A DeKalb County man was arrested twice last week over domestic incidents with his wife. 49 year old William Boyce Butler of Lee Braswell Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault. His bond is $10,000 and he will make a court appearance on May 26. On Wednesday, May 18 a deputy was dispatched to Butler’s residence on Lee Braswell Road in reference to a physical domestic involving a firearm. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Butler’s wife who said that she and her husband got into an argument over him being intoxicated. As she tried to leave home, Butler pushed her down and said she was not going to leave. Butler allegedly grabbed his wife and put a pistol to her head and said he would kill her. Butler was placed under arrest.
Two days later on Friday, May 20 Butler was arrested again, this time for violation of an order of protection or bond conditions. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on May 26. After receiving a report that Butler might still be having contact with his wife in violation of his bond conditions, a deputy conducted a welfare check at the Butler residence and saw Butler drive up in a pickup truck with his wife in the passenger seat. Butler was arrested again.
68 year old Shirley Ann Gibbs of Sims Street, Dowelltown is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $1,500 and she will make a court appearance on May 26. On Friday, May 20 upon returning home, Gibbs noticed that all her clothes had been splattered with bleach. Also in the home were Gibbs’ daughter and a man. Gibbs became upset and started yelling at her daughter who was on a bed and the back bedroom. Gibbs also shoved the man backwards into the bathroom after observing him standing in a doorway operating a video camera. Gibbs was placed under arrest.
38 year old Agustin Martinez-Gonzalez and 31 year old Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garduno are each charged with public intoxication. Bond for each is $1,500 and they will be in court June 2. On Saturday, May 21 a deputy was dispatched to Midnight Express on Sparta Highway and upon arrival spoke with Gonzales and Garduno who appeared to be intoxicated. Employees of the club said that Gonzales and Garduno had earlier complied with requests to leave the premises but they later returned to the parking lot of the club. Upon the officer’s arrival, Gonzales and Garduno started walking down Sparta Highway. They were found to have a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on them and they were unsteady on their feet. Both were placed under arrest for public intoxication.
27 year old Daniel Lee Preston of Woodbury is charged with driving under the influence. He was also cited for a violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court June 16. On Saturday, May 21 a deputy responded to a wreck at Sligo Marina. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Preston who said he was operating a vehicle which backed into another automobile involved in the wreck. Preston had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. His speech was slurred and he was very unsteady on his feet. Preston told the officer that he had consumed five or six beers within the previous hour or two. Preston refused to submit to field sobriety tasks and a blood test.
24 year old Roman Lopez of Bowling Green, Kentucky is charged with driving under the influence. He was also issued citations for no driver’s license, no vehicle registration, no insurance, driving on roadways laned for traffic, and violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance on June 16. On Sunday, May 22 while responding to a call with his lights and siren activated, a deputy started to pass Lopez’s vehicle on Dale Ridge Road when Lopez swerved into the officer’s lane of travel almost forcing him off the road. The deputy pulled over Lopez and noticed that he had a strong odor of alcohol on him. His eyes were also bloodshot. When asked to get out of the automobile, Lopez complied but stumbled onto the roadway and almost walked into oncoming traffic. The officer pulled him to safety. Due to the language barrier Lopez could not understand the deputy’s instructions for administering field sobriety tasks. No tasks were given.