A Carthage woman has been arrested for stealing a wallet. 26 year old Krystal Kaylynn Cherchio is charged with theft of property. She is under a $2,500 bond and her court date is February 7. On January 22 Cherchio stole a wallet. The cost of the wallet and contents totaled $304.
42 year old John Gabriel Perez of Happy Valley Drive, Dowelltown is charged with violation of an order of protection. His bond is $3,500 and he will make a court appearance on February 21. On February 2 at 2:31 a.m. a deputy responded to Happy Valley Drive because Perez was there while being under an active order of protection to keep away from the home and the victim petitioner. Upon arrival the officer found Perez who had been served with an order of protection just four hours before on February 1 at 10:32 p.m. by a deputy at the sheriff’s department.
26 year old Katie Kathleen Lee of Wartrace is charged with driving under the influence. Her bond is $1,500 and she will make a court appearance on February 21. On February 2 a deputy responded to Sparta Highway due to a vehicle accident. Upon arrival the officer spoke to the driver, Lee who had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and she was very disoriented and unsteady on her feet. Her eyes were red and her speech was slurred. Lee performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. She also agreed to submit to implied consent athough a blood search warrant was obtained anyway.
Meanwhile, 24 year old Jonathan Chase Rigsby of Murfreesboro, who was a passenger with Lee in that February 2 crash, is charged with evading arrest and public intoxication. His bond is $5,000 and he will make a court appearance February 21. On February 2 a deputy responded to a vehicle accident on Sparta Highway. The driver, Lee was arrested for DUI. Rigsby, a passenger of the vehicle, appeared to also be under the influence of alcohol. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. His speech was slurred and incoherent. Rigsby told the officer that he had no ride nor anyplace to go. As the officer was placing Rigsby under arrest he fled on foot but was subsequently apprehended and taken into custody.
Meanwhile in a separate accident, 43 year old Todd Randall Latta of Sparta is charged with driving under the influence and hit and run- accident resulting in damage. His bond is $5,000 and he will make a court appearance on February 21. On February 2 a deputy was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Sparta Highway in which two mailboxes were destroyed and the automobile involved in the wreck was heavily damaged. Upon his arrival the officer discovered that the driver had fled the scene. Two hours later a passerby reported that the driver, Latta was sitting at the water treatment plant. The deputy responded and found Latta there. Latta was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. He also had a strong odor of alcohol on him. Latta refused to submit to field sobriety tasks and implied consent. The officer then obtained a blood search warrant.