Hawkins deputies seize meth, handgun while serving FTA warrant

Jeff Bobo • Feb 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County couple are facing meth trafficking and felony gun charges as a result of a search that occurred while an FTA (failure to appear) warrant was being executed Tuesday night near Rogersville.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the home of Brian David Hall, 34, 124 Austin Mill Road, Rogersville, because Hall failed to appear in Sessions Court on Feb. 7.

That court appearance stemmed from Hall’s arrest last month on charges including leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

When deputies arrived, they were met by Mandy Jane Davis, 31, 124 Reynolds Hills Road, Rogersville, who initially stated that Hall wasn’t home.

Davis later admitted that Hall was in a camper on the property, and Sgt. Jeremy Nash reportedly located Hall in the camper exiting the bathroom.

Hall, a convicted felon, had a black leather handgun holster on his belt, and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol was located in the camper within reach of where he was arrested.

Upon searching the bathroom, Nash allegedly found 5.4 grams of meth.

Hall, who is unemployed, was also found in possession of $201 in cash.

Hall has a previous felony drug conviction. Davis also has multiple felony convictions and is prohibited from being near or living in a residence where firearms are kept. She allegedly told deputies she had lived there a month and had previously seen the gun.

Both were charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Hall was additionally charged with maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold and FTA.

Davis was additionally charged with filing a false report.

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