Opinion

April 9, 2014

Area arrests

Editor’s note: The Daily Citizen will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. To notify a reporter, call (706) 272-7714 and be prepared to provide documentation.

• Gregory Keith Taylor, 54, 2240 E. Emerson Road, Cohutta, was charged Monday by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office with DUI, speeding and an open container violation.

• Heath Alan Taylor, 39, 935 Green Hill Drive, Rossville, was charged Monday by the Murray County Sheriff’s Office with possession of meth and possession of drug-related objects.

• Lauren Jan Powell, 26, 500 Commerce Drive-7, Dalton, was charged Tuesday by the Dalton Police Department with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

• William Eric Pugh, 45, 538 Hawkins Branch Road, Crandall, was charged Tuesday by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office with DUI, driving without a valid license, speeding and failure to maintain lane.

• Abel Lee Rodriguez, 22, 308 Sparks Lane-9, Dalton, was charged Tuesday by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office with felony probation violation and misdemeanor failure to appear.

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