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DUI — James Andre Washington, 54, of Dresden was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, and improper lane change during a July 16 traffic stop in Huntingdon.
Officer Aaron Patton reported he pulled over a silver Buick sedan driven by Washington after receiving a call about a reckless driver and then observing the vehicle swerve across lane lines on Veterans Drive. Patton noted Washington seemed very lethargic, his speech was slurred, he smelled of alcohol, and he was unsteady on his feet. Washington performed poorly on field sobriety tests and then refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test.
Court Order Violation — Doris J. Burleson, 55, of Huntingdon was charged with violation of an order granting bail by Officer Labe Ezell on July 9 after allegedly sending messages to her husband’s phone in violation of a court order prohibiting Burleson from having contact with her husband.
Shoplifting, Drugs — Shane S. Ridley, 48, of Huntingdon was charged with theft of merchandise under $1,000 and Stella L. Siggers, 42, of Huntingdon was charged with two counts of theft of merchandise under $1,000, possession of schedule II, and drug paraphernalia on July 9 at Walmart in Huntingdon.
Officer Labe Ezell reported he responded to a call about two shoplifters at Walmart, where he made contact with Ridley and Siggers and escorted them to the store’s security office. Ezell was advised the two had failed to scan $104.14 in items in the self-checkout line. All the items were returned, so no restitution is due. While searching Siggers’ purse, Ezell found 1.5 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, a straw/tooter, and a clear container with meth residue. Ezell noted that Siggers had been involved in a separate incident on July 7 when she and an unnamed person allegedly fraudulently exchanged items at Walmart and then took items from the store without paying for them.
License Violation — Jimmie K. Williams, 55, of Huntingdon was cited for driving on a revoked license during a July 12 traffic stop by Officer Michael Verner on East Main Street in Huntingdon.