The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department arrested a Wisconsin man last week on a fugitive from justice charge.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 41 year old Richard John Ceska of First Street Apartments, Waterford Wisconsin was arrested on Monday, October 26th for being a fugitive from justice. Ceska was wanted for substantial battery, domestic abuse, and disorderly conduct out of Wisconsin. Ceska is being housed without bond. He appeared in General Sessions Court Thursday where he signed his waiver of extradition back to Wisconsin.
48 year old Kenneth Clayton Odom of Hamilton Drive, Murfreesboro was arrested Wednesday, October 28th for possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies stopped to assist a stranded motorist where Odom was present. The officers found a hypodermic needle in the back pocket of Odom's jeans. Bond for Odom was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on November 19th.
On Friday, October 30th deputies spotted 25 year old Andrew Dillon of Hurricane Ridge Road, Smithville running a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 70 East and Smith Road. After stopping Dillon, the officer checked Dillon's driver's license and discovered it was suspended for a failure to satisfy a citation in Putnam County. Dillon was charged with driving on a suspended license and his bond was set $1,000. His court date was set for November 4th.
36 year old Matthew D. Stevenson of Old Road Lebanon was stopped for a traffic violation at the intersection of Highway 70 West and Toad Road on Sunday, November 1st. Deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on Stevenson's person. He submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. A check of Stevenson's license revealed that they were suspended. Officers also found a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic gun between the front seats of Stevenson's car. Stevenson was charged with a third offense of driving under the influence, an eighth offense of driving on a revoked driver's license, and possession of a loaded handgun while intoxicated. Bond for Stevenson was set at $17,500 and he will appear in court on November 19th.
Meanwhile, Smithville Police have charged Wayne Vanderpool, a Third District Constable, with disorderly conduct. According to Chief Richard Jennings, Officer Travis Bryant responded to a two vehicle traffic accident on Highway 70 on Saturday, October 31st involving Brenda Vanderpool and Jamie Lynn Gandzer.
During the investigation of the accident, Officer Bryant secured a handgun from the Vanderpool vehicle in order to check the serial number.
Chief Jennings says according to Officer Bryant, Wayne Vanderpool walked up and demanded that the officer give back the weapon.
Officer Bryant reportedly instructed Vanderpool to get out of the lane of traffic or he would risk being arrested. Police allege that Vanderpool replied, "go ahead and take me to jail."
Chief Jennings says Officer Bryant refused to return the weapon because he feared for his own personal safety. Vanderpool was not arrested at the scene but police later obtained a warrant charging him with disorderly conduct. His bond is $1,000.
Police are remaining silent about some details of the incident pending further investigation.