Three people hanging out at the Cascades Motel in a car displaying invalid license plates were arrested Saturday on drug charges.
Daniel Garcia, 28, of a East 35th Street address in Chattanooga, Brandon Lee Boston, 33, of Dunlap, Tenn. and Sherry Maxwell, 30, of Pikeville were all charged with drug offenses.
According to an affidavit of complaint, an officer spotted a Nissan Altima with a Tennessee tag at the Cascades Motel at 3657 Ringgold Road at 9:25 p.m. Saturday evening. When the officer ran the tag on the vehicle, it came back to a Honda. The officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle who said he didn’t have a drivers license and gave a false name. The driver was later identified as Garcia.
The other people in the vehicle were asked to exit the vehicle, the report states. A man in the front seat of the car was asleep and had to be awakened, the report states. When the man, later identified as Boston, stepped out of the car marijuana fell from his lap.
When police searched the vehicle they discovered a black bag containing an RGM .22-cal. revolver and a syringe containing a clear substance in the trunk of the car. The report states that Garcia told police the bag was his.
A further search of the car yielded five grams of methamphetamine in the trunk, and 27.9 grams of pot and three Xanax pills in a bag under the driver’s seat. A glass bong was found in the console and a digital scale and 18 Xanax pills were were found on Boston’s person.
The report states that due to the fact that all of the vehicle’s occupants denied ownership of the marijuana and methamphetamine they were charged as follows:
Garcia – Possession of Schedule VI for Resale, Possession of Schedule II, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony, Transportation of Methamphetamine, Criminal Impersonation and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Maxwell – Possession of Schedule VI for Resale, Possession Schedule IV, Possession of Schedule II and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Boston – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule VI for Resale, Possession of Schedule II and Possession of Schedule IV.
_ 3501 Land St.: Police were dispatched to the address, Sunday, on a delayed assault call. According to an affidavit of complaint, a woman called 911 and told dispatchers that here boyfriend tried to kill her and she believed her jaw was broken. The victim told dispatchers she had to wait about 25 minutes for her boyfriend to calm down before she called for help.
The report states that when police arrived they spoke with the victim who said her boyfriend, Gage Hahn, had beat her up. She said that the two were out drinking but Hahn got upset when she refused to have sex with him in the car, asking him to wait until they got home. Once at the house, Hahn continued to be upset and yelled at her before pushing her. The victim told police that Hahn grabbed her neck and choked her before punching her multiple times with his closed fist. The victim told police that all she could do was ball up in a fetal position until Hahn stopped assaulting her.
The report states that the victim had bruising around her neck that appeared to be old. She had knots on the right side of her face and under her right jaw line as well as on her arms. Hahn told police that the two got into a shoving match but denied throwing any punches.
Hahn, 25, of Land Street, was arrested and taken to the Hamilton County Jail where he was charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault.