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Blackwell faces forgery charges
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Smithville Police have arrested 36-year-old Russell Blackwell and charged him with five counts of forgery after he allegedly forged checks on a family member’s account and passed them at a local bank.Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger said the checks totaled $2,075. Blackwell reportedly passed a check written for $475 on June 22, then returned with $300 and $600 checks on June 25.He allegedly returned to the bank on June 26 and 28, cashing a $350 check written on the account of Harold Blackwell on both visits.Blackwell is under a $50,000 bond and he will be in court on Aug. 16.Juan Carrera Munoz, 39, was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor on July 12.According to Chief Caplinger, Munoz asked his 15-year-old son to drive to a location across town to pick up items for him.Police discovered that the minor was the driver after being called to the scene of a hit-and-run accident on Broad Street where he had hit another vehicle from behind and fled the scene.When the driver was located and found to be 15, Munoz was called and reportedly admitted to sending his son out in the vehicle.He will be in court on Aug. 2. Jordan Adams, 26, was charged with a second offense of driving under the influence and cited for violation of the implied consent law on July 3.