Joe Hunter Repass

Joe Hunter Repass

A Bland County man who told a deputy that he went to a Ceres residence on Sunday to spell out a woman’s name with sticks was charged with trespassing and felony drug possession, police said.

Joe Hunter Repass, 31, of Ceres was also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia after Sgt. Jason Ramsey responded to a possible burglary on Nebo Road.

In his criminal complaint, Ramsey said Repass told him that he was at a residence without permission and had gone there to put some sticks in the yard spelling out a woman’s name.

After getting consent to search Repass’ Dodge pickup truck, Ramsey said he found a needle in the center glove box along with a plastic bag containing a white substance.

“Straws and other clear bags were found with crystal residue,” Ramsey wrote. “Mr. Repass advised ‘he had used meth’ in the last week.”

Self employed as a farmer, Repass will be arraigned today in Bland County General District Court. He’s on probation following a March 4 domestic assault conviction in Bland County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

He’s being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail on a $3,000 bond.

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