A Danielsville man was taken into custody last week after officer James Justice was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle on Friendship Church Road.
Jimmy Ardell Anthony, 58, was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, prescription drugs must be in their original container and DUI/drugs.
While en route, dispatch told Justice that the driver of the vehicle approached the homeowner, asked for directions, returned to his vehicle and then proceeded to drive behind the house and into the woods.
Justice met with the driver, later identified as Anthony, who said he got disoriented and forgot how to get home. His vehicle was located in a clear cut area approximately 300 yards behind the residence of the caller, stuck in soft mud.
Justice noted that Anthony was extremely unsteady on his feet. Anthony was asked if he had taken any kind of prescription pills, he at first said no, but then stated he takes a pill for nerves, but was not able to state what it was. He agreed to a field test for sobriety. Based on those results, he was placed under arrest and a methadone pill bottle was located on his person.
A search of his car at the scene produced hydrocodone and Xanax, both narcotics.
In another incident, a man and a woman were arrested last week following a fight at their home on Goss Lane. When officer Larry Mackay arrived, the man was sitting on a barstool with a cut to his head. He told Mackay he objected to his girlfriend leaving with their child, but denied that he had grabbed her by the throat. He said the red marks on her body were from where they had had sex, not from their fight. The woman said she hit him in the face to get him off of her as he was trying to choke her. She also hit her boyfriend’s stepbrother who tried to get in between them.
•A man in Country Living Mobile Home Park on Hwy. 72 reported that a neighbor’s white pit bull came into his trailer and attacked his roommate’s Shitszu dog.
The dog’s owner said the smaller dog’s injuries were extensive and that she had already taken her dog to Colbert Animal Hospital for treatment.
The man stated he came out of his room to see the dog attacking the smaller dog in his living room. He said he attempted to remove it and the pit bull tried to attack him. He stabbed it with a pocketknife and the dog ran, but then came back, according to the report, trying to attack the little dog again. The man said he stabbed it again and it eventually left again and was found dead in the center of the mobile home park. Officer Joshua Smith noted there was blood in the mobile home and a trail of blood from the home to the place where the dog died.
The pit bull owner’s son said his mother left to go to the store, leaving the dog on her porch and that she had asked the neighbor to watch the dog. A witness saw the dog running from the neighbor’s trailer with the neighbor chasing it. The incident was forwarded to animal control.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•Frederick Brooks, 40, an inmate at the Madison County Jail, was charged with disorderly conduct last week after he flooded his jail cell. According to the incident report, Brooks got irate earlier in the day about his cellmate, so the cellmate was removed and taken to booking for protection and observation. Later, a head count of the jail was done and before the inmates’ doors could be relocked, Brooks allegedly threw his cellmate’s clothing out the door and began kicking at the cell door, causing fellow inmates to become upset.
A half hour later, jailers noticed that he had begun to flood his cell. Officers reportedly had to threaten to use the taser on Brooks to get him to step away from the door.
•An employee of Colbert Ace Hardware reported that someone stole $750 from her purse while she was at work.
•A man on River Road reported the theft of three cattle gates, a ladder and electrical wire out of four different chicken houses. A 40-foot extension ladder was also reportedly missing.
•A woman on Hwy. 29 South reported that her ex-boyfriend damaged her child’s Christmas presents. Officer Andrew Wilkes noted there were several presents on the porch that had been damaged. She said they were arguing when he became irate and started throwing presents. She said she has had a problem with him following her and making comments that he knows where she is.
•Harassing phone messages via Facebook were reported on David’s Home Church Road. A man there said his brother sent an offensive, vulgar message to his daughter. The man said there is a long-running argument between his brother, himself and other family members.
•A barn fire was reported on Watson Mill Road, at 11 a.m., Dec. 15.
•A teenager reportedly had burns to the hand in a fire on Transco Road Dec. 11.