Out of the closet & into handcuffs for woman

Friday, June 9, 2017

• On May 25, Lewisburg Police found Lorrie Reel hiding in a closet at a home on Galloway Lane.

Officers were searching for Reel regarding warrants for violation of bond conditions and aggravated domestic assault that stemmed from an earlier incident at a home on Fairlane Drive nearby.

Officers arrested Reel on the warrants and transported her to Marshall County Jail, where her bond was set at $8,500.


At 1:50 a.m. on May 26, Lewisburg Police responded to a medical call on 5th Avenue North.

There they found Bobby Embler, unconscious, sitting on a riding mower in the back yard.

Officers checked Embler for a pulse while attempting to wake him. When Embler finally awoke, he allegedly clenched his fists and reached back as if to swing at the officers.

Identifying themselves to Embler, officers noted in their report that he appeared “heavily intoxicated.”

Told that EMS would examine him, Embler again became hostile, swinging his arms and getting off of the riding mower, whereupon he fell.

Officers determined that he was unable to stand on his own.

According to the report, Embler agreed to be transported to Marshall Medical Center, but again became hostile when put on the gurney. EMS was forced to administer a sedative in order to calm Embler down.

After arriving at the Emergency Room, Embler was calmer and appeared to be close to falling asleep.

At this point, officers left the hospital in order to respond to another serious call.

Shortly afterward, the hospital requested an officer as Embler was again hostile and threatening staff.

Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched, due to LPD being at another call, and managed to again calm him Embler before returning to service.

Later hospital staff again reported Embler’s behavior, saying that he had left his room and had behaved aggressively, including threatening nursing staff. By this point, he was medically cleared and they asked that he be removed from the premises.

Embler was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct and held on $1,000 bond.

• On May 29, LPD stopped a vehicle on West Church Street for a burned out brake light.

According to the report, both occupants exited the vehicle and “appeared agitated” as they questioned why they had been stopped.

The driver, Jason Ruiz, was found to have an active warrant in Marshall County and he was taken into custody.

A bag containing 27.49 grams (0.969 ounce) of marijuana was found next to the passenger door by police K9 Iwan. The passenger, Chaddrick Lyttle told officers several times, according to the report, that the drugs were not his.

Lyttle was charged with felony possession of marijuana for resale and held on $5,000.

• On May 28, Lewisburg Police officer Amanda Binkley stopped a vehicle on West Commerce.

The vehicle had pulled out in front of her and then proceeded to weave out of the lane of travel several times.

According to the report, the driver, William Blackwell, exhibited slow speech and reactions as well as “glassy eyes.”

He denied drinking but performed poorly on field sobriety tests, after which, the report states, he admitted snorting a Lortab, a prescription narcotic.

Blackwell was charged with driving under the influence and held on $1,000 bond.

• On May 29, a Marshall County deputy met Bedford County deputies at the county line to transport Zachary Polly-Goetz to the Marshall County Jail.

Poly-Goetz was served with a warrant for contempt of court after failing to appear in Lewisburg City Court to answer probation violation, disorderly conduct, failure to appear, driving while suspended, underage alcohol possession, and violation of insurance law charges.

Bond was set at $1,000.

• Lewisburg Police arrested Robin Coyle and Christopher Skinner on May 24 on charges of possession of paraphernalia and simple possession.

The pair were found at the Celebration Inn along with Billy Trapani, an inmate from the Marshall County Jail who had walked away from a work detail at Marshall County Solid Waste a month earlier.

Several pipes were found in the room as well as a small amount of methamphetamine.

Bond for each was set at $4,000.