Manchester Man Arrested On Several Charges After a Saturday Traffic Stop

Photo of Nathan Keith Layne provided by the Coffee County Sheriff's Dept.

Photo of Nathan Keith Layne provided by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Dept.

Nathan Keith Layne of Manchester was arrested on multiple charges on Saturday.
According to a report by Deputy Steve Sharketti, the man was seen driving on Ramsey Road with a tire missing from the wheel and he was driving on the rim. After being stopped by the deputy the man was asked for identification which turned out to be a license that was suspended.
The subject advised he had a small dog inside the vehicle and asked if he could retrieve it. Sharketti stated he could. When the subject leaned into the vehicle, he directed his attention to the floor area of the rear of the cab. Sharketti advised Layne to get the dog and to not move items around in the vehicle. Sharketti asked the subject if he had any weapons, drugs or any illegal items on his person or in the vehicle and he stated no. The deputy requested consent to search the vehicle and the subject granted consent. During the consented search, allegedly three (3) plastic baggies containing 9 grams of a crystal like substance which field tested positive as methamphetamine were found along with three (3) electronic scales, one (1) Altoids tin with crystal like residue inside and twenty-one (21) plastic baggies (same baggy type as the ones used to contain the crystal substance) were located and Layne was placed into custody. After the search was completed, Sharketti found Layne in the seat of his patrol car and he told them that he was having a seizure. Coffee County EMS was called to the scene and the subject was transported to Unity Medical Center, while there he allegedly struck two nurses.
While at the hospital Sharketti checked Layne’s wallet and found a driver’s license and a check revealed that they were revoked. It was discovered that the license that he first showed them was his brother’s.
Layne is being held in the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $42,000 on charges of manufacture/delivery/sell of a controlled substance, two counts of assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal impersonation, fifth DUI and fifth driving on a revoked license. He is to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court on Sept. 14.