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Would-be robber still on the loose
Victim injured while fighting for his life
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In what originally went out over police scanners Sunday as an armed home invasion on Walker Drive, city crime reports have downgraded the incident to an attempted robbery on Walker Drive.However, Monday morning city law enforcement was still issuing a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) for the perpetrator over the scanner.According to the crime report issued by Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger, the officer dispatched to the Walker Drive scene found the intended robbery victim bleeding from his hands and ears.The victim reportedly told police that he and his wife were assaulted by the unknown assailant when they returned home from church Sunday evening around 6:30.The perpetrator, according to the victim, came out from behind the home and told the man to give him his wallet or he would kill both the man and his wife.According to the police report, the two men then got into an altercation in which the victim was cut with what is believed to be a pocket knife. The victim then fell to the ground for his own safety, at which time the assailant reportedly ran down the street, making his escape.The assailant, in the Monday morning BOLO, was described as “armed and dangerous.”Described as a middle-aged Caucasian, approximately 5’7” tall and weighing around 140 pounds, the assailant was said to be wearing dark clothing and a dark ski mask at the time of the assault.In other city crime news, also on Sunday, 31-year-old Jared Scott Atnip was arrested for third-offense DUI and cited for simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found apparently passed out in his vehicle on Bryant Street, blocking the road.Arriving at the scene, the police officer reportedly found Atnip slumped over behind the wheel with his foot on the brake, car in gear and engine running,Atnip allegedly woke up when the officer opened the car door and was reported to be unsteady on his feet, with slurred and slow speech. Bond was set at $4,500 and he is to appear in General Sessions Court on Dec.5.On Nov. 16, Anthony Bullard, 47, was cited for driving on a license revoked for DUI. He will appear in court on Dec, 13.Desiree Nichole Ferrell, 37, was cited for shoplifting on Nov. 11 after she was observed by a WalMart employee taking items and leaving the store without paying for them.