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Fire Damages Home on R. Arnold Road

December 4, 2009
Dwayne Page

Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were called to a mobile home at 529 R. Arnold Road Thursday morning.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says the woman who lives there had left home around 7:15 a.m. to take her daughter to school and discovered the fire when she returned about a half hour later. She said flames and smoke were coming out of a back bedroom window. The woman yelled for the neighbors to call for help.

The Keltonburg, Blue Springs, and Short Mountain Highway stations responded along with DeKalb EMS and the Sheriff's Department.

Chief Green says the cause of the fire is undetermined but it apparently started in a back bedroom, which was destroyed. Firefighters were able to save the rest of the home, although there was heat and smoke damage throughout.

UCHRA Serves 10,100 Individuals In DeKalb County

December 3, 2009
UCHRA Officials, County Mayor, and Smithville Mayor

“The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, DeKalb County Office has provided services to 10,100 individuals with $2.4 million being spent in the County. The UCHRA programs address the needs of all ages and have a positive impact on the residents in DeKalb County,” stated County Executive Mike Foster.

The UCHRA provides services to the residents in the fourteen county Upper Cumberland area through more than 68 programs supported by federal, state, and local dollars. The mission of the Agency is to assist individuals in moving from “dependence to independence.”

“The Agency ‘delivers hope’ to approximately 175,000 individuals, annually, and continuously strives to make each of the Upper Cumberland counties the best place possible to work, live, and retire,” said Phyllis Bennett, Executive Director, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency.

Examples of services provided during the past year to DeKalb County residents include the following: 15,098 nutritional meals were provided through the nutrition program for older persons and other adults with disabilities; and the commodities food program distributed food to 536 eligible individuals to be used to prepare meals at home. Five UCHRA transportation vehicles provided 12,239 trips to over 531 households enabling these individuals to go to the doctor, medical facilities, grocery and drug stores, and other business locations in the County. The fourteen county UCHRA transportation program runs approximately 2,907,645 miles in a given program year with numerous miles traveled transporting DeKalb County residents to and from locations in the county.

“These services are important to the residents of the City of Smithville, especially in the difficult economic situation that we have faced during the past year. The City is fortunate to have a committed, dependable Agency like the UCHRA to provide quality services,” stated Taft Hendrixson, Mayor, City of Smithville.

“The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency appreciates the work of the City and County officials in DeKalb County, the DeKalb County Advisory Committee for the UCHRA, and the UCHRA DeKalb County office staff. This team of local leaders, interested businesses and citizens makes it possible to provide quality services to the residents of DeKalb County,” stated Phyllis Bennett.

For further information about services available through the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency please contact UCHRA’s DeKalb County office located at 527 West Main Street in Smithville.

CUTLINE: Pictured from left to right are Phyllis Bennett, UCHRA Executive Director; Mike Foster, DeKalb County Executive, Chairman of the UCHRA Child & Youth Development Committee, UCHRA DeKalb County Advisory Board Chairman & Former Chairman of the UCHRA Board of Directors; Taft Hendrixson, Mayor of Smithville & Member of the UCHRA Board of Directors; and Mitzi Bradford, UCHRA DeKalb County Coordinator.

Two Indicted by Grand Jury for Aggravated Robbery of Dollar General Store

December 3, 2009
Dwayne Page
Jacob Gadberry
Nina Sullivan

A man and a woman, charged in an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store on South Congress Boulevard on September 15th have been indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury.

28 year old Jacob Gadberry and 24 year old Nina Sullivan both of Toad Road, Dowelltown, arrested by Smithville Police, are each indicted on one count of aggravated robbery and criminal impersonation. They will appear for arraignment in criminal court on December 14th at 9:00 a.m.

According to Smithville Police Officer Scott Davis' report, Sullivan entered the store around 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th and asked to use the restroom. After she left, Gadberry came in the store, opened an office door where the manager was counting money, and ordered her at knife point to open the safe where he took more than three thousand dollars and left the store. No one was injured.

Shortly after the robbery, county deputies Chris McMillen and Steven Barrett stopped a 1991 Nissan at Walnut and North Mountain Street, where the two suspects were taken into custody.

Officer Davis' actual report states as follows:" I was dispatched to 513 South Congress (Dollar General Store) in reference to a robbery. Upon my arrival, I made contact with the witness who advised that the suspects were a white male wearing an orange Tennessee shirt, and a white female who was driving an older model red Nissan."

