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Man charged with seven counts of reckless endangerment
A 45-year-old Smithville man was arrested by sheriff’s deputies after allegedly engaging in conduct that on placed seven females in fear of serious bodily injury on Dec.7.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Frank Ervin Morris of Gene Vaughn Road broke out two windows, broke two porch rocking chairs and kicked in the front door of the home, damaging both the door and frame, at a Medlin Lane home where the seven women were present.The sheriff said that two chairs inside the home were damaged by broken glass from the windows.Morris was charged with seven counts of reckless endangerment and one count of vandalism. The damage is estimated at $2,550.Morris’ bond was set at $19,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 20.Meanwhile, a 29-year-old Smithville woman was recently charged with fraudulent use of a credit card by the sheriff’s department. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, April Lynn Anderson stole a debit card from a vehicle at a Quail Point Drive home on Nov. 12.Anderson allegedly used the card several times in the six-day period following the theft.The sheriff said that she tallied more than $2,000 on the card before being apprehended for the crime.David Matthew Graham, 21, of Cookeville, and 44-year-old Gregory Allen Mayo of Dry Creek Road were each charged with vandalism on Dec. 10.Ray said that Graham and Mayo, who were both inmates at the jail, vandalized a sleeping mat, cutting the mat and removing the stuffing.Bond for both men was set at $1,500, and they are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 3.Allen Russell Douglas, 57, of Springfield was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Dec. 4.Douglas was also issued citations for his inability to show proof of registration and for failure to observe a traffic signal.Ray said that Douglas was stopped by a deputy on Highway 70 after allegedly running a red light.The lawman found Douglas' speech to be slurred and that he had a problem staying awake.Douglas reportedly told the officer that he had taken prescription medication.The sheriff said that Douglas performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks, and submitted to a blood test.His bond was set at $2,500 and he is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 31.