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Man accused of liquor store break in
Land charged with taking two bottles of vodka
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A man believed to have broken into Center Hill Wine and Spirits to steal two bottles of Vodka on Nov. 25 has been arrested by city police.


According to Captain Steven Leffew, said that 50-year-old John Amail Land was arrested for burglary, vandalism, and theft after an investigation into the break in by Detective Brandon Donnell.


Police said Sergeant Travis Bryant responded to a burglar alarm at the store at around 5:12 a.m. that day, and found that the door to the business had been broken, and a large rock was lying inside the store. The owner of the business reportedly told him that two bottles of Vodka had been taken. Land became a suspect in the case after a review of store surveillance video.


Land’s bond was set at $8,000, and he will appear in court on Oct. 29.


Meanwhile, Samuel Dalton Hatfield, 20, was arrested for sale and delivery of a Schedule II drug on Sept. 28.


Corporal Chip Avera was reportedly called to a local halfway house in response to reports of a resident having illegal drugs in his possession. Upon arrival, he spoke with Hatfield, who was allegedly found to be in possession of five Oxycodone and 12 Neurontin pills.


An investigation allegedly revealed that Hatfield had sold one Oxycodone to another roommate in the house.


His bond was set at $5,000, and he will appear in court on Oct. 29.


John Micheal Turner, 46, was arrested for public intoxication and simple possession on Sept. 25. Officer Andy Snow was dispatched to Center Hill Wine and Spirits to check on reports of a possible DUI. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Turner, who was reportedly inside the store at the counter.


Police said Turner had an odor of alcohol on his person, and became loud and belligerent as Officer Snow spoke with him. Turner was placed under arrest due to his level of intoxication, and for being a nuisance in a public place.


Upon making an inventory of his possessions, Snow allegedly found white oval shaped pills believed to be Hydrocodone in Turner's front pocket, for which he had no prescription.


Turner's bond was set at $3,000, and he will appear in court on Oct. 15.


Randall Ross Stanley, 31, was arrested for DUI on Sept. 27.


Officer Will Judkins allegedly found Stanley passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the left lane of West Broad Street, facing eastbound, at the intersection of Short Mountain Highway.


Judkins reportedly woke Stanley and found him to have slow slurred speech, red watery eyes, and to be unsteady on his feet. Stanley submitted to field sobriety tasks, but performed poorly.


His bond was set at $1,500, and he will appear in court on Nov. 9.


Lloyd P Webb, 71, was arrested for DUI on Oct. 1.


According to police, Officer Judkins conducted a traffic stop after observing Webb failing to drive within his lane of travel. While speaking to him, Officer Judkins found Webb to have red watery eyes, slowed slurred speech, and he was unsteady on his feet. Webb submitted to field sobriety tasks but performed poorly.


His bond was set at $1,500, and he will appear in court on Nov. 19.