In his latest report on city crime news, Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 58 year old Charles Henry Ward is charged with driving under the influence and cited for violation of the implied consent law. He will be in court on November 6. His bond is $2,500 . Chief Caplinger said that on Wednesday, October 1 an officer was dispatched to East Broad Street on a complaint of an SUV driving all over the road. The officer spotted the vehicle and watched as it swerved across the double yellow line heading toward West Bryant Street. He stopped the automobile and spoke with the driver, Ward who said he had consumed several shots of liquor. Ward had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He submitted to and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He refused to take a blood test. Ward was placed under arrest.
37 year old Ramiro Linares is charged with DUI. He is also cited for a traffic violation, drivers license violation, and violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $1,500. Chief Caplinger said police were assisting a county officer on a traffic stop on East Broad Street when a blue Chevrolet Sedan passed within a few feet of the patrol cars. The city officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Linares. His speech was slurred and he had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He got out of the automobile and was very unsteady on his feet. Linares was placed under arrest.
27 year old Ashley Mayo and 26 year old Christina Mayor are each cited for shoplifting. They will be in court November 6. Chief Caplinger said on Tuesday, October 7 police were called to a business on South Congress Boulevard on a shoplifting complaint. The officer met with the store manager who reported that the women were observed placing merchandise in their purses. When confronted the Mayo's allegedly admitted taking the items.
65 year old Rocky Craig Carpenter is charged with DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence. He was also cited for violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $3,000. Chief Caplinger said that on Wednesday, October 8 police were dispatched to the hospital due to an accident in the emergency room parking lot. When the officer arrived, he was informed by central dispatch that a person involved in the mishap was in the emergency room. The officer spoke with the man, Carpenter who had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. While inventorying Carpenter 's car, police found a loaded 38 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol on the dashboard. Carpenter was placed under arrest.
33 year old John Brent Williams is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court November 6. Chief Caplinger said that on Sunday, October 12 police were called to a residence on East Main Street in regard to a domestic assault. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Williams' girlfriend who said that she and he had gotten into an argument and that he allegedly hit her in the face and head, knocked her to the floor, and tried to choke her. The woman got up and ran to a neighbor's house and called 911. Williams was placed under arrest.
Jeffery Lynn Sanders is cited for driving on a suspended license. He will be in court on November 20. Chief Caplinger said on Tuesday, October 14 police spotted a vehicle, driven by Sanders traveling south on Carter Street. Having prior knowledge that Sanders' license were suspended, the officer made a traffic stop and issued the citation to Sanders.