Two local men have been arrested by city police and charged with theft and burglary after they allegedly broke into a local market and stole several cartons of cigarettes.
Anthony W. Hale, 24, was charged with theft of property under $500 and burglary. Jeremy W. Fenton, 38, was charged with theft of property under $500, burglary, and vandalism.
According to police, an officer dispatched to Broad Way Market to check out a burglar alarm on Dec. 16 found the door to be broken and a large rock lying on the floor inside the business.
The owner of the store was able to provide video surveillance footage showing two subjects making their way inside the store and taking 10 cartons of cigarettes. Later the same day detectives were able to identify the men, and made contact with them at their residence.
After receiving consent from Tara Kay Campbell, 36, to search the premises, police reportedly located a carton of cigarettes belong to Broad Way Market, along with two scales and four hypodermic needles allegedly used in illegal drug activity.
Campbell was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. She will appear in court on Jan. 7. Bond for Hale was set at $6,500, and Fenton’s bond was set at $8,000 both men will appear in court on Jan. 21.
Meanwhile, Bobbie Freddie Phillips, 42, was arrested on Dec. 18 and charged with domestic assault.
Police responding to a possible domestic made contact with the victim. An investigation reportedly determined that Phillips and the victim had gotten into a verbal argument that had turned physical. According to the warrant, Phillips pushed the victim into a corner, at which point the victim fell on the floor and Phillips proceeded to get on top of victim and hit the victim in the face.
His bond was set at $5,000, and he will appear in court on Jan. 7.
Eric Dewayne Judkins, 24, was arrested for domestic assault on Dec. 13.
Police dispatched to a call of a domestic violence allegedly found that Judkins had punched and choked the victim before their arrival.
His bond was set at $1,500, and he appeared in court on Dec. 17.
Antolin Guerra Castillo, 28, was arrested for DUI (second offense) and driving on revoked license on Dec. 11.
Officers dispatched to the area of South Congress Boulevard and East Broad Street in reference to a possible intoxicated driver located the vehicle at Kwik-N-Ezy with no occupant. The driver was identified as Castillo using the store surveillance cameras.
Upon contact with Castillo, officers found that he had a strong odor of alcohol on his person, slurred speech, and was unsteady on his feet. A computer check revealed that his driver's license was revoked for a DUI in 2009.
His bond was set at $4,000, and he will appear in court on Jan. 7.
Nickey E Cantrell, 55, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 14.
Police reportedly received a call of a driver traveling all over the highway on South Congress Boulevard. An officer was informed that the vehicle had turned into Jewel's Market, and allegedly located the vehicle in the parking lot with Cantrell passed out at the wheel.
Upon awakening, Cantrell was reportedly confused and had slow and slurred speech. Cantrell was asked, and consented to, field sobriety tasks, which he performed poorly. His bond was set at $1,500, and he will appear in court on Jan. 28.