Wild Ride and Guessing Game Ends with Arrest
Wednesday morning, officers responded to a reported hit and run crash at the intersection of Second and Scott streets.
Upon arrival, officers met with witnesses who stated a vehicle had struck a building and left its bumper behind, then struck a “One Way” sign on the north side of East Second Street, before leaving the scene.
The vehicle was later spotted parked near a local business and was identified as the suspect vehicle.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered a male, later identified as Terell Smith, exited the vehicle and walked to a nearby apartment.
According to officer notes, contact was made with Juliet Coleman at the apartment who admitted her boyfriend Terell had returned to the apartment and stated he had “hit something.” However, Coleman refused to allow officers inside the residence, stating she was protecting him.
Consent was later given by the property owner and Smith was taken into custody on a warrant through the Department of Probation and Parole. Upon contact with officers, Smith reportedly gave the officers on scene four different names, one of them belonging to a real person. As a result, charges of Identity Theft and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer were added as well as several traffic related charges stemming from the damage he inflicted while driving.
Coleman reportedly became loud and disruptive toward officers, shouting several derogatory terms at officers present. As a result, Coleman was taken into custody on charges of Resisting/Obstructing an Officer and Disorderly Conduct.
Both were later transported to the Lincoln County Jail.