Pace Charged with Assaulting Man with Hammer

A DeKalb County man has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly hitting another man in the head with a hammer.
42 year old Charles Gary Pace, Jr. of Green Hill Road, Smithville is under a $2,500 bond and he will be in court January 28.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday, December 31 a deputy responded to a 911 open line call of screaming and yelling at a residence on Green Hill Road. After speaking with everyone involved, the officer determined that Pace had allegedly assaulted another man by hitting him in the head with a hammer. Pace admitted to having the hammer during the altercation. The victim was transported by ambulance to the emergency room of St Thomas DeKalb Hospital.
33 year Jerrod Curtis Sims of Snow Hill Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance January 7.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, December 29 Sims allegedly assaulted his wife by trying to strangle her about the neck. He further allegedly took from her a cell phone that she was using to contact law enforcement. The woman had physical marks on her neck.
37 year old Joseph Michael LeClaire of Short Mountain Road, Woodbury is charged with a tenth offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court January 28.
Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, December 30 a deputy spotted a vehicle traveling at a very high rate of speed on Highway 53 (Woodbury Highway). The officer stopped the automobile and spoke with the driver, LeClaire. A check of his license revealed they were suspended. He had previously been arrested for the same offense (DSL) on March 3, 2015; August 10, 2014; December 17, 2014, February 10, 2007; February 21, 2008; November 21, 2005; April 6, 2006; and June 4, 2005 all in Rutherford County; and on June 25, 2014 in DeKalb County.
45 year old Aimee Deanne Jobe of Lavergne Street, Alexandria is charged with public intoxication. She was also issued a citation for simple possession. Her bond is $1,000 and she will make a court appearance on January 7.
Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, January 3 Jobe was walking in the middle of the roadway on Highway 70 east (Sparta Highway). A deputy responded and found that Jobe was unsteady on her feet, her speech was slurred, and her eyes glassy. Due to her intoxicated state Jobe was placed in custody for her safety. Jobe was also found to have 36 Lyrica pills along with one and a half suboxone pills in her possession. Jobe said she had no prescription for the drugs.

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