Wednesday afternoon, Covington County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a residence located at the intersection of Brooklyn Road and Walters Road to a trespassing complaint. Upon their arrival, the complainant reported to Deputy Paul Adams that when he arrived home, he found two individuals sitting in the yard. Deputy Adams identified the two men as Stephen Ainsworth and Ronnie Watts. During the course of the investigation, Deputy Adams located a plastic container containing an off white powder substance in the vehicle driven by Ainsworth and Watts. Deputy Adams then contacted Drug Task Force Agents to respond to the scene. DTF Agents field tested the substance and it tested positive for methamphetamine. Ainsworth admitted that the substance was methamphetamine and belonged to him. DTF agents also located a medical syringe and a spoon with burn marks, both items are commonly used to ingest narcotics.
Drug Task Force Assistant Commander Paul Hudson commended both the victim and Deputy Adams for the way they handled the situation. "With all of the violent crimes being committed in our area of late, people are on edge. When the victim came home and saw these two people in his yard , he called law enforcement and allowed us to handle it. Although I don't believe either of these men were there to cause harm to anyone, you never know what can happen if you try to take matter into your own hands. Deputy Adams responded quickly and acted appropriately. I commend him on the job he did in dealing with the two suspects.
Stephen Anthony Ainsworth, 28, was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Trespass 3rd, and Attempted Theft of Property 3rd. His total bond was set at $19,000.
Ronnie Glyn Watts was charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd and Attempted Theft 3rd and his total bond was set at $6,000.