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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Will Open on Saturdays

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For Immediate Release                                                                                     March 27, 2017

                         

                                      The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Will Open on Saturdays

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            “For the past couple of years we have been working on opening the office on Saturdays to accompany the people who are unable to make it to the office during our regular office hours.

            Starting Saturday April 1, 2017 the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will be open from 8:00 to 3:45. We will open for people to pick up reports and to renew their pistol permits.

            Sheriff Harris says “we feel like this will help people who are unable to make it down here during the week to renew a pistol permit or to get a report.

            The office workers are going to rotate their days off and they will take one day off during the week and work that Saturday, so there will not be any overtime expense to the County.

            We would like to encourage the ones who wants to take part in this to please be here before 3:45. Because there will only be one person working and the amount of time it takes to pull a report or renew a pistol permit we do not want them to have to work any overtime.

            We are also looking into a computer program that will assist you on renewing you pistol permits online.”

            Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson says “This is just another way for us to make the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office more accessible to the citizens of DeKalb County.”

Several Arrest Over the Weekend

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For Immediate Release                                                                                March 20, 2017

 

                                                   Several Arrest Over the Weekend

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            On March 19th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office was called out to a residence in Valley Head, stating a woman had been shot. Witnesses said that Roy Miller Barkley III, 50 of Valley Head and Stacy Stone was arguing, Barkley had a gun and during a confrontation the gun went off, hitting Stone. Barkley was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder. Stone was transported by Life Force helicopter to Erlanger hospital where she is listed as in critical condition at this time. This is still an ongoing investigation.

            On Friday, March 17 around 10:37 pm the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office got a tip from a concern citizen about a juvenile missing person. Fyffe Police Department and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at a residence on Blackwell Street in Fyffe. The missing juvenile was found at that residence. Daniel David Wooten and Michael Anthony Wooten were also at the residence. Michael Anthony Wooten, 30 of Fyffe was arrested for three counts of Rape 2nd, three counts of Sodomy 2nd, Interference with Child Custody and Sorna Violation. Daniel David Wooten, 51 of Fyffe was also arrested and charged with Rape 2nd and Interference with Child Custody.

          On March 18th Claudio Toscano Mayoral, 30 of Albertville was found asleep in the back seat of a vehicle at a residence. Mayoral was arrested and charged with Use False ID to Obstruct Justice, Unlawful Break/Enter Vehicle and Criminal Trespass 3rd.

            On a different incident same date Derek Alfred Brown, 37 of Odenville, AL was found in possession of a stolen 18 Wheeler truck that was reported stolen from Talladega. At which time Talladega Sheriff’s Office was contacted. Brown was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st and Criminal Trespassing 3rd.

            Sheriff Harris says “this has been a very busy weekend. Thank you to the citizens for their tips and to the Police Departments for their help on these arrest.”

 Roy Miller Barkley

 Michael Anthony Wooten

 Daniel David Wooten

 

Claudio Toscano Mayoral

 

Derek Alfred Brown

 

 

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Juvenile Found with Drugs at Collinsville School

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For Immediate Release                                                                                     March 15, 2017

Juvenile Found with Drugs at Collinsville School

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

On today’s date a teacher at Collinsville High School smelled a strong smell on two of the students as they walked into her class room. The assistant Principal, Principal and the SRO was alerted of the situation. The students were called to the Principals office for questioning. During questioning it came to their attentions that another student had drove one of them to school. That student was called to the office for questioning and was asked by the Principal if they could search his car. The student said no to the search, at which time K-9 Marianna and handler Deputy Akins was called to the school. When K-9 Marianna conducted an open air search around the vehicle, she alerted immediately on the vehicle.

As a result of the search an unsmoked marijuana cigarette, a partially smoked marijuana cigarette, an empty bottle of Scotch whisky, rolling papers, some lose marijuana and an unloaded pellet/BB pistol that resembled a real pistol was found. The parents were called and the juveniles were released to their parents pending a hearing with the Juvenile Probation Office. The DeKalb County Superintendent is aware of this situation.

Sheriff Harris says “The teacher did an outstanding job on noticing the smell and alerting the assistant principal, principal and SRO. Also this is another case where our K-9’s are so important in our fight against drugs.”

 

           

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Car Chase Leads to Arrest

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For Immediate Release                                                                                 March 13, 2017

Car Chase Leads to Arrest

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            On March 11th a DeKalb County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on County Road 479 for a traffic stop. When the driver of the vehicle Christopher Gerald Lacey, 45 of Boaz, refused to stop, the deputy advised other deputies, Crossville Police Department, and Geraldine Police Department and requested assistance in stopping the vehicle. During the chase Deputies were informed that the vehicle was reported stolen from Albertville.

