Dispute with Tenant Lands Landlord in Trouble with the Law

April 14, 2018
Dwayne Page

A landlord is in trouble with the law after a dispute with a tenant.

73 year old Eddie Wayne Cook of 856 Cooper Avenue was arrested April 5 for aggravated burglary (2 counts) and theft of property over $1,000. Smithville Police responded to 565 Frazier Street in reference to a renter having trouble with her landlord. The victim had been renting the house from Cook and was moving her things out due to having bought a house. When the victim went back to the house she was renting to retrieve more of her items she noticed that Cook had moved her things out of the house and onto his trailer. She went into the house and noticed that some things were missing. When she asked Cook about them, he informed her that he had given some things to the people helping him. Police learned that Cook had also taken the victim’s car keys from the house, removed items from her vehicle parked in the driveway, and had given some of them away. Bond for Cook is $20,000 and his court date is April 26.

38 year old Amanda Nichole Smith of Lebanon was arrested for public intoxication on March 27. Police responded to 625 Highland Avenue for a disturbance call. Upon arrival officers spoke with Smith who appeared to be disoriented. She became belligerent toward the officers, didn't know where she was, and seemed to be hallucinating (seeing someone who wasn’t there). Upon questioning her, police learned that Smith had a prescription for suboxone and had taken the drug twice that day. Due to her condition she was taken into custody for her own safety. Bond for Smith is $1,500.

37 year old Jimmie Lee Herman of McMinnville was cited for shoplifting on March 27. Herman was observed placing a pack of Command clear hooks in his back pocket at the Dollar General Store. It was recovered and returned to the store. His court date is April 19.

Herman was arrested again on April 8 for driving on a revoked license. Police responded to McDonald's after a man (Herman) was found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. After he was awakened, Herman told the officer he didn't realize what time it was. A check of Herman's driver's license through Central Dispatched revealed them to be revoked for driving under the influence out of Warren County. Herman was then placed into custody. Bond for Herman is $2,500 and his court date is April 16.

28 year old Cameron Renee Page of 834 South Mountain Street was arrested on March 26 for aggravated statutory rape. Police were called to the Wal-Mart parking lot due to a possible domestic and determined that the incident was only verbal. During the investigation police learned that the parties had sexual contact and the one of them was 17 years old. A further investigation revealed that Page and the juvenile had been in a relationship over the span of a couple months which had become physical. Page was aware that teen was under the age of 18. Bond for Page is $5,000 and her court date is April 19.

25 year old Nathaniel Dylan Tippens of 348 Page Drive was cited on March 29 for simple possession. Tippens was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle on the public square. Police conducted a search after spotting what was believed to be drug paraphernalia in plain sight. Tippens was further found to be in possession of approximately 2 grams of a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

48 year old Stephany Lee Pardue of 499 Gold Club Drive was arrested on March 29 for a first offense of driving while license revoked. Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 322 Riley Avenue and a check of Pardue's license with Central Dispatch revealed them to be revoked due to unsatisfied judgments out of Putnam County. Pardue also had active warrants in Putnam County for failure to appear. She was taken into custody without incident. Her bond is $2,000 and her court date is April 19.

26 year old Sonny Roman Smith of 535 Possum Hollow Road was arrested twice within 8 days for criminal trespass. On March 31, Police responded to Crestlawn Avenue due to an unwanted guest at the Smithville Housing Authority. Upon arrival the officer spotted Smith running across the street and behind the buildings. Smith had been warned last October not to be on the property. His bond is $2,500.

Eight says later on April 8, Smith was arrested for the same offense. Police responded to a call and observed Smith coming from the back of a residence on Wade Street within the Smithville Housing Authority. Knowing that Smith had been banned from the property and arrested a week prior for the offense of criminal trespass after showing up there, he was taken into custody without incident. His bond is $2,500.

45 year old Anthony Sharod Johnson of Jackson, Tennessee was arrested on March 31 for public intoxication. Police responded to Bridgeway Motel at 713 West Broad Street in reference to a verbal altercation. Upon arrival Johnson was found in the parking lot of the motel. His speech was slurred. Johnson was difficult to understand and he was unsteady on his feet. Police learned that Johnson had been drinking a lot that day and had been staying in a local halfway house before being ejected due to his drinking. For his safety and that of the public, Johnson was arrested without incident. His bond is $1,500.

27 year old Patrick Jerome Murphy of 377 Tommy Harrell Street was arrested on April 12 for child abuse. Police were informed on April 10 by the Department of Children Services that the victim child had a hand print bruise on her bottom. Upon investigation, police learned that Murphy had spanked the child on April 9 which caused the imprint to still be visible three days later. Bond for Murphy is $2,500 and his court date is May 3.

56 year old Jeffrey D. Caldwell of Sparta was arrested on April 12 for driving while license revoked and altering or forging a title or plates. Police initiated a routine traffic stop of a vehicle for an expired registration. A check of Caldwell’s plate with Central Dispatch revealed that the 2018 expiration sticker belonged to a vehicle in Jackson County. Caldwell’s license were found to be revoked for failure to comply with financial responsibility. Caldwell was taken into custody. His bond is $6,500 and his court date is May 3.

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