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Saturation in South End of County Leads to 17 Arrested

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

 

FORT PAYNE, Ala. On Wednesday, April 21st, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies, Investigators, Narcotics and Interdiction Unit as well as Crossville Police Department conducted a saturation patrol across the South end of the county, with Kilpatrick being our primary focus.  There were 17 total arrests made.  Three of those arrests were for outstanding warrants with outside agencies.  Saturation patrols can help lower crime rate, influence driving behavior to reduce traffic accidents and often times helps in the apprehension of individuals that have outstanding warrants.

Justin Lee Belefant (30 of Crossville)

Domestic Violence 2nd

Dustin Patrick Bennett (25 of Albertville)

Warrant for Failure to Appear (x4)

Matthew Rosse Bozarth (37 of Boaz)

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance 

Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Patricia Ann Brown (37 of Attalla)

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x3)

Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Krystle Croft (35 of Dawson)

Contributing to Delinquency - Truancy

Brian Keith Harrell (42 of Boaz)

Attempt to Elude Police

Warrant for Failure to Appear

Hunter Blake Hughes (21 of Albertville)

Domestic Violence 3rd

Timothy Michael Kerr (25 of Boaz) 

Resisting Arrest

Obstructing Government Operations

Warrant for Failure to Appear (x2)

William F Leopold (24 of Albertville)

Warrant for Failure to Appear

Franklin David McDowell (39 of Albertville)

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x3)

Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (X2)

Tampering With Physical Evidence

Brandi Marie Moody (38 of Boaz)

Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance

Linda Loyd Ramsey (50 of Sand Rock)

Warrant for Failure to Appear (x2)

Wesley Duane Smith (36 of Menlo, GA)

Warrant for Failure to Appear

John Bradley Horton (36 of Boaz)

Warrant for Failure to Appear

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Another job well done by our guys and girls and the other agencies that helped. I am proud of all the dedicated, selfless law enforcement we have working in this county to keep our citizens safe."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

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25 Arrested on Drug Charges During First Two Weeks of April

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. The first two weeks of April have proved to be busy for local law enforcement.

On Thursday, April 1st, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance/welfare check on County Road 138 in Henagar.  When deputies entered the residence, they noticed drug paraphernalia throughout the house.  Ethan Edward Phillips (28 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

Ethan Edward Phillips (28 of Henagar)

Also, on Thursday, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conduced a traffic stop on County Road 146 near the Shiloh Community resulting in finding methamphetamine and a controlled substance in the vehicle.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist with this stop.  Adam Heath Chapman (39 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Adam Heath Chapman (39 of Rainsville)

On Saturday, April 3rd, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a "be on the lookout" when they noticed the vehicle that had been lost during a pursuit in Madison County.  The vehicle was on Al Hwy 40 near Henagar, going toward I-59 in Hammondville, when it was spotted and the pursuit picked back up.  The driver then lost control of the vehicle and wrecked.  Deputies and Narcotics Agents arrived on scene finding drug paraphernalia.  Jeremy Raemon Bush (31 of Eight Mile, AL) was arrested and booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center where they found him to be in possession of illegal contraband.   Bush was charged with Attempt to Elude Police, Reckless Endangerment, Promote Prison Contraband 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

Jeremy Raemon Bush (31 of Eight Mile, AL)

On Sunday, April 4th, a vehicle pursuit started when Ider Police Officers attempted a traffic stop.  The suspect was later apprehended on Al Hwy 35 in Powell.  Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  Heather Leann Guinn (32 of Henagar) was charged with Escape 3rd, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempt to Elude Police (x2), Reckless Endangerment and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

Heather Leann Guinn (32 of Henagar)

On Monday, April 5th, Sylvania Police Officers were responding to a call from a local business.  While there, officers found Tanya Marice Huttman (51 of Flat Rock) to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Huttman was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

Tanya Marice Huttman (51 of Flat Rock)

On Tuesday, April 6th, Narcotics Agents attempted to stop a vehicle with no tag on County Road 159 and County Road 784 near the Cartersville area.  Attempting to flee, the driver accelerated but eventually stopped and was taken into custody.  Carlton Coolidge Welden (44 of Ider) was charged with Attempt to Elude Police and Reckless Endangerment.

