Man Charged with Raping 16 Year old Girl at Knifepoint

August 27, 2008
Dwayne Page
Carmelino Sanchez Rodriguez

Smithville Police have charged a 24 year old man with the aggravated rape of a 16 year old girl at knife point Saturday.

Chief Richard Jennings and Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr. say Carmelino "Carlos" Sanchez Rodriguez of Short Mountain Street will be in General Sessions Court on September 4th on charges of aggravated rape and especially aggravated burglary.

Bond is set at $150,000.

The police report states that on Saturday, August 23rd, at 756 South Mountain Street, Rodriguez forced his way into the home of the victim and then took her into the bedroom where he raped her. Holding a knife, Rodriguez allegedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone or called the police.

Chief Jennings and Detective Sergeant Hutchins responded to the scene and were able to collect. several pieces of evidence which have been sent to the TBI crime lab for forensic testing.

In another case, Smithville Police charged two women following a one auto accident Sunday on South College Street at Greenbrook Park.

22 year old Nichole M. Reynolds of Switchboard Road, Brush Creek was charged with simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

Bond for Reynolds is $2,000 and she will appear in General Sessions Court on October 2nd.

Meanwhile, 22 year old Ashley D. Golden of Pea Ridge Road was charged with driving under the influence. Her bond was set at $1,000 and her court date is October 2nd.

The police report states that on Sunday, August 24th, Officer Travis Bryant responded to Greenbrook Park on South College Street, in regard to a motor vehicle accident with injury. Upon arrival, Officer Bryant made contact with Reynolds who advised him that she was laying down in the back seat when the accident occurred. As Officer Bryant inventoried the vehicle, he noticed a small black container laying on the back seat in plain view, containing one and a half blue round pills believed to be oxycontin and one and a half white pills believed to be xanax. The officer also found a pill crushing plate with a white powdery residue on it in.

Reynolds allegedly admitted to taking pills prior to the accident.

In addition to the drug charges, Reynolds was cited for failure to use a seatbelt.

In the case against Golden, Police say she was operating the motor vehicle that was involved in the accident. Golden had slurred speech and was unable to perform field sobriety tasks because of her injuries. She did take a blood test. She allegedly admitted to taking prescription drugs prior to the accident.

The case was investigated by Officer Travis Bryant.

Meanwhile, 30 year old Victor L. Lewis of Miller Road was charged with assault after allegedly attacking another man, Jerry McCormack in the lobby of the Smithville Post Office on Monday morning.

Police say McCormack entered the lobby and the man who followed him in, Lewis, uttered the word "Hey". When McCormack turned around, Lewis allegedly began punching him in the face and about the body with his fists. After the assault, Lewis left the building, got in a silver Pontiac, driven by a female, and rode away. McCormack later told police that Lewis used to date his daughter.

Lewis is under a $1,000 bond.

The case was investigated by Officer Matt Holmes.

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