The ex-boyfriend of a woman has been charged with domestic assault after she accused him of hitting her and pulling her hair.
40 year old Donny Wayne Agee of Holmes Creek Road, Smithville is under a $2,500 bond and he will be in court October 3. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Monday, September 9 a deputy was called to the hospital emergency room concerning a domestic violence complaint. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who had allegedly been assaulted by Agee, her ex-boyfriend. According to Sheriff Ray, the woman had knots on her head where Agee had allegedly hit her and pulled her hair. The woman also had visible injuries on both arms from the altercation.
26 year old Jennifer Ann Ferrell of Short Mountain Highway, Smithville and 46 year old Martin Riley of Poss Road, Smithville are each charged with theft of property over $1,000. Ferrell's bond is $5,000. Bond for Riley is $50,000. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, September 10 a deputy took a theft report from a victim on New Home Road. Eleven truck batteries were reported stolen. The total value of the stolen batteries is $1,520. The officer recovered nine of the batteries at a local recycling center where Ferrell and Riley had allegedly sold some of the batteries last week. Riley is to be in court October 3. Ferrell's first court date was September 12.
42 year old Dustin Lynn Lamb of Savannah Drive, Smithville is charged with being a fugitive from justice, resisting arrest, and evading arrest. His bond is $53,000 and he will be in court on September 26. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, September 11 an officer arrived at a Smithville manufacturing location to serve an arrest warrant on Lamb for failure to appear in Boone County, Illinois. The officer went to the rear parking lot where Lamb's vehicle was parked. The deputy spotted Lamb, identified himself as a sheriff's deputy, and ordered Lamb to stop. Lamb began to flee on foot. The officer chased after Lamb and caught him. Lamb was placed under arrest but while on the ground he refused to cooperate as the deputy tried to place handcuffs on him. Lamb repeatedly tried to push himself off the ground in order to stand up and get away. Another deputy had to assist the arresting officer in handcuffing Lamb. He was then brought to the jail for booking. Meanwhile officials in Illinois have been contacted and they plan to seek extradition of Lamb.
44 year old Bruce Allen Morton of East Bryant Street, Smithville is charged with a second offense of driving on a revoked license. He was also issued a citation for violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on October 3. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, September 10 a deputy saw Morton operating a motor vehicle on East Bryant Street. The officer, who had prior knowledge that Morton's drivers license were revoked, made a traffic stop. A computer check of Morton's license confirmed that they were revoked for a DUI and driving while revoked.
22 year old Daniel Ryan Matheny of Hidden Valley Circle, McMinnville is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and escape. His bond totals $13,000. Matheny was also issued citations for violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance), illegal parking, having the wrong address on his driver license, and for not wearing a seatbelt. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, September 11 a deputy spotted a silver Pontiac parked in the middle of Short Mountain Highway at an intersection with another road. The officer approached Matheny, who was passed out inside the vehicle. Matheny was awakened. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. His speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He was very disoriented. Matheny submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. Matheny admitted to consuming alcohol and agreed to submit to a blood test. After being handcuffed and placed in the patrol car, Matheny managed to free one of his hands, escaped from the vehicle and tried to flee. Officers had to forcibly take Matheny to the ground. Matheny, who continued to struggle with the officers, began pushing himself away, trying unsuccessfully to break free. A computer check of his license revealed they were revoked due to a DUI in Coffee County.
38 year old Ivan Duran Ramirez of McMinnville is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court October 3. He was further issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, September 15 a deputy saw a black SUV failing to maintain his lane of travel on Vaughn Lane. The officer made a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Ramirez, who had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and his eyes were bloodshot. Ramirez was very unsteady on his feet. He submitted to but performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. Ramirez was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
45 year old James H. Ryan of Youngs Ford Road, Jamestown is charged with filing a false police report and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court on September 26. Sheriff Ray said that on August 16, 2011 Ryan was operating a motor vehicle on Highway 70 when he became involved in a property damage accident. Ryan then left the scene and parked the vehicle at a business location on Highway 70 east. After leaving the vehicle behind , Ryan went to a motel. When the officer questioned him about the vehicle, he denied driving it. Ryan told the officers that he was assaulted and that someone had taken his vehicle, which was involved in the accident. The officer viewed security video tapes which showed Ryan to be the driver of the automobile before and after the accident. The video revealed that no assault had occurred.