The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has made two recent arrests in separate cases of credit/debit card theft and fraud.
37 year old Thomas Bryan Malone of Lebanon is charged with one count of theft of property under $500 and eight counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. His bond is $22,500 and he will make a court appearance on August 11. After being incarcerated Malone was charged with vandalism under $500 for damaging a surveillance camera in his jail cell. His bond on that charge is $2,500 and he will be in court on August 18.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Monday, July 4 Malone allegedly stole a Visa credit card and used it at several businesses on July 4 & 5 to make purchases. According to Sheriff Ray, Malone used the stolen card at the following places: July 4 at Citgo to make a one dollar purchase; July 4 at Citgo for $13.72; July 5 at Opry Mills Factory Nike Outlet for $240.28; July 5 at Zips 2 for $34.83; July 5 at McDonalds for $28; July 5 at Lids Store for $60.06; July 5 at Finish Line Store for $103.78; and July 5 to make a one dollar purchase at a soft drink vending machine.
In the vandalism case, Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 22 while in his jail cell Malone could be seen on video surveillance stepping up onto a bunk bed and then hitting the camera numerous times with his fist causing damage to the camera.
Meanwhile, 33 year old Jennifer Lynn Bullard of Midway Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500 and seven counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card. Her bond totals $12,000 and she will make a court appearance July 28.
Sheriff Ray said that on December 17, 2015 Bullard allegedly stole an SSI debit card and used it at several locations on December 17, 18, & 31 to make purchases. According to Sheriff Ray, Bullard used the stolen SSI card at the following places: December 17 at an ATM in Smithville and took $203.50; December 18 at an ATM in Smithville for $23.50; December 18 at an ATM in Smithville for $203.50; December 18 at Walmart in Smithville for $182.44; December 18 at a Smithville ATM for $17.24; December 18 at Sunco in Smithville for $7.96; and December 31 at a Smithville ATM for $201.75.
27 year old Justin Dwayne Spann of Dickson is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $5,000 and he will make a court appearance on July 28. Sheriff Ray said that on November 24, 2015 Spann allegedly took a Cotter Utility Trailer from a location on Sparta Highway. The trailer is valued at $1,500.
37 year old Scott Tyler Faulkner of Nashville is charged with introduction of contraband into a penal institution. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is August 11. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, July 20 Faulkner arrived at the sheriff’s department to visit an inmate. While being checked in at the front desk, Faulkner asked to use the bathroom and then was stopped in the hallway by the jail sergeant for a random search. When the sergeant asked if he had anything in his pockets, Faulkner replied that he had some tobacco and Tylenol. Found in Faulkner’s right lower cargo pants pocket was a package wrapped with black tape which contained loose tobacco, rolling papers, a cigarette lighter, a suboxone strip, 45 red round pills believed to be Acetaminophen (500 milligrams), and three white oval pills thought to be Tizanidine (4 milligrams).
19 year old Byron Shone Henry of Cassville is charged with underage driving while impaired. He is under a $2,500 bond and his court date is August 18. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 22 a deputy was dispatched to Hunt Hollow Road on a complaint of a person, behind the wheel of a white four door car, making threats toward members of the New Frontiers Boys Home. Upon arrival the officer observed a vehicle matching the description pulling out of the Boys Home. The deputy pulled over the automobile and spoke with the driver, Henry who had an odor of alcohol on his person. His eyes were bloodshot. His speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. Henry performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He was placed under arrest.
25 year old Ronald Wayne Jernigan, Jr. of Woodbury is charged with driving while revoked. His bond is $2,000 and he will be in court on August 11. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, July 23 Jernigan was observed operating a vehicle in a public parking lot. A computer check confirmed that his driver license were revoked in Cannon County General Sessions Court for failure to appear in court on June 4.
45 year old David Everette Phillips of Cantrell Road, Smithville is cited for driving on a suspended license, not wearing a seat belt, and for no insurance. His court date is August 10. Sheriff Ray said on Tuesday, July 19 a deputy observed Phillips driving on Highway 56 South and he was not wearing a seat belt. The officer pulled over Phillips and spoke with him. Phillips said he had no insurance on the vehicle. A driver license validation was conducted on Phillips and it revealed his license were suspended.