Smithville Police have made arrests and issued citations in recent days for offenses ranging from shoplifting and theft, to DUI, public intoxication, driving on suspended license and domestic assault.
30 year old Justin Lynn Murphy was arrested for public intoxication on Friday, March 25. Police responded to the area of White Street and Highland Avenue on three different occasions that afternoon due to Murphy causing a disturbance and trying to start a fight. After informing Murphy on the second call to stay inside his home, police arrested him after the third incident. He was found to have a strong odor of a fermented beverage on his person. He was also unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech. Murphy was determined to have been annoying others in the area. Officers also found his demeanor to be uncooperative and he was combative with them. Murphy was arrested for his safety and that of the public. His bond is $1,500.
29 year old Katelyn McDuffie Scott was cited for shoplifting on Sunday, March 27. Police were called to the Dollar General Store where an item was found in Scott's purse that she had not purchased.
48 year old Krista L West was cited for theft of property under $500 on Monday, March 28. West was issued a citation with a General Sessions court date of May 5 when a pack of hypodermic needles was found inside her makeup bag.
35 year old Brian Joseph Christensen was arrested for domestic assault on Wednesday, March 30. Police responded to a residence concerning a domestic situation. Upon speaking to the parties involved it was determined that Christensen and the victim became involved in an argument which turned physical when Christensen struck the victim on the left side of the face causing an injury. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is April 14.
41 year old Sharon Caldwell Malone was arrested for shoplifting on Thursday, March 31. Malone was observed by a Wal-Mart employee ripping tags off clothing, placing the tags in the makeup aisle, and then stuffing various items of clothing and makeup valued at $676.66 in a pink tote bag in an attempt to conceal them. Her bond is $5,000.
51 year old Rodney Lynn Kirby was arrested for DUI on Friday, April 1. According to the warrant Kirby was found to be passed out at the steering wheel of his vehicle in the parking lot of O'Reilly Auto Parts. Kirby was sitting in the driver seat and the keys to the automobile were in the ignition. The officer awoke Kirby and found that his speech was slurred. When asked to exit the vehicle, Kirby became unsteady on his feet. Kirby also submitted to but performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is May 5.
55 year old Kenneth R. Adams was arrested for DUI on Saturday, April 2. Police spotted a truck swerving all over the road and upon conducting a traffic stop spoke with the driver, Adams. His driver's license were found to be suspended and he was asked to exit the vehicle. Adams, who was unsteady on his feet, fell to the ground. Adams also submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. Adams was then taken into custody and cited for suspended license and failure to maintain his lane of travel. Bond for Adams is $1,500 and his court date is May 5.
44 year old Stanley William Morris Jr. was arrested for a 4th offense of driving on a suspended license on Wednesday, April 6. Police were dispatched to an accident where Morris was found to be the driver of one of the vehicles involved. He could not provide a valid driver's license. A computer check with Central Dispatch showed the license to be suspended. Morris has three prior driving on suspended offenses. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance on May 19.