Man Charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty

July 29, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
John Michael Turner

In his latest report on crime, Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that 45 year old John Michael Turner of A.B. Frazier Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal and reckless endangerment. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on August 21. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, July 21 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on A.B. Frazier Road where a man was reported to be shooting at a mobile home. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with neighbors who said that a man (Turner) was on the roof of his house shooting at a dog as it ran toward their home with two children playing in the yard. The deputy went next door and spoke with Turner who admitted that he had shot and hit the dog as it ran limping from his yard. A shotgun and three shell casings were found at the scene. According to the warrants, Turner intentionally shot the dog causing serious physical injury to the animal and that he placed the neighbor's children in imminent danger.

44 year old David Dewaine Anderson of Gard Lane, Smithville is cited for simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana), simple possession of a schedule II drug (morphine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will be in court on August 14. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 18 a deputy arrested Anderson on active warrants. Upon searching Anderson, the officer recovered a small plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana which weighed approximately 2.5 grams, rolling papers, other baggies, and a 100 milligram morphine pill.

58 year old Genevieve Sonnier of Dale Ridge Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence and evading arrest. She was further issued a citation for driving on roads laned for traffic, violation of the implied consent law, and simple possession of a schedule IV drug (Diazepam). Her bond is $3,000 and she will be in court August 21. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, July 22 while patrolling Dale Ridge Road, a deputy observed a white Hyundai failing to maintain its lane of travel. The officer activated his blue lights and siren to make a traffic stop but the driver of the vehicle, Sonnier did not pull over until traveling another two miles down Dale Ridge Road. Upon speaking with her, the deputy noticed that Sonnier had a strong odor of alcohol on her person. Sonnier refused to submit to a blood test and said she couldn't complete field sobriety tasks due to health issues. She admitted to having consumed three beers at a local bar. Found in her purse were three small yellow tablets believed to be Diazepam. Sonnier was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

42 year old Willard Darrell Brown of Earl Avenue, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 31. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 25, a deputy saw Brown at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria and noticed that he was very unsteady on his feet. The officer spoke with Brown and detected an odor on him associated with a fermented substance. Brown told the deputy that he had been drinking. As the officer began to place Brown into custody, a small scuffle ensued but Brown was subdued and placed under arrest without further incident.

47 year old William Trent Roller of Lucky Road, McMinnville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court July 31. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, July 26 a deputy was dispatched to Pates Ford Marina in response to a physical domestic. The officer spoke with three persons including a woman who said that they were all on a boat when her father, Roller turned the music up loud. When one of the persons on the boat asked Roller to turn down the music, Roller replied "come get you some big boy" and turned the music up even louder. Roller's daughter grabbed the auxiliary cord and pulled it out so the music would stop. Roller then grabbed and twisted her wrist. The victim's mother came over to get Roller to stop the assault . As the daughter pushed him away, Roller punched her in the face causing swelling to her cheek bone. Another person came to the victim's defense and began fighting with Roller. After an investigation, it was determined that Roller was the primary aggressor and he was arrested after being treated for wounds to his face which required stitches.

37 year old Nathan Cantrell of Puckett's Point Road, Smithville is charged with violation of an order of protection. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court July 31. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, July 26 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Puckett's Point Road. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to a woman who said that she had an order of protection against Cantrell and that he had come to her home beating on the door, yelling and cussing, wanting in the house. He then left and went walking down the road. Cantrell was arrested after a computer check confirmed that the order of protection was active.

42 year old Daniel Scott Moore of Sparta Highway, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court July 31. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, July 26 a deputy was dispatched to Moore's residence in response to a physical domestic. Upon arrival, the officer found a woman bleeding from the head and locked inside a pickup truck. The woman said that on their way home, she and Moore began arguing and when they arrived home, she told Moore several times to leave but he refused to go. When she went outside to smoke, Moore followed and kicked her off the porch, forcing the victim to land on her hands and knees. As she started to get up, she felt something wrong with her head, so she laid down in a crawl position and found that she was bleeding from the head. When she got up and ran inside the house, Moore followed her. The woman then grabbed a towel, ran back outside, got inside the truck, and locked herself in. Moore is believed to have struck the woman in the head with a full unopened can of beer, causing a laceration to her head. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

21 year old Ryan Michael Dahlhauser of Nashville and 21 year old Andrew Thomas Dahler of Germantown are cited for simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana). They will be in court August 28. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, July 25 a deputy responded to a noise complaint on Shady Place. After an investigation, the officer asked Dahlhauser if there were drugs in his vehicle. He produced a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Dahler produced a green leafy substance from a backpack, also thought to be marijuana. Both Dalhauser and Dahler confirmed that what they had was in fact marijuana.

28 year old Matthew Lee Tinsley is charged with failure to appear. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 31. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, June 23 Tinsley failed to return from a furlough as ordered by General Sessions Judge Bratten Cook, II. Tinsley was furloughed on Friday, June 20 and ordered to return to the DeKalb County Jail no later than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23.

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