Smithville Police have charged a man with committing a domestic assault with a belt.
32 year old Steven Bly was arrested on Monday, April 18. Police were dispatched to a residence for a domestic assault. Upon investigation it was determined that Bly had struck the victim with a belt in the area of her left side near the ribs and stomach. Injuries were visible and consistent with the use of a belt. Bond for Bly is $2,500 and his court date is May 12.
25 year old Stephanie Bequette was cited for simple possession of a schedule VI drug on Friday, April 8. While investigating a possible DUI, police found 4 partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in Bequette's vehicle after receiving consent to search.
41 year old Autumn Danielle White was arrested on Sunday, April 10 for driving while revoked and she was cited for speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, and violation of the open container law. Police initiated a traffic stop of White’s vehicle and while speaking with her, officers observed an open container of Smirnoff in the front seat. A computer check revealed that White's driver license were revoked. Her bond is $1,500.
41 year old Wendy Strahan was arrested for public intoxication on Monday, April 11. After being called to East Side Inn for a possible domestic, police were informed that the incident amounted only to a verbal argument. But upon further investigation it was discovered that Strahan had been drinking and that she had been causing an annoyance to the surrounding tenants. She was taken into custody. Her bond is $1,500 and her court date is May 21
33 year old Ashley Jerome Ferrell and 22 year old Katelyn Luann Goodwin were cited for shoplifting at Wal-Mart on Wednesday, April 20. Police were contacted after Goodwin was observed taking a Zippo lighter from the store. As officers confronted Ferrell and Goodwin, Dispatch informed them that Ferrell had an active warrant for his arrest. During a search of Ferrell a Dremel tool belonging to Wal-Mart was found on his person. Ferrell and Goodwin will make a court appearance on May 26.