Man Found Living in Vacant Apartment Arrested Twice for Criminal Trespassing

February 11, 2019
By: Dwayne Page

A man who took up residence in a vacant apartment without authorization has been charged twice by Smithville Police with criminal trespassing.

34 year old Michael Pierre Rose of 167 Kings Court Circle was first arrested on February 2. Police responded to South Fork Apartments at 530 Miller Road and learned that Rose had been staying in an empty room that was vacant. Rose was found lying on a cot in the back bedroom. He didn’t have consent to be there. According to the apartment manager this wasn’t the first time he has had issues with Rose being on the property without consent. Rose was taken into custody without incident. His bond was set at $1,500.

Five days later police were called back to the apartment complex after Rose returned. At approximately 8:59 am on February 7 officers located Rose in apartment #12. Rose was ordered to leave and stay off the property but he returned again to the same apartment at approximately 10:30 am. Rose was then arrested but he did not comply when told to put his hands behind his back for handcuffing. Rose resisted by pulling away from the officers. After being taken to the ground, Rose began following the officers’ orders and was handcuffed without further incident. His bond for this charge is $6,500..His court date for both offenses is February 21.

42 year-old Jimmy Layne Estes was arrested on February 8 for violation of an order of protection. Estes was served with the order on February 6 to keep away from the residence at 630 Highland Street but two days later officers found him there and placed him under arrest. Bond for Estes is $3,000 and his court date is February 21.

23 year old Samuel Dylan Giles of 655 West Main Street was arrested on February 2 for DUI. Police responded to 246 Jacobs Pillar Road due to a vehicle that had run through a fence there. During an investigation, the officer was informed that the driver, Giles had lost control of the vehicle after his hands became numb. While speaking with Giles the officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from his person. The officer also learned that Giles had consumed 3 or 4 beers prior to the accident. Giles submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He was then taken into custody without incident. Bond for Giles is $1,500 and his court date is February 21.

33 year old Steven Hunter Pugh of Sparta was arrested February 2 for a 3rd offense of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, and he was cited for violation of implied consent.  Police responded to a complaint of a reckless driver in the area of Jacobs Pillar Road  and South Mountain Street and spotted the vehicle. After pulling it over, the officer spoke with the driver, Pugh and noticed that he appeared to be nervous.  He also spotted an orange colored pill lying between Pugh’s legs on the seat. Pugh was asked to exit the vehicle so that the officer could retrieve the pill.  While Pugh said he was not under the influence of drugs, police were informed that he had allegedly smoked some marijuana and taken suboxone earlier. Pugh submitted to field sobriety tasks but performed poorly. A computer check through Central Dispatch revealed that Pugh ‘s driver license were revoked for a DUI conviction in 2009 and 2014. After Pugh refused to submit to a blood test, the officer obtained a blood search warrant. Pugh was then taken to the hospital for a blood draw. Bond for Pugh is $6,000 and his court date is February 21.