63 year Gerald Wayne (J.B.) Bounds of McMinnville, who has spent nearly 30 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a DeKalb County man in 1981, is scheduled to have another parole hearing October 21st at the Southeast Regional Correctional Facility in Pikeville where he is incarcerated.
Bounds is serving a life sentence for the first degree premeditated killing of 27 year old Sherman Wright, who was shot once in the face just outside the Odyssey Arcade on West Broad Street, across from the Dairy Queen. The incident occurred on the afternoon of February 2nd, 1981. The game room no longer exists. The building now serves as the location for the Discount Tobacco Outlet.
Bounds has been before members of the Tennessee Board of Pardons and Parole at least twice in recent years trying to gain an early release, but so far to no avail. Members of the Wright family and state prosecutors have always opposed it.
A woman found passed out in her vehicle Thursday was arrested on drug charges after Smithville Police found drug paraphernalia in the automobile and pills in her purse.
48 year old Darcie E Cantrell of West Main Street is charged with two counts of possession of a schedule II drug, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lieutenant Steven Leffew was dispatched to Regions Bank on the public square to check out a complaint about a woman who was passed out in a vehicle in front of the bank. Lieutenant Leffew knocked on the window and awoke Cantrell. She told the officer that she had been to the bank to withdraw money to pay her bills. Ms. Cantrell was asked if she had taken any medication. She replied "yes" and gave the officer consent to search her vehicle and purse. Found in the vehicle were a square plate and a glass pipe. A total of thirteen various types of pills were found in her purse and she had no prescription for them. Bond for Cantrell is $4,000 and her court date is September 16th.
Meanwhile, 27 year old Courtney Anne Paris of West Broad Street was arrested by Detective Matt Holmes on Friday, September 3rd for three counts of possession of a schedule II drug for resale, two counts of possession of a schedule III drug for resale, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule III drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. On Thursday, August 26th, K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow arrested Paris for possession of drug paraphernalia. The Smithville Police Department was assisting probation officers on a home visit at a local motel where Ms. Paris gave them consent to search. In a bathroom drawer, police recovered two used hypodermic needles and four cut straws containing residue. Warrants were taken Friday, September 3rd against Paris for the drugs found in the room. Upon serving the warrants, Detective Matt Holmes, Corporal Travis Bryant and Officer David Phillips searched Ms. Paris' apartment and recovered drug paraphernalia and a schedule III drug. Bond for Paris is $154,000 and her court date is September 16th.
50 year old Rhonda Lyndale Adams of Nashville was arrested on Saturday, August 28th for driving on a suspended license. Adams was operating a motor vehicle and was stopped for speeding by Officer David Phillips. A computer check revealed her license was suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in Davidson County. Bond for Adams is
$1,000 and her court date is September 29th.
30 year old Nieka Daniell Barrett of Fisher Avenue was cited for theft of merchandise on Sunday, August 29th. Officer David Phillips was dispatched to Rite Aid Pharmacy where he spoke with Ms. Barrett. She allegedly admitted to taking four packs of razor blades and putting them in her purse. Her court date is October 7th.
38 year old Robbie Lee Newlin of Luttrell Avenue was arrested on Saturday, August 28th for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and vandalism. Officer Matt Farmer was dispatched to 817 Luttrell Avenue to investigate a complaint of a man and woman who were fighting. Upon arrival Officer Farmer saw Newlin walking toward him. According to Officer Farmer, Newlin had a "busted mouth" and several marks on his torso. Newlin said that the woman had struck him in the mouth and had hit him several other times. The woman claims that Newlin had assaulted her. By this time, Lieutenant Steven Leffew and Officer David Phillips had arrived on the scene to assist. While Officer Farmer was speaking with Newlin, he allegedly became very belligerent and began cursing the officer. Newlin then moved toward Officer Farmer. He was told to step back but replied that he was not going to move. After being told several times to step back, Newlin allegedly continued to refuse and he became more belligerent. The three officers attempted to restrain him but he aggressively resisted being cuffed and had to be taken to the ground. As Newlin continued resisting, Lieutenant Leffew sprayed him with his OC (chemical) spray. Newlin was then cuffed and placed into Officer Farmer's patrol car. Newlin allegedly continued to threaten the officers and he began kicking the right rear window of the patrol car, knocking it off track. Officer Phillips was able to fix the window but while being transported to the police department, Newlin kicked out the same window again causing it to shatter. Bond for Newlin is $5,000 and his court date is September 16th.
23 year old Robert Grady Cox of Miller Road was arrested for criminal impersonation on Thursday, September 2nd. Officer James Cornelius was called to City Walk Apartments to check out a complaint about a drunk driver when a vehicle matching the description he was given pulled into the parking lot. When Officer Cornelius asked for identification, Cox stated he did not have one and gave a fake name. Other personal information he gave was also false. Bond for Cox is $1,500 and his court date is October 7th.
26 year old Gregory Mark Guidry of Puckett Point Road was arrested on Thursday, September 2nd for driving on a suspended license. Guidry was operating a motor vehicle and was stopped by Officer James Cornelius for a light violation. A computer check of his license revealed them to be suspended for failure to satisfy a citation. Bond for Guidry is $1,000 and his court date is October 7th.
27 year old Ashley Leann Lich of Kendra Drive was cited for theft on Friday, September 3rd. Lich was in the Dollar Store where she allegedly put some hair products and nail polish in her purse. She was checking out when Officer David Phillips arrived. After checking out, she went back in the store apparently in an attempt to dispose of the items in her purse. Her court date is October 14th.
Anyone having any information on any criminal offense is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
Any information received that will help the Smithville Police Department solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.