A couple who led lawmen on a chase through Newtown in a rolling meth lab have been bound to the grand jury.
The couple, Jason and Susan Hobbs, waived their right to preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and were bound to the grand jury on charges of initiating the process to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ms. Hobbs was also bound on the charge of evading arrest since she was the one officers say was driving the car and refused to pull over.
Deputies say they could smell the pungent odor of meth in the car when they got the couple stopped. An inventory of the vehicle netted numerous items commonly used in the production of meth.
The pair had their bonds reduced to $40,000 apiece during their appearance before the judge.
In other General Sessions action:
• Derrick Gene Sullivan was bound to the grand jury on charges of theft, driving an ATV on the roadway, and driving on a suspended license.
• Lisa King was issued an 11-29 probationary sentence and must pay $750 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work, make $66 restitution and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment for possession of drugs and shoplifting.
• Paul Meeks was given an 11-29 sentence but released on time served and must make $1,656 restitution to TennSmith for theft.
• David Dowell was bound to the grand jury on the charge of shoplifting.
• Patricia Woods was bound to the grand jury on the charge of theft.
• Walter Richard was given an 11-29 probationary sentence and must undergo a drug and alcohol assessment for domestic assault.
• Eric Staten was bound to the grand jury on charges of possession of drugs with intent to sell.
• Jessica Steinbach was handed a six-month probationary sentence for criminal impersonation.
• Brittany Locke must pay $10 plus costs for disorderly conduct.
• Steve Gebhardt must pay $10 plus costs for public intoxication.
• Jessica Dockery served four days and was fined $10 plus costs for public intoxication.
• John Reynolds was ordered to serve five days and pay $50 plus costs for public intoxication.
• Terry Nunley must pay $100 plus costs and lose his hunting license for a year for hunting turkey with aid of bait.
• Shianne N. Earnest must serve 30 days for violation of probation.
• Richard Anderson was directed to continue rehab and pay $100 plus costs for violation of probation.
• Terry Collins must serve the balance of sentence for violation of probation.
• Alicia Lea was ordered to serve 90 days and have her probation extended by one year for violation of probation.
• Robert Hill Jr., must serve the balance of his sentence for violation of probation.
Gary McComis, a truck driver, would like it to be known he is not the Gary McComis Jr. in a recent docket for driving on a suspended license.