Darren Doyle, story:
A Chalybeate man faces a host of felony charges after a warrant service led to additional meth charges, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were sent to 109 Sunflower Lane in Chalybeate on Thursday, January 8, 2021 to serve multiple arrest warrants on George Kelly Tarter, age 60. The warrants were results of previous incidents from Tarter, dating back to 2003 when he was arrested and convicted for manufacturing meth, according to Sheriff Shane Doyle. Sheriff Doyle also said that Tarter received parole for that charge several years ago but violated the parole in October of 2020 when he was arrested for Possession of Meth by the Smiths Grove Police Department.
Tarter failed to appear in court for the possession and parole violation charges, so warrants were issued for his arrest that included: Methamphetamine Manufacturing and for Failure to Appear on Methamphetamine Possession.
According to a press release, when deputies arrived to serve the arrest warrants, they located Tarter in the home and reportedly saw suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in plain view. Tarter was arrested on both warrants and faces new charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
He was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.