A 49 year old Smithville man was arrested Saturday, September 26th after officers of the Sheriff's Department found an explosive device in an outbuilding at his residence.
Darrell L. Pack of Rolling Acres Road is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon (explosive device) and his bond was set at $10,000. He will appear in court on October 15th.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says officers were called to the Pack home on Saturday and made the discovery during an investigation. The Tennessee Bomb Squad and the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Agencies were summoned to the scene to take custody and dispose of the device. Also found in the Pack home was a stolen gun out of White County. Detectives there were notified that the weapon has been recovered.
Meanwhile, in other cases Sheriff Ray says19 year old Misty Gingerich of West Main Street, Smithville was arrested Wednesday, September 23rd for criminal trespassing after she was found behind the DeKalb County Jail. Gingerich had walked on the property at night and was trying to smuggle contraband into the jail annex where inmates were being housed. Gingerich tried to put items though the rear outside door of the annex. Her bond was set at $2,500 and she will appear in court on October 22nd
30 year old Kenny Wayne Bly of Midway Road Smithville was charged Friday, September 25th with criminal littering and evading arrest. Bly tried to smuggle contraband into the DeKalb County Jail by throwing down contraband on the ground behind the jail annex. When officers approached Bly, he took off running and was caught on West Main Street in Smithville. Bly's bond was set at $2,000 and he will appear in court on October 15th
36 year old Gregory Wayne Cripps of Cripps Lane, Smithville was charged Friday, September 25th with a first offense of driving under the influence after an officer stopped him on Highway 56 South for weaving from one side of the roadway to the other. Cripps was unsteady on his feet and had very slow motor skills. Cripps submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. Cripps' bond was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on October 15th.
24 year old Johnna Maynard of Banks Pisgah Road, Smithville was arrested on Friday, September 25th for aggravated burglary and theft of property under $500. Detectives allege that Maynard went to a home on Banks Pisgah Road Smithville and entered the residence without the owner's consent. While there she allegedly took a weed eater valued at $100. Bond for Maynard was set at $15,000 and she will appear in court on October 15th. Also arrested at Maynard's home was 35 year old James Hershell Patton of Oak Place Drive, Smithville. Detectives had knowledge that Patton was staying at the Banks Pisgah Road home and they also knew that Patton was wanted on a violation of parole warrant in DeKalb County. When detectives went to the door of the home, Patton tried to elude them by crawling into the attic. Patton was found buried under the insulation in the attic area. Patton was also charged with evading arrest and his bond was set at $3,500. He will appear in court on October 15th.
Also on Saturday, September 26th, deputies responded to a complaint call at the intersection of Highway 70 and Highway 96 in Liberty. Deputies found 29 year old Carlos J. Perez of Kipling Drive, Nashville to be in control of a motor vehicle. Perez had a strong odor of alcohol on his person, slurred speech, and he was unsteady on his feet. Perez submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. Perez was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence and his bond was set at $1,000. He will appear in court on October 15th.
A passenger of Perez's vehicle, 27 year old Joseph P. Reasons of Ashland City Road, Clarksville was charged with public intoxication after he was found to be passed out on the side of the road. Deputies found Reasons to be under the influence having blood shot eyes, he was unsteady on his feet, and was very confused. Reasons' bond was set a $1,000 and he will appear in court on October 15th.