Smithville Police have arrested two people in a theft case.
Chief Richard Jennings says 34 year old Melvin Leon Crips of 148 Winter Drive, Smithville and 39 year old Tracy Lynn Haynes of 529 Frazier Street, Smithville are charged with theft of property. Their bond is set at $3,500 each and their court date is September 3rd in General Sessions Court.
Chief Jennings says he spoke with Mrs. Luther Cantrell and Charles Cantrell on August 17th about some farm equipment that was stolen from her property on August 12th. A video from a neighbor's surveillance camera showed two male subjects driving a red pickup truck and pulling a trailer removing what appeared to be the farm equipment. The case was referred to Detective Jerry Hutchins who arrested Crips and Haynes.
Meanwhile, 18 year old Ashley Marie Anderson of 760 Alton Davenport Road, McMinnville is charged with two counts of forgery. Her bond is $5,000 and her court date is September 3rd. 20 year old Michael Alexander Stock of Happy Hollows Road, Buffalo Valley is charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy and one count of criminal impersonation. His bond is set at $10,000 and his court date is September 3rd.
Officer Matt Holmes responded to the police department on August 20th where he met with the victim, Misty Gillis, who advised him that she noticed the night before that her debit card was missing. She then went to her bank to cancel her debit card and was notified that her debit card was being used. The case was referred to Detective Jerry Hutchins who arrested Anderson and Stock.
Officer Nathan Estes was dispatched to 425 Kendra Drive, Apartment B6 on a domestic assault complaint on August 16th. Upon arrival, Officer Estes contacted the victim, Mindy Evans who told him that 21 year old James Edward Gilles of 425 Kendra Drive had struck her with his fist multiple times and choked her. Officer Estes saw evidence of an assault. There were knots on her forehead, scrapes on her elbows, and a cut on her left cheek. Officer Estes placed Gilles under arrest for domestic violence assault. His bond is set at $3,500 and his court date is August 27th
Officer Travis Bryant stopped Kimberly Diane Stevens of Hutchings College Road, Sparta on August 17th for traveling 34 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour school zone on North Congress Boulevard. Officer Bryant checked her New York driver's license and found they were suspended. She was arrested for driving on a suspended license and issued a citation for speeding. Her court date is September 16th and her bond is $1,000.
Officer Randy King arrested 48 year old Kenny Ray Herman of 215 West Main Street, Smithville on August 18th on an outstanding warrant for criminal trespassing. The warrant was taken out by Landon Mathis of 425 Dry Creek Road, Smithville. Herman's court date is September 17th.