An employee of New Frontiers Home has been charged with reckless endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after taking three boys from the home to an unapproved location on Tuesday, May 3 where he allowed them to engage in drug use.
24 year old John Schuylar Allen of North Field Lane, Alexandria is under a $15,000 bond and he will make a court appearance June 30. He is charged with three counts of each offense.
“Allen worked there at the New Frontiers Boys Home and while they were going somewhere else, Allen took the boys to a place he wasn’t supposed to go, which was not approved by the New Frontiers Director. While there Allen allowed the boys to engage in illegal drug use,” Sheriff Patrick Ray told WJLE.
In each of the three cases for reckless endangerment, Sheriff Ray said that “Allen recklessly engaged in conduct which placed a juvenile in immediate danger by taking him to an unauthorized location not approved by the Director of New Frontiers and allowed him to engage in illegal drug use”.
In each of the contributing cases, Sheriff Ray said that “Allen allowed a juvenile to engage in illegal drug use while under his protection and supervision as an employee of New Frontiers Boys Home”.
A father and son were arrested Friday, May 27 after a detective went to a residence to serve warrants on one of them.
30 year old Cody Lee Crips of Village Place Smithville is charged with criminal impersonation. He also has four violation of probation warrants and a failure to appear warrant against him. His bond is $2,500 for the criminal impersonation but he is being held without bond on the other warrants.
Meanwhile, his father 63 year old Melvin Leon Crips of Village Place, Smithville is charged with filing a false report. His bond is $4,500 and he will be in court on June 16.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, May 27 a detective went to a residence on West Main Street to serve a warrant on Cody Lee Crips. Upon arrival, he spoke with Melvin Leon Crips and asked about an employee he had but Crips gave the wrong name. The detective further explained who he was looking for and said his name was Cody Crips but Melvin Cripps still gave the wrong name to the detective.
When the detective spoke with Cody Crips and asked for his identity, Crips replied that his name was Cody Haynes. He also gave his date of birth and social security number which were also wrong. Crips was taken into custody and brought to the jail where he was identified as Cody Lee Crips. He later admitted his true identity and admitted to having lied to the detective.
40 year old Gregory Michael Patton of Oak Place Drive, Smithville is charged with public intoxication and resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search. He was further issued a citation for simple possession of morphine. His bond is $4,000 and he will be in court June 23. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, May 25 a deputy stopped Patton who was walking on East Main Street in Smithville. Patton was told that an off duty detective had suspected him of making a drug exchange. Initially Patton said he had nothing nor had done anything and began to walk away. After refusing the officer’s commands to stop, Patton was taken into custody. After finding three needles on his person including one loaded with 10 units of morphine, Patton admitted to having shot up morphine. Patton was very nauseous, uncooperative, and somewhat unsteady on his feet.
48 year old Robert Anthony Fuston of Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. He was further issued citations for driving on the wrong side of the roadway and violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on June 23. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, May 29 while on routine patrol a deputy spotted a white vehicle leave its lane of travel on Jefferson Road. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Fuston and found him to have a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. His eyes were bloodshot and he submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. His refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.
19 year old Ashley Marie Starr Coates of Woodbury is cited for simple possession of marijuana. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, May 23 Coates was observed smoking marijuana on Cecil Hale Road. She had in her possession a small amount of marijuana, a rolled joint, and paraphernalia. The marijuana weighed 2.7 grams. She will make a court appearance on June 6