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The Bicycle Man delivers bicycles for children in need this Christmas

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - If you have never met Mr. Leon McClung, AKA the Bicycle Man, you are definitely missing out on one extraordinary man. 

During the year, Mr. McClung gathers used bicycles and works on them until they are in good working condition and look good as new.  He does all this hard work to turn around and give them to children that may not have anything under the tree for Christmas. 

Mr. McClung attaches a note to each bicycle encouraging the rider to always be looking to God for guidance.  Mr. McClung not only donates bicycles to our county but to several other counties as well. 

If you have a child or know a child who is in need of a very special gift this year, please come to our office Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm, to pick out one that suits your needs.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Mr. McClung puts so much love into fixing these bicycles in hopes that the child will always look toward God wherever the road leads them.  He has made this his mission and has brought so much happiness and pure joy to so many faces"

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Release

Valley Head woman charged with contributing to minors

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - After an investigation from DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Investigations Unit, DeKalb County Drug Task Force and ASSE - World Heritage (a foreign exchange student company), two foreign exchange students were removed from Catherine C Findley's (52 of Valley Head) home on November 2nd, 2022.  Findley was arrested on Thursday November 17th, and charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor (x2), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Catherine C Findley's (52 of Valley Head)

This investigation is ongoing with more charges pending.

Both students are safe and have been moved out of state to continue with the program.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I am so thankful this situation had a good ending. I pray that both students can put this behind them and continue with the program.

We would like to thank the DCSO Investigations and Interdiction Unit, DTF and ASSE - World Heritage for protecting these students and working diligently until the students were safe, as things should be."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

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Scam going around targeting the elderly

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - We have had a lot of calls lately about scams targeting the elderly.  What the scammers do is send a message thru Facebook, Facebook messenger or e-mail, but it will appear to be from one of your friends.  The friends accounts have been hacked and the victim's receive messages that they have won money but have to pay the taxes on the winning amount.  We have multiple victim's send payment for alleged taxes to fraudulent overseas accounts.  Please talk to your family members and make them aware that this is a scam and any taxes owed would be paid directly to the I.R.S.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "An honest organization will not call, text or e-mail asking for any kind of personal information.  If you get an e-mail or a text asking you to click on a link and you think it is legit, please call that company (from a phone number you look up, not one they provide to you) BEFORE you clink on anything."

"Please talk to your loved ones and encourage them to never give out any kind of personal information unless they know exactly who they are talking with."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

Motorcycle and guns recovered during the month of October

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -During the month of October, over 3,000 grams of methamphetamine, over 3,000 grams of marijuana were confiscated. Fentanyl, cocaine, suboxone, several firearms, drug paraphernalia, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency were also seized.  A motorcycle and one of the firearms had previously been reported stolen.  Thank you to, the DeKalb County Deputies, Narcotics Agents, Investigators and Henagar, Rainsville, Crossville, Collinsville, Sylvania, Geraldine and Fort Payne PDs for all of their assistance, not only during the last month, but over the last year. 

On Saturday, October 1st, DeKalb County Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit on Hwy 75.  Deputies were able to get the driver to pull over.  The driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Christopher Daniel Jones (33 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Attempt to Elude. 

Christopher Daniel Jones (33 of Rainsville)

Again, on Saturday, while patrolling on County Road 480 in Kilpatrick, DeKalb County Deputies spotted Jonathon David Owens (48 of Boaz) walking along the side of the road.  Deputies knew Owens had active warrants with our Agency, as they pulled over to speak with Owens, he took off running.  Owens was soon caught and taken into custody.  Owens was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Attempt to Elude, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Disorderly Conduct.

