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House Party Leads to Arrests



For Immediate Release                                                                                 

September 8, 2014


House Party Leads to Arrests


Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:


                             Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports that the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office have been receiving complaints about house parties on County Road 136 in the Painter Community. Deputies got a call on September 7th about another house party at the same residence. When deputies arrived at the residence they found about 200 individuals including some juveniles at the party. The juveniles parents were called to come pick them up, as for the others involved 9 individuals were arrested. Zachery Dale Culpepper, 20 of Crossville, Taylor Lynn Bruce, 21 of Crossville, Sarah Caitlin Upton, 20 of Albertville and James Houston Strange, 20 of Crossville, were all arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Open House Parties. Five more individuals were arrested on different charges which includes Isaac Klein Scroggins, 18 of Boaz, Levi Hunter Weems, 18 of Oneonta, and Dylan Leon Tucker, 19 of Boaz, all three was arrested and charged with Minor in Consumption. Amber Paige Malone, 23 of Rainsville was also arrested for an outstanding Felony warrant, Christian Dagoberto Alvarado, 20 of Crossville was arrested for Attempt to Elude Police. All these individuals were transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.

            Sheriff Jimmy Harris states “We have had numerous calls at this residence, law enforcement has been watching this residence for several weeks now. One previous search warrant was done at this residence at which time we talked to the tenets about the house party laws. Last weekend we received several calls from Rainsville to Albertville advising us about this party. We want to thank the public for their calls and the Geraldine and Crossville Police Departments for assisting us on this call. Tents or home owners do not realize the civil liabilities of open house parties, they are responsible for anyone who leaves and is injured or killed due to being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”


Zachary Dale Culpepper


Taylor Lynn Bruce


Sarah Caitlin Upton


James Houston


Isaac Klein Scroggins


Levi Hunter Weems


Dylan Leon Tucker


Amber Paige Malone


Christian Dagobeto Alvarado

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