A Dowelltown woman was arrested Saturday in a domestic assault case.
45 year old Bessie L. Collins of West Main Street, Dowelltown is charged with aggravated assault. Her bond is $5,000 and she will make a court appearance on October 29. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Saturday, October 24 a deputy was dispatched to West Main Street in Dowelltown in reference to a domestic incident. Upon arrival the officer spoke to Collins and a man who had been involved in a physical altercation. Collins allegedly struck the man with a beer bottle which left cuts and bruises on his head and neck. Collins was determined to have been the primary aggressor. She was placed under arrest and brought to the jail for booking.
40 year old Krissy Renee Pippin of Lafayette is charged with driving under the influence. She was further issued citations for violation of the implied consent law, driving on roadways laned for travel, and no seatbelt. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court December 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, October 19 a deputy observed a silver Nissan cross the double yellow line of the highway. He stopped the automobile and spoke to the driver, Pippin. She had a strong odor of alcohol on her person. Pippin could not tell the officer the time of day nor the day of the week. Inside the vehicle were five remaining cans from a twelve pack of Coors beer, an open bottle of liquor, and a bottle of wine. Pippin performed poorly on field sobriety tasks but she refused to submit to a blood test. Pippin was placed under arrest.
27 year old Toni Michelle Lloyd of Old Bildad Road, Smithville is charged with failure to appear, resisting arrest, and evading arrest. Her bond totals $10,500 and she will be in court November 5. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, October 22 two deputies went to a residence on Old Bildad Road to serve a warrant on Lloyd. As the officers entered the home, Lloyd jumped out of a bedroom window. They called for her to stop but she continued running through a field. After she stumbled and fell, the deputies caught up with her but Lloyd tried to fight them to break free. Lloyd was placed under arrest and brought to the jail for booking. According to Sheriff Ray, the failure to appear warrant against Lloyd was due to her not showing up for court on charges of driving on a revoked license, criminal impersonation, and simple possession of methamphetamine.
41 year old Federico Torres-Soto of Lassiter Road, Smithville is charged with a second offense of driving on a revoked license. He was further issued a citation for a violation of the light law. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court October 29. Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, October 23 a deputy pulled over a silver Ford Explorer for a tail light violation. The driver, Torres-Soto could not produce a drivers license. A computer check revealed that his license were revoked on June 30, 2006 for driving under the influence. He had a previous driving on revoked offense on December 10, 2013. Torres-Soto was placed under arrest for this latest offense and was brought to the jail for booking.
41 year old Jennifer Elizabeth Benton of Page Drive, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. She was further issued a citation for violation of the light law. Her bond is $1,500 and she will make a court appearance October 29. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, October 24 a deputy spotted a white SUV driving on Dunn Lane with a broken tail light. After stopping the automobile for a light law violation, the officer spoke with the driver, Benton. She had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and her speech was slurred. After performing poorly on field sobriety tasks, Benton was placed under arrest.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Ray said his officers will be stepping up patrols this Saturday evening for Halloween to help ensure the safety of communities and the little trick or treaters. "If you see anything strange or suspicious call Central Dispatch at 615-215-3000 and an officer will respond," said Sheriff Ray.
" We will also participate in the "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" Friday, October 30 from noon until 5:00 p.m. Stop by the jail for special treats for the children," added Sheriff Ray.