Carlton Coolidge Welden (44 of Ider)

Also on Tuesday, after receiving complaints of drug activity, Narcotics Agents along with Sylvania Police Officers responded to an apartment complex on Lakesite Drive in Sylvania.  While in the residence, agents found synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia, leading to the arrest of William Thomas Deering (45 of Sylvania).  Deering was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Illegal Possession of Prescription Pills and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

William Thomas Deering (45 of Sylvania)

On the same day, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 6 near Collinsville where methamphetamine was discovered in the vehicle.  Narcotics agents responded and Tonya Ann Seale (46 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Tonya Ann Seale (46 of Collinsville)

Later that day, Narcotics Agents accompanied Sylvania Police Officers to a residence on County Road 233 near Sylvania where multiple complaints have been made about drug activity.  While at the residence, Agents discovered Gregory Thomas Benson (41 of Henagar) to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Benson was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Gregory Thomas Benson (41 of Henagar)

Again, on Tuesday, Narcotics Agents noticed a vehicle driving recklessly at a high rate of speed in the Powell area on Pendergrass Street.  As agents tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped up in an attempt to flee.  The driver later pulled over on Hudgins Street and was taken into custody.  Methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.  Joshua Nathan Loudermilk (30 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempt to Elude Police and Reckless Endangerment.  DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Rainsville Police Department and Fyffe Police Department assisted.

Joshua Nathan Loudermilk (30 of Fort Payne)

On Wednesday, April 7th, DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in Fort Payne finding methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  Colin Roberts (35 of Cedar Bluff) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

Colin Roberts (35 of Cedar Bluff)

Also, on Wednesday, Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop on County Road 102 and 47 between Sylvania and Powell.  Detecting a strong odor coming from the vehicle, agents found the driver to be in possession of marijuana.  Lisa Ann Crisp (43 of Dutton) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Lisa Ann Crisp (43 of Dutton)

Also, on Wednesday, Ider Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 75.  During the stop, methamphetamine was located in the vehicle.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist with the arrest of Jeremy Joel Benson (47 of Fort Payne).  Benson was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance. 

Jeremy Joel Benson (47 of Fort Payne)

On the same day, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 155 near Shiloh Community.  During the stop, methamphetamine was located and deputies also identified the driver as having outstanding warrants with Ider Police Department.  Narcotics Agents responded to assist.  Sheena Elaine Haggard (24 of Higdon) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Sheena Elaine Haggard (24 of Higdon)

On Thursday, April 8th, Ider Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 75 and County Road 748 in Ider.  The driver of the vehicle initially gave a false name to the officer.  Once the correct identity was gained, it was found the driver had outstanding warrants.  David Beau Brown (26 of Rainsville) was charged with Use False ID to Obstruct Justice and Criminal Littering. 

David Beau Brown (26 of Rainsville)

On Friday, April 9th, Narcotics Agents were following up on complaints about drug activity at a residence on County Road 680 in Sylvania.  During the search, agents found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Gabriel Busby (47 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance. 

Gabriel Busby (47 of Sylvania)

On Saturday, April 10th, Crossville Police Officers conducted a traffic stop near Gorge Street.  During the stop, it was found that the driver, Bradley Todd Brothers (48 of Crossville) had an outstanding warrant.  When the passenger, Janice Marie Phillips (34 of Crossville) exited the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was spotted.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.  Brothers and Phillips were charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Bradley Todd Brothers (48 of Crossville) Janice Marie Phillips (34 of Crossville)

On the same day, Fyffe Police Officers received a call of a female exhibiting strange behavior at Jack's Restaurant.  While the officer was interacting with the female, he found her to be in possession of methamphetamine and prescription medication.  Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.  Dakota McGowan (47 of Fyffe) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession of Prescription Pills.

