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Man faces four counts of passing forged prescriptions
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Nicholas D. Sapp, 27, was arrested and charged with four counts of passing a forged prescription on Oct. 13.Police said Sapp passed two fake prescriptions in the name of Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst on Sept. 15.A local druggist filled the orders, but the doctor's office later notified the pharmacy that the prescriptions were a forgery.Sapp was arrested after he returned to the same pharmacy nearly a month later and attempted to pass more prescriptions forged in the name of Dr. Hilgenhurst.Sapp’s bond is set at $20,000 and he will appear in General Sessions Court on Nov. 8.Meanwhile, Terri M. Brucker, 25, was arrested for domestic assault on Oct. 6 after officers responded to reports of a fight at her family residence.Police said officers found Brucker and a family member lying on the ground side by side.Police reportedly separated the two and determined that Brucker was the primary aggressor.She allegedly punched the victim in the face several times.Brucker’s bond is set at $2,500 and she will appear court on Nov. 1.Skyelar Patrick, 19, was arrested for domestic assault on Oct. 8.Police said Patrick was invited to the residence of a family member, and while he was visiting a conflict arose.Patrick allegedly punched and choked the victim.His bond is set at $5,000 and he will appear in General Sessions Court on Oct. 25.Ceylon E Taylor Jr., 42, was arrested for disorderly conduct on Oct. 6.According to the warrant, officers dispatched to a Meadow Brook Drive home to investigate a domestic call had separated the involved parties when Taylor showed up, became upset and began screaming out loud.An officer allegedly instructed Taylor to calm down several times, but he refused to comply.His bond is set at $1,000, and he will appear in General Sessions Court on Nov. 1.Alexis Carrasco, 18, was arrested for DUI on Oct. 14.According to police, Carrasco was found sitting at a traffic light behind the wheel of a vehicle.He allegedly sat at the light while it changed to and from green twice, and still made no attempt to proceed.Carrasco reportedly had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and was found to be very unsteady on his feet.Police said he performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks.His bond is set at $2,500, and he will appear in General Sessions Court on Oct. 25.A 61-year-old Smithville woman was charged with child abuse last week after city police were called to the scene of a possible overdose on Oct. 4.According to police, Connie J. Clayborn told Department of Children Services agents at the time of the incident that she had taken drugs in the presence of a juvenile.The information was passed on to an officer at the scene, a warrant was obtained, and Clayborn was arrested without incident on Oct. 9.Her bond is $1,500, and she will appear in General Sessions Court on Nov. 1.Anyone having information on any criminal activity is asked to contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.All information is confidential.