Six More Persons Picked Up on Grand Jury Sealed Indictments

April 7, 2008
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has arrested six more people on sealed indictments returned by the Grand Jury last week.

Most are charged as a result of an undercover drug investigation by the Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says the latest to be picked up include:

34 year old Lisa Ann Dillon of Page Drive, Smithville- Theft over $10,000, and Destruction of valuable papers with the intent to defraud. Her total bond is $2,500.

Dillon was an employee at Insta Cash in Smithville. Sheriff Ray says Dillon was indicted because she was taking previous accounts and making ficticious loans in the account holder's name and keeping the money for herself. After the loans went through, Dillon would then shred all the paper work. After an audit, it was found that over a 4 month period of time, Dillon took in excess of $15,000.

45 year old Linda West Barrett of Webb Lane, Smithville- Sale and Delivery of a Schedule II Drug (2 counts) (Dilaudid). Her bond is $25,000

21 year old Kara Funk of Kings Court Circle, Smithville- Sale and Delivery of a Schedule VI Drug (Marijuana). Her bond is $10,000

22 year old Corey Winchester of Bright Hill Road, Smithville- Sale and Delivery of a Schedule IV Drug (Xanax) and Sale and Delivery of a Schedule II Drug (Oxycontin).Total Bond $20,000

27 year old Amanda Certain Tarpley of Kings Court, Smithville- Sale and Delivery of a Schedule IV Drug (Xanax). Total Bond $10,000

41 year old Ed Tarpley Jr. of Kings Court, Smithville- Sale and Delivery of a Schedule IV Drug (Xanax). Total Bond $10,000.

All will appear in Criminal Court for arraignment Monday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m.

Meanwhile, in other cases, 27 year old Timothy Shane Likens of Dearman Street, Smithville was charged on April 1st with Violation of the Sex Offender Law.

Sheriff Ray says Likens was a registered sex offender here in DeKalb County and was listed on the registry at the Dearman Street address. Deputies have checked for Likens at this address several times and Likens was never to be found. After an investigation into Likens' whereabouts, he was found to be living in Westmoreland. A warrant was issued for Likens for violation of the sex offender law. His bond is $10,000 and his court date is April 10th.

On April 3rd, Deputies received a call to respond to Allen Bend Road, Smithville to a possible burglary in progress at an abandoned house.

Sheriff Ray says upon arrival, deputies found the front door of the residence open and broken glass from the front door on the ground. After a search of the residence, officers found 21 year old Phillip Martin of Old Bildad Road, Smithville and 23 year old Crystal Dawn Butler of Allen Bend Road, Smithville, hiding behind an indoor air unit in the attic area of the home. Deputies also smelled marijuana in the room and Butler had in her possession a bong and a small amount of marijuana. Martin was placed under arrest and charged with burglary. Bond for Martin is $5,000 and his court date is April 17th. Butler was charged with burglary, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond is $7,500.00 and her court date is April 17th.

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