           

            After a short chase Lacey ran the vehicle into a corn field and fled on foot to a wooded area close by. K-9 Marianna picked up the scent of Lacey and led Deputies and Officers to him. Lacey was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Reckless Endangerment, Attempt to Elude, and Resisting Arrest. Lacey also received several traffic citations.

           

            Sheriff Harris says “Our K-9 Marianna also did a great job on finding Lacey in the woods and thanks to the Deputies, Crossville Officers, and Geraldine Officers for their assistance in obtaining Lacey.”

 

Christopher Gerald Lacey

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Traffic Stops Leads to Three Arrest

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For Immediate Release                                                                                   March 1, 2017

 

        Traffic Stops Leads to Three Arrest

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            On February 28th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office made several drug arrest from traffic stops.

DeKalb County Deputies set up a driver’s license check point on County Road 44 and County Road 50, as a result Charles Scott Steakley, 24 of Brookwood, Alabama was asked to pull over for not having a driver’s license, K-9 Yogi and Deputy conducted an open air sniff of the vehicle and K-9 Yogi indicated drugs were in the vehicle. As a result of the search deputies found two small baggies with a white crystal substance that filed tested positive for meth, and a glass pipe, at which time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene. Steakley was arrested and charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. After Steakley was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center he was found to have meth on his person. Steakley was then charges of Promote Prison Contraband 2nd in addition to the other charges.

            On an unrelated traffic stop on Hwy 35, Yancarlos Saldana, 23 of Albertville, the driver of the vehicle was found to have warrants from Guntersville Police Department. Saldana was detained and was found with methamphetamine on his person. While K-9 Yogi and deputy conducted an open air sniff of the vehicle, a Fort Payne Police officer came to assist, asking the passenger Arele Cordoba Alvarado, 24 of Albertville to step out of the vehicle. Alvarado was found with two glass pipes and a plastic container with a white substance inside on her person. In the meantime K-9 Yogi indicated that drugs were in the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle Deputies and Officers found several glass pipes and methamphetamine. At which time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called. Both Yancarlos and Alvarado was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

            Sheriff Harris says “the K-9 handler Dusty Jones and K-9 Yogi made these cases possible. The three K-9’s we have, 2 drug and 1 arson K-9, are essential on making arrest on these types of cases. The three K-9’s we have here at the Sheriff’s Office were purchased with Pistol Permit funds and no tax collected money was used. Thank you to the Fort Payne Officers for assisting with the arrest on Hwy 35.”

 

 Charles Scott Steakley

 

Yancarlos Saldana

 Arele Cordoba Alvarado

 

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Additional Church theft arrest

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For Immediate Release                                                                                  February 13, 2017

Update to Church Theft Arrests

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office investigators have continued to pursue all leads concerning the church thefts, in doing so, another suspect has been arrested. On February 9, 2017 Markus Tibbett, 22, of Albertville was arrested and charged with theft of property and criminal mischief. Tibbett has also been charged with theft of property in relation to another case. This arrest comes after the January 3rd arrests of Anthony Collins and James Edward Barron, who were charged with committing thefts against local churches last month. This investigation continues and more charges are possible.

Sheriff Harris states “I am proud of our investigators and deputies for their persistence and hard work to conduct a thorough investigation into each and every case that they handle.”

 

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Burglary Arrests

 

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For Immediate Release                                                                                  February 13, 2017                                                             Burglary Arrests

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            On February 10, 2017 investigators with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office located and interviewed a suspect on a burglary case. While conducting the interview the suspect was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics. William Lane Poe Jr, 33, of Fort Payne was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigators obtained information on the location of stolen property and conducted a search warrant at a trailer in Green Acres Trailer Park in Fort Payne where stolen property was recovered. Nine individuals where in the trailer at the time of the search warrant. During the search, methamphetamine was found in the home. Geneva Faye Waddell, 50, of Fort Payne; Mason Delane Gregory, 21, of Mentone; Tara Whitney Peacock, 29, of Henagar; Allison Leigh Gledhill, 25, Fort Payne; Calvin Glenn Waddell, 58, of Fort Payne; Ashley Dawn Harris, 27, of Crossville; Gary Mitchell Gregory Jr, 22, of Mentone; William Thomas Crane II, 39, of Crossville; were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. James Douglas Edmondson, 44, of Fort Payne was arrested and charged with trafficking possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.

