A local couple has been arrested in connection with the recent theft of guns, coins, jewelry and other items stolen from a houseboat at Pates Ford Marina
46 year old Ricky Lane Evans and 37 year old Sherry May Evans both of Gene Vaughn Road, Smithville are each charged with theft of property over $10,000. Bond for each is $10,000 and they will make a court appearance October 6. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Saturday, September 17 both Ricky and Sherry Evans allegedly took items from a houseboat at Pates Ford Marina including several silver coins, a Kel-Tec 9 millimeter rifle, a Smith & Wesson 380 handgun, a Winchester 410 shotgun, clothing, jewelry, a spotlight, candles and other items. The owner of the houseboat discovered the theft and reported it. The case was investigated by a detective and deputies of the Sheriff’s Department and as a result some of the stolen weapons and other items have been recovered. Sheriff Ray said that some of the silver coins and jewelry were recovered in a purse belonging to Sherry Evans.
54 year old Jackie Mark Mullican of Miller Road, Smithville is charged with carrying or possession of a weapon by a felon. His bond is $7,500 and his court date is September 29. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, September 12 while conducting a probation search on Mullican, a Sheriff’s Department Detective found in his right pants pocket a silver Jennings 380 caliber handgun with an altered serial number. A computer check revealed that the gun had been stolen and entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) by the Smithville Police Department. A criminal history was also conducted which showed that Mullican is a DeKalb County convicted felon charged in a 2008 schedule II drug offense.
36 year old Bradley Don Crook of Tubb Street, Liberty is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and his court date is October 6. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, September 16 a deputy responded to a residence on Tubb Street due to a domestic assault in progress. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Crook and a female. According to the woman, while she and Crook were arguing he stood up and smacked her on the left side of the face. Crook was very uncooperative with the deputy and was determined to have been the primary aggressor. He was placed under arrest.
34 year old Taren Renee Pilley of Davis Street, Smithville is charged with being a fugitive from justice. Her bond is $75,000 and her court date is September 29. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, September 17 a deputy responded to a residence on Yulanda Hills after receiving a 911 call of someone possibly being held hostage there. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Pilley. A computer check revealed that she had an active warrant against her from Butler County, Ohio. She was placed under arrest. Ohio authorities have agreed to extradite her.
32 year old Daniel Ray Wilson of Yulanda Hills Road is charged with aggravated assault. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is September 29. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, September 14 Wilson allegedly assaulted a woman by pulling her hair, striking her in the face with his fist, and trying to strangle her. Due to the assault, the woman suffered injuries to her face and red marks on her throat.