Woman Charged with Child Abuse

October 15, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Connie J Clayborn
Nicholas D Sapp

Smithville Police have charged a woman with child abuse for taking drugs in the presence of a juvenile.

61 year old Connie J Clayborn was arrested on Tuesday, October 9. Chief Randy Caplinger said that on Thursday, October 4th an officer was called to a residence concerning a possible overdose. Upon arrival the officer spoke with employees of the Department of Children Services who were on the scene. Clayborn told DCS staff that she had taken drugs while a juvenile was present. After obtaining a warrant, Clayborn was arrested without incident. Her bond is $1,500.

27 year old Nicholas D Sapp is charged with four counts of passing a forged prescription at a local pharmacy. According to the warrants, Sapp passed two prescriptions on September 15 from the office of Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst. The pharmacy filled the prescriptions. The doctor's office later notified the pharmacy that the prescriptions were a forgery. Sapp was arrested on Saturday, October 13 after he returned to the pharmacy trying to pass more forged prescriptions written on Dr. Hilgenhurst. Bond for Sapp is $20,000 and his court date is November 8.

42 year old Ceylon E Taylor Jr. was arrested for disorderly conduct on Saturday, October 6. The warrant states that police were dispatched to a residence on Meadow Brook Drive to answer a domestic call. The officers separated the parties involved in the dispute but Taylor showed up, became very upset and began screaming out loud. An officer told him several times to calm down but he would not comply. Taylor's bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on November 1.

25 year old Terri M. Brucker was arrested for domestic assault on Saturday, October 6. The warrant states that officers were dispatched to a fight call at a residence and upon arrival found Brucker lying on the ground and a family member beside her. Upon separating them and speaking with each of them it was determined that Brucker was the primary aggressor. She had punched the victim in the face several times causing injury. Bond for Brucker is $2,500 and her court date is November 1
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19 year old Skyelar Patrick was arrested for domestic assault on Monday, October 8. Patrick was invited to the residence of a family member and while there a conflict occurred and Patrick punched and choked the victim. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is October 25.

18 year old Alexis Carrasco was arrested for DUI on Sunday, October 14. The warrant states that Carrasco, operating a motor vehicle, was sitting at a traffic light and that he failed to drive through, even after the light had changed twice allowing him to proceed. Carrasco had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was very unsteady on his feet. He performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on October 25.

Anyone having information on any 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 Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

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