Police Chief Releases Update on Recent Crime News

November 6, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Randy Caplinger

Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger has released his latest update on criminal activity in the city.

26 year old Devin Anson French was arrested on Tuesday, October 23 for domestic assault. According to the warrant, Officer Stephen Barrett responded to a 911 call of a woman screaming in the area of Bell Street. Upon arrival he made contact with the victim who said that her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her. The man, French, who had left the area was later located by Officer Joey Myers on Jackson Street. Upon further investigation it was determined that French was the primary aggressor. Bond for French is $2,500.

27 year old Clent Lee Shehane was arrested Thursday, October 25 for domestic assault. According to the warrant, Officer Matt Farmer was dispatched to a possible domestic. Upon arrival he saw Shehane yelling and fussing with a family member who was standing by a car. Officer Farmer determined that Shehane had allegedly committed the assault by grabbing and throwing the victim. Shehane's bond is $5,000 and he will be in court on November 15

33 year old Jack Mullican Jr. was arrested on Thursday, October 25 for tattooing a minor. Mullican allegedly tattooed a minor without the consent of the parent. His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court on November 8
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51 year old Larry Estil Lattimore was arrested Saturday, October 27 for public intoxication. Sergeant Bradley Tatrow was dispatched to Cherry Street in reference to a complaint of someone armed with a knife. Lattimore was told by the resident to leave and he was sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle with the door open upon Sergeant Tatrow's arrival. Lattimore was found to be unsteady on his feet. He had slurred speech, a strong odor of a fermented beverage about his person and he had an aggressive demeanor. Lattimore was arrested for his safety and the safety of the public. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on November 15

28 year old Daniel Ray Wilson was arrested on Tuesday, October 30 for burglary. On Thursday, October 18 at Taco Bell, Wilson allegedly broke the passenger side window of the victim's vehicle with a brick and then reached inside and took her purse. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is November 15

22 year old Felicia A Moore was arrested on Tuesday, October 30 for theft under $500. Moore allegedly took items from Wal-Mart without paying for them with the intent to deprive the store of its property. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court on November 29.

35 year old Crystal Gail Pettit was cited for simple possession on Tuesday, October 30. Pettit was stopped at Wal-Mart for possible shoplifting and upon a search of her person, white capsules, a schedule V drug, were found. Her court date is November 29.

55 year old Sharon Kay Robinson was cited for theft on Friday, November 2. Robinson allegedly attempted to walk out of the Dollar General Store without paying for products in her possession. Her court date is November 29.

47 year old Rose Marie Hines was arrested on Friday, November 2 for DUI and simple possession of a Schedule II & IV controlled substance. 45 year old Richard Eugene Nokes was arrested for public intoxication. Police were dispatched to the parking lot of the Family Dollar Store to check on two people passed out in a vehicle. Upon arrival, police found Hines passed out under the steering wheel. Hines was awakened. She had slurred speech and could barely keep her eyes open. She performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. Found on her person were schedule II & IV drugs. Nokes was a passenger of the vehicle. He was awakened. Nokes was disoriented. He had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Nokes was arrested for public intoxication. Bond for Hines is $5,500 and $1,500 for Nokes. They will be in court on November 29

43 year old Robert Roy Atnip Jr. was arrested on Saturday, November 3 for public intoxication, carrying a prohibited weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the warrants, police were dispatched to an area on Golf Club Lane to check on a person knocking on doors trying to sell gun ammunition. When the officer approached, he found that Atnip had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He was unsteady on his feet and disoriented. Atnip gave consent to search a backpack in the back of his truck and police found drug paraphernalia there. Upon a search of his person, police found a knife in a sheath with a blade longer than four inches. A hatchet was also found in Atnip's pocket. Bond for Atnip is $7,500 and he will be in court on November 15.

65 year old John Edward Turner was arrested on Saturday, November 3 for public intoxication. The warrant states that police received a call of an intoxicated person who had fallen inside the store at Mapco Express. Upon arrival, an officer found Turner sitting in the floor with a busted mouth. After being cleared by DeKalb EMS, who came to examine him, Turner was escorted out of the store. Turner had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He couldn't walk without assistance and his eyes were glazed over. Turner was placed under arrest for his safety and transported to the jail for booking. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court November 29.

While on a call at Mapco Express, police recently arrested 31 year old Robert Dale Menzie for a second offense of driving under the influence. Menzie, who had been operating a motor vehicle, was approached by an officer in the parking lot of the store. Menzie had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He was unsteady on his feet and he performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. Menzie's vehicle was seized for driving on a suspended license due to a previous citation against him for driving under the influence. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court November 29.

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 would help the Smithville Police solve any criminal offense is greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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