Four people have been served with sealed indictments returned by the DeKalb County Grand Jury last Monday, April 6. They were arraigned Monday, April 13 in Criminal Court.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said the persons named in those indictments and their charges are as follows:
27 year old Molly Sue Lawrence of Highland Street, Smithville: theft under $500 and six counts of forgery; and four counts of forgery. Her bond totals $25,000.
53 year old Max Arnold Teeples of Vickers Ridge Road, Baxter: manufacturing marijuana. His bond is $20,000.
29 year old Melinda Beth Murphy of Short Mountain Highway, Smithville: theft under $500 and six counts of forgery. Her bond is $15,000.
33 year old Garth Layne Cantrell of Pine Grove Road Smithville: theft under $500. His bond is $5,000.
Seven other people named in sealed indictments by the grand jury last week have not yet been served.
Meanwhile, 45 year old Kathy Jo Massengail of Keltonburg Road, Smithville is charged with a third offense of driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. She was further issued a citation for violation of the financial responsibility law and immediate notice of an accident (not reporting a wreck). Her bond totals $6,000 and she will be in court June 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, April 7 Massengail, operating a motor vehicle, was involved in a crash. Massengail then left the scene of the accident but was later located on Jefferson Road. The arresting officer spoke with Massengail who had a strong odor of alcohol on her person and her eyes were bloodshot. Massengail admitted that she had been drinking at the time of the wreck. She performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. She also submitted to a blood test. A computer check confirmed that her driver's license were revoked due to prior DUI offenses.
47 year old Joel Acuna, Sr. of Old West Point Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court April 16. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, April 7 Acuna attacked his wife due to her not wanting to talk about their marriage. As she tried to get away from him, Acuna grabbed the victim by the head, pulling her hair and arms. The woman bit Acuna's right index finger trying to break free of him. Acuna was placed under arrest.
46 year old William (Billy) Stephen Zaderiko is charged with filing a false report. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court April 23. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, April 8 Zaderiko knowingly lied to law enforcement officers concerning facts surrounding a theft investigation about a Hustler zero turn lawn mower. When asked where he had purchased the lawnmower, Zaderiko said he bought it at an auction in Cookeville. After being questioned further, Zaderiko admitted getting the mower from a relative but did not want to get him in trouble. The case was investigated by a sheriff's department detective. The lawn mower has been recovered.
40 year old Cecil McKinley Ketchum of Dedmon Hollow Road, Liberty is charged with violation of bond conditions. His bond is $5,000. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, April 11 Ketchum intentionally and knowingly violated an order of bond conditions by being inside the same residence as the person who had those bond conditions brought against him. Ketchum said he knew he was not supposed to be around this person. The bond conditions were filed on March 28, 2014.
31 year old David Lee Bean of Peeled Chestnut Lane, Sparta is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence. He was further issued citations for violation of the financial responsibility law and failure to maintain his lane of travel. Bean's bond is $3,000 and he will be in court May 14. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, April 12 a deputy received a call about a wreck on Highway 70 east at Sligo bridge. The officer observed a 1999 Saturn in a ditch and spoke to the driver, Bean who said he had been on his way to get his wife. Bean's speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. Bean performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He also submitted to a blood alcohol test. Bean was placed under arrest.