Six persons have been arrested by the Sheriff's Department in recent days on separate charges ranging from theft to domestic assault, possession of contraband in jail, evading arrest, and public intoxication.
Sheriff Partrick Ray said that 25 year old John David Anderson of Quail Pointe Drive, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $500. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court October 17. According to Sheriff Ray, on or about Friday, September 20 the sheriff's office received a report of a theft of a lap top computer. After an investigation, Sheriff Ray said Anderson admitted to officers that he had taken the computer and traded it for some pills. Anderson was arrested and taken to the jail for booking.
31 year old Todd Mitchell Eldridge of Buffalo Valley Road, Smithville and 29 year old Mary Rachel Foster of Baxter are charged with domestic assault. Bond for each is $1,500. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, September 24 a deputy responded to Wolf Creek Road to check out a physical domestic call. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Eldridge, who was covered in blood and had a cut on his chin and face. Eldridge also had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. The deputy also spoke with Foster, who had a strong odor of alcohol on her person and a cut on her right ear. Foster said she and Eldridge were in her Chevy S-10 pickup truck when they got into an altercation. Foster claims Eldridge bit her right ear. Eldridge said Foster struck him in the face with some object. Foster admitted to hitting Eldridge in the face with a mirror. Though Foster was determined to be the primary aggressor, both Foster and Eldridge were arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
30 year old Jose Juan Reyes of Old Blue Springs Road, Smithville is charged with having contraband in a penal institution. His bond is $25,000 and he will be in court on October 3. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, September 24 a correctional officer was called to the basement cell at the jail to break up a fight. After an investigation, a mop bucket handle (metal pipe) and two shanks type objects were found in Reyes' bunk.
38 year old Stephen Jason Moore of Cookeville Highway, Smithville is charged with evading arrest. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on October 9. Moore is now being held without bond on a violation of probation warrant out of General Sessions Court. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, September 27 two deputies went to 4990 Cookeville Highway to serve the violation of probation warrant on Moore. As the deputies arrived, Moore ran into the woods. The officers caught up with him and placed him under arrest.
35 year old April Evon Warren of Highland Street, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court October 10. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, September 27, a deputy responded to Sligo Marina to check out a possible domestic. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a man who said that he and his mother had gotten into an altercation because she was intoxicated. The officer made contact with Warren, who had a strong odor of alcohol on her person and was unsteady on her feet. Several witnesses in the area said Warren was running around the parking lot causing a disturbance. For the safety of Warren and others, Warren was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.