Friday, 19 July 2013 07:25

On Wednesday, July 17th, 29-year-old Ashley E Hayes of Smiths Grove was stopped on Combs Blvd after police noticed she had no brake lights.

Hayes informed police that her passenger Charles Cloyd also of Smiths Grove was vomiting blood. Hayes also said that her license was suspended and her vehicle had no insurance.

Hayes was allowed to continue to TJ Samson hospital, where Cloyd would seek treatment.

Once at the hospital, police noticed four minors in the vehicle: Two children, age 9 and 5 laying down in back cargo area and two girls age 8 and 3 buckled together in the back seat.

Two of the children were treated at the hospital for minor health issues, and all of the children were fed, cleaned, and had diapers changed if necessary.

Police also noticed Hayes pupils were dilated. Hayes admitted she had taken half of a Hydrocodone 10 mg 30 minutes earlier.

Police arrested Hayes in front of the hospital. Among the complaints against Hayes were: no brake lights, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, failure to wear seat belts and booster seat violation.

Cloyd was charged with 6 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a minor and has a court date of August 9.


Hayes’ blood and urine tests are still pending.


This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week- Today we are patting on the back the “Unseen First Responders”. Beverly Harbison and employees- Julie Greer, April Dunbar, Dennis Hatcher, Laura Lee Williams, Amy Houchin, Colleen Hamilton, Schelly Vance, Pan Lyons, Jim Spears, Lisa Shirley, Teresa Bull, Alison Burton, Matthew Vaughn, Bill Ekhardt, Bill Shoopman, Kathy Tyree, Joe Perry, Joann Eaton.

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