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Free Concealed Carry Class

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                             November 17, 2017

Free Concealed Carry Class

 

               

               

            Due to the high demand DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will continue taking applications for the Introduction to Concealed Carry class. We are currently taking application for the fourth class and will continue as long as there is a demand. You will receive a phone call a couple of days before the class date that you are assigned to. If anyone is interested in this class they may come by the Sheriff’s Office to fill out the application or go to our website and email, fax or bring it into the Office.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “Our first Introduction to concealed carry class was last night and it was a success. This is a free class to the citizens of DeKalb County and we urge everyone that is interested in taking this class to fill out an application.”

 

 Application.doc

Jones Found

 

For Immediate Release                                                                               November 15, 2017

              Jones Found

 

 

 

            At the time of 3:22 Christopher Daniel Jones has been located on County Road 683 in the Sylvania area and is being transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center. Charges are pending.

Escaped Inmate

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                          November 15, 2017

      Escaped Inmate

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

            At approximately 11:45 am today Christopher Daniel Jones, 28 of Rainsville was on work release in the area of Sylvania at F G Lumber, Inc where he has been employed since November 3rd. Jones walked off from work release detail. Jones was in jail with his charges being receiving stolen property 1st and a failure to appear. Jones is 6 foot tall, about 135 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

            Sheriff Harris says “If anyone sees or know of Jones whereabouts please call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801.

   
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Free Class for Citizens

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                November 6, 2017

 

                        DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is Introducing a New Free Class for Citizens

 

 

            The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will be taking applications for the Introduction to Concealed Carry class starting today with the deadline of November 14th. The first class is scheduled for November 16, 2017 from 6pm till 8pm and at the shooting range starting at 2pm on November 19th. The application for this class can be found on our website www.dekalbcountysheriff.org. This class will cover gun safety, methods of concealed carry, legal considerations, as well as mind set and lifestyle changes. All of these classes are first come first serve basis. We will be continuing these classes as long as the demand is there.

 

 

Application.doc

 

3 Year old Missing Girl Found

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                November 3, 2017

    3 Year old Missing Girl Found

 

 

            On November 2nd around 8:00pm DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a 3 year old girl missing. Within 30 minutes of receiving the call all of the following agencies started showed up to assist in the search: Peaks Corner Fire Department, Collinsville Rescue Squad, Collinsville Fire Department, Geraldine Fire Department, Geraldine Rescue Squad, DeKalb County EMA, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Geraldine Police Department, Collinsville Police Department, Saint Clair County Correctional Facility K-9 Team, SARTEK, North Alabama Search dog Association, Fort Payne Police Department, Alabama Game and Fish, State Probation and Parole Office, DeKalb Ambulance Service, DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit, State EMA, Deputies, Investigators, multiple citizens, and Fort Payne Municipal Airport opened to refuel the helicopters.

            At about 7:30 this morning the little girl was found approximately 500-600 yards from the house unharmed and seemed to be okay, but was transported to DeKalb Regional Medical Center to be checked out.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “The amount of support that was received from all these agencies and citizens that came to assist in finding this little girl just goes to show what a great County that we live in. We are so thankful that she was found unharmed and okay. Thank you to all that assisted in this search.”

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Saddened

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                               October 31, 2017

 

 

                                                DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Saddened

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

 

            Our hearts here at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office are saddened this morning when we learned that one of our Deputies, Daniel Matthews was in a car accident that took his life. Daniel was 56 years old, was with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Reserves for 2 years before becoming a Deputy, he has been a deputy for 4 years and was also employed by the Fort Payne Housing Authority.

            Sheriff Harris says “I have worked with Daniel for many years. He was a good person and deputy. We are deeply saddened to have lost one of our deputies and it is hard for us because we are like family here at the Sheriff’s Office. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to his family.”

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “We are a close knit family and we are saddened about this tragedy. We are praying for his family and close friends. We also ask for the citizens to pray for his family and work family in the days to come.”

Several Arrested Over the Weekend

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                             October 31, 2017

 

 

                                                  Several Arrested Over the Weekend

 

 

 

            On October 29th the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a homeowner on Hwy117 in Valley Head to find two subjects in his house. The homeowner held the subjects, Robert Brewster 34 of Valley Head, and James Himber, 39 of Henagar until Ider Police, Henagar Police and Deputies arrived. Once Deputies and Investigators arrived Brewster and Himber was arrested and charged with burglary 3rd at this with more charges pending on both subjects.

            During the investigation of this burglary, Investigators and Deputies went to Brewster’s residence on County Road 121 in Valley Head to recover possible stolen items. While at that residence Brewster was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia. Also arrest was Melissa Louise Harrison, 35 of Valley Head, for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.

            On October 29th Investigators and Deputies went to a residence on Hwy 75 in Ider to execute a search warrant for stolen property. During the search Dustin Franco, 33 of Pisgah was arrested for Marijuana 2nd, Drug Paraphernalia, Obstructing Government Operations, and Resisting Arrest. Also arrested was Bridget Lashae Mosher, 26 of Ider, and charged with Marijuana 2nd and Drug Paraphernalia with other charges still pending.

            On October 30th Investigators, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and Sylvania police executed a search warrant on Spear Street in Sylvania. During the search Robert Bishop, 27 of Sylvania was arrested for 2 counts Dissemination of obscene matter, Possession of obscene matter, and Bestiality. This search also lead to the arrest of Ashley Hartline, 26 of Rainsville for sodomy 1st, Dissemination obscene material, and Production of obscene material.

