Smithville Man Charged with Statutory Rape

August 8, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page
Bradley Robert Herriott

Smithville Police have charged a 19 year old man with four counts of statutory rape of a young girl.

Chief Richard Jennings says Bradley Robert Herriott of West Broad Street, Smithville is under a $100,000 bond and he will be in General Sessions Court on the charges September 4th.

According to Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr., Herriott had sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl on four different occasions near the juvenile's home on a neighbor's back porch on Morgan Drive and at the Joe L. Evins Ball Park on the last week in May through the first week in June.

Herriott was charged on Wednesday, August 6th in the case.

Meanwhile, in other cases, 37 year old Richard B. Turner of Crestlawn Avenue was charged on Wednesday, August 6th with simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and public intoxication.

He is under a total bond of $2,000 on those charges and will be in court August 21st.

According to Lieutenant Steven Leffew, a woman came to the police department on Wednesday to report that she and Turner had been arguing and that he would not leave her alone. Lieutenant Leffew reported that " As I was talking to her, Turner came up to us and she and he started arguing again."

The police report states that "Turner staggered into the police department and he was very unsteady on his feet. He had very slurred speech with an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Upon a pat down search incident to arrest, six blue bills, believed to be valium (schedule IV controlled substance) and two white pills were found in his front pocket in a clear baggie."

Turner was also charged on Thursday, August 7th with criminal trespass.

Officer Matt Holmes reports that on Thursday at 629 Crestlawn Avenue, police responded to investigate a "possible drunk" on the property. He states "Upon arrival, I found Turner" (who had apparently fallen down in the yard). "The management of the Smithville Housing Authority has a restraining order issued by City Judge Hilton Conger to keep Turner off the property."

Turner is under a $1,000 bond in that case and he will be in court on the charge August 21st.

24 year old Michael B. Colwell of Adcock Cemetery Road was charged Wednesday, August 6th with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, simple possession, and drug paraphernalia.

Officer Bradley Tatrow reports that "On August 6th on Bright Hill Road, Colwell was operating a motor vehicle and was involved in an accident with a 10 year old child in the vehicle along with drugs and paraphernalia. He did have slurred speech and problems holding his head straight up. No field sobriety tasks were performed because of safety issues but he did take a blood test." According to Officer Tatrow, Colwell "admitted to shooting a K-4 dilaudid about a half hour before the accident."

The police report states that upon Colwell's arrest for DUI, a search was conducted and four xanax pills and a marijuana cigarette were found in his pocket in a cigarette pack. An old hypodermic needle was also found in his pocket.

Colwell is under a $9,000 bond and he will be in court on the charges August 14th.

Darrell L. Salinas was charged Monday, August 4th with driving under the influence, a second offense of driving on a suspended license, and violation of the open container law.

Sergeant Joey Jones reports that "On August 4th at Village Market on Highway 56, Salinas was operating a motor vehicle and was passed out. He was very hard to arouse. He had very slurred speech and was very unsteady on his feet. He performed very poorly on all field sobriety tasks and he did take a blood test ." When the officer arrived, the engine of Salinas' vehicle was still running. A computer check revealed that Salinas' license was suspended on September 13th, 2005 in Cannon County. Also upon his arrest for DUI, the officer found in the console of the vehicle, an open can of beer.

Salinas is under a $4,000 bond and he will be in court on the charges August 14th.

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