Jonathon David Owens (48 of Boaz)

On Thursday, October 6th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents assisted Henagar PD and DeKalb County Deputies conduct a search warrant on Tinker Road.  During the search, over 6lbs of methamphetamine was found.  Rory Bentley Shankles (62 of Henagar) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Brenda Annette Scott (54 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Rory Bentley Shankles (62 of Henagar) Brenda Annette Scott (54 of Henagar)

On Friday, October 7th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with DeKalb County Deputies and Rainsville PD, conducted a search warrant at the Super 8 Motel in Rainsville finding approximately 5 ounces of methamphetamine.  Anthony Glenn Hilley (59 of Pisgah) and Christy Nicole Jennings (37 of Ider) were both charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Anthony Glenn Hilley (59 of Pisgah) Christy Nicole Jennings (37 of Ider)

On Wednesday, October 12th, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on Union Grove Road detecting the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle.  After a search of the vehicle, marijuana and methamphetamine were found.  Danny Lawayne Graves (58 of Collinsville) resisted arrest,but was soon taken into custody.  Graves was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Resisting Arrest.

Danny Lawayne Graves (58 of Collinsville)

On Thursday, October 13th, DeKalb County Deputies and Narcotic Agents conducted a search warrant at a residence on County Road 381, finding over 3lbs of marijuana, as well as, THC Dab, THC Vape pens, drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of US currency.  Justin David Young (27 of Boaz) and Cynthia Etherton Eldridge (59 of Boaz) were both charged with Trafficking in any illegal Drug (x2), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Justin David Young (27 of Boaz) Cynthia Etherton Eldridge (59 of Boaz)

On Thursday, October 13th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Criminal Investigators conducted a search warrant at a residence on Road 1992.  Methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills and a firearm that had been reported stolen out of Albertville, were found during the search.  Dennis Lashane Gilreath (46 of Geraldine) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (x2).  Connie Jo Horton (38 of Geraldine) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 5 warrants for Failure to Appear.

Dennis Lashane Gilreath (46 of Geraldine) Connie Jo Horton (38 of Geraldine)

On Sunday, October 16th, Collinsville PD conducted a traffic stop on Valley Ave, finding the driver to be in possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  David Britton Kyle Burns (29 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

David Britton Kyle Burns (29 of Collinsville)

On Monday, October 17th, Henagar PD conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 40 finding the driver to be in possession of Oxycodone, which he had no prescription for, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and open container.  Brandon Marteze Bone (35 of Atlanta Ga) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Open Container-Alcohol in a Vehicle.

Brandon Marteze Bone (35 of Atlanta Ga)

On Wednesday, October 19th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Sylvania PD, conducted a search warrant on 2nd Street in Sylvania finding methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Jeffery Elbert Townsel (60 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Jeffery Elbert Townsel (60 of Sylvania)

Again, on Wednesday, DeKalb County Deputies responded to a call of trespassing on Industrial Drive in Henagar.  Upon arriving, Deputies made contact with Toby Lynn Hudgins (49 of Rainsville), finding him to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Hudgins was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Break/Enter Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Theft of Property 1st, Criminal Trespass 2nd and 4 warrants for Failure to Appear. 

Toby Lynn Hudgins (49 of Rainsville)

On Friday, October 21st, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Criminal Investigators, conducted a search warrant on County Road 255.  During the search, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, guns and a motorcycle that had been reported stolen were found.   Myron Joseph Battise (22 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Receiving Stolen Property 1st. 

Myron Joseph Battise (22 of Fort Payne)

On Saturday, October 22nd, DeKalb County Deputies went to a residence on County Road 3 following up on an investigation.  While there, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the residence.  Crystal Michelle Baugh (39 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Baugh was also found to have active warrants with Marshall County. 

Crystal Michelle Baugh (39 of Crossville)

On Sunday, October 23rd, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on HWY 68 finding methamphetamine, controlled medication and suboxone strips in the vehicle.  Danny Ray Peacock (50 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x3) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Caleb Grayson Tann Carman (30 of Boaz) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Danny Ray Peacock (50 of Crossville) Caleb Grayson Tann Carman (30 of Boaz)

On Monday, October 24th, DeKalb County Deputies went to a residence on County Road 169 in Higdon looking for a subject they had a warrant on.  Fredrick Leon Jenkins Jr (46 of Higdon) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a child. 

