A federal grand jury in Nashville returned a 29-count indictment yesterday charging 63 year old Robert E. Neener of Smithville with wire fraud, mail fraud, and using and selling falsely made seals of various federal agencies, including several branches of the United States military. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin and alleges that in 2007 and 2008, Neener operated an Internet business called “Bob Neener Military Documents,” which offered to sell various military service certificates to the public. These documents were intended to reflect that the person named was a disabled veteran; had been honorably discharged; had received a presidential citation; or had been recognized for various other military service achievements.Read the rest of this article
Two men, implicated in a recent theft of wheels and tires from Dry Creek Salvage, have each been charged in the case.
41 year old William Shane England of South Mountain Street was picked up by Smithville Police on Wednesday, August 11th and charged with theft. One week later, the Sheriff's Department served a warrant on 32 year old Grady L. Murphy of Bell Street for theft.
In the latest weekly update on city crime news, Smithville Police say that on Monday, August 9th David Bullard reported to Lieutenant Steven Leffew that someone had stolen some wheels, tires and a CD player from Dry Creek Salvage sometime over the weekend. On Wednesday, August 11th Detective Matt Holmes received information that the wheels and tires on the truck England was driving were stolen from Dry Creek Salvage. The vehicle was later spotted by Detective Holmes and K-9 Officer Brad Tatrow on South College Street and it was pulled over. The officers immediately noticed that England had already changed the wheels and tires that were on the vehicle. When asked about the wheels, England admitted to taking them to Blue Springs and hiding them in a shed. The wheels and tires were recovered and identified by the owner. England claimed that he bought the wheels and tires from Murphy knowing that they were stolen. Bond for Mr. England is $1,000 and his court date is August 26th. Bond for Murphy is $5,000 and he will be in court on September 2nd.Read the rest of this article