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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hightower Press Release.docx

SUBJECT: Felony Arrest                 DATE: 8/10/17                   TIME: 7:00 a.m.

PREPARED BY: Officer Kirt Stillwagon                     APPROVED BY:


On 8/9/17, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Demarcus Hightower (200 E Watauga Ave., Johnson City, Tn., 30 years old) and Roberta L Reed(225 Jack Bradley Rd., Elizabethton , Tn., 42 years old) Hightower was charged with Sales of Schedule VI(marijuana) , Felony Possession of Schedule II(Crack Cocaine) for Resale, and Unlawful Drug Equipment. Reed was charged with Felony Possession of Schedule II(Crack Cocaine) for Resale.

            At approximately 1:34 p.m. on 8/9/17, officers were dispatched to 825 W Walnut St. in reference to a disturbance. Prior to arrival, officers were advised that two females were fighting in the parking lot and one was in a silver Kia car. As officers arrived on scene they observed the vehicle leaving and a traffic stop was conducted. As Officers approached the vehicle, they were overcome by the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehice. Officers had all occupants exit the vehicle.  Demarcus Hightower was found with a large sum of currency and a black digital scale in his pocket.  A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted after a police K9 alerted to the vehicle. Inside the vehicle officers found a felony amount of crack cocaine and some marijuana in the front compartment of the vehicle.

Police arrested Mr. Hightower and Ms. Reed and transported them to the Washington County Detention Center where Hightower is being on a $21,000 bond. Ms. Reed is being held on a $10,000 bond.  Arraignment is set for today the 10th at 1:30 p.m., in Washington County General Sessions Court. 


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