Two Charged in Theft of Bass Boat

November 23, 2021
By: Dwayne Page

Two people have been charged with theft of property over $2,500 after they were found in possession of a 17-foot bass boat reported stolen in October from the Red Bank area of Chattanooga.

30-year-old Haley Dawn Wright of Midway Road, Smithville is under a $7,500 bond and she will be in court December 9. Bond for 40-year-old Scotty Brian Heard of Spring City, Tennessee is $22,500. In addition to the boat, Heard is also charged with theft of property over $1,000 and vandalism of a 2006 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle reported stolen from a location on Highway 70 in the Snow Hill area. His court date is also December 9.

The boat was found at Wright’s home on November 15.

On the day it was reported stolen in DeKalb County, October 13, Sparta Police spotted the motorcycle and stopped it. Heard, who was operating the bike, was arrested and taken into custody. The motorcycle, which was returned to the owner, had some damage and missing parts totaling $2,270.

65-year-old Jimmy Ray Driver of Allen Street, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $2,500 and he will make a court appearance December 2.

Sheriff Ray said that on November 16 a deputy was dispatched to Shady Drive due to a possible domestic assault. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a woman who said that she and her boyfriend, Driver had gotten into an argument and that when she tried to leave the residence on Allen Street, he attempted to push her out the door and down the steps. When she got to the yard, Driver pushed her against the front of a vehicle placing both hands on her upper chest causing a skin tear and bruising as well as bruising on her left arm. In an effort to escape, the woman hit Driver in the face. He then backed up and threw her phone giving her enough time to grab the phone and leave by car.

39-year-old Josue Alberto Sosa Torres of Petty Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault and a driver license violation. His bond is $5,000 and he will make a court appearance on December 16.

Sheriff Ray said that on November 21 a deputy was dispatched to Petty Road due to a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon his arrival the officer spoke with Torres and a woman. She reported that her boyfriend, Torres had hit her in the head and arms while they were driving to the residence on Petty Road. She had several bruises on her right arm as well as a possible broken bone in her arm and a scratch on her left arm. Her daughter witnessed the assault and gave a written statement. While at the scene Torres also showed the officer a fake identification card.