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Avery Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered evidence of a methamphetamine lab in the home of
Joshua Childers, who insisted that deputies search his home on Wednesday, April 16.



Originally published: 2012-05-07 12:30:26
Last modified: 2012-05-07 12:34:08

Arrest Report 5.3.12

The following information is provided courtesy of Avery County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jonathan Cody Alexander, 23, arrested April 24 for assault with a deadly weapon.

Richie Allen Hughes, 39, arrested April 24 for larceny of motor vehicle parts.

Jennifer Marie Webb, 25, arrested April 24 for failure to appear on misdemeanor.

Simon Joseph Clawson, 37, arrested April 25 for extradition/fugitive to other state.

Nichols Lakota Noline, 21, arrested April 25 for alcohol on school property, intoxicated and disruptive.

Lindsey Dale Jowers, 19, arrested April 25 for intoxicated and disruptive, possession of drug paraphernalia, consumption of alcohol by 19- or 20-year-old. 

Chester Alton English, 63, arrested April 26 for intoxicated and disruptive.

Samantha Rachelle Pittman, 29, arrested April 26 for driving while license revoked.

James Ethan Cavenaugh, 21, arrested April 27 for driving while impaired, expired registration card/tag.

Jonathan Pinter, 22, arrested April 27 for communicating threats, injury to personal property.

Ricky Lee Adams, 30, arrested April 29 for resisting a public officer.

John Thomas Dillashaw, 63, arrested April 29 for driving while impaired, driving while license revoked.

Denise Lynn Townsend, 48, arrested April 29 for simple assault. 


From Avery County Sheriff’s Office

Meth lab discovered
On Wednesday, April 16, deputies with Avery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from 140 Hagie Hollow Road in Elk Park. The deputies met with Joshua Childers, 31. Childers appeared to be intoxicated and insisted on deputies searching his home for intruders. On entering the home, deputies found evidence of a meth lab. State Bureau of Investigation was called to assist with the lab cleanup and Childers has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

On April 22 deputies with Avery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24-year-old Robert Collare of Broad Top, Penn. Collare met a 16 year-old female from Avery County online several months ago.  He traveled to Avery County and attempted to drive the juvenile back to Pennsylvania on April 22.   Investigators the Avery County Sheriff’s Office drew the abduction charges and he was arrested and the juvenile returned to her parents.


Weapons on school grounds

On Monday, April 30, a male student at Avery County High School was charged with bringing weapons on school property. The weapons involved were two hunting knives and two pocket knives.  


Motorcycle Safety

The North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program is sponsoring “Motorcycle Safety Week Campaign” from Monday, April 30, through Sunday, May 6. Avery County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies will participate in the campaign.