Dakota McGowan (47 of Fyffe)

On Sunday, April 11th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 35 in the Powell area.  During the stop, it was found that the driver of the vehicle had outstanding warrants with Henagar Police Department.  During a search, MaCalien Raee Whitaker (30 Fyffe) was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.   Whitaker was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

MaCalien Raee Whitaker (30 Fyffe)

Also, on Sunday, Francisco Felix Morales (33 of Collinsville) was charged with Criminal Trespass 3rd, Public Intoxication, Promote Prison Contraband 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies received a call of someone in a mobile home park, in the Kilpatrick area, that was harassing residents.  When Deputies arrived, they found Morales to be intoxicated.  Once he was brought in to the DeKalb County Detention Center, he was found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

Francisco Felix Morales (33 of Collinsville)

On Tuesday, April 13th, Ider Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 75 in Ider.  During the stop marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was found within the vehicle.  Crystal Lynn Whitaker (39 of Flat Rock) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st.  Narcotics Agents were called to assist.

Crystal Lynn Whitaker (39 of Flat Rock)

Also, on Tuesday, Interdiction Agents conducted a traffic stop near County Road 58 in Geraldine finding the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Kevin Todd Parker (36 of Grove Oak) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Kevin Todd Parker (36 of Grove Oak)

Again, on Tuesday, Narcotics Agents received a tip that Chance Dewayne Reed (43 of Lindale, GA) was in possession of methamphetamine headed from Georgia to the Fort Payne area to sell the drug.  When Reed arrived to make the sale, he was arrested instead.  Approximately 8.5 grams of methamphetamine was confiscated.  Reed was charged with Attempt to Commit Cont Sub Crime and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Chance Dewayne Reed (43 of Lindale, GA)

On Wednesday, April 14th, DeKalb County Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on County Road 546 in Kilpatrick.  The driver of the vehicle accelerated, trying to flee.  The subject eventually stopped and was taken into custody.  Methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found within the vehicle.  Gary Wayne Smith (54 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Attempt to Elude Police and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.

 

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I can't say enough how proud I am of our Law Enforcement in DeKalb County.  It is important that we work together to keep this poison off of our streets and out of the hands of our children, and I think we prove that every day with the number of arrests we make.  I also want to thank the public for all of the tips you provide because without you, some of these arrests wouldn't have been possible."

 

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

                                 

Shooting in Mt Vernon Area

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and the 9th Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting that happened on County Road 232 in the Mt. Vernon Community.  The shooting occurred on Saturday, April 17th, just before 9pm.  Gabriel Isaac Brown, age 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

We would like to thank the Fort Payne Police Department for all of their assistance with this tragic situation. 

 

Rainsville Man Struck by Train

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, AL. On Saturday, April 17th, just before 2pm, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office received a call from an employee with Norfolk Southern Railway of a pedestrian being struck by the train.  DeKalb County Deputies, along with Collinsville Police Officers and Collinsville Fire Department responded to the scene.  The incident occurred in the Collinsville area of County Road 530.  Pronounced dead at the scene was Mark Dudley Hixon, age 53 of Rainsville, Al.  This investigation is ongoing at this time.

 

 

Henagar Man Arrested After Brief Stand-Off

After a brief stand-off, a Henagar man was taken into custody.

On Tuesday, April 13th, the DeKalb County's Special Response Team, Investigators with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, officers with Henagar Police Department and agents with the FBI executed a search warrant on Hulsey Road in Henagar following allegations of kidnapping, domestic violence and theft.  When Law Enforcement arrived on scene, the subject barricaded himself inside the residence.  After a brief stand-off, Alton Scott Durham (43 of Henagar) was charged with Domestic Violence 3rd (x2), Kidnapping 2nd and Theft of Property 2nd.

Alton Scott Durham (43 of Henagar)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I am thankful for the working relationship between the DCSO and our local Law Enforcement Agencies.  Everyone showed a professional cooperation in taking this subject into custody.  Our ultimate goal in Law Enforcement, is to make sure everyone stays safe in every situation and this was the best possible outcome of what was a terrible incident. 

