Former Walmart Employee Charged with Theft

September 30, 2011
Dwayne Page

A former Walmart employee has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing from the store.

37 year old Lisa Lee Ray of 230 Nikki Lane, Smithville is charged with one count of theft of property.

Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger reports that on Tuesday, September 20 while working at the cash register, Ray allegedly committed theft by changing prices and in some cases bagging merchandise without scanning it.

She is under a $2,000 bond and will be in court on October 13. Ray is no longer employed by the store.

42 year old Donna Overall is charged with criminal trespassing and theft under $500

Chief Caplinger reports that on Saturday, September 24 a police officer responded to a residence on Snow Street to a complaint of an unwanted intruder in the home. Upon arrival, the officer found Overall there.

According to Chief Caplinger, the woman who lives there reported to police that while she was away, Overall came to the home. With only three children in the residence, Overall allegedly entered the home uninvited and began picking up things. Overall was apparently still in the home when the woman who lives there returned.

Overall is under a total bond of $6,500 and she will be in court on October 13.

43 year old Melvin Lee Griffin is charged with assault, domestic assault, and vandalism.

Chief Caplinger reports that on Friday, September 23 a police officer was called to a business on East Broad Street, where a woman had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Griffin.

According to police, the woman and Griffin drove into the parking lot of the business in separate vehicles. Griffin got out of his automobile and allegedly assaulted the woman. He then followed her into the business, where she ran to seek refuge. Another vehicle in the parking lot received some minor damage during the scuffle between Griffin and the woman. When told by the operators of the business establishment that they were calling police, Griffin left. He was stopped by White County authorities at the county line and later taken into custody by police and charged in the case.

Griffin is under a total bond of $9,000 and he will be in court on October 13.

52 year old Ramone Serano Ramone was charged with driving on a revoked license on Friday, September 23.

Chief Caplinger reports that an officer was dispatched to Wade Street where he encountered a woman who reported that she and Ramone had gotten into an argument at his residence on Main Street in Smithville but that she had left and returned to her home on Wade Street. Ramone showed up at the woman's home while police were there. As he got out of his vehicle, police asked him for identification. A computer check revealed that his license had been revoked for a previous offense.

Bond for Ramone is $1,500 and he will be in court on October 6

24 year old Robert Grady Cox is charged with being a fugitive from justice. Police learned on Friday, September 16 that Cox, wanted in Catoosa County, Georgia for probation violation, was staying at a residence on East Bryant Street. Police went there and picked him up.

He is expected to be returned to Georgia.

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