Smithville Police are investigating the theft of a 1997 Jeep Wrangler last week from the Auto Hut at 317 West Broad Street.
Officer Matt Farmer reports that John Alsup, owner of the business, told police that the vehicle was on the lot parked under the carport when he left at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17th. Alsup said he noticed the vehicle missing when he came to work the next morning around 8:30 a.m. The missing vehicle is a 1997 Jeep Wrangler with a black soft top. It appears that the vehicle was driven out the back of the lot across the grass to Wade Street. The keys to the vehicle were still in the office. In the report, Officer Farmer states "I canvassed the neighborhood talking to most of the residents surrounding the business. One of the neighbors said they heard a loud noise sometime after midnight. Another said they heard a loud boom around 3:00 a.m. I could not find anyone who saw anything."
Meanwhile in other recent crime news from the Smithville Police Department, 27 year old Deanna B. Pedigo was charged on June 10th with simple possession of a schedule III and V controlled substance, resisting arrest, a second offense of driving under the influence, and a third offense of driving on a revoked license..
Officer Mark Milam reports that Pedigo was stopped for operating a motor vehicle erratically on Walker Drive. A computer check revealed that her license was revoked for a DUI on March 3rd, 2005 in Smith County and other offenses on June 2nd, 2005 in Smith County and June 2, 2004 in DeKalb County.
According to police, she refused to be handcuffed and officers had to take her to the ground to cuff her. She tried to pull away from them. She was very unsteady on her feet and had very slurred speech. She performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks and she refused to take a blood test.
Pedigo was arrested for driving under the influence and while inventorying the vehicle for a tow, a cigarette package was found containing three pieces of suboxone pills, a schedule V drug, and six pills of a different drug believed to be a schedule III controlled substance.
24 year old Armando R. Celaya is charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident on Sunday, June 14th. His bond is $2,000 and he will be in court June 25th.
Officer Matt Holmes reports that Celaya was operating a motor vehicle on Highway 70 and was involved in an accident. He was later found at 1190 Smith Road. Celaya had an odor of alcohol on his person and was unsteady on his feet. He blew a .177 on the Breathalyzer and performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. The accident damaged the side walk on Broad Street and his vehicle.
23 year old Brandon Lee Cantrell is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court July 2nd. Officer Nathan Estes reports that he responded to the area of Brown Street and Forrest Avenue on Friday, June 19th to a possible intoxicated person. Dispatch advised that the male subject was causing a disturbance by yelling and cursing at another resident on Forrest Avenue. Upon arrival, Officer Estes says he saw the man go behind the house. Upon making contact with him, Officer Estes found the man to be very impaired. He was very unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person.
48 year old Kenneth Odom of Murfreesboro is charged with public intoxication, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft of property under $500. He will be in court June 25th.
Officer Travis Bryant reports that on June 13th, police were called to Kwik-N-Ezy where an intoxicated person was in the store. Upon arrival, they learned that Odom was locked in the bathroom. When they got in the bathroom, officers found that Odom had slurred speech and he was unsteady on his feet. Also in plain view on the sink were a hypodermic needle and a yellow pill believed to be Dilaudid, a schedule II controlled substance. When officers got him out, they also found a bag of partially eaten pork skins, which the clerk claims Odom had not paid for.
45 year old Paul Andrew Hall is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court July 2nd.
Officer Matt Farmer says he responded to a domestic at the hospital emergency room on June 18th. Upon arrival, police were advised by nurses and other personnel that Hall had assaulted his wife. He hit her about her face, causing visible marks. She had swelling and bruising to the left side of her head. She had a cut to her ear where her earrings were ripped off. She had red marks on her neck. Police say Hall admitted to hitting her.
29 year old Jose Alfonso Hernandez is charged with disorderly conduct. His bond is $2,500.
Officer Randy King, in his report, states that on June 21st he responded to a disturbance call at 920 Short Mountain Trailer Park. Police saw a male subject outside the residence who fled on foot upon seeing the officers. The victim, through an interpreter, told police that Hernandez was beating on the door attempting to enter the residence. He is not to be at the residence. Due to his actions and being intoxicated, this caused the residents of the trailer park to be alarmed.
20 year old Jacob R. Daley is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court June 25th.
Sergeant Joey Jones reports that on June 17th at Royal Oaks Apartment on Miller Road, Daley assaulted his girlfriend by pushing her up against the wall and yelling at her about a cell phone and camera.