The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has charged a Smithville man with aggravated sexual battery for allegedly having sexual contact with a four year old child.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 41 year old James Aaron Vinca of East Main Street was charged with the offense on August 18th. In mid July, Vinca was accused of having unlawful sexual contact with the child at his residence. The child is a member of his family. Vinca has allegedly admitted to the crime. His bond was set at $25,000 and his court date is set for September 17th.
Meanwhile, in other cases 52 year old Calvin Kenneth Adcock of Keltonburg Road Smithville was arrested on August 18th for simple possession of a schedule III drug. Sheriff Ray says deputies spotted Adcock walking down the roadway and when asked if they could help him, Adcock said he needed a ride to his probation officer's office. The officer told Adcock that he needed to pat him down before seating him in the patrol car and Adcock consented. During the search, the officer found a blue pill believed to be Hydrocodone in Adcock's pocket. Bond for Adcock was set at $1,000 and he will appear in court on August 27th.
25 year old Stephen Brandon Pirtle of Rolling Acres Road, Smithville was arrested on August 21st for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies were summoned to the residence because of an unwanted guest. Upon entering the home, officers noticed rolling papers, a glass bong that is used to smoke marijuana, and a bag of marijuana in the bedroom. Sheriff Ray says Pirtle tried to conceal the marijuana by throwing articles of clothing over the bag. Bond for Pirtle was set at $2,500 on the charges and he will appear in court on September 3rd.
36 year old Luis Manual Ramirez of Miller Road Apartments was arrested by deputies on August 23rd after a BOLO, or be on the lookout, was issued for a vehicle that was involved in an accident in Warren County. Officers spotted the automobile and attempted to pull it over. The driver, Ramirez, refused to stop. One of the deputies pulled in front of Ramirez's vehicle and stopped it. When Ramirez refused to get out of the vehicle, the deputies removed him. After a check of Ramirez's driver's license, it was found to be revoked for a 2007 driving under the influence charge in DeKalb County. Ramirez was charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, and a first offense of driving on a revoked driver's license. His bond was set at $9,000 and he will appear in court on September 3rd.