Smithville Police Arrest Man for Indecent Exposure

August 4, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police Detectives have arrested 66 year old Jimmy Arnold of 6886 Short Mountain Road, Smithville for Indecent Exposure.

Chief Tom Stufano says the victim reported this week that a man approached her and her infant child at Greenbrook Park and exposed his privates to her. The victim screamed and told the man, now identified as Arnold, that she was calling the police. The man left the scene in his vehicle just prior to police arrival. Detectives assigned to the case were able to establish an identity of the man and found that Arnold was responsible for the crime. Further investigation disclosed that Arnold had been a custodian for the DeKalb School system and allegedly had participated in this type of activity before. Arnold was arrested and transported to the DeKalb County Jail. His bond is $1,000.

Smithville Police have also arrested 25 year old Willie Ray Murphy of 303 Man Hill Road, Dowelltown for DUI 2nd Offense and Driving on a Revoked Driver's License. Officer's observed Murphy driving erratically and when stopped, Officer's found that Murphy was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Additional information also disclosed that Murphy had a revoked driver's license for DUI. Murphy's vehicle has been seized under the state's forfeiture act. He was arrested and transported to the DeKalb County Jail under a $4,000 bond.

Meanwhile, Smithville Police have arrested 24 year old Erik Cortez Suarez of 1250 Smith Road, Smithville for Driving on a Revoked Driver's License. During the course of the investigation Officer's determined that Suarez's license was revoked for DUI and he was illegal alien. Under Tennessee law Suarez was arrested for the driving offense and his vehicle was seized under the state's forfeiture act. He was transported to the DeKalb County Jail under a $1,000 bond.

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