Arrest Expected in Convenience Market Burglary

August 20, 2014
Dwayne Page
Randy Caplinger

Smithville Police have theft and burglary charges pending against a suspect in a burglary last month at the On The Way Convenience Market on South Congress Boulevard.

Chief Randy Caplinger said the suspect broke the glass out of the front door of the business overnight on July 16 and stole some $3,100 in lottery tickets and cigarettes. An officer later drove by and noticed the front door glass had been knocked out.

The suspect is incarcerated on separate charges in Warren County. He has not yet been served with the warrants in this case.

29 year old Melinda Murphy is charged with two counts of forgery. Her bond is $10,000. Chief Caplinger said that Murphy allegedly passed forged checks in the amounts of $230 and $200 on the same victim at Region's Bank on July 16.

52 year old John Griswold of Nashville is charged with driving under the influence and possession of a handgun while under the influence. His bond is $3,000. Chief Caplinger said police were called to 825 North Congress Boulevard on July 24 on a report of a person passed out at the wheel of a parked vehicle. The responding officer found the driver passed out in the automobile with keys in the ignition. The officer awoke the driver, Griswold and spoke with him. Griswold said he was going from Collierville to Nashville and didn't know where he was. Griswold submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks and he was disoriented and unsteady on his feet. Griswold told the officer that he had taken a narcotic pill earlier. He was arrested and taken to the hospital where he submitted to blood alcohol test. During the arrest, a handgun was found in his possession.

29 year old Michael Snyders is charged with theft over $1,000. His bond is $10,000. Chief Caplinger said that Snyders allegedly stole a 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport Truck from a Fall Creek Drive residence July 24 and wrecked it on Dry Creek Road.

34 year old Germain Aldino is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500. Chief Caplinger said that Aldino allegedly assaulted his girl friend on August 2 at a residence on Short Mountain Street by throwing a 2 x 4 at her. He then got in her vehicle and drove away. Aldino was later found at another residence.

60 year old Larry Wayne Linder is cited for vandalism. Chief Caplinger said that on July 17 an officer was called to Federal Mogul where the owner of a vehicle reported that someone had scratched his automobile. Linder was identified as a suspect after officials viewed video from a surveillance camera. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $700

28 year old Michael London is charged with theft. Chief Caplinger said that on July 16 an officer was called to Walmart on a shoplifting complaint. An employee said London was caught stealing property. When confronted, London allegedly admitted to stealing the items.

20 year old David Tyler Hutchings is cited for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia. Chief Caplinger said that on July 16, Hutchings was observed at Walmart putting merchandise in his pants and walking out. Walmart Associates stopped Hutchings and he allegedly admitted taking the item. Police also found a used syringe in his pocket.

25 year old Joe Nathan Corbin of Huntsville, Alabama is cited for theft under $500. Chief Caplinger said that on July 24, police were called to O'Reilly Auto Parts to investigate the theft of stolen parts from the store. The responding officer received consent to search Corbin's car and found the parts. Corbin allegedly claimed that he had bought three parts at O'Reilly's and then stole three of the same kind of parts from the store. He later used his receipt to return the three parts he had purchased to get his cash back.

36 year old April Lee Hollingsworth is cited for simple possession of a schedule II drug (meth). Chief Caplinger said that on July 29, police were called to a residence on West Main Street to investigate a complaint of drug traffic at the house. The officer received consent to search from the owner and inside the bathroom closet, he found a pyrex dish with about three grams of a white powdery substance believed to be meth. The powder field tested positive as meth. According to Chief Caplinger, Hollingsworth admitted that the dish belonged to her and that the dish contained meth.

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