Catoosa County Booking Report

Friday, June 4, 2010

According to Sheriff Phil Summers of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office, during the week of May 28-June 3, officers and detectives answered 1,479 calls. Eighty-two were booked on a total of 150 counts. The violations included both misdemeanor and felony charges and were as follows:

Traffic Charges

Aggressive Driving 1
Driving on Revoked/Suspended License 12
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs 15
Driving While License Not on Person 2
Driving While Unlicensed 4
Duty to Report an Accident 1
Failure to Signal 1
Following Too Close 1
Improper Backing 1
No Headlight 1
No Proof of Insurance 4
Pedestrian under the Influence 1
Open Container 2
Passing on a Hill 1
Reckless Driving 4
Removing or Affixing Tag to Misrepresent Vehicle 1
Safety Belt Violation 3
Speeding 4
Stop Sign Violation 2
Suspended Registration 1
Too Fast For Conditions 2
Weaving 3

Criminal Charges

Battery 3
Battery FVA 2
Burglary 1
Conspiracy to Purchase Marijuana 2
Contempt of Court – Child Support 4
Criminal Trespass FVA 1
Cruelty to Children 3rd Degree 2
Disorderly Conduct 2
Drugs to be kept in Original Container 1
Failure to Appear 2
Financial Transaction Card Fraud 5
Financial Transaction Card Theft 2
Furnishing Alcohol to Minor 2
Hold for another Agency 5
Obstruction of Officer 1
Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce 6
Possession of Schedule II 1
Possession of Schedule III 3
Possession of Schedule III with Intent to Distribute 1
Possession of Schedule IV 4
Possession of Tools for Commission of Crime 2
Probation Violation 14
Public Drunk 1
Sentenced 1
Simple Assault FVA 4
Simple Battery FVA 2
Theft by Shoplifting 4
Theft by Taking 3
Use of Communication Facility in Committing a Felony 2

Sheriff Summers reported that in addition to answering 1,479 calls, the following arrests were made.

John JoWayne Stephens Jr., 28, of 1084 Colbert Hollow Road, Rock Springs, was arrested May 28 for possession of a schedule IV drug. Stephens was released on $4,000 bond.

Justin Craig Gasaway, 19, of 30 Iris Lane, Ringgold, was arrested May 28 for possession of Marijuana less than an ounce and possession of tools for commission of crime. Gasaway was released on $6,000 bond.

Thomas Chad Miller, 19, of 310 Carrie St. SE, Cleveland, was arrested May 29 for probation violation. No bond has been set. Miller remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Edward Scott Pryor, 36, of 828 Argone Ave., Atlanta, was arrested May 29 for probation violation. No bond has been set. Pryor remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Fredrick Franklin Dobson, 45, of 384 McDonald Dr., Rossville, was arrested May 30 for burglary and theft by taking. Bond has been set at $10,000. Dobson remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Oran Earl Culpeper, 22, of 500 Cedar Glen Cir., East Ridge was arrested June 1 for probation violation. No bond has been set. Culpeper remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Matthew Wayne Higdon, 23, of 3447 Vanburen St., Chattanooga was arrested June 1 for financial transaction card theft and two counts of theft by taking. Bond has been set at $15,000. Higdon remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Douglas Wayne Roberts, 30, of 114 Montgomery Ln., Ringgold was arrested June 1 for use of communication facility in committing a felony and conspiracy to purchase marijuana. Bond has been set at $5,000. Roberts remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Mathew Edward Scruggs, 22, of 37 Brookdale Lane, Ringgold, was arrested June 1 for drugs to be kept in original container, public drunk, possession of schedule II and two counts of possession of schedule IV. Scruggs was released on $15,500 bond.

John William Sharpe, 39, of 1907 Kivka Road, Dayton, was arrested June 1 for probation violation. No bond has been set. Sharpe remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Catherine Vickers, 47, of 37 Hummingbird Lane, Ringgold, was arrested June 1 for use of communication facility in committing a felony and conspiracy to purchase marijuana. Vickers was released on $3,000 bond.

Larry Donail Silmon, 30, of 18 Recker Lane, Rossville, was arrested June 1 for probation violation, possession of a schedule III drug and possession of a schedule III drug with intent to distribute. No bond has been set. Silmon remains incarcerated at CCDC.

Margaret Ann Chadwick, 35, of 560 West Circle Dr., Rossville, was arrested June 2 for possession of schedule III and possession of schedule IV. Chadwick was released on a $9,000 bond.

Matthew Ryan Parlett, 20, of 67 Lee Cir., Ringgold, was arrested June 3, for probation violation, possession of schedule II, driving while unlicensed and possession of tools for the commission of a crime. No bond has been set. Parlett remains incarcerated at CCDC.


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