Turner Gets 30 days for Contempt After Coming to Court Intoxicated

March 13, 2018
Dwayne Page
Richard Brandon Turner
Bransford Lee Patterson
Kyle Michael Brown

A man who showed up for court intoxicated last Thursday is now serving 30 days in jail for contempt.


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46 year old Richard Brandon Turner of Miller Road, Smithville is charged with public intoxication and resisting stop, frisk, halt, or arrest. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is April 5.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday, March 8 Turner arrived at the courthouse while court was in session with slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on his person. Turner was asked repeatedly during court to remain silent but he refused.

The judge found Turner in contempt of court and ordered him to serve 30 days in jail. As Turner was being placed in custody he resisted and tried to pull away from the arresting officer after being asked to place his hands behind his back. The officer took Turner to the floor and arrested him.

31 year old Bransford Lee Patterson of Short Mountain Highway, Smithville is charged with aggravated criminal trespassing and vandalism. His bond is $4,000 and his court date is March 29.

Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, March 10 Patterson kicked in the back door of a home on Short Mountain Highway and then refused to get out after being ordered several times by the homeowner to leave the premises. Patterson caused an estimated $300 in damage to the door and door frame.

19 year old Kyle Michael Brown of Springfield is charged with possession of a schedule III drug. He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia (set of digital scales containing a white powdery substance). His court date is March 29.

Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, March 10 a deputy stopped to assist a motorist on Highway 70 east. After the vehicle left, the officer noticed that the motorist had left behind on the side of the road a milk crate and a black box. The deputy notified another officer to stop the vehicle so that the items could be returned. After making the traffic stop, the officer made Brown aware of the discovery. Brown told him that he got those things at his friend’s trailer but that shoes, a booster box, and small lock box found among the items belonged to him. The officer asked Brown to prove that the lock box was his by unlocking it. He did so and in plain sight was a small plastic container with part of a pill in it. Brown said the pill was Suboxone. After being asked by the officer, Brown said he was on probation and that it was for driving on a suspended license. But after the deputy checked with the White County Sheriff’s Department, Brown admitted that he was actually on probation for possession of marijuana. Brown was then placed under arrest.

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