A Sparta man was arrested Saturday after causing damage while allegedly trying to break-in to a home on Indian Mound Road and then assaulting an officer while being placed in custody.
58 year old David Dee Mabe of Cedar Creek, Sparta is charged with public intoxication; resist, stop, frisk, and halt; assault; and two counts of vandalism. He was further cited by the THP for leaving the scene of an accident and for failure to exercise due care. His bond totals $12,000 and he will be in court July 16.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Saturday, June 20 a deputy was dispatched to Indian Mound Road for a break-in in progress. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the complainant who said that the suspect (Mabe) tried to gain entry to his residence by pulling on the front door. In doing so, Mabe caused a total of $319 in damage to the door knob and frame. Mabe, who was on the scene, refused to cooperate with the officer. Mabe was found to be very disoriented and staggered when he walked. The deputy also detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mabe's truck. As the officer was trying to arrest him, Mabe resisted by kicking and attempting to tackle the deputy. Mabe was subsequently placed in custody. While enroute to jail, Mabe caused over $500 in damage to the patrol car by repeatedly kicking the back passenger door.
Meanwhile, 34 year old Teodoro Garcia of Adcock Cemetery Road, Smithville is charged with driving on a revoked license. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 23. He was further issued a citation for violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, June 13 a deputy was dispatched to Short Mountain Highway due to a vehicle accident. The officer spoke with Garcia, who had wrecked the automobile. A computer check revealed that Garcia's license were revoked for DUI in Rutherford County on February 24, 2011. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
49 year old Edward Dale Caldwell of Cookeville Highway, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. He was further issued citations for not wearing a seatbelt, violation of the registration law, violation of driving on roadways laned for travel, simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana pipe). His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court August 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, June 15 a deputy stopped a red truck traveling on Highway 56 north for crossing the white emergency line multiple times. The driver, Caldwell informed the officer that he had taken multiple medications. Caldwell submitted to and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He also took a blood test. After receiving consent to search, the deputy found 5.2 grams of marijuana in the middle console. A pipe, believed to have been used to smoke marijuana, was also recovered from Caldwell's pocket.
28 year old Johnathon Adam Rice of Oakley Road, Liberty is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance August 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, June 15 Rice walked into the Sheriff's Department for a visit. Rice could barely keep his eyes open. He admitted to having consumed beer and liquor and added that he had smoked marijuana. For his safety, Rice was placed under arrest.
47 year old Tania Mullinax of Smithville Highway, Silver Point is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $2,500 and she will make a court appearance June 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, June 16 Mullinax assaulted her husband by scratching him around the face and neck area leaving visible marks.
39 year old Amy Jo Scott of Rosewood Lane, Smithville is cited for simple possession of schedule II, IV, & V drugs. She will be in court on July 9. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, June 10 a deputy went to a residence on Rosewood Lane to serve an arrest warrant on Scott. While there, the officer noticed that Scott picked up and concealed a silver pill container in her hand. The officer retrieved the container and found inside two Lyrica pills, a schedule V drug; one Klonopin, a schedule IV drug; four Ativan, a schedule IV drug, and one Vyvanse, a schedule II drug.
38 year old Randy Douglas Beach of Shady Oak Circle, Cookeville is cited for simple possession of marijuana. He will make a court appearance on July 16. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, June 13 while talking to Beach, a detective spotted a marijuana joint in the door handle of his vehicle, a 1989 Chevy Blazer. During a search of Beach's person, the detective found a small baggie containing marijuana in his front pants pocket.
26 year old Matthew Tyler Hale of Upper Helton Road, Alexandria is cited for simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia (marijuana pipe). He will make a court appearance on August 27. According to Sheriff Ray, a deputy stopped a car for a traffic violation Tuesday, June 16 on Nashville Highway. After receiving consent to search, the officer found a pipe and less than a half ounce of marijuana under the passenger side seat of the vehicle. Marijuana (3.6 grams) was found with the pipe. Hale, the passenger, said he knew the pipe was there.
Five days later on Sunday, June 21, Hale was cited for not wearing a seatbelt and for driving on a suspended license. Sheriff Ray said that a deputy stopped a 2000 Chevy Cavalier. The driver, Hale, was not wearing a seatbelt. Hale also could not produce a valid driver's license. A computer check revealed his license were suspended on February 12, 2015 for failure to provide insurance.