Dowelltown Man Facing Felony Assault Charge After Pulling Knife On Another

June 29, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

A Dowelltown man was arrested last Sunday after allegedly threatening another man with a knife while intoxicated.

31 year old Trenton Thomas Pedigo of Nashville Highway, Dowelltown is charged with aggravated assault, public intoxication, and resist stop frisk halt search or arrest. His bond is $11,500 and he will be in court August 20.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on July 26 a deputy was dispatched to Nashville Highway in reference to someone being threatened with a knife. Upon arrival he spoke with the victim who said another man with no shirt and wearing black pants pulled a knife and chased him. Pedigo appeared to be under the influence and had a half bottle of Vodka. As the deputy was placing him in custody, Pedigo resisted by pulling his hands away and trying to run.

More charges have been filed against a DeKalb County couple recently arrested for burglary and theft offenses.

43 Year old Jessica Lee Steinbach and 35 year old Edward Lee Judkins, Jr. of Keltonburg Road are charged with burglary and theft of property over $1,000. Bond for each is $8,500 and they will be in court August 20.

Sheriff Ray said that on July 10 the couple broke into a semi trailer located on Keltonburg Road and stole several items including tools, welding rods, carburetor, darts, grease gun, and more valued at $1,367.

53 year old Lisa Taylor Chancey of Sparta Highway, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. Her court date is August 20. Sheriff Ray said that on July 23 a deputy was dispatched to Lake Motel on Sparta Highway due to an intoxicated woman. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the woman, Chancey who appeared to be very intoxicated. Chancey was very unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. Chancey told the officer that she had drank five shots. He also learned the Chancey had gone to different rooms at the motel and knocked on the doors and windows.

Andrea Colleen Claspell of Coconut Ridge Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court August 20. Sheriff Ray said that on July 23 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Allens Chapel Road for a welfare check. The complainant said that a silver SUV was parked in his driveway and that a woman in the vehicle was unresponsive. The officer arrived and found the woman, Claspell unresponsive in the driver seat. Keys to the vehicle were in the ignition and the motor was running. He awoke the woman and spoke with her. Claspell smelled of alcohol and her speech was slurred. Claspell said she had consumed some tequila and thought she was in Indiana. Claspell also said she had driven there from Short Mountain Road. Claspell was unable to perform field sobriety tasks due to her level of intoxication.

40 year old Tawanna Ann Evans of Adcock Cemetery Road is charged under a sealed indictment issued on June 2, 2020 with two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver and two counts of the same offense in a drug free zone.. Her bond is $7500 and she will be arraigned in criminal court on August 3.