Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings reports several recent arrests in his latest weekly press release.
34 year old Billy Mooneyham of 270 Foster Road is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court September 3rd.
Smithville Police Officer Matt Holmes reports that he was dispatched to 200 Green Acres Drive in Smithville on August 7th to investigate a complaint about theft of medication. Officer Holmes had been given information from Central Dispatch that Mooneyham was a suspect in the theft. Upon arrival, Officer Holmes saw Mooneyham walking around the back of the residence with his hand inside the waist band of his pants. As Officer Holmes got out of his vehicle, Mooneyham walked back around the residence toward the officer. Officer Holmes noticed Mooneyham was stumbling as he walked and was very unsteady on his feet. The victim, Vickie Marsh, told the officer that Mooneyham had stolen her medication. Officer Holmes went behind the residence and found, in a clump of grass, a pill bottle labeled morphine in the name of Vickie Marsh. After questioning Mooneyham, he admitted taking the medication and stated he had hidden the rest of the medication in a vase in a bedroom inside the home. Officer Holmes located a pill bottle labeled Hydrocodone in Marsh's name, thirteen morphine pills, and nine Hydrocodone pills. Marsh declined to prosecute Mooneyham for the theft of her medication.
25 year old Ginger Fay Trapp of 530 Miller Road is charged with a first offense of driving under the influence. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in court September 3rd.
Officer Travis Bryant reports that he was dispatched to Bumpers Drive-In on East Broad Street on August 7th. When he arrived, Bryant made contact with Trapp. She had pulled into a stall at the restaurant and had ordered food. Trapp appeared to have passed out. Officer Bryant attempted to wake Trapp by knocking on the drivers side window. He could see that she had dropped the food she had ordered in her lap. Finally, after several minutes of knocking on the car window, Officer Bryant was able to awaken Trapp. When she got out of her vehicle, she was very unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. Officer Bryant asked Trapp to perform some field sobriety tests and she performed poorly. Trapp was placed under arrest for DUI. She refused to sign the applied consent form and take a blood alcohol test. This refusal resulted in an additional charge of violation of the implied consent law.
31 year old Aaron Dwayne Ponder of 7851 Old Mill Hill Road is charged with driving on a suspended license. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court August 20th. He was issued a citation for speeding and failure to show proof of insurance. Ponder was held without bond for violation of probation.
23 year old Jonathon David Thomas of 10151 Nashville Highway, Liberty is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and evading arrest. His bond is $2,000 and he will be in court August 20th.
Smithville Police Officer Matt Farmer reports that he was patrolling on West Broad Street around 4:47 p.m. on August 8th when he observed a vehicle traveling east at an excessive speed in congested traffic. Officer Farmer made contact with the driver, Ponder. During the conversation with Ponder, Officer Farmer found that Ponder's drivers license was suspended, he had no proof of insurance, and there was an outstanding warrant against Ponder for violation of probation.
During the traffic stop investigation, Officer Farmer talked to a passenger in Ponder's vehicle, who identified himself as Brandy Wright. After the officer placed Ponder in his patrol car, he started talking to Wright. The man then fled on foot from the officer. Farmer was notified that the man, who identified himself as Brandy Wright, was in fact Jonathon David Thomas and there was an outstanding criminal warrant for him. Smithville Police Officer Matt Holmes caught Thomas a short time later and arrested him.
36 year old Mark Joseph Hamilton of 8350 Sparta Highway, Sparta is charged with a third offense of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, and reckless endangerment. His bond is $9,000.
Smithville Police Officer Scott Davis reports that he investigated a traffic accident at the intersection of Main Street and Shady Lane in Smithville on August 9th at about 6:10 p.m. The investigation led to the arrest of Hamilton. The reckless endangerment charge against Hamilton was because he had his three year old daughter in the vehicle with him at the time of the accident.
24 year old Jay L. Mullican of 275 Johnson Chapel Road, Sparta is charged with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $2,000.
Smithville Police Officer Scott Davis reports that on August 10th at around 1:14 a.m. he was dispatched to a fight at 583 Main Street. Upon arrival, he made contact with Mullican. During the conversation, Officer Davis noticed that Mullican's speech was very slurred and that he was unsteady on his feet.. There was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Mullican told the officer that he had recently consumed a 12 pack of beer. During a search of his person, Officer Davis found a straw with white residue on it.
Brandon L. Cantrell is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on August 20th.
Smithville Police Lieutenant Steven Leffew reports that on August 11th, he was dispatched to 628 Restview Avenue and upon arrival learned that Cantrell had been trying to enter an apartment but he had just left. Lieutenant Leffew located Cantrell on Jackson Street. He was very unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Cantrell admitted to drinking several beers.
Meanwhile, on August 12th, Smithville Police Officer Randy King arrested 38 year old Mary June Wright of 3424 Keltonburg Road on a violation of probation warrant.
21 year old Karri M. Jewell of 639 Restview Avenue is charged in connection with a theft. Her bond is $3,000 and she will be in court on August 27th.
The Smithville Police Department received a complaint from Shawna Marie Kirby of 337 Christine Street on August 2nd that someone had taken property from her residence valued at approximately $979. Smithville Police Investigator Jerry Hutchins conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of Jewell.
Smithville Police Officer Matt Farmer arrested 48 year old Larry E. Lattimore of 102 East Market Street, Smithville on August 14th for violation of an order of protection. His bond is $3,500 and his court date is August 20th.
Chief Jennings says if anyone has any knowledge of criminal activity in our community to please report it to the proper authorities. Any information received by the Smithville Police Department will be kept confidential.