Smithville Police have charged a 36 year old man with five counts of forgery for allegedly passing forged checks on the account of a family member at a local bank totaling $2,075.
Chief Randy Caplinger said Russell Blackwell is under a $50,000 bond and he will be in court on August 16.
According to Chief Caplinger, Blackwell passed checks in the following amounts on the following days on the account of Harold Blackwell: $475 on June 22; $300 and $600 on June 25; $350 on June 26; and $350 on June 28.
28 year old Roxanna Landis is charged with public intoxication and leaving the scene. She is under a $4,000 bond and will be in court on August 2. Chief Caplinger said Landis was a passenger with Russell Blackwell when police arrested him on a recent DUI offense and brought in his vehicle. The next day, Landis came to the city parking lot, where Blackwell's vehicle was parked, and tried to drive off in it. But in doing so, she crashed it into a vehicle belonging to the City of Smithville. Landis then left the scene on foot. She was later arrested. At the time of her arrest, Landis was intoxicated. She had very slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. Police had to stop the field sobriety tasks for her safety because she couldn't stand.
36 year old Peggy Bandy is charged with domestic assault. Chief Caplinger said that on Saturday, July 7 an officer responded to a domestic disturbance at 477 West Main Street. Upon arrival, he spoke to Gary Bandy who stated that his wife had assaulted him. Bandy said while at his sister's home, Peggy arrived saying she wanted to speak to him. While the two were on the porch, Bandy claims Peggy became violent and punched him on the side of his face and grabbed his shirt, tearing it. She allegedly threatened to kill him. The officer spoke with Peggy Bandy who allegedly admitted to hitting Gary in the face and tearing his shirt because he had pushed her. It was determined that she was the primary aggressor.
26 year old Jordan Adams is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and cited for violation of the implied consent law. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court on August 2. Chief Caplinger said that on Tuesday, July 3 an officer responded to a residence on Cookeville Highway where a man was in a vehicle asleep at the wheel or passed out. The caller said the man had been there for about 45 minutes. Upon arrival, the officer found the man, Adams, slumped over the steering wheel. The officer awoke Adams. He had very slurred speech. Adams said he had taken prescription medication about twelve hours earlier. He submitted to but performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. He was very unsteady on his feet. Adams refused to submit to an alcohol/drug test but a mandatory draw was done due to a prior DUI against him on September 12, 2007 in Putnam County.
One week later, on Tuesday July 10, Adams was cited for simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana). Chief Caplinger said Adams was stopped at the intersection of Church and North College Streets due to a warrant against him. While checking Adams, the officer found inside his shorts a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Adams allegedly tried to resist arrest.
26 year old Stephanie Bone is charged with domestic violence. Her bond is $2,500. Chief Caplinger said an officer responded to a residence at 675 Kendra Drive to a domestic call where a husband and wife were in an altercation. The man told police that his wife had allegedly assaulted him and made threats to hit and stab him. The man had marks on his shoulder and neck area and two large cuts on the right side of his chest. Ms. Bone allegedly told police that she and her husband had been fussing and that she had thrown a picture frame at him. It was determined that she was the primary aggressor.
20 year old Joseph Blair is charged with driving under the influence. He was also issued a citation for speeding. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on July 26. Chief Caplinger said an officer stopped Blair's vehicle for speeding on South Congress Boulevard. He was clocked at 77 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour speed zone. The officer noticed that Blair's speech was very slurred and he appeared to be disoriented. The officer asked him if he knew where he was and Blair responded that he was in Dickson. Blair submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He also submitted to a blood alcohol test.
30 year old Nicholas Hollingsworth was cited for shoplifting at the Dollar General Store on Wednesday, July 18. He will be in court August 9. According to Chief Caplinger, a store employee told the responding officer that Hollingsworth was seen putting items into a bag. A search of the bag turned up merchandise stolen from the store.
57 year old David Lee Alwin is cited for speeding and violation of the open container law.
51 year old Roy Atnip is cited for shoplifting. He will be in court August 2. Chief Caplinger said Atnip allegedly took merchandise from Advance Auto Parts and tried to sell those items at another local business. The incident was reported to police. Atnip was confronted and upon a search, he was found to have the stolen items from the store in his possession.
Juan Luis Carrera Munoz is cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He will be in court on August 2. According to Chief Caplinger, Munoz asked his fifteen year old son to drive to a location across town to pick up something for him. The boy drove the vehicle and became involved in a traffic accident in front of the Dairy Queen on Broad Street. He rear ended another automobile and left the scene. The incident occurred on Thursday, July 12.