A Smithville man was charged with aggravated sexual battery on a child last week after he allegedly had improper contact with a 12 year old girl during the summer.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says detectives charged 44 year old Jack Davis Taylor Jr. of Dry Creek Road, Smithville on Wednesday, October 22nd with aggravated sexual battery on a child. Sheriff Ray says through an investigation, detectives discovered that on or about June 5th of this year, Taylor was with a 12 year old female on Dry Creek Road. He allegedly unhooked her bra, rubbed her back and the back area of the child's legs, and the buttocks area. The child reportedly told Taylor to stop, but he refused. Taylor's bond was set at $25,000 and will appear in court on October 30th.
Meanwhile, in other cases, 37 year old Mary J. Wright of Keltonburg Road, Smithville was arrested Monday, October 20th after she was found to have taken items from a home on Barnes Mill Road with the intent to commit a theft. Sheriff Ray says detectives, through an investigation, found that Wright entered the Barnes Mill residence and took the owner's jewelry, several DVDs, coins, and credit and debit cards. All items were valued at over $1,000. Wright then went to a business on Highway 56 south in Smithville and tried to use the stolen credit and debit cards to purchase items, but the business refused to sell her the merchandise on the cards. While at the business, Wright also placed a clock and two greeting cards under her coat and walked out of the business without paying for them. Detectives charged Wright with attempted fraudulent use of a credit card and two counts of theft of property. Her bond was set at $7,000. She went to court on October 23rd and pleaded guilty to the charges. Wright is already on probation for shop lifting here in DeKalb County.
Sheriff's Deputies arrested 34 year old Brandon Zay Stringfellow of Southside Drive, McMinnville on Friday, October 24th for DUI after deputies responded to a call on Highway 70 east. Sheriff Ray says officers found Stringfellow in his vehicle, in a ditch, on Highway 70. Stringfellow submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. Stringfellow's bond was set at $1,000 and will appear in court on December 11th.
34 year old Jamie Lynn Panter of Elmwood Drive, Rock Island was charged Monday, October 20th with criminal impersonation after deputies went to Lake Motel on an investigation. Sheriff Ray says Panter told officers his name was Toby Hillis. After learning that Panter had given them the wrong name and that Warren County had warrants on him for two counts of violation of probation, he was placed under arrest for criminal impersonation and his bond was set at $2,500, Panter will appear in court on December 11th.
On Saturday, deputies received a call concerning a reckless driver on Highway 70 east. Sheriff Ray says officers found the vehicle and stopped it for weaving. The driver, 47 year old Felix Sosa of South Mountain Street, Smithville was charged with driving under the influence. Sosa submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. Sosa admitted to drinking at least three beers earlier that night. His bond was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on December 4th.
Deputies arrested 21 year old Ryan Edward Herron of McMinnville Highway, Smithville Sunday for aggravated burglary and theft of property under $500. Sheriff Ray says through an investigation on a theft report, Herron was found to have entered a room at the Lake Motel without the owner's consent. While inside, Herron took two cell phones from the room and later sold them to another individual. The cell phones have since been recovered. Herron's bond was set at $6,000 and he will appear in court on November 13th.
21 year old Timothy James Howard of Upper Helton Road, Alexandria was arrested Sunday after Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic call on Upper Helton Road. Howard was found on the front porch of the home in an intoxicated state. Sheriff Ray says upon being placed under arrest, Howard became combative and belligerent causing the deputies to have to use force to put handcuffs on him. Howard was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest and his bond was set at $2,000. He will appear in court on November 13th.
Sheriff's Deputies arrested 21 year old Steven Patrick Krick of Gordon Adcock Road, Smithville Monday after deputies found Krick passed out under the steering wheel of a vehicle on Highway 56 south. Sheriff Ray says Krick's vehicle was still running when the officers found him. Upon a search of Krick's vehicle, a pill bottle containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a marijuana pipe were found in the console. Krick was charged with driving under the influence, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,000 and he will appear in court on December 4th.