Smithville Police Department Crime News

March 4, 2011
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police are reporting three arrests in the latest city crime report.

Chief Randy Caplinger said that 53 year old Donna Faye Hewell of Hawkins Drive was arrested on Saturday, February 26th for possession of a schedule III controlled substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Matt Farmer was dispatched to The Webb House Retirement Center in reference to a 911 hang up. Upon arrival he was advised that someone was in the smoke room who appeared to be intoxicated. Officer Farmer found Ms. Hewell in the smoke room and asked her to step outside. As they were walking outside, Ms. Hewell became unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. Ms. Hewell submitted to sobriety tasks but performed poorly. Officer Farmer asked her to empty her pockets and she pulled out a straw containing a powder residue and a schedule III drug. Bond for Hewell is $3,000 and her court date is March 17th.

31 year old Antonio Cruz of West Broad Street was arrested by Captain Steven Leffew on Saturday, February 26th for domestic assault. Captain Leffew was called to a residence on West Broad Street where Mr. Cruz was allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her with a knife. Bond for Cruz is $7,500.

31 year old Jeromie W Mashburn of Cookeville Highway was arrested by Captain Steven Leffew on Sunday, February 27th for criminal impersonation and theft. On Wednesday, February 23rd, Captain Leffew issued a citation to Samuel Murphy for theft at Save A Lot. On Sunday, February 27th, Murphy and his brother-in-law, Mashburn met Captain Leffew at the Smithville Police Department. Murphy reported that Mashburn had used his identification in regard to the theft at Save A Lot and that it was actually Mashburn who had taken the items from the store and not him. Bond for Mashburn is $5,000.

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

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

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