The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department picked up two people over the weekend who were named in Grand Jury sealed indictments on Monday, July 27.
37 year old Joel Thomas Hayes of Bobby Hayes Road, Dowelltown is indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II drug (Hydromorphone). He was arrested on Sunday, August 9. His bond is $30,000.
30 year old Ellissa Sara Howard of South Mountain Street, Smithville is indicted on two counts of sale and delivery of a schedule II drug (Amphetamine). She was arrested on Saturday, August 8. Her bond is $60,000.
Both Hayes and Howard appeared in DeKalb County Criminal Court for arraignment on Monday, August 10.
Meanwhile, 23 year old Stephen James Miller of Page Drive, Smithville is cited for simple possession of a schedule II and VI drug. He will be in court September 3. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Friday, August 7 a deputy went to South Mountain Street to serve a civil paper and observed Miller smoking a joint. Upon a search of Miller, the officer found 1.5 grams of marijuana and .1 gram of cocaine.
25 year old Dustin Allen Hale of Jefferson Road, Smithville is charged with resist stop, frisk, halt, arrest, or search. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on this charge August 13. Hale is being held without bond for failure to appear and violation of probation. He will make a court appearance on the failure to appear warrant on September 24. He was scheduled for a court appearance Monday, August 10 for the violation of probation. According to Sheriff Ray, when an officer went to Hale's home to pick him up for the failure to appear and the VOP, he found Hale hiding in the bathroom. When Hale came out, he was instructed by the deputy to place his hands behind his back. Hale refused to comply. As he was being placed under arrest, Hale refused to cooperate with the officer and had to be forcibly taken to the ground.
36 year old Sherry May Evans of Keltonburg Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $2,500 and she will be in court August 13. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, July 12 a deputy responded to Shady Drive in Smithville due to a domestic assault. Upon arrival the officer spoke to a woman who said the she and her sister-in-law, Evans had gotten into an argument. The woman said when she asked Evans to leave her home, Evans grabbed her gown and punched her in the face causing swelling near her left temple. Evans admitted to punching the woman.
23 year old Dakota James Taylor of Manchester is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on August 20. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, August 7 a deputy responded to Pates Ford Marina due to an intoxicated man walking down the roadway. Upon arrival, the officer found Taylor lying on the sidewalk next to the road. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. When he stood up, Taylor was very unsteady on his feet. For his safety and that of others Taylor was placed under arrest for public intoxication.
27 year old Randi Renee Atnip of Miller Road is charged with failure to appear. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court August 20. Sheriff Ray said that on June 26 Atnip failed to report to the jail to serve a 30 day sentence for violation of probation.
23 year old Amanda Marie Hatfield of Adcock Cemetery Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $2,500 and she will be in court on August 13. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, August 9 a deputy responded to a residence on Adcock Cemetery Road due to a physical domestic. Upon arrival he spoke to Hatfield and a man. The man told the officer that he and Hatfield had gotten into an argument over a phone and that she grabbed his shorts. When he stepped away from her, she slapped him in the face.