The defendant (Sullivan) opened the door where management was counting money and asked if she could use the bathroom. The witness, Dawn Allen, stated "yes" and the defendant (Sullivan) went to the bathroom. Ms. Allen stated that a few minutes later the male suspect (Gadberry) yanked open the door and had an open utility tool knife and stated " open the safe, don't hit the alarm or be stupid, get back into the chair". The suspect then took a blue and red money bag from the safe and fled the store."

County deputies McMillen and Barrett, who were apparently at the jail at the time, heard the radio traffic and saw a vehicle fitting the description driving around the public square the wrong way. They pulled the car over at the intersection of Walnut and North Mountain Street

Officer Davis' report states that "the suspects vehicle had money thrown inside the floor board and some of it was stuffed under the passengers seat. Once both suspects were removed from the vehicle, Sullivan was placed into Sergeant Joey Jones' patrol car where she attempted to hide money taken from the robbery. The amount of the money taken in the robbery is estimated at $3,011. The money was recovered in the suspects' vehicle and placed into the evidence room. At 11:59 p.m., I was attempting to locate the money bags that were taken during the robbery. I located the money bags at 201 South Third Street. These items were placed into evidence. "

Jamie Winkler Announces Candidacy for State Representative

December 3, 2009
Jamie Winkler

Calling for action to create jobs, improve education and strengthen the economy, Jamie Winkler, a Carthage native, today announced he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the State House of Representatives District 40 serving Dekalb, Macon, and Smith Counties.

"It's time our representatives paid attention to what the people of our District need and that means it's time we had stronger leadership and better representation in Nashville. I'll take on the real problems facing our families and find solutions to create jobs, improve education, and grow our economy, starting with improvements to the critical lifeline that serves our economy, our roads and bridges," said Winkler. "The state budget is tightening and it must be managed without placing more burdens on already struggling working families." The District 40 seat is presently held by Terri Lynn Weaver.

"Issues critical to our families are not getting the attention or action they need. Jobs are leaving our communities at a pace we've never seen before. Bankruptcies are rising dramatically, hurting lenders and ruining personal credit. Job losses are splitting families apart. Students and teachers, who are key to our future, need our utmost support. Bridges providing essential links between our communities are closed or on the verge of closing," said Winkler, who was born and raised in Smith County, where he and his wife, Amber, are raising their son, Jack. Winkler worked on his family's cattle and tobacco farm, graduated from Smith County High School, The University of Tennessee and The University of Tennessee College of Law.

"These are problems we see and we struggle with every day but there's no sign our leaders see these problems or understand the struggle. Solutions are ignored for pure politics or unrealistic ideals," Winkler said. "The hard-working people of this District deserve better. I'm committed to the families and businesses who are the strength of our communities. We need a common sense approach to the complex problems we face. During this campaign, I look forward to talking with you and hearing more from you as we work together to make a difference and deal with these challenges."

Winkler is an attorney with Bellar & Winkler in Carthage engaging in a general civil and business legal practice and represents various governmental entities. Mr. Winkler serves as Sunday school superintendent and teaches the adult Sunday school class at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Shade, Tenn., where he has been a member for twenty-two (22) years. He sits on the board of the Smith County Help Center and is a Rotary member.

DeKalb County Health Department To Offer H1N1 Vaccine

December 2, 2009
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Health Department will offer H1N1 flu vaccine to anyone who would like to receive it. A clinic will be held on Thursday, December 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the basement of the DeKalb County Courthouse. Another clinic is scheduled Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. In both clinics, vaccine will be available for all age groups. The vaccine and administration of it is FREE of charge. To get more information, call 615-597-7599. The H1N1 flu vaccine will be provided at no charge.

The Family Medical Center also has H1N1 vaccine available for all ages.

There are two types of influenza vaccines that protect against H1N1 flu. Flu Mist® is a live vaccine containing a significantly weakened version of virus that is administered in the nose and can be provided to healthy, non-pregnant persons age 2 to 49 years. The flu shot is an inactivated vaccine containing killed virus that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use among people 6 months of age or older, including healthy people and those with chronic medical conditions.

The same manufacturers who produce seasonal flu vaccines are producing 2009 H1N1 vaccines for use in the United States, and the vaccines are being made in the same way that the seasonal vaccines are made.

The DeKalb Health Department also urges residents to receive the seasonal flu vaccination to prevent illness. The seasonal flu vaccine is particularly recommended for the elderly, young children and people with certain health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease since they are at high risk for complications from seasonal flu.

