Smithville Police Seek Tips in Recent Home Burglary Investigations

September 26, 2010
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police are asking for your help in solving a couple of recent home burglaries.

Lieutenant Steven Leffew took a report on Wednesday, September 15th of a burglary at a residence on Woodland Street. The home was burglarized sometime on September 12th.

K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow took a report on Friday, September 17th of a burglary at a residence on East Main Street. The home was burglarized sometime between September 10th & 17th.

Anyone having any information on these offenses is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.

Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential

Meanwhile in other city crime news, 34 year old Darrell Shane Lyle of Donelson was arrested for criminal impersonation on Saturday, September 11th. He is under a $1,500 bond and his court date is October 7th. Sergeant Randy King was called to break up a fight at a location on Broad Street. Upon arrival, Sergeant King spoke to a man at the residence and asked for his name. The man, Lyle, gave a fake name. Upon further investigation, Sergeant King confirmed that Lyle was his real name and that he had a warrant against him in Cheatham County for (non-payment of ) child support. Sergeant King says that was apparently the reason Lyle gave a fake name.

27 year old Samantha Brooke Mathis of West Broad Street was arrested on Saturday, September 11th for assault. Sergeant Randy King was called to break up a fight at a location on West Broad Street between female roommates. Upon arrival, Sergeant King spoke with everyone at the residence and those involved and it was determined that Samantha Mathis became irate and began hitting her roommate. Bond for Mathis is $2,000 and her court date is October 7th.

21 year old Benjamin C Bryson of Woodbury was arrested on Monday, September 13th for evading arrest and reckless driving. While on patrol and running mobile radar on Allen Ferry Road, Officer Scott Davis saw a silver Nissan and a red Mustang near Holmes Creek Road. He clocked their speeds at 65 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone. Upon activating his emergency equipment, Officer Davis turned around to try and catch up with both vehicles, but as he got to Pack's Circle he could only see the Nissan. After stopping the vehicle and speaking to the driver, Officer Davis was told that the operator of the Mustang was a man named "Ben". Officer Davis learned that the driver had turned his lights off when the patrol car's blue lights were activated and he left the scene. According to Officer Davis, the action of driving at night with no lights at a high rate of speed was very reckless. Upon conducting a follow up, Officer Davis confirmed that the driver of the Mustang was Benjamin Bryson and he was charged in the investigation. Bond for Bryson is $3,500 and his court date is September 30th.

21 year old Kendrick R Burton of Foster Road was arrested on Monday, September 13th for driving on a suspended license. Officer Scott Davis stopped a vehicle on West Broad Street for speeding. A computer check revealed that Burton's drivers license were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation. His bond is $2,000 and his court date is September 29th.

35 year old Jennifer Gail Pursley of McMinnville was arrested by Corporal Travis Bryant on Tuesday, September 14th for failure to report to jail to serve a 30 day sentence in Warren County.

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