Dresden man facing child abuse, meth charges

Dresden man facing child abuse, meth charges
Dresden man facing child abuse, meth charges | Terry Billingsby, Weakley County Sheriff's Department, Child Abuse and Neglect

Terry Billingsby

Weakley County sheriff’s deputies have charged a Dresden man with meth-related charges as well as aggravated child abuse and neglect which stemmed from an alleged incident Friday night. According to a press release issued by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, deputy Scottie Hodges attempted to serve a failure to appear warrant against Terry Joe Billingsby, 26, at his residence on Linden Street in Dresden Friday evening.
When Hodges pulled into the driveway of Billingsby’s home, he allegedly observed Billingsby run into a carport with a bottle in his hand, according to the release.
Before Billingsby was arrested, he allegedly gave the bottle to one of his small children and told the child to hide it.
After he was taken into custody, items used to manufacture methamphetamines were dicovered in Billingsby’s carport, according to the release.
The bottle Billingsby allegedly told one of his children to hide was an apparent “shake and bake” meth operation. Methamphetamine was also allegedly found at the scene.
Billingsby was taken into custody and charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Billinsgby was denied bond during a court appearance Monday afternoon in the courtoom of the Weakley County Detention Center. He is a convicted felon resulting from prior convictions, including habitual traffic offenses and DUI 4th. He is set to appear in Weakley County General Sessions Court Wednesday afternoon.

WCP 11.22.11

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