Weekly News Media Briefs – Week Ending November 1, 2008

From the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office:

On October 26, 2008, Deputy C.A. Heywood stopped James A. Johnson, Jr., 39, of Ruther Glen for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Johnson was charged with Felony Eluding, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drive Revoked DUI Related, Refusal to Submit to a Test, Obstruction of Justice and Failing to Drive on the Right Side of the Roadway. He was ordered held without bond and a court date of November 7, 2008 was set.

On October 27, 2008, Deputy C.M. Polliard responded to a Woodford address for a disturbance call. Upon further investigation, Michael G. Hiort, 48, of Woodford was charged with Manufacture Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. He was held on a $5,000 secured bond and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 28, 2008, Deputy G.J. Hamilton stopped Edmond L. Baylor, 50, of Bowling Green for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Baylor was charged with Driving Suspended, Reckless Driving and Fail to Obtain a County Decal. He was released on a $1,500 unsecured bond and a court date of November 5, 2008 was set.

On October 30, 2008, Sergeant S.L. Cary and Deputy J.K. Miller responded to a Bowling Green business for a disturbance call. Upon further investigation, Harvey L. Holder, 29, of North Carolina was charged with being Drunk in Public and Obstruction of Justice and was ordered held without bond. Additionally, David O. Preddy, 36, of North Carolina, was charged with being Drunk in Public and was ordered held without bond. A court date of October 31, 2008 was set for both subjects. A warrant for Malicious Wounding was also obtained for Dallas Doss of North Carolina.

On October 30, 2008, Deputy F.L. Brennan stopped Julian J. Gwathmey, 57, of Ruther Glen for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Gwathmey was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – 3rd Offense, Driving after being Declared a Habitual Offender and Speeding. He was held on a $5,000 secured bond and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 31, 2008, Deputy R.J. Anderson responded to a Ruther Glen business for a disturbance call. After further investigation, Lloyd Ferguson, 49, of Ruther Glen was charged with being Drunk in Public and Destruction of Property. He is being held on a $2,000 secured bond and a court date of November 5, 2008 was set.

On October 31, 2008, Sergeant S.L. Cary responded to a Milford address for a curse and abuse call. After further investigation, Burwell D. Trivette, 45, of Milford was charged with Curse and Abuse Over the Phone. He was released on his own recognizance and a court date of November 13, 2008 was set.

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Wrap Up

According to Sheriff Tony Lippa, Caroline Deputies made 4 drug arrests, 2 DUI arrest, 9 domestic violence arrests, 175 other criminal arrests and 2 animal control summons or arrests during the past week. The deputies served 519 civil papers, issued 205 traffic summonses, handled 11 motor vehicle crashes, responded to 22 alarm calls, and dealt with 5 juvenile offenders. The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center dispatched 524 calls for service and handled 1,785 telephone inquiries. The CCSO also logged 35 calls assisting outside agencies and had 230 self-initiated calls.

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