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Drug Arrest

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                      September 20, 2017

              Drug Arrest

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            On September 14th Deputies took into custody Kenneth Allen Gregory, 53 of Fort Payne. Gregory was wanted on multiple warrants including burglary 3rd and theft of property 1st in connection with a break in at a residence on County Road 931 back in July of this year. Gregory also had a warrant for Failure to Appear for Possession of controlled substance. Deputies took Gregory into custody after a short vehicle pursuit in which Gregory collided with a utility pole after losing control of his vehicle. Gregory faces multiple charges from the pursuit as well as other previous charges including attempting to elude a Police Officer.

            On September 15th DeKalb County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call about a vehicle running off the road and into a fence on Highway 75 in Fyffe. When deputies arrived they observed Aaron Bruce Weaver, 32 of Fyffe, throwing out a plastic bag with what appeared to be spice inside. Deputies asked Weaver about the bag and he admitted that it was his. The Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called and Weaver was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

           Chief Deputy Edmondson says “Deputies and Investigators did an outstanding job on being observant in both arrest and thanks to the concerned citizen for calling in tips. We are glad to have Gregory in custody and off the streets.”

 

Kenneth Allen Gregory

 

Aaron Bruce Weaver

 

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                      September 7, 2017

 

                                                           Stolen Vehicle Recovered

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            On the afternoon of September 6th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office got a report about a vehicle that had been stolen out of the owners’ yard on County Road 52 in Dawson.

            Later that evening Crossville Police Officer noticed a vehicle that matched the description of the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Alabama Highway 68 and County Road 24. The Crossville Police Officer called the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office dispatch to run the tag number, it was confirmed that the vehicle was stolen. The Officer asked the driver, Joseph Daniel Hill, 33 of Albertville if he had any weapons inside the vehicle, Hill stated that he had a pistol in the passenger seat. At which time Geraldine officer and Deputies arrived on the scene to assist, and Investigators were contacted.

            Hill was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st and Carrying Pistol Unlawfully, with pending charges of Robbery 3rd and Theft of Property 4th.

            Sheriff Harris says “Thank you to the Crossville Officer for being observant and to the Geraldine, Deputies and Investigators for their assists. This is a good example of how all municipalities are attentive and come together to help each other.”

 

Joseph Daniel Hill

 

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One Shot

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                      September 6, 2017

              One Shot

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            At approximately 9:30 pm on September 5th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a domestic dispute between father and son with shots fired at a residence on County Road 739 in Henagar. When Investigators, Deputies, Ider Police and Alabama State Troopers arrived on the scene they found a 24 year old male that appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head, the male was transported by DeKalb Ambulance Service to Erlanger Hospital where he underwent surgery and his condition is unknown at this time. Jacksonville State Forensics Science Investigator Mark Hopwood was called to help process the scene. The father Scott K. Slaton, 53 of Henagar was arrested on the scene for Obstructing Government Operations and resisting arrest.

            Sheriff Harris says “This is an unfortunate incident that occurred and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family. This is still an ongoing investigation and as we continue to compile information and evidence it will be possible that more charges will be added, if not we will send this case to Grand Jury for further review.”

 

Scott K Slaton

 

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A Female Body Found

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                        September 5, 2017

                                                             A Female Body Found

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            On September 3rd the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a body that was found in a field on County Road 592 in the Sylvania area while someone was bush hogging. When DeKalb County Deputies, Investigators Sylvania Police, Henagar Police, Gary Williams and Jacksonville State Forensics Science Investigators all responded to the scene the body of a female was found unresponsive.

            The body has not been identified at this time. The body was transported by DeKalb County Coroner’s office to Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville for an autopsy. This is still an ongoing investigation and no further information can be released at this time.

            Sheriff Harris states “this is a tragic incident that has happened. If anyone has any information involving this case please call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801 or go to our website www.dekalbcountysheriff.org to submit any information.”

Traffic Stop Leads to 3 Arrests

Traffic Stop Leads to 3 Arrests

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

           

            On Friday September 1, Deputy Dustin Jones, conducted a traffic stop on County Road 169 in the Higdon area, stopping a Ford Focus occupied by 3 adults and a minor child. As Deputy Jones approached the vehicle, he noticed that the driver appeared to be sticking something in his mouth. Deputy Jones asked the driver, Cody Durham, 28 of Trenton Ga , to step out of the vehicle. Upon doing a search, a marijuana grinder was found in Durham’s pockets. Durham was placed under arrest and placed into custody.

 

After Durham was placed into the backseat of Deputy Jones’ vehicle, the front passenger in Durham’s car, Jared Haggard, 26 of Higdon, jumped into the drivers seat of the vehicle and took off with an adult female and minor child in the backseat.    At that time, a Drug Task Force Agent and another Deputy took over the pursuit which led to County Road 1948 that ended with the Focus wrecking into a tree. Haggard, along with, Whitney Durham, 24 of Higdon, took off on foot into the woods, taking the minor child with them. The family found Whitney Durham and the child in a wooded area just of County Road 817 and led authorities to them. Haggard, was seen in a small dark colored vehicle a short time later. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle which fled into a field off County Road 817 before wrecking. Haggard ran on foot and was later found hiding in an attic of a residence on County Road 817.

 

Cody Durham was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Resisting Arrest, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Jared Haggard was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Endangering Welfare of Child, and Resisting Arrest. Whitney Durham was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Endangering Welfare of Child, and Resisting Arrest.   All three are currently in the DeKalb County jail awaiting bond.

