Traffic Stop for Minor Violation Leads to Discovery of Drugs

August 11, 2017
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Dwayne Page
Wesley Paul Scott
Thomas Richard Squires
Mollie Leigh Smith
Kenneth Lee Bain
Nathan Joe Trapp
James Paris Goff
Lori Ann Lewis
Brandon Ross Bogle

A Woodbury man pulled over in a recent traffic stop for a non-working brake light was found to have drugs including baggies of marijuana, meth, and a set of digital scales typically used in the sale of illegal narcotics.

29 year old Wesley Paul Scott of Petty Gap Road, Woodbury is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine; a second offense of driving on a revoked license; and resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search. He was further cited for a license plate display violation, light law violation, no insurance, no registration certificate, and simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana). His bond is $7,500 and his court date is August 17. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Monday, July 31 a deputy pulled over a black Ford Ranger after noticing the driver side brake light was not operating. When the deputy asked to see his driver license, Scott ran away on foot. After refusing to heed the officer’s repeated commands to stop, Scott was physically taken to the ground by the deputy and placed in custody. A driver license check through central dispatch revealed that Scott’s license were revoked. He has a prior charge for the same offense in Warren County. During a search of Scott’s truck, the deputy spotted a black container on the driver seat along with two small baggies containing a green leafy substance, three baggies of a clear crystal substance, and a set of digital scales. The contents of all three baggies field tested positive for methamphetamine and the bags weighed 0.5 grams, 1.0 grams, and 1.3 grams.

59 year old Thomas Richard Squires of Neil Drive, Smithville is charged with violation of an order of protection. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is August 24. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, July 31 a deputy was dispatched to 160 Neil Drive for an unwanted guest. Upon his arrival, the officer found Squires at the residence. A check through central dispatch confirmed that Squires has an active order of protection against him. He is not supposed to be on any of the adjoining properties belonging to the woman (victim) named in the order of protection. Squires was placed under arrest.

25 year old Mollie Leigh Smith of New Hope Road, Alexandria is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court August 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, August 3 a deputy was called to a residence on New Hope Road due to a domestic assault between a husband and wife over a child. Smith, who had relocated to Loudon County three weeks earlier, told the officer that she returned to visit her daughter but her husband ordered her to leave. Smith then broke the door glass, forcing her way into the home to get to the child. As her husband tried to keep her from entering, Smith bit his left arm leaving visible red marks. A further investigation revealed that Smith was the primary aggressor and she was placed under arrest.

36 year old Kenneth Lee Bain of Old West Point Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance on August 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, August 5 a deputy received a call of two people unconscious in a car in the area of Holmes Creek Road. Upon arrival, the officer found a man and woman passed out in the vehicle with pills around them. The officer woke the driver, Bain and the female passenger. Bain had a pill in his mouth. His eyes were red and watery. Bain’s speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. After refusing to perform field sobriety tasks, Bain was placed under arrest.

Two inmates in the DeKalb County Jail, 33 year old Nathan Joe Trapp of Magness Road, Smithville and James Paris Goff of Cookeville Boat Dock Road, Baxter are each charged with assault. Bond for each is $1,500. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, August 3 Trapp pushed another prisoner off the top bunk onto the floor and then kneed him on the head. Goff assaulted the same inmate about the head and face.

35 year old Lori Ann Lewis of Johnson Chapel Road, Sparta is charged with failure to appear and for criminal impersonation. Her bond for the criminal impersonation offense is $1,500 but she is being held without bond for the failure to appear. Her court date is August 24. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, August 5 a deputy was dispatched to a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a man and woman. She identified herself as Karen Caballero and gave a date of birth. When asked by the officer she denied being Lori Ann Lewis, saying that was her sister. After investigating further, the deputy learned that Lori Ann Lewis is her true identity and that she has an active arrest warrant against her which may have been the reason for her lying about her name and date of birth.

34 year old Brandon Ross Bogle of Page Drive, Smithville is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and a second offense for driving on a revoked license. He was further cited for no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is August 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, August 6 a deputy was dispatched to Keltonburg Road to check on a man passed out in a vehicle. Upon arrival the officer found the man, Bogle, unconscious in the driver seat of the automobile with a syringe in his lap. Another syringe and a pill crusher/grinder were also found in his vehicle. After the deputy woke Bogle he found him very unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Bogle submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. When asked, Bogle said he did not have a driver license and that was confirmed through a computer background check. Bogle has a prior offense for driving on a revoked license in DeKalb County General Sessions Court in 2014. He was placed under arrest.

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