Four Nabbed in County Road Sign Thefts

February 18, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

Two adults and two minors accused of stealing county road signs as well as a sign from a local business will soon be making a court appearance.

18 year old Austin Blake Cantrell of Carter Drive, Smithville and 18 year old Tristen Lee Vanatta of Jacobs Pillar Road are each charged with two counts of theft. Bond for each is $3,000 and they will make a court appearance on March 1. Juvenile petitions have also been taken against two minors, both age 17, accusing them of committing a delinquent act. The minors will appear in Juvenile Court.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that in November Cantrell, Vanatta, and the two minors allegedly took several county road signs and a business sign with a combined total value of $700. They admitted to having taken the signs.

The case was investigated by a Sheriff’s Department Detective.

Gordonsville Woman Charged with Theft and Credit Card Fraud

February 18, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

A Gordonsville woman is charged with using someone else’s debit/credit card to make purchases in October and for stealing items from another person’s home in January.

32 year old Robin Lynn Woodard of Hogan Road, Gordonsville is under a $10,000 bond and her court date is March 1. She is charged with theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on October 10, 12, and 13, 2017 Woodard allegedly used a debit/credit card for the following purposes: On October 10 for a bill payment of $42.95 and Straight Talk air time for $63. 35; On October 12 for Globaltel in the amount of $45.99, PayPal for $150, a Pre-paid plus for $450, and Total Wireless for $10; and October 13 for VendEngine on three occasions in amounts of $98.62, $90.23, and $25.00, Grumby’s Bail Bonding for $100, Google Pinger for $9.99, and L2GTN Safety for $424.

Meanwhile on January 9, 2018 Woodard allegedly took from the residence of another victim a 30.30 rifle, an M1 30 Carbine Rifle, Cross Bow, 19 inch flat screen TV, Jewelry, digital camera, quilts, sheets, clothes and a wii console. The total value of the stolen items is $4,430.

Lady Tigers to Play for Third Place in District Tournament

February 18, 2018
By: Dwayne Page

The DCHS Lady Tigers fell to the Upperman Lady Bees 64 to 22 in the semi-finals of the District 8 AA basketball tournament at Cookeville Saturday night.

Upperman, the top seed in the tournament, is number one in the state and the defending state champion. The Lady Bees’ record is 29-0.

Upperman led 18 to 9 after the 1st period, 34 to 17 at halftime, and 56 to 19 after the 3rd period before going on to win 64 to 22.

For DeKalb County, Mya Ruch scored 7, Lydia Brown 6, Emme Colwell 4, Megan Cantrell 3, and Kenzie France with 2 points.

The Lady Tigers drop into the consolation game of the tournament and will play for third place Monday night at 6:00 p.m. against Livingston Academy, who lost to Macon County 67 to 36 Saturday in the semi-finals. Macon County will meet Upperman for the District Tournament Championship Monday night at 7:30 p.m.

In the boy’s tournament, Livingston Academy defeated Watertown 56 to 40 while Upperman topped Smith County 77 to 57 in the semi-finals on Saturday. Watertown will meet Smith County in the boys consolation game Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. followed by the championship game between Upperman and Livingston Academy at 7:30 p.m.

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