The following information is courtesy of Avery County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Tera Wallace Bechard, 47, of 80 Beckman Lane in Newland, was charged on July 8 with second degree trespass.

Jennifer Suzanne Sampson, 40, of 9 Poplar Drive in Spruce Pine, was charged on July 8 with failure to appear for speeding.

Alan Douglas Fruehan, 72, of 3042 Ambleside Drive in Fort Mill, S.C., was charged on July 9 with assault on a public transit operator and disorderly conduct.

Judith Lynn Dillashaw, 28, of 1180 Hickory Nut Gap Road in Banner Elk, was charged on July 10 with order for arrest for PV I felony probation violation.

Melissa Beth Mead, 38, of 110 Trim Branch Road in Newland, was charged on July 10 with two counts of probation violation.

Aleesha Adair Slomkoski, 28, of 761 Turbyfill Road in Newland, was charged on July 10 with failure to pay.

Michael Allen Snipes, 38, of 241 Walter Garland Road in Banner Elk, was charged on July 12 with T driving while impaired.

Alex Cuadra Romos, 39, of 2417 Dora Dr. in Charlotte, was charged on July 13 with order for arrest for failure to appear for RO T driving while impaired.

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