Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sheriff's Department Arrests Mother and Daughter
The Putnam County sheriff's office has charged a 38-year-old woman with evading arrest after she allegedly hid in the upstairs portion of a house on Buck Mountain Road in an attempt to avoid being taken into custody on a felony drug selling charge out of Overton County. Corporal Jamie Greenwood says Donnita Mishell Pearson of Rickman was arrested after he found her hiding in the attic of her grandmother's home. Pearson's daughter, 18-year-old Holley Read was also in the home at the time and allegedly told officers that she was alone and that her mother wasn't there. She repeated the story even after being warned that she could be charged for lying to authorities. After Pearson was taken into custody, Read was also arrested for making a false report.