Fredrick Leon Jenkins Jr (46 of Higdon)

On Monday, October 24th, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 and County Road 24 finding the driver to have active warrants with an outside agency.  Joseph Lee Hulsey (48 of Piedmont) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

Joseph Lee Hulsey (48 of Piedmont)

On Tuesday, October 25th, DeKalb County Deputies, along with Crossville PD and Geraldine PD conducted a traffic stop at the Marshall County Line.  During the search, 14 grams of methamphetamine was found.  Truman Wayne McCoy Jr (34 of Asbury) and Allen Irvin Lemaster (43 of Albertville) were both charged with Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Truman Wayne McCoy Jr (34 of Asbury) Allen Irvin Lemaster (43 of Albertville)

On Wednesday, October 26th, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 finding the driver to be in possession of prescription medication that the driver did not have a prescription for.  Maria Caridad Marrero (48 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.   

Maria Caridad Marrero (48 of Crossville)

Again, on Wednesday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Deputies and Fort Payne PD conducted a search warrant at a residence on Steele Ave SW in Fort Payne.  During the search, a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy, hydrocodone, fentanyl, cocaine and a liquid methamphetamine conversion lab was found in the residence.  An undisclosed amount of US currency, several firearms, edibles and drug paraphernalia were also found within the residence. Dylan Austin Stephens (23 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x7), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug paraphernalia, Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st and 3 warrants for Failure to Appear.  Deana Marie Betz (29 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x6), Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st.  DHR was also called to the scene due to a child being in the home.

Dylan Austin Stephens (23 of Fort Payne) Deana Marie Betz (29 of fort Payne)

Also, on Wednesday, Henagar PD received a call that a man in McDonald's parking lot was acting suspicious as if he were possibly impaired.  When Officers arrived and tried making contact, the subject took off, leading officers on a pursuit.  DeKalb County Deputies and Fort Payne PD were contacted and asked to assist with getting the subject stopped.  The driver led officers down Hwy 117 into Hammondville then onto I-59 where the chase came to an end.  During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine, kratom, drug paraphernalia, open container of alcohol, several firearms with no serial numbers and an undisclosed amount of US currency was seized from the vehicle.  Tyler Hamilton Newsome (39 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Elude and Altering a Firearm and Possession of. 

Tyler Hamilton Newsome (39 of Sylvania)

On Thursday, October 27th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a search warrant at a residence on County Road 1931 in Crossville finding a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled narcotics and firearms.  When Agents arrived, one subject ran out of the house into the woods in an attempt to hide evidence.  Lonnie Ray Clark (48 of Crossville) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Elude, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.  Barbara Inez Blackwell (45 of Crossville) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lonnie Ray Clark (48 of Crossville) Barbara Inez Blackwell (45 of Crossville)
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Valley Head Man Arrested on 106 Counts of Child Porn

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - The DeKalb County Investigations Division has recently been investigating a case regarding apparent child pornography.  An investigator, who is also assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an individual residing in DeKalb County had been involved in sharing and downloading child pornography via a social media platform.

The subject, identified as Dustin Blake Burt (27 of Valley Head), was questioned and was found to be in possession of numerous illegal images and videos containing child pornography.  Burt was charged with 77 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and 29 counts of Dissemination of Child Pornography.

Dustin Blake Burt (27 of Valley Head)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is committed to working closely with the NCMEC and ICAC to help eradicate child pornography.  No matter how much I brag on all of these guys and girls on the job they do, it will never be enough."    

"Every child is a gift from God, and all deserve unconditional love and protection. Our children are the innocent victims and will be affected by this for the rest of their lives.   They deserve carefree days full or love, laughter and new adventures, not the pain crimes like this will bring." 

