A convicted felon is in trouble with the law again after allegedly being involved in a recent break-in at a residence on Pea Ridge Road.
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47 year old Randall Joe Swindle of Murfreesboro is charged with carrying or possession of a weapon by a felon, vandalism, theft of property over $1,000, and aggravated burglary. His bond totals $27,000.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Monday, December 5 Swindle was involved in a break-in on Pea Ridge Road. The intruder gained entry by prying open the front door, causing damage. Taken from the home were a Remington 1889 double barrel shotgun, a crescent 1900 double barrel shotgun, a sentry safe, and a jar of change. The total value of the stolen property comes to approximately $1,500.
A check of Swindle’s criminal history showed him to be a felon convicted for aggravated burglary in Franklin County.
According to Sheriff Ray, Swindle admitted to having taken the guns from the Pea Ridge residence and having them in his vehicle. He was arrested on Monday, December 12. The case was investigated by Sheriff’s Department Detectives.
22 year old John Thomas Mason of Smithville Highway, McMinnville and 35 year old Christina Love Johnson are each charged with theft of property over $1,000. Mason is also charged with possession of contraband in the jail and assault.
Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, December 19 the Sheriff’s Department received a report of a stolen 2005 Toyota Corolla, valued at $6,000. Two days later, on Wednesday December 21 Mason and Johnson were found in possession of the car in Warren County.
On the contraband offense, Sheriff Ray said that while being incarcerated Mason was gathering his jail issued items on Thursday, December 22 when he dropped a round silver container which was found to have 20 blue pills believed to be Xanax, a schedule IV drug, and 10 orange pills thought to be Opana, a schedule II drug.
In the assault case, Sheriff Ray said that on Christmas Eve Correctional officers at the jail witnessed by video surveillance Mason assault another inmate. Mason struck the victim repeatedly causing him bodily injury.
Bond for Mason is $18,500. Johnson’s bond is $10,000. Johnson will make a court appearance on January 5th. Mason will be in court on January 5th and 12th.
60 year old Samuel Wayne Fisher of Jacobs Pillar Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and his court date is January 5.
Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, December 17 a deputy responded to a residence on Jacobs Pillar Road in reference to an altercation between two men. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to Fisher who said he had been arguing with his step-son and had hit him in the mouth, busting his lips. Fisher was determined to have been the primary aggressor and was placed under arrest.
27 year old Kayla Paige Kilgore of East Main Street, Dowelltown is charged with a second offense of driving on a suspended license. She was further cited for possession of a suspended license, violation of the financial responsibility law, and driving on roadways laned for travel. Her bond is $1,500 and her court date is January 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, December 26 a deputy stopped Kilgore’s vehicle on Highway 70 west for failure to maintain her lane of travel. Kilgore informed the officer that her license were suspended. A computer check confirmed that Kilgore’s license were originally suspended in Wilson County on June 24 for failure to appear. She was placed under arrest. Kilgore had been issued a citation three days before on Friday, December 23 for the same offense, driving on a suspended license.
29 year old Mindy Lashae Washer of Carthage is charged with driving under the influence. Her bond is $1,500 and her court date is January 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, December 26 a deputy was dispatched to Prichard’s Foods in Alexandria due to an unresponsive person in a vehicle. Upon arrival the officer spoke to the woman, Washer. Her speech was slurred and she was unsteady on her feet. Washer admitted to having taken two non-prescribed Xanax pills about an hour prior. She also performed poorly on field sobriety tasks.
34 year old Michael Ryan Sullivan of College Street, Smithville is cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II drug methamphetamine. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, December 14 a probation check was conducted at Sullivan’s residence. Found in his possession were 0.03 grams of a white powdery substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Also found were several straws and a set of scales. His court date is January 5.