Steven Collins of Greenwood was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on November 28 at 4:58 a.m. and released on legally sufficient bond on November 28 at 2:32 p.m. Collins was charged with driving left of center/improper overtaking or passing, endangering the welfare of a minor in the third degree, and driving while intoxicated-first offense.
Valorie Lindsay Fitzgerald of Greenwood was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on November 26 at 11:20 a.m. and released on signature bond November 26 at 1:20 p.m. Fitzgerald was charged with battery in the third degree – purpose.
On 11/26/2020 11:30 a.m. Sebastian County Dispatch received a call of an individual driving reckless on a scooter. A Greenwood officer and a Sebastian County Corporal were dispatched to the call. While traveling to the call, they were notified that the scooter had left the roadway and was stopped in a ditch. As they continued to the call, the corporal came
over the radio stating that he located the scooter and driver at N Main St and Houston St. Once there, they made contact with a witness and the scooter driver, Stevie Patterson, 57 of Greenwood. The SCSO Corporal told the officer that he was traveling north on N Main St. and met Patterson, who was traveling south on the scooter. He observed Patterson leave the roadway and run into the ditch at the intersection of N Main St and Houston St. The witness observed Patterson swerving while driving, at times going into oncoming traffic. He also stated Patterson stopped once and fell off the scooter. The witness helped him up and tried to get Patterson to call someone to get him. Patterson took off and crashed the scooter in a ditch. The witness stated he observed Patterson crash a third time when the corporal arrived. The officer was told that Patterson had been going to the Food Pantry Boxes. As a result of the crashes, the food was littering the roadway. When the officer spoke with Patterson, he observed his eyes to be watery, his speech to be slurred and slowed, and could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The officer asked Patterson if he had drank any alcohol, he replied that he had three beers earlier in the morning. The officer asked him to step from the scooter and come to a nearby parking lot. When he began to walk, the officer had to help him walk by holding on the back of his jacket. According to the officer, he could not walk straight, keep his balance, or navigate terrain. Once in the parking lot, the officer asked him if he would perform standardized field sobriety tests. He agreed to the tests. The results of the tests are as follows:
Patterson could not maintain the instructional position. Patterson would never follow the stimulus with his eyes, therefore, the officer could not perform the test. The officer attempted to place him in the instructional position for the Walk and Turn test, however, he could not maintain the instructional position. In fear that he would injure himself, the officer discontinued the tests. Based on the totality of the above circumstances, the officer placed Patterson under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Greenwood Police Department. Once there, the officer read him the implied consent rights form. He signed that he understood his rights and that he would provide a breath sample. At 12:36 p.m., he provided a breath sample of .14. He was then transported, without incident, to the Sebastian County Detention Center. Upon arrival there, he was booked for driving while intoxicated -1st offense and careless and prohibited driving.
On 11/29/20 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a Greenwood officer stopped a gray sedan for having a defective tag light on US Hwy 71. He approached the driver, Ashton Smitley-Stevens and stated the reason for the stop. The officer asked for his driver license, which he stated he did not have. Stevens, 24, of Mansfield, OH, gave the officer his ID card. The officer ran his information through dispatch. It returned that Stevens had a suspended license out of Ohio, and had a warrant out of the city. It was later discovered that he had five warrants out of the City of Greenwood. The officer then detained Stevens while the warrants were being confirmed. The officer asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and Stevens stated that he had marijuana vape cartridges in the vehicle. The officer took
possession of the marijuana vape cartridges, the warrants were confirmed and he was placed under arrest. He was transported to the SCADC without incident.
*The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.**