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Soddy Daisy man caught huffing paint thinner
Myers charged as habitual motor vehicle offender
A 36 year-old Soddy Daisy man was arrested by the DeKalb Count Sheriff’s Department and charged with public intoxication, the illegal use of inhalants, and violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender law after being caught huffing paint thinner on Aug. 2.Jamie Ray Myers was charged as a habitual offender after deputies were dispatched to the area of Terrell Road and Highway 70 east to look into reports of a strange man who was knocking on doors, telling residents he had run out of gas.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a deputy was sent out to check reports of a suspicious person who was knocking on doors, telling people he had run out of gas.The deputy allegedly found Myers at the scene.Myers reportedly told the deputy that he had run out of gas while traveling from Dunlap to Whitwell.Myers was allegedly unsteady on his feet and his speech was reportedly slurred.When asked if he had consumed any drugs or alcohol, Myers reportedly informed the deputy that he had been huffing paint thinner.Myers was then placed under arrest for public intoxication, and upon receiving consent to search his vehicle the deputy reportedly found a two-liter bottle of a clear watery liquid and a plastic bag containing a clear liquid, which Myers identified as paint thinner.When asked to produce his driver’s license, Myers allegedly told the deputy that he didn't have one, because he is a habitual offender.Upon checking Myers’ status, it was learned that he was indeed convicted as an habitual offender in Hamilton County on March 18, 2002 .His bond totals $8,500, and he will appear in court on Aug. 18.Meanwhile, Gale Edward Winne, Jr., 48, has been charged with vandalism.The sheriff reports that deputies were dispatched to a residence on Dearman Street on Aug. 7 to investigate reports that a man had kicked open a door and entered the home.Deputies reportedly found Winne, inside the home, and he allegedly admitted to kicking open the garage door to gain entrance to the home.According to Ray, the incident arose due to an argument among persons at the residence.Winne had been involved in an argument with residents at the home, became angry and left the property, and returned later.When no one answered the door upon Winne’s return, he allegedly kicked it in.The homeowner said the door , which was damaged in the incident, is valued at $150.Winne’s bond totals $1,500 and he will be in court on August 18.A Smithville man has been charged with two counts of theft after allegedly taking items from two different residences.Ray reports that 47 year-old Scott A. Ferrell is charged with two counts of theft of property over $500. Ferrell allegedly stole items from residences on Chapman Hollow Road on July 26, including a turning plow and a 6-foot drag disc from the first property, with a total estimated value of $610.The disc was later recovered from a local metal recycling business.Ferrell then allegedly stole several items from another residence on Chapman Hollow Road on the same day, including a tobacco trailer, a riding lawn mower, two hay rings and a lift, with a total estimated value of $775.The tobacco trailer was later located but due to damage, it could not be recovered.Ferrell’s bond is $10,000 and he will be in court September 22. Lisa Rosita Seibers of Doyle, 34, is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license.