A 43 year old man was sentenced in criminal court last Monday, April 10 on an aggravated burglary charge.
43 year old John Allen Judkins, Jr. (AKA J.J. Judkins) of Cecil Hale Road, Smithville entered a plea to the offense and was sentenced to six years, to serve one year in the county jail before being released on supervised probation. He was given jail credit from April 29, 2016 to April 10, 2017. He must make restitution of $700 to the victim.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Sunday, April 24, 2016 Judkins allegedly broke into a home on Nashville Highway and stole a Craftsman saw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, pole saw, chainsaw, charger, Stihl weedeater, drill bits, and saw blades all valued at approximately $1,270. The stolen items were recovered. The case was investigated by a sheriff’s department detective.
Meanwhile 23 year old Jacob James Damon of McMinnville entered a plea to theft over $1,000 and evading arrest. He received a four year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other to serve 90 days and then be on probation. He was given jail credit from August 4, 2016 to April 10, 2017. Damon must also make restitution of $430 to a victim in the case.
Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Damon allegedly broke into and stole a 1991 Nissan pickup truck valued at $1,000. In the back of the truck were various items valued at $935 which were also stolen. The following day, Thursday, August 4, 2016 Smithville Police responded to a complaint of a reckless driver on Cookeville Highway coming into the city limits. Officers spotted the vehicle near Northside Elementary School and observed it go through the red light at Highways 70 & 56 at a high rate of speed. Police activated their blue lights but the driver (Damon) refused to stop and continued into Warren County through a residential area. The driver (Damon) then turned onto a driveway and drove through the back yard and field where the vehicle went out of control and spun around before going into the yard of another residence. Due to a safety threat, police determined that the driver (Damon) needed to be stopped. They implemented the controlled pit maneuver and got the vehicle stopped. The driver (Damon) exited and continued to evade on foot. Officers gave chase and apprehended Damon.
A convicted felon, armed with a loaded weapon, who got into a scuffle with police in the parking lot of Walmart on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 was sentenced Monday, April 10 in criminal court.
37 year old Aubrey Glenn Rigsby entered a plea to unlawful possession of a weapon and received a four year TDOC sentence to serve. The term is to run concurrent with any other cases or sentences against him. He must forfeit his weapons. He was given jail credit from December 7, 2016 to April 10, 2017.
Smithville Police responded to Wal-Mart in reference to a person armed with a gun. Upon arrival officers confronted the suspect, Rigsby and ordered him to put his hands in the air and step out of his car. As Rigsby got out of his vehicle, one of the officers noticed that he appeared to be reaching for his waistline and warned the assisting officer who began to wrestle with Rigsby and saw that he was gripping a gun while it was still holstered in the front of his pants. As Rigsby was unable to draw the weapon, he stopped resisting and raised his hands in the air. The officer then removed the loaded handgun from Rigsby. A certified criminal history check revealed that Rigsby is a convicted felon.