A 50 year old Woodbury man is in trouble with the law for allegedly stealing property from three different locations and selling most of those items at a local scrap yard.
Perry Alton Stembridge of Good Ridge Road, Woodbury is charged with one count of theft of property under $500 and two counts of theft of property over $1,000. He was also issued a citation for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on September 14. His bond totals $30,000 and he will be in court October 13.
Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that on Monday, August 29 Perry allegedly entered property on Luna Mill Road and took a three point hitch plow, four circular saw blades, a metal stove, winch parts for a dozier, and parts from a 535 John Deere baler, all valued at $1,200.
Two days later on Wednesday August 31 Stembridge allegedly went to a barn on Indian Creek Road and took one thousand square feet of metal roofing, two chest freezers, and two wood burning stoves, valued at $4,110.
Almost two weeks later on Tuesday, September 13 Stembridge allegedly went to a location on Antioch Road and took a fireplace insert and a hot water heater, valued at $150.
Stembridge allegedly sold most of those stolen items to a local scrap yard.
Meanwhile, 30 year old Nena Renea Chapman of Church Street, Liberty is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $500. Her bond is $7,500 and she will be in court on October 13.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Tuesday, September 13, Chapman allegedly entered a residence on Church Street in Liberty and took an xbox console, three xbox 360 game controllers, and eight xbox games, valued at $570.
24 year old Jamaal Ahmad League of Smith Road, is charged with burglary. His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court September 29.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Wednesday, September 14 League allegedly entered a vehicle on North Congress Boulevard without the owner's consent with the intent to commit a felony. He allegedly removed cigarette butts inside the vehicle. Upon his arrest, League had five cigarette butts of the same brand as those from the vehicle in his pocket.
19 year old Joshua Edward Hammonds has been charged with a first offense of driving under the influence and issued citations for underage drinking and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). His bond totals $1,500 and he will be in court September 29.
According to Sheriff Ray, on Wednesday September 14 a deputy was called to a club on Sparta Highway, where someone had reportedly become violent. Before the deputy arrived, the man left the club in a blue Chevy truck. While enroute, the officer spotted the truck and saw it go off in a ditch, almost hitting a mailbox. The deputy stopped the truck and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Hammonds, the driver, submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. Hammonds was very unsteady on his feet. He also allegedly admitted to drinking liquor and smoking "fake weed".
47 year old Kevin D. Young of Alex Lane, Smithville is charged with a first offense of driving under the influence. He was also issued citations for violation of the light law, failure to maintain his lane of travel, and violation of the implied consent law. His bond totals $1,500 and he will be in court on October 13.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Sunday, September 18 a deputy saw a vehicle with a headlight out on Highway 70. Upon turning around to follow, the deputy saw the automobile swerve from lane to lane and then make a sharp turn back into his lane. After stopping the vehicle, the officer had the driver, Young, get out of the automobile. Young was very unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Young performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. Young allegedly admitted to drinking four or five beers. He also had a flask on him containing whiskey.