For Immediate Release December 19, 2017
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
On December 13th Deputies went to a residence on County Road 602 in Fort Payne to serve a felony warrant on Timothy Wayne Smith. While at the residence a search was conducted and as a result a marijuana pipe and marijuana was found. Both Timothy Wayne Smith, 45 of Fort Payne was arrested on the felony warrant for failure to comply and Kimberly Dawn Haston, 23 of Henagar was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On December 17th DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a stolen vehicle being at a residence on Highway 75 in the Higdon community. As Deputies and Ider Police Officer arrived at the residence they observed a male subject running into the residence and a female subject sitting in a vehicle outside the residence. Deputies and Ider Officer made entry into the residence where they found the male subject and identified him as Christopher Justin Ray, 37of Ringgold, Georgia. Ray started fighting the Deputies and Officers, Ray was finally detained. In the meantime, the tag that was on the vehicle that Ray and the female subject was in came back to a different vehicle, so when Deputies ran the VIN of the vehicle and it came back that the vehicle was stolen out of Chattanooga Tennessee. The female subject Jessica Constance Gilreath, 29 of Crawford, Tennessee was detained at this time. As Deputies and Officers searched the vehicle they found what appeared to be a meth lab in the trunk of the vehicle. Both Ray and Gilreath were arrested. Ray was charged with resisting arrest, attempting to elude, criminal mischief 2nd, assault 2nd, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, and obstructing governmental operations. Gilreath was charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, and receiving stolen property 1st.
Sheriff Harris says “Deputies and assisting Officers did a great job in both of these cases and thanks to the concerned citizens for calling in tips we were able to recover another stolen vehicle and make these arrest.”