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More charges expected in case involving adults, juveniles

Friday, August 20, 2010

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Zachariah Jones
Officials expect more allegations to be filed in the matter of the arrest of two adults and detainment of two juveniles Thursday morning on drug-related charges.

According to a press release by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to a complaint of suspicious activity by at least four individuals and a small child in room 10 of Villa Motel sometime before 5:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, deputies were initially unable to get anyone inside the room to answer the door so the welfare of the unidentified child could be checked. However, they were able to look inside the window of the room.

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Chelsea Gallagher
An adult female could be seen lying on the bed, apparently unresponsive to repeated knocking that woke neighbors. On a nearby nightstand, officials could see what appeared to be marijuana, remnants of burnt marijuana cigarettes, various devices commonly used to smoke marijuana as well as a half empty bottle of Captain Morgan.

Near the door, deputies noticed an infant child was sleeping in a car seat carrier.

After repeated attempts to wake the female, she finally answered the door. When it opened, deputies reported the "overwhelming odor of burnt marijuana enveloped" them at the door.

While speaking with the female, three suspects, who were reported present in the room earlier, returned to the motel.

Zachariah Jones, 20, Brazil, and Chelsea Gallagher, 18, Greencastle, were taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center.

Jones was preliminarily charged with maintaining a common nuisance, while Gallagher was preliminarily charged with visiting a common nuisance, bringing a child to a common nuisance and neglect of a dependant.

The two unidentified 17-year-old juveniles were detained on allegations of delinquency involving visiting/maintaining a common nuisance.

The 1-month-old child was released to the custody of a family member and Child Protective Services to be medically evaluated.

Officials confirmed the case files in this matter have been turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for further review. No further information is available due to the ongoing investigation.


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Now that is awful poor innocent baby :(

-- Posted by lilmomma on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 10:40 PM

It's too bad Zachariah Jones got there after the fact and was charged with a petty crime. That guy is T-R-O-U-B-L-E. The sooner he's gone from this town, the better. When he gets out of this, there'll be another, more serious charge. I hope no one innocent gets hurt during the next one.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 10:21 AM

Where is Brazilabilly (or whatever it is) for condemning these posters for not having anything good to say?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 11:04 AM

What is there good to say??????

-- Posted by happysix on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 11:41 AM

Just the fact they they are are young is a good sign that intervention is still possible. Of course the best intervention is family.

-- Posted by Nosredna Retep on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 1:20 PM

there is no help for zach he does not care if you are 5 years old or 75 years old if he wants what you have he will do what ever to get it

-- Posted by hey its me 2007 on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 3:16 PM

Nosrenda Retep- You are correct,which rehabilitation (not intervention) is possible, or in some cases habilitate. The problem is that you cannot rehabilitate someone that doesn't want it. Hopefully these kids can straighten their lives out and perhaps do something productive.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 6:31 AM

There is no rehabilitation that will ever do zach any good. He has been in and out of juvie all his life.. He has caused TOO MANY problems with several people. Including his own family!!! They need to keep him locked up for good!!!

-- Posted by rockon73 on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 11:29 PM

That poor little baby. Great mother!( I assume she is the mother)

If this Jones guys has been in trouble all of his life, I wonder why he hasn't been locked up for being a habitual offender? Great justice system strikes again I guess.

-- Posted by th1953 on Mon, Aug 23, 2010, at 4:37 PM

every body who gets on here and talks

all this CRAP needs a life. none of yu even

know him OR WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!

but everything will work out on his court date.

he wont be locked up for long....

-- Posted by hates.dumb.bitches on Mon, Sep 20, 2010, at 6:14 AM


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