A Smithville man was arrested on drug charges after police answered a domestic disturbance call last Saturday at his residence.
Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings, in his weekly press release, reports that 45 year old Paul Andrew Hall of Smithville is charged with possession of a schedule III, IV, and VI controlled substance. His bond is $4,500 and he will be in court on August 6th.
Smithville Police Officer Matt Holmes states that on July 25th at around 1:00 p.m. he was dispatched to 134 Village Place in Smithville on a domestic disturbance call. Upon arrival, Officer Holmes met with Paul and Gail Hall. Officer Holmes learned that the Halls had a verbal argument. Mr. Hall agreed to get a few personal articles and leave the residence for a while. As Hall was about to get in his vehicle to leave, Ms. Hall asked him for her cell phone. Mr. Hall reached into his pocket and pulled out the cell phone and a small bag dropped on the ground. Mr. Hall immediately scooped up the bag and ran. Officer Holmes pursued and stopped Hall. Upon examining the material in the bag, Officer Holmes placed Hall under arrest for possession of marijuana. During a search of Mr. Hall, Officer Holmes found two white pills and four green pills believed to be Hydrocodone and three round yellow pills believed to be Valium.
Meanwhile, 26 year old Michael David Teachout of 1915 Midway Road, Smithville was arrested by Smithville Police Officer Scott Davis on July 26th on a violation of probation warrant.
20 year old Jeremy Shelton of 326 Jacobs Pillar Road is charged with violating an order of protection. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court August 27th.
Smithville K-9 Officer Brad Tatrow reports that on July 28th at around 5:05 a.m. he was traveling on East Broad Street when he witnessed Shelton in violation of the order of protection taken out by Latroya Bain. Officer Tatrow placed him under arrest.
24 year old Wallace Marlon Rackley of 515 North Congress Boulevard, Smithville is charged with felony vandalism, domestic violence assault, and aggravated burglary. His bond totals $20,000 and his court date is August 6th.
Smithville Police Officer Matt Holmes reports that on July 26th at around 1:00 p.m., he met with 28 year old Kimberly Ward of 632 Estes Street, Smithville at the DeKalb County Jail. She advised Officer Holmes that at around 2:30 a.m. that morning her ex-boyfriend, Rackley, broke into her residence and attacked her. Ward said she was beaten repeatedly by Rackley and that he took all the telephones in the residence. According to Ward, Rackley later fell asleep but she was too afraid to try and contact the police at that time. After he awoke, Ward told him she had to go to Wal-mart and that she would drop him off at his residence on the way. After taking Rackley home, Ward went to the police department. Warrants were then issued for Rackley and he was arrested on July 29th.
20 year old Ross Matthew Peterson of 1597 Midway Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property under $500. His bond is $3,500 and his court date is July 23rd.
Smithville Police Department Investigator Jerry Hutchins, Jr. reports that on July 7th some auto parts and tools were taken from O'Reilly's Auto Parts store at 664 West Broad Street. An investigation into the theft led to the arrest of Peterson on July 14th.
Meanwhile, Chief Jennings is asking for your help in solving several recent criminal offenses.
On July 25th, Brad Cotter of 142 North Second Avenue, Smithville noticed that someone had tried to break into his residence and his workshop. The damage to the doors was approximately $100.
At around 2:00 p.m. on July 25th, 62 year old George Divine of 20 North Butler Street, Sparta allegedly took a 2006 Toyota Tacoma from Florence & White Ford in Smithville without their permission. The vehicle is valued at $11,850.
Someone tried to break into Terry Satterfield's residence at 612 South College Street in Smithville on July 26th at around 10:00 p.m. The suspect tried to gain entry through two different windows.
Michelle Burklow came to the Smithville Police Department on July 27th at about 5:41 p.m. to report that someone had taken her purse from the DeKalb County Board of Education Building on the public square. The purse contained personal identification, check book, keys, Wal-mart gift card, and cash.
Also on July 27th at around 9:00 p.m., Smithville Police Officer Brad Tatrow was dispatched to 732 Dry Creek Road in Smithville to investigate a vandalism complaint. Upon arrival, Officer Tatrow talked to Lori E. Page, who stated that someone had vandalized her 1997 Nissan automobile. The vehicle had been scratched in numerous places and someone attempted to pry open a window. The approximate damage to the vehicle is $1,000.
Chief Jennings says if anyone has any information on any of these criminal offenses to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 615-597-8210. Any information received will be kept confidential.