Smithville Police Arrest Three on Various Charges

June 25, 2007
by: 
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have made three arrests over the last few days on various charges including DUI, Drugs and Driver's License Revocation.

Chief Tom Stufano says \"On June 22 Smithville Police arrested 23 year old Wallace Rackley of 515 North Congress Boulevard in Smithville for Driving on a Revoked Driver's License. Police originally responded to a reported violation of restraining order between Rackley and another party. During the investigation Rackley was seen driving in the immediate area. A computer check disclosed Rackley had his license revoked and should not be driving. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the DeKalb County Jail under a $1,500 bond.\"

Meanwhile, 28 year old Michael Billings of 115 Higginbottom Road in Smithville was arrested for DUI. Chief Stufano says \" Billings was originally stopped at 4:00 am for speeding on East Broad Street. Smithville Officers detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage on Billing's breath and he performed poorly on a sobriety test. He was arrested and booked into the DeKalb County Jail under a $1,500 bond.\"

Chief Stufano says \"A second party in the incident, 20 year old Latisha Jones of 268 Rock Island Road, Smithville, was also arrested for drugs and underage alcohol consumption She was charged with being in possession of 2 hypodermic syringes concealed in her clothing, and additional charges were placed when officer's found marijuana and a blue pill (Xanax) that she tried to conceal in the back seat of the police vehicle as she was transported to jail.. She was transported to the DeKalb County Jail under a $6,500 bond.\"

Chief Stufano says \"Smithville Police will be vigilant for drunk drivers for the upcoming Fiddler's Jamboree scheduled for July 6 & 7th and ask our citizens to report any suspicious activities. Your help in reducing this type of crime is keeping our children and community safe.\"

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