 

Department of Human Resources was contacted and a relative from Trenton Ga took the minor child into their care.

 

Chief Michael Edmondson would like to thank Dade County Sheriff’s Office, Ider Police Department, Sheriff Chuck Phillips and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in helping the DeKalb County Drug Task Force and deputies in making these arrests.

 

 

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One Arrested for Drugs

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                            August 28, 2017

One Arrested for Drugs

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            On August 27th a Deputy was assisting For Payne Police on a vehicle pursuit for several miles on County Road 751 in Valley Head. When the deputy lost sight of the vehicle, he observed a vehicle sitting on the side of the road. The Deputy pulled over to see if he saw the vehicle go by, as the Deputy was talking to James Trammell Warren, 39 of Bridgeport he noticed a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. When the Deputies asked Warren if he had Marijuana in the vehicle he stated that he just smoked some. When Warren was asked to step out of the vehicle he was in possession of a pistol on his person. As a result of the search of the vehicle 15 Marijuana plants totaling approximately 35 pounds were found inside the vehicle at which time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was contacted. In the meantime the VIN number of the vehicle was ran and it came back that it was stolen out of Georgia.

            Warren was arrested and charged with Theft of Property 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Trafficking in Any Illegal Drug, and Persons Forbidden to Possess Pistol.

            Sheriff Harris says “The Deputies did an outstanding job on being observant in the case. We are also thankful that we got this much marijuana off the streets, and recovered the stolen vehicle from Georgia.”

 James Trammell Warren

 

           

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Man Arrested for a Grand Jury Indictment

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                        August 25, 2017

                                     

                                       Man Arrested for a Grand Jury Indictment

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            On August 24th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a grand jury indictment for murder on Jason Lee Loudermilk, 31 of Sylvania in conjunction to the Kenneth DeWayne Shaw’s murder case back in November of 2015. Loudermilk was in Jackson County Jail on unrelated charges when the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received the indictment. DeKalb County Deputy transported Loudermilk from Jackson County Jail to the DeKalb County Detention Center.

Sheriff Harris says “Because this is a Grand Jury indictment and we do not have any further information on this case.”

 

Jason Lee Loudermilk

 

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Public Auction

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit/DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is having a PUBLIC AUCTION on Saturday September 9, 2017 starting at 9:00am at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office 2801 Jordan Road SW, Fort Payne, Alabama.

            The purpose of the auction is to sell the following Confiscated/Seized/Surplus Property:

1996 Chevrolet 1500

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

1997 Chrysler Town and Country

1997 Dodge Ram Wagon

2000 Chevrolet S’ Truck

1993 Acura Legend

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

2000 Ford LGT Pickup

2003 GMC Yukon

2000 Dodge Durango

1991 Plymouth Acclaim

2004 Nissan Maxima

2000 Chevrolet Malibu

2002 Cadillac Eldorado

1992 Nissan Sentra

2005 GMC Sierra

1999 Yamaha YZFR6

2000 Shasta Elite Camper

2007 Ford Crown Victoria

2012 Chevy Caprice

Gold Crown Victoria

2005 Honda ATV

Yamaha TTR225

Yamaha TTR125

14x6 Enclosed Trailer

 

The above listed vehicles and other items will be sold “AS IS” and can be inspected when the gates open at 9:00am on the date of the sale. This will be an ABSOLUTE AUCTION and payment must be made at the time of the sale and property moved the day of the sale.

 

Michael Edmondson

Chief Deputy/Commander

Sex Offender Arrested

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                               August 16, 2017

Sex Offender Arrested

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a sex offender Robert Carl Bannon 71 of Ider, having contact with his victim. When Deputies, Alabama State Parole Officer Jamie Lawrence and Ider Police went to his residence on County Road 712 in Ider they found Bannon’s victim at the residence. Bannon was arrested and charged with SORNA (Sex Offender Registration Notification Act) Violation.

            Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson says “Thank you to the citizen that called in this tip and to the Deputies, Parole Officer and Ider Police for their assistance in apprehending Bannon. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office takes all tips that come in our office seriously and we always follow up on them.”

 Robert Carl Bannon

 

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Training For Cyber-Crimes

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                   August 15, 2017

Training For Cyber-Crimes

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            In today’s high-tech environment our law enforcement officers face new challenges with cyber criminals manipulating computers, cell phones, and the internet to threaten our banking, financial and critical information. All types of technologies are used to commit any and every type of crime.

            For the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to be able to help combat these crimes, we sent Investigator Tony Blackwell to the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) for a training run by the United States Secret Service’s Criminal Investigative Division and the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services. The Basic Computer Evidence Recovery Training is based upon the Secret Service’s successful cyber investigative strategy with the intent to combat the ever evolving threat of cyber-crimes that we face today. This training took 5 week to complete. The curriculum in this training included how to recover data, pictures and deleted files from the device. This information will be used in many different crimes such as sex crimes, homicides, crimes involving young children or adults, and even burglaries.

            At the completion of this training the National Computer Forensics Institute issued the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office with about $35,000 worth of equipment to be able to conduct these investigations.

            Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson says “these types of cyber-crimes are in our County and now that we have the equipment and the education we will be able to be more proficient in our investigations. A lot of the cases that will be worked with this equipment will be on the sex crimes and on the sex offenders.”

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