 Sheriff Harris states “The success of any investigation is due to the persistence of following up on any and all information, regardless of how small it may be. Our investigators and deputies along with Fort Payne Police Department worked on this case all weekend and continue to follow up on leads. Once again the public has been a key factor in these arrests. Please continue to contact us 256-845-3801 or www.dekalbcountysheriff.org. All tips can be left anonymously.”

 

              

   Allison Gledhill                Ashley Harris                Calvin Waddell            Gary Gregory

 

 

              

   Geneva Waddell         James Edmondson        Mason Gregory            Tara Peacock

 

 

     

     William Poe                 William Crane

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Nine Individual arrested for drugs

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For Immediate Release                                                                                February 7, 2017

Nine Individual arrested for drugs

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            On todays date the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit along with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant on County Road 155 in Higdon. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office had received several tips about drugs being at the residence. As a result of the search agents arrested 9 individuals; 7 adults and 2 juveniles. The two juveniles were detained and was transported to juvenile probation office in Fort Payne. Arrested were Daniel Charles Pardue age 58 and Daniel James Pardue age 25, both of Higdon and charged with Distribution of Controlled Substance; Doris Yvonne Camp, 57 of Ooltewah, TN, William Cole Haggard, 19 of Hazel Green, and Jared Wade Allison, 19 of Flat Rock and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Christopher Douglas Smith, 20 of Higdon was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a warrant for Probation Violation; and Tyson Aaron Hart, 21 of Bryant was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

            Sheriff Harris says “the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit and Deputies did a great job on arresting these individuals thanks to the concerned citizen calling in tips or going to our website to submit these tips at www.dekalbcountysheriff.org.”

 

Daniel Charles Pardue

 

Daniel James Pardue

 Doris Yvonne Camp

 

 

William Cole Haggard

 

Jared Wade Allison

 

Christopher Douglas Smith

 

Tyson Aaron Hart

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Former Board of Education employee charged with sex crime

 

 

 

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For Immediate Release                                                                                  February 3, 2017

                                   

Former DeKalb County Board of Education employee charged with sex crime

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

                                On February 3, 2017 the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Billy Carl Jones, 42, of Fyffe for charges involving a student. Jones was an employee of the DeKalb County Board of Education at the time of the allegations. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office were notified in December of possible allegations involving Jones and a student. Evidence was turned over to the Grand Jury who returned an indictment including two counts of school employee engaging in sexual act with student, and one count of school employee soliciting a sexual act with student. Jones was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center and released on a $60,000 bond.  

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states “I would like to thank our investigators as well as the investigators with the District Attorney’s office, Fyffe Police Department, the DeKalb County Board of Education, the Department of Human Resources, and the Children’s Advocacy Center for their hard work and dedication to this case.”

 

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Burglary and Drug Arrest

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For Immediate Release                                                                               February 2, 2017

Burglary and Drug Arrest

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            Update on the April 27, 2016 burglary at Fuel City gas station in Powell. As of that date the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Investigators started an investigation with processing the scene, taking DNA samples, and with no suspect at that time. The items that contained the DNA were sent to Alabama Department of Forensics Science in Huntsville where the DNA profile was searched against the DNA in the National DNA Index system. The evidence was matched with a profile and came back to a Patsy Goins Dodd, 53 of Pisgah. Dodd was arrested on January 31st with charges of Burglary 3rd.

            Sheriff Harris says “with all felons booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center a DNA sample is taken and sent to the Department of Forensics Science in Hoover, where they store the DNA into a National Data base. The DNA is checked with Alabama and other states to see if they match any person that has committed any felony crime, such as murder, rape or robbery. The Investigators did a great job on gathering evidence from the scene and they have worked hard to find a suspect on this case. It took a while for the DNA to come back but it was worth the wait for us to make this arrest.”

           

            On February 1st the K-9 Handler Deputy Akins made a traffic stop for a traffic violation on County Road 58 in the New Harmony area. The driver of the vehicle seemed to be under the influence, when asked to if anything was in the vehicle they stated that there was not. When the K-9 Marianna did an open air search around the vehicle, she indicated that there was drugs in the vehicle. The DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene. During the search of the vehicle a glass meth pipe, two containers with a white crystal substance in them, which both field tested positive for methamphetamine, some illegal prescription drugs, and a Glock pistol. As a result James Russell McMurry, 55 of Athens, and Grant Martin Taylor, 43 of Albertville was arrested and both charged with three counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

            Sheriff Harris says “Deputy Akins and K-9 Marianna did exactly what they are trained to do and did a great job on getting these drugs and men off the street.” 

 

Patsy Goins Dodd

 James Russell McMurry

 

 Grant Martin Taylor

 

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