Smithville Police have charged a man with public intoxication after a homeowner caught him trying to enter his house and held the intruder at gunpoint until officers arrived.
46 year old Brett Alan Parron is under a $1,500 bond and will be in court April 16. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 31.
According to Captain Steven Leffew, Officer in Charge of the Smithville Police Department, Sergeant Travis Bryant was dispatched to a residence where the owner had caught a man trying to break into his house and was holding him at gun point. Upon arrival, Sgt Bryant spoke with Parron and found him to be unsteady on his feet and he had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. The homeowner told Sgt Bryant that he had heard Parron at his back door telling his dogs to "Shut up" and he was also causing a disturbance by moving things around behind the house. According to Sgt Bryant, Parron didn't seem to know where he was or what he was doing. He was placed under arrest.
Meanwhile, Officer Joey Myers responded to a residence on West Broad Street in reference to a domestic assault on Tuesday, March 31. Upon speaking with the parties involved, it was determined that 30 year old Christopher Lee Lewis was the primary aggressor. He allegedly pushed the victim and held her arms behind her back. Lewis was placed under arrest. His bond is $2,500.
48 year old Frank Ervin Morris was arrested Friday, April 3 for driving under the influence and violation of the implied consent law. Officer Matt Farmer found Morris in control of an SUV in a driveway on Jennings Lane. Morris was passed out at the wheel of the vehicle while it was still running and he had his foot on the brake. When Officer Farmer awakened him, Morris removed his foot from the brake and the SUV started moving down the driveway. Officer Farmer quickly responded and put the vehicle in park to keep it from crashing. Morris had red watery eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. Morris signed implied consent forms to give blood for alcohol and drug testing but upon arrival at the hospital he changed his mind and refused to submit to the test. His bond is $3,000 and he will make a court appearance on April 23.
Officer Lance Dillard responded to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter on Saturday, April 4. Upon arrival he spoke with a Loss Prevention Associate who reported that he had witnessed 42 year old Patsy McCoy Estes take several Wal-Mart bags from the front of the store and get a shopping cart. He then saw her pick up several items and remove the price tags before placing them in the bags. The total value of the merchandise was $535.98. Estes was arrested for Theft of Merchandise. Her bond is $5,000 and she will be in court May 7.
36 year old Gregory Wayne Roberts was arrested on Tuesday, April 7 for a second offense of driving under the influence and a third offense of driving on a revoked license. At approximately 11:30 pm that night, Roberts drove to Kwik N Ezy to purchase beer. After leaving the store, Roberts got behind the wheel of his vehicle and tried to drive away but he was stopped by an off duty deputy. Sgt Travis Bryant arrived on the scene and asked Roberts to submit to field sobriety tests but he was unable to perform the tasks due to an old leg injury. For his safety and that of the public, Roberts was arrested and transported to the Emergency room of the hospital where he submitted to a blood alcohol test. A computer check revealed Roberts' license to be revoked for a DUI on September 26, 2013. His bond on this charge is $7,500 and he will be in court on April 16.
33 year old William Travis Malone was arrested on Wednesday, April 8 for driving under the influence. K-9 Officer James Cornelius received a call from Central Dispatch of a man who appeared to be sleeping in a vehicle with the engine running. Upon arrival Officer Cornelius located a vehicle matching the description given and found a man, who he knew to be William Malone slumped over in the driver's seat. The vehicle's engine was running and it was in "drive". Officer Cornelius opened the door to the automobile and turned off the engine. He then awoke Malone. Upon speaking with him, Officer Cornelius noticed Malone's speech to be slurred. He was asked to step out of the vehicle at which time the officer noticed Malone to be unsteady on his feet. After giving him several minutes, the officer asked Malone if he would be willing to submit to a series of sobriety tasks. Malone was then arrested for DUI. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on April 23.
43 year old Richard Brandon Turner was arrested on Thursday, April 9 for domestic assault and resisting arrest. Officer Joey Myers was dispatched to an address in reference to a domestic assault. He and Sgt Travis Bryant spoke with Turner who had been asked several times to leave the home . Turner refused to leave and had to be physically restrained as he became violent and actively resisted the officers. Police learned that Turner refused allow the victim to leave the home and placed that person in fear of bodily injury. Turner's bond is $3,000 and he will be in court April 16.