An Athens man was arrested recently after he was found walking in the road intoxicated and fought with deputies.
Eric Montreal Smith, 20, 332 Norwood Circle, was charged with simple battery against a police officer, pedestrian under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of alcohol by a minor and two counts of obstruction. A companion with Smith was not charged.
According to the incident report, officer Josh Fowler reportedly saw two subjects walking in the road while patrolling Norwood Lane. Smith appeared to be intoxicated, but refused to submit to a breath test. He struggled with officers trying to handcuff him and was tasered to bring him under control. During the struggle, Smith reportedly struck Fowler in the eye.
In another arrest, Terry Phillip Cadwell, 23, 1115 Aderhold Rogers Road, Commerce, was charged with DUI and passing in a no-passing zone after he reportedly passed a chicken truck in a no-passing zone while the officer was behind him.
Other arrests in Madison County recently included:
•Felix Vazgas Arcos, 28, 39 Sunset Road, Toccoa, driving without a valid license.
•Anthony Reginald Bales, 21, 3465 Hwy. 98 East, Comer, carrying a concealed weapon, DUI/drugs and weaving.
•Ronald Hoyt Bryant, 38, 290 Cleghorne Road, Danielsville, order to incarcerate.
•Michael Chris Charping, 32, 2954 Hwy. 29 South, Colbert, battery FVA and third degree cruelty to children.
•William Michael Phemister, 47, 1115 Enclave Way, Columbia, S.C., DUI/alcohol and weaving. (Comer municipal court)
•Floyd Ray Phillips, 41, 363 Winford Smith Road, Athens, simple battery - FVA.
•Ryan Wesley Porterfield, 44, 1581 Transco Road, Danielsville, weaving and violation of conditions of limited driving permit.
•Sherry Ann Ramsey, 23, homeless, cruelty to animals.
•Justin Earl Rogers, 19, 40 West Beaverdam Road, Winterville, possession of marijuana less than an ounce, possession of drug-related objects, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of methamphetamine and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
•Don Leon Scruggs, 34, homeless, two counts of order to incarcerate.
•Matthew Ruark Snow, 26, 322 Sterling Road, Milledgeville, DUI/alcohol and open container.
•Nicholas Bill Thompson, 20, Hwy 29 South, Lot 8 Diamond Hill Trailer Park, Hull, disorderly conduct.
•James Matthew Toole, 31, 311 Acorn Road, Colbert, simple battery - FVA, order to incarcerate, financial transaction card theft and two counts of financial transaction card fraud.
•Samantha Ann Turner, 37, 132 Gosnell Road, Danielsville, hold for Elbert County.