Operating a meth lab in his home and assaulting a woman on her front porch has brought a local man one year behind bars.
The defendant, Alan Wayne Crouch, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of initiating the process to manufacture meth, domestic assault, vandalism, assault, and attempt to commit burglary. He was directed to serve one year of a six-year sentence and must attend anger management classes. He will have his sentence reduced if he completes 250 days of drug court. He must also pay a $2,000 drug fine.
Crouch’s sentence comes after four run-ins with the law, including the raid of his home where lawmen found a meth lab.
In addition to the meth lab and assault of a woman, Crouch was also sentenced for assaulting a woman on her front porch before vandalizing her vehicle while she watched. Specifically, arrest warrants maintain Crouch and a friend showed up at the victim’s house and were trying to break into her car. When she told them to leave, she said Crouch came at her.
“He charged up onto the porch and was yelling and screaming and threatening bodily harm and then picked up a rocking chair and threw it off the porch,” the victim recalled of the incident, noting he then went to the car and slashed her tires.
It was revealed there was a dispute over her paying for the car after she purchased it from Crouch’s wife. She said she had warned him to stay off her property.