Smithville Woman Arrested for Shoplifting also Found with Drugs

December 11, 2010
Dwayne Page

A Smithville woman was found with some drugs after police arrested her for shoplifting last Saturday.

Police Chief Randy Caplinger said 34 year old Tracie Lyndal Godsey of Andrew Street was arrested by Officer David Phillips on Saturday, December 4th for theft of property and simple possession of a schedule II drug. Officer Phillips was called to check out a complaint concerning a shoplifter at Rite Aid Pharmacy. By the time Officer Phillips arrived the suspect had left the scene. After the clerk provided a description of the suspect and the vehicle she was driving, Officer Phillips located the automobile at East Side Citgo. Ms. Godsey was placed under arrest for theft. Godsey also had a schedule II drug on her person at the time of her arrest. Her bond is set at $2000 and her court date is January 27th

47 year old Robert Jeffery League of Smith Road was arrested by Officer James Cornelius on Friday, December 3rd for domestic assault. League allegedly held the victim down on a bed and threw her in a closet, leaving marks on her arms and breaking the closet door. Bond for League is $2500 and his court date is January 27th.

36 year old Angel L Brown of Brown Lane was cited for shoplifting on Friday, December 3rd by Lieutenant Steven Leffew. Wal-Mart managers stated that they saw Brown conceal property in her purse and jacket. Lt Leffew stopped Ms. Brown outside of Wal-Mart where she produced the items. Her court date is December 16th.

28 year old Joshua Key Alford of Morrison was arrested by Officer James Cornelius on Saturday, December 4th for driving under the influence. Alford, operating a motor vehicle, was stopped for a traffic violation. He had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Bond for Alford is $1000 and his court date is January 6th.

28 year old Amanda Leigh Alford of Manchester, a passenger of Joshua Alford's vehicle, was cited for simple possession. Officer Cornelius spotted a hand rolled cigarette in Ms. Alford's hand containing a brown leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Her court date is January 6th.

35 year old Milford Michael Stewart of Page Drive was arrested by Sergeant Randy King on Sunday, December 5th for criminal impersonation and being a fugitive from justice. Sergeant King was dispatched to the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital to check out a suspicious person. A man there had given more than one name, different social security numbers and different dates of birth. Sergeant King informed the man of why he was there and told him that if he were untruthful, he would be charged with criminal impersonation. The man gave Sergeant King personal information which, upon further investigation, was found to be untrue. The man was later identified as Milford Stewart. Police learned that he had lied to Sergeant King in an attempt to prevent the officer from finding out that he (Stewart) is wanted in several states. Stewart is wanted in Ohio and is being held here, pending extradition for assuming the identity of another person in that state. Stewart is under a $1,500 bond for criminal impersonation and his court date is December 16th.

Meanwhile, anyone with information on criminal activity 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.

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