Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY – An alleged domestic dispute has landed both parties in jail after officers arrived at the scene to find one part of the dispute intoxicated and marijuana in the purse of the other party.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Delaware County Sheriff’s Captain Ron Teel was called to a domestic in progress to 59646 E 251 Road, Grove.

Teel arrived at the residence to find Tammy Ladawn Davidson, 32, of Jay, at the home with her young daughter. The officer said in his affidavit that Edward Ray Davidson Jr., 33, also of Jay drove up to the residence while he was there and stepped out of the driver’s side demanding to know what was going on.

In his affidavit, Teel said both parties had blood around their mouths and Edward Davidson was unsteady on his feet and he detected an odor of alcohol in is presence.

Teel asked Edward what had happened and he responded he didn’t know.

When Tammy was asked the same question, she gave the same response to the officer.

A background check of Edward produced a revoked driver’s license and he was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after open cans of beer were found in his vehicle.

A search of the purse belonging to Tammy produced rolling papers, a bottle of whiskey and a substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.

A background check on Tammy revealed she is on probation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Delaware County.

The two were arrested and transported to the Delaware County Jail.

Edward has posted a bond of $1,496 and has been released.

Tammy remains incarcerated on a $3,250 bond.

Tammy could face charges of child abuse, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Edward could face charges of driving under the influence, driving under suspension and transporting an open container.

The child was taken into the Department of Human Services care and was subsequently released to a family member.