Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Weekend Arrest



For Immediate Release                                                                                   March 6, 2018

  Weekend Arrest


Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:


            On March 3rd DeKalb County Deputies and State Troopers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of County Road 169 and County Road 155 in Higdon. While deputies were speaking to the driver of the vehicle they noticed the driver Keith Owen Horton, 47 of Flat Rock to be nervous and did not have a valid driver’s license. A search was conducted and as a result pills, a syringe with meth, and a 45 cal. gun was found. Horton was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of prescription drugs and carrying concealed weapon.

            On March 4th DeKalb County Deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 40 in Henagar. While Deputies were talking to the driver, Twaski Leshon Brown, 38 of Toney, AL and passenger Sterling Xavier Beasley, 23 of Madison, AL they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, with Beasley admitting to using marijuana a search of the vehicle was conducted and as a result a pill, and a gun was found. Both Brown and Beasley were arrested. Brown was charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs and Beasley was charged with carrying concealed weapon.

            Sheriff Harris says “Thanks to the Deputies and Troopers for being very observant in both of these cases.”

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Keith Owen Horton

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 Twaski Leshon Brown

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 Sterling Xavier Beasley