A DeKalb County prisoner, in jail on theft charges, briefly escaped from custody Sunday night after being taken to the hospital to be treated for chest pains.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that 26 year old Shannon Lee Anderson of West Main Street, Auburntown was apprehended shortly after his escape at the home of his girlfriend on Foster Road in Smithville.
Both Anderson and his girlfriend 22 year old Kayla Rena Sanders are each charged by the sheriff's department with two counts of theft of property under $500. Anderson was further charged with felony escape. Bond for Anderson is $15,000 and Sanders' bond is $5,000. They will be in court on August 4.
Sheriff Ray reports that on July 4 Anderson and Sanders allegedly went to homes on Echols Heights in Liberty and at South Mill Street in Dowelltown where they allegedly took a 30/30 rifle from each residence, valued at less than $500. Both Anderson and Sanders were arrested late Saturday night, early Sunday morning.
After being taken to the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital for treatment of chest pains Sunday night, Anderson briefly escaped from custody. According to Sheriff Ray, while being discharged to be returned to the jail, Anderson told the correctional officer in charge of him that he couldn't come back to jail and he ran out the door of the hospital. Anderson was apprehended a short time later at Sanders' residence on Foster Road.
In addition to the charges by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Anderson has also been charged in a separate case by the Alexandria Police Department.
Alexandria Police Chief Mark Collins reports that on Saturday, July 23 , Sergeant Chris Russell arrested Anderson on one count of aggravated burglary and one count of theft over $1000. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Alexandria Police Department and the Dekalb County Sheriffs Department into several burglaries in Alexandria and in the county. Chief Collins said that on or about July 21, Anderson allegedly entered a home on Curtis Avenue in Alexandria and allegedly stole four guns. Anderson then sold the guns to someone in Wilson County. Most of the guns have been recovered . Anderson's Bond in the Alexandria case is $10,000 and he will be in court August 4.
In other recent crime news, 31 year old Paul Allen Willingham of East Webb Street is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1,000. Bond for Willingham is $10,000 and he will be in court on August 12
Sheriff Ray reports that on August 29, 2010 Willingham and a co-defendant, Samuel Walker, drove to a residence on Cripps Lane. While Walker allegedly broke into the home, Willingham allegedly stood watch. Taken from the home were four shotguns and several other items all valued at more than $1,000. Willingham is accused of sharing in the proceeds of the theft with Walker. Willingham was arrested on these charges on July 18th.
26 year old Joshua Lynn Mullican of Keltonburg Road, Smithville is charged with violating an order of the drug court, evading arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond totals $5,000 and he will be in court on July 28th. He is being held without bond on the drug court violation.
Sheriff Ray reports that on July 18, deputies went to a residence on Tommy Harrell Street to serve a warrant on Mullican for a violation of a drug court order. After the officers arrived, Mullican fled on foot to Snow Street, where he was apprehended. Upon doing a pat down search of Mullican, deputies found a hypodermic needle on him.
40 year old Vickie Lenae Alvis of Sparta Highway, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court on August 4.
Sheriff Ray reports that on July 20, the Sheriff's Department received a call that someone was lying beside the roadway on Highway 70. The woman, Alvis, had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and she was very unsteady on her feet. She was arrested for safety reasons.
26 year old Robert Justin Luna of Joe Turner Road, Smithville is charged with initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. Luna's bond is $50,000 and he will be in court on August 4.
Sheriff Ray reports that his department has received several complaints recently of suspected drug activity by trespassers at a vacant home on Barnes Mill Road. Faced with this information, the owner of the property gave the sheriff's department consent to search the premises. On July 20 while conducting a check of the residence, deputies noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road near the home, belonging to Luna. Upon arrival, officers saw in plain view some rubber tubing in the automobile. Other items were also found on the property. According to Sheriff Ray, two other females were there with Luna and they told officers that Luna had been manufacturing meth beside the creek. He said evidence was found to support their claims.
45 year old Mark Alan Goodson of Midway Road, Smithville and 42 year old Dickie Ray Bain of Nicky Lane Smithville are each charged with two counts of theft of property under $500. Bond for each is $5,000 and they will be in court on August 4.
Sheriff Ray reports that on July 20, Goodson and Bain went to a business on Highway 70 east and allegedly stole a metal beam, valued at under $500. The next day, July 21 they went back to the business and allegedly stole two more metal beams, also valued at less than $500. The beams were sold at a local recycling center. They were arrested on July 21.
31 year old Gilberto Alonzo Domingez of Circle Drive, Dowelltown is charged with driving on a suspended license. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on August 10. He is being held without bond for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because he is an illegal immigrant.
Sheriff Ray reports that on July 22 a deputy spotted a vehicle run a stop sign on West Main Street, Dowelltown. The officer pulled over the vehicle. A computer check of Domingez' drivers license found them to be suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in DeKalb and Wilson County.
40 year old Jerry Lynn Barrett of West Main Street, Lebanon is charged with driving on a suspended license. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court August 4.
According to Sheriff Ray, Barrett was operating a motor vehicle on Highway 70 when he was stopped for violation of the light law on July 22. A computer check revealed that Barrett's license were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation earlier this year in Wilson County.
62 year old Curtis Charles Jones of Oak Drive, Smithville is charged with allowing animals to run at large. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on August 4.
Sheriff Ray reports that on July 24 the sheriff's department received a call about a horse running at large on Lakeview Drive. Deputies responded and saw a horse in the road. The complainant said the horse belonged to Jones. According to Sheriff Ray, other officers have talked to Mr. Jones on previous occasions about his horse being out and have advised him that he needs to keep the horse put up. Jones was charged because the horse was creating a road hazard.