The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in a recent burglary and theft.
30 year old Donald Richard Atnip, Jr. of Page Drive, Smithville is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property under $500. His bond is $25,000 and he will make a court appearance December 17. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that Atnip allegedly broke into a residence on Page Drive on Sunday, November 1 and took a flat screen Visio television valued at $300.. He allegedly admitted to entering the home and taking the TV. The case was investigated by a sheriff's department detective.
51 year old Michael Patrick Layton of Smithville is charged with being a fugitive from justice. His bond is $50,000. Sheriff Ray said Layton has a warrant against him from Lee County, Florida for two counts of possession of a controlled substance for resale (Heroin) and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (Heroin). He is now awaiting extradition back to Florida.
44 year old Gary C. Boatwright of Elmwood, Tennessee is charged with evading arrest and a fourth offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond totals $13,500 and he will be in court on November 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, November 7 a sheriff's department deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 70 west for failing to maintain his lane of travel. The driver pulled to the shoulder of the road but did not come to a complete stop. He then took off again. The officer began a pursuit on Highway 70 which continued onto Highway 96. The pursuit was terminated at Cannon County. After an investigation, officers learned that Boatwright was the driver and a computer check of Boatwright's license showed they were revoked for a DUI