For more information about the H1N1 flu vaccines, call the DeKalb County Health Department at 615-597-7599 or contact the Tennessee Flu Information Line at 1-877-252-3432. Information is also available on the Web at www.tn.gov/health or www.flu.gov.

Grand Jury Tours DeKalb County Jail

December 2, 2009
Dwayne Page

Members of the Grand Jury took a tour of the DeKalb County Jail this week and issued a report.

According to the report, signed by all members of the Grand Jury, "We felt that the facilities were very clean and sanitary and they seem to be very well organized. The inmates seem to be receiving fair treatment and are very well cared for. Sheriff Patrick Ray seems to keep communication lines open to all and we feel he and his staff are operating the jail efficiently and consistently under budget."

Vernon Indicted on First Degree Murder Charge

December 1, 2009
Dwayne Page
 James P Vernon

38 year old James P. Vernon of Green Hill Road, Rock Island has been indicted on a first degree murder charge by the DeKalb County Grand Jury in connection with the death of 24 year old David Joseph Clark.

Clark was severely beaten during an attack on a houseboat at Center Hill Lake July 7th. He later died from his injuries at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The arrest warrant states that "On July 7th, law enforcement began an investigation regarding serious injuries to Clark, who had been discovered unconscious in a vehicle parked at Horseshoe Bend Marina. A subsequent investigation by Dan Friel of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement officers has determined that Clark had been severely beaten on the eve of July 7th on a houseboat on Center Hill Lake."

" Eye witnesses have provided information concerning the beating of Clark by Vernon on the houseboat. The beating was accomplished by hitting the victim repeatedly in the face and head with his fist and concluded with kicks to the victim's body. Witnesses describe the continued beating of the victim even after he was unconscious."

" A subsequent investigation also determined the location on Center Hill Lake where the houseboat was anchored at the time of this beating to be located just inside the DeKalb County line. The victim was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and remained there in the intensive care unit in a comatose state with massive head injuries" until his death

Vernon is among a total of eighty three people who were indicted by the December term of the Grand Jury this week, including two named in sealed indictments. All those indicted will be arraigned in criminal court on Monday, December 14th at 9:00 a.m.

The names of all those indicted and their charges are as follows:

Orlando Ovalle Acuna- evading arrest, criminal impersonation, and speeding

Jack C. Adams- driving on a revoked license and driving on a revoked license enhanced 9th.

Ashley M. Anderson- theft of property under $500

Kenneth A. Applegate- driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law

Matthew Allen Baker- aggravated assault
Matthew A. Baker- driving under the influence, DUI enhanced 2nd, violation of the implied consent law, and violation of the financial responsibility law

Thomas A. Bagnall- vandalism over $500
Thomas A. Bagnall- burglary and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance

Michaela L. Bilbrey- theft under $500 (2 counts)
Michaela L. Bilbrey- theft under $500

Donna S. Blankenship- simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance; simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance

Brian Allen Bly- domestic assault

Bret Kenneth Boring- driving under the influence, DUI enhanced 2nd, and driving on a suspended license

Willard Darrell Brown- domestic assault

William Eugene Burgess- boating under the influence and violation of the implied consent law

Christopher E. Bush- aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000

Jason K. Cline- driving under the influence and DUI enhanced 2nd

Joshua Rhyan Cripps- attempted aggravated burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance

Brandy M. Egerton- assault

Donna S. Estes-worthless check under $500

Jimmy L. Estes- public intoxication

Ricky Estes- driving under the influence. DUI enhanced 5th, driving on a revoked license, and driving on a revoked license 4th
Ricky Estes- habitual traffic offender

Billy D. Ferrell-no drivers license, prohibited weapon, and disorderly conduct

Donald E. Foster- driving under the influence, DUI enhanced 3rd, and driving on a suspended license

Jacob Gadberry and Nina Natasha Sullivan- aggravated robbery and criminal impersonation

Lazaro R. Garcia- driving under the influence, DUI enhanced 3rd, driving on a revoked license, and driving on a revoked license 2nd

Christopher J. Garrett- theft of property over $1,000

James Edward Gilles- domestic assault

Sharon J. Groshon- theft under $500

Leland Todd Hasty- driving under the influence, DUI enhanced 4th, failure to maintain lane

Joel Thomas Hayes- possession of drug paraphernalia

Michael Chad Hayes- driving on a revoked license and driving on a revoked licensed enhanced 2nd

Craig A. Hill- forgery (3 counts) and passing a forged instrument (3 counts)
Craig A. Hill- forgery and passing a forged instrument
Craig A. Hill- theft over $500
Craig A. Hill- forgery and passing a forged instrument
Craig A. Hill- theft under $500 ( 2 counts)

William G. Howell- theft over $10,000

Denise A. Jaurequi- theft of property over $1,000

Brandon M. Jennings- driving under the influence

Brad E. Johnson- possession of drug paraphernalia

Pamela Jo Kelley- driving under the influence, violation of the implied consent law, and violation of the open container law.

