Estill Deputy Sheriff Randy Farthing arrested Melissa Drake on an electronically generated district court warrant on Feb. 18 obtained by Irvine Division of Police Chief Brad Smith.
The warrant states that on Dec. 8, 2011, Drake yelled obscenities at James Philip Cahal while he was in his truck, parked on Main Streeet.
It also states Drake used a knife to scrape the side of his truck from the back to the side mirrors doing $1,272 worth of damage. The victim reported a similar incident that occurred three weeks prior whereby she cut the valve stems off Cahal’s truck tires.
Drake was taken to the Estill County Jail and charged with first degree criminal mischief which is a Class D felony.
Bail was set at $1,000 surety and she was released when JoAnn Drake signed her bond. She was required to sign up for monitored conditional release and ordered by District Judge Bo Leach to be randomly drug tested and have no contact with Cahal.
She is expected to appear in court on March 21.
Dotson charged with promoting contraband
Deputy Russell “Doc” Morris arrested Amy R. Stotts Dotson, 33, of Jacqueline Court on Feb. 18 after she allegedly tried to sneak a marijuana cigarette into the Estill County Jail.
Morris’ report states that Amy Dotson dropped off a can of Skoal brand snuff at the jail, for an inmate, Tommy Dotson. There was a half-smoked marijuana cigarette hidden in the can.
She was released on $1,000 surety bond signed by Larry Dotson. She was ordered to appear in Estill District Court on March 21 and must report to pre-trial services, submit to random drug testing and have no contact with Tommy Stotts.
recovered, 2 arrested
Morris recovered a stolen pistol and arrested two men who allegedly sold it.
Christopher Burton, 20, of Ravenna and Zackery Jones, 27, of Scott Court were lodged in the Estill County Jail on Feb. 15, charged with receiving stolen property. According to Morris’ report, the two men were together when they sold a pistol that was stolen from the home of Harold Hunt on White Oak Road, to a Ballard man.
The gun was recovered on Feb. 10.
Jones’ bail was set at $5,000 cash and Burton’s was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 property.