Eight people have been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department since last week on various charges ranging from traffic violations and filing false reports to drug offenses.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 26 year old Josue Alberto Sosa-Torres of Blue Springs Road, Smithville was arrested after he was involved in a one car accident on Patterson Road. After Torres crashed his vehicle, he fled and was found approximately ½ mile from the scene. Torres was also found to be driving on a revoked license for a DUI which occurred on July 8th, 2006 in DeKalb County. Torres was charged with driving on a revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident and he was issued a citation for violation of the financial responsibility law. Torres' bond was set a $2,000 and he will appear in court on July 30th.
49 year old Rickey Dale Dickerson and 43 year old Angela Michelle Dickerson of
Gravel Hill Road, Beth Page Tennessee were stopped on Highway 70 West for a traffic violation on July 21st. Upon consent to search their vehicle, detectives found partially smoked marijuana in a cigarette pack, a small bag of marijuana under the seat, and rolling papers. Rickey Dickerson was charged with simple possession of marijuana and his bond was set at $1,500. Angela Dickerson was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (rolling papers) and her bond was set at $2,500. Both will appear in court July 31st.
In another case, Sheriff Ray says deputies worked a bogus hit and run accident on Short Mountain Highway on July 24th. 26 year old Jason Glenn Deckard of Hennessee Bridge Road, Rock Island and 21 year old Ryan Edward Herron of McMinnville Highway, Smithville went to a residence on Short Mountain Highway and reported that Herron was hit by a vehicle, which left the scene. The residents called 911 and reported the accident. EMS and Sheriff's Department Officials responded. After an investigation, it was discovered that Herron wanted sympathy from one of his family members and he and Deckard made the story up. Herron and Deckard were charged with filing a false report and bond for them was set at $1,500. They will appear in court on August 7th.
46 year old Willy Edward Price of Sparta Highway, Sparta was charged July 25th with driving on a revoked driver's license after he was stopped on Highway 70 East for a traffic violation. Price's license was revoked for a DUI in Warren County. Bond for Price was set at $3,000 and he will appear in court on August 27th.
34 year old Rachael Rose Redmon of McMinnville Highway, Smithville and 25 year old Mary Diane Roller of College Street Smithville were arrested July 26th as the result of a two car accident on Short Mountain Highway on July 18th of this year. Roller and Redmon both advised deputies at the scene of the accident that Roller was the driver of one of the vehicles and Redmon was her passenger. Upon an investigation into the crash, it was learned that Redmon was actually the driver and that Roller had arrived at the scene later in another vehicle before deputies got there. Sheriff Ray says Roller wasn't involved in the accident at all. Both Redmon and Roller were charged with filing a false report and bond for them was set at $1,500. They will appear in court on August 21st.