A burglary and theft investigation has resulted in the arrest of two men. 47 year old Royce Virgel Ashford, Jr. of Church Street, Alexandria and 53 year old Aubrey Lee Kilgore of Wilkey Circle, Brush Creek are charged with burglary, vandalism, and theft of property. Bond for each is $45,000 and their court date is March 29. On Thursday, March 15 Ashford and Kilgore allegedly broke into a building on Highway 70 west near Alexandria and stole items worth $25,900. They were later found in possession of some of the property taken. Vandalism damage to the building was estimated at $900. The case was investigated by a Sheriff’s Department Detective.
Two men who allegedly ingested subutex while incarcerated at the DeKalb County Jail are charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution. 34 year old Michael Brandon Colwell of Tisdale Lane, Smithville and 43 year old Cecil McKinley Ketchum of Walker Creek Road, Alexandria are each under a $5,000 bond and their court date is March 29. On Thursday, March 15 Colwell and Ketchum allegedly ingested a substance believed to be a schedule II narcotic (Subutex) while incarcerated at the jail.
53 year old Vincent Rodolpus Helser of Old Snow Hill Road, Smithville is charged with violation of the sex offender law. His bond is $15,000 and his court date is April 19. On December 31, 2017 Helser violated the sex offender registration law by not self reporting to the sheriff’s office as required.
23 year old Boyd Paskell Collins, III of Long Island Park , South Pittsburg Tennessee is charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug (methamphetamine) and resisting stop, frisk, halt, search, or arrest. His bond is $8,500 and his court date is April 5. On Wednesday, March 14 two deputies went to a residence on Adcock Cemetery Road to serve a warrant on a man, Collins and found him hiding in a back closet. While trying to place him in custody Collins resisted arrest. One of the officers sustained a minor injury. A check through Central Dispatch confirmed that Collins had active warrants against him in Marion County. Upon arrival at the jail Collins admitted to having methamphetamine in his pants.
38 year old Scotty Wayne Knowles of Jacobs Pillar Road, Smithville is charged with a 3rd offense of driving on a revoked license. His bond is $4,500 and his court date is March 29. On Thursday, March 15 a Sheriff’s Department Detective spotted Knowles operating a vehicle on South Congress Boulevard in Smithville. Knowing that his license were revoked, the detective conducted a traffic stop. A computer check confirmed that Knowles’ license were revoked for failure to pay child support in 2013. His previous driving on revoked charges were in Alexandria on March 8, 2018 and in DeKalb County on September 12, 2017.
42 year old Sean Anthony Skaroupka of Adcock Cemetery Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence and driving while license revoked. On Saturday, March 17 a deputy spotted a black Dodge truck failing to maintain its lane of travel on Sparta Highway. The officer stopped the truck and spoke with the driver, Skaroupka who had an odor of alcohol on his person. His eyes were red and watery and his speech was slurred. He submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. His license were found to be revoked during a routine driver license check through Central Dispatch.
22 year old Colby Ray Watford of Happy Valley Drive, Dowelltown is charged with violation of an order of protection. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is April 5. On Saturday, March 17 a deputy was called to a residence on Happy Valley Drive in reference to an order of protection. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a woman and Watford who were in the home. She was listed as the petitioner on an active order of protection against Watford. He is apparently not supposed to have any contact with her.
57 year old Daniel Prescott Hart of Keltonburg Road, Smithville is charged with forgery. His bond is $2,500 and his court date is April 5. On July 30, 2017 Hart allegedly passed a forged check in the amount of $420. The case was investigated by a Sheriff’s Department Detective.