Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Albertville man leads police on chase after stealing vehicle

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - On September 15th 2022, Deputies with the DCSO responded to a residence on County Road 400 in the Lakeview Community. A homeowner caught John E Oliver (53 of Albertville) in the process of burglarizing an outbuilding and loading property into the victim's vehicle. Oliver fled the residence where he committed the burglary then stole a vehicle from a neighbor.

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John E Oliver (53 of Albertville)

Responding Deputies observed the stolen vehicle and began pursuit. After a brief pursuit the pursuing deputy conducted a pit maneuver on County Road 51, South of Collinsville.  Oliver was taken into custody and charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

John E Oliver (53 of Albertville) was charged with DUI (controlled substance), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Promote Prison Contraband 2nd, Attempt to Elude Police, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Endangerment and Possession of Burglary Tools.


DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "Thanks to this homeowner's quick thinking and great job by our Deputy, this criminal was apprehended quickly and was put where he should be."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.