A Smithville man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing farm equipment and selling most of it at a local recycling center.
28 year old Steven Dale Davidson of Antioch Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on December 12.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Tuesday November 5, Davidson allegedly took several items from property on Jones Mill Road including an Allis Chalmers dozer winch, a three point hitch bush hog, a three point hitch pickup disk, a two bottom plow, a three point hitch pond scoop, logging forks from a fork lift, and two-three point hitch cultivators. Davidson allegedly admitted to taking these items. Most of them were sold to a local recycling center but Davidson said he sold the bush hog to a family member for thirty dollars. The case was investigated by a detective of the Sheriff's Department.
Meanwhile, 49 year old Victor Locklear of Toad Road, Dowelltown is charged with possession of schedule III and IV drugs for resale, possession of drugs in a drug free zone, and possession of a prohibited weapon. He was also issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond totals $40,000 and he will be in court on December 19.
Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, November 18 a deputy went to the office of the Department of Children's Services on Walker Drive to serve a Wilson County warrant on Locklear. While there, the officer conducted a search of Locklear and found a white container with fifteen pills believed to be Hydrocodone and six blue pills thought to be Clonazepam. He also found a cut straw believed to have been used for illegal drug activity. The straw contained a white powdery substance. Found In Locklear's pants pocket were a pair of brass knuckles. The drug free zone charge was filed against Locklear because the Department of Children Service's office where Locklear was found with the drugs is within one thousand feet of the Smithville Elementary School property, which is a drug free zone. Locklear was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
51 year Gregory Herman Wessels and 45 year old Christine Anne Fekete both of Franklin are cited on drug charges. Wessels is cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and Fekete is cited for simple possession. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, November 20 a deputy was dispatched on a call and he made contact with these individuals on Highway 70 east. After obtaining consent to search, the officer found a marijuana pipe in a back pack that belonged to Wessels. He also found a small amount of marijuana in Fekete's possession. Both Wessels and Fekete will be in court on December 12.
58 year old Curtis Lee Rust and 61 year old Sharon Sue Rust of Dearman Street, Smithville are charged with domestic assault for allegedly attacking their son-in-law. Sharon Rust is also charged with being a fugitive from Justice in Broward County Florida where she is wanted for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Bond for Curtis Rust is $2,500. Her bond is $152,500. Both will be in court on December 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, November 23 Curtis Rust allegedly assaulted his son-in-law at a residence on Sparta Highway by tackling and taking him to the ground, not letting him get up. Sharon Rust also allegedly assaulted the man by punching him in the face with her fist, leaving his eye black and swollen. Both Curtis and Sharon Rust were arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
An officer did a background check through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and discovered that Sharon Rust is wanted on active warrants in Broward County, Florida for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Florida authorities plan to seek extradition of Sharon Rust.