Smithville Police Charge Two Men with Assault and Theft

October 10, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page
Ricky Shannon Nokes
Johnny Darrell Murphy

Smithville Police have charged two men with assaulting another individual and then stealing money from him on Thursday.

Ricky Shannon Nokes of Pea Ridge Road, Liberty and Johnny Darrell Murphy of Gentry Avenue, Smithville are each charged with assault and theft.

According to Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr. Nokes and Murphy went to the residence of Joshua Patrick to question him about text messages that were being sent to Nokes' cell phone. After Patrick asked them to leave and told them he was going to call the police, both Nokes and Murphy allegedly began assaulting Patrick and then allegedly took $126 dollars from his wallet.

Patrick, who refused transport to the hospital by EMS, later went to the emergency room by a private vehicle where he was treated and released with minor injuries.

Nokes and Murphy were later arrested. Bond for both is set at $4,000 each. Their court date is October 16th.

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