Dowelltown Woman Charged with Forgery and Theft

November 26, 2007
Dwayne Page

A Dowelltown woman, charged with forgery and theft, is among those arrested within the past week by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 31 year Carla Denise Chapman of Snow Hill, Dowelltown was charged on Monday, November 19th with twenty counts of forgery and two counts of theft of property under $500. According to Sheriff Ray, On June 12th Chapman allegedly stole blank checks from a residence on Snow Hill Road Dowelltown, forged the victim's checks, and went to various businesses and cashed them. Then on October 31st, Chapman went to a residence on Old Snow Hill Road, Dowelltown and allegedly took various checks out of the victim's truck, forged the victim's checks, and went to various businesses and cashed them. Chapman is under a total bond of $210,000 and her court date is November 29th.

44 year old Raymond Dean Martin of Parsley Road, Smithville was arrested on Monday, November 19th for DUI, simple possession, and resisting arrest. According to Sheriff Ray, Martin was stopped for a traffic violation on Redmon Road, Smithville. After administering field sobriety tasks, deputies found Martin under the influence. Martin also had in his possession a cigarette pack in his back pocket containing marijuana and one Xanax pill. Sheriff Ray says after Martin was placed under arrest, he became uncooperative and refused to have handcuffs placed on him. Martin stated to the deputy "I'm getting back in my truck and going home." Martin was subdued, cuffed, and placed in the back of the patrol car. Total bond for him is $65,500 and his court date is November 29th.

On Tuesday, November 20th, 43 year old Ricky Hendrixson of A.B. Frazier Road Smithville was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Sheriff Ray says deputies responded to a call on Ferrell Road and found Hendrixson passed out in his truck which was parked in a field. After Hendrixson was awakened, he became very violent and uncooperative. Hendrixson was placed under arrest and his court date is set for January 3rd.

36 year old Paul Charles Pearson of South Congress Boulevard, Smithville was charged Wednesday, November 21st with DUI (2nd offense), driving on a revoked license (4th offense), and sale and delivery of a controlled substance (Cycloberzaprine). Sheriff Ray says Pearson was stopped on Highway 70 East for a traffic violation. After administering field sobriety tasks, deputies found Pearson under the influence and also found him to be driving on a revoked driver's license. Deputies found 18 Cycloberzaprine pills in his possession. Total bond was set at $31,000 and his court date is November 29th..

32 year old Ernest Paul Barnwell of J.E. Evins Avenue, Smithville was charged Friday, November 23rd with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $5,000. Sheriff Ray says Barnwell entered a home on November 19th without the owner's consent on Lassiter Road and stole over $5,000 worth of belongings such as jewelry, cameras, DVD players, a purse, and other items. Barnwell's bond was set at $125,000 and his court date is November 29th.

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