A former employee of Kwik N Ezy was arrested on Friday, October 13 for theft of property over $10,000 after allegedly stealing over $18,000 in lottery tickets from the store.
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Smithville Police report that 45 year old Melody Ann Bandy is under a $20,000 bond and will make a court appearance on October 26.
According to the warrant, while working as an employee at Kwik N Ezy, Bandy committed the offense of theft of property by taking without paying or without consent of the store owner lottery tickets valued at approximately $18,717.00 between July 1 and October 11, 2017.
A woman was found with methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia during a police welfare check last week.
42 year old Patty Sue Tatrow was arrested on Wednesday, October 18 for possession of methamphetamine for resale and she was cited for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. After observing a vehicle stopped in the road way, police stopped and conducted a welfare check. Both the driver and passenger, Tatrow said that they were on probation and consented for the officer and a county deputy to do a search. In Tatrow’s possession, the officers found 2.8 grams of a clear crystal substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine along with .112 ounces of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Tatrow also had 19 baggies, two glass pipes, and a set of digital scales in the same container with the methamphetamine and marijuana. She was then taken into custody without incident. Her bond is $15,000 and her court date is November 9.
33 year old Michael Brandon Redmon was arrested on Thursday, October 12 for theft after he took a trash container belonging to the City of Smithville from a residence on Dry Creek Road without permission. His bond is $3,500 and his court date is October 26.
A woman accused of assaulting the family member of a state witness in a court case and then fleeing the scene of the fight to avoid being arrested has been charged with retaliation for a past action and evading arrest.
33 year old Rhonda Joy Goff was arrested on Saturday, October 14 and is under a $10,500 bond. Police were called to Wal-Mart and upon arrival found that a fight had broken out in the parking lot between several females. Upon identifying all the parties involved it was determined that Goff was the aggressor and that she had committed the offense of retaliation for a past action by assaulting and causing bodily injury to a family member of a State witness at an official proceeding. Goff was ordered to the ground but she fled the scene. Goff was later located in a wooded area near Easterly Motors on Highway 70.
25 year old Sonny Roman Smith was arrested on Wednesday, October 4 for public intoxication and cited for vandalism. Police received a call that Smith was breaking out a window at his apartment to get inside. He was later reported to be intoxicated and walking toward Jackson Street. The officer found Smith on Jackson Street and observed him to be unsteady on his feet. He also learned that Smith had used a pipe to break out the apartment window. Smith was taken into custody for his safety and that of the public. His bond is $1,000 and his court date is November 2. One week later on Wednesday, October 11, Smith was cited for criminal trespassing after he was found to be on the property of the Smithville Housing Authority. He was banned from the premises on Friday, October 6.
Three people have been charged with theft of property over $1,200 after allegedly stealing a single axle trailer.
37 year old Christopher Michael Denney, 37 year old Jennifer Mathis, and 48 year old Eva Louise Dover are each under a $5,000 bond and will make a court appearance on October 26.
According to police, the victim reported the theft on Monday, October 9 stating that the trailer had been parked beside Lack's Muscle Shack. A witness informed the victim that a man and woman in a black Chevy dually diesel with a rebel flag on the back had taken the trailer. When the witness approached the couple, they informed him that they had purchased the trailer. Video surveillance from a nearby business showed a black dully backing up to where the trailer was located and then driving off with the trailer. Upon investigation, police learned that the truck belonged to Denney, who is from Lebanon. Wilson County authorities were notified and went to Denny's home where the truck and trailer were found. Denny and his girlfriend, Mathis were confronted at the residence and told officers they had permission to borrow the trailer from Dover. Text messages between Mathis and Dover revealed that Dover told Mathis that "he (the victim) said you could use it". Dover said that she may have said that but she was only joking.
19 year old Caleb Mason Gantt was arrested on Saturday, October 14 for disorderly conduct. Police were called to Hardees Restaurant due to a large crowd assembled in the parking lot which is posted with a no loitering sign. Upon arrival, the officer observed a large crowd in the parking lot, filling most every parking space on the east and north sides with vehicles blocking passage around the building. Some people began to leave after the crowd was informed by the officer that no loitering was permitted in the parking lot but Gantt, who was sitting on a tailgate of a parked vehicle, refused. Gantt began arguing with the officer stating that he was not leaving and that the officer couldn't make him. After several unsuccessful attempts to get him to leave, the officer took Gantt into custody for disorderly conduct. His bond is $2,500 and his court date is October 26.
37 year old Xochitl Silva Escobedo was arrested on Wednesday, October 25 for driving while suspended and cited for expired license and failure to maintain lane of travel. Police observed a vehicle changing lanes multiple times without using a signal and crossing the white center line twice. An officer conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Escobedo. A check through Central Dispatch verified that Escobedo doesn't have a valid license as it was suspended in Mount Juliet City Court for failing to pay fines and costs. She also has a failure to appear warrant against her in Smithville City Court. She was taken into custody due to the likelihood that she would continue to drive without a valid license and possibly would not appear in court. Her bond is $3,000 and her court date is November 9.
37 year old John Wilfred Colenso was arrested on Wednesday, October 25 for domestic assault. According to police, Colenso and his victim met in McDonalds parking lot to exchange custody of their child when Colenso started a verbal altercation and threatened to stab her (victim) in the neck with a key. All the while the victim was recording the incident with her phone. When Colenso realized that he was being recorded he lunged at the victim in an attempt to get the phone from her causing an injury to her fingernail. Bond for Colenso is $3,000 and his court date is November 9.