In his weekly report on crime news, Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that 34 year old Steve A. Stanley of Old Mill Hill Road, Dowelltown is charged with theft of property over $500 and two counts of forgery. His bond totals $8,500 and he will be in court March 29. Stanley was arrested on Monday, March 12.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, March 9 Stanley allegedly took a laptop computer, Fenton glassware, and two white and green baskets from the residence of a family member on Old Mill Hill Road. The total value of these items comes to $900.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, March 7 Stanley allegedly passed a forged check on a family member at Citgo on Highway 70 east. The amount of the check was $100. The family member did not sign the check nor authorized anyone to sign it.
The next day, Thursday, March 8, Stanley allegedly passed a forged check in the amount of $75.00. The check was forged on a family member. Stanley cashed the check at Region's Bank in Smithville. The family member did not sign the check nor authorize anyone to sign it.
The case against Stanley was investigated by criminal detectives of the sheriff's department.
50 year old Janet Marie Lewis of Crestlawn Avenue, Smithville is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a schedule IV drug for resale. Her bond totals $7,000 and she will be in court March 29. Sheriff Ray reports that on Monday, March 12 drug detectives went to Lewis' home to investigate possible drug traffic. After mirandizing her, detectives inquired about Lewis' prescription medication and received consent to search. Found in an end table drawer in the living room were an unlabeled pill bottle containing three diazepam pills (10 milligrams), an unlabeled bottle with eight diazepam pills (2 milligrams), an unlabeled bottle with five Klonopin (5 milligram tablets) and $109 cash scattered throughout the drawer. Lewis told detectives that she did not have a prescription for the diazepam. The money was seized as suspected profits from illegal drug sales.
29 year old Cassandra Nicole Estes Robinson of Foster Road is charged with public intoxication and she was issued citations for possession of a schedule IV (Klonopin) and VI (marijuana) controlled substance. Robinson is under a $1,000 bond and she will be in court on April 5. Sheriff Ray reports that on Wednesday March 14 during court, a deputy noticed Robinson, in the courtroom, trying to send a text message on her cell phone, dropping the phone, and nodding off. After watching her for several minutes, the officer asked Robinson to step outside so he could speak with her. While talking to Robinson, the deputy noticed that her speech was slow and she kept nodding off. She was very unsteady on her feet. Robinson consented to a search and the officer found on her four pill bottles, including one that did not belong to her, along with five small marijuana roaches. Robinson also had prescription medication, which had been filled with 90 pills on March 12. Forty two of those pills were missing. Due to Robinson's intoxication and for her safety, she was placed under arrest.
60 year old Michael James Dean of Burton Ridge Lane, Smithville is charged with disorderly conduct. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court April 5. According to Sheriff Ray a deputy responded to a call of an assault Wednesday, March 14 at Maggie's Landing on Highway 70. The officer spoke with Dean but found him to be very irate. Dean was urged several times to calm down and he was advised of his rights. Dean admitted to drinking alcohol and told the officer to take him onto jail.
23 year old Anthony Wayne Tramel of Oakley Road, Liberty was arrested on West Broad Street Thursday, March 15 for failure to appear and violation of probation. He was also issued a citation for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He will be in court on March 29. Sheriff Ray said while making the arrest and conducting a search of his person, a drug detective found needles and a plastic baggie containing white powder, which field tested positive for methamphetamine.
47 year old Karen Louise Edwards of Oak Place Drive, Smithville is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence. Her bond is $3,000 and she will be in court March 19. Sheriff Ray reports that on Friday, March 16, a deputy responded to a one car accident on Bright Hill Road. Upon arrival the officer found a woman, Edwards, in the vehicle. Her speech was very slurred. Edwards submitted to but performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. She was very unsteady on her feet, almost to the point of falling down. Edwards also submitted to a blood alcohol drug test. Edwards informed the officer that she had taken Soma and Hydrocodone fifteen minutes prior to getting behind the wheel to drive. She had a prior DUI on October 20, 2004.