Thursday, March 15, 2012

WANTED: Bernard Anthony Smith

Bernard Smith
UPDATE:  3/21/12:  Smith was arrested by VCAT this morning in an apartment off Griers Grove Rd.
Bernard Anthony Smith is wanted by the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) on outstanding warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and interfering with an electronic monitoring device.

Smith has been on CMPD Electronic Monitoring since he posted a $91,000 bond November 1, 2011 and was released from jail. Smith appeared in superior court today to accept a guilty plea. Smith left the courthouse before his hearing started and cut off his electronic monitor on Harri Ann Drive in the Independence Division.  Smith has an extensive criminal history including several arrests for robbery, drugs, felony firearm, and assaults charges.

Smith is the sixth offender to cut off his court ordered monitor in 2012. All of the previous offenders have been re-arrested. CMPD currently has 390 offenders on court ordered electronic monitoring. Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts should immediately contact the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) at (704) 336-VACT or call 911.