Arrests made: DUIs, drug dealing, domestic disturbances, driving 108 MPH

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

• Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 hang up call on Old Farmington Road on Feb.27 and discovered an alleged domestic assault.

Deputies found Terry Wayne Brown Jr. walking away from the scene and held him on an outstanding warrant for probation violation.

Continuing to the address, they met a woman, described as crying heavily. She recounted that, while driving home, Brown had become angry with her for no apparent reason, “threatening to burn her house down and slit her tires.”


According to the report, Brown then grabbed the steering wheel from her and continued to struggle with her as she attempted to call 911 for help.

Bruising on the female led deputies to additionally charge Brown with domestic assault and the presence of a minor in the car while Brown struggled over the steering wheel added a reckless endangerment charge as well. Bond was set at $4,000.

• LPD stopped Saquan Jameson after reports of a vehicle driving recklessly in the Fourth Avenue and Franklin Avenue area.


Jameson was driving on a revoked license due to being declared a habitual motor offender and was charged with reckless driving and driving on a revoked license. Bond was set at $3,500.

• On March 2, Sheriff’s deputies responded with Chapel Hill Police to Genesco on Nashville Highway in Chapel Hill after an employee reported marijuana sales at the location.

James McKnight was found with approximately 15 grams of marijuana on his person and had reportedly sold more to Kevin Tobar.


Tobar admitted buying some, that he had smoked at lunch, from McKnight, and deputies found a small amount in his vehicle.

Both were arrested on the charge of possession of a Schedule VI drug. McKnight was held on $4,500 bond and Tobar on a $2,500 bond.

• LPD officer Clint Newbill stopped a car on March 5 for running a stop sign on the square in Lewisburg, and uncovered much more serious offenses.


The driver, Samuel Wells, appeared nervous, telling Newbill it was because he was driving without insurance. His passenger also according to the report, seemed nervous, telling him that she had no ID, She offered Newbill a name and birthday and stated that she was a Tennessee resident.

After being given permission to search the vehicle, officers discovered her Alabama ID, identifying her as Skylar Burgess. A check found a warrant for Burgess out of the Lauderdale County Alabama Sheriff’s Department.

Burgess turned over a case to officers that she said Wells had given her to hold as they were being pulled over.

The case was found to contain pills, “a large quantity” of methamphetamine, and plastic bags for resale packaging.

Several used syringes and a set of digital scales, along with other paraphernalia, were found in a search of the vehicle.

Both Wells and Burgess were charged with possession on a Schedule II drug for resale and simple possession of Schedule II and IV drugs. Wells was held on $19,000 bond.

Burgess was additionally held on criminal impersonation and fugitive from justice charges without bond.

• Officers stopped Caleb Fentress on Feb. 25 after he left what was described as a possible domestic dispute at the Handi Mart on South Ellington Parkway.

Officers found a small amount of marijuana as well as a digital scale with a white residue on it in his vehicle. He was held on $2,000 bond.

• Sheriff’s deputies responded in the early morning on March 5 to Toll Gate Road after a resident reported a truck sitting in her driveway for approximately 30 minutes. Arriving on scene, deputies found the truck, with the engine running, now sitting in the field opposite the home with the driver, Phillip Wade Hobby, asleep behind the wheel.

Several attempts to wake Hobby were unsuccessful before deputies turned off the vehicle and removed him from inside.

According to the report, Hobby was unable to stand on his own and was confused to his location, believing he was in Cornersville as opposed to Petersburg.

Hobby’s drivers license was revoked due to a previous DUI in 2003.

He was charged with driving on a revoked license and with DUI third offense and held on $2,000 bond.

• Patrolman Anthony Garrett stopped Cody Coblentz on Mooresville Highway, Feb. 24, after observing him driving at 108 miles per hour in a area marked for 55 mph. He was charged with reckless driving, speeding, and failure to exercise due care.

• Douglas Leon Porter was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct on Feb. 23. Patrolman Justin Gaines responded to a report of an intoxicated and verbally threatening male in the parking lot of McDonalds at approximately 10:30 p.m. Finding Porter seated in a car with a bottle of alcohol in his lap, officers trying to speak with Porter, who had difficulty standing, to stop using profanity with children nearby, at which point he became louder and more profane. He was held on $2,000 bond.

• On March 3, Patrolman Gaines responded to the parking lot of Mildred’s Restaurant after complaints of an intoxicated individual arguing with employees. Gaines encountered James Newsome who, according to the report, admitted drinking several beers and told officers that, when drunk, he was known to “aggravate people.” He was charged with public intoxication and held on $500 bond.

• Garrison Gall was arrested on two state warrants for violation of the state’s sex offender registry requirements. During his yearly report, it was discovered that he had apparently failed to notify the state of new vehicle information, contact information, electronic information, as well as a new tattoo. He was held on $6,000 bond.

• A truck sitting and continuously revving its engine in a parking lot on West Commerce Street attracted the attention of Patrolman Gaylon Thomason on March 1. The driver, Richard Harris, told Thomason that it was due to fuel pump issues. Harris’ drivers license came back as revoked for a second offense DUI and he reportedly admitted to having been drinking that day as well. Harris was charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license and held on $1,500 bond.

• Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies responded on March 5 to Reynolds Road to investigate what was reported as a possible accident or assault.

Arriving on scene a resident said that a man, carrying a fire extinguisher and described as “frantic,” had knocked on the door claiming that his daughter had been assaulted.

Deputies found the man, James Keith Cox, next door holding the extinguisher and his cell phone. Deputy Gatlin stated in the report that Cox seemed intoxicated and tried to show him a picture of his daughter on his phone that Cox said showed her bloody and bruised. Looking at the picture, Gatlin said there was no evidence of any harm in the photo.

The child’s mother was contacted and, according to the report, she confirmed that the child was asleep and uninjured and that Cox was simply under the influence.

Patting down Cox, deputies discovered two hollow ink pens, both of which had a white powder residue inside.

Cox was arrested for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $1,000 bond.