Two Charged in Recent Burglary and Theft

November 18, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Steven Dale Davidson
Rodney Hugo Gora
 Mark Denver Young
Joe Nathan Jones

Two men have been arrested in a recent burglary and theft.

28 year old Steven Dale Davidson of Antioch Road, Smithville and 40 year old Rodney Hugo Gora of Short Mountain Road, Smithville are each charged with burglary and theft of property over $500. Bond for each is $6,500 and they will appear in court on December 12.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Wednesday, November 13 Davidson and Gora allegedly entered a residence on James Place and took several items from the home including a storage trunk, a picture, jewelry box, a wooden bunk bed, two mattresses, a wooden end table, and a bag containing sheets and towels all valued at more than $500.

32 year old Mark Denver Young of McMinnville Highway, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on December 5.

Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, November 12 a sheriff's department drug detective saw a white truck sitting partially in the roadway on Highway 56 south. The detective stopped to investigate and made contact with Young, who was standing in a driveway. Young told the detective that he was the driver of the truck and that he had been there for about five minutes prior to the officer's arrival. Young's speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He also had a powdery residue on his nose and in his possession was an empty pen that contained pill residue. Young submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He also consented to a blood alcohol test. Young was placed under arrest.

Young was arrested again on Friday, November 15 for violation of an order of protection for illegal possession of a weapon. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court November 21. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, November 13 Young was in possession of a 30-30 rifle. A computer check revealed that Young is under an active order of protection.

37 year old Joe Nathan Jones of Clarksville is charged in a grand jury sealed indictment with two counts of sale and delivery of a schedule II drug, one of them being over a half gram of cocaine. He was arrested on Tuesday, November 12. His bond is $70,000.

Timothy Eugene Mathis of McMinnville is charged with driving on a suspended license. He was also issued a citation for failure to maintain his lane of travel. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on December 18.

Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, November 12 a deputy was traveling west on Highway 70 when he saw a green SUV swerving outside the lane of travel. The officer pulled over the vehicle and spoke to the driver, Mathis. He was found to be driving on a suspended license. Mathis was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

29 year old Randall Jake Hines of Lafayette is charged with a third offense of driving on a revoked license. His court date is December 12 and his bond is $2,500. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, November 16 a deputy conducted a traffic stop at DeKalb Market due to a theft in Smithville. A computer check revealed that the license of the driver, Hines was revoked in Trousdale County on August 23, 2004 for failure to satisfy citations. He has two prior convictions. Hines was arrested and brought to the jail for booking. Two passengers of Hines' vehicle, 39 year old Johnny Thomas Whited of Carthage and 44 year old Tammy Denise Lamb of Lafayette were each charged with public intoxication. Bond for each is $1,500 and they will be in court on December 12. According to Sheriff Ray both Whited and Lamb were highly intoxicated. Their speech was slurred and they were unsteady on their feet. Both had a strong odor of alcohol on them. For their safety and that of the public, both Whited and Lamb were arrested.

27 year old Erich Taylor Brandt of Arlington, Texas is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court on November 21. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, November 17 a deputy was dispatched to Moores College Road where EMS was on the side of the road with a man who was found to be Brandt. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. Brandt was unsteady on his feet. His eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. For his safety and that of the public, Brandt was placed under arrest.

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