A 15 year old boy has been charged in a juvenile petition with aggravated sexual battery of a 13 year old girl.
The boy will appear in Juvenile Court on May 6th.
Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings released the report Monday which states that "On April 26th, it is alleged that the boy did sexually assault a female juvenile, 13 years of age, by displaying a screwdriver and forcing her onto his lap, at which time he allegedly put his hand under her shirt, fondling her breasts, and put his hand in her pants at which time digital penetration did occur."
The victim told police that on Sunday, April 26th at around 3:00 p.m, she and a female friend were at the Housing Authority park on Tommy Harold Street. On their way home, the girls passed the home of the boy on Highland Street. The victim said she heard him say "hey" and the two of them began to talk. She said the boy was holding a screwdriver in his hand. The victim said that after about two or three minutes of talking, he went down to one knee and pushed the screwdriver into the ground next to him and then pulled her close to him and forcefully sat her down on his knee. He was forcefully restraining her by holding her around her waist. She claims that he put his hand up her shirt and inside of her bra. The victim says she told the boy to stop and let her go numerous times throughout the incident but was scared to yell or use force in fear that he would hurt her with the screwdriver. She claims that the boy then put his hand down the front of her pants and inside of her panties. She continued telling him to stop. The girl told police that this lasted two or three minutes and he then released her and went back inside of his residence.
The case was later reported to Smithville Police and the Department of Children Services.
Meanwhile, in another case, two people were arrested by Smithville Police Saturday after allegedly creating a disturbance at a local restaurant.
31 year old Joel Thomas Hayes of Dowelltown is charged with public intoxication, unlawful possession of a schedule II controlled substance (hydros), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.. His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court May 28th.
33 year old Karen Lynn Welsh of Dowelltown is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in court May 28th.
Officer Travis K. Bryant reports that he responded to City Café on Saturday, May 2nd where two subjects, Hayes and Welsh, were intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Upon speaking to Hayes, Officer Bryant noticed his speech to be very slurred and he was very unsteady on his feet. Hayes stated that he had taken hydros earlier in the day. During a search, incident to arrest, Officer Bryant found on Hayes one yellow pill in a blue pill crusher and fourteen and a half yellow pills in a Playdoh container, all believed to be hydros. He also found an ink pen tube with powder residue inside it.
In his report, Officer Matt Holmes states that upon speaking with Welsh, he noticed that she had very slurred speech and she was very unsteady on her feet. Welsh told the officer that she had taken two hydros by mouth and had snorted one about an hour before.
46 year old Kimberly Ann Baker of Liberty is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in court May 28th.
Officer Matt Holmes reports that on Saturday, May 2nd he responded to Subway where a female, Baker, was intoxicated. Upon arrival, Officer Holmes observed a male and female inside Subway and the male was holding up the female by her belt. The female, Baker, was very unsteady on her feet and she had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. Upon speaking with her, Officer Holmes noticed her speech to be very slurred. Baker admitted to being intoxicated.