A man who concealed a camera in a bathroom to capture video of a sixteen year old girl taking a shower has been arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.
19 year old Clayton Daniel Gott of Blue Springs Road, Smithville is charged with three counts of unlawful photographing and violation of privacy. He was arrested on Saturday, July 27. His bond totals $4,500 and he will be in court August 8.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, the incidents occurred at the home of the victim's grandparents. The victim is a sister to Gott's girlfriend and Gott, who lives next door, had been a frequent and welcomed visitor to the home. Sheriff Ray said during Gott's visits, he would go to the bathroom and set up the camera. After the victim took a shower, Gott would go back in the bathroom and remove the camera.
During the third episode, the victim discovered the recording device in a toilet paper holder in the bathroom. The camera was on and recording while she was taking a shower. The incident was reported to the sheriff's department.
According to Sheriff Ray, Gott admitted to hiding the camera in the bathroom for the purpose of collecting video of this 16 year old female. Gott claims to have done this a total of three times within the previous two weeks. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
31 year old William Travis Malone of Curtis Avenue, Alexandria is charged with initiation of a process intended to manufacture methamphetamine. Malone was also issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia (two needles and several cut straws). His bond is $50,000 and he will be in court August 8. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, July 23 Malone, Candice Vickers, and others were in a vehicle at the Walmart parking lot in Smithville. Vickers had an active warrant against her. A deputy pulled over the vehicle to serve the warrant. While checking for warrants on others in the vehicle, the Smithville Police Department K-9 unit was deployed. The dog indicated on the automobile. Officers searched the trunk of the car and found a black and orange bag that contained a 20 ounce plastic bottle of muriatic acid, an 8 ounce Folgers container full of lye, plastic tubing, six lithium batteries, two cold packs including one cut open, and other items used to manufacture methamphetamine. According to Sheriff Ray, Malone said these items belonged to him. Malone was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
An investigation by a sheriff's department detective into reports of forgeries resulted in the arrest of 38 year old Christopher Alan Scruggs of Highland Avenue, Smithville. He is charged with three counts of forgery. His bond totals $4,500 and he will be in court August 8. Sheriff Ray said that Scruggs allegedly passed a $35 forged check at Jewel's Market on Highway 56 on Wednesday, July 10 and again on Friday, July 12 . Scruggs also allegedly passed another $35 forged check at Shiney Rock Market on Thursday, July 11.
25 year old Brandon Wayne Hutchings of Young Ridge Road, Sparta and 24 year old Jessica Anne Jenkins of Fall Creek Drive, Smithville are each charged with burglary and theft of property under $500. Jenkins is also charged with filing a false report. Hutchings' bond totals $7,500. Bond for Jenkins is $9,000. Court dates are August 1 for Hutchings and August 8 for Jenkins.
Sheriff Ray said that Hutchings and Jenkins are charged with breaking into and taking a purse from a vehicle parked at Sligo bridge on Sunday, July 21. Entry was gained by breaking out a rear window on the passenger side causing $300 in damage. The purse contained a wallet, pants, tank top, and a belt, all valued at less than $500. Hutchings and Jenkins were arrested some two hours later. Found on Hutchings was the victim's identification.
Jenkins was arrested again on Saturday, July 27 on the filing a false report charge after an officer went to her home to serve an active warrant on her. The deputy asked Jenkins if anyone else was in the home. She said no. After checking further, the officer found three others including one person with an outstanding warrant. Jenkins was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
Two female inmates have been charged with assault for fighting while in jail. 36 year old Stephanie Lee Vanatta of A.B. Frazier Road and 29 year old Rhonda Joy Goff of Students Home Road will be in court August 8. Bond for each is $2,500. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, July 28 Vanatta and Goff began arguing and that the incident escalated into an altercation. Correctional officers had to go into the cell area where Vanatta and Goff were on the floor. Vanatta was bleeding from her nose and she complained that her ribs were hurting. Goff was observed on the jail's video surveillance system going after Vanatta.