Stephen C. Killion- public intoxication
Stephen C. Killion- accessory to violation of boating under the influence (BUI), and violation of the vessel registration law

Molly S. Lawrence- theft of property under $500

Amy Jeanette Lawson- simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance; simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance
Amy Jeanette Lawson- driving on a suspended license, driving on a suspended license enhanced 2nd, and violation of the financial responsibility law
Amy Jeanette Lawson-theft of property under $500

James Steven Leduc- aggravated burglary and theft over $500
James S. Leduc- burglary and theft under $500

James David Linder- driving on a revoked license and driving on a revoked license enhanced to 10th

William Travis Malone- theft under $500

Joseph L. Merriman- driving under the influence

James B. Metcalf- driving under the influence

Billy Paul Mooneyham- vandalism over $500
Billy Paul Mooneyham- aggravated burglary and theft over $500

Cody Murphy and Ricky Murphy-aggravated assault
Cody Murphy and Ricky Murphy- retaliation for past action

Gregory E. Neal- driving under the influence

Scotty W. Neisz-theft under $500

Jefry V. Overall- driving under the influence, DUI enhanced 6th, and violation of the implied consent law

Courtney A. Paris- driving under the influence, no drivers license, violation of the financial responsibility law, and violation of the implied consent law.

Timothy W. Patrick- driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license
Timothy W. Patrick-driving on a revoked license

John Bryan Pedigo- simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Marco A. Perez-driving on a revoked license and driving on a revoked license enhanced 2nd

Rhonda Perez- worthless check over $1,000

David R. Petty- criminal impersonation

Aron D. Ponder- driving on a suspended license

Lisa Porterfield- driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia
Lisa Porterfield- theft of property over $1,000

Wallace M. Rackley-domestic assault
Wallace M. Rackley-assault
Wallace M. Rackley- aggravated burglary and vandalism over $1,000

Luis M. Ramirez- driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, and resisting arrest

Jo Ann Rutland- theft over $1,000
Jo Ann Rutland, Sharon Barnwell, and Brandon E. Smith- aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000

Jose Eugenio Sagahon- driving on a revoked license

Mike J. Sartain, Sr.- worthless check under $500 (2 counts)
Mike J. Sartain, Sr.- worthless check under $500

Jeremy S. Shelton- aggravated assault and vandalism under $500

Sharon K. Skinner- forgery
Sharon K. Skinner- theft over $500

Jeffery Smithson- aggravated burglary and theft under $500

Steve A. Stanley- sale of a schedule II controlled substance, delivery of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license

Matthew R. Sullivan- driving under the influence

Jeffrey L. Taylor- driving under the influence, DUI enhanced 3rd, and violation of the implied consent law

Michael F. Teachout- driving on a revoked license

Jonathon D. Thomas- aggravated burglary and theft under $500
Jonathon D. Thomas- evading arrest
Jonathon D. Thomas- evading arrest, criminal impersonation, and possession of drug paraphernalia
Jonathon D. Thomas- evading arrest

Michael G. Thomas and Nancy Brown- promotion of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia

Crystal L. Thompson- simple possession of a schedule II, simple possession of a schedule III, and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance

Joel Trobaugh- driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal impersonation.
Joel Trobaugh-domestic assault

Stephanie Lee Vanatta- forgery (2 counts) and passing a forged instrument

James P. Vernon- first degree murder

Timmothy Walker- worthless check over $1,000

Toby Lynn Young- aggravated assault with a weapon

New Roses Store to Open in Smithville

November 30, 2009
Dwayne Page
Future home of Roses in Smithville-

Roses is coming to Smithville.

According to a prepared news release on the company's website, Henderson based Variety Stores, a subsidiary of Variety Wholesalers, Inc. a discount retailer, has announced it will open a 30,000 – square-foot Roses store, a unit of the company’s retail division, in Smithville. The store is scheduled to open in early Spring 2010 at 750 South Congress Boulevard formerly Pamida.

