Two arrested on drug charges
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 09, 2014 | 1786 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Charleston Police arrested two people after they were allegedly found with illegal drugs while visiting Charleston Boat Dock.

Arnold Ray Shelton, 60, and Gladys Marie Shelton, no age listed, both provided false information regarding Mrs. Shelton’s true identity.

According to a report filed by officer David Spandau, he had observed the Shelton’s vehicle parked in a grassy area off of the Boat Dock’s asphalt parking area. As he approached, the driver of the vehicle, Mr. Shelton, pulled into a parking space.

Spandau initiated a conversation with Mr. Shelton regarding the female’s identity.

Mr. Shelton reportedly stated her name was “‘DeDe’ and he hadn’t known her very long [and did not know] her real name.” Mrs. Shelton reportedly provided another name, which was found to be false, according to the report.

After further investigation, Spandau learned the couple was married. After learning the woman’s true identity, Spandau discovered Mrs. Shelton was wanted in Hamilton County of failure to appear warrants, as well as Bradley County warrants.

Spandau located alcohol and suspected methamphetamine along with related drug paraphernalia inside the couple’s car.

Both were arrested and taken to the Bradley County Jail where they were booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal impersonation. Mr. Shelton was charged additionally with violation of the open container law, and vehicle registration violations.

Both were being held at the Bradley County Jail.

- A go-cart and a riding lawn mower were taken from a property located on London Drive.

According to a report filed by deputy Darren Miller, Kenya Navarro had been remodeling a residence on the property and had not been there in approximately two weeks.

When she returned, she noticed her Craftsman 19-horsepower lawn mower and a black go-cart were missing.

The missing items were valued at $900.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting safety checkpoints in both Bradley County and Polk County beginning today.

A safety belt checkpoint is scheduled in Bradley, while sobriety checkpoints are to be set up in Polk County during the week.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the countys.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.