A Kentucky man was recently arrested for the theft of a vehicle here. Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger said 38 year old Lance Miller of Russell Springs, Kentucky is charged with theft of property over $10.000. He is under a $25,000 bond. Police were dispatched on New Year's Day to Steeple Chase in reference to a vehicle theft. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the owner of the automobile who reported that her vehicle had been taken sometime between 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The stolen vehicle was later stopped in Cookeville allegedly driven by Miller. He was subsequently arrested and charged in the case.
In other recent cases, 34 year old Mackie Dawn Williams is cited for shoplifting. She was observed at the Dollar General Store last month placing personal items in her purse. The officer arrived to investigate and Williams produced the items from her purse.
25 year old Steven W. Pusley is cited for three counts of simple possession of drugs (Xanax, Oxycontin, and Marijuana). An officer was dispatched last month to a local business to check out a suspicious person believed to be selling pills. The officer spoke with the man and found baggies in his backpack containing pills, believed to be Xanax and Oxycontin, along with Marijuana. Pusley did not have a prescription for the pills. Pusley will be in court on February 13.
46 year old William Ray Cantrell was recently charged with driving under the influence. An officer was dispatched to Walmart last month in reference to a man passed out at the wheel of a car. Upon arrival, the officer saw the car exiting the parking lot, turning onto West Broad Street. The driver of the vehicle did not maintain his lane of travel. The officer stopped the car and identified Cantrell as the driver. He was very unsteady on his feet and he performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. Police said Cantrell claimed to have taken Xanax. He is under a $1,500 bond and he will be in court on February 13.
41 year old Willard Brown is charged with public intoxication and possession of a schedule II and IV drug with intent to sell. His bond is $11,500. Brown was observed walking on Dry Creek Road but before police got to him, he had reached a nearby business where he slumped over the steps. The arresting officer found in Brown's possession several pills believed to be Xanax and Oxycodone. Brown's speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He was taken into custody.
22 year old Anthony South was recently charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1500. Officers were dispatched to the area of Miller Road and O'Conner Street to check out a report of a man walking down the road who was possibly intoxicated. The officer spoke with the man, South. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and he was very unsteady on his feet. South claimed to have consumed several alcoholic beverages within the hour. He performed poorly on field sobriety tasks.
23 year old Justin Estes was recently cited for shoplifting. He was observed at Walmart opening DVD boxes and concealing the contents in his pants. Officers spoke with Estes and he allegedly admitted to taking the DVD's
22 year old Miguel A. Campos-Leal was recently charged with driving under the influence and evading by motor vehicle. He was also cited for speeding , for not having a drivers license, violation of the implied consent law, and failure to maintain his lane of travel. A car was observed speeding on East Broad Street at night near Smith Road, traveling at speeds of up to 64 miles per hour in a posted 40 mile per hour zone. The officer activated his blue lights but the car initially did not stop, continuing to go west on Broad Street. According to police, the man was driving erratically, moving in and out of traffic. He was eventually stopped by the officer and arrested. His bond is $5,000.
29 year old Breanna D. Mabeus is charged with shoplifting. She allegedly stole merchandise from Walmart and got caught when she tried to return it for cash. Police said she admitted to taking the merchandise. She will be in court on February 13.
21 year old Tyler Bennett is charged with shoplifting from a local business. He was allegedly trying to put store merchandise in his coat pocket. While the officer spoke with Bennett, he produced the unpaid for items valued at $40.82. Bennett will be in court on February 13.
31 year old Jessica Hale was recently cited for shoplifting at Walmart. She allegedly took items from the store and placed them in her jacket. After she walked out the front door, Hale was stopped and the stolen items were found on her. Hale will be in court February 13.
33 year old Jared Scott Atnip was recently charged with public intoxication. His bond $1,500. An officer was dispatched to check out a report of a suspicious person on West Broad Street. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Atnip. He had a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He allegedly admitted to having consumed several beers. His speech was slurred and he was very unsteady on his feet. Atnip submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He was arrested and taken to jail.
44 year old Robert R. Atnip, Jr. was recently charged with public intoxication. His bond is $2,500. Police were dispatched to Walmart to remove someone from the business. The officer spoke with the man, Atnip and noticed that he had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Atnip was taken into custody. While being detained at the police department, Atnip was also served with an outstanding warrant for forgery in a separate case. Atnip allegedly forged a check to Walmart for $981.66
27 year old Travis Baisden was recently cited with theft of merchandise. An officer was dispatched to Walmart to check out a report of a possible shop lifter. The suspect was in the electronics department. Several open and unopen packs of playing cards were found in the front pocket of his sweat shirt. The man, Baisden allegedly admitted to taking the merchandise valued at $44.65. He will be in court on February 13.