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Man charged with fleeing from deputy
After allegedly evading authorities trying to serve a warrant on Aug. 5, the sheriff’s department arrested 29-year-old Ryan Lee Walden on Aug. 16 after reportedly chasing him down when he tried to run for the second time.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Walden was walking down the sidewalk on Aug. 8 when a deputy with an active warrant on him activated his blue lights to serve the paper.Walden allegedly fled into nearby woods, evading the officer.The sheriff said a deputy spotted Walden again in the parking lot of food Lion on Aug. 16, and the officer attempted top make contact with him.Walden allegedly fled again, jumping a wall in an attempt to get away.This time the deputy overtook him, but when caught, Ray said Walden struggled with the arresting officer and refused to obey commands.He was reportedly taken to the ground and cuffed before being charged with two counts of evading arrest and one count of resisting.His bonds total $12,500, and he will appear in court on Aug. 29.Meanwhile, Charles Earl West, Jr. was charged with a second DUI offense on Aug. 18.According to Ray, a deputy found West passed out in his vehicle in the lane of travel on Hurricane Ridge Road with his vehicle running and the transmission in drive.He was allegedly unsteady on his feet and disoriented.Due to West’s health problems, the officer was reportedly able to administer only a portion of field sobriety tasks, which West allegedly performed poorly. He submitted to a blood test.His previous DUI was on Nov. 2, 2006 in DeKalb County.His bond was set at $5,000,and he will appear in court on Aug. 29.Nicholas Alton Hollingsworth, 31, was charged with vandalism at the jail on Aug. 12.The sheriff said Hollingsworth intentionally hit a video visitation screen and shattered the device.The screen was valued at more than $1,000, and Hollingsworth was charged with vandalism over $1,000.His bond was set at $5,000, and he will appear in court on Oct. 4.Kerry Lynn Page, 20, was arrested for underage driving while impaired on Aug. 13.Page was reportedly stopped for failure to maintain his lane of travel, and had an odor of alcoholic beverage on his person.He allegedly performed poorly on field sobriety tasks, and admitted to drinking five beers.His bond was set at $1,500, and he will appear in court on Aug. 29.William Hardy Morris, 46, was arrested for his third DUI offense on Aug. 8.Ray said a deputy stopped Morris for passing a school bus at a high rate of speed.The officer apparently had prior knowledge of Morris’ revocation, and a computer check confirmed that the license was revoked for DUI.Joan Ann Massie, 58, was arrested for public intoxication on Aug. 16A deputy was reportedly at a business on Highway 70 when Massie entered the building. She was reportedly very unsteady on her feet, and her speech was slurred.Her bond was set at $1,500, and she will appear in court on Aug. 22.Jose David Torres was arrested for public intoxication on Aug. 18.The sheriff said a deputy responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle found Torres walking in a driveway.