A Dowelltown woman is charged with using a stolen prepaid debit card in eight separate transactions within minutes of each other at Walmart to obtain more than $1,400 on Thursday, June 25.
32 year old Terra Elaine Locklear of Dale Ridge Road, Dowelltown will make a court appearance July 16 on eight counts of fraudulent use of a debit card. Her bond is $16,000. The case was investigated by a sheriff's department detective.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Locklear used the stolen Walmart prepaid card to buy three lollipops and three Pepsi soft drinks at the self-checkout counter. In each case, she made the purchases and arranged to get one hundred dollars back. All the transactions were made within minutes of each other. She also used the card to withdraw $403 from an ATM and to purchase a money order for $401.
22 year old Joseph Matthew Giles, Jr. of Walker Lane, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500 and forgery. His bond totals $6,500 and he will make a court appearance July 23. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, July 5 Giles took a check belonging to a woman and forged her name before passing it in the amount of $40 at a local store. The case was investigated by a sheriff's department deputy.
34 year old Austin Neal Whitworth of Fredericktown, Missouri is charged with being a fugitive from justice. His bond is $200,000. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, July 9 a deputy arrested Whitworth on an outstanding warrant from St. Francois County, Missouri for failure to appear on a second degree domestic assault. Missouri authorities have confirmed that they will extradite.
48 year old Sandra Kay Thomason of Restview Avenue, Smithville is cited for simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (alprazolam) and driving on a revoked license. She will be in court on August 20. Sheriff Ray said that while on patrol Sunday, July 5, a deputy spotted a white Hyundai cross the center line on South College Street and run off the roadway. The officer stopped and found the driver to be Thomason. A computer check revealed that her license were revoked as of June 8, 2015. Upon a search, a pill believed to be an alprazolam was found.
30 year old Stephen Hunter Pugh of Woodbury Highway, Liberty is cited for simple possession of a schedule II drug (morphine), simple possession of a schedule II drug (Oxycodone), simple possession of a schedule IV drug (alprazolam), and possession of drug paraphernalia (straw). He will be in court August 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, July 8 a deputy spotted a car in a parking lot on Highway 70 west. The man inside, Pugh was believed to be passed out. After the officer awoke him, he saw that Pugh had in his possession one 60 milligram morphine pill and five- 15 milligram Oxycodone pills. As he got out of the vehicle, Pugh dropped a straw and an alprazolam pill. He had no prescription for the pills.
52 year old Reginald Hill Miller of Walker Creek Road, Alexandria is charged with assaulting his daughter and son. Miller will be in court on two counts of domestic assault on July 16. His bond totals $5,000. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, July 6 a deputy responded to a residence on Walker Creek Road in reference to a domestic assault. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the complainant who said that she and her father, Miller had gotten into an argument and that Miller had picked her up and thrown her down twice before another family member (her brother) came in the room and restrained him. The victim said she then ran outside and called police.
In the other case, the officer spoke with Miller's son who said he was in his bedroom when he heard his sister screaming "get off me". He ran into his sister's room and found their dad, Miller standing over her. The man then grabbed Miller to restrain him so his sister could get away. Once he let go, Miller began punching his son and saying he should shoot him because he didn't deserve to live. Miller hit his son in the face several times, causing lacerations and bruising.
30 year old Michael Brandon Redmon of Holcomb Road, McMinnville, an inmate at the jail, is charged with assaulting a correctional officer. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court July 15. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 10 while in the recreational yard of the jail, Redmon began causing problems. When he failed to return to the jail annex as he was instructed, a correctional officer escorted him back inside. Before being placed in the cell, Redmon grabbed the correctional officer and tore his shirt. Although the officer wasn't hurt, the incident caused him to fear imminent bodily injury. Since this is the second time Redmon has assaulted a member of the staff, Sheriff Ray said he has been taken to another county jail to be housed.
27 year old Dustin Matthew Brewer of Page Drive, Smithville is charged with being a fugitive from justice. His bond is $200,000 and he will be in court July 16. The case was investigated by a sheriff's department detective. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 10 a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check on Brewer showed that he is wanted in Livingston, Michigan for breaking and entering into a building and for unlawful driving away.
Brewer's brother, 46 year old David Duane Brewer of Corinth Church Road, Smithville was picked up last month by the Sheriff's Department for the same offense, being a fugitive from justice. According to Sheriff Ray, a detective ran an NCIC computer check on David Brewer Wednesday, June 24 which revealed he was wanted in Livingston, Michigan where he is facing charges of larceny over $20,000 and two counts of unlawful driving away. David Brewer has already been extradited back to Michigan.