Deputies with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with officers from a number of departments throughout the county, arrested Zachary Cook, 27, and Crystal Marie Arnold, 26, on New Year’s Day after the two individuals went on a mini-crime spree. According to Beech Mountain Police Chief Jay Hefner, the two individuals began their eventful New Year’s by allegedly breaking into vehicles at the Ski Beech Resort where a number of items were found missing from customer’s cars including a credit card.
According to Hefner, the total value of items stolen exceeded $4,000. Officers from Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, and Banner Elk Police Departments caught up with this dynamic duo in Invershield after making purchases on the card at the Banner Elk Exxon. Avery County deputies transported Cook to the Avery County Jail while Arnold was transported to Watauga County.
In addition to their New Year’s enterprise, Arnold and Cook also had a number of warrants for their arrest in Carter County, Tennessee where the two make their home and in other Avery County jurisdictions. The two will eventually be charged with a laundry list of additional charges that could total more than 22 various instances of reported crimes.
Currently Cook is being held in the Avery County Jail under multiple charges of Exceeding Pseudoephedrine purchase limits, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempt to Obtain Property by False Pretense, Unlawful Obtaining of a Credit Card, and Possession of Stolen Goods. He remains in custody pending a February 1 court date.
Alleged Meth Manufacturer Charged Again
Investigators with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office and the Joint Drug Task Force have charged Robin Clawson of Pineola with an additional Fugitive Warrant for Manufacturing Methamphetamines. Clawson, who was arrested in December on similar charges, is currently in the custody of the Avery County Jail for a number of charges related to the possession, sale, and manufacture of methamphetamines.
Avery County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report for January 7, 2013:
Neil Curtis Barnett, 36, of Taylorsville, NCMisuse of 911 System
Zachery Tyler Cook, 27, of Roan Mountain, TNThree Counts of Exceeding Pseudoephedrine purchase limits, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempt to Obtain Property by False Pretense, Unlawful Obtaining of a Credit Card, and Possession of Stolen Goods
Quint Courtney Kiser, 35, of NewlandDriving While Impaired
Taylor Thomas Lockhart, 21, of Kingsport, TNDriving While Impaired
Daniel Bering, 31, of Simpsonville, SCDriving While Impaired
Timothy Alan Whaley, 27, of Johnson City, TNSimple Assault
Robert Lloyd Blair, 33, of NewlandNon-Support of Child
James John Galvani, 21, of Banner ElkDefrauding an Innkeeper, Intoxicated and Disruptive
Tommy Lee McKinner, 18, of Elk ParkConsuming Alcohol While Less than 21
Michael Anthony Colligan, 25, of Quarryville, PAMisdemeanor Probation Violation
Jerrin Alicia Jolly, 35, of Johnson City, TNWrit
Joy Elizabeth Alexander, 22, of Shelby, NCSimple Assault, Intoxicated and Disruptive