Two people were arrested by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department last week, believed to have been responsible for at least three recent burglaries.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 28 year old Michael Chad Owens of Shady Drive Smithville and 28 year old Angie Dawn Taylor of Carter Drive Smithville were arrested on Thursday, January 21st Detectives brought charges against the two after an investigation into a January 16th burglary on Old Snow Hill Road. Taylor allegedly drove Owens to the residence where he got out of the vehicle, entered the home, and stole a diamond ring, two jewelry boxes, a basket of jewelry, and money. The next day, January 17th, Taylor allegedly drove Owens to a residence on Campbell Lane in Smithville where he got out of the vehicle and kicked in the door. During this burglary, the home owner was present and Owens was scared off . Four days later, on January 21st, Taylor drove Owens to a residence on Midway Road in Smithville where he kicked in a door to the home and stole two jewelry boxes and a box of 45 rpm records. Most of the stolen items have been recovered by detectives. Taylor is charged with three counts of aggravated burglary. Her bond was set at $75,000. Owens was charged with three counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of theft over $500. Bond for Owens was set at $95,000. Both will be in court on January 28th on the charges.
Meanwhile, in other cases, 29 year old Derrick E. Reeder of School House Road Brush Creek is charged with a fifth offense of driving on a revoked license. Sheriff Ray says on Monday, January 18th, members of the Sheriff's Department and the Alexandria Police Department were conducting investigations in Alexandria when they saw Reeder driving a motor vehicle. Having prior knowledge of Reeder's license being revoked, officers stopped Reeder and placed him under arrest. Reeder's bond was set at $10,000 and he will appear in court on April 12th.
34 year old Donnie Edward Stanley of Lucille Street is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of marijuana, and vandalism to county property. On Tuesday, January 19th, deputies spotted a vehicle parked in the roadway. Upon approaching it, an officer saw a long gun in the vehicle. Stanley, the driver, gave officers consent to search and they found a marijuana cigarette in his jacket pocket. Stanley was also in possession of rolling papers and marijuana seeds. He was placed under arrest and put into the back of a county patrol car. Stanley then kicked the back glass of the patrol car causing damage to it. Bond for Stanley was set at $4,000 and he will appear in court on February 11th. Deputies also recovered three long guns from Stanley and will be contacting the Federal division of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms hoping to indict him on gun possession charges. Stanley is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing any firearms.
30 year old Joshua Caleb Golden of Adams Street Smithville and 21 year old Randall Christopher Evans of Blue Springs Road were arrested on Thursday, January 21st after they were found intoxicated on Jacobs Pillar Road in Smithville. Deputies responded to a call on Jacobs Pillar Road and found both men in an intoxicated state having a smell of alcohol on their persons. Both were also unsteady on their feet. Golden and Evans admitted to drinking beer. Evans was also found to have in his possession a small bag of marijuana. Evans was charged with public intoxication and simple possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $2,000. Golden was charged with public intoxication and his bond was set at $1,000. They will appear in court on February 11th.
49 year old Jarvis L. Trapp is charged with possession of a schedule IV drug for resale. Sheriff Ray says on Friday, January 22nd, deputies received a call of a suspicious person on Highway 56. They found Trapp walking down the roadway. While the officers were talking to Trapp, he threw the backpack that he was carrying onto the hood of the patrol car and told the deputies to search it. After searching the bag, officers found an unmarked pill bottle that contained 30 pills believed to be Klonopin. Trapp said that a friend had given the drugs to him. Bond for Trapp was set at $10,000 and he will appear in court on February 18th.
43 year old Marty Brad Tallent of West Broad Street, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest. Sheriff Ray says on Saturday, January 23rd, deputies while on patrol on Highway 56 South, spotted a vehicle in which the driver had committed a traffic offense. When the officer activated his blue lights, the suspect fled, driving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle turned onto Keltonburg Road and then turned onto Students Home Road where the officer ended the pursuit. The deputy was able to obtain a tag number and central dispatch contacted Warren County about the vehicle. A short time later, officers from the Warren County Sheriff's Department stopped the vehicle on Highway 56 South in Warren County. The driver, Tallent, was charged locally with DUI after he failed field sobriety tasks.. Tallent also had a smell of alcohol on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. He also admitted to the officer that he had consumed six beers. Bond for Tallent was set a $52,500 and he will appear in court on February 11th.
Also on Saturday, 31 year old James Fredrick Summers of Hodges Road Smithville came to the DeKalb County Jail to serve a weekend sentence as ordered by the court. After he was booked into the jail, Summers tried to sneak into the cell area a plastic bag that contained nine pills believed to be seroquel and a cell phone. Summers was charged with two counts of contraband into a penal institution and his bond was set at $20,000. He will appear in court on the charges February 11th .