Heroin, meth, guns and a standoff in Church Hill lands three in jail

Jeff Bobo • Nov 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM

CHURCH HILL — Two Johnson City men found sleeping in a car outside a Church Hill residence last week were allegedly found in possession of heroin, marijuana and two handguns, one of which was reported stolen.

Both were arrested following a standoff on the 1000 block of Justin Street and will be arraigned Wednesday in Hawkins County Sessions Court on drug and gun charges. A female suspect arrested in connection with this incident was charged with meth trafficking.

According to a report filed by Church Hill Police Department Officer Ethan Mays, the men claimed to be waiting for the woman, who was later found inside her parents’ home nearby with meth, syringes, a scale and two male visitors, both of whom had pending arrest warrants.

CHPD Sgt. Dustin Dean and Mays responded Thursday to a complaint of a suspicious running vehicle containing two sleeping males.

The driver, who was identified as Jack Henry Matthews-Johnson, 32, 5 Bristol Ct., Johnson City, had a handgun visible in the center console. A second male, who was identified as Jediah Shane Glover, 19, 113 Holston Ave., Johnson City, was sleeping in the back seat.

Members of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team responded to the scene, and officers used the public address system on their patrol car to order Johnson and Glover out of the vehicle.

Mays stated in his report that the two men didn't comply with orders to exit the vehicle. A four-member team consisting of Mays and the HCSO's Lt. Greg Larkin, Lt. Cliff Evans and Detective Chad Britton reportedly made entry into the vehicle and “extracted” Johnson and Glover, who were then arrested.

Glover was allegedly found with a small amount of marijuana and a cigar wrapper commonly used to smoke pot, as well as a Glock handgun that Glover said he had borrowed from a cousin.

Glover also reportedly told Mays the CZ  9mm handgun located in the center console belonged to Johnson. A computer check revealed that gun had been reported stolen in Johnson City.

A backpack belonging to Johnson found in the vehicle allegedly contained 1.2 grams of heroin, 9.6 grams of marijuana, a scale and numerous empty bags used for packaging narcotics for resale.

Johnson was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during commission of a felon, theft under $1,000, driving on a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Glover was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mays stated in his report Glover told him he and Johnson had been with a female the previous night, later identified as Chelsea Danielle Davis, 26, of Church Hill.

Davis reportedly told them her car was stolen and asked them to help recover it. They said she told them the car was on West Sullivan Street in Kingsport, and they took her to her parents’ home in Church Hill to get an extra car key.

Glover reportedly told Mays that she never came out of the house and they fell asleep.

Davis was located in her parents' basement with an unspecified amount of meth, several syringes and a scale.

Dean stated in his report that due to the amount of meth and separate packaging he didn't believe it was for personal use, and Davis was charged with possession of meth for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

There was no information on the two males in the basement with Davis except that both had pending warrants and both were arrested.

Johnson, Glover and Davis were held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond pending their arraignment Wednesday.

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