A woman who assaulted another with a golf club last month will be in court next week. 47 year old Billie Jo Morris of King Court Circle, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault. Her bond is $1,500 and she will be in court August 13. On July 9 Morris caused bodily injury to a woman while using a weapon (golf club). A deputy was called to the hospital where the victim had gone for treatment after being assaulted. The victim said Morris struck her in the right arm with a golf club at a location on King’s Court Circle and tried to hit her again but she (victim) was able to get control of the golf club. The victim had bruising and swelling on her right arm and an injury to her left arm after falling to the ground upon being hit.
53 year old Joel Acuna Delacruz, Sr. of Old West Point Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court date is August 20. On August 1 Delacruz caused bodily harm to his wife by hitting her in the back of the head with his hand. A deputy was called to the Delacruz home on Old West Point Road due to a domestic disturbance and spoke with the victim who said she and her husband, Delacruz had been arguing and that he hit her causing a knot on the back of her head. A witness confirmed her story.
The man who was charged last week with escape after getting away from officers while being transported from the courthouse to the jail is facing more charges. 41 year old James Ricky Ashford, Jr. of Delong Road, Smithville is charged with driving on a suspended license and theft of property. His bond is $3,000 on these charges and his court date is August 13. On July 30 a deputy spotted Ashford driving. Ashford’s license have been suspended since November 1, 2018 for failure to show proof of insurance. The theft charge is due to Ashford stealing a pair of handcuffs during the escape incident last week.
27 year old Michael Brady McGhee of Pack Circle, Smithville is charged with criminal trespassing. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court August 20. On July 28 a deputy was dispatched to Vanatta Subdivison in Alexandria due to an unwanted guest on the property. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the homeowner who said she did not want McGhee on her property. McGhee refused to leave even after being told he needed to go.