"Any crime of this nature will not be tolerated."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Update on missing persons

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

 

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - UPDATE on Missing Person Makenna Joy Purvis. As of 10/22/2022 Makenna is still missing.  Makenna's family and friends are very worried about her.  They ask that if Makenna sees this message, please come home or at least call someone to just let them know you are ok.

Today, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Investigators and Deputies met with Fisher Rescue Team, Valley Head PD, Mentone PD, DeKalb County EMA and local Fire Departments at 8am and searched the wooded area where Makenna was last seen.  There was no sign of Makenna in the area.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Fisher Rescue and their team for spending 8+ hours of your Saturday to help search for Makenna.  The team had members from Athens Al, Murfreesboro Tn and all-over North Alabama.  Two canine search teams searched as well.

The Sheriff's Office would like to let Makenna know she is not in any trouble at all.  We only want to see Makenna back safe with the family and friends that love her so dearly.  If you know where Makenna might be or have seen her, please call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845-3801 or the Investigation Office at 256-845-8562.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "If anyone has any information on Makenna's whereabouts, please contact us.  To have a child go missing is a parent's worst nightmare."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ider Woman Arrested on charges of Rape and Sexual Abuse

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Kristen Rice Perry (30 of Ider) was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center on Monday, October 17th, after an investigation by DeKalb County Criminal Investigations Unit along with Jackson County DHR. 

Kristen Rice Perry (30 of Ider)

Perry was charged with Rape 2nd and Sexual Abuse 1st.  Bond was set at $45,000.00. 

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I would like to thank our Investigators and Jackson County DHR for all their hard work and sleepless nights to get individuals like this off our streets.  Predators of this nature belong behind bars, and we will do everything in our power to put them there."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

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Several arrested on drug related charges in the month of September

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

 

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - In the month of September, several were arrested on drug related charges.  Thank you to Henagar, Crossville, Valley Head and Mentone Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, K-9 Unit, Narcotics Unit and Investigations Unit for always being there. 

On Thursday, September 1st, Narcotics Agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop in Mentone, near Tutwiler Gap.  The driver refused to stop, initiating a short pursuit.  Hayward Jess Barker (27 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Attempt to Elude.  

Hayward Jess Barker (27 of Fort Payne)

On Saturday, September 3rd, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 817.  Deputies found that the driver had outstanding warrants through our Agency.  Maya Panessa Geick (24 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 1 warrant for Failure to Appear. 

Maya Panessa Geick (24 of Henagar)

Also on Saturday, September 3rd, Deputies responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle near a residence on Al Hwy 68 in Kilpatrick.  During a search of the vehicle, suboxone strips and drug paraphernalia were found.  Susan Lowery McClendon (62 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Susan Lowery McClendon (62 of Albertville)

On Monday, September 5th, Henagar Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Liberty Road in Henagar.  During the stop, it was found that the driver had active warrants with DeKalb County.  Officers found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  Serenity Faith Whiddon (28 of Flat Rock) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Elude Police and 2 warrants for Failure to Appear.

Serenity Faith Whiddon (28 of Flat Rock)

On Wednesday, September 7th, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 168 and County Road 479 in the Kilpatrick area.  Deputies found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a firearm in the vehicle.  Victor Cordoba (40 of Huntsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Pistol Concealed w/o permit.

Victor Cordoba (40 of Huntsville)

On Friday, September 9th, DeKalb County Deputies, along with Crossville PD went to a residence on Hwy 68 in Crossville after receiving several complaints of drug activity.  During a search, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the residence.  Danny Ray Peacock (50 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Caleb Grayson Tann Carman (30 of Boaz) and Jeffrey Dewayne White (53 of Crossville) were charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Danny Ray Peacock (50 of Crossville) Caleb Grayson Tann Carman (30 of Boaz) Jeffrey Dewayne White (53 of Crossville)

On Saturday, September 10th, Valley Head PD, along with Mentone PD and DeKalb County Deputies, responded to the Dollar General on Hwy 117 and 4th Ave in Valley Head after receiving a call of a suspicious male.  After locating the subject, he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills and drug paraphernalia.  James David Goodwin, (40 of Covington, Ga) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Probation Violation and 5 warrants for Failure to Appear.

