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Two Individuals Arrested

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                  December 29, 2017

    Two Arrested

 

 

 

            On December 27th DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received information on a human trafficking case of a minor. DeKalb County Investigators, Deputies, Drug and Major Crimes Unit and the DA’s Investigators started an investigation involving this information, they worked this throughout the night and into the next day. During the investigation the Sheriff’s Office obtained the warrant on Rex Tidmore, 59 of Geraldine, for conspiracy to commit human trafficking. Investigators also executed a search of his residence on County road 333 in Geraldine. During the execution of the search 2 indoor marijuana grows, with roughly 120 plants and roughly 50lbs. of lose marijuana was found. A second search warrant for a residence at the 3100 block of Highway 75 in Fyffe stemmed off the first search, at this residence a 3rd indoor marijuana grow was found with approximately 40 marijuana plants. Also during the seizer of the residence approximately $45,000 was seized. Rex Tidmore was arrested and charged with the criminal conspiracy warrant that was obtained earlier that day, trafficking in any illegal drug, manufacturing of controlled substance 1st, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. During this investigation of this case another investigation was opened of child abuse, where DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lea Meri Hearn, 31 of Geraldine and charged with abuse of child torture/willful. Hearn and Tidmore were transported to the DeKalb County Detention center.

            Due to the Investigators and the Drug and Major Crimes Unit having an open investigation on this case, no further information can be given at this time.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “the Drug and Major Crimes Unit, District Attorney’s office Investigators, Geraldine Police, Deputies, and DeKalb County Investigators has worked this case hand and hand and has put in long hours on this case and I would like to thank everyone for working so diligently together on this case.”

     
 

 

Meri Lea Hearn

 

Rex Duard Tidmore

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Citizens Tips Help With the Arrest of One Man

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For Immediate Release                                                                               December 28, 2017

 

 

                                      Citizens Tips Help With the Arrest of One Man

 

 

            The DeKalb County has been receiving a lot of tips through our website about drug activity at the residence of County Road 18 in the Chigger Hill Community. On December 27th the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit followed up on these tips and as a result of a search of the residence marijuana was found. Lester Freeman, 39 of Fyffe was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “Thanks to all of the citizens that called in these tips we were able to make the arrest of Freeman, and thanks to the Drug and Major Crimes Unit for all of the hard work and time that they put into following up on all of these leads. The tip line on our website is one of our best assets that we have here at the Sheriff’s Office for getting tips on various activity. We still ask the citizens of DeKalb County to please keep calling in tips.”

Several Arrested

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For Immediate Release                                                                     December 19, 2017

    Several Arrested

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            On December 13th Deputies went to a residence on County Road 602 in Fort Payne to serve a felony warrant on Timothy Wayne Smith. While at the residence a search was conducted and as a result a marijuana pipe and marijuana was found. Both Timothy Wayne Smith, 45 of Fort Payne was arrested on the felony warrant for failure to comply and Kimberly Dawn Haston, 23 of Henagar was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

            On December 17th DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a stolen vehicle being at a residence on Highway 75 in the Higdon community. As Deputies and Ider Police Officer arrived at the residence they observed a male subject running into the residence and a female subject sitting in a vehicle outside the residence. Deputies and Ider Officer made entry into the residence where they found the male subject and identified him as Christopher Justin Ray, 37of Ringgold, Georgia. Ray started fighting the Deputies and Officers, Ray was finally detained. In the meantime, the tag that was on the vehicle that Ray and the female subject was in came back to a different vehicle, so when Deputies ran the VIN of the vehicle and it came back that the vehicle was stolen out of Chattanooga Tennessee. The female subject Jessica Constance Gilreath, 29 of Crawford, Tennessee was detained at this time. As Deputies and Officers searched the vehicle they found what appeared to be a meth lab in the trunk of the vehicle. Both Ray and Gilreath were arrested. Ray was charged with resisting arrest, attempting to elude, criminal mischief 2nd, assault 2nd, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, and obstructing governmental operations. Gilreath was charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, and receiving stolen property 1st.

            Sheriff Harris says “Deputies and assisting Officers did a great job in both of these cases and thanks to the concerned citizens for calling in tips we were able to recover another stolen vehicle and make these arrest.”

 

Timothy Wayne Smith

 

Kimberly Dawn Haston

 

Christopher Justin Ray

 

Jessica Constance Gilreath

 

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Individuals

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For Immediate Release                                                                            December 15, 2017

      

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Two Individuals

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            On December 14th DeKalb County Deputies observed a vehicle on County Road 107 on Lookout Mountain that ran from them last week. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle with the help of the Drug Task Force. The suspect Jason Lee Driskill, 35 of Fort Payne was observed throwing drugs out the window of the vehicle as Deputies were conducting the traffic stop. Drug Task Force Agents located the drugs and Driskill and Tara Whitney Peacock, 30 of Henagar were both arrested. Driskill was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of controlled substance and Distribution of controlled substance. Peacock was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Driskill and Peacock were transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “Deputies and Drug Task Force did a great job on being observant during this traffic stop and I would like to thank them for the good job that they do.”

