DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies found a meth lab and two live pipe bombs after arriving on the premises of a residence on Jefferson Road last Monday to serve a violation of probation warrant.
46 year old James Lee Adcock of Jefferson Road, Smithville, 42 year old Don Diamond Groshon of Cookeville Highway, Smithville, and 36 year old April Lee Hollingsworth of West Main Street, Smithville are each charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. Adcock is also charged with having prohibited weapons (pipe bombs); resisting stop, frisk, halt, or arrest; and he has a violation of probation warrant against him. Groshon is further charged with resisting stop, frisk, halt, or arrest and he has a warrant against him for violation of probation. Hollingsworth also has an attachment for child support against her along with warrants for failure to appear and violation of probation. Bonds are $501,500 for Adcock, $201,500 for Groshon, and $200,000 for Hollingsworth. All three are being held without bond for their violation of probation warrants. They will appear in court on January 8.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Monday, December 8th deputies went to Adcock's home to serve a violation of probation warrant on him. Upon arrival, the officers saw two men running from a barn on the premises. During a search, deputies found Adcock and Groshon hiding in the woods. Hollingsworth remained in the barn. After receiving consent from the property owner to search the barn, officers found a live pipe bomb made of PVC pipe containing explosives, a one liter one pot, a Toastmaster burner, 18 ounces of crystal Drano, 16 ounces of Kingford charcoal lighter fluid, digital scales, a turkey baster, an empty ice compress box, an ice compress pack that had been cut open, 10 hypodermic needles, a funnel, a 16.4 ounce propane bottle, an empty lithium battery pack, four stripped lithium batteries, and three cut straws. A search of Adcock's home turned up another live pipe bomb made of galvanized steel and containing explosives. Due to the discovery of the pipe bombs, Sheriff Ray said members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Operations Unit were called to the scene.
75 year old Harry Charles Vedder of Turkey Branch Road, Liberty is charged in a grand jury sealed indictment with possession for resale of a schedule VI drug (marijuana). His bond is $10,000 and he will be arraigned in criminal court on January 21. Vedder was arrested on Wednesday, December 10 .
35 year Jeremy James Dalton of A.B. Frazier Road, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court December 18. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, December 8 Dalton was found outside his home in a field near Blue Springs Road and A.B. Frazier Road. He appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant. For his safety and that of the public, Dalton was placed under arrest.
36 year old Jeremy Austin Scruggs of Highland Avenue, Smithville is charged with driving on a revoked license. He was further issued a citation for driving on roadways laned for traffic. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on March 5. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, December 14 a deputy was patrolling on Midway Road when he saw a red Saturn cross over into the opposite lane of traffic. The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Scruggs. A computer check revealed his license to be revoked as of January 14, 2009 for driving while intoxicated. He was placed under arrest.
52 year old Richard Allen Chapman of Oakley Hollow Road, Alexandria is charged with violation of bond conditions. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court January 8. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, December 14 a deputy responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Oakley Hollow Road. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said that she and Chapman had gotten into an argument and that he locked her out of the house. Under his bond conditions, Chapman is to have no contact with this woman until they go back to court. He was placed under arrest.
27 year old Lesley Ann Lawrence of Foster Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. Her bond is $2,500 and she will be in court January 8. According to Sheriff Ray, a deputy while on patrol on Short Mountain Highway Sunday, December 14 saw a gray Ford van with its flasher lights on traveling at a very low rate of speed. The woman driving the van, Lawrence, was sounding the horn and yelling out the window at a man who was walking down a sidewalk. The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with Lawrence who told him that she and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument at her home. When her boyfriend left the residence, Lawrence said she got in the van and followed trying to get him to return home. The deputy noticed that Lawrence had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person. He asked if she had been drinking and she replied "yes, I've had a few shots". Lawrence submitted to and perform poorly on field sobriety tasks. Lawrence was placed under arrest and taken to the Smithville Police Department for a breath test. She blew a .142 during the test. Lawrence was then taken to the Sheriff's Department for booking.
49 year old Ramiro Moreno Anaya, Sr. of Winding Way, McMinnville is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court March 5. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, December 14 a deputy was patrolling on Highway 56 south when he saw a white Chevy van cross the center line several times. He conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Anaya who had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. The deputy asked Anaya if he had been drinking and he replied "yes I have had a few". Anaya submitted to and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He also took a blood test. Anaya was then taken to the sheriff's department for booking.