The Sheriff's Department apparently caught a Smithville man operating a meth lab last week.
33 year old Nicholas Alton Hollingsworth of West Main Street, Smithville is charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. His bond is $150,000 and he will be in court May 7.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Monday, April 20 a sheriff's department detective and a deputy went to property on Possum Hollow Road where officers believed methamphetamine was being manufactured. Upon arrival, they found components used to manufacture meth stashed under a log in the woods. While there, the officers saw Hollingsworth coming through the woods. Both officers watched as he went straight to the components and began the manufacturing process. The officers approached Hollingsworth and found him holding a one pot bottle. Hollingsworth was then placed under arrest. Found in the area with Hollingsworth were acid, lighter fluid, drain opener, funnels, tubing with two bottle caps on the end, coffee filters, lithium strips, lithium batteries, empty cold packs, three bags, etc.
31 year old Anthony Joe Hamilton is charged with two counts of possession of a schedule II drug (crack cocaine) and a schedule III drug (Hydrocodone) for resale. His bond totals $40,000 and he will be in court June 4.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, April 24 a sheriff's department detective pulled into the parking lot of Eastside Inn on Highway 70 east and spoke with Hamilton. When the detective approached him, Hamilton threw a white baggie onto the ground. Inside the baggie was .4 grams of crack cocaine that consisted of two crack rocks. During a search of Hamilton's person, the detective found a cellophane pack in his right small pants pocket containing six Hydrocodone 10 milligram pills. In Hamilton's right large pocket were 2-five dollar bills and 2-twenty dollar bills. He also had in his wallet $151 cash. Hamilton was placed under arrest and the money was seized.
19 year old Glenn Austin Rochefort of Smithville is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court May 7. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, April 24 a deputy was dispatched to DeKalb Market where an intoxicated person was reported to be creating a disturbance. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Rochefort who had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. His eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Rochefort could not walk on his own without falling. For his safety and that of the public, Rochefort was placed under arrest.
44 year old Stephanie Renae Miller of Dale Ridge Road, Liberty is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $2,500 and she will be in court May 7. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, April 25 a deputy was dispatched to Dale Ridge Road for a reported domestic assault. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Miller and her boyfriend who had been in an argument. The man had injuries from an assault by Miller, including a bloody nose and small scratches on the left side of his face and left arm. Video surveillance showed the man trying to avoid her hitting him. It was determined that Miller was the primary aggressor and she was placed under arrest.
Luciano Pascual-Menchu Garcia of Murfreesboro is charged with a fourth offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond is $3,000 and he will make a court appearance June 4. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, April 26 a deputy stopped a green Honda for crossing over the double yellow line on Highway 56 north. The driver, Garcia could not produce a drivers license. A computer check revealed that Garcia's license were suspended on December 6, 2004 for failure to show proof of insurance in Rutherford County. This is his fourth DSL offense. The prior offenses were on September 25, 2009 in Rutherford County; September 19, 2013 in Wilson County; and February 5, 2015 in Smith County. Garcia was placed under arrest.