In his weekly update on crime news, Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that 29 year old William Travis Malone of Oak Street, Smithville is charged with three counts of violation of probation, one count of unlawful possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (xanax) for resale and one count of unlawful possession of a schedule II drug (dilaudid) for resale.
According to Sheriff Ray, on Friday April 1st, the sheriff's department crime suppression unit went to 107 Oak Street to serve three violation of probation warrants on Malone. He was upstairs in a bedroom. When officers entered the room they saw Malone, who had tried to climb out the window, climb back in. He faked tripping and fell to the floor. Malone then shoved a glass vial under the bed. The vial contained six blue pills and a bar pill believed to be xanax and two pills believed to be dilaudid. Officers also found on Malone a hypodermic needle in his back pocket and $787 in cash in another pocket. Malone could not account for how he obtained the money.
Malone's bond totals $5,500 and he will be in court on the charges next week.
24 year old Jason A. Sturdivant of Page Drive was issued a citation on Monday, March 28th for driving on a suspended license, violation of the child restraint law, violation of the registration law, and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). His court date is April 20th.
Sheriff Ray said an officer stopped Sturdivant having prior knowledge that he did not have a valid drivers license. After making the traffic stop, the officer saw a four year old child in the vehicle with Sturdivant who was not properly restrained in a car seat. Sturdivant could not show proof of registration or insurance.
Stephanie Mosley of Brush Creek was issued a citation on Thursday, March 31st for driving on a revoked license, violation of the seat belt law, violation of the registration law, violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance), and for not having a child properly restrained in the car. She will be in court on April 27th.
According to Sheriff Ray, Mosely was stopped by a deputy for an improper display of tags. The tag did not match the vehicle. The officer discovered that her license were revoked and she could not produce a valid registration or insurance card. In the car with Mosely was an eight year old boy, who was sitting in the back seat without wearing a seat belt.
31 year old Christopher Scott Hough of Green Hill Road, Smithville was issued a citation on Friday, April 1st for expired tags and driving on a suspended license after being pulled over by a deputy on Highway 70 west. His court date is May 18th.
31 year old Abigail Vogel of Dale Ridge Road, Smithville was issued a citation on Friday, April 1st for driving on a revoked license and speeding. Her court date is July 13th. Sheriff Ray said Vogel was stopped on Highway 146 for speeding. She was clocked at 59 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour speed zone. A computer check revealed that her drivers license were revoked for a first offense of driving under the influence.
35 year old Keith Gordon Salisky of Circle Drive, Dowelltown was issued a citation on Friday April 1st for driving on a suspended license, violation of the light law, and simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone). His court date is July 14th. Sheriff Ray said that Salisky was stopped on Highway 70 west for having a headlight out. The arresting officer reported that "when I approached the vehicle, Salisky dropped a cellophane wrapper in the floorboard which contained four 10 milligram oxycodone pills". A computer check revealed that his drivers license were suspended for failure to pay child support.
25 year old Cody L. Crips of Forrest Avenue, Smithville was charged on Saturday April 2nd for evading arrest. A capias was issued out of General Sessions Court for Crips' arrest after failing to appear. His bond totals $24,000 and he will be in court on April 7th. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday April 2nd, deputies went to a residence on Forrest Avenue to serve warrants on Crips but he tried to evade by hiding inside an entertainment center. After arriving, officers knocked on the front door of the home, looked through a window and saw Crips inside.. The deputies gave a verbal command for Crips to open the door but he refused. Armed with a capias to serve on Crips, officers made entry into the home and placed Crips in custody. The capias was issued apparently because Crips failed to appear in court for a second offense of driving under the influence, evading arrest, and driving on a revoked license.
A capias was issued out of General Sessions Court for 42 year old Victor Glen Gingerich of Jimmy Malone Road, Liberty for failing to appear on charges of driving on a suspended license, simple possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will be in court April 7th. Gingerich is also charged with carrying a prohibited weapon and a third offense of driving on a suspended license. He was further issued a citation for driving an unregistered vehicle. He will appear in court on those offenses April 28th.
According to Sheriff Ray, on Monday, April 4th a deputy was patrolling on Highway 70 west when he saw a green sedan, traveling eastbound, cross three lanes of traffic and then start driving in the turning lane. The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Gingerich. The deputy noticed that the license plate on the vehicle was not registered to this automobile. The vehicle was unregistered. The officer also saw a metal pipe, about fifteen inches long and wrapped in electrical tape, lying beside the driver's seat. A computer check revealed that Gingerich's license were suspended. His bond totals $12,500.
Amanda M. Daniels of Luttrell Avenue, Smithville was issued a citation on Saturday, April 2nd for driving on a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle. Her court date is May 11th. Sheriff Ray said that a deputy was patrolling on Anthony Avenue when he spotted a white sedan with Florida tags, which were expired. The vehicle was unregistered. After the officer pulled over the driver, Daniels, he asked for a computer check which revealed her license to be suspended.
27 year old Matthew Shawn Pettit of Doyle was issued two citations on Friday April 1st for violation of the child restraint law and one citation for violation of the seatbelt law. His court date is April 20th. Sheriff Ray said that a deputy was on Highway 146 when he noticed that the driver of a vehicle, Pettit, was not wearing a seatbelt. He pulled over the car and also found that two small children in the vehicle with Pettit, ages 3 and 4 years old, were not in a child restraint device.
50 year old Donald Gene Rigsby of Kings Court, Smithville was issued a citation for having his vehicle illegally setting in the roadway on Adcock Cemetery Road and violation of the open container law. His court date is April 20th. Sheriff Ray said that a deputy discovered Rigsby's vehicle parked on Adcock Cemetery Road, setting in the roadway where it could cause a traffic hazard. Upon stopping to check the car, the deputy saw an open container of beer within arms reach of the driver.