A 45-year-old Dowelltown woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Saturday.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, a deputy dispatched to West Main Street in Dowelltown in reference to a domestic incident on Oct. 24 spoke to Bessie L. Collins and a man who had been involved in a physical altercation. Collins allegedly struck the man with a beer bottle, leaving cuts and bruises on his head and neck. Collins was determined to have been the primary aggressor, and was placed under arrest and brought to the jail for booking.
Her bond was set at $5,000, and she will appear in court on Oct. 29.
Krissy Renee Pippin, 40, of Lafayette was charged with driving under the influence and cited for violation of the implied consent law, driving on roadways laned for travel, and no seatbelt on Oct. 19.
Ray said a deputy saw a silver Nissan cross the double yellow line of the highway and stopped the automobile and spoke to the driver, who proved to be Pippin. She allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol on her person, and could not tell the officer the time of day nor the day of the week.
Five full cans from a twelve pack of Coors beer, an open bottle of liquor, and a bottle of wine were reportedly found in the vehicle.
The sheriff said Pippin performed poorly on field sobriety tasks, but refused to submit to a blood test. Her bond was set at $1,500, and she will appear in court on Dec. 17.
Toni Michelle Lloyd, 27, was charged with failure to appear, resisting arrest, and evading arrest on Oct. 22.
Ray said that two deputies went to a residence on Old Bildad Road to serve a warrant on Lloyd, but she jumped out a window. The officers reportedly ordered her to stop, but she fled on foot through a field. The deputies apparently caught her when she fell, but Lloyd allegedly tried to fight them.
She was placed under arrest and brought to the jail for booking. Ray said the failure to appear warrant against Lloyd was issued because she did not show up for court on charges of driving on a revoked license, criminal impersonation, and simple possession of methamphetamine.
Her bond totals $10,500 and she will appear in court on Nov. 5.
Federico Torres-Soto, 41, of Lassiter Road, was charged with a second offense of driving on a revoked license and cited for a violation of the light law on Oct. 23.
Ray said a deputy pulled a silver Ford Explorer over for a tail light violation, and the driver, Torres-Soto, could not produce a license. A check revealed that his license had been revoked on June 30, 2006 for driving under the influence.
He also had a previous driving on revoked offense on December 10, 2013. Torres-Soto was placed under arrest and was brought to the jail for booking.
His bond was set at $3,000, and he will appear in court on Oct. 29.
Jennifer Elizabeth Benton, 41, was charged with driving under the influence and issued a citation for violation of the light law on Oct. 24.
The sheriff said a deputy spotted a white SUV driving on Dunn Lane with a broken tail light and stopped the vehicle for a light law violation. The officer spoke with the driver, Benton, who allegedly had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and slurred speech. She reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety tasks, and was placed under arrest.
Her bond was set at $1,500 and she will appear in court on Oct. 29.
Meanwhile, Ray said the sheriff’s department will be step up patrols for Halloween Saturday to help ensure the safety trick or treaters and the community. "If you see anything strange or suspicious call Central Dispatch at 615-215-3000 and an officer will respond," the sheriff said.
Ray reminds that his department will also participate in "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" Friday from noon until 5 p.m. "Stop by the jail for special treats for the children," the sheriff said.