The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has made arrests in recent days for burglary and theft, vandalism, and domestic assault.
51 year old Edward Lee Judkins, Sr. of Jefferson Road, Smithville was arrested on December 30 and charged with burglary and theft of property over $500. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on January 9th. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on November 20 Judkins allegedly broke into a shed at a residence on Adamson Branch Road. Entry was made by force and the door to the shed was damaged. Judkins allegedly took various weight equipment from the shed. The weight equipment was recovered from behind Judkins' camper trailer where he lives on Pea Ridge Road. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the Sheriff's Department.
22 year old Michael Anthony Leichtfuss of Old Eagle Creek Road, Smithville is charged with vandalism under $500. His bond is $1,000. He will be in court on January 30. Sheriff Ray said that on December 8, Leichtfuss allegedly vandalized property on Johnson's Ridge Road, causing over $300 in damage to a door and door frame. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the Sheriff's Department.
40 year old Chrissy Michelle Evans of West Main Street, Dowelltown is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $5,000 and she will be in court on January 16. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, January 5 a deputy was dispatched to Evans' residence on a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim, Evans' husband. He had a cut on his left ear and scratches on his hand and back. He told the officer that he had been attacked by his wife. When the deputy spoke with her, Evans allegedly admitted to attacking him. She was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.