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Self-proclaimed “messenger of God,” covered in mud, arrested on Bethesda Road for public intox

Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Byler was dispatched to Bethesda Road in reference to an intoxicated man.

According to his incident report, Byler found a male subject standing in the front yard of a residence in the 800 block of the road. Byler saw that he was completely covered in mud and was not wearing shoes.

The deputy asked the man, identified as Timothy Hall, 32, why he was so muddy. Byler said Hall replied that he was a messenger of God and was speaking to people about drug addiction.

Byler noted he could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from Hall and then asked Hall if he had been drinking. A couple of beers, was Hall’s reply to the deputy, according to the report.

Hall was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Independence County Detention Facility, where he was booked for public intoxication, a misdemeanor.

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