Unoccupied trailer destroyed by flames
Posted By Sparta Live | September 3, 2002 12:00 am
Firemen responded to a structure fire at 183 Parks Thompson Road on Monday evening. Although firemen had a quick response time, the home was totally destroyed.
The Emergency 911 Center dispatched the BonDeCroft and Eastland Volunteer Fire Departments at approximately 9:20 p.m. Authorities said flames were showing upon their arrival.
Approximately 20 firemen were on location and worked together extinguishing the fire. The White County Sheriff’s Department also responded, and authorities were on the scene until approximately 11:14 p.m.
– Wreck led to DUI charges
Deputies investigated the scene of an accident on Wednesday afternoon and placed Alfred Lerma, 40, of Sparta, under arrest for driving under the influence.
The White County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of the accident at approximately 4:30 p.m. First responders were also called to the location along with White County EMS and BonDeCroft Fire Department.
According to the report, Deputy Charles Dennis arrived on the scene and spoke with the driver, Lerma. The deputy could smell a strong odor of alcohol on him and asked him if he had been drinking. Lerma allegedly told authorities he had been drinking.
Dennis had Lerma perform several field sobriety tests, which he could not complete satisfactorily. Lerma was placed under arrest and was transported to the White County Sheriff’s Department where he allegedly refused a breath test.
– Teen arrested for DUI
Travis Lynn Young, 19, of Sparta, was placed under arrest for driving under the influence on Sunday.
Sgt. Ron Smith, of the White County Sheriff’s Department, was dispatched to Golden Mountain Road, at approximately 3:05 a.m., in reference to an alleged drunk driver. Smith found a 1995 Chevrolet sitting in the roadway at Nugget Street and came into contact with Young. Young was allegedly sitting in the vehicle, passed out, with the motor running.
According to the report, Young could not be awakened and he could not perform any field sobriety tests. He allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol on him and was transported to the White County Community Hospital for treatment and later transported to the White County Jail.
– Domestic call leads to drug charges
Jennifer M. Puckett, 24, of Sparta, was arrested on several drug charges after authorities investigated a domestic call on Sunday.
At approximately 6:37 p.m., Deputy Charles Dennis, of the White County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the call on Monterey Highway. While authorities were in transport to the residence, they came into contact with Puckett at Hall’s Market. Dennis spoke with Puckett, while Deputy Sims went to the residence. Sims was allegedly informed of Puckett having drugs on her or in her vehicle, and he came back to the market to inform Dennis.
Authorities asked Puckett if there were any drugs or anything else in the vehicle they should know about and Puckett informed the officer she had needles in her purse.
After receiving consent to search the purse, authorities found 14 syringes, one tie rope, one pack of rolling papers, one clear baggie containing residue believed to be methamphetamine, once clear baggie containing marijuana roaches and seeds, a bag containing a grinder with white residue in it, filters and a receipt with items allegedly consistent with meth products. Puckett was placed into custody and transported to the White County Sheriff’s Department.
– Four wheeler stolen from local residence
Deputy Charles Sims, of the White County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a call, in reference to a theft, at approximately 7:31 p.m., Thursday. Sims arrived at 363 Otis Hutchings Road and was told someone had allegedly stolen a four wheeler from the yard. Authorities discovered someone had allegedly stolen the four wheeler sometime between 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday and 6:45 p.m. on Thursday. The loss was estimated at approximately $2,600.
– Local firemen douse flames
Firefighters quickly extinguished a vehicle fire next to Mitch’s Auto Parts on Thursday.
The Emergency 911 Center dispatched firemen to the scene at approximately 10 p.m. There were 14 members of the Sparta Fire Department, who responded to the location.
They said flames were showing upon their arrival. The fire was knocked out in several minutes and authorities were on the scene until approximately 10:30 p.m.