In a statement to WJLE, Tony Luna says the Luna Realty Group co-brokered the deal to get Roses here. "About a month to six weeks ago, we were contacted by a group, I believe from Missouri, that we had the old Pamida building co-brokered with and they said the Roses group had contacted them about coming into this area. They were looking at several buildings in middle Tennessee."

"I met them at the airport and brought them in and they fell in love with the community. After a couple of weeks, I was contacted again. They said they were definitely going to come into the area. They signed a long term lease with the Pamida group to move in at the old Pamida building."

"We're as excited as they are about them coming into this community, especially since the county is buying the old Food Center building. With Roses there, that's going to be a hopping end of town again."

According to the company news release, Roses operates several other stores in McMinnville, Murfreesboro, Memphis and Bowling Green, Kentucky. The new Roses store will offer a combination of “Value-Priced” merchandise that includes Clothing & Shoes for the entire family, Home Furnishings, Housewares, Toys, Food, Health & Beauty products, and Seasonal products such as, Lawn & Garden, BTS, and Christmas Decor, all at “Value Driven Prices”!

Variety Stores concept and mission is simple—provide great value, convenience, and a pleasant shopping experience for our customers. The new store will create 30 to 40 new jobs in the Smithville area. Plans are to begin hiring for this location mid December 2009. Interested parties can contact Carl Wright, Senior Manager of Human Resources at HYPERLINK "mailto:cwright@vwstores.com" cwright@vwstores.com

Variety Wholesalers, Inc. is a family owned business that has been operating since 1922, and has been listed in Fortune 500 magazine as one of the largest, privately owned companies in the United States.

The retail stores operated by the Company are grouped into three main divisions – Roses, Maxway and Super 10. The corporation operates over 425 stores across the Southeastern States. For more information on Variety Wholesalers, Inc, visit our website at HYPERLINK "http://www.vwstores.com" www.vwstores.com.

Woman Charged with Trying to Smuggle Drugs into the Jail

November 30, 2009
Dwayne Page
Laura B Elmore
Samuel Max Meketon
Zack Ross Hendrixson

A Smithville woman has been charged with trying to smuggle drugs into the jail.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says 24 year old Laura B. Elmore of Gentry Avenue, Smithville was arrested Wednesday, November 25th for facilitation to introduce drugs into a penal institution where prisoners are quartered. On November 13th, detectives and deputies were summoned to a beauty shop in Smithville where a woman had reportedly come into the business and purchased a bottle of shampoo. After making the purchase, the woman left the business but returned a short time later stating that she intended to take the shampoo to the DeKalb County Jail, but had forgotten that the jail would not accept shampoo unless it was signed into the facility by a registered beautician. The woman left the bottle at the business with the intent for the owner or employees to take the bottle of shampoo to the jail. After an investigation, detectives discovered that the bottle of shampoo contained two straws that were taped on each end. The straws contained 19 pills believed to be Xanax and 12 pills believed to be Oxycodone. Elmore was identified as the person who bought and returned the bottle of shampoo. Detectives allege that Elmore intended to slip the pills into the jail by hiding them in the bottle. Elmore's bond was set at $2,500 and she will appear in court on December 3rd.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, November 28th, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department's K-9 officer was patrolling on Highway 56 North and observed a vehicle fail to yield to a stop sign at the intersection of Cookeville Highway and Craft Center Drive. The officer stopped the automobile and the driver, 20 year old Samuel Max Meketon of Byrne Apartments Cookeville, showed him an identification card. When the officer checked the number, Meketon's license was found to be suspended for an unpaid citation in Pennsylvania. The K-9 officer then allowed the K-9 dog, Banshee, to run around the vehicle. Banshee alerted at the trunk. Upon checking the trunk, the officer found a pillow case that contained 2 bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Meketon was arrested for a first offense of driving on a suspended license and simple possession of a schedule VI drug. His bond was set at $2,500 and he will appear in court on December 31st.

Also on Saturday, a deputy, while on patrol on Midway Road, spotted a vehicle weaving in the roadway. After stopping the automobile, the officer found 23 year old Zack Ross Hendrixson of West Main Street Hickman to be the driver. The deputy checked Hendrixson's driver's license and discovered that they were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in Putnam County on August 23rd. The officer also found in Hendrixson's car under the seat, a sunglasses case that contained a glass pipe with marijuana residue, 2 plastic bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and a pill believed to be Suboxone. Rolling papers were also found in the glove compartment of the car. Hendrixson was charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule III drug Suboxone, and simple possession of a schedule VI drug marijuana. Bond for Hendrixson was set at $5,000 and he will appear in court on December 10th.

