Two of three people charged in connection with an incident which began near the old Eastside Market on July 3 entered guilty pleas in Cannon County General Sessions Courton July 17.
Jessica Ring, 3260 New Towne Rd., Antioch, pled guilty to vandalism. She was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail. That sentence was partially suspended upon serving 14 days in jail, 11 months 15 days on probation, paying restitution and the costs. Ring kicked the rear driver’s side window of a Cannon County Sheriff’s patrol unit after she had been placed in custody for Public Intoxication and Disorderly conduct, knocking it about three inches off track. The latter two charges were dismissed.
Ricky Allen Leach, Jr., 1506 Greens Circle, Goodlettsville, pled guilty to DUI 2nd. He was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail. That sentence was partially suspended upon serving 90 days in jail, 8 months, 29 days on probation; lose his license for 2 years, paying a $600 fine and the court costs.
Leach’s vehicle was stopped by Deputy Reed Bryson for a possible domestic violence incident in progress on Short Mountain Hwy. There was a strong odor of an intoxicant coming from the vehicle. When Leach exited the vehicle a large clear plastic jug was observed on the floorboard which had a label in it that read “Silver Rum.” Leach admitted to drinking and performed poorly in field sobriety tests. His license was revoked for a prior DUI conviction.
Leach’s mother, Dena I. Leach, same address, was charged with DUI By Allowance. She was a front seat passenger. She stated she was aware her son had been drinking. The vehicle her son was driving is registered in her name. Her bond was set at $2,000 and her initial court appearance is Sept. 11.