Burglar Who Targeted City Property Gets Probation in Criminal Court

July 21, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

A man who broke into the Smithville City Garage and Public Works Building before stealing a truck appeared for sentencing Monday in DeKalb County Criminal Court.

39 year old David Nathan Conaway entered a plea to one count of burglary and received a two year sentence all suspended to supervised probation to be supervised in Wilson County. He was given jail credit from September 14, 2019 to March 20, 2020.

According to the arrest warrants, Conaway entered the gated area of the Smithville City Garage at around 3:00 a.m. on September 14, 2019. Once inside he entered a green Chevrolet truck and took a set of keys found in the truck which gave him access to the public works building and the lock to the front gate. Conaway then entered the public works building where he ate a sausage and biscuit and then took a box of breakfast bars and a tub of protein powder from the building. After helping himself there, Conaway then stole a white 2007 Ford 150 and drove away. The truck and most of its contents were recovered the next day.

46 year old Stephanie Ann Bly Murphy entered a plea to theft under $1,000 and reckless endangerment. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days in each case to run consecutively but she was granted supervised probation by CPS.