Smithville Police Department Releases Weekly Arrest Report

November 27, 2009
Dwayne Page

The Smithville Police Department has released it's arrest report for the week.

35 year old Donna Bogle of 658 Parkway Drive was arrested by Smithville Police on Friday, November 20th for possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the report: K-9 Officer Brad Tatrow observed a vehicle fail to use a turn signal when making a left turn off South Mountain Street onto White Street Upon making contact with Bogle, Officer Tatrow said it appeared that both she and her passenger were very jumpy and nervous. He received consent to search Mrs. Bogle's vehicle as well as her purse and recovered two used hypodermic needles as well as a straw with yellow powdery residue. Mrs. Bogle was placed under arrest. Her bond is 1,000 and she will appear in General Sessions Court on December 17th.

40 year old Jose Miguel Sagahon of 304 White Street was arrested on Sunday, November 22nd for driving on a revoked license. Officer Randy King reports that he was dispatched to the intersection of West Bryant and South College Street and upon arrival. he saw a white Dodge truck attempting to pull a white Monte Carlo out of a ditch. The vehicle was towed out and across the roadway into the parking lot of Creative Styles Hair Salon. The operator of the Monte Carlo who had been involved in the accident was Sagahon. Officer King asked if he was driving the car and he replied "yes". He also asked him for his name and he responded " Miguel". Officer King said he knew Sagahon's license had been revoked in April for DUI . After he verified that the license were still revoked, he arrested Sagahon. Bond is set at 2,500 and Sagahon will be in court on December 3rd.

57 year old Danny Austin Reeder of 633 Restview Avenue was arrested on Sunday, November 22nd for Prevention or Obstruction of service of Legal Process or Writ. Officer Matt Farmer reports that on November 17th, Reeder hid Patsy Estes in his residence knowing there was an outstanding warrant on her. Police officers also told him that they had warrants on her. After officers entered the home, they found Estes there. The case against Estes is the result of an investigation into a stolen wallet taken from an office in the DeKalb County Courthouse. Bond is set at 1,000 and the court date is December 3rd.

20 year old Lucas David Bocel of 412 West End Avenue McMinnville was arrested by Officer Matt Holmes on Tuesday, November 24th for Solicitation of a Minor. An offense report was taken by Officer Randy King on November 21st regarding a possible statutory rape. It was reported that Bocel arranged to meet a 13 year old minor and that sexual contact had occurred. The case was later assigned to Officer Holmes. During Officer Holmes' investigation it was determined that there was intimate contact but no sexual activity. Bocel was charged with Solicitation of a Minor. Bond is set at 5,000 and the court date December 3rd.

26 year old Jason L Knowles of 846 Anthony Avenue was arrested on Tuesday by Officer Scott Davis on a warrant for Violation of Probation. His court date is December 3rd.

51 year old Ricky Deland Adcock of 2917 Obie Adcock Road was charged with Public Intoxication on Tuesday. According to the report, Sergeant Joey Jones arrived at 119 Dearman Street on a suspicious vehicle call. The complaint was about a white pickup truck going slow up and down the roadway and then pulling into the driveway of the Dearman Street residence. Sergeant Jones says he was advised that the owner of the residence was not at home at the time. Upon arrival, Sergeant Jones noticed that the white pickup truck had backed up in the driveway on the east side of the residence and sitting behind the wheel was Adcock. Sergeant Jones says he stopped and walked up to the vehicle and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage that smelled like beer. He asked Adcock what he was doing there. He told the officer that he was there to meet a friend. Sergeant Jones asked if he had any I.D. on him. Adcock then produced his driver license. His eyes were bloodshot and droopy and his speech was slurred. Sergeant Jones asked if he had been drinking but Adcock kept changing the subject. Sergeant Jones asked him to step out of his vehicle but he just sat there. He was asked twice more before he finally got out. As Adcock was getting out of the vehicle, he told the officer that he was not going to take field sobriety or any other tests. Sergeant Jones replied that was his choice and then advised him that he was going to be arrested for Public Intoxication. Adcock was taken into custody and transported to the Smithville Police Department for processing. He was then transported to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.. His bond is 1,000 and he will be in General Sessions Court on December 3rd.


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