The hairbrush was the last straw

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chapel Hill Police responded to a home on North Horton Parkway at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 28 after a report of an unknown woman entering the residence.

According to the complainant, she was in bed when a woman, later identified as Leotie Kuhns, entered her bedroom and began to jump on the bed.

Kuhns reportedly pulled on the woman’s arm and asked her to take her somewhere.

She then asked if the woman had any money and then asked if she had any coffee.

The woman pushed Kuhns from the bedroom and made a pot of coffee.

According to the report, Kuhns stirred her cup of coffee with a hair brush, at which point the woman asked her to leave.

Kuhns would not leave, instead continuing to ask the woman to take her somewhere but not specifying where she wanted or needed to go.

When officers arrived on scene, Kuhns was outside the residence and officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol.

When asked, she said that she had had “a couple of beers.”

She was charged with criminal trespass and public intoxication and held on $2,000 bond.

• On Dec. 28, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies worked a Probation and Parole visit on Mt. Lebanon Road.


MacKenzie Acevedo was arrested after the discovery of several syringes, a burnt metal spoon, and pills identified as Schedule III drugs.

She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule III drug.

Bond was set at $6,500.


• After a traffic stop, Jan. 4, on Hopper Cemetery Road, deputies discovered tablets identified as Suboxone on the passenger side of the vehicle, occupied by Sara Gay.

Gay said that she had a prescription for the drugs, which were wrapped in cellophane from a cigarette pack.

She was charged with possession of a Schedule III drug and held on $12,000 bond.

• On Dec. 18, Dathan Drake was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

Two men reported that Drake had been blocking the entrance to their driveway at approximately midnight.

He had, they reported, gotten out of his vehicle with a knife in his hand and had punched one of the men.

Later when deputies were questioning him, Drake, according to the report, said that the men had pulled into his driveway yelling and cussing at his daughter and that he decided to confront them.

He admitted, according to the report, having the knife and punching one of the men, but said that he put the knife away and went home when he realized they were young.

His bond was set at $15,000.

• Cole Smalley was arrested Jan. 3 after what was described in the deputies report as a “rolling domestic” in the Franklin Pike and Highway 99 area.

He was charged with reckless endangerment and domestic assault.

Bond was set at $2,000.