Police Charge Man with Deceptive Business Practices over Car Deal

Smithville Police have charged a man with deceptive business practices after he allegedly tried to sell a car he had already traded.
24 year old Joseph Matthew Giles II was arrested on Monday, January 23 and will be in court on February 2. His bond is $1,500.
The intended victim reported to Smithville Police that she saw an ad on the internet for a 2005 Chrysler 300 that was for sale. She contacted the person who placed the ad, Giles and arrangements were made for her to buy the vehicle from him. Before money was exchanged it was discovered that Giles had traded the 2005 Chrysler 300 for another vehicle at a Smithville dealership on Saturday, January 21. Giles allegedly tried to follow through on his deal with the woman and he met her at City Hall where police were waiting. Giles was subsequently placed in custody and taken to the police department for processing. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance on February 2.
47 year old Thomas Patrick Courtney was arrested on Saturday, January 21 for DUI and illegal carrying or possession of a weapon. Police responded to a reckless driver call and spotted the described vehicle in the parking lot of McDonald’s Restaurant. The officer found the driver, Courtney to have blood shot eyes and slurred speech. He was also unable to perform field sobriety tests satisfactorily. Courtney was asked if he had any weapons in the vehicle. The officer searched and recovered a firearm in the back seat floor board. Upon a further investigation it was discovered that Courtney is a convicted felon for being an habitual offender and for a 4th offense of driving under the influence. He is not to be in possession of a firearm. His bond is $6,500 and his court date is February 9.
33 year old Matthew Donald Loveday was arrested on Thursday, January 26 for two counts of simple possession. Police responded to Potters Home Center where they found a man passed out in his vehicle. Upon arrival, an officer awoke the man who had been slumped over the steering wheel. Loveday was confused as to where he was and how he had gotten there. EMS was called to the scene to check on Loveday’s health. He was cleared and released by EMS. After receiving consent to search, police found behind the driver’s seat on the floor board a small amount of a crystal substance that field tested positive for meth. Inside a bag on the front seat was a clear container that held a small amount of a white powdery substance which field tested positive for cocaine. Loveday was taken into custody without incident. Loveday’s bond is $10,000 and his court date is February 9.
33 year old Ryan Lee Walden was arrested on Friday, January 20 for violation of an order of protection. Police were called to do a welfare check on a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The officer observed Walden and another person together at the vehicle. Upon a warrants check it was revealed that there is an existing order of protection involving Walden and the person who was with him. Bond for Walden is $1,500 and his court date is February 9.
33 year old Manuel Gutierrez was arrested on Saturday, January 21 for DUI and he was cited for violation of implied consent, no driver’s license, and failure to maintain lane of travel. An officer was traveling west on West Broad Street when he observed a small car turn on to Broad Street from a side road. Within a short span of time, the vehicle left it’s lane of travel over a dozen times. The officer tried to stop the vehicle on West Broad but it continued onto Carter Street before pulling over. The driver identified himself as Gutierrez but could not provide any other IDs. Gutierrez’s speech was slurred. He was unsteady on his feet and he performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. He was taken to the hospital but refused to submit to a blood/alcohol test. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is February 9.
20 year old Dylan Allen Crook was cited Monday, January 23 for simple possession and having a suspended driver’s license. While investigating a possible fraud case involving Crook’s vehicle, police approached the automobile and detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside. Upon a search, two pills believed to be Oxycodone were found. Crook had no prescription for the pills. A computer check revealed that Crook’s license were also suspended. His court date is February 9.
27 year old Spencer Montgomery Wallace was arrested on Wednesday, January 25 for driving while his license were suspended or revoked. Police observed Wallace operating a vehicle traveling north on Congress Boulevard. Knowing that Wallace’s license were revoked, an officer stopped Wallace and placed him in custody. Bond for Wallace is $5,000 and his court date is February 9.
32 year old Rebekah Jeane West was cited on Thursday, January 26 for theft of merchandise. Police pulled over West on a routine traffic stop in reference to a report of stolen merchandise from Dollar General Store. During the investigation, the stolen merchandise was recovered. Her court date is February 16.

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