The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested five people Sunday on various charges.
45 year old Connie Gale Chapman was charged with simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says a deputy spotted a vehicle on the side of the road on West Main Street Dowelltown and found Chapman inside. Upon consent to search, Chapman was found to have two plastic bags of marijuana and a bottle containing marijuana cigarette butts. Chapman was placed under arrest and has posted a $2,000 bond. Her court date is set for April 30th.
Meanwhile, in another case, two people were arrested on Webb Lane, Smithville after county deputies responded to a disturbance call. 41 year old Mark Gregory Brock was charged with domestic assault, driving on revoked driver's license, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Ray says Brock was leaving the residence when deputies arrived at the scene and discovered that he was driving on a revoked driver's license. Upon further investigation, Brock was found to have assaulted his wife, 37 year old Daphney Kay Brock, by slapping her in the face. Brock and his wife were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found crack pipes and cut straws with a white residue.
Bond for Mark Brock was set at $4,500 and his court date is set for January 31st. Daphney Brock will also appear in court on January 31st and her bond was set at $1,000.
Also on Sunday, deputies went to the residence of 58 year old Harold Gene Blackwell of Jay Hutchins Road to execute a state warrant for failure to appear in court on 31 year old Russell Allen Blackwell.
Sheriff Ray says when deputies arrived at the residence, they saw Russell Blackwell through a window in the home. Harold Blackwell came to the door and told the officers that Russell was not there. Deputies discovered that Harold Blackwell had a trap door in the bathroom closet of his home and that Russell had gone through that passageway to get under the home, where he was found hiding.
Russell Blackwell was arrested on the failure to appear warrant and he is being held without bond. His court date is January 30th.
Sheriff Ray says Harold Blackwell admitted to hiding Russell Blackwell and he was charged with aiding and abetting. His bond is set at $3,500 and his court date was set for February 21st.