A Smithville man arrested last week in a rash of recent home burglaries, vandalism, and thefts has been charged in three new cases as a result of the on-going investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.
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28 year old Cory Alan Bradford of Love Lane, Smithville is charged with two new counts of aggravated burglary, three new counts of theft, and two new counts of vandalism. Sheriff Patrick Ray said these are crimes Bradford is alleged to have committed before his arrest on the charges filed against him last week.
The new cases against Bradford are as follows:
*On Saturday, July 1, Bradford allegedly entered a home on Floyd Drive through a window, causing $200 worth of damage to the window. While inside, he allegedly took a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, valued at $3,000.
*On Thursday, July 6, Bradford allegedly entered a home on Coconut Ridge Road, causing $500 worth of damage to a door. While inside, he allegedly took a Phillips TV valued at $600.
*On Wednesday, July 19 Bradford allegedly took a gold single diamond necklace and a cluster ring made into a necklace, valued at $675.
Bradford is now charged by the Sheriff’s Department with a total of eleven counts of aggravated burglary, eleven counts of theft, eight counts of vandalism, and one count of possession of burglary tools. The Smithville Police Department has charged Bradford with one count of aggravated burglary.
His total bond on the charges against him by the sheriff’s department totals $217,500. He is also under a $10,000 bond on the Smithville Police Department charge against him. Bradford will make a court appearance on all the charges August 3.
In the other cases, Bradford is accused of breaking into homes on Lakeside Drive, Oak Drive, Lakeview Drive (3 homes), Lakeside Place, Puckett’s Point Road (2 homes), Blackberry Hill Road, and Riley Avenue between June 2 and July 20. TVs and other items were taken from several of the homes.
20 year old Braxton Kain Bennett of Smith Road, Smithville is charged with burglary and theft of property. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is August 10.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, February 28 Bennett allegedly broke into a vehicle and took two pocket books containing a stethoscope, a blood pressure cup, a Bible, and other personal belongings. Bennett was later found to have some of these items in his possession.
32 year old Dustin O’Brian Cash of Toad Road, Smithville is charged with violation of the sex offender law and criminal impersonation. He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia (glass pipe and a hypodermic needle). Bond for Cash is $13,500. His court date on the sex offender violation charge is August 3 and August 10 for the criminal impersonation and drug paraphernalia offenses. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, July 26 a detective and deputy were called to a residence on Toad Road due to a possible altercation. Upon arrival a woman reported that Cash had stolen her cell phone and had gone to another address on Toad Road. The deputy went to that residence and found Cash but he identified himself as Brian Nash and gave conflicting dates of his birth. After a further investigation, officers learned the man’s real name is Dustin O’Brian Cash and that he is a registered sex offender in Davidson County with a conviction date of May 31, 2014. Cash said DeKalb County has been his home for about one month but during that time he has not registered as a sex offender here. Cash was taken into custody for criminal impersonation and the arresting officer found on him a glass pipe and a hypodermic needle.
22 year old Selah Ann Williamson of Clear Creek Road, Liberty is charged with criminal impersonation. Her bond is $1,500 and her court date is August 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, July 27 a deputy was dispatched to the area of Circle Drive due to a suspicious vehicle parked there. The caller reported that the car was a silver Dodge Neon and that the lights were off. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a woman who identified herself as Brittany Gassaway and she gave her date of birth but that information could not be confirmed through Central Dispatch. The woman then provided a social security number but it belonged to a man. When confronted with a photo of the man, the woman then offered her actual social security number. It was then discovered through Central Dispatch that Williamson has two active warrants against her in Trousdale County. She was placed under arrest.