Tip leads to three arrests

  A tip from a caller last week led to the arrest of three suspects.   On Tuesday, April 24th, at 12:06 p.m., the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 7000 block of North State Road 56. The caller advised that the vehicle was occupied and sitting in the driveway of their residence. The caller stated that the male driver of the vehicle appeared to be unconscious and that there were two other passengers in the vehicle — a male and female.

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  A tip from a caller last week led to the arrest of three suspects.

  On Tuesday, April 24th, at 12:06 p.m., the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 7000 block of North State Road 56. The caller advised that the vehicle was occupied and sitting in the driveway of their residence. The caller stated that the male driver of the vehicle appeared to be unconscious and that there were two other passengers in the vehicle — a male and female.

  Deputies Chad Terpening and John Mills along with Detective Chris Curry responded to the scene. Upon arrival they made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Dakota Sutton age 25 of Johnson City, Tennessee. The other passengers in the vehicle were identified as: Rachael Jester age 28 of Vevay and Thomas Sutton age 55, also of Johnson City, Tennessee.

  During the investigation, all three subjects were arrested and transported to the Switzerland County Jail; and the vehicle was impounded.

  Charges filed included:

  • Thomas Sutton was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony. He is currently incarcerated on a $3,000 cash bond.

  • Dakota Sutton was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony, and is being held on a $3,000 cash bond.

  • Rachael Jester was charged with visiting a common nuisance, a Class A misdemeanor, and was given a $2500 cash bond.

  All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Nathan Hughes