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Two face trespassing, intoxication charges in junkyard incident

May 2nd, 2014 1:32 am by Jeff Bobo

Two face trespassing, intoxication charges in junkyard incident

CHARLES DOUGLAS BAILEY

MOORESBURG — A man and woman were arrested on charges including criminal trespassing and public intoxication Wednesday afternoon after police responded to a Mooresburg junkyard on a complaint of two people trying to steal items.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, HCSO Deputy Jeremy Nash was dispatched to Lumpkins Junkyard, 1804 Slate Hill Road, Mooresburg.

Upon his arrival, Nash reportedly met Charles Douglas Bailey, 29, 703 W. Louise Ave., Morristown, who Nash said was acting "very strange and uneasy" in the passenger seat of a 2000 Mercury two-door sedan.

"I asked Charles to step out of the vehicle and asked if he had anything on him," Nash stated in his report. "Charles stated that he had a syringe in his right pocket."

Upon searching the vehicle, Nash also allegedly found a spoon with white residue under the passenger's seat where Bailey had been sitting.

Nash also spoke to Bailey's companion, Rachel Lorene Hatfield, 36, 1237 State Hill Road, Mooresburg, who stated she was trying to get onto the property to speak to the owner, Carl Lumpkins.

Lumpkins told Nash he was not there when they arrived. They didn't leave when he asked them to so Lumpkins called Hawkins County Central Dispatch.

Hatfield and Bailey were both reported by Nash to be unsteady on their feet and lethargic. Hatfield performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and Bailey was placed under arrest after completing only one test based on the results.

Both were charged with criminal trespassing and public intoxication.

Hatfield is also facing a parole violation charge.

Bailey was additionally charged with driving on a revoked license, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both remained held in the Hawkins County Jail Wednesday with an arraignment date still to be set.

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