Anderson Charged with Simple Possession In Grand Jury Sealed Indictment

August 14, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Four persons were named in sealed indictments returned by the DeKalb County Grand Jury last week and one of them has been arrested.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 19 year old John David Anderson of Tramel Branch Road is charged under a sealed indictment with simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. His bond is set at $1,000 and he will be arraigned in Criminal Court on Monday, August 20th.

Meanwhile in other crime news, Sheriff Ray says 30 year old Christopher Daniel Gibbs of Crowley Lane, Dowelltown is charged with public intoxication. Gibbs, who is serving weekends at the DeKalb County Jail for driving under the influence, reported to the jail on Friday in an intoxicated state. He will appear in General Sessions Court on the public intoxication charge on Thursday, August 23rd. His bond is $1,000.

23 year old Jose Martinez of West Colonial Street, Woodbury has been charged with driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, and reckless endangerment.

According to Sheriff Ray, a DeKalb County Sheriff's Department Detective was driving on Highway 56 south late Friday night and met Martinez who was traveling in the opposite direction. Martinez veered over into the detective's lane and ran him off the road.

Sheriff Ray says before the detective could get turned around to get in behind Martinez, he had forced two other vehicles off the road.

The officer eventually pulled over Martinez and placed him under arrest.

His bond is set at $7,000 and he will be in General Sessions Court on the charges on Thursday, August 23rd.

In another case, 23 year old William Loftis of Cecil Hale Road, Smithville was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Sheriff Ray says Loftis wrecked his vehicle Saturday night on the Alexandria to Dismal Road. After hitting a ditch, his vehicle overturned and came to rest back on it's wheels. Loftis got out of the car and set out on foot to find a residence where he could place a phone call. According to Sheriff Ray, Loftis went to several homes, but no one let him come in to use their phones. In the meantime, the Sheriff's Department was contacted and officers responded, but could not find Loftis, who stayed hidden until the next morning when he was spotted walking on the Alexandria to Dismal Road.

His bond is set at $1,000 and he will be in General Sessions Court on the charge August 30th.

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