A Danielsville man was arrested on obstruction and other charges recently after he fled from officers there to serve him with a probation warrant.
Terry James Hughes, 49, Danielsville, was charged with a probation violation, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession and use of drug-related objects, and three counts willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.
On Aug. 7, three officers went to his home on Roger’s Mill Road to serve a warrant. Investigator Pat Holl went around back while the other two officers went to the front door.
Before they could get to the front door, they heard Holl yelling that he was in a foot chase. They went running around the back of the house and could see Holl chasing a white male dressed only in a pair of tan shorts. They all yelled, “Sheriff`s Office, Stop.” The male, later identified as Terry Hughes, continued to run to the woodline where he stopped and attempted to hide behind a tree. Hughes was caught by Holl and brought into the yard and placed onto the ground and in handcuffs. A probation officer was then called to conduct a fourth amendment waiver search of Hughes’ home and car.
On the dresser in his bedroom was a black leather type pouch, according to the report. Inside the pouch were three used needles and syringes, a grey metal spoon which had an off white crystal like residue on it, a black Bic lighter, and a clear plastic cigarette pack wrapper that contained an off white crystal-like substance. Part of the substance in the cigarette wrapper was field-tested and tested positive for methamphetamine.
Hughes was then taken to the Madison County Jail.
In another arrest, a woman and an elderly man were arrested last week following a domestic dispute on Brownwood Drive.
Shannon Jo Reichert, 31, Hull, was charged with obstruction, possession of alcohol/drugs/weapons inside guard lines and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
Jennings Ray Inman, 72, also of Hull, was charged with one count of battery FVA.
According to the incident report, officer Larry Mackay was dispatched to Brownwood Drive regarding a domestic dispute “with violence.”
On arrival he met with Reichert and a male witness who claimed that Inman had pushed and struck Reichert without provocation. Mackay talked with Inman and he stated that he and Riechart live on Brownwood Drive together. He stated that she left two weeks ago and returned this date with a man (the witness) who he did not want on his property because he stated he did not want “drugs or drug users in his residence.” Inman told the man that he had two minutes to get off of his property or he would call the police. The man allegedly said he was not going to leave so Inman said he started to call 911. Reichert then allegedly hit the phone from Inman’s hand and tried to step on it. Inman admitted that he had pushed her to get her away from his phone but said he did not hit her. Inman said her injuries came from an altercation with someone else at another location. Mackay noted that Reichert had a bruised right eye and that her right knee was hurt when she fell to the ground. Reichert requested EMS to assess and treat her injuries. EMS arrived and checked her, but said that her injuries did not require transport and she was released from their care. Inman was placed under arrest for Battery (FVA) and Reichert was placed under arrest for obstructing a 911 call. Both were transported to the Madison County jail.
The witness stated that Inman started beating on Reichert in the front yard as soon as they got to the residence and said he did not know why. Another person was also present who stated that he was sitting in Reichert’s car and saw Inman push Reichert down and hit her and that she was screaming. He stated he did not see what led up to the altercation. Witness statements were added to the report.
When Reichert was searched in intake at the Madison County Jail she was found to have a clear tube on her person “like ones that are used to smoke crack cocaine,” according to the report. Contents of the pipe were field-tested and were positive for cocaine.
Later in the week, Mackay was dispatched back to the residence regarding a burglary. This time he met with a neighbor who had been asked to feed Inman’s dog while he was in jail. The garage door of the residence had been kicked in. The neighbor, who had been in the residence previously, said the only things that he knew were missing for sure were the TV and a computer. Because of the condition in the interior of the home, Mackay was unable to determine what had been gone through. The neighbor said the residence is usually messy. He had not seen anyone at the residence, but said that other neighbors saw people at the residence there the previous evening. Mackay went across the street and spoke with these neighbors, who stated they had seen a red crew cab Ford pickup at the residence for approximately two hours. They did not get a license plate number on the vehicle, but said it was occupied by two men and the only description they had was they were sure one was white and the other possibly black wearing white or light colored pants. They also said that one of them had been in the silver Chevrolet Impala that was still sitting in the driveway. The vehicle was open with no signs of forced entry. The only thing that had been done to the car was a panel at the base of the steering column had been removed. The screws were still in in the floorboard, and the panel had been taken.
Mackay then went to the jail to notify Inman of the burglary. Inman reportedly stated that besides the TV and computer, he did not have anything of real value in the home. He told Mackay that he had left a number of the drawers in the bedroom open because “as he put it, he is a messy person.” He said he did not know anyone with a pick-up matching the description of the one given. Mackay also asked if he knew anyone who had keys to the Impala beside himself and “his girlfriend” Reichert, and he said he had not given anyone a key but that she might have given one to someone. He also said that there were keyless remotes to the vehicle, and that he had one and so did Reichert. Inman also said that she had gotten a stock of methadone, Xanax, and crack cocaine just a few days before, which was part of the problem on the previous case. Mackay also talked with Reichert, who was still in jail. She told Mackay that she had not given keys to open the car to anyone. She did state that someone named “Mo” had sole access to the car with her keys from about midnight until six or seven in the morning just before her arrest. She said she did know of a woman who lived near Banks Crossing who had a truck like the one spotted at the home. She also stated to Mackay that she had taken the computer and given it to a drug dealer named “Gigi” to hold until she could get the money to pay for the drugs she got from her.
Mackay also saw the witness from the previous incident at the jail visiting Reichert and spoke with him and he said that he did not know anyone with a truck like the one described. He also spoke of a person named “Mo” who he had seen in a car at the residence later.
Other arrests on file at the sheriff’s office last week included:
•Joshua Ryan Butcher, 25, Greenfield, IN, weaving over roadway, defective tires, too fast for conditions, hit and run, duty of driver to stop at or return to the scene of an accident, DUI/alcohol, no tag and driving while license withdrawn.
•Jeffrey Justin Couch, 24, Hull, two counts of theft by taking.
•Justin Wade Culver, 25, Colbert, two counts of probation violation.
•Mary Shellie Drake, 38, Ila, battery FVA and a probation violation.
•Mary Elizabeth Evans, 37, Athens, six counts of forgery in the fourth degree.
•Jerry Lamon Flint, 34, Athens, driving while license withdrawn.
•Matthew Lee Kelley, 25, Watkinsville, probation violation.
•Blanca Estela Rodriguez, 20, Athens, driving without a valid license and operation of an unregistered vehicle or vehicles without revalidation.
•Lloyd Henry Smith, 42, Colbert, failure to appear.
•Henry Michael Webb, 57, Hull, probation violation.
•Sonyea Weems, 44, Athens, possession of drug-related objects, theft by shoplifting and a parole violation.