A man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into the home of his ex-wife and assaulting her.
50 year old Thomas Thomason of South College Street, Smithville is charged with aggravated burglary and domestic assault. His bond is $15,000 and his court date is December 14.
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Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on September 18 a deputy, while investigating a domestic assault, spoke with a woman who said that her ex-husband, Thomason made entry into her home by breaking a door chain and picking a lock. There were signs of forced entry at the residence. After entering the home Thomason allegedly hit the woman in the head causing her to fall into a plastic crate. She had visible marks on her body.
Meanwhile in a separate case another man has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend.
45 year old Mark Anthony Mason, Jr. of Redmon Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $3,500 and his court date is November 30.
Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, November 6 a deputy was dispatched to Kings Court in Smithville in response to a domestic complaint. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a woman who said while a friend was visiting her, Mason (her boyfriend) came in through the back door, grabbed her by the hair and arm, and threw her out the door. She landed on the front porch leaving red marks on her arm.
52 year old Cynthia Lynn Herman of Nashville Highway, Liberty is charged with driving under the influence. She was also cited for driving on roadways laned for travel. Her bond is $2,500 and her court date is December 7.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, November 7 a deputy responded to a complaint of a reckless driver in a red Nissan truck on Nashville Highway. He spotted the vehicle on West Broad Street in Smithville and observed it failing to maintain its lane of travel. The deputy made a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Herman whose speech was slow and she appeared to be disoriented. She claimed to have taken Xanax and Gabapentin earlier in the day. Herman submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks.
47 year old Mark Anthony Graham of Short Mountain Highway, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. His bond is $3,500 and his court date is December 7.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, November 10 a deputy was on routine patrol in the area of the public square in Smithville when the driver of a vehicle pulled up beside him and began asking questions about a previous call to which the officer had responded. While speaking with the driver, Graham, the deputy noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his vehicle. The officer asked Graham to step out of the automobile and submit to field sobriety tasks. Graham consented but performed poorly on the tasks. He was then placed under arrest.
38 year old Christopher Shannon Mooneyham of Murfreesboro is charged with public intoxication. He was also cited for simple possession. Mooneyham is under a $2,500 bond and his court date is November 30.
Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, November 11 two deputies were called to Poss Road due to a man believed to be highly intoxicated. Upon arrival the officers found the man, Mooneyham who was attempting to break in to a truck. He was very unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Mooneyham told the officers that he had smoked some marijuana and had used methamphetamine. He was placed under arrest. During a search incident to arrest, two strips of a substance believed to be suboxone was found in Mooneyham’s wallet.
20 year old Dylan Allen Crook of Carthage is charged under a two count sealed indictment with sale and delivery of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine). He was indicted on May 30 along with many others as a result of an undercover drug investigation by the sheriff’s department. Crook was arrested on Monday, November 13. His bond is $100,000 and he will be arraigned in criminal court on November 27.
68 year old Steven Michael White of Pea Ridge Road, Liberty is charged with simple possession/ casual exchange of a schedule VI drug (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is November 30.
Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, November 2 a sheriff’s department detective assisted probation and parole with a probation search at the home of White. During a protective sweep of the home, the detective spotted a glass pipe and a set of digital scales setting on top of a dresser. A further search turned up approximately 75 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana along with eight pipes and a set of digital scales.