A Carthage man has been arrested for allegedly entering a home on Snow Hill Road and assaulting the owner of the residence.
33 year old Ian Joseph Prince of River Wood Circle, Carthage is charged with aggravated criminal trespassing and assault. His bond is $3,000 and his court date is October 27. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Saturday, October 8 a detective was dispatched to a residence on Snow Hill Road in regard to a possible domestic. Upon arrival, the detective spoke with Prince who was standing outside the home. Prince allegedly admitted to having kicked in the back door and then tried to remove an air conditioner from a window to gain entry into the residence. The back door was found on the ground. Once inside, Prince allegedly initiated a physical altercation with the homeowner.
39 year old Amy Jeanette Lawson of Haley Road, Smithville is charged with failure to appear, theft of property under $500, and fraudulent use of a credit card. Her bond is $6,000 and her court date on two of the charges is October 27. She will make a court appearance on the failure to appear warrant on November 8. Sheriff Ray said that on August 27 Lawson allegedly stole a wallet containing several items including a driver license, social security card, a Regions bank debit card, a Discover credit card, Buckle credit card, Victoria Secret credit card, and $100 cash. Lawson also allegedly used the Regions Bank debit card for $25.02 at the Liberty Stop N Buy.
Miriam Juanice Ellis of East Main Street, Murfreesboro is charged with driving under the influence. She was also cited for violation of implied consent and violation of the open container law. Her bond is $1,500 and her court date is October 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, October 6 a deputy responded to the area of Old Snow Hill Road in reference to a vehicle which had been on private property but had left. The officer spotted the vehicle setting partly in the roadway on Old Snow Hill Road. The driver, Ellis, had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. Her eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred. Ellis submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. She initially agreed but then refused to submit to a blood test.
56 year old Laddie Bill Jerrells of Long Street, Smithville is charged with failure to appear. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is October 27. Sheriff Ray said that Jerrells was served with a criminal summons for assault on September 25 and had ten days to be booked into the jail but he failed to report within that time frame. The warrant for failure to appear was issued on October 6.