Smithville Police have charged a local woman with forgery.
32 year old Roxanne Landis was arrested on Wednesday, March 29. Landis could be seen on video surveillance at Wal-Mart passing a forged check belonging to her victim. From July 15, 2016 to July 28, 2016 Landis allegedly passed a total of six checks at Wal-Mart totaling over $700.00 which were forged on the victim's account. Her bond is $6,000 and her court date is April 13.
31 year old Justin L. Murphy was arrested for domestic assault on Saturday, March 11. Murphy allegedly assaulted his victim by punching her in the left shoulder repeatedly leaving a visible bruise. His bond is $4,000.
50 year old Howard Ronald Cook Jr. was arrested on Monday, March 13 for aggravated assault and violating an order of protection. Cook allegedly produced a knife while trying to gain entry into a room where his victims were staying. One of the victims was the petitioner of an order of protection against Cook. His bond is $6,000 and the court date is April 6.
31 year old Laura Beth Elmore Farris was cited for fraudulent use of a credit card on Monday, March 20. Farris could be seen on surveillance video at Kwik N Ezy using someone else’s credit card. The victim had an active police report on file for fraudulent activity on his card. Upon investigation, police discovered that Farris had found the card on the ground at DeKalb Market and then used it without the owner's permission at Kwik N Ezy on Monday, March 13. Her court date is April 6.
33 year old Jeremy Daniel Loader was cited for simple possession on Monday, March 27. Police were called to Dairy Queen where a man was observed beating on the glass after hours. The officer spoke with the man, Loader and after obtaining consent to search his vehicle, found three yellow long bar shaped pills believed to be Alprazolam under the driver's seat. Loader could not provide a prescription for the medication. His court date is April 20.
60 year old Lawrence F. Phaup was arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday, March 28. Phaup was allegedly traveling 57 mph in a 40mph speed zone. Upon initiating a traffic stop and making contact with Phaup, the officer observed an odor of a fermented beverage about his person. Phaup consented to field sobriety tasks and he performed poorly on them. Phaup was taken into custody and cited for speeding. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is April 20.
30 year old Nikita Dawn Clark was arrested for a third offense of DUI on Wednesday, March 29. Police were called to perform a welfare check on a woman found slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in the parking lot of Larry's Discount Grocery. The officer awoke the woman, Clark but she appeared disoriented, not knowing where she was or what was happening. Clark had slurred speech and couldn't perform field sobriety tasks due to a knee problem. A cut up straw and pill residue were also found in the passenger seat of her vehicle. Bond for Clark is $4,500 and her court date is April 6.