Man Charged After Allegedly Firing Shot at His Brother

April 29, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Jonathan Lewis

A Smithville man, accused of shooting at his brother during an argument, will be in court next month for aggravated assault.

35 year old Jonathan Lewis is under a $35,000 bond. His court date is set for May 22.

Chief Randy Caplinger told WJLE that on Sunday, April 20 Police were called to investigate a report of two individuals shooting at each other at 627 Highland Street. When officers arrived, they discovered that Lewis had allegedly gotten into an argument with his brother and had fired a shot, though no one was injured. Lewis' brother left the residence before police got there. " When officers arrived they were advised by the neighbors that the shooter (Lewis) was still inside the house. The officers attempted to get the shooter to come out. He did finally come out of the front door and was taken into custody. When we received permission to search the residence a 45 caliber Glock pistol was found along with three empty rounds and two live rounds of ammunition," he said.

Although Lewis allegedly admitted to firing a weapon, he denied trying to shoot at his brother. " He (Lewis) said he came out the front door of his residence and fired the weapon. He said he was firing straight ahead. Lewis' brother got in a vehicle and took off," said Chief Caplinger.

60 year old Danny Petty is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court May 1. Chief Caplinger said police were dispatched to Oak Street on Friday, April 25 in response to a possible public intoxication. Upon arrival, the officer found a man, Petty, laying in a ditch. He was unable to stand and had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He was placed under arrest.

33 year old Mark Young is charged with driving on a revoked license. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court May 1. Chief Caplinger said police responded to a wreck in the parking lot of Mapco Express on Friday, April 25. Upon arrival, police spoke with Young. He said he had been driving and had rear ended another vehicle. A computer check revealed his license were revoked for DUI on November 21, 2013. Young said he is currently on bond for the previous offense.

25 year old Dustin Hutchings is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court May 22. Chief Caplinger said police were dispatched to Star Manufacturing in response to an angry intoxicated employee. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Hutchings in the parking lot. He was very unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Hutchings was placed under arrest.

56 year old Howard Mayberry is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $1,500. Chief Caplinger said an officer recently responded to a call of a blue Ford Mustang traveling east on Broad Street in the westbound lane. The officer spoke with witnesses who gave a description of the person driving the car. Police located the suspect (Mayberry) at a local bank. His speech was slurred and he was very unsteady on his feet. Mayberry submitted to a portable breath test which detected alcohol. He also submitted to a blood test. Mayberry was placed under arrest.

56 year old Forrest Byrd is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,000. Chief Caplinger said that on Thursday, April 24 a witness saw a man stumbling down the road behind Taco Bell. Police responded and at Oak Street observed a man getting up out of the ditch on the right side of the road. He had difficulty standing. The man (Byrd) had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and he was very unsteady on his feet. Byrd was placed under arrest.

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