The Smithville Police Department has issued it's weekly update on recent arrests.
33 year old Tracie Lyndal Godsey of 194 E H Haas Road was arrested on Friday, May 7th for violation of probation. Corporal Travis Bryant was called to the probation office where he was informed that Godsey had an active warrant on her. According to the warrant, Ms. Godsey was convicted of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance in DeKalb County General Sessions court. Godsey was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation for a term of 11 months and 29 days. She allegedly violated the conditions of the probation and a warrant was issued for her arrest. After obtaining verification with a hard copy of the warrant through central dispatch, Godsey was placed under arrest without incident. She is being held without bond.
52 year old William Boyd Seals Jr of 236 Spring Valley Road, McMinnville was arrested on Sunday, May 9th for a second offense of driving under the influence. K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow responded to an accident on West Broad Street and made contact with Seals who was standing with Sergeant Randy King in front of King's patrol car. Seals appeared to be intoxicated and he had a strong odor of a fermented beverage about his person. Seals was also unsteady on his feet and he had trouble standing without aide. Seals submitted to field sobriety tasks and performed poorly. A bottle of Vodka was recovered from the passenger side floor board of his vehicle. Seals was cited for violation of the open container law. Bond for Seals is $2,000 and his court date is May 20th.
39 year old Andrea Charese Johnson of 107 Shady Lane, Alexandria was arrested Monday, May 10th for leaving the scene of an accident. K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow received a call concerning a hit and run accident. Upon arrival, he made contact with Joshua Lesley Johnson who said that a silver four door car crossed into his lane of travel, struck the front driver side of his vehicle, ran it into the grass just off the roadway, and fled the scene. While Officer Tatrow was speaking with Mr. Johnson, a vehicle pulled up and he was advised that it was the same automobile that had left the scene. The driver of the vehicle, Andrea Johnson said that she was texting and when she looked up she was in the south bound lane and could not avoid hitting the other vehicle. Ms. Johnson added that she panicked because she had never been in an accident and that's why she fled the scene. Ms. Johnson was arrested for leaving scene of accident and cited for texting while driving and failure to maintain lane of travel. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in court on May 20th.
32 year old Jackie Darrell Ervin of 310 Webb Lane was arrested on Wednesday, May 12th and charged with two counts of violation of probation in Wilson and White counties. Detective Jerry Hutchins made the arrest.
29 year old Christie Dawn Barlow of 4724 Jefferson Road was arrested on Wednesday, May 12th for simple assault and public intoxication. Corporal Travis Bryant was called to 318 West Broad Street to check out an altercation between several people. Upon arrival he spoke with the parties involved and determined that Barlow was the aggressor. She was belligerent, would not let anyone talk, had slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. Barlow was placed under arrest. Her bond is $2,500 and she will be in court on May 27th.
43 year old Marty Brent Tallent of 465 West Broad Street was arrested on Thursday, May 13th for DUI. K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow saw Tallent operating a motorcycle and stopped him for not wearing a helmet. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person, slurred speech, and he admitted to drinking beer. Tallent submitted to field sobriety tasks and performed poorly. When asked to submit to a blood test,. Tallent refused. He was arrested for DUI and cited for violation of the implied consent law. Bond for Tallent is $1,000 and his court date is June 17th.
26 year old Michael B Gingerich of 180 Turner Street, Liberty was arrested on Thursday, May 13th for driving on a suspended license. Officer Scott Davis stopped Gingerich for speeding on Allen Ferry Road and a check of records revealed that his drivers license were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in DeKalb County on November 28th, 2008. Bond for Gingerich is $1,000 and his court date is June 9th.
Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential
Meanwhile, the Smithville Police Department has recently received reports of a scam concerning the Census Bureau. Chief Randy Caplinger would like to remind citizens that employees with the Census Bureau will not ask for personal information, such as; social security number, bank account number, etc… If anyone asks for this information, do not give it to them and contact your local law enforcement agencies.