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Woman charged with indecent exposure
Sheriff Patrick Ray reports this week that William Joseph Post of Cookeville, 39, was charged with public intoxication on June 11. According to the sheriff, a deputy was dispatched to the Austin Bottom boat ramp to check on a possible traffic accident that evening.Upon arrival, the officer reportedly saw a vehicle in the ditch, and Post lying in the roadway.The deputy allegedly detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on Post’s person, judged his speech to be slurred, and found him to be very unsteady on his feet when he stood.Post was reportedly taken to the emergency room after complaining of chest pains, and was placed under arrest for public intoxication after being released.Meanwhile, the deputy at the scene was informed that three other people had been in the vehicle and that they were in the woods nearby.Ray says that the deputy shined a light toward the woods, and saw a man and woman unclothed and engaging in sexual activity.Tonya Gail Brennan of Baxter, 47, apparently got dressed and came toward the deputy voluntarily, but the man allegedly escaped into the woods.The deputy reports that her speech was very slurred, she was unsteady on her feet, and she had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her person.Brennan was charged with public intoxication and cited for indecent exposure.Her bond totals $1,500 and she will be in court on June 16.Clay Andrew Bain, 19, was issued a citation on Monday, June 6 for driving on a suspended license.About an hour later Bain was caught driving again and arrested.Ray reports that Bain pulled up to DeKalb County Jail in his vehicle and was spotted by a deputy who knew that his license was suspended for traffic violations.The deputy issued Bain a citation for the offense.The deputy reportedly advised Bain to leave the truck where it was parked and not to drive it.According to the sheriff, Bain returned about thirty-five minutes later, got into the truck, and drove it across the public square to another parking spot.This time Bain was placed under arrest.Deputies allegedly found a pipe and a small bag of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in Bain's pocket, as well as five pills believed to be hydrocodone.Bain was then charged with simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance (Hydrocodone) and issued citations for simple possession of a Schedule VI drug (marijuana) and simple possession of drug paraphernalia.His bond totals $5,000, and he will appear in court on June 30. Ray also reports that 27 year-old Elizabeth Rochelle Bradshaw has been charged with resisting arrest.