An inebriated man was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a handgun at deputies and firing shots away from them into the woods.
65 year old David Scott Davis of Neil Drive, Smithville is charged with public intoxication; resisting stop, frisk, halt, or arrest; two counts of aggravated assault; and one count of possession of a handgun (Smith & Wesson 44 Magnum) while under the influence of alcohol. His bond is $14,500 and he will be in court February 26. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Tuesday, February 3 deputies were dispatched to Neil Drive on a report of a person with a gun. When the two officers arrived, they saw Davis point a handgun at them and then fire shots across the road into the woods. Davis was found to be unsteady on his feet and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Multiple beer cans were on the ground there. As the officers placed him under arrest, Davis resisted and had to be forcibly taken to the ground.
55 year old Mark Anthony Thompson of Brush Creek is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court February 19. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, February 2 a deputy was dispatched to Bob Mathis Road due to a report of an intoxicated driver. Upon arrival, the officer found the driver, Thompson sitting in the truck. While speaking with Thompson, the deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol on his person. Thompson's speech was slurred and very slow. He told the deputy that he had been "driving around drunk all day". Due to his level of intoxication, Thompson was unable to stand to undergo field sobriety tasks. He was placed under arrest and taken to the hospital for a blood withdrawal. Thompson was then taken to the sheriff's department for booking. His prior DUI offense was in April 2007.
53 year old Tommye Lou Bell of Hawkins Drive, Smithville is charged with a third offense of driving under the influence and having contraband in a penal institution. She was further issued a citation for violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). Her bond is $9,500 and she will be in court March 19. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, February 4 a deputy was dispatched on a report of a reckless driver traveling east bound on the Nashville Highway. The officer spotted a silver 2012 Honda SUV heading eastbound from the Dollar General Store. As he followed, the deputy observed the vehicle cross the center line of the highway several times into the passing lane. He activated his emergency blue lights, trying to get the driver of the SUV to stop. When the driver, Bell saw the deputy behind her, she crossed the center turn lane into westbound traffic and almost hit an oncoming Ford pickup head-on. The SUV turned onto Tiger Drive, pulled into a parking lot, and stopped. Bell's speech was slurred and she had difficulty finding her drivers license and other vehicle information. After performing poorly on field sobriety tasks, Bell was placed under arrest and taken to the jail. Prior to a pat down and search, Bell was asked if she had any illegal substances on her. She replied "no". During the search, a female correctional officer found in Bell's bra a bottle containing 54 Dilaudid tablets.
43 year old Tisha Elaine Burns of Cookeville Highway, Smithville is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence. Her bond is $3,000. She will be in court March 5. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, February 6 a deputy was dispatched to New Bildad Road on a report of a suspicious vehicle having been seen parked by the bridge. The officer spotted a white Crown Victoria there and spoke with the driver, Burns. He detected an odor of alcohol on her person. Her eyes were glossy and she was unsteady on her feet. After performing poorly on field sobriety tasks, she was arrested and taken to the hospital for a blood withdrawal and then to the sheriff's department for booking. Meanwhile Burns and a passenger of her vehicle, 44 year old Comer Thomas Vance of Railroad Avenue, Shelbyville were each cited for criminal trespassing after it was determined they were trespassing on private property at the bridge where two "No Trespassing" signs are posted.
49 year old Betty Marie Davis and her daughter 25 year old Heather Marie Davis of Corinth Church Road, Rock Island are each charged with domestic assault. Bond for each is $1,500 and they will be in court February 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, February 7 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Corinth Church Road due to a domestic complaint. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Heather Davis and Betty Davis who said that they had gotten into an argument over a car. Heather claims her mother hit her in the left eye causing it to become red and swollen. Betty claims Heather punched her in the face, busting her nose.