Local law enforcement officers arrested people for DUI and drug possession, and other offenses, recently.
• Cannon County Sheriff's deputies Seth Perry and Randy Neal were on patrol on North Short Mountain Rd. on Feb. 13. During their patrol they came upon a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. The deputies spoke with the driver, Nathan Jasper Cantrell of McMinnville, and during the conversation noticed beer in the car.
The deputies requested, and received, permission to search the vehicle. In the process of the search, Deputy Perry found two small bags containing a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, in the center compartment of the car, along with a small, partially smoked marijuana cigarette in the door. Cantrell was issued a release citation for simple possession. Initial court date is March 1.
• Sheriff's Detective James Davis and Deputy Eric Moss were running radar on Bradyville Road on Feb. 11 at approximately 11:15 p.m. when they clocked a silver Mazda running 56 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone. They stopped the vehicle at the 800 block of Burt Burden Rd. The vehicle was being driven by Aaron Vincent Moon of Woodbury. Moon’s license was revoked for DUI. Moon was arrested for driving on a revoked license (third offense) and issued a warning ticket for speeding. Bond was set at $2000. Initial court date is March 1.
• Deputy Randy Neal went to 1063 Red Hill Road on Feb. 11 to serve a Juvenile paper on Melissa Fults and her son. Upon arrival he spoke with a lady at the residence who stated she was not Melissa Fults. The lady identified herself as Kim Smithson and have a date of birth and social security number. Deputy Neal asked the person who said she was Kim Smithson if she had any identification and she said she had lost it all. Deputy Neal contacted Cannon County Dispatch to check the social security number the lady had given him and learned it was not on file. Deputy Neal then spoke with another person at the residence, who said the lady was his mother and that her name was Melissa Fults. Dispatch advised the deputy that there was an active warrant for the arrest of Melissa Fults. Deputy Neal arrested Fults on a worthless check charge and transported her to the Cannon County Jail. An additional charge of criminal impersonation was also filed. Bond was set at $1,000. Initial court date is March 1.
• Deputy Seth Perry served an arrest warrant for aggravated domestic assault on Roy Haley in the booking room of the Cannon County Jail on Feb. 11. The alleged assault reportedly occurred on Jan. 29. Deputy Eric Moss investigated the incident. Bond was set at $20,000. Initial court date is March 1.
• Pless Vernon Laxton of Bradyville was charged with driving on a closed road by Assistant Chief Kevin Mooneyham of the Woodbury Police Dept. on Feb. 12. The Woodbury Water Dept. was working on a water leak on W. Adams St. that day and had closed the portion of the road between Anne Cox Dr. and South College St. Closing was done by signs marking road closed and with traffic cones. Laxton is alleged to have ignored any and all signs by driving around them and through the area where utility work was taking place. A release citation was issued. Initial court date is March 22.
• Chad Haley of McMinnville was charged with simple possession of a Schedule III drug (hydrocodone) and criminal impersonation (providing a false name to law enforcement to avoid being arrested on existing warrants) on Feb. 12 by Woodbury Patrolman John Fesmire. The name given by Haley was Adam Hailey. Bond was set at $5,500. Initial court date is March 29.
• Douglas Allen Rayner of Sparta was charged with driving on a suspended license on Feb. 10. Deputy Eric Moss stopped Rayner’s vehicle as it was traveling on McMinnville Highway for a broken driver’s side tail light. Initial court date is March 1.
• Amber Elaine Fahey of Murfreesboro was charged with DUI (2nd offense), driving on a revoked license (2nd offense) and violation of the implied consent law on Feb. 10 by Woodbury Patrolman Lowell Womack following a traffic stop on W. Main St. Bond was set at $5,000. Initial court date is March 22.
• Anthony Quinn Epperson, Jr., of Manchester, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia on Feb. 12 by Woodbury Patrolman John Fesmire. Epperson was found to be in possession of a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana. There was marijuana residue in the pipe. The pipe was found in a toolbox in the bed of Epperson’s truck after he gave consent to officers to search. Bond was set at $2,000. Initial court date is March 29.
• Michelle Rene Bryant of Knoxville was arrested for failure of appear on Feb. 11. She was originally due in Cannon County General Sessions Court on Aug. 8, 2010 to answer charges of violation of probation and worthless check. Bond was set at $10,000. Initial court date is Feb. 22.
• Jeremy Aaron Bilbrey, of Smithville, was charged with driving on a suspended license on Feb. 13 by Woodbury Patrolman Brent Brock following a traffic stop on McMinnville Hwy. A release citation was issued. Initial court date is March 29.