Two brothers, already in trouble with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department on burglary and theft charges, have now been charged with similar offenses by the Smithville Police Department.
Police Chief Richard Jennings says 43 year old Martin Riley and his brother, 49 year old Timothy Riley, both of 1771 Poss Road, Smithville were charged on Friday, September 18th with aggravated burglary, theft of property, and vandalism for an incident that occurred on August 20th at 209 East Bryant Street. The arrests were made by Detective Jerry Hutchins. The victim told Officer Travis Bryant that she noticed damage to her back door. The door locks had been disassembled from the outside and the metal on the door had been damaged. She also said that someone had taken items from her carport and from inside her home. The Rileys will appear in court on October 1st. Their bond was set for $85,000 each.
Meanwhile, in other cases, 32 year old Brian Bundy of 404 Lee Braswell Road was arrested Friday, September 18th for public intoxication. According to the report, on that day, Officer Travis K Bryant responded to the probation office in regard to an intoxicated person at that location. Upon arrival he made contact with Bundy who had slurred speech and was falling asleep while Officer Bryant was talking to him. Bundy was then placed under arrest. His court date is October 1st and his bond was set at $1000.
43 year old Richard J Mathis of 734 Goodridge Road Woodbury was arrested on Saturday, September 19th for a first offense of driving under the influence. According to the report, on that day Officer Travis K Bryant was dispatched to a possible DUI driver inbound on East Broad Street. He got behind the vehicle and observed it for a short distance. Officer Bryant then saw the automobile go outside its lane of travel to the right and then pull into the center lane. That's when the officer initiated the traffic stop. The driver, Richard Mathis was found to have slurred speech and he appeared to be disoriented. Officer Bryant asked him to step outside the vehicle and perform some field sobriety tests. Due to his medical condition and his impairment at that time, the HGN test and the finger touch test were performed but the results were unsatisfactory. Mathis was then placed under arrest and transported to the emergency room of the hospital where he submitted to a blood alcohol test. Mathis' court date is October 1st and his bond is set at $1,500.
Meanwhile a passenger of Mathis' vehicle, 48 year old Brenda L. Mathis also of 734 Goodridge Road, Woodbury was arrested for public intoxication. After the traffic stop, she was determined to be impaired. Ms Mathis told the officer that she had taken one Xanax, two Hydrocodones and other pills. She was removed from the vehicle. Her eyes appeared to be jerky, her speech was very slurred and she was unsteady on her feet. Officer Bryant asked if she could call anyone to come get her. Mathis replied that she could try but they would all have to drive from Woodbury. Officer Bryant allowed Mathis to call a friend but she was unable to reach anyone after several attempts. Due to her physical state, Mathis was placed under arrest for public intoxication for her safety. Her court date is October 1st and her bond was set at $1,000.
28 year old Patricia L Linder of 366 Kennedy Street., McMinnville was arrested on Wednesday, September 23rd for driving on a suspended license. According to the report, on that day Officer Matt Farmer saw a blue Honda Civic make an improper pass while traveling south on Highway 56 South. (South Congress Boulevard.) Officer Farmer stopped the vehicle and found Linder in control of the automobile. He asked central dispatch to run a computer check on Ms. Linder's driver's license and the finding was that her license was suspended for twice failing to satisfy a citation. Linder was charged with driving on a suspended license and cited for improper passing. Her court date is October 22nd and her bond was set at $1000.
35 year old Demetrius M Bogle of 316 Cooper Hollow Road, Auburntown was arrested on Thursday, September 24th for simple possession of a schedule III drug. According to the report, on Tuesday, September 22nd an officer responded to room 16 of DeKalb Community Hospital where there was a report of a suicidal person. Central dispatch advised that the hospital called and stated that there was a woman in room 16 who was threatening to commit suicide. The woman had a purse and the hospital staff did not know whether or not there was a weapon in the purse. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with hospital staff who stated that the woman claimed she had a knife in her purse. Upon making contact with the woman, the officer asked for consent to search her purse for weapons and illegal narcotics. Bogle gave verbal consent and the officer recovered 8 pills believed to be Percocet in an unmarked white container, 2 pills with believed to be Percocet in an Rx bottle, 15 brown pills believed to be Amarinol in an Rx bottle. The officer was aided by hospital medical staff in the collection and preliminary identification of the pills. Mobile Crisis personnel evaluated Bogle and determined that she was not a threat to herself and would not need to be admitted into a mental facility. Due to her being a patient in need of medical care at the hospital, warrants were taken out for two counts of possession of a schedule II drug and possession of schedule III drug to be served upon medical discharge. Her court date is October 13th and her bond was set at $1,500.
40 year old Andrew C Williams of 482 West Main Street was arrested Thursday, September 24th for child abuse and neglect. According to the report, on Saturday, September 19th Officer Matt Holmes responded to the home where a one year old child was found in the roadway by a passerby. The Department of Children Services was notified and a detailed report was completed after which the case was turned over for investigation. On Thursday Officer Holmes responded to the home again were the incident had occurred a second time involving the same suspect and child. A passerby had spotted a small child in the roadway and after a period of trying to locate the child's residence, the child was returned home. Williams told the officer that he was watching the kids out in the yard when he discovered the youngest child was missing. Williams' court date is October 1st and his bond was set at $5,000.
Meanwhile, Officer Matt Holmes responded to 504 South College Street on Saturday, September 19th where he met with Jimmy Cates who said that when he got in his truck to go to the store, he noticed that his dash had been dismantled in what looked like an attempt to take his CD player. Cates said nothing was stolen and there was no other damage. Extra patrol was established for his residence.
Anyone having any information on these or other offenses is asked to contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210.
Any information received that will help the Smithville Police Department solve any criminal offenses will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.