Smithville Police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a recent break-in at Center Hill Wine and Spirits.
Captain Steven Leffew said that while conducting an investigation concerning a burglary earlier in the morning on Friday, September 25 at Center Hill Wine and Spirits, Detective Brandon Donnell arrested 50 year old John Amail Land for burglary, vandalism, and theft. At approximately 5:12 a.m. that morning Sergeant Travis Bryant responded to the store in reference to a burglar alarm. Upon arrival he noticed that the door to the business was busted out and a large rock was lying inside the store. Upon speaking with the owner of the business, it appeared that two bottles of Vodka had been taken. Land became a suspect in the case from store surveillance video. Bond for Land is $8,000 and he will be in court on October 29.
Meanwhile, 46 year old John Micheal Turner was arrested on Friday, September 25 for public intoxication and simple possession. Officer Andy Snow was called to Center Hill Wine & Spirits to check on a possible DUI incident. Upon arrival he spoke with Turner, who was inside the store at the counter. Turner had an odor of alcohol on his person and he became loud and belligerent as Officer Snow spoke with him. Turner was placed under arrest due to his level of intoxication and for being a nuisance in a public place. Upon making an inventory of his person, Officer Snow found white oval shaped pills believed to be Hydrocodone in Turner'ss front pocket for which he had no prescription. Turner's bond is $3,000 and his court date is October 15.
31 year old Randall Ross Stanley was arrested for DUI on Sunday, September 27. Officer Will Judkins found Stanley passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in the left lane of West Broad Street facing eastbound at the intersection of Short Mountain Highway. Officer Judkins woke Stanley and found him to have slow slurred speech, red watery eyes, and he was unsteady on his feet. Stanley submitted to field sobriety tasks but performed poorly. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on November 9.
Corporal Chip Avera responded to a half way house on Monday, September 28 in response to a resident having illegal drugs in his possession. Upon arrival, he spoke with 20 year old Samuel Dalton Hatfield who had five Oxycodone and 12 Neurotin in his possession. An investigation revealed that Hatfield had allegedly sold one Oxycodone to another roommate in the house. Hatfield was arrested for sale and delivery of a schedule II drug. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court on October 29.
71 year old Lloyd P Webb was arrested for DUI on Thursday, October 1. Officer Will Judkins conducted a traffic stop after observing Webb failing to drive within his lane of travel. While speaking to him, Officer Judkins found Webb to have red watery eyes, slowed slurred speech, and he was unsteady on his feet. Webb submitted to field sobriety tasks but performed poorly. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance on November 19.