Two Teens Accused of Stealing School System's Driver's Ed Car

July 9, 2013
Dwayne Page

Two minors are to appear in Juvenile Court this week for allegedly stealing the Drivers Education car, a Chevy Lumina, from the Board of Education bus garage last Wednesday.

Smithville Police said the juveniles allegedly entered the lot, took possession of the vehicle, drove it through the gate, and off the property.

The car and the boys, ages 13 & 14, were found the next day, Thursday July 4 in Cannon County where they showed up at a residence asking for gas, according to Sheriff Patrick Ray

The episode began on Wednesday, July 3 when the boys set out on a four wheeler from a cabin home belonging to one of the boy's parents on Holmes Creek Road. The boys later rode to the school bus garage, allegedly broke in, and then drove off in the car, crashing through the gate. They apparently left behind the four wheeler.

After the boys failed to return, the parents reported them missing. On Thursday, July 4 Woodbury Police received a report that two boys had come to a residence in Woodbury, where they knocked on the door, looking for gas.

Upon discovering the boys were reported missing from DeKalb County, Woodbury Police notified Central Dispatch in DeKalb County. The parents were contacted and picked up the boys.

Juvenile petitions were later taken against the boys for committing a delinquent act in stealing the car.

44 year old Jamie S Bullard was arrested on Thursday, July 4 for aggravated assault, public intoxication, resisting arrest, indecent exposure and vandalism under $500.00. Police were dispatched to Bullard's home Thursday evening for a disturbance. Upon arrival the officer met Bullard who advised someone had destroyed his house. Bullard was found to be intoxicated and belligerent and cursing at the officers. At one point he removed his clothes and threw a rock at one of the officers and threatened to shoot them. After being taken to jail, Bullard allegedly set fire in and flooded the cell. While officers attempted to gain control, Bullard resisted. Bond for Bullard is $17,000 and his court date is July 25.

32 year old Mark D. Young was arrested for DUI on July 7. Young was stopped for a traffic violation and upon contact, the officer smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. Young didn't wish to do field sobriety tasks. Bond for Young is $1500 and his court date is July 25.

Anyone with information on criminal activities is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.

Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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