Smithville Police recently arrested a man suspected of vandalism at two businesses while under the influence.
46 year old Charles Christi Bates is charged with public intoxication and cited for two counts of vandalism.
On Saturday, July 15 Police were called to the area of Wal-Mart where a man was observed walking in and out of traffic. While police were enroute, a deputy with the Sheriff's Department spotted a man fitting the description near K&M Jewelry. As the officer pulled into the parking lot of the business he noticed that the man, Bates, had a rock in his hand and that the door to “Gateway To Beauty” was busted out. A concrete bench belonging to K&M Jewelry was also broken. During the investigation police discovered that Bates had taken Hydrocodone prior to the offenses. For his safety and that of the public, Bates was taken into custody without incident. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is July 27.
48 year old Lou Ann Sanders was arrested on Saturday, July 8 for a violation of an order of protection. Police went to Sanders’ residence to serve the warrant and noticed the victim standing behind Sanders in the home. After checking with Central Dispatch it was determined that Sanders has an order granting bail against her protecting the victim. Bond for Sanders is $2,500 and her court date is July 27.
19 year old Alex Chase Upchurch was arrested on Saturday, July 8 for disorderly conduct and for resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search. Police responded to Wal-Mart concerning a verbal domestic. Upon arrival the officer observed a man (Upchurch), woman, and infant child sitting in the grass in front of the Wal-Mart parking lot. The man stood up, grabbed the child, and began to walk away. The officer gave verbal commands several times for Upchurch to stop but he continued to walk away with the infant and replied in a raised voice that he didn't have to stop and talk to the police. Concerned for the child’s safety, the officer followed Upchurch inside the store and requested backup from other officers. When Upchurch came out of the store still holding the child, he was met by police. Officers grabbed Upchurch's hand and got the infant out of his arms. Upchurch then tensed up, pulled away and resisted being placed into custody. It was determined that Upchurch had been the primary aggressor in the verbal domestic and had engaged in a violent or threatening manner toward the woman and the public. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is July 27.
29 year old Karri Margaret Jewell was cited on Saturday, July 8 for theft of property. At approximately 11:38 a.m. that day the victim contacted police to report that someone had gotten into her vehicle in the parking lot of Star Manufacturing and taken her purse. During the investigation, an officer viewed video surveillance of the parking lot and observed a car park beside the victim's vehicle. Someone got out and entered the victim's automobile, removed an object, then got back in their car and left the area. At approximately 12:27 p.m. as the officer pulled out of the parking lot of Star Manufacturing, he saw a car that matched the description of the suspect's vehicle. The officer got behind the automobile and turned on his blue lights. The vehicle pulled over and Jewell was identified as the driver. The officer explained why he pulled her over and was given consent to search the automobile. The stolen purse was found in the floor board behind the driver's seat. The victim was contacted and she identified the purse which was returned to her. Jewell’s court date is July 27.
27 year old Kevin Casey Adams was arrested Wednesday, July 12 for a second offense of driving while license revoked. Police initiated a routine traffic stop and spoke with Adams. Upon checking through Central Dispatch it was revealed that Adams’ license are revoked. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is August 3.
32 year old Michael Redmon was arrested Monday, July 17 for simple possession. Police responded to a call of a suspicious person and found Redmon walking in the area of Center Hill Village Apartments. Police asked Redmon if he was on probation and he replied no. However a check through CPS revealed that he is on probation. Approximately 1/2 gram of a white crystal substance believed to be meth was found in a small baggie. The baggie was in Redmon’s front right pocket. His bond is $2,500 and his court date is July 27.
48 year old Michael James Lynn Culver was arrested on Monday, July 17 for DUI and he was cited for implied consent. Police were called to check on a man who was believed to be passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store. Upon arrival, an officer tried several times to wake him. When the man awoke, police identified him as Culver. Culver’s pupils were small, his speech slurred, and he was unsteady on his feet. Culver submitted to field sobriety tasks but he performed poorly and refused to give blood for a test. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is August 3.
26 year old Eric Dwayne Judkins was arrested on Tuesday, July 18 for driving while license suspended. He had been issued a citation the day before for the same offense. An officer, knowing that Judkins’ license are suspended, saw him operating a motor vehicle on West Broad Street and made a traffic stop. A computer check revealed that Judkins’ license has been suspended for truancy since April 27, 2007. He was arrested due to the reasonable likelihood that he would continue to drive. Bond for Judkins is $3,500 and his court date is August 3.
28 year old Cory Alan Bradford was arrested on Friday, July 21 for aggravated burglary due to his making a forced entry into the home of his victim on Thursday, July 20. Upon investigation police discovered that Bradford entered the home with the intent to commit a felony theft but the victim was at home, heard the alarm going off, and called 911. Bradford had left the scene without taking anything before police arrived. His bond is $10,000 and his court date is August 3.