Liberty Man Gets into Trouble with the Law..Then Again And Again

July 16, 2010
Dwayne Page
Christopher Justin Garrett

A 20 year old Liberty man got into trouble with the law more than once this past week.

Christopher Justin Garrett of 160 Clear Creek, Liberty was arrested by Smithville Police on Sunday, July 11th for public intoxication and under age consumption of alcohol. Officer Scott Davis conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding and Garrett , a passenger in the vehicle, had an open mixed drink of Vodka and Hawaiian punch between his feet where he was sitting. Police say Garrett is under the legal age to be drinking or in possession of alcohol. Garrett did not have anyone who could pick him up and due to his intoxication level and for his safety, he was placed under arrest. His bond is $2,000 and his court date is July 22nd.

Meanwhile, after Garrett was taken to the DeKalb County Jail that day, Sunday, July 11th, he was charged with introduction of drugs into a penal facility. After Garrett's initial arrest, Officer Scott Davis requested that Corporal Travis Bryant transport Garrett to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department due to a shift change. After arrival at the jail and upon a search of his person, Correction Officer Kenneth Ray found a pill bottle in the waistband of Garrett's underwear. The bottle contained 2.5 pills believed to be xanax. Bond for Garrett is $2,500 and his court date is July 22nd.

Smithville Police arrested Garrett again on Thursday, July 15th for simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. Officer Scott Davis stopped Garrett for a traffic violation. While speaking with Garrett, Officer Davis smelled an odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. As Garrett got out of his vehicle, Officer Davis asked if he had anything illegal on his person and if a search could be conducted. During the search, a small bag of marijuana was found inside the waistband of his clothes. Garrett's court date is July 22nd.

20 year old Alfredo Viel of 106 West Point Road was recently arrested by K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow for hit and run and driving without a license. Viel turned himself in for a hit and run accident that occurred on June 11th on Bright Hill Road. Viel told police that he wrecked his vehicle and fled the scene due to not having a driver's license. His court date is August 12th.

26 year old Aninius Oliven Aguiler of 721 South Mountain Street was arrested on Saturday, July 10th for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow responded to a hit and run on Miller Road. Upon arrival Officer Tatrow spoke with both drivers involved in the accident. Aguiler admitted to leaving the scene as the accident occurred at the intersection of Miller Road and South Mountain Street. During the investigation, Officer Tatrow noticed a strong odor of a fermented beverage on Aguiler's person. Aguiler told Officer Tatrow that he had drank five beers. Aguiler submitted to field sobriety tasks and performed poorly. His bond is $4,000 and his court date is August 12th.

29 year old Eric A. Bradshaw of 530 Miller Road was recently arrested for domestic assault by Corporal Travis Bryant. The victim stated that when Bradshaw got home, he was in a bad mood and they started to fight. She claims he struck her about the face and head. Bond for Bradshaw is $5,000 and his court date is July 22nd.

35 year old Christol Dayn McVickers of 848 Foster Road was arrested on Monday, July 12th for theft of property. On Saturday, July 10th Officer Scott Davis took a report from Britta Strayn concerning the theft of her wallet. According to Ms. Strayn, she arrived at work and placed her purse where the other female employees put their purses and went to work. Later she went to get some money and discovered that her wallet was missing. Surveillance video showed McVickers in the area where Ms. Strayn's purse was at the time of the theft. Detective Matt Holmes interviewed McVickers on Monday and she allegedly admitted to taking Ms. Strayn's wallet. Her bond is $1,000 and her court date is July 22nd.

18 year old Clay Andrew Bain of 628 Lakeview Drive was arrested on Thursday, July 15th for disorderly conduct. According to the warrant, Bain went to the Dairy Queen and began yelling and using profanity toward an employee there causing annoyance and alarm. Bain allegedly admitted the offense to Officer James Cornelius. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is July 29th.

38 year old Maria Kathleen Smith of Earl Avenue was cited for shoplifting on Friday, July 16th. Smith was observed by employees taking items from Wal-Mart. Sergeant Joey Jones issued the citation. Her court date is July 22nd.

Meanwhile, anyone having any information on the following offenses is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.

On Tuesday, June 29th someone entered two vehicles at Chad Auto Sales at 317 West Broad Street taking the stereos from them.

On Thursday, July 8th, an employee of UCHRA was pulling into the parking lot when he noticed two white males stealing gas from the agency's vans. When they saw the employee the suspects jumped in their van and drove away.

On Tuesday, July 13th Ronald Wisniewski stated that sometime around midnight on Allen's Ferry Road someone took the front grill off a 2006 Chevrolet pickup.

Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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