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The Morgan County Sheriff's Department had a very busy week. They started the week by busting another meth lab in Deer Lodge and ended it with another drug bust in Petros. In between, they charged a Morgan County Road Department employee with passing a school bus discharging passengers, and they arrested a man for robbing the Rocky Top Market in Wartburg.
Back on Saturday, December 6, the MCSO received consent to search the home of Curtis James Adams, age 42, and found sufficient evidence to charge Adams with manufacturing methamphetamine. The Tennessee Meth Task Force truck was called to assist with the cleanup. Deputies involved were investigator Rick Hamby, Deputy Allen Dagley, Deputy Chris Nance, and Deputy Billy Ward.
Adams, who resides at 2088 Nashville Highway in Deer Lodge, has since been released on $10,000 bond.
Last Friday, John A. Monhollen, age 41 of Wartburg, was booked into the Morgan County Jail on for charges stemming from a complaint filed last Thursday. Witnesses state that at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monhollen, who works for the Morgan County Road Department, was traveling northbound on Genesis Road in a county dump truck loaded with gravel. At the same time, a Morgan County School bus traveling south was discharging children at 1179 Genesis Road. Three children got off the bus at that residence, one made it across the road and the other two had to step back in front of the bus as Monhollen passed the bus without stopping.
The witnesses further stated that the bus was fully stopped, had its lights flashing, the stop sign displayed, and that there was nothing in the area that would have hindered the view of approaching dump truck. Mr. Monhollen was charged with passing a school bus discharging passengers, a Class A misdemeanor. Monhollen has been released on bond.
Daniel K. Frost, age 29, of 104 Douglas Lane in Harriman was arrested Friday morning for robbery and theft of property. The Rocky Top Market in Wartburg called 911 Friday morning to report a robbery. Deputies led by Chief William Angel, and assisted by a concerned citizen located the vehicle at a home in Mossy Grove that witnesses described at the scene. When deputies originally approached the residence at 502 Matt Edmond Road, no one would answer the door. Chief Angel got a search warrant and the sheriff's department assisted by trooper Josh Thorne, Wartburg Police Chief Teddy Bales and officer Dwayne Bales of the Wartburg Police Depart-ment entered the residence.
A search found most of the missing items, which included a couple of cases of beer and a carton of cigarettes, and the defendant. There were four other individuals in the residence, two of which were also arrested for drug paraphernalia found during the search. Frost is being held at the Morgan County Jail on $8,000 bond.
Brandon Cruse Ellison, age 21, and Paul Aaron Ray, age 20, both of 502 Matt Edmond Road, were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Ellison has also been charged with violation of probation and is being held on $1,000 bond. Ray was convicted and released earlier this week.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office finished up their busy week last Friday evening as deputies executed a search warrant at 225 Backstreet Petros. Found during the search was sufficient evidence to arrest William M. Davidson, age 38, and Brenda L. Kowalski, age 29. Both charged with delivery and sale of a controlled substance, possession of a schedule II, schedule IV, and schedule VI, and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are being held at the Morgan County Jail on $50,000 bond.