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

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Burglary and Vehicle Theft leads to Chase

A call into the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office about a burglary and vehicle theft, leads law enforcement, as well as some good citizens, on a chase.

On Friday, April 9th, Dylan Robert Cooper (30 of Crossville) was charged with Theft of Property 1st, Theft of Property 2nd (x2) and Burglary 3rd.  DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies received a call of a burglary and theft of vehicle in the Pine Ridge area.  The business owner advised that the stolen vehicle was on County Road 104 due to a tracking device on the vehicle.  When deputies arrived on scene, the vehicle in question was leaving.  Deputies attempted pulling the suspect over, which led to a pursuit through Crossville, Geraldine and Grove Oak communities.  The vehicle turned into High Falls State Park, where it became disabled leading Cooper to exit the vehicle and run.  Thanks to some very observant and helpful citizens on County Road 360 in Crossville, Cooper was apprehended.  Geraldine PD and Crossville PD assisted with this case.

Dylan Robert Cooper (30 of Crossville)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Without the help of the good citizens on County Road 360, this suspect may have gotten away with this crime.  I want to thank you all for your help!  I also want to thank the Geraldine PD and Crossville PD for all of their help!  Working together as a family, as well as a team, makes our job a little easier."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

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Employee of Local Water Board Arrested

On Monday, April 5th, Jessica Kay Hosch (33 of Rainsville) was charged with Fraudulent Use Credit/Debit Card (x3) and Identity Theft (x3).  Hosch was an employee of the DeKalb Jackson Water District, located in Ider, Al.  She would obtain the credit or debit card numbers when customers would pay their bill and then use to make online purchases.  During the investigation, we have found two victims of her crime that live in DeKalb County.

Jessica Kay Hosch (33 of Rainsville)

This investigation is ongoing as more charges are possible.  We are asking all customers of the DeKalb Jackson Water District to check their bank statements and if you find any fraudulent charges, please call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845-3801.

We would like to thank the DeKalb Jackson Water District for all of their help throughout this investigation.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I just want to thank our Investigations Unit for the great job they did on this investigation.  Working these types of crimes are extremely difficult for our investigators due to the difficulty in obtaining evidence.  We very much appreciate the cooperation of the DeKalb Jackson Water District during this investigation.   We have an amazing team that work day and night to catch thieves like this."

"Always keep a check on your bank statements and if you notice anything out of the ordinary, please contact your financial institution immediately.  And, as always, call us if you need us."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

 

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Two Meth Labs Dismantled Over the Last 3 Weeks

Local law enforcement across the county have been busy over the last three weeks with 23 being arrested on drug related charges.  During just one arrest, law enforcement discovered two meth labs, confiscated two firearms, along with 33 grams of methamphetamine, items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.    

On Tuesday, March 9th, DeKalb County Narcotics and Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop in the North bound lane of I-59 in Fort Payne.  During the stop, the K-9 unit was deployed and alerted agents to Xanax, THC wax and drug paraphernalia.  Mattie Lynne Sanchez (21 of Tampa, Fl) and Bobby Ray McMurtry (23 of Tampa, Fl) were charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mattie Lynne Sanchez (21 of Tampa, Fl) Bobby Ray McMurtry (23 of Tampa, Fl)

Also, on March 9th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents observed Melford Charles Bowers (23 of Centre) actively smoking synthetic marijuana outside a residence on Gregory Ave in Collinsville.  While taking Bowers into custody, he attempted to destroy the evidence and fight off deputies.  Bowers was charged with Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Melford Charles Bowers (23 of Centre)

On Thursday, March 11th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were following up on several complaints of drug activity at apartments on Godfrey Ave in Fort Payne.  While there, agents made contact with Willard Pierre Lowery (27 of Fort Payne) and Laramie Michael McCurdy (20 of Fort Payne).  Both were found to be in possession of approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine, 28 grams of synthetic marijuana and a large sum of US currency.  Lowery was charged with Possession with Intent, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  McCurdy was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Willard Pierre Lowery (27 of Fort Payne) Laramie Michael McCurdy (20 of Fort Payne)

On the same day, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called to the DeKalb County Detention Center after officers found an inmate to be in possession of methamphetamine.  William Boatright (30 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Promote Prison Contraband 2nd. 

