Three people were arrested Feb. 11 after a Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shadowbrook Trace and found suspected drug use and underage consumption of alcohol.
According to a NCSO report, Deputy Andrew Archie arrived at the residence shortly before 11:20 p.m. and saw several vehicles and several juveniles. As he approached the house, the juveniles reportedly scattered, yelling “police” while ignoring the deputy’s command to stop. The report also stated that the deputy observed beer cans and noticed the smell of burnt marijuana coming from the house.
Once inside the residence, deputies reportedly encountered two males, Khristian Sears, 18, and Kaleb Sears, 18 who reportedly live at the home. According to the report, while deputies were speaking with the males, a woman, identified as Sheri Sears, 49, came in and asked why the police were there. When the deputies told her what was going on, Sears reportedly said that she did not allow underage drinking in her home.
According to the report, Sears had previously been issued a warning. She was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and maintain a disorderly house according to the NCSO jail log. Kaleb Sears and Khristian Sears were also arrested and charged with furnishing, purchasing and possession of alcoholic beverages by person under the legal age according to the jail log.