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Woman charged in marina thefts
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A 36-year-old Smithville woman faces charges of vandalism, burglary and theft after being arrested by the sheriff’s department in connection with a string of thefts at a local marina.Stephanie Lee Vanatta was charged with four counts of burglary, four counts of theft under $500, and one count of vandalism over $500 after allegedly breaking into boats and cars at Sligo Marina on May 23.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Vanatta broke into two pontoon boats and two vehicles and vandalized an automobile, stealing items from each.Ray said Vanatta entered a pontoon boat at Sligo Marina and took two fish locators, a tool bag containing miscellaneous tools, a solar battery charger, and an electric fish cleaner, all valued at less than $500.She allegedly entered another pontoon boat and took two flashlights, a can of WD-40, a set of tools, two quarts of oil, and miscellaneous tools, all valued at less than $500.The sheriff said Vanatta also entered a Ford pickup truck by breaking out the glass on the driver's side and took a gas can, extra car keys, and a boat latch lock.Vanatta also allegedly entered a Toyota by breaking out the back glass, taking a bag containing several keys, a first aid kit, a 31 bag, flip flops, a cleaning kit, and two Sam's cooler bags all valued at less than $500.She allegedly damaged a 2006 Chevy HHR vehicle by leaving marks on both of the driver side and passenger side doors, causing over $500 in damage as well.Her bonds total $60,000 and she will be in court on June 20.Willard Darrell Brown, 41, was charged with introduction of drugs into a penal institution on June 14. Ray said Brown was at the jail to serve a court-ordered weekend sentence.When he entered the jail, correctional officers asked Brown if he had anything on him they should know about.Brown told the jailer that he did not.After watching Brown on camera, officers suspected he might have possess contraband.When officers went to his cell, they allegedly noticed that Brown had something in his hand.When told to open his hand, Brown refused.Ray said Brown then put a bag in his mouth, and the correctional officers had to take him to the floor and forcibly remove the bag from his mouth.The bag allegedly contained Xanax, a Schedule IV drug, and Lortab, a Schedule III drug.His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court June 20.William Joseph Kitchen of Amherst, Ohio, was charged with domestic assault on June 10.Kitchen allegedly assaulted his girlfriend on Potts Camp Road by putting his hands on her throat, strangling her and leaving marks on her neck and throat.His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court June 20.Luis Enrique Hernandez, 20, of McMinnville and Jose Maria Sanchez are each charged with public intoxication on June 16.Ray said deputies investigating a call about noise on Adcock Cemetery Road spoke to both Hernandez and Sanchez, who both had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on their persons and were unsteady on their feet.Bond for both men was set at $1,500 and they will appear in court on July 11.Billy Joe Davis, II, 51, of Heritage, Tennessee, was charged with driving under the influence on June 15.Ray said Davis was operating a motorcycle on Dale Ridge Road that was involved in a crash.He allegedly had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and was unsteady on his feet.Davis reportedly had two containers, one full of wine and the other empty, but had an odor of wine.Davis performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks, a submitted to a blood alcohol test.His bond was set at $1,500 and he will appear in court July 11.