The man who escaped from the DeKalb County Jail two weeks ago was indicted by the Grand Jury last week.
47 year old Randall Joe Swindle of Mount Tabor Road, Murfreesboro was served with a sealed indictment for escape and appeared for arraignment Monday, April 10 in DeKalb County Criminal Court. His bond on the charge was $25,000.
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Sheriff Patrick Ray told WJLE that Swindle was with other inmates in the exercise yard during their recreation time on Tuesday, March 28 when he quickly stripped down to his shorts and tee shirt and slithered through a very small opening between the bottom of the security fence and the fence framework. As he ran off correctional officers gave chase on foot while deputies followed in their patrol cars. Swindle was observed standing in the highway trying to get a ride but ran toward Hardees when he saw the officers approaching. A Warren County constable and a private citizen, who were in the Hardees parking lot and saw what was happening, called for the man (Swindle) to stop and he was subsequently taken into custody by the deputies and correctional officers.
Swindle is in jail for carrying or possession of a weapon by a felon, vandalism, theft of property over $1,000, and aggravated burglary.
Meanwhile 41 year old Angelea Nicole Vallem of Estes Street, Smithville was named in a sealed indictment last week on charges of sale and delivery of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine). She appeared for arraignment Monday, April 10 in criminal court. Her bond was $100,000. The indictment alleges that on or about the 18th day of August, 2016, Vallem knowingly did sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, to wit: methamphetamine (in an amount greater than 0.5 grams).
46 year old Richard Allen Tilley of Short Mountain Highway, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is April 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, April 7 deputies were dispatched to a residence on Short Mountain Highway due to a possible domestic violence incident. While enroute, Central dispatch notified the officers that the man involved had left the residence in a white Nissan Titan. A deputy spotted the vehicle and stopped it on Short Mountain Highway. The driver, Tilley submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He was unsteady on his feet and had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person.
30 year old Frankie James Warrick of Blue Springs Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and his court date is April 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, April 8 deputies were dispatched to a residence on Blue Springs Road for a physical domestic. Upon arrival the officers spoke with Warrick along with his 17 year old son and the boy’s mother. According to Sheriff Ray, Warrick and the woman were in the garage when they began arguing. As the woman raised her hands to keep Warrick from yelling so close to her face, he slapped her hands down. She pushed him away but he shoved her also causing the woman to fall to the ground. As the teen stepped in to defend his mother, Warrick pushed him (son) causing the boy to fall and scrape his back. Warrick and the woman both admitted to having consumed alcohol prior to the incident. Warrick was determined to have been the primary aggressor.
55 year old Carol Denise Cowan of Brush Creek is charged with aggravated burglary. Her bond is $5,000 and her court date is April 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, April 9 deputies were dispatched to a residence on Hillview Heights due to an unwanted guest. The caller informed central dispatch that Cowan was outside the home trying to break through the door with a hammer. Cowan gained entry and once inside broke two mirrors that were hanging on the wall. She also got into an argument and pulled a knife on the complainant. Cowan left the scene in a black Chevy Monte Carlo before officers got there. Deputies found the vehicle and Cowan on Coon Branch Road. While speaking to the officers, Cowan admitted to having been at the residence and breaking the mirrors.