Southwell Wanted in Alabama

After a traffic stop last week, a Smithville man was found to be wanted in Alabama.
28 year old Willie Morgan Southwell of Miller Road, Smithville is charged with being a fugitive from Justice. His bond is $60,000. He will make a court appearance on January 12.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Thursday, January 5 a deputy conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for failure to maintain lane of travel. Southwell was a passenger. A computer check through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) revealed that Southwell had active warrants against him in Brewington Alabama for violation of probation and failure to appear on an original charge of burglary, 3rd offense. Southwell was taken into custody and is to be extradited back to Alabama.
29 year old Kody Allen Vowell of Smyrna is charged with a third offense of driving on a suspended license. He was also issued citations for violation of financial responsibility (no insurance) and simple possession of a schedule II drug. His bond is $2,500 and his court date is January 26.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, January 3 a deputy was dispatched to Bright Hill Road for a wreck. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Vowell who said he had been driving the car involved in the accident and that he did not have a driver license. A computer check confirmed that Vowell’s driver license were suspended in Smyrna Municipal Court for failure to pay fines for violations. He has previous violations for driving on a suspended license on March 26, 2006 and July 7, 2007 in Smyrna. Vowell could not show proof of insurance and a 1.5 milligram Hydrocone pill was found on his person.
23 year old Brad Eugene Bell is charged with a second offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond is $2,000 and his court date is January 19. He was further cited for driving on roadways laned for travel and served with a failure to appear warrant out of General Sessions Court for a previous offense for driving on a suspended license.
Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, January 7 a deputy was traveling east on Highway 70 west when he noticed a vehicle fail to maintain its lane of travel. He stopped the automobile and spoke with the driver, Bell. A computer check revealed that Bell’s license were suspended for a Wilson County offense. Bell was placed in custody.

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