Smithville Police have charged a local woman with five counts of forgery.
21 year old Kristen Nicole Waggoner is under a $25,000 bond and she will be in court June 27. Chief Randy Caplinger said Waggoner allegedly passed forged checks on five occasions including four times on May 28 and once on May 30 at a local grocery store. The total amount of the checks comes to $271.82.
40 year old Sandy Deone Wheeler was arrested for public intoxication and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on Sunday, June 9. Wheeler was observed by an officer walking on the side of the road. She was unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. The officer obtained consent to search Wheeler's personal belongings and found in her bag were a hypodermic needle, straw, and a spoon with burn marks on it. Wheeler's bond is $1,500 and she will be in court June 27.
21 year old Carlos Emmanuel Santos was arrested on Sunday, June 9 for possession and delivery of a controlled substance, simple possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Santos was operating a motor vehicle when stopped for speeding. Before pulling him over , the officer saw Santos throw a package of rolling papers from the vehicle. The officer detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the car. He requested and received consent to search and found .8 ounces of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana along with a black pouch containing approximately one gram of a white powdery substance in a baggie believed to be cocaine and a set of digital scales. In the center console, a crusher was found believed to have been used to crush marijuana. Santos told the officer that he was making a delivery of the cocaine to a buddy. His bond is $8,000 and he will be in court June 27.
A theft investigation resulted in a charge against 24 year old William Joseph Kitchen and a citation for his girlfriend 22 year old Jordan Elizabeth Lasky. According to police, Kitchen and Lasky went into a local computer repair business on Monday, June 10. The two apparently aroused suspicion when Lasky began asking several questions of the clerk, as Kitchen kept going in and out of the store. Kitchen was spotted on store video surveillance putting a Samsung tablet inside the front of his pants and then walking out without paying for it. Bond for Kitchen is $2,500. Kitchen has already made his first court appearance. Lasky will be in court on August 8.
29 year old Daniel Ray Wilson and 21 year old Victoria Tate were recently arrested for theft . Police said a government employee, working at the courthouse, briefly left her purse lying in the circuit court room. The room was empty at the time. When the woman returned to the courtroom, she discovered that someone had gone through her purse. Wilson was observed on video surveillance taking items out of the woman's purse. Later, on video surveillance at Wal-Mart, Tate was observed walking through the store with belongings from the victim's purse. The stolen items were later recovered from the suspects' residence. Bond for Wilson is $5,000. Tate's bond is $1,500. They will be in court August 15.
51 year old Pat Wall Briggs was arrested for driving under the influence and cited for a violation of the open container law on Friday, June 14. Police received a call of a person who was passed out in a vehicle at the Dollar General Store parking lot. Upon arrival, the officer found Briggs slumped over on the console. The vehicle was in drive and the engine was running. The officer awoke Briggs and found her with glazed eyes, an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. She was disoriented and unsteady on her feet. She submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. An open 12 ounce can of Bud Light Lime A-Rita was in the center console. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court July 25.
Police were called to Kwik N Ezy on Wednesday, June 12 where store video surveillance showed 35 year old Eureatha Leighanne Cripps had driven into the parking lot of the business. Cripps, who had a child in the vehicle with her, was believed to be intoxicated. She was unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. Cripps submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. Her bond is $1,500. She made her first court appearance on June 20.
19 year old Arrion William Matthews was arrested Saturday, June 15 for driving under the influence and cited for underage consumption and violation of the implied consent law. Police received a call of a possible drunk driver who had hit the guide wires of a utility pole and left the scene. The officer saw a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect's car pulling into Mapco Express on East Broad Street. While speaking to the driver, Matthews, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his person and his eyes were bloodshot Matthews submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He refused to take a blood test. Bond for Matthews is $1,500 and he will be in court June 27. Passengers in the car, 20 year old Chad Taylor, 18 year old Billy G. Tate, and 20 year old Ethan Shane Matthews were all cited for underage consumption as it was discovered that all three had been drinking beer earlier that night.
36 year old Carly Chaundra Jones was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday, June 16. An officer responded to a call at the Marathon gas station on highway 56 where someone had passed out in a vehicle at the gas pump. When the officer arrived, EMS workers were already there. They found Jones passed out in the driver's seat of her vehicle. She had an odor of alcohol on her person. She attempted to undergo sobriety tasks but performed poorly. Her bond is $3,000 and she will be in court July 11.
41 year old Patrick Olan Lewis was arrested for domestic assault on Monday, June 17. Police responded to a 911 call concerning a domestic violence complaint at East Side Inn. Upon arrival, an officer spoke to Lewis. Police said Lewis had been in a conversation with the victim when the incident turned physical. As the victim was trying to leave, Lewis allegedly threw her onto the bed and got on top of her. She began screaming and scratched Lewis trying to get away. Bond for Lewis is $2,500 and he will be in court on June 27.
Police were called back to East Side Inn the next day, Tuesday June 18 after Lewis and the woman were together arguing again. Lewis was charged with violating the conditions of his bond on the domestic assault charge for making contact with the victim again. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on June 27.
Anyone with information on any criminal activity is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
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