A 27 year old DeKalb County man has been arrested for allegedly beating up on a female family member.
27 year old Robert Justin Luna of Joe Turner Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault. His bond is $12,500 and he will be in court October 11. Luna has been incarcerated in White County on other charges. He was transported here for a court date last Thursday, October 4. At that time, he was served with this warrant for aggravated assault.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on August 29, Luna allegedly assaulted a family member with a pool stick at his residence on Joe Turner Road. Luna then forced the woman into a vehicle and drove her to a creek on Barnes Mill Road where he allegedly held the woman's head under water. Luna allegedly kicked the woman, struck her in the chest and face, and then strangled her until she passed out. Luna later forced her to lay back in his vehicle while he drove away. After Luna ran out of gas, the woman was picked up by another person and transported to the hospital emergency room. The woman suffered black eyes, a busted nose, and red marks on her chest and neck. She also had contusions on her arms, hands, and legs.
23 year old Ross Matthew Peterson of Midway Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court October 25
Sheriff Ray said that on September 18, Peterson allegedly took from a residence on Midway Road, a gold slide bracelet, a gold locket, and a checkbook. The total value of the stolen goods was more than $1,000. Those items have been recovered. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff's department.
42 year old Robert Roy (Bobby) Atnip, Jr. is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court October 11.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, October 2 Atnip allegedly assaulted a family member at his residence on Allen Ferry Road by hitting her in the face with his hand causing the victim's mouth to bleed. As a result, she required treatment at the emergency room of the hospital.
41 year old Vicky Lenae Alvis of Sparta Highway, Smithville is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. Her bond is $5,000 and she will be in court on October 25.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, October 2 a sheriff's department drug detective saw Alvis operating a motor vehicle on Midway Road. Knowing that Alvis' license were revoked, the officer stopped the vehicle. Alvis had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and she was unsteady on her feet. Alvis submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. She also submitted to a blood alcohol test. A computer check confirmed that her license were revoked on October 13, 2011 for DUI. Alvis was arrested and taken to the jail for booking.
39 year old Keith Hall Hamilton of Mount Juliet is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on November 1. He was also issued a citation for failure to maintain his lane of travel.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, October 5, Hamilton was operating a motor vehicle on Highway 70 when he was stopped by a deputy for crossing the fog line, almost hitting the curb. Hamilton's speech was very slow. He was unsteady on his feet. His pupils were constricted and unreactive to light or motion. He admitted to having taken Tramadol earlier. Hamilton submitted to but performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. He also submitted to a blood test. He was placed under arrest for DUI by drugs and transported to the jail for booking.
39 year old Rodney Hugo Gora of Short Mountain Highway, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on November 1.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, October 5, Gora allegedly took a chainsaw from property on Parsley Lane, valued at less than $500. The chainsaw was returned to the owner before the officer arrived on the scene.
William Jeffery Hale of Oakley Road, Liberty is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court October 11.
Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, October 6, a deputy stopped at a residence on Cedar Street in Liberty to do a knock and talk at the home of Hale, a felon. When asked about guns, Hale told the officer that he had two guns, a 30:30 rifle with six bullets and a 12 gauge shotgun with one shell. As a convicted felon, Hale is not supposed to have possession of weapons. Hale was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.