A Lebanon man is facing charges following an investigation by Lebanon Police. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle sitting in the middle of the road on Sunday. When officers arrived they found 45 year old Jeffrey Reid asleep with the vehicle running and the car in drive. Reid was given a field sobriety test and then was taken into custody after which he was able to get a hand free, and grabbed a syringe from his car seat, smashed it and threw it toward a nearby field. The syringe was recovered and tested positive as containing methamphetamine. Several more syringes were seized. Reid was charged with tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, with a hearing date set for July 17th in Laclede County Court.
A dispute over an EBT card and an antique knife has led to felony charges against a Laclede County woman. Laclede County Deputies responded to a residence on July 7th and met with the victim who said that Bethani Faye Smith had attacked them, biting the victim multiple times, and hitting him with a cooler. The victim had multiple bleeding scratches on his arms, face, neck and back. Smith is charged with domestic assault and property damage with a bond hearing set for Friday.