A husband and wife have been arrested in a recent burglary and theft at a residence on Campbell Road.
32 year old Berl William Doop and 30 year old Ismay Tean Doop of East Main Street, Smithville are each charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1,000. Bond for each is $10,000 and they will be in court on October 25. They were arrested on Monday, October 15.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Tuesday, October 9 the Doop's allegedly broke into a home on Campbell Road by kicking in the front door. They allegedly stole a Honda transmission, a battery, a push mower, tire and rim, indoor heaters, a 13 inch TV, a microwave, and several other items all valued at more than $1,000. The case was investigated by criminal detectives of the sheriff's department.
28 year old Jimmy R. Culwell, Jr. is cited for simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance (morphine), simple possession of a schedule IV drug (valium), and driving on a suspended license. He will be in court November 1
Sheriff Ray said Culwell was stopped at the intersection of Miller and Robinson Road in Smithville for driving on the wrong side of the roadway. The officer searched Culwell and found a small pill container in his right pocket which held three morphine pills, three valium, and one suboxone. Culwell could not produce a prescription for the pills. The citations were issued by a drug detective of the sheriff's department.
54 year old Randy Mitchell Hobbs of Pea Ridge Road, Liberty is charged with possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) for sale and delivery and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. His bond is $35,000 and he will be in court on November 15.
Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, October 17, a sheriff's department drug detective assisted a probation official in checking on Hobbs at his residence. Hobbs let the officers into his home and they performed a search. Found in a living room dresser drawer were several buds of marijuana which weighed over five ounces. A search of Hobbs' person turned up a plastic bag containing marijuana. More than twenty marijuana seeds were found on a living room desk. Meanwhile, in a bedroom closet, officers found a 12 gauge shotgun. Seven- twelve gauge shotgun shells were also found in the living room. Hobbs was arrested and transported to the jail for booking.
30 year old Joseph Huff Ray of McMinnville Highway, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $500. Ray's bond is $3,500 and his court date is November 1. He was arrested on October 17.
Ray allegedly stole from property on the Old Snow Hill Road, an eight foot axle and a front end attachment for a Bobcat valued at more than $500. The theft occurred on Monday, October 15. The stolen items, which have since been recovered, were sold to a metal recycling business. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.
18 year old Taylor Nicole Hensley of Floyd Drive, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. She was also cited for underage consumption. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court November 15.
Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, October 17, the sheriff's department received a call of an intoxicated person at Jewel's Market on Highway 56. The officer spoke with Hensley, who appeared to be intoxicated. She had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and she was very unsteady on her feet. Hensley admitted to drinking moonshine. She was arrested for the safety of herself and the public and brought to the DeKalb County Jail for booking.
39 year old Jeffery Lynn Sanders of Lincoln Street, Smithville is cited for driving on a suspended license. His court date is November 28
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, October 19, a drug detective of the sheriff's department saw Sanders in a vehicle with a headlight out. A computer check of his drivers license revealed that they were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation.
27 year old Jace Brandon Sparkman of Pace Street, McMinnville is charged with driving under the influence. He was also cited for violation of the financial responsibility (no insurance), violation of implied consent, and driving on the wrong side of the roadway. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court November 15.
Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, October 20, an officer stopped Sparkman's vehicle on Highway 56 for crossing the fog line several times. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. He refused to submit to any field sobriety tasks and blood test. He was arrested for DUI and brought to the jail for booking.