Missouri Fugitive Arrested After Incident at Midnight Express

October 29, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Tim Melvin Hickman
Craig Lamar Waters
Tara Jane Atnip Summers

A Missouri fugitive, who allegedly hit his girlfriend with a vehicle at the Midnight Express before running away on foot Saturday night, was later found and arrested in his room at the Bridgeway Motel

35 year old Tim Melvin Hickman is charged with evading arrest and being a fugitive from justice from the state of Missouri. He is wanted by the St. Francis County, Missouri sheriff's office for driving on a revoked/suspended license. Hickman has an active warrant against him there and he will be extradited. His bond is $55,000 and he will be in court on November 1.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Saturday night a deputy was called to the Midnight Express to break up a fight in progress. Upon arrival, the deputy was told that a man had hit his girlfriend with a vehicle and was heading toward the woods on foot. The deputy spotted the man and ordered him to stop, announcing himself as an officer. But the man took off running down a hill. Several hours later officers learned that Hickman was at the Bridgeway Motel. They arrested him there in his room.

Sheriff Ray said the Tennessee Highway Patrol has also filed charges against Hickman.

38 year old Misty Dawn Bush of Smithville was cited on Monday, October 22 for driving on a revoked license and failure to drive within a lane of travel. She will be in court on November 14. Bush was stopped by a sheriff's department drug detective for failure to maintain a lane of travel. A check revealed that her drivers license were revoked.

34 year old Aron Dewayne Ponder was cited on Monday, October 22 for driving on a suspended license. He will be in court on November 28. Ponder, driving a Honda Accord, was stopped by a sheriff's department drug detective on Charity Lane. The detective knew that Ponder's license were suspended because he had issued him a ticket less than two weeks before this incident. A computer check confirmed that Ponder's license were suspended.

34 year old Tara Jane Atnip Summers of Allen Ferrell Road, Smithville is charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest. Her bond is $3,500 and she will be in court November 15.

Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, October 23 a deputy responded to a possible domestic between Summers and a family member at a residence on Allen's Ferry Road. According to Sheriff Ray a family member ordered Summers to leave the home. After the officer's arrival, Summers came out of the home. She was very belligerent and refused to obey any of the deputy's commands. The officer noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and her speech was slurred. Summers admitted to consuming alcohol. She was asked to calm down several times but she refused. Due to her actions, her level of intoxication, and being an unwanted person at the residence, Summers was placed under arrest. As the deputy was trying to place handcuffs on her, Summers began pulling away, telling the officer that she was not going to jail. Because of her belligerence and attempts to resist arrest, the officer had to use force to handcuff Summers and place her in the patrol car.

32 year old Cindy Armstrong Lemons of Smithville is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in court on November 1. She was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia

Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, October 25 a court officer, while at the courthouse working General Sessions Court, noticed a woman who was very unsteady on her feet. The woman, Lemons had slurred speech and she could not keep still. Due to her level of intoxication, Lemons was placed under arrest for her safety and the safety of the public. During a search of her person, Lemons was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and a pill bottle wrapped in black tape.

29 year old Craig Lamar Waters of Gordonsville is charged with the unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon by a felon. His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court on November 1.

Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, October 26, a sheriff's department drug detective made a traffic stop on New Home Road. He saw metal beams, protruding approximately five to six feet from the rear of a truck. The detective asked the driver, Waters if he had any drugs or weapons in the vehicle. Waters said that he had a pistol under the seat. The drug detective then asked Waters if he had a permit. Waters replied no. The detective found a holster strapped to the seat where Waters was sitting along with a highpoint nine millimeter pistol. Also beside Waters in the seat was a clip, loaded with nine millimeter ammo. Waters told the detective that he had previously been charged with a felony. A criminal history check confirmed that Waters had been arrested for a felony and was on probation.

34 year old Phillip Edward Miranda of Liberty was cited on Friday, October 26 for driving on a revoked license. He will be in court on November 14. Sheriff Ray said a drug detective saw a vehicle, being operated by Miranda, on Highway 70 west. Knowing that Miranda's license were revoked, the detective stopped the automobile. A computer check revealed that Miranda had two violation of probation warrants against him and that his license were revoked for a second offense of driving under the influence on December 16, 2010.

38 year old Susan Lynnette Carter of Dowelltown was cited on Friday, October 26 for driving on a revoked license, a violation of the child restraint law, and simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance. She will be in court December 5. Meanwhile a passenger of Carter's vehicle, 32 year old Cynthia Diane Carter of Alexandria was cited for simple possession of a schedule II and III controlled substance. Her court date is November 15

Sheriff Ray said that a drug detective stopped Susan Carter's vehicle on Highway 70 west in Dowelltown after a 16 year old passenger was observed not wearing a seatbelt. A computer check revealed that Carter's license were revoked for driving under the influence on April 19, 2011. After receiving consent to search, the detective found in the drivers seat three hydrocodone pills. The search further turned up three pills, believed to be ADHD medicine, in Cynthia Carter's purse. Neither woman claimed responsibility for the pills found in the drivers seat.

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