Sheriff Ray Releases Weekly Update on Recent Arrests

May 12, 2008
Dwayne Page

Sheriff Patrick Ray Monday released his weekly update on recent arrests made at the DeKalb County Jail.

Last Monday, May 5th, county detectives arrested 33 year old Tracy Dionne Schunke of Foster Road Apartments, Smithville.

Sheriff Ray says Schunke allegedly stole checks from a residence on Short Mountain Highway on April 22nd and went to a business in Alexandria and passed three checks totaling $490.

Schunke was charged with theft of property under $500 and three counts of passing a forged instrument. Her total bond is set at $16,000 and her court date is May 29th.

Also on Monday, 18 year old Josh Lorne Tate of Woodbury was arrested for simple possession of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid).

Sheriff Ray says county detectives and deputies stopped Tate at Wal-mart for suspicion of a theft and found a bottle in Tate's pocket containing three small yellow pills believed to be Dilaudid. Tate's bond was set at $1,000 and his court date is May 29th.

35 year old Kristie Renea Waggoner of Grandview Drive, Smithville, on Thursday, was involved in an accident on Possum Hollow Road in Dowelltown.

Sheriff Ray says deputies found Waggoner to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Waggoner submitted to field sobriety tasks which she failed. Waggoner was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and her bond was set at $1,000. Her court date is May 29th.

On Friday, 22 year old Juan Pablo Soto was stopped on Highway 70. Sheriff Ray says deputies, who had prior knowledge of Soto not having a valid driver's license, stopped him. Officers also found an open beer container in the vehicle. Soto was charged with no driver's license and was written a citation for an open container. Soto's bond was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on May 29th.

County Deputies responded to a domestic call on Toad Road on Saturday. Sheriff Ray says upon arrival, officers found a man with a stab wound to his arm and he was bleeding from his head. Deputies also found blood on the walls and carpet in the home. After an investigation, officers found that 23 year old Sara South of Toad Road Dowelltown had stabbed the victim and had hidden the knife. Deputies found the knife and South admitted to the assault. She was charged with aggravated domestic assault and her bond was set at $10,000. South's court date is May 29th. The victim was transported to DeKalb Community Hospital and was treated and released.

Meanwhile, on Sunday 28 year old Juventino Castillo of South College Street, Smithville and 31 year old Antinio Celaya of West Broad Street, Smithville were arrested on Highway 56 South. Sheriff Ray says Castillo was stopped by County Deputies for weaving. After Castillo refused to perform sobriety tasks, he was found to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest for DUI. Castillo was also found to be driving on an expired driver's license and was written a citation for expired driver's license. Celaya, who was a passenger in the Castillo vehicle, was found to have in his possession a small plastic bag containing a white powder believed to be cocaine. He was charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug (Cocaine). Deputies also found a bag containing marijuana and rolling papers along with several open beers in the vehicle. Both Castillo and Celaya were charged with simple possession of a schedule VI drug (Marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were also written citations for open containers. Both Castillo's and Celaya's bond was set at $3,000 and their court date is May 29th.

In other news from the Sheriff's Department, the inmates have planted a new garden for the year. Sheriff Ray says "The inmates have planted vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, squash, different varieties of beans, pepper, and okra. Last year was the first inmate garden we had done and the garden was a success. The garden helped with the costs of food in my jail budget and also allowed the inmates to eat fresh garden vegetables instead of canned vegetables. I would like to thank Bobby Colvert and Steve White for donating and working the ground up for us again this year and also Green Thumb Garden Center and the DeKalb Farmer's Coop for their donations to our garden."

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