Smithville Police recently arrested a man for stealing bread off pallets outside a local grocery store.
Captain Steven Leffew reports that 48 year old Jeffrey Lee Johnson was arrested by Detective Brandon Donnell for theft on Tuesday, September 8. According to Police, someone took bread that was setting on several pallets outside of a Smithville grocery store on Monday, September 7. After reviewing surveillance of the theft, Johnson became a suspect. During the investigation, Johnson was located and some of the bread was recovered. He was placed under arrest for the theft. His bond is $1,500.
Sergeant Brad Tatrow took a report on Monday, September 7 of someone taking a vehicle from the parking lot of Napa Auto Parts . The automobile was found near the Cannon/DeKalb line at Barnes Cemetery. 36 year old Jeffery Scott McAlister became a person of interest and upon further investigation by Detective Matt Holmes it was determined that McAlister had taken the vehicle from the parking lot, driven it to the cemetery, and left it there. McAlister was arrested for theft. His bond is $5,000.
Officer Lance Dillard arrested 41 year old Jeffery Lynn Sanders for public intoxication on Thursday, September 10. Officer Dillard was dispatched to the public square in reference to an intoxicated man in a truck. Upon arrival Officer Dillard found Sanders who was lying across the front seat of the truck. Sanders' speech was slurred. He was unsteady on his feet and couldn't control his movements. Sanders was found to be a danger to himself and was placed under arrest. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on October 29.
Sergeant Travis Bryant arrested 63 year old Ernest Eldridge for aggravated domestic assault on Thursday, September 10. According to Police, a verbal altercation became physical when Eldridge allegedly attempted to choke a family member. His bond is $5,000 and he will make a court appearance on October 1.
Officer Will Judkins cited 18 year old Issac Corbin Beck for possession of alcohol on Saturday, September 12. Officer Judkins received consent to search Beck's vehicle and found a bottle of Crown Royal and nine cans of beer.
45 year old Joseph Lamar Birdsong was arrested for DUI on Sunday, September 13. Sergeant Brad Tatrow received a call of a possible intoxicated person leaving Mapco Express. While patrolling the area, Sgt Tatrow spotted the vehicle which was traveling in the wrong lane. The driver was operating the vehicle erratically. The automobile was weaving and the driver appeared to have trouble negotiating curves. Sgt Tatrow initiated a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Birdsong who had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Birdsong was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. Birdsong submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on October 1.
33 year old Lacy Lee West was arrested for domestic assault on Sunday, September 13. Corporal Chip Avera was called to check out a possible domestic incident. He discovered that what started out as being verbal later turned physical between the parties. The victim had scratches on neck and hand and a red mark on the cheek. Bond for West is $2,500.
Nine days later on Tuesday, September 22, Lacy West was arrested again, this time for public intoxication. According to the warrant, Corporal Chip Avera was dispatched to a residence and found West in the front yard burning trash at 12:41 am. She had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person. Her eyes were red and watery. Her speech was slurred and she was unsteady on her feet. West had been warned on two previous occasions about being drunk in public, becoming a nuisance, and being a danger to herself and the public. She was placed under arrest for the safety of others and herself. Her bond is $1,500.