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Smotherman arrested for fourth time in two months

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A Bradyville man keeps finding his way back to the Cannon County Jail.

The latest episode involving Randall Clark Smotherman took place on Jan. 20, when Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Emmaly Beasley charged him with aggravated domestic assault. Smotherman allegedly threatened to kill a relative while hold a pocket knife toward their throat.

Smotherman was further charged with retaliation for past action, in that he allegedly threatened to inflict bodily harm on Beasley and other officers while being transported to the jail.

A charge of public intoxication was levied against Smotherman following the incident as well.

This marks the fourth incident since early December which ended with Smotherman being charged. From those previous arrests he is facing a litany of charges including public intoxication, disorderly conduct, phone harassment, DUI and driving while license revoked.

Smotherman's next court appearance is set for March 6.

Trio charged with theft

The people were recently arrested for allegedly stealing a car and an ATV by the Cannon County Sheriff's Dept.

Facing charges are Hailey Nichole Haslam of Alexandria, Brian Alan Stafford of Murfreesboro and Randal Lee Mathis, who is listed as living in both Woodbury and Murfreesboro on arrest warrants.

Haslam and Mathis are each charged with theft of property (motor vehicle), theft of property over $5,000, evading arrest and allowing unlicensed driver to drive.

Stafford is charged with theft of property (motor vehicle), theft of property over $5,000, evading arrest and driving on a revoked license.

The vehicles involved include a 2013 Ford Focus and a 2005 Yamaha Rhino 660 ATV.

All three were appointed attorneys in Cannon County General Sessions Court on Jan. 9 and had their initial court appearances set for Jan. 30.

Two charged for drugs

Two people are facing drug charges and one of them is also facing a charge of theft over $1,000 after a recent investigation by Cannon County Sheriff's Investigator Brandon Gullett.

On Jan. 9, Gullett charged Thomas Avent Muncy of Bradyville with manufacture of methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gullett charged Jade Michelle Bray of Belfast with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft over $1,000.
According to arrest warrants, during a consensual search of Muncy's residence on Preacher Spry Rd., Gullett, along with Investigator Chris Brown, Chief Deputy Anthony Young and Deputy Tyler Shawyer, located 13 one-pot meth labs along with Coleman fuel, lithium batteries, tubing, muriatic acid, cold packs, liquid drain cleaner and empty pseudoephedrine blister packs. Also located were digital scales, baggies, a pill grinder, five syringes, coffee filters and aluminum foil.

Muncy had his charges bound over to the May term of the grand jury in Cannon County General Sessions Court on Jan. 23.

Warrants alleged that Bray, along with three other people, stole a 2013 Honda Rancher ATV on or about Jan. 3. She also allegedly participated in the manufacture of methamphetamine at Mincey's residence. Evidence collected at the location bore her name.

Bray has been appointed an attorney and her next court date is set for Feb. 6.

Woman faces theft charges

A Woodbury woman is facing charges after she allegedly used her boyfriend's bank card to make hundreds of dollars of withdrawals without his permission -- while he was in jail.

Brittany McNeese has been charged with four counts each of theft under $500 and fraudulent use of a debit card.
McNeese allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals of $140 on Aug. 20 of last year from the ATM at First National Bank, then $200 each on Aug. 21, Aug. 22 and Aug. 23.

The warrants for her arrest were obtained in November by Patrolman Josh Thomas of the Woodbury Police Dept. but were not served until early January as McNeese had apparently left the area. She is out on bond and has been appointed a public defender to represent her in Cannon County General Sessions Court.

Her next court appearance is set for Feb. 20.

Man charged with domestic assault

Joshua R. Thomason, Woodbury, was charged with domestic assault and introduction of contraband into a penal institution on Jan. 23 by Patrolman Tommy Miller of the Woodbury Police Dept. Thomason allegedly pushed the purported victim to the ground, causing an injury to her right shoulder. While being booked at the Cannon County Jail, Thomason was allegedly found to be in possession of an aluminum one-hit marijuana pipe and a cut black straw with white residue.

Initial court date was set for March 13.

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