James David Goodwin, (40 of Covington, Ga)

On Friday, September 16th, Narcotics Agents with the help of a K9 Unit with DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, conducted a traffic stop on County Road 52, finding marijuana, controlled pills and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  Robert Banther (39 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Robert Banther (39 of Fort Payne)

On Sunday, September 18th, Henagar PD conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 40, finding the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills and drug paraphernalia.  Shawn Douglas Brown (25 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Shawn Douglas Brown (25 of Rainsville)

On Wednesday, September 28th, DeKalb County Narcotics Unit conducted a search warrant at a residence on Hwy 75 in Henagar finding methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills and drug paraphernalia.  Cheryl Denise Rhodes (45 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Cheryl Denise Rhodes (45 of Henagar)

Again, on Wednesday, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a search warrant at a residence on Road 9046.  Upon arrival, Deputies located Omar Antonio Arevalo (27 of Crossville) who was wanted out of Marshall County.  After a search, Arevalo was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Arevalo was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Probation Violation.

Omar Antonio Arevalo (27 of Crossville)

On Friday, September 30th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with DeKalb County Investigations Unit, went to an address on County Road 138 in the Henagar area.  Stolen property was recovered, as well as, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia being found.  Shannon Denise Coley (45 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st.  Ryan Keith Shirley (43 of Rossville, Ga) was charged with Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  This investigation is ongoing and more charges could be pending.

Shannon Denise Coley (45 of Henagar) Ryan Keith Shirley (43 of Rossville, Ga)

 

 

 

 

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Over 6 lbs. of Methamphetamine Seized

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - On October 5, 2022, Narcotics Agents with DeKalb County Narcotics Unit along with Dekalb County Sheriff's Office, Henagar Police Department, Rainsville Police Department, ALEA Region F Task Force and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office conducted 3 search warrants which led to over 6 lbs. of methamphetamine being seized.

Narcotics Agents and Henagar Police Officers went to a residence on Tinker Drive in Henagar after receiving information about drug activity.  During the search of the residence, approximately 5 lbs. of methamphetamine was discovered and seized as well as Ecstasy and drug paraphernalia. 

Rory Bentley Shankles (62 of Henagar) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Brenda Annette Scott (54 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Rory Bentley Shankles (62 of Henagar) Brenda Annette Scott (54 of Henagar)

Narcotics Agents, along with Jackson County Narcotics Unit and Jackson County Sheriff's Office went to a residence in Jackson County looking for a subject.  Agents, along with DeKalb County Deputies and Rainsville Police Department also went to a motel in Rainsville after receiving information that the subject they were looking for in Jackson County had been staying there.  After a search of the room, over 5 ounces of methamphetamine, controlled pills and drug paraphernalia were confiscated.

Anthony Glenn Hilley (59 of Pisgah) and Christy Nicole Jennings (37 of Ider) were charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.

Anthony Glenn Hilley (59 of Pisgah) Christy Nicole Jennings (37 of Ider)

 

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "This is absolutely a HUGE win in our fight in the war against drugs that we battle every day!  When you mention pounds and drugs together, that is definitely a big supplier in poisoning many people and our youth.  I feel like today, we have cut the head off of a BIG SNAKE that has been sinking its fangs in to our county."

"This is once again phenomenal work by our Drug Task Force, Patrol and surrounding agencies.  It is amazing what can be accomplished when we work together and focus on the main goal, PROTECTING YOU!!!"

"Huge thanks to Henagar PD, Chief Smith and his team are always willing to help and prove it over and over.  Thanks to Rainsville PD and Jackson County SO for their assistance." 

"I truly believe a difference is being made everyday and if you seen the drive and concern displayed by these men and women who wear the badge, you would in no doubt realize WE DO have the BEST fighting for you!"

"Let's band together and keep pressing forward!"

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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