A staff member at the Indian Mound Boys Home was assaulted by a teenager there Saturday, May 7.
18 year old Franklin Jared Prater of Sparta is charged with assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will make a court appearance on May 12.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that Prater allegedly assaulted a staff member with his fist. The blow to the face left a bruise on the staff member’s jaw. Prater allegedly admitted committing the assault saying he wanted to get out of the Department of Children Services’ custody.
An Alexandria man who allegedly assaulted a woman while holding a gun on her has been arrested in the case and will make a court appearance on May 12.
43 year old Timothy Dewayne Johns of New Hope Road, Alexandria is under a $5,000 bond charged with aggravated assault.
Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, May 7 a deputy responded to a residence on New Hope Road due to a physical domestic involving a gun. While speaking with the victim, the officer learned that Johns had allegedly ripped off most of the woman’s clothing and assaulted her. The deputy observed a knot on her left brow and several scrapes and red marks on her neck, hands, legs, and knees. According to the woman, Johns held a pistol to her head during the assault and then put the handgun in her mouth, saying he should just kill her. The woman claims Johns tried to choke her several times while inflicting blows about her head and body. Johns was placed under arrest.
49 year old Douglas Ray Ferrell of Midway Road, Smithville was arrested twice last week on assault charges. In the first incident, Ferrell allegedly hit his son in the head with a hammer. In the second incident Ferrell threatened to attack a deputy with a wire plant hanger while he was investigating another assault.
According to Sheriff Ray, the first offense occurred on Wednesday, May 4. A deputy was dispatched to the residence on Midway Road in reference to a domestic call. During the investigation, the officer learned that Ferrell allegedly hit his son in the head with a hammer and then chased after him with a metal pole. Ferrell was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault. His bond is $4,000 and he will be in court May 19.
Three days later on Saturday, May 7, Ferrell was arrested again for assault and for resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search. His bond on that charge is $7,000 and will make a court appearance May 19. Sheriff Ray said that a deputy again responded to the residence on Midway Road for a possible domestic. As the officer was talking to the woman who placed the call, Ferrell ran out of the house and charged toward the deputy holding a wire plant hanger. Although the officer ordered him several times to stop and go back inside the house, Ferrell continued toward the deputy and drew back the hanger as if he were going to hit him before throwing it to the ground. But after dropping the hanger, Ferrell again approached the deputy with a raised fist in a fighting stance. Ferrell was forcibly subdued by the deputy and placed under arrest.
22 year old Lee Allen Ferrell of Midway Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $4,000 and he will make a court appearance on May 26. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, May 6 a deputy was called to Midway Road for a physical domestic. During an investigation the officer learned that Ferrell had allegedly kicked a woman about the face and neck leaving marks on her face. Ferrell was placed under arrest.
25 year old Emily Kristen Kriegel of Sparta is cited for simple possession of marijuana. She will make a court appearance on May 26. Sheriff Ray said on Thursday, May 5 a deputy stopped a black car on Highway 70 east and while speaking with the passenger, Kriegel, found her to be nervous. He asked if she had any illegal substances and she produced 0.1 gram of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana from her bra and pants area.
23 year old Dakota Stith of Short Mountain Road, McMinnville is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court on May 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, April 29 Stith allegedly stole a 2001 pewter colored Chevy S-10 pickup. He was later found in possession of the truck. The case was investigated by a sheriff’s department detective.
28 year old Amanda Brooke Washer of McMinnville Highway, Smithville is charged with evading arrest. She was also issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. Washer is under a $2,500 bond and she will be in court on May 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, May 3 Washer intentionally fled from law enforcement officers by running from them as they were trying to serve an arrest warrant on her. Washer was forcibly taken into custody. A search of her belongings revealed two spoons with residue which field tested positive for cocaine; two used hypodermic needles; and two lighters and tissue paper.
25 year old Andrew Dayton West of Tramel Branch Road, Alexandria is charged with driving on a revoked license. He was also issued a citation for no insurance. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on May 19. Sheriff Ray said that West was involved in a wreck on Wednesday, May 4 and during the investigation he was unable to produce a driver license. A computer check confirmed that his license were revoked in Smith County on January 28, 2014 for failure to satisfy fines and costs.