Four more persons have been arrested named in sealed indictments on drug charges returned by the grand jury earlier this month as part of an undercover investigation by the sheriff's department.
The following are those defendants and their charges:
36 year old Michael Stewart Brown of McMinnville- Sale and delivery of a schedule III drug in a drug free zone ( Bond $30,000). He was arrested on Monday, February 6
35 year old Teddy Allen Snipes of Smithville- Sale and delivery of a schedule IV drug (2 counts) ($40,000 bond). He was arrested on February 6
50 year old Dennis Charles Ellis of Smithville- Sale and delivery of a schedule II drug ( $30,000 bond). He was arrested on February 6.
33 year old Samuel Wade Walker of Smithville- Sale and delivery of a schedule II drug in a drug free zone ( $40,000 bond).
In addition to the sealed indictment on the drug charge, the sheriff's department has charged Walker and another man in a separate case with theft of property over $1,000.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Walker and 29 year old Nathan Joe Trapp of Smithville went to Smithville Rental Center on East Broad Street Tuesday, February 2 and allegedly stole 940 pounds of metal racks valued at more than $1,000, taking it to a local recycling center where they sold it. Bond for each is $5,000 on this charge and they will be in court on February 16.
In other cases, 34 year old Joseph Eric Kile of Smithville is charged with violation of the sex offender registry. His bond is $25,000 and he will be in court on February 16.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Thursday, February 9 Kile was picked by a sheriff's department detective for violation of probation. An NCIC check showed that he was a violent sex offender. Kile admitted to living in DeKalb County for about a week. He violated the sex offender registry by not registering within the time mandated by law.
20 year old Victoria Chantel Tate of Smithville is charged with assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He bond is $4,500 and she will be in court on February 23.
According to Sheriff Ray, while two correctional officers were escorting inmates on foot from court back to the jail on Thursday, February 9, a sheriff's department sergeant saw a woman, identified as Tate, run toward the inmates trying to speak to one of them. As she approached, Tate ran into one of the correctional officers, causing him to fear bodily injury. Tate was placed under arrest but as the sergeant was attempting to handcuff her, she kept trying to pull away from him. Her actions caused public alarm and safety issues.
35 year old Scotty Dale Farmer of Hickman is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $500. He was arrested on Friday, February 10. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on February 16
Sheriff Ray reports that on Wednesday, January 18, Farmer allegedly entered a residence on Hickman Road by prying open a back door. He allegedly stole a diamond ring, two silver rings, two knives, and an ipod touch with a total value of more than $500.
20 year old Clay Andrew Baine of Smithville was issued a citation for possession of alcohol by a minor after being involved in a recent traffic accident on Lakeview Drive. Upon arrival, the investigating officer made contact with Bain who had a can of Keystone lite beer in a cup holder of the vehicle. He will be in court on March 22