The DeKalb County Jail and Jail Annex have again met minimum standards for certification by the Tennessee Corrections Institute.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said the Tennessee Corrections Institute recently performed an inspection of the DeKalb County Jail and the DeKalb County Jail Annex.
In a letter to Sheriff Ray, TCI Executive Director Beth Ashe, wrote that "The inspection revealed that this facility meets all minimum standards. This status shall be reported to the board of control at its next meeting. After approval from the board of control, you will receive a certificate of certification. You are to be congratulated for attaining this degree of professionalism in your organization," wrote Ashe.
Inspector Joe Ferguson, in the report, wrote that "On May 22, 2012 the DeKalb County Jail and Annex were inspected. " There were no apparent violations found. I recommend continued certification for 2012," he wrote.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said Ferguson " went around to all the cells, checked out refrigerators to make sure they were at the right temperature, checked the menu at the jail, and he went through all of our paperwork. After his review, Ferguson recommended the jail and annex for re-certification," he said.
The DeKalb County Jail and Annex have a certified capacity of 102 beds.
Meanwhile, in his latest report on crime news, Sheriff Ray said that 30 year old Halton Wayne Hicks of West Main Street, Dowelltown is charged with driving on a suspended license. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court on June 7.
On Tuesday, May 15, an officer having prior knowledge that Hicks' license were suspended, pulled him over after observing Hicks driving on West Bryant Street. Hicks has two offenses of driving on a suspended license pending in court. He was arrested and brought to the jail.
54 year old Steve Edward Crutcher of Echol Heights, Liberty is charged with a sixth offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court June 7.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Thursday, May 24, a deputy having prior knowledge that Crutcher's license were revoked, stopped Crutcher after observing him driving on Highway 70. Crutcher admitted to the officer that his license were revoked. A computer check confirmed that his license were revoked for driving under the influence and other offenses in Trousdale, Rutherford, Wilson, and Sumner County.
30 year old Amber Marie Johnson of Gainesboro, named in a January grand jury sealed indictment, was arrested on Thursday, May 24. She is charged with sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (cocaine) and introduction of contraband (cocaine) into a penal institution. Her bond is $60,000 and she will be in court on June 26.
33 year old Jack Mullican, Jr. of Meadow Brook Drive is charged with a second offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court on June 7.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Thursday, May 24, an officer having prior knowledge that Mullican's license were suspended, pulled him over after observing Mullican driving on Juniper Lane. A computer check confirmed his license were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in April, 2011 in DeKalb County. Mullican has prior offenses in Wilson County and another case of driving on a suspended license pending in General Sessions Court here.