Two Cited For Animal Cruelty

April 24, 2013
Dwayne Page

Two people, 24 year old Jessica Yvonne Lane and 25 year old Lonnie (J.B.) Brown, are scheduled to be in court Thursday after being cited earlier this month for cruelty to animals.

Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger said on Monday, April 1 an officer was dispatched to a residence on West Main Street concerning a couple of dogs being starved. The officer found one dog deceased, chained to a stake in the back yard. It appeared the dog had been dead for at least a day. Another dog was chained and appeared to be sick. There was no food with the dogs at the time of the complaint.

Meanwhile in other cases, 24 year old William Morris is cited for simple possession of a schedule IV drug. Chief Caplinger said that on Saturday, March 30 while investigating a possible DUI at Mapco, an officer made contact with Morris. The officer noticed a pill holder hanging from Morris' key chain and asked if he could see what was inside it. Morris willingly showed the officer the pills inside the bottle. There were nine pills believed to be xanax.

44 year old Michael Lynn Vance was arrested for domestic assault on Thursday, April 4. According to the warrant, Detective Brandon Donnell responded to a fight in progress on Andrew Street where one person had a knife. As he arrived, Detective Donnell saw two persons fighting in a field behind Andrew Street. One of the men involved in the fight was Vance. The other man was a member of Vance's family. As Vance was ordered to get on the ground Detective Donnell saw Vance drop a knife. Upon further investigation it was determined that Vance was the primary aggressor. The victim had a cut on his hand and a small cut on his upper lip. Bond for Vance was $2,500

26 year old Jamaal Ahmad League was arrested for public intoxication on Sunday, April 7. According to the warrant, Officer Steven Barrett responded to Mapco Express where a man was in the store cussing the customers and asking for money. The man was apparently intoxicated. Upon arrival, Officer Barrett made contact with the man, League, who had a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. He was unsteady on his feet. League had been asked several times to leave the store and not to bother the customers. League was placed under arrest due to his being a nuisance to the public and for his safety. His bond was $2,000.

35 year old Terika Diana Faux was cited for shoplifting at Dollar General Store on Thursday, April 11. Faux was observed by store management concealing items in her purse. She will be in court on April 25

36 year old Rickey Lee Tisdale was arrested on Tuesday, April 16 for aggravated assault, simple assault and simple possession. Tisdale allegedly threw a family member onto a couch and strangled her. When she went into the bedroom to call 911, Tisdale allegedly broke the phone and strangled her again leaving marks on her throat. Tisdale also allegedly grabbed a neighbor, who had gone in to check on the victim, throwing her on the bed and leaving bruise marks on her arms. Tisdale was asked to sit in a chair while Officer Barrett conducted an investigation. When Tisdale sat down a metal pill container fell out of his pocket and onto the floor. The container held eleven pills believed to be xanax. Bond for Tisdale is $10,000 and he will be in court on May 2.

38 year old Ignacia Hernandez was recently arrested for a third offense of driving on a suspended license and cited for a violation of the vehicle registration law and for failure to maintain lane of travel. Police said Hernandez was operating a motor vehicle but was stopped for failure to maintain lane of travel. He told the officer he didn't have a license and a computer check revealed his license were suspended for driving on a prior suspended license in Macon County. A computer check of the vehicle tag came back to a different vehicle. Bond for Hernandez is $5,000 and he will be in court on May 9.

Anyone with 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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