William Boatright (30 of Albertville)

On Friday, March 12th, a Collinsville Police Officer made a traffic stop on Al 68 finding the driver of the vehicle to be in possession of methamphetamine.  Preston Devall Kolb (49 of Helena) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.    DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

Preston Devall Kolb (49 of Helena)

On Monday, March 15th, DeKalb County Sheriffs Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 35 near Adamsburg with 5 grams of methamphetamine and some controlled pills being found in the vehicle.  Kayla Renee Hall (33 of Fort Payne) and Tanda Sue Northrup (34 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.

Kayla Renee Hall (33 of Fort Payne) Tanda Sue Northrup (34 of Fort Payne)

Also, on Monday, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies were called to perform a welfare check at a residence on County Road 179 in Kilpatrick.  While speaking to a male subject, deputies could smell an odor coming from the house.  Narcotics Agents were called in to assist with a search of the residence.  Almost a pound of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia was found during the search.  Joseph Steven Vargas-Gonzales (34 of Albertville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Joseph Steven Vargas-Gonzales (34 of Albertville)

On Wednesday, March 17th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called in to assist Sylvania Police Officers with a complaint they had received on Blue Pond Blvd In Sylvania.  Michael Levon Whitton (62 of Sylvania) was charged with Public Intoxication, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd. 

Michael Levon Whitton (62 of Sylvania)

On Saturday, March 20th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Us Hwy 11 and Al 68 in Collinsville.  Craig Jerome Maddox (20 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  During the stop, Maddox was found to have outstanding warrants from other agencies, as well as being in possession of approximately 2 ounces of synthetic marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

Craig Jerome Maddox (20 of Collinsville)

On Sunday, March 21st, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a trespassing call at a residence on County Road 446.  Upon arriving, deputies found William James Ingle (29 of Rainsville) inside the residence hiding in a closet.  Ingle was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Trespassing 1st. 

William James Ingle (29 of Rainsville)

On the same day, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Shadow Ridge Lane in Geraldine.  Jacob Matthew Scott (26 of Dawson) was charged with Distribution of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.  During the stop, Scott was found to have outstanding warrants with DCSO and found to be in possession of approximately 11 grams of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. 

Jacob Matthew Scott (26 of Dawson)

On Tuesday, March 23rd, after receiving numerous complaints of drug activity, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents stopped a vehicle leaving a residence on County Road 121 in the Blake Community.  Agents found the occupants of the vehicle to be in possession of heroin and marijuana.  Jody Daniel Phillips (45 of Fort Payne) and Kyla Marie Dabbs (30 of Fort Payne) were arrested.  Agents discovered 2 meth labs, approximately 33 grams of methamphetamine, items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, 2 firearms and drug paraphernalia.  Phillips was charged with Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st, Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Manufacturing Drug Paraphernalia, and Carrying Pistol Unlawfully.  Dabbs was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  This case is still under investigation and more charges are possible.

Jody Daniel Phillips (45 of Fort Payne) Kyla Marie Dabbs (30 of Fort Payne)

On Wednesday, March 24th, DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 40 in Henagar.  Rainsville K-9 unit was called to the scene where K-9unit deputy alerted to methamphetamine.  Narcotics Agents were called in to assist.  Mary Guffey Subias (30 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Mary Guffey Subias (30 of Sylvania)

On the same day, Narcotics agents were called in to assist Ider Police officers during a traffic stop.  During the search of the vehicle, marijuana, heroin, and drug paraphernalia was found.  Lillie Nicole Boyd (38 of Whitwel, TN) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd. 

