In recent city crime news, Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger reports that 42 year old Richard Brandon Turner is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500. Chief Caplinger said that on Sunday, January 26 police were dispatched to McDonalds Restaurant to check on a man passed out at a table. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with Turner and awoke him. Turner had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. Turner was arrested for public intoxication.
34 year old Chris Mooneyham is charged with aggravated burglary and public intoxication. His bond is $7,500 and he will be in court on February 13. Chief Caplinger said that on Thursday, January 23 Mooneyham went to a residence and knocked on the door. When the occupant came to the door, Mooneyham tried to force his way into the house. He got partially into the residence when he was detained. Police then arrested Mooneyham and brought him to the jail for booking. He was very unsteady on his feet. His speech was slurred and he was very disoriented.
29 year old Roxanne Landis is cited for theft of property. Chief Caplinger said that on Thursday, January 23, Landis entered the Dollar General Store and took items, which were recovered in her purse. She will be in court on February 13.
44 year old Robert Atnip, Jr. is charged with forgery. His bond is $5,000 bond. Chief Caplinger said that on Friday, January 31, Atnip allegedly took a check book belonging to a family member and forged a check at Walmart in the amount of $2,391.
39 year old Donald Gray is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. His bond on each charge is $3,000. Chief Caplinger said that on Thursday, January 16 police were dispatched to a residence on College Street in response to an unwanted guest call. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a tenant of the apartment, who said she did not want Gray there. When officers told Gray he was not wanted there he became very irate toward the officers and refused to follow their commands. He was placed under arrest. After being arrested, he refused to let the officers handcuff him. He had to be taken to the ground to be cuffed. He was then brought to jail.
38 year old Tiffany Allen is cited for theft of property. Chief Caplinger said that on Tuesday, January 14 an officer was dispatched to the Dollar General Store in reference to a shoplifter. An officer made contact with Allen. She was found to be in possession of several items from the store concealed in her purse, which had not been paid for. They were recovered. Her court date is February 13.
Meanwhile, Chief Caplinger said Floyd Caulder was arrested on Thursday, January 9 after police were informed by dispatch in Bradley County that Caulder was supposed to be in court there. He had warrants against him for domestic violence and for theft of a vehicle. He was located and taken into custody. Caulder was then sent back to Bradley County. The vehicle was also recovered.
From the Sheriff's Department, 55 year old Mary Leann Vandergriff of Nashville Highway, Liberty is charged with resisting arrest and for a violation of probation. Her bond on the resisting charge is $1,500 and she is being held without bond for the violation of probation. She will be in court February 13. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Friday, February 7 a sheriff's department deputy and detective served a warrant on Vandergriff for violation of probation. While making the arrest, Vandergriff resisted, pulling away from the officers, and refusing to comply with their commands. The officers had to use force in placing her into custody. Vandergriff was transported to the jail for booking.
44 year old David Dewaine Anderson of Gard Lane, Smithville is charged with driving on a suspended license. He was also issued a citation for violation of the light law. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on February 19. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, February 4 a deputy spotted Anderson operating a motor vehicle on Highway 70 with headlight out. The officer conducted a traffic stop. A computer check revealed Anderson's license were suspended in Florida for failure to pay a citation.