Adams County arrests


July 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department reports two people were arrested on separate charges, Saturday night. At around 9:20-p.m., 42-year old Lyle Kenneth Houtchens, of Malvern, was taken into custody on charges of Public Intoxication and Driving While Intoxicated.

Officials say Houtchens was allegedly driving a Ford truck, which went into a ditch. He walked to a nearby residence, where the occupants called the Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the man hiding in a ditch. After a witness claimed Houtchins was the driver of the vehicle, he was placed under arrest.

The second arrest occurred about one-half hour later. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year old Jermey Bertochi, of Lenox, was arrested on an Adams County warrant for Probation Violation.

Both men were being held in the Adams County Jail.