Smithville Police arrested a man Friday, April 23rd for criminal trespassing after finding him inside an automobile in the storage lot of JR Motors.
25 year old Michael Brandon Redmon is under a $1,000 bond and his court date is May 6th.
Police say Officer Matt Farmer received a complaint that someone had climbed the fence into JR Motors' storage lot and was going through the cars. When Officer Farmer arrived at JR Motors he saw someone in one of the vehicles. Officer Farmer approached the vehicle and found Redmon reclining in the seat. Redmon had on rubber gloves and he was holding a screw driver in one hand and some nuts and driver bits in the other. When Redmon was asked why he was there and what he was doing, he gave three different statements. Redmon was asked to step out of the vehicle and to empty his pockets and put the contents on the hood of the vehicle. Redmon had tools designed specifically to remove car stereos along with a screw driver and interchangeable bits. The owner of JR Motors said that Redmon did not have permission to be on the property and he was trespassing.
Meanwhile in other cases, 28 year old William Travis Malone of 1812 Morena Street, Nashville was arrested on Wednesday, April 21st and charged with two counts of simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia & public intoxication. Corporal Travis Bryant received a call of possible drug activity at 1222 South College Street. When Corporal Bryant pulled into the parking lot, Malone jumped down between the cars. Corporal Bryant saw him toss a pill bottle into one of the cars. Malone was not cooperative. He was instructed twice to put his hands on the car before he finally complied. A search of his person revealed an open syringe, a small plastic container with six capsules believed to be oxycodone and three pills believed to be hydrocodone. The pill bottle that Malone threw into the car contained seven pills believed to be hydrocodone and seven pills believed to be xanax. He appeared to be disoriented and unsteady on his feet. Bond for Malone is $5,000 and his court date is May 13th.
27 year old Michael Eugene Lattimore and 24 year old Amanda Kay Lattimore, both of 632 Andrew Street were arrested on Friday, April 16th for disorderly conduct. Corporal Travis Bryant and Officer Matt Holmes made the arrests. The Lattimores were found outside a residence on Andrew Street yelling and trying to fight others at the residence. They had been warned by Officer Nathan Estes on Thursday, April 15th to stay away from this residence. Bond for each is $1.000 and their court date is May 13th.
60 year old Terry Walker Trapp of 1434 Holiday Haven Road was arrested on Monday, April 19th for DUI. K-9 Officer Bradley Tatrow saw a black Chevrolet truck failing to maintain lane of travel on West Broad Street. Trapp drove on the center line for approximately one half mile. The officer activated his blue lights to signal Trapp to stop. Trapp tried to make a right turn into Florence & White Ford parking lot but missed the turn and nearly hit an ATV that was parked on the sidewalk. Trapp put the truck in reserve, backed up, and then pulled into the parking lot of the Ford dealership. Upon contact with Mr. Trapp, Officer Tatrow noticed his movements to be slow and unsteady and his speech was slurred. Trapp said that he is on several prescription medications. Trapp submitted to field sobriety tasks and performed poorly. Hid bond is $1,500 and his court date is June 17th.
Meanwhile, anyone having information on the following offense is asked to contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
On Thursday, April 22nd, Hoyte Neal Jr of 322 West Broad Street noticed when he left to go to work that someone had cut his truck tire during the night.
Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential
Meanwhile, LieutenantSteven Leffew is proud to announce that Officer Matt Holmes has successfully completed a week long course in Child Passenger Safety becoming a National Child Passenger Safety Technician by the Governors Highway Safety Office. Officer Holmes will be assisting in the proper installation of child restraints.
The Smithville Police Department will be conducting a child passenger safety seat check point in the near future where there will be an availability of a variety of child restraint devices to the public free of charge.
Anyone wishing to have their child restraint properly installed and inspected may come by the Smithville Police Department.
Please be aware that it is preferred that the following be present during the inspection: The
vehicle transporting child, the vehicle manual, the child restraint device, the child restraint device manual and preferably the child and/or children to insure the proper fitting.