A Smithville man found with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop will make a court appearance on January 17. 37 year old Danny Ray Murphy is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sale, or delivery. He is under a $25,000 bond. On Friday, December 28, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a blue Chevy S10 pickup truck at North Congress Boulevard and Don Cantrell Street. The driver and passenger agreed to a search. The officer found 8.85 grams of a crystal like substance believed to be meth in the pocket and the sock of Danny Murphy. It was in three separate baggies with two baggies weighing 0.85 grams total. The large baggie contained 8.0 grams of meth. A scale, needle, glass pipe, and numerous baggies were also found. Murphy was arrested and taken to the sheriff’s office for booking,
A Smithville woman has been charged with ten counts of forgery after passing checks at local businesses on the same victim ten times within a week in December. 25 year old Josie Danielle Culwell of Eagle Creek Road is under a $50,000 bond and her court date is January 17.
The forgeries occurred as follows:
*December 15 Culwell passed a check on her victim at Walmart for $69.74 and again at Walmart for $34.28
*December 16 Culwell passed a check on the same victim at Walmart for $26.89 and again at Walmart for $59.50
*December 17 Culwell passed a check on the same victim at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts for $72.30 and at Walmart for $24.01 and again at Walmart for $13.14
*December 18 Culwell passed a check on the same victim at Walmart for $21.82
*December 20 Culwell passed a check on the same victim at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts for $451.20
*December 21 Culwell passed a check on the same victim at Larry’s Discount Grocery for $50.00
42 year old James Walter Stringer of Church Street, Liberty is charged with violation of the sex offender law. His bond is $20,000 and he will make a court appearance on January 24. Stringer failed to meet the December 31, 2018 quarterly deadline for reporting his listing on the state’s sex offender registry to the sheriff’s department.
A Liberty man has been in a rash of October burglaries, thefts, and vandalisms at Liberty Mini Storage. Six victims were impacted by the crimes. 49 year old Randall Eugene Tittle of Tubb Street, Liberty is charged with three counts of vandalism, five counts of burglary, and five counts of theft. His bond totals $135,500 and his court date is January 10.
All the crimes occurred on October 15 as follows:
*Tittle cut two locks off the doors at Liberty Mini Storage valued at $20.
*Tittle cut two locks off the doors of a storage building and entered. He stole from the victim multiple items such as gas top stove, air conditioner, generator, and NASCAR Christmas collector items, all valued at $7,600.
*Tittle cut one lock off the doors of a storage building and entered. He stole from the victim multiple items such as 2 window air conditioner units, two tents, plastic totes, etc, all valued at $832.
*Tittle entered a storage and stole from his victim multiple items such as an Oak dining room set, pool table, pool sticks, etc. all valued at $1750.
* Tittle entered a storage building and stole from his victim multiple items such as Maytag washer, 60 inch TV, miscellaneous tools, and two saddles, all valued at $1875.
* Tittle entered a storage building and took from his victim two Honda generators, coin proof sets, a pair of binoculars, and a Honda gas tank all valued at $3,575.
A Carthage man involved in a truck crash last week near Liberty was found with methamphetamine. 38 year old Mark William Green is charged with driving under the influence and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver. His bond totals $17,500 and he will be in court January 17. On Thursday, January 3 a deputy responded to Smith Fork due to a truck accident. After the crash, the driver drove away from the scene but the deputy spotted the vehicle on Hannah Branch Road. Green was behind the wheel unconscious. The officer stopped and awoke him but Green kept trying to fall asleep. His eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Green said he had taken several xanax the night before and was still hung over. Because of his condition, Green was unable to perform field sobriety tasks. As Green got out of his truck, the deputy spotted a small package wrapped in black electrical tape setting in the driver seat. Green said the package contained one ounce of meth. The officer opened the package and found one ounce of a white crystal rock like substance believed to be methamphetamine. Several small plastic bags were also found in Green’s possession.