Another prisoner is also charged with fighting in jail. 33 year old Anthony Doel Atnip of Johnson Chapel Road, Sparta is charged with assault. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on August 1. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, July 25 Atnip and another inmate got into an argument which escalated into an altercation. Atnip allegedly struck the other inmate several times about the head and body with his fist.
38 year old Jimmy Mason Page of Old Snow Hill Road, Dowelltown is charged with evading arrest. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court August 8. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, July 28 an officer went to Page's home to serve an outstanding warrant on him. As the deputy was driving slowly by trying to find Page's driveway, he spotted Page sitting on the front porch of his home. When Page saw the officer, he jumped up and ran into the woods. While deputies were searching the woods, Page returned to his house. He was subsequently arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
45 year old Brett Allen Anderson of East Bryant Street, Smithville is charged with driving on a revoked license. He had already been cited earlier that day for the same offense. Anderson was further cited for simple possession of a Schedule II drug (Morphine). His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court August 1. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, July 22 Anderson was operating a vehicle on Midway Road when a sheriff's department drug detective pulled him over, having prior knowledge that his driver license were revoked. A computer check confirmed that his license were revoked for failure to provide financial responsibility on June 24, 2013. During the traffic stop, the detective saw Anderson putting something in between the driver's seat and console. The detective checked there and found a cellophane pack with two pills believed to be morphine. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
28 year old Tristan Jade Burgess of Potts Camp Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. She is under a $2,500 bond and she will be in court August 8. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, July 22 Burgess and her husband got into an argument which became physical. Burgess allegedly scratched her husband's neck, chest, and back leaving red marks. She also tore his shirt. Burgess was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
31 year old Renee Lynn Simpson of Church Street, Dowelltown is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in court August 8. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, July 22 Simpson and her brother got into an argument. During the incident, Simpson allegedly slammed the television to the floor. Then, as her brother picked up the TV, she allegedly slapped him in the head, grabbed the TV and threw it down again, breaking it. Simpson grabbed a fork and followed her brother, threatening to kill him and his family. She then picked up his computer and threw it on the floor. Simpson was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
36 year old Jayme Lynn Dowell of Carter Street, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $1,000. Sheriff Ray said that an officer was dispatched to a domestic call at Dowell's home on Tuesday, July 23. Upon arrival, the officer saw the victim in the doorway with blood on her arms and head. She was fussing with Dowell, who is her sister. After speaking with both parties, the officer learned from Dowell that she tried to push her sister out of the door. Dowell was determined to be the primary aggressor and she was brought to the jail for booking.
36 year old Tim Melvin Hickman of Bridgeway Motel, Smithville is charged with an eighth offense of driving on a revoked license. He was also issued a citation for improper passing, a violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance), and a violation of the registration law. His bond is $10,000. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, July 16 Hickman was operating a Gold Harley Davidson motorcycle on Highway 70 when he was stopped for passing another vehicle in a no passing zone. He had no tag on his motorcycle. He could not produce a license nor proof of insurance. A computer check revealed his license were revoked. Hickman was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
52 year old Paul Randall Ervin of Big Hurricane Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $1,500. Sheriff Ray said Ervin and his wife got into an argument at their residence on Thursday, July 18. Ervin allegedly hit her in the chest, grabbed and scratched her arm, and took money and a phone from her hand and hid them. Ervin was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
22 year old Eva Caroline Parliament of Meadows Drive, Lebanon is charged with driving on a suspended license. A passenger of the vehicle, 25 year old Melissa Hadidian Moghadam of Hermitage is charged with public intoxication. Bond for each is $1,500.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 19 Parliament was behind the steering wheel of a motor vehicle, parked in the middle of Midway Road just after midnight with her lights off. The officer checked the vehicle and found Parliament under the steering wheel. The officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle when the doors were opened. Parliament had no drivers license. A computer check revealed her license to be suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in Rutherford County. Moghadam submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. The deputy allowed Parliament and Moghadam to call someone to pick them up but after an hour passed and no one showed up, Parliament and Moghadam were arrested and brought to the jail for booking for the safety of themselves and the public.