Sheriff's Department Conducts Graduation Night Road Blocks and Makes Several Arrests

May 21, 2007
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department made several arrests during Graduation Night road blocks on Friday evening.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says a total of 444 vehicles were stopped and checked on Highway 70 west between Liberty and Smithville and one arrest was made, 39 year old Napoleon Wainwright of Sassafrass Lane, Woodbury.

Sheriff Ray says Wainwright was charged with simple possession of marijuana after the county drug dog Banshee hit on Wainwright's vehicle.

Wainwright was also charged with criminal impersonation after he gave officers a name other than his own, when identifying himself.

Sheriff Ray speculated that Wainwright may have given the false name because he currently has outstanding warrants against him in Cannon County.

Wainwright's bond on the local charges is $3,000. His court date is June 21st.

Sheriff Ray says a total of 466 vehicles were stopped on Highway 56 south near WJLE and two arrests were made, 22 year old Nayeli Herrera of Bell Street, Smithville and 19 year old Jerardo Perez of Luttrell Avenue, Smithville.

Herrera was charged with no drivers license. Her bond was set at $1,000 and her court date is May 31st.

Perez is charged with underage consumption of an alcoholic beverage. Bond for Perez is $1,000.

In a roadblock on Highway 70 east, 134 vehicles were stopped and Sheriff Ray says two citations were issued for no drivers license and no insurance.

26 year old Garth Cantrell of Pine Grove Road, Smithville was also arrested at the road block for simple possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell or deliver over 22 grams of crack cocaine after the county drug dog Banshee hit on his vehicle.

Sheriff Ray says while Cantrell was being detained, he took a set of handcuffs and scraped them down the hood of a county patrol car, causing damage to the hood. For that, Cantrell was charged with vandalism.

Cantrell's bond is set at $57,500 and his court date is May 31st. Cantrell's 1997 Chevy Tahoe was also seized.

Later that night, 49 year old Johnny Whiteaker of Dibrell Lucky Road, McMinnville was arrested and charged with DUI. His court date is June 21st.

Meanwhile, 24 year old Jeremy Loader of Bethel Road was arrested on May 15th, after being involved in a one car motor vehicle accident on Holmes Creek Road. Loader was charged with DUI and his bond was set at $1,000. His court date is June 21st.

43 year old Sandi Fults of Pea Ridge Road Liberty was also arrested recently on two counts of forgery. Her bond is set at $2,000 and her court date is June 21st.

Sheriff Ray says Fults found a check book at a gas station in Liberty, removed two of the checks from the book, forged them and cashed them locally for $85.00 each. She went to Cannon County and cashed at least one check there. Charges are pending against her in Cannon County.

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