond