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Four indicted for selling drugs near school
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The Smithville Police Department has recently completed an undercover drug investigation, resulting in grand jury sealed indictments against five people.According to Police Chief Randy Caplinger, four of the defendants, 50 year-old Terry Price, 45 year-old Mark Goodson, 29 year-old Travis Malone and 50 year-old Danny Ponder have been taken into custody, and each has been charged with sale and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance in a school zone.The five were among 44 people indicted by the grand jury last Monday.All 44 of those indicted will appear for arraignment in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Aug. 15.Detective Matt Holmes said that a confidential source purchased two dilaudid pills from Malone and Ponder on Feb. 23, and two from Goodson on March 4.The transactions allegedly took place within 1000 feet of Smithville Elementary School.Price reportedly sold two of the pills to an undercover source on March 4 at Price’s home at the City Walk Apartments.The small apartment building where the transaction reportedly took place is located directly in front of the school.Bond for each of the men is set at $50,000, and they are scheduled to appear for arraignment in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Aug. 15.According to the indictments handed down last week, on or about Feb. 23 in the case involving Malone and Ponder, and on or about March 4 in the Goodson-Price case, the defendants sold and delivered a schedule II controlled substance within 1,000 feet of the real property that comprises a public or private elementary school, middle school, secondary school, preschool, childcare agency, or public library, recreational center or park.A local businessman has been named in another sealed indictment returned by the grand jury last week.Mark Violet has been charged with theft over $1,000.The indictment alleges that on or about Jan. 6, Violet knowingly obtained or exercised control over certain property, to wit: a military issue "inoculator" laser sight being over the value of $1,000, the property of the United States Government, constituting the offense of theft.The case against Violet was presented to the grand jury on Monday and a sealed indictment was returned that afternoon. He was arrested on the charge Wednesday, and has posted bond.Violet is under a $10,000 bond, and will appear for arraignment in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Aug. 15.The grand jury also indicted two men last Monday in separate rape cases involving children.Joshua Cook, 23, was indicted on two counts of rape of a child, and the panel indicted 47 year-old Walter R. Hartman on two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Cook was arrested on Oct. 28, 2010. At the time of his arrest, Cook was believed to be homeless.The sheriff said that Cook performed sexual acts on a six year-old and a ten year-old male on Church Street in Liberty, and then he allegedly had the two children perform sexual acts on him.The acts reportedly took place on Sept. 15, 2010.Hartman allegedly provided beer to two 14 year-old girls at his residence on Feb. 26, and then engaged in sexual activity with them.Also indicted by the grand jury in the August session were:Augustine Munez- driving under the influence and no drivers licenseDavid D. Miller- aggravated assaultDavid Dennis Miller- resisting arrestKenny Stults- theft over $500, theft under $500 (2 charges), and theft over $1,000Earnest P. Barnwell- theft under $500Sharon K. Skinner- possession of paraphernalia and criminal impersonationJanet R. Mayo- possession of a Schedule II and VI controlled substance and possession of paraphernaliaSteve A. Hale- possession of a schedule III and IV controlled substance for resale, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and a third offense of driving under the influenceRay D. Underwood and Bradley S. Redmon- assaultBrittany D. Barnes- theft under $500Elizabeth Ann Chalfant- driving under the influence, possession of paraphernalia, a 4th offense of driving on a suspended license (2 counts), reckless endangerment, and violation of the implied consent lawDavid Graham and Alexandria Rowell- child neglect, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of paraphernaliaEmily F. Fare- aggravated assaultStephanie Ann Fagan- aggravated child abuse and possession of a Schedule VI and II controlled substanceCourtney Paris- possession of a Schedule II controlled substance for resale (2 counts)Chad Carrier- theft over $1,000 and violation of an order of protectionMelinda Murphy- fraudulent use of a credit card (2 charges) and theft under $500Angela Howell- fraudulent use of a credit card (2 counts) and theft under $500Jonathan Eugene Cash- driving on a revoked license (6th offense)James L. Owen- promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamineThomas Joseph Somoza- driving under the influence, possession of a handgun under the influence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, criminal impersonation, no driver’s license, and violation of the implied consent law.Brandon K. Thomas- initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamineRickey Hendrixson- initiation of the manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule II controlled substanceRhonda F. Brewer- introduction of contraband into a penal institutionCharlie Chad Barnes and Terry Ray Barnes- initiating the manufacture of methamphetamineNena R. Chapman- theft over $10,000James Stringer- burglary, theft over $1,000 and theft over $500Julie Moore- theft under $500 (4 counts), forgery (3 counts)Antonio Cezar Wilford- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and alteration of an item's distinguishing numbers

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