The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has made four arrests on various charges since last Wednesday.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 24 year old Flint Wilson Gilley II of Bethel Road Smithville was arrested September 2nd after deputies responded to a call of a vehicle sitting in the roadway on Short Mountain Highway. Upon arrival officers found Gilley passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle, which was still in drive, with the engine running. After securing the automobile, officers awoke Gilley and noticed him to be under the influence. Gilley submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. Also found were two pill bottles. One bottle contained eight yellow Xanax and the other bottle contained 8 pills and two half pills of Suboxone. Gilley had no prescription for these drugs. Gilley was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a schedule III drug (Suboxone), and possession of a schedule IV drug (Xanax). Gilley's bond was set at $4,500 and his court date is October 1st.
On September 3rd, a county deputy spotted 20 year old Anthony W. Tramel of Oakley Road, Liberty driving a motor vehicle. The officer had prior knowledge of Tramel's driver's license being revoked. Upon stopping Tramel, the deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Tramel's person, his eyes were glossy, and Tramel was stumbling when trying to walk. Tramel was asked to perform field sobriety tasks, but he refused. Tramel did admit to drinking beer. Tramel was arrested for a second offense of driving under the influence and a third offence of driving on a revoked driver's license. Tramel's bond was set at $5,000 and his court date is September 17th. Tramel was issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law.
23 year old Brandon Scott Kidd of Four Seasons Road Smithville was charged September 5th with a second offense of driving under the influence after he was involved in an auto accident on Four Seasons Road. Kidd was found to be under the influence. He was unsteady on his feet and he had an odor of alcohol on his person. Kidd submitted to and failed field sobriety tasks. He also admitted to drinking beer and taking Xanax. Kidd's bond was set at $2,000 and he will appear in court on September 17th.
31 year old Tommy J. Eldridge of Rose Wood Lane Smithville was charged September 6th with public intoxication after officers checked out a report of someone lying in the ditch on Highway 56 North. Upon arrival deputies found Eldridge to be in an intoxicated state. She had an odor of alcohol on her person and she was very unsteady on her feet. Eldridge admitted to taking Xanax and drinking beer. Bond for Eldridge was set at $1,000 and she will appear in court on October 1st.