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Woodbury man charged in thefts
Stembridge accused in three different cases
Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that a Woodbury man has been charged with one count of theft of property under $500 and two counts of theft of property over $1,000 after allegedly stealing property from three different locations.Perry Alton Stembridge, 50, was also issued a citation for driving on a suspended license.He was arrested on Sept. 14, his bond totals $30,000 and he will be in court on Oct. 13.According to the sheriff, Stembridge entered a property on Luna Mill Road on Aug 29, and took a three-point hitch plow, four circular saw blades, a metal stove, winch parts for a dozer and parts from a John Deere bailer, valued at $1,200.Then he allegedly went to a barn on Indian Creek Road on Aug. 31 and took 1,000 square feet of metal roofing, two chest freezers and two wood burning stoves, valued at $4,110.Ray says that Stembridge also went to a location on Antioch Road on Sept. 13 and took a fireplace insert and a hot water heater, valued at $150.Stembridge allegedly sold most of the stolen items to a recycler.Meanwhile, 30-year-old Nena Renea Chapman of Liberty has been charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $500.Her bond is $7,500 and she will be in court on October 13.Ray reports that Chapman entered a residence on Church Street in Liberty on Sept, 13, and took an Xbox console, three Xbox 360 game controllers and eight Xbox games, valued at $570.Jamaal Ahmad League, 24, was charged with burglary on Sept. 14.His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court on Sept. 29.League allegedly entered a vehicle on North Congress Boulevard without the owner's consent with the intent to commit a felony.He allegedly took cigarette butts from the ash tray of the vehicle.Upon his arrest, League allegedly had five cigarette butts of the same brand as those from the vehicle in his pocket.Joshua Edward Hammonds, 19, has been charged with a first offense of driving under the influence, and issued citations for underage drinking and violation of the financial responsibility law.His bond totals $1,500 and he will be in court Sept. 29.According to the sheriff, a deputy was dispatched to a club on Sparta Highway on Sept. 14, where someone had reportedly become violent.Before the deputy arrived, the man reportedly left the scene in a blue Chevy truck.The deputy reportedly spotted the truck on the way to investigate, and saw it go into a ditch, almost hitting a mailbox.The deputy stopped the vehicle and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage inside.Hammonds allegedly submitted to and performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He reportedly admitted to the deputy that he had been drinking liquor and smoking "fake weed".Kevin D. Young, 47, was charged with first offense of driving under the influence on Sept. 18.He was also cited for violation of the light law, failure to maintain his lane of travel, and violation of the implied consent law.His bond totals $1,500 and he will be in court on Oct.13.According to the sheriff, a deputy saw a vehicle with a headlight out on Highway 70.When the deputy turned around to follow the vehicle, he reportedly saw it swerve from lane to lane, and then make a sharp turn back into his lane.After stopping the vehicle, the deputy found the driver, Young, to be very unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person.Young reportedly performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks, and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.He allegedly admitted to drinking four or five beers.Authorities say that he also had a flask of whiskey.