The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has made several arrests recently involving persons allegedly stealing items made of metals and then selling them at a local scrap yard
Among the latest cases is 27 year old William Corey Dickens of Forrest Avenue, Smithville, charged with two counts of theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $15,000 and he will be in court on October 13
Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that on Sunday, August 21, Dickens allegedly took a van from a location on New Home Road, Dowelltown and sold it to a local scrap yard. The estimated cost of the van was $3,000.
Three days later on Wednesday, August 24, Dickens allegedly took items from property on Bluhmtown Road, including one tractor engine, tractor radiator, washer, stove, clothing racks, double bottom plow, and a 1,500 piece Craftsman tool set, valued at $4,650. He allegedly sold those items to a local scrap yard and kept the money.
39 year old Gary Edward Matthews of Four Seasons Road, Smithville and 40 year old David Eugene Driver of Arrowhead Drive, Smithville are each charged with theft of property under $500. Bond for each is $2,500 and they will be in court on September 22.
Sheriff Ray reports that the two men allegedly went to a location at Shady Drive on Wednesday, September 7 and took an antennae, valued at less than $500
While these two men were being charged at the sheriff's department on September 7, Sheriff Ray said that officers were called to return to the same Shady Drive property, where another burglary was reported to be in progress. Upon arrival a deputy arrested 37 year old Jeffery Lynn Sanders of Lincoln Street, who had a vehicle jacked up and was allegedly attempting to remove a part from underneath the automobile.
Sanders was also charged in a separate theft case which occurred on Saturday, September 3. Sheriff Ray said that Sanders allegedly took a catalytic converter from a vehicle on Potts Camp Road and sold it to a local scrap yard. Sanders is charged with one count of theft over $500 and one count of theft under $500. Bond for Sanders is $10,000 and he will be in court on September 22.
Meanwhile, in other cases 28 year old Michael Ryan Sullivan of Old Snow Hill Road, Dowelltown is charged with driving under the influence. He was also issued citations for a violation of the light law (tail light out), failure to maintain proper lane of traffic, and violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on September 29
Sheriff Ray reports that on Thursday, September 8 Sullivan was operating a vehicle on Highway 70 when he was pulled over for failure to maintain the proper lane of travel, driving in the turning lane. Sullivan had very slurred speech, his eyes were glossy, and a blue powdery residue was in his nostrils. He submitted to but performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. He refused to submit to a blood test.
32 year old Amy Ford of Chumley Hollow Road, Watertown was issued a citation for simple possession. She will be in court on October 6.
According to Sheriff Ray, on Thursday, September 8 a deputy pulled over Ford on a traffic stop at Smith Road. The officer learned that Ford had an active warrant against her. During the investigation, the officer found four hydrocodone pills on Ford.
42 year old James Lee Adcock of Jefferson Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500. Adcock is under a $2,500 bond..
Sheriff Ray reports that on Monday, August 1 Adcock allegedly took a debit card from a residence on Jefferson Road. He allegedly used the card several times in DeKalb and other surrounding counties.