Pedestrian Found with Marijuana, Rolling Papers, and Knife

May 9, 2011
Dwayne Page
David Howard Dixon

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested a pedestrian last Thursday after finding him carrying marijuana, rolling papers, and a knife.

43 year old David Howard Dixon of Sparta Highway, Smithville is charged with unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond totals $6,000 and his court date is May 12th

According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, on Thursday, May 5th a deputy saw Dixon crossing Highway 56 south on foot. A vehicle had to pull into the turning lane to avoid hitting him. Upon stopping to do a welfare check, the officer saw in Dixon's back pocket, a black handled knife. As the deputy spoke to him, Dixon turned toward the officer and grabbed for the knife from his back pocket. The deputy drew his weapon and ordered Dixon to put up his hands. Dixon complied, putting the knife back into his pocket. The officer further instructed Dixon to place his hands on the car. Dixon again complied and the deputy then removed the knife from Dixon's back pocket.

In addition to the weapon, the deputy found in Dixon's pants pocket a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. During an inventory of Dixon's property, the officer also found in his wallet a pack of rolling papers.

24 year old Matthew Lee Tinsley of Parkway Drive, Smithville was issued a citation on Tuesday, May 3rd for possession of drug paraphernalia. His court date is June 2nd.

Sheriff Ray said that a deputy was called to Tinsley's residence by the Department of Children Services. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to Tinsley and asked him if he had anything illegal in the home. Tinsley produced some paraphernalia. Upon a further search, the officer also found multiple needles, straws, gloves, and spoons.

23 year old Macario Sente Raymundo of Braswell Lane, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence and issued citations for violation of the implied consent law and driving without a license. His court date is May 19th and his bonds totals $1,500.

Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, May 4th a deputy responded to a one vehicle accident on Highway 56 south. Upon arrival, the officer found the driver, Raymundo, to be very unsteady on his feet and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Raymundo submitted to several field sobriety tasks and performed poorly on all. He also refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.

19 year old Zackary Austin Patton of Ross Avenue, McMinnville is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on June 9th.

Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, May 8th a deputy saw a vehicle on Tiger Drive pull off to the side of the roadway. The driver then turned off the car lights. The officer stopped to do a welfare check and found the driver, Patton, who informed the deputy that he was underage and had been drinking. Patton explained that he did not feel safe driving and that's why he pulled over. He submitted to and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. Patton did submit to a blood alcohol test.

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