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Man arrested for stoning police cars
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Bryan Kain Pack, 24, was arrested by the sheriff’s department on Aug. 22 for filing a false report and reckless endangerment.


According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a detective and other members of the sheriff’s department, along with TWRA officers, were performing an investigation into reports that someone was prowling a neighborhood and throwing rocks at vehicles on Aug. 21. The suspect was reportedly throwing rocks at a house and vehicles, breaking windows out of one car, and continued to pelt officers and patrol cars with stones after they arrived on the scene.


Ray said several vehicles were damaged, including a patrol car and an undercover vehicle. Pack allegedly led officers to believe that someone else had thrown the rocks, and gave names of the possible suspects and direction that the rocks were thrown from, knowing that the statements were false, and that he had thrown the rocks. The sheriff said that the false reports put officers in danger of bodily injury by causing them to go into the woods at night on steep terrain looking for someone that Pack knew was not there.


According to the sheriff, Pack eventually admitted to throwing rocks at houses and vehicles because he wanted law enforcement to take the investigation seriously. Pack apparently lived at the address where the incident occurred, and the damaged house and vehicle reportedly belonged to a family member.


His bond was set at $12,000.


Donna Sue Blankenship of McMinnville was arrested and charged with public intoxication on Aug. 18.


A deputy dispatched to the area of Short Mountain Highway to investigate reports of a suspicious woman going door to door and walking through people’s yards reportedly made contact with Blankenship on Banks Pisgah Road. Ray said the deputy noticed that Blankenship’s speech was slurred, and that she was unsteady on her feet.


She allegedly admitted to taking Xanax. Her bond was set at $1,500.


Heather Starr Trapp, 34, was arrested on Aug 20 charged with driving on a suspended license and evading arrest on June 1.


A deputy dispatched to check out reports of a possible drunk driver on Highway 56 made contact with a vehicle driven by Trapp on Whorton Springs Road, and observed the vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road. He attempted a traffic stop, but the car allegedly continued on for more than a mile before coming to a stop.


A computer check reportedly revealed that her license were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in 2011. Trapp was transported to Warren County, where there was a hold on her for other charges, and was returned to DeKalb and charged on Aug. 20


Her bond was set at $7,500.


Lonnie Ray Dyer, 54 was charged on Aug. 22 with two counts of assault.


Dyer allegedly assaulted two other inmates, his cellmates, while incarcerated in the DeKalb County Jail on Aug. 19. The sheriff said Dyer hit both men in the back of the head with his fist.


His bond was set at $5,000


Anthony Robert Hawkins, 31, was arrested and charged with a first-offense DUI and cited for driving on roadways laned for travel on Aug 23.


A deputy patrolling Highway 70 allegedly saw Hawkins Chevy Silverado leave its lane of travel several times. Upon stopping the truck, the officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of alcohol.


Hawkins allegedly admitted to drinking and taking prescription medication. Ray said he submitted to, but performed poorly on, field sobriety tasks.


His bond was set at $1500.