Prater Charged with Theft of Purses

July 5, 2010
Dwayne Page
Gwynn Greer Prater
Kimberly Ann Patterson

A 51 year old Smithville man is charged with the theft of three purses, taken from an unattended vehicle parked at Holiday Haven Boat Ramp last month.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says Gwynn Greer Prater of Jerry Walker Road, Smithville was arrested on Tuesday, June 29th and charged with theft of property under $500. According to Sheriff Ray, detectives received a report that three purses were stolen on Wednesday, June 23rd. Detectives later identified Prater as a suspect and questioned him. During the questioning, Prater allegedly admitted to committing the crime. Prater's bond is $1,000 and his court date is July 15th.

42 year old Kimberly Ann Patterson of Fisher Avenue, Smithville is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance (Dilaudid) for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sheriff Ray says on Wednesday, June 30th, detectives executed a warrant for violation of probation against Patterson. Officers saw Patterson in a vehicle parked at Citgo on Highway 70 east, where they placed her under arrest. Found in the vehicle were 28 Dilaudid pills and a used syringe. Detectives also seized $235.86 believed to be proceeds from drug sales. Patterson's bond on the drug charges is $ 27,500. She is being held without bond on the violation of probation charge until her court date July 15th.

41 year old William Andy Cantrell of Redman Road, Smithville is charged with a fifth offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court on July 14th. Sheriff Patrick Ray says a detective was on Short Mountain Highway Tuesday, June 29th when he spotted a vehicle pulling out of Miller Road onto Short Mountain Road. He saw that the driver was Cantrell. Knowing that Cantrell's license were revoked, the detective turned around to stop the vehicle. Cantrell turned onto Adams Street where he was stopped

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