Johnson City Police Beats

Published 6:34 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 11, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Ryan Dos Santos, 23, and charged him with domestic aggravated assault.
At approximately 1 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, officers of the Johnson City Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance at the victim’s residence. The victim told officers that Dos Santos had choked her and held a knife to her face. The victim had red marks and scratches on her neck and chest.
Dos Santos was placed in custody and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Arraignment was on Monday, Nov. 14, in Washington County General Sessions Court.
On Friday, Nov. 11, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Tonya Hamilton, Johnson City, and charged her with burglary, theft of property, possession of methamphetamine, and simple possession.
At approximately 17:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to Walmart at 3111 Browns Mill Road in reference to a female shoplifting. Officers arrived on scene and the female had already left the premises. Using video surveillance, officers were able to get the female identified as Tonya Hamilton. As officers were working on the original report of shoplifting, Hamilton was observed at Murphy’s gas station in the parking lot of Walmart. Officers made contact and placed Hamilton under arrest. Through the course of the investigation, officers found Hamilton had attempted to take 76 items for a total of $791.64. Hamilton had also been previously trespassed from all Walmart properties as of June 16, 2020. A search incident prior to arrest of Hamilton revealed a small pink container containing a crystalline substance consistent with methamphetamine and a small orange pill consistent with suboxone.
Hamilton was arrested and charged with burglary, theft of property, possession of methamphetamine, and simple possession. Hamilton was transported to the Washington County Detention Center and held in lieu of a $4,000 bond. Arraignment was on Monday, Nov. 14, in Washington County General Sessions Court.
On Sunday, Nov. 13, officers arrested James Perkinson, 32, Johnson City, for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon during commission or attempt to commit a dangerous felony, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are kept or sold, and manufacturing Schedule I narcotics. Officers responded to a residence on a disturbance call. During the course of the investigation, officers discovered the components and materials of an indoor psilocybin mushroom grow operation. Officers also discovered a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in the residence. Perkinson is prohibited from possession of any firearms because he has been convicted of a previous felony. Perkinson was taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he’s being held in lieu of a $36,000 bond. Perkinson’s arraignment was on Monday, Nov. 14, in Washington County General Sessions Court.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Ashlin J. Hicks, Johnson City. Hicks is charged with felony evading arrest, altering a license plate, speeding in a school zone, and driving on a suspended license (first offense).
The arrest occurred after a traffic stop was attempted on a vehicle observed speeding through the Mountain View Elementary School zone. The vehicle initially stopped but then fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was located shortly, a short distance away, where it had exited the roadway and crashed into a utility poleThe driver was identified as Hicks.
Hicks was arrested and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where she is currently being held in lieu of a $2,500 bond. Arraignment was on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Washington County General Sessions Court.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Rebecca Davis. Greeneville, and charged her with Schedule VI drug violations and unlawful drug paraphernalia. Officers received a tip about illegal drug activity at the Johnson Inn on Tuesday. The tip led officers to make contact with Davis at room 222. During the course of their interaction, officers discovered a box in Davis’s possession that contained 77.5 grams of marijuana and multiple items of illegal paraphernalia associated with the sale of marijuana.
Davis was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where she is being held in lieu of an $11,000 bond. Arraignment was on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Washington County General Sessions Court.

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