Two men were arrested after they allegedly made a drug deal in the lower parking lot at Food Mart on Hwy. 98.
Adam Godsted Beem, 31, 2704 Kimberland Court, Statham was charged with possession and use of drug-related objects, while Bryan Mitchell Key, 26, 1529 Nowhere Road, Dewy Rose, was charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance.
According to the incident report, officer Josh Fowler was called to the store regarding a suspicious vehicle that had been parked in the parking lot for about half an hour. When he arrived he found two vehicles — a Toyota pick up and a Dodge Intrepid — parked at the lower end of the parking lot. Beem said they were there because he was going to follow Key back to his residence to go fishing. While Fowler talked to Beem in the truck, a spoon with burnt marks on the bottom and a piece of cotton stuck to it fell out of a bag at his feet. A loaded needle was also in the bag. Key then attempted to get in his vehicle and leave until the officer asked him to stop. Beem’s wife reportedly told Fowler that the real reason they were there was to purchase a “Roxicodone,” (narcotic) which they had done.
In another arrest, Bernard Davis Appling, 52, 277 Valley Road, Colbert, was charged with possession of pistol or revolver by a convicted felon and reckless conduct after he allegedly went to his neighbor’s home on Valley Road twice during the night being disorderly and cursing at them. The second time, when they wouldn’t come to the door, he reportedly fired his gun and that’s when they called 9-1-1. Appling denied having a gun, but it was found wrapped in a towel near the well house.
Other arrests on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•Stanley Ray Parr, 34, 463 Coyal Strickland Road, Hull, was charged with DUI/alcohol, open container and speed less than the minimum after his truck was found sitting in the roadway on Frank Bird Road.
According to the report, Parr was found inside the cab, slumped over. Officer Andrew Wilkes searched the vehicle with Parr’s permission, where he found a half-empty bottle of Hartley Imported Brandy and the keys still in the ignition.
•Brian Lincoln Bray, 38, 3443 Five Forks Road, Bowman, reckless conduct.
•Buford Lamar Burton, 50, 1591 Pine Valley Farm Road, Comer, criminal trespass.
•Kara Elizabeth Gaines, 29, 1169 Robertson Bridge Road, Statham, failure to appear (felony).
•Jeffery Scott Goss, 46, 940 Fred Goss Road, Danelsville, driving without a license.
•Paul Stewart Gunter, 27, 100 Gateway Boulevard, Unit 211, Greenville, SC, DUI/alcohol and failure to yield the right of way.
•Juan Aeoredo Herrera, 23, 105 Easy Street, Hull, driving without a valid license and failure to yield the right of way.
•Maria Martinez, 19, 1092 McCannon Morris Road, Colbert, driving without a license.
•Charles Vance Miller, 30, 2291 Water Works Road, Commerce, probation violation.
•Douglas Truman Moss, 40, 1391 Nolan Store Road, Madison, possession with intent to provide minor with a drug-related object and prescription drugs must be in their original container.
•Laura Lynn Newton, 28,13 Jefferson Terrace, Jefferson, probation violation.
•Ronnie Gene Scogin, 42, 105 Oak Hill Drive, Apt. 3234, Athens, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug-related objects.
•Thomas Eugene Scogin, 44, 176 Edgewater Lane, Hartwell, order to incarcerate.
•Aaron Neal Slate, 19, 1725 Madison Street, Comer, weaving over roadway, DUI/alcohol/under 21, no tag and possession of alcohol by a minor.
•Ricky Randolph Thomas, 54, 110 Piedmont Road, Hull, driving while license withdrawn, DUI/alcohol and no tag.
•Geoffrey Glenn Tull, 23, 1395 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, DUI/drugs.
•Rigo Alberto Umana, 28, 137 Stonebrooke Drive, Danielsville, stalking.
•Wayne Stephen West, 54, 1391 Nolen Store Road, Madison, possession with intent to sell/deliver/distribute/display or provide a minor any drug-related object and prescription drugs must be in their original container.