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Ten Individuals Arrested
For Immediate Release May 29, 2015
Ten Individuals Arrested
Sheriff Jimmy Harris report several different arrest made in the last week.
On May 18th Geraldine Police Officers pulled over Joseph Kelly Ashley, 42 of Boaz, for having one headlight. Ashley gave false Identity to the Officer because he had warrants. When the Officer discovered who he was Ashley was arrested. At which time Meth was found on Ashley and the Drug Task Force was called. Ashley was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Obstructing Justice.
On May 22nd Geraldine Police Officers went to the residence of David Eugene Summerford, 40 of Dawson, to serve a warrant. Summerford ran with an ammo can in his possession. When Officers caught Summerford and searched the ammo can they found Marijuana, Xanax Lortabs and Paraphernalia. The Drug Task Force was called and Summerford was arrested. Summerford was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Illegal Possession of Prescription Meds, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attempting to Elude.
An Investigation of a Theft of Property from a construction site in the Dogtown area lead to Heath Allen Dixson, 38 of High Point. Dixson is already in the DeKalb County Detention Center so charges of Theft Property 1st was added.
Corey Lane Mullinax, 24 of Powell was stopped by Deputies. Deputies got consent to search the vehicle. As a result of the search a shotgun with the barrel cut off and the serial number filled off was found. When Deputies searched Mullinax they found Meth and a pipe on his person. Mullinax also had a warrant on him for Burglary. Mullinax was arrested and charged with Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun, Possession of an Altered Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
DeKalb County Investigators arrested Wesley Pennington, 38 and Barbara Bradley, 36 both of Rainsville for Forgery. Pennington was charged with one count of Forgery and Bradley was charged with eight counts of Forgery. This is still an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be added.
On May 25th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a vehicle was stolen on County Road 764 in Ider. The victim in this case seen an unknown subject leave in the vehicle. A family member was contacted by the victim and was advised of what had happened. The family member was able to find the stolen vehicle traveling down County Road 764. The driver of the stolen vehicle pulled in a driveway and ran on foot into the woods. On May 26th Deputies arrested Christopher Allen Bell, 31 of Rainsville for Trespassing. Bell was arrested in the same area where the stolen vehicle was left. Bell also matched the description of the subject that was seen running from the vehicle. After an investigation of the stolen vehicle Bell was also charged with Theft of Property 1st. Bell was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.
On May 26th DeKalb County Investigators went to the residence of Zackary Ryan Baugh, 18 of Kilpatrick, due to leads of an ongoing investigation of Theft of Property. Investigators got consent to search the residence, as a result six grams of Marijuana, Paraphernalia and $2,258.00 was found. At which time DHR workers were called to the home due to the presence of a small child. The child was later released to a family member. Baugh was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana 1st, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Endangering Welfare of a Child. Mary Ann Herring, 19 of Albertville was also arrested and charged with Endangering Welfare of a Child. Both were transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.
On May 27th Investigators received a tip that there was possible stolen items at a residence in the Adamsburg community. Investigators followed up on the tips and found items stolen from a construction site totaling over $5,000 in value. Investigators also discovered a meth lab at the residence. Wendy Liles, 37 of Adamsburg was arrested and charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance , Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Theft of Property 1st. Liles was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center where she remains awaiting bond.
Sheriff Harris states “this is another example of police departments doing a great job working with us and how tips from citizens are always beneficial and the key to most cases. We would like to continue to encourage citizens to call in any tips they may have and their name will always remain anonymous.”