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Man charged with rape at Walmart
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Smithville police have arrested a 58-year-old man, charging him with stalking and raping a woman inside Walmart.William M. Jones was placed under a $30,000 bond, and his court date was set for July 11.According to police, Lieutenant Detective Matt Holmes was dispatched to the retail outlet on June 30 to investigate the possible rape and stalking.The detective found that Jones allegedly raped the victim at the store on June 26.Four days later, on June 30, Jones was found to be allegedly stalking the victim and making vulgar sexual comments to her inside the store.Officers arrived in time to find Jones still at the scene and placed him under arrest.The warrant on the rape charge alleges that Jones held the woman by the arms and put his hand down her pants.The woman reportedly told Jones to stop several times.Police said the woman was able to break his grip, at which time he allegedly pulled up her shirt and bra.According to the warrant on the stalking charge, Jones can allegedly be seen on video following her around the store.He allegedly made vulgar sexual comments to her, and at one point grabbed her arm and held her shopping cart, preventing her from leaving.Meanwhile, 50-year-old Edward Lee Judkins was arrested for violation of probation and cited for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia on June 28.Police said Judkins had been stopped for a traffic violation when a computer check revealed a warrant against him for violation of probation.A search of his vehicle allegedly turned up two baggies with a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana, along with rolling papers, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.His court date was set for July 25.Andy Joe Certain was cited for two counts of simple possession on June 21.Police called to the Walmart parking lot to investigate possible drug activity reportedly found Certain walking in the back of the parking lot.Officers reportedly found three pill vials on the man, one containing 12.5 yellow pills believed to be Dilaudid and the other two containing nine green pills believed to be morphine.Police said Certain didn't have a prescription for any of the pills.His court date was set for July 11.Christopher Alan Scruggs, 38, was recently cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.Scruggs was stopped for a traffic violation, and a search of his vehicle revealed a hypodermic needle with a yellow substance believed to be Dilaudid in the console.His court date was set for Aug. 1.Lila Renee Nadi, 24, was cited by city police for simple possession and drug paraphernalia.Police received a tip of a possible meth lab at Nadi's residence, and a search allegedly turned up a small bag of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Her court date was set for July 11.Juanita Ann Young, 27, was cited for shoplifting on July 3.Police said Young was seen putting items in her purse in an attempt to deprive Dollar General of its merchandise.Her court date was set for Aug. 8.Erik Cortes Suarez, 29, was arrested for a second offense of driving under the influence on June 30.Police dispatched to the red light at East Broad Street and South Congress Boulevard to check out reports of a person passed out at the wheel of a motor vehicle in the roadway found Suarez, who allegedly had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person.Police said he had blood shot eyes and was unsteady on his feet when he exited the vehicle.Suarez reportedly submitted to, but performed poorly on, field sobriety tasks.His bond was set at $3,000 and he will appear in court on July 25.Ronda Inez Butler, 48, was arrested for DUI on June 30.Police said Butler was operating a motor vehicle and was stopped for expired and improper display of tag.She allegedly had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her person.According to police, her eyes were glazed over and she performed poorly on sobriety tasks.She submitted to a blood test.Her bond was set at $1,500 and she will appear in court on July 25.Jermaine D McCoy, 36, was cited for open container on June 24.McCoy was stopped for a traffic violation, and the officer found an open beer in his cup holder.His court date was set for July 24.Anyone with information on any criminal activity is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated.All information is confidential.