Four Arrested by Sheriff's Department

September 3, 2007
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested four people last week on charges ranging from drug offenses to aggravated assault, DUI, and disorderly conduct.

27 year old Amanda Mae Riley of Bright Hill Road Smithville was charged last week with sale and delivery of a controlled substance. Riley was a passenger in a vehicle, pulled over on a traffic stop. When the deputy asked Riley if she had any illegal drugs on her person, she produced two pill bottles containing Hydrocodone, Lorazepam, Xanax, and other drugs. Her bond was set at $40,000 and her court date is September 20th.

On Saturday night, Deputies received a call about a disturbance at a residence on Bright Hill Road. On the way to the call, deputies stopped persons in a vehicle on Bright Hill Road believed to be involved in the disturbance.

Deputies found 32 year old Leon Ramirez Santos of South College Street Smithville under the influence of alcohol. Santos and another suspect who was in the vehicle with him, 27 year old Victor Manuel Cruz of Kendra Drive, Smithville, were questioned.

When Deputies arrived at the residence they found a man identified as 24 year old Olmos Mora Gerardo of Church Street, Smithville being detained in a bedroom by other people at the residence.

Upon an investigation, deputies found that Cruz had assaulted a 21 year old man with a baseball bat at the residence by beating him on the head.

Gerardo and Santos were also causing trouble there. The victim, whose name is being withheld, was airlifted from the scene by a Life Force helicopter ambulance and flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Cruz is charged with aggravated assault and his bond is $10,000. Santos is charged with DUI and disorderly conduct and his bond is $3,500. Gerardo is charged with disorderly conduct and his bond is $2,500. All three will appear in court September 27th.

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