Lillie Nicole Boyd (38 of Whitwel, TN)

Also, on Wednesday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents were called to assist Geraldine Police Officers on a traffic stop on Hwy 75 and County Road 18 in the Lakeview area.  The driver of the vehicle was found to be in possession of a drug paraphernalia and Za Za Reds.  Dekota Wayne Isaiah Helton (22 of Grant) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Dekota Wayne Isaiah Helton (22 of Grant)

On Monday, March 29th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents executed a search warrant on Williams Ave NE in Fort Payne.  During the search over 2 ounces of synthetic marijuana and 11 grams of methamphetamine was confiscated.  Laramie Michael McCurdy (20 of Fort Payne) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd. Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs.  Willard Pierre Lowery (27 of Fort Payne) was charged with Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs and Persons Forbidden to Possess Pistol.

Laramie Michael McCurdy (20 of Fort Payne) Willard Pierre Lowery (27 of Fort Payne)

Also, on Monday, DeKalb County Narcotics Unit were attempting to conduct a traffic stop in the Powell area, when the driver accelerated and led them on a short pursuit.  The driver eventually pulled over and was identified as Zack Laney.  Agents found there was a Federal warrant for Laney's arrest, who was arrested and taken to the DeKalb County Detention Center and later transferred into Federal custody by US Marshalls.  Powell's Police Officers assisted in this.

On Tuesday, March 30, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a traffic stop at County Road 571 and Barry Street in Powell.  During the stop, the K-9 unit was utilized and alerted agents to methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a handgun that had been reported stolen.  Carlos Flores-Alcides (23 of Fyffe) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Pistol Concealed w/o Permit and Receiving Stolen Property 2nd. 

Carlos Flores-Alcides (23 of Fyffe)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "I want to thank all the Law Enforcement agencies that assisted with these arrests.  I also want to thank the public for all the tips you provide and for the support you give.  To win the fight against drugs, we all must work as one, and our county has definitely proved we can do just that."   

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

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Crossville Man Arrested for Burglary

On Friday, March 19th, Kevin Tyler Johnson (26 of Crossville) was charged with Burglary 3rd (x2) and Theft of Property 4th (x2).  DeKalb County Criminal Investigations Unit, along with Albertville Police Department, identified Johnson after he was caught on surveillance video from a home he had recently burglarized on Al Hwy 75 in Painter.   The home was burglarized twice with some of the stolen items being recovered and returned to the home owner. 

Kevin Tyler Johnson (26 of Crossville)

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Thanks to our Criminal Investigations Unit and to the Albertville Police Department for their vigilance in getting this case solved so quickly.  A home surveillance system is definitely an investment that is worth it.  A working relationship with the law enforcement agencies and the victims is what it's all about!  This case definitely proves just that."  

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

 

 

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Missing Juveniles located Safe

Missing Juveniles Lily Chamlee and Holden Schroeder were located unharmed and safe. Both are back in Alabama as of March 20, 2021, 7:00 pm.

The DCSO would like to thank the U.S. Marshall's Service, the Fort Payne Police Department, Leeds Police Department, Albertville Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Pell City Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in locating them.

We would also like to thank the media and members of the public who took the time to share this story.

Due to the age of both subjects, we will not be able to release any additional information on this case.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said: "Anytime anything occurs involving a child, it's all hands-on-deck at our office. From a crime against a child, or in this case, a missing child! It's hard from the public's standpoint to know just what all goes into a case like this."

"I can't stress enough how many hours are worked to do everything possible to find and secure the safety of children like in this case and every other. My hat is off to the DCSO Investigative Unit for their diligence and truly never giving up. The number of calls made by them to other agencies all across this country requesting assistance and help is astounding, but this is how hard they work every day!" Said Sheriff Welden.

"The entire DCSO family fights this hard every day and it's something to be proud of as a Sheriff. Our family is always here to fight for your family!" He added.

"I also want to express my gratitude to all the agencies that helped with this case. The U.S. Marshall's and law enforcement agencies across Alabama and Georgia stepped up to help. Most importantly, I want to thank God above for his perfect will." said Sheriff Welden.

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.

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