The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has apparently solved a rash of recent automobile break-ins on Midway and Redman Roads with the arrest of a man who lives in that community.
22 year old Nathaniel Dylan Tippens of Redman Road, Smithville is charged with six counts of burglary, six counts of theft under $500, and one count of vandalism. His bond is $47,500 and he will be in court on January 15.
Tippens allegedly broke into and stole items from two vehicles on Midway Road and four automobiles on Redman Road on Monday, November 24. The vandalism charge is for Tippens’ allegedly trying to break into another vehicle on Redman Road the same day by prying open the back sliding window, causing damage to the weather stripping.
Items taken in all the thefts combined include a JVC stereo, two TomTom GPS units, a Cobra radar detector, a bone handled knife and a brown sheath, a black air compressor, prescription eyeglasses, a class ring, a multi-colored handbag, an mp3 player, and a total of twenty dollars in change. The total value of the stolen goods amounts to $790.
The cases were investigated by criminal detectives of the Sheriff’s Department.
Meanwhile, two more persons have been picked up on grand jury sealed indictments in recent undercover drug operations.
40 year old Jimmy Brown Martin of Bethel Road Smithville is indicted for the manufacture of a schedule VI drug. His bond is $20,000.
30 year old Brandon Lynn Tallent of West Broad Street, Smithville is indicted for the sale and delivery of a schedule III drug. His bond is $20,000.
51 year old Marshann Hensley of Jefferson Road, Smithville is charged with criminal impersonation and being a fugitive from justice. She was further issued citations for driving on a suspended license and roadways laned for travel. Her bond is $55,000 and she will be in court on January 15. On Tuesday, December 2 a deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, Hensley, identified herself to the officer as Sherry Lynn Young and said her birthday was March 6, 1962. After an investigation, officers learned her true identity and that her birthday is actually June 6, 1963. Hensley was arrested and brought to the jail for booking. It was also discovered that Hensley had a warrant for her arrest in Michigan for retail fraud, a first degree felony.
33 year old Garth Cantrell of Pine Grove Road, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court December 18. On November 11 Cantrell allegedly took several items from a residence on Bethel Road including a 105 gallon fuel tank, Kawasaki 4-wheeler frame, a go-cart frame, a Briggs and Stratton motor, three bottle jacks, and several other tools. The total value of the items amounts to $4,951. Cantrell allegedly sold the fuel tank and other items to a local recycling business. The case was investigated by a criminal detective of the sheriff’s department.
49 year old Brian Eugene Farmer of Jefferson Road, Smithville is charged with driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident. He was further issued a citation for violation of the financial responsibility law for no insurance. Farmer’s bond is $3,000 and he will be in court January 15. On Wednesday, December 3 a deputy was dispatched to Jefferson Road due to a wreck in which the driver had left the scene. During an investigation, the officer located Farmer who admitted to driving the vehicle. Farmer told the deputy that he had left the scene because he did not have a drivers license. A computer check confirmed that Farmers’ license were suspended on August 8, 2011 for failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility in Roane County.
38 year old Roxie Elaine Martin of Academy Avenue, Alexandria is charged with driving under the influence. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court December 18. While on patrol, a deputy noticed a silver Dodge swerving in and out of its lane heading west on Highway 70. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer found that the driver, Martin had a strong odor of alcohol on her person. She was unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. Martin performed poorly on field sobriety tasks.
55 year old Timothy Wade Cantrell of Old Snow Hill Road, Dowelltown is charged with driving under the influence. He was further issued a citation for roadways laned for traffic. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on January 15. On Sunday, December 7 a deputy spotted a red vehicle leave its lane of travel and go into the grass. The officer made a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, Cantrell. His eyes were bloodshot and he had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Cantrell’s speech was also slurred. He told the officer that he had taken prescription medicine and then began drinking during the day. Cantrell submitted to and performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. Cantrell also took a blood test. He was placed under arrest for the safety of himself and the public.
A convicted felon has been busted again after he was found with drugs and weapons at his Smithville home last week.
27 year old Joshua Lynne Batey of Juniper Lane, Smithville is charged with possession of schedule IV & VI drugs for resale and possession of a weapon by a felon. His bond is $25,000 and he will be in court December 18.
On Friday, December 5 a drug detective and deputy of the sheriff’s department went to 415 Juniper Lane to do a probation search (visit) on Batey, who is on probation for previous offenses. Batey was convicted in 2010 for sale and delivery of a schedule II drug, a class C felony and for the sale and delivery of a schedule II drug, a class D felony. Upon arrival, the officers announced the intention of their visit and searched Batey. Found in Batey’s pocket were three plastic baggies. One of the baggies held 25 yellow diazepam pills. The other two baggies contained marijuana, totaling .51 ounces. Batey also had $859 in cash on his person, including 31 -twenty dollar bills, 2- one hundred dollar bills, a ten dollar bill, a five dollar bill, and 4-one dollar bills. After making this discovery, the detective left the premises to obtain a search warrant of Batey’s home. The other officer remained at the residence until the detective’s return. During a search of the dwelling a Weatherby 12 gauge shotgun was found upstairs under a piece of insulation. Batey also had a muzzleloader. He was taken into custody.
Later in the day, another person was arrested at the same residence after the drug detective drove by and found the man acting suspiciously around a vehicle parked there. 25 year old Ralph Edward McIntyre, Jr. of Adams Street, Smithville is charged with resisting stop, frisk, halt, or arrest. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court on December 18. The drug detective saw the man behind a vehicle at Batey’s residence, 415 Juniper Lane. When he pulled into the driveway, the man started to run. The detective called for him to stop but he kept running. After a foot pursuit, the man (McIntyre) was stopped and placed under arrest.