A deputy may have saved the life of a man found intoxicated and lying in the road last week. 50 year old Billy Eugene Cook , Jr. of Juniper Lane Smithville is charged with public intoxication and resisting stop, frisk, halt, search or arrest. His bond is $5,500 and he will make a court appearance on December 5. On November 26 a deputy was dispatched to Cookeville Highway at Hurricane Bridge due to a man walking down the road. Upon arrival the officer found the man (Cook) lying in the road. He appeared to be under the influence. As the officer was placing him under arrest, Cook resisted by pulling his hands away from the officer in an attempt to prevent the arrest.
48 year old Richard Manuel Standridge of Jacobs Pillar Road, Smithville is charged with criminal impersonation. His bond is $3,000 and he will make a court appearance December 19. On November 28 during a traffic stop, Standridge was asked to identify himself and he gave a date of birth and name which proved to be false. He said his name was Richard Massey. The officer later learned that Standridge had lied to him.
26 year old Christina Marie Hughes of Eagle Creek Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence. She is under a $1,500 bond and her court date is December 19. On November 29 a deputy received a call about a maroon Chevy Impala driving recklessly on Dale Ridge Road. The officer spotted the vehicle in the parking lot of a boat storage unit on Dale Ridge Road. The driver, Hughes had a strong odor of alcohol on her person. She admitted to having consumed six beers and then driving from her brother’s home on Temperance Hall Road. Hughes performed poorly on field sobriety tasks and was placed under arrest.