Corporal Richard Williams and Deputy D.J.Teirnan were dispatched Tuesday night to the J Bar J area in response to a domestic dispute between Bryant Rawlings and his family. There have apparently been ongoing issues and Rawlings, age 24 of 365 J Bar J, Melbourne was previously directed by family and by deputies not to return to the residence but he disregard the directive Tuesday night. Rawlings was removed from the property facing misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, and public intoxications. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that whileRawlings was being handcuffed, he became belligerent, calling deputies names and after being placed in the patrol vehicle he kicked out the rear window of the car, broke the passenger side window and frame damaging the patrol vehicle to the tune of $1,800. Lawrence said Rawlings went “ wild”. Rawlings was charged with criminal mischief in the first degree, a class “d” felony. Rawlings remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $2,000 cash bond as set by District Judge David E. Miller.
News Release, For Immediate Release, February 9, 2016, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203
Note: Picture of Rawlings provided