Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Thefts, Burglaries, and Drug Arrest



For Immediate Release                                                                                 April 30, 2018

Thefts, Burglaries, and Drug Arrest


Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:



            In the past few weeks the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies have done numerous reports on theft of property and burglaries that has happened all over the County. We here at the Sheriff’s Office want the citizens to be aware and take extra precautions on keeping your property safe. On these reports there is not a pattern as to what is being stolen it is just a wide range of items that is being stolen.

            Sheriff Harris says “Investigators are working long hours and doing everything that they can to be able to solve these thefts and burglaries. We will continue to work on these cases until we have these people in jail. This is a continuing problem, but we are getting information daily which helps us combat this problem. Our citizens are our best resource in this effort, so if you have any information we urge you to contact the Sheriff’s Office with any tips that you may have. You can contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone at 256-845-3801 or you can email us through our tip line on our website”



            Also over the past few weeks Deputies have made several drug arrest.


            On April 21st Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 75 and County Road 255 in Fort Payne. The driver James Douglas Craft, 41 of Fort Payne seemed to be nervous and when asked if he had any illegal drugs in the vehicle, Craft had two bags of marijuana in the vehicle. As a result Craft was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana 2nd.  

            On April 26th Deputies went to a residence on Gault Ave South in Fort Payne to serve a felony warrant. While at the residence Deputies noticed the smell of marijuana, glass pipes, and two marijuana plants inside the residence. As a result Justin Joseph Lockhart, 25 of Fort Payne and Jessie Lee Jackson, 23 of Fort Payne were both arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana 1st.

            Also on April 26th Deputies, Ider Officers, and Jackson County Deputies went to a residence on County Road 155 in Flat Rock to serve a warrants. They served the warrant on Timothy Oram Holland, 38 of Flat Rock but while inside the residence Deputies and Officers found methamphetamine which lead to Holland being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled substance.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “Our Deputies, Ider Officers, Investigators, Drug Task Force and Jackson County Deputies did a great job on being thorough and attentive in making these drug arrest. We will also continue this fight against drugs in our County, making it a safer place for our families live. ”


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James Douglas Craft III

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Justin Joseph Lockhart

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Jessie Lee Jackson

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 Timothy Oram Holland