A man was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting a neighbor in the buttocks and arm with a bb gun.
51 year old Del Ray Hanna of Old Snow Hill Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court June 27.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Sunday, May 26, Hannah allegedly shot a victim twice with a bb gun. The victim was shot once in the buttocks and once in the right arm, causing it (arm) to bleed. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
37 year old David Wayne Dowell of McMinnville is charged with theft of property under $500, vandalism, and burglary. His bond is $4,500 and he will be in court on June 6.
Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, May 16 Dowell allegedly vandalized a lock on a garage and broke into a residence on Echols Heights in Liberty. Upon talking with the owner, it was determined the following items were stolen: a weedeater and string, boat oars, tool box, tools, orange extension cord, and a yellow five gallon gas can all totaling less than $500. After an investigation, it was determined that Dowell had committed the crimes. He was arrested on Saturday, May 18.
28 year old Joshua Cripps of Hodges Road, Smithville is charged with evading arrest. He was also charged with a violation of probation out of General Sessions Court. His bond on the evading arrest charge is $2,500. He has a $250 cash bond on the violation of probation. Cripps will be in court June 6.
Sheriff Ray said that on or about Wednesday, March 27, deputies went to Cripps' home to serve a warrant on him. He was beside a garage when the officers pulled up into the driveway. When he saw the deputies, Cripps ran into the woods. He was subsequently arrested. Cripps' girlfriend told the officers that Cripps had known about the warrant.
28 year old Rhonda Joy Goff of Students Home Road, Smithville is charged with five counts of forgery. Her bond is $25,000 and she will be in court on July 17. Sheriff Ray said that Goff allegedly went to Jewel's Market on South Congress Boulevard and passed forged checks in the following amounts on these dates: $45 on May 2, $45 on May 3, $30 and $60 on May 14, and $45 on May 15. She allegedly admitted to a detective to having committed the forgeries.
18 year old Robert Wayne Davidson, Jr. of Short Mountain Street, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court June 6. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, May 21 Davidson allegedly took a Kenwood CD player out of a vehicle on Love Colony Road. It was valued under $500. Davidson allegedly admitted to taking the CD player.
23 year old Ivan Perez Guzman of Smithville is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court June 6. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, May 24, Guzman, holding a beer, was found walking in the middle of Highway 146 (Short Mountain Highway). An officer made contact with him. Guzman was apparently so intoxicated he did not know his name or where he lived. Guzman had previously dialed 911 because he was confused and did not know his whereabouts. Guzman had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. For his safety, Guzman was brought to the jail for booking.
39 year old Tabitha Gay Tidwell of Woodbury Highway, Liberty is charged with driving under the influence. She was also issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law for refusing to submit to a blood test and for simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycontin). Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court on June 6. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, May 25, a deputy responded to a 911 call about a vehicle sitting in the roadway on Woodbury Highway. The officer spotted the vehicle and stopped to check on the welfare of the driver, Tidwell. He found her passed out under the steering wheel. The engine was running. The deputy had trouble waking her up. After she awoke, Tidwell told the officer that she had taken oxycontin earlier in the day and that she still had some of the drugs in her purse. A silver pill container was found. Inside were one and a half oxycontin pills Tidwell was very unsteady on her feet. She submitted to but performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. Tidwell refused to submit to a blood test. For her safety and that of the public, Tidwell was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
48 year old Jakob Michael Torsten was arrested on Saturday, May 25 for domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court June 6. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, May 24 Torsten allegedly assaulted his girlfriend on Highland Avenue by striking her in the back and pushing her down. The woman claimed she suffered a cigarette burn on her right arm. Torsten was arrested and brought to the jail for booking. The woman said the reason she did not call for help until the day after the assault was because Torsten was intoxicated.
54 year old Larry Eugene Rhoady of West Greenhill Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. He was also issued citations for failure to maintain lane of travel and for violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court June 6. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, May 25, Rhoady was operating a vehicle on Highway 70 when he was stopped by an officer for failing to maintain his lane of travel. Rhoady had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. Rhoady performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. He submitted to a blood test. Rhoady was arrested and brought to the jail for booking. He allegedly admitted to the officer that he had been drinking beer.
34 year old Gregory Wayne Roberts of Midway Road, Smithville and 42 year old Chad Everette Knowles of the Loop, Smithville were arrested Sunday, May 26 after a pursuit from Highway 70 to Old Mill Hill Road.
Roberts is charged with resisting arrest, felony evading arrest, driving under the influence, and a fourth offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond is $14,000 and he will be in court on June 6. He was also issued citations for violation of the implied consent law and for failure to maintain his lane of travel.
Knowles is charged with driving under the influence by allowance for letting Roberts drive his (Knowles' vehicle). His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court June 6.
Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, May 26 an officer tried to pull Roberts over on Highway 70 for failing to maintain his lane of travel. When Roberts refused to stop, the officer initiated his patrol car's emergency equipment and began a pursuit. From Highway 70, Roberts turned onto the Old Snow Hill Road, to New Home Road, and finally to Old Mill Hill Road where he turned onto a driveway and into a front yard. Because he evaded arrest, Roberts was taken out of the vehicle at gunpoint. Roberts made an attempt to put his hands in his pockets, but the officer grabbed his arm and put him on the ground. While on the ground, Roberts continued trying to resist arrest, pushing against the officer. It took two officers to place handcuffs on him. Roberts, who had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person, told the officers he had been drinking. No sobriety tasks were given because Roberts had resisted arrest. He also refused to submit to a blood test. Roberts was in possession of an ID only license. A computer check revealed that his license were suspended. He was taken into custody and brought to the jail for booking.
Knowles admitted to drinking alcohol and said that was the reason he allowed Roberts to drive his automobile. Knowles is an habitual motor offender.