A man from Cleveland, Tennessee was deemed under the influence at the Laurel District courtroom close to noon on Friday. Now he faces criminal charges.

Michael Edward Augst, 48, was arrested by bailiffs Daniel Reed and Tony Anders. He was charged with public intoxication -- controlled substances and remains incarcerated in the Laurel County Correctional Center. His court date is slated for Monday, April 15 (today) at 11 a.m. with a pending cash bond of $500.

Billy Joe Rogers, 57, of London, was arrested Friday night off Tuttle Road by Deputy Gary Mehler along with Sgt. Greg Poynter and Deputy Hunter Disney.

After deputies were dispatched to a disturbance complaint in the area, Rogers was located hiding at the edge of the woods. It was determined through investigation that this individual was under the influence.

Rogers was charged with public intoxication--controlled substances and was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. He was released Saturday morning with a court date slated for May 6 at 11 a.m.

Carl Riley Jervis, 71, of London, was arrested Friday night off Jervis Road by Deputy Gary Mehler along with Deputy Charlie Johnson.

Complains of an intoxicated male subject attempting to get into a residence in the area led officers to the scene. Upon arrival, law enforcement located Jervis outside a resident's porch. That resident told officers she was home alone with her two small children and that Jervis had been asked several times to leave, but wouldn't.

Jervis reportedly struggled before being taken into custody. In addition, he was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Jervis was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place; criminal trespassing - third-degree; resisting arrest. In addition, the subject was charged on a Laurel Circuit Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of theft by deception and falsely advertising as a licensed HVAC contractor.

Jervis was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. His court date is listed for April 15 (today) at 11 a.m. He faces two pending cash bonds, one for $5,000 and another for $500.

dcombs@sentinel-echo.com

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