Two Arrested for Domestic Assault

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people in separate incidents of domestic assault last week.
28 year old Mitchell Tyler High of Sparta is charged with domestic assault. He will be in court on January 12 and his bond is $3,500.
Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that on Friday, December 23, a deputy responded to a physical domestic at Kings Court Circle in DeKalb County. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to a female who had a black eye. She stated that High had hit her in the face, struck her in the back of the head, pushed her down on the couch, and told her that she was not leaving. High had left the residence before the officer arrived but he was found outside next to another residence. The deputy placed him under arrest. The female had bruises on both arms.
27 year old Alicia Christiana Hooper of Nashville is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $3,500 and she will be in court on January 5.
Sheriff Ray said that on Christmas day, a deputy was called to a domestic on East Main Street in Alexandria. After arriving and speaking to everyone involved, it was determined that Hooper was the primary aggressor. She had been arguing with her father and step mother. She became very upset. After 911 was called, Hooper pushed the caller, a female, up against the wall and jerked the phone away from her.
32 year old Jamie Dawayne McKnight of McMinnville is charged with a first offense of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. He was also issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law. His bond totals $4,000 and he will be in court on January 12.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Friday, December 23 McKnight was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 70 east at the Midnight Express. McKnight’s vehicle went off in a ditch and he left the scene. McKnight then called a friend to pick him up and he was found hiding in the back of his friend’s pickup truck. McKnight had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was very unsteady on his feet. He submitted to and performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.
McKnight’s friend, 27 year old Johnathan Will Rigsby of McMinnville is charged with filing a false report. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court January 12.
Sheriff Ray said that as the officer was looking for McKnight, he saw a pick up truck pull into the parking lot of the VFW on Highway 70 east. He also observed someone emerge from the woods and approach the truck. The vehicle then sped off. The deputy pulled over the truck on Highway 70 east and spoke to the driver, Rigsby. The officer asked Rigsby several times if he had picked up McKnight. Rigsby replied “no”. When the deputy and other officers who arrived on the scene started to search his vehicle, Rigsby admitted that he had picked up McKnight and stated that McKnight was hiding in the back of the truck. According to Sheriff Ray, McKnight was concealed, hidden by a lid from a topper covering the truck bed.
22 year old Victor Hugo Gonzalez is charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest. His bond totals $3,500 and he will be in court January 5. Gonzalez, an illegal immigrant, is being held for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
According to Sheriff Ray, on Christmas eve a deputy was dispatched to Seven Springs Road in reference to a man (Gonzalez) trying to get into the vehicle of a homeowner. The man then went to the rear of the home and began beating on the back door, wanting someone to let him in. When the officer arrived, he found the man (Gonzalez) in the woods down behind the home. He had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. His eyes were red and watery and he was very unsteady on his feet. The officer ordered Gonzalez to raise his hands several times, but he would not comply. He resisted arrest as the officer tried to place him in custody, becoming very belligerent and combative. Gonzalez was then taken to the ground by the officer and placed under arrest.
75 year old Garza Alberto of Jennings Lane is cited for no drivers license and failure to maintain lane of travel. He will be in court on January 11. Sheriff Ray said that on December 24 Alberto was operating a motor vehicle and left the roadway, driving into a field. A computer check showed him to be an unlicenced driver having only an ID.
18 year old Dane James Holten of Smithville is cited for simple possession of a schedule IV and VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will be in court on January 5.
According to Sheriff Ray, Holten was sitting in a vehicle parked at a flea market on Allen’s Ferry Road on Christmas Day. An officer stopped to conduct a welfare check on the driver. Holten, the driver, opened the door and the deputy saw a marijuana cigarette in plain view on the floor. A further search of the vehicle revealed a small white bottle containing twelve small blue oval pills believed to be Xanax, a glass pipe and rolling papers. Holten admitted that the drugs belonged to him.

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