 

Jason Lee Driskill

 

Tara Whitney Peacock

 

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Tips From Citizens Helped with Two Drug Arrest

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For Immediate Release                                                                     December 13, 2017

 

 

                                  Tips From Citizens Helped with Two Drug Arrest

 

 

            The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office followed up on some tips from concerned citizens about some drug activity in the Aroney Rodentown community. As a result of these tips two men Jason Brent Barclay, 44 of Boaz and Mark Shannon Amos, 43 of Crossville was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “we cannot stress enough how these tips from concerned citizens helps us in making these drug arrest. When citizens call or email in tips we will start an investigation, so we may not make an arrest right away but as the investigation develops and we have enough evidence then we can make an arrest. So please keep calling in tips and be patient because sometimes these investigations may take a little time for us to make an arrest. Our website is a major asset for citizens to make these tips. Go to www.dekalbcountysheriff.org to look up current inmates or submit tips through our tip line.”

 

Amos

 Barclay

 

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Recover Stolen Vehicles

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For Immediate Release                                                                           December 13, 2017

Recover Stolen Vehicles

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            On December 11th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office followed up on a tip about a possible stolen U Haul truck behind a trailer on County Road 97. When Deputies and Investigators arrived at the residence they ran the tag and it came back that it had been reported stolen from a business on Highway 35 in Rainsville. The U Haul was recovered and returned back to the owner.

           The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about another vehicle in a field behind a residence between Rainsville and Sylvania. When deputies and Investigators arrived they ran the vehicle and the vehicle had been reported stolen 2 years ago from a residence in Dawson. The vehicle was also recovered.

            Both of these cases are still under investigation and anyone with any information pertaining to either of these cases please call the Sheriff’s Office at (256) 845-3801.

            Sheriff Harris says “Thanks to the citizen calling in these tips we were able to recover these two stolen vehicles. We are always following up on tips that comes into the Office even if they are years old. Thanks to the Deputies and Investigators they did a great job following up on these cases.”

Bonds Revoked and New Charges Added

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For Immediate Release                                                                            December 7, 2017

 

 

                                                Bonds Revoked and New Charges Added

 

 

            On December 2nd Johnny DeWayne Croley, 41 of Crossville was arrested. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of Croley having stolen property at his residence. When DeKalb County Deputies, Investigators, Drug Task Force and Albertville Police arrived at the residence, as a result of the search they found a truck that was stolen from Gadsden, a camper from Marshall County, a Harley Davidson motorcycle from Southside and methamphetamine at the residence. Croley’s bond was revoked for previous charges of stolen property and was charged with new charges of three counts of receiving stolen property 1st, unlawful possession of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

            On December 5th James Edward Price, 42 of Rainsville was arrested. On several occasions Deputies went to Price’s residence to do a sex offender check, Price was not there on these occasions. A warrant was obtained for Price and on December 5th Price was arrested for sex offender registration notification act violation. Price’s bond was revoked for earlier charges of sex offender registration notification act violation and new charges of sex offender registration notification act violation.

            Sheriff Harris says “We will continue to make checks to make sure the sex offender is where they are supposed to be. They are required to register there address with Nina Haney the Deputy Clerk/Offender Compliance Specialist. Deputies will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of our children and all citizens of DeKalb County.”

 

Croley

 

Price

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That Time of Year for Scams

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                      November 29, 2017

That Time of Year for Scams

 

           

 

            The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to be on the lookout this holiday season for scams. There has already been reports of a scam involving Publishers Clearing House calling stating that you have won an amount of money and that they would bring the money to your house, two individuals one male and one female showed up at one residence in a black car and stated that they needed $2000.00 of the winnings as a fee. The two individuals later was seen on surveillance at the victims bank trying to withdraw money out of the victims account.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson states “With the Holidays coming up the citizens of DeKalb County needs to be aware of scams. If they seem too good to be true they more than likely are. Do some checking into these calls or call our office at (256) 845-3801. We want everyone to be on alert of scams as they come in many forms especially around the Holidays.”

Arrest Made for Drugs

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For Immediate Release                                                                         November 28, 2017

 

 

                                                          Arrest Made for Drugs

 

 

                DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office had been receiving tips from concerned citizens about illegal drugs inside a residence on County Road 788 in the Ider community. On November 22nd the DeKalb County Drug Task Force was notified, and they obtained a search warrant for the residence. As a result of the search they found three different types of steroids and 2 weapons.  Nathan Williams, 40 of Ider was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

                On November 23rd Deputies conducted a traffic stop at Alabama Highway 68 and County Road 1 in Collinsville. When Deputies approach the vehicle they could smell a strong odor coming from the vehicle, Deputies asked the driver Jacob Thomas Dasher, 19 of Cedar Bluff to step out of the vehicle, after several times of refusing he step out of the vehicle. Deputies got K-9 Yogi to do an open air sniff, Yogi alerted on the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle a small bag of marijuana was found. Dasher was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, resisting arrest and obstructing government operations.

                The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a report about an 8 month old baby that tested positive for meth. After an investigation Julia Lynn Doss, 21 of Dawson was arrested on November 28th for chemical endangerment. DHR was also called. No more information can be released at this time due to this case being under investigation.   

                Chief Deputy Edmondson says “These tips that concerned citizen’s call in helps us to get drugs off the streets, so thank you and keep calling in these tips in or go to our website at www.dekalbcountysheriff.org to report any illegal activity through our tip line. The DeKalb County Drug Task Force did a great job on following up on these leads and making this arrest. The deputies and K-9 Yogi also did a great job on being observant during the traffic stop. Some of these cases are hard to work especially when they involve children, but we are thankful that it is our job to help get children out of these types of situations.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures for Jacob Thomas Dasher and Julia Lynn Doss is not available

Turkey Shoot for DeKalb Foster Children

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Reserve and Mounted Unit are hosting a turkey shoot will all proceeds donated to foster children of DeKalb County! 

 

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