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Pace accused of hammer attack


A 42-year-old Smithville man was arrested by the sheriff’s department and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly hit another man in the head with a hammer on Dec. 31.


According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a deputy responding to a 911 open line call of screaming and yelling at a Green Hill Road home spoke with everyone involved and determined that Charles Gary Pace, Jr. had assaulted another man with a hammer. Pace admitted to having the hammer during the altercation.


The victim was transported by ambulance to the emergency room of St Thomas DeKalb Hospital.


Pace’s bond was set at $2,500, and he will appear in court on Jan. 28.


Meanwhile, a man allegedly caught trying to dispose of methamphetamine when police came to his home to serve a warrant was arrested on Dec. 22.


Ray said Donald Bogle, 41, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence after sheriff's department detectives and a deputy went to a residence on Barnes Mill Road to serve a warrant on Bogle. The lawmen allegedly found Bogle trying to pour something from a small bag down the sink.


The deputy reportedly overheard Bogle say to his brother, "I was trying to get it down the sink". A field test determined the substance Bogle was trying to get rid of was methamphetamine with a total weight of 2.7 grams.


His bond was set at $20,000, and he will appear in court on Jan. 21.


Shanna May Bogle, 34, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on Dec. 28.


The sheriff said a deputy and detective went to a home on Antioch Road after receiving information about a felon in possession of a firearm. While there, the officers spoke with Bogle, who was found to be living at the residence.


After receiving consent to search from the homeowner, the officers allegedly found three firearms. A criminal history check revealed that Bogle had a felony drug conviction in 2014.


Her bond was set at $3,500, and she will appear in court on Jan. 21.


David Allen Cobb, 33, was charged with vandalism at the jail on Dec. 18.


Ray said Cobb tore a water fountain from the wall while being booked at the jail. Cobb was restrained, handcuffed, and placed back in the holding cell.


His bond was set at $1,500, and he will appear in court on Jan. 28.


Kevin Wade Hedgecoth, Jr., 20, and Mitchell Allen Huffaker of Crossville were both charged with possession of a Schedule VI drug for resale on Dec. 21.


The sheriff said a deputy received a tip from another officer that a vehicle was possibly transporting marijuana. The officer located the automobile at the Kwik-N-Ezy convenience market in Smithville.


The driver, Huffaker, was reportedly inside the store. When Huffaker came out of the market, the deputy spoke to him, and when he opened the car door to reach for his license the deputy detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, in which Hedgecoth was a passenger.


A search of the car allegedly revealed 3.17 ounces of marijuana in the console. Both Hedgecoth and Huffaker were arrested after admitting that they had put their money together to buy the marijuana.\


Bond for both men was set at $5,000, and they will appear in court on Jan. 21.


Aimee Deanne Jobe, 45, of Alexandria was charged with public intoxication and issued a citation for simple possession on Jan 3.


The sheriff said Jobe was walking in the middle of the roadway on Highway 70 East when a deputy responded and found her to be unsteady on her feet. Her speech was allegedly slurred, and her eyes glassy.


Due to her intoxicated state, Jobe was placed into custody for her safety. She was reportedly found to be in possession of 36 Lyrica pills and one-and-a-half Suboxone pills. Jobe allegedly told the officer that she had no prescription for the drugs.


Her bond was set at $1,000, and she will appear in court on Jan. 7.


Joseph Matthew Giles, 23, of Buffalo Valley was cited for simple possession on Dec. 21.


According to the sheriff, Giles was found to be in possession of four Suboxone pills. The citation was issued by a sheriff's department detective.


Giles' court date is set for Jan. 21.


Christopher Kyle Atnip, 22, was cited for simple possession of a Schedule III drug on Dec. 23.


The sheriff Ray said Atnip was found with a plate containing a white powdery substance. The man allegedly admitted that the substance was a Suboxone pill that he had crushed. Atnip could not produce a prescription for Suboxone.


His court date is set for Jan. 28.


Johnnie Horton, 19, was cited for simple possession of a Schedule VI drug on Dec. 27.


Ray said a deputy initiated a traffic stop after spotting a vehicle with a headlight out. After making the stop, the officer found a bag containing 1.3 grams of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana in a cup holder where Horton was sitting on the passenger side in the back seat.


Horton’s court date is set for Jan. 21.


Jerrod Curtis Sims, 33, was charged with domestic assault on Dec. 29.


The sheriff said Sims assaulted his wife by trying to strangle her. He allegedly took a cell phone from her while she was trying to contact police. The woman allegedly had physical marks on her neck.


His bond was set at $1,500 and he will appear in court on Jan. 7.


Joseph Michael LeClaire, 37, of Woodbury was charged with his 10th offense of driving on a suspended license on Dec. 30.


Ray said a deputy spotted a vehicle traveling at a very high rate of speed on Highway 53. When the officer stopped the automobile and spoke with the driver, LeClaire, a check revealed that his license was suspended. He had apparently been arrested for the same offense on March 3, 2015; August 10, 2014; December 17, 2014, February 21, 2008; February 10, 2007; November 21, 2005; April 6, 2006; and June 4, 2005, all in Rutherford County, and on June 25, 2014 in DeKalb County.


His bond was set at $3,000, and he will appear in court on Jan. 28.