Sheriff's Department Makes Arrests for Drugs, DUI, and Theft

June 1, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested two people from Pikeville on drug charges last Wednesday, May 26th after a deputy checked out a suspicious vehicle setting behind a building on Allen Street.

61 year old Glenda Walters and 32 year old Anthony Herbert Walters, both of Grove Road, Pikeville were arrested. Glenda Walters is charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond is $3,000 and she will be in court on June 24th. Anthony Herbert Walters is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on June 24th.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says a deputy, while on patrol, spotted a suspicious vehicle on Allen Street setting behind a building. After checking the vehicle, the officer found Glenda Walters to be in possession of a loaded hypodermic syringe. Walters had the syringe tucked into her waistband. The syringe contained a yellow substance believed to be dilaudid.

Also in the vehicle was Anthony Herbert Walters. Deputies arrested him after he was found to have a used needle, hemostats, and a tourniquet in his possession.

35 year old Tracey Lavonne Guthrie of Cherry Point Court was arrested on Thursday, May 27th and charged with a first offense of driving under the influence. Bond was set at $1,500. She was also issued a citation for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test. Guthrie will appear in court on June 10th.

Sheriff Ray says a deputy received a call of a reckless driver on Cookeville Highway. When the officer spotted the vehicle, he noticed the driver to be operating at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was also crossing the traffic lines. Guthrie was identified as the driver. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer discovered that Guthrie had slurred speech and her eyes were red and watering. Guthrie submitted to field sobriety tasks which she failed. Guthrie also refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.

36 year old John Allen Judkins Jr. was charged Thursday, May 27th with theft of property over $1,000 after he was found to be in possession of stolen items that were taken from a barn on Big Rock Road. Through an investigation, detectives discovered that Judkins took items such as tractor weights, scrap iron, and a bucket of bolts to a scrap business here in DeKalb County. The items were found to be stolen from the Big Rock barn. Bond for Judkins was set at $25,000.

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