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Man attacks ex with knife
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The Smithville Police Department reports that Officer Brandon Donnell arrested a 66 year-old Smithville man for aggravated assault on June 15. According to the warrant, Ernest Ray Bane allegedly went to the residence of his ex-girlfriend, grabbed her by the arm leaving a bruise, and put a knife to her throat threatening her. Bane’s bond is set at $10,000, and he will be in court on court Aug. 4.Meanwhile, Donnell arrested Steven Craig Banfield, 35, for violation of an order of protection on June 6.