A Smithville man who assaulted a woman and locked her inside his home against her will make a court appearance on December 19. 22 year old Ronald Barbosa Gutierrez of East Main Street is charged with kidnapping (false imprisonment) and aggravated assault. He is under a $25,000 bond. On December 12 a deputy was called to Allen Street, Smithville due to a fight. Upon arrival he spoke to a woman who had a large knot on her forehead and marks on her neck. She reported that Gutierrez had pushed her to the ground, hit her in the head twice with a beer bottle, and tried to choke her as she held her four month old son. Gutierrez then locked her inside the residence and would not let her leave. Gutierrez also started a physical confrontation with the woman’s brother who was at the home.
36 year old Jennie Michelle McDaniel of Hayes Ridge Road, Lancaster is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and domestic assault. Her bond totals $15,000 and she will be in court on January 9. On December 14 McDaniel forced her way into a residence on Oak Drive and assaulted her husband and another woman. McDaniel struck the woman in the face causing swelling and a bruise under her left eye. McDaniel also tried to choke her husband, struck him in the face, and tried to stab him with a screwdriver and box cutter. He suffered scratches to his neck, red marks on his neck and face, and a small cut on his left palm.
26 year old Chad Stephen Taylor of Cleveland Way, Smithville is cited for possession of methamphetamine. While serving an arrest warrant, an officer found in Taylor’s bedroom a white clear crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. The meth was in plain view. His court date is January 19.