Some early morning domestic discord late last week landed a 50-year-old Atchison woman a jail stay in connection with some destruction of property at an Atchison residence.

Johnnise K. Smith is facing a charge of criminal damage to property, a Level 9 felony offense, rated on the scale of Level 10 being the least severe to Level 1 categorized as an offense of the highest severity. As of Tuesday morning, Smith remained in the Atchison County Jail held on a $5,000 bond amount.

Smith heard the charged announced during the criminal docket Monday afternoon in Atchison

County District Court. John Kurth, an Atchison-based attorney, was court-appointed to serve as defense counsel for Smith.

Police say more than $1,000 worth of damages was inflicted on some articles at a residence in the 500 block of North Sixth Street.

Authorities from Atchison Police Department responded about 5:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and investigated the report of a domestic disturbance, said Police Chief Mike Wilson. Multiple items were damaged from spray paint and glue injected into door locks as well as a broken truck window. In addition to the truck, a motorcycle, television, clothing and some appliances compiled the list of damaged goods.

Police arrested Smith and then transported her to the county jail.

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