            Also on October 30th DeKalb County Deputies responded to a domestic violence call on US Highway 11 North of Valley Head. Upon arrival on the scene deputies found a male subject, Scottie Lee White, 27 of Valley Head lying in the roadway. White was being attended by a citizen who stopped to help. Deputies also found a female, Kristy Nacole Hatfield, 34 of Valley Head standing in the yard of the residence on Highway 11. Both parties were transported to DeKalb Regional Medical Center for their injuries resulting from the domestic dispute. DeKalb County investigators are following up on the incident with charges pending the results of the investigation.       

           Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson says “Even though sometimes investigations that we have to work are hard to work and heart breaking the Deputies, Investigators and Ider, Henagar, and Sylvania Police Officers that assisted in these cases did a great job.”  

 

Robert Brewster

 

James Richard Himber

 Melissa Louise Harrison

 

Dustin Andrew Franco

 

Bridget Lashae Mosher

 

Robert Michael Bishop

 

Ashley Nicole Hartline

 

           

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Update on Tidwell and More Arrested for Drugs

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                            October 27, 2017 

                                  

 

                                  Update on Tidwell and More Arrested for Drugs

 

 

 

            An update on the October 22nd traffic stop of Larry Lebron Tidwell, 35 of Henagar. After a thorough investigation the other items that were found in Tidwell’s vehicle were found to be stolen from a residence in DeKalb County. Due to this investigation Tidwell has been charged with Felony Receiving Stolen Property 3rd.

            On October 26th DeKalb County Drug Task Force, Deputies and Geraldine Police went to a residences on County Road 50 in the Grove Oak community, to check a drug complaint. When Agents, Deputies and Officers arrived they conducted a search of the residence and found methamphetamine, marijuana and several guns. Two juveniles were also present at the residence, at which time DHR was called to the residence. DHR relocated the children with family members. Jimmy Armstrong, 38 Grove Oak was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and certain person prohibited to possess firearms (felon in possession) Shawna Gilbert Armstrong, 35 of Grove Oak was also arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

           On the same date different incident Deputies observed a vehicle without a tag, when Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop, the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed. After a short chase on County Road 169 in Higdon the vehicle came to a stop. When Deputies made contact with the driver Wesley Duane Smith, 32 of Flat Rock the Deputies saw marijuana inside the vehicle. At that time Ider Police and DeKalb County Drug Task force came to assist. Smith was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, unlawful possession of controlled substance, attempting to elude a police officer and resisting arrest.

            Chief Deputy Edmondson says “I am very proud of the Deputies, Drug task Force, and officers who assist us with the war on drugs here in DeKalb County. We have a zero tolerance drug policy and we will continue this effort in riding drug from this County.”

 

Larry Lebron Tidwell

 

Jimmy Darrell Armstrong

 

Shawna Armstrong

 

Wesley Duane Smith

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Two year Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                             October 25, 2017

             

Two year Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

 

           

            A two-year joint investigation by the DeKalb County Drug Task Force and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has concluded this week with the arrests of 34-year-old Roberto Flores and 35-year-old Carlos Lozano both of Calera, Al. Approximately 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine “ICE” has been seized during the investigation.

 

            A total of 9 individuals, all associates of Flores and Lozano, have been arrested on various charges throughout the course of this extensive investigation. Flores, Lozano, and their distribution ring are responsible for the dissemination of over 50 kilograms of methamphetamine in the northeast Alabama area. Flores and Lozano have been charged with Conspiracy and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and are in federal custody.

 

            DeKalb County Chief Deputy and Drug Task Force Commander Michael Edmondson said, “We have been working this case from the bottom up for over two years, and we are confident that the arrests of Flores and Lozano will slow this line of meth distribution in our area. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of the partnership with the DEA team in this investigation. This has been a cooperative, thorough, and successful effort from start to finish.”

 

Carlos Lozano

 

Roberto Flores

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Weekend Arrest

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                          October 24, 2017

      

 

Weekend Arrest

 

 

               

                On October 20th Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 709 and US highway 11 in Valley Head, as Deputies were talking to the driver and passenger’s one of the Deputies observed one of the passengers to be hiding something. As a result of the search of the vehicle Deputies found a small bag of meth and a syringe. Both Alax Wayne Harrell, 26 of Jacksonville and Jimmy Lee Worthey, Jr. 38 of Mentone were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of controlled substance.

                On October 22nd Deputies conducted another traffic stop on County Road 107 and County Road 232 in Fort Payne, which resulted in 2 individuals Donald Allen Davis, 44 of Fort Payne and Larry Lebron Tidwell, 35 of Henagar being arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Tidwell was also charged with giving false identification to law enforcement officer.  Tidwell was found with two plastic bags of meth on his person and a glass pipe along with other items were found in the vehicle.

                Also on October 22nd DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and DeKalb County 911 received multiple phone calls about a breaking and entering a vehicle and an attempt to breaking and entering into a residence in the Ider community. Ider Police Officer responded to a call at a residence on County Road 141 in Ider, when Officer arrived he observed Jeffery Jason Ray White Jr., 20 of Flat Rock sitting in a vehicle and appeared to be under the influence of some substance. The Officer ran the plates on the vehicle and it came back that it was stolen out of Dade County Georgia. At this time DeKalb County Deputies came to assist with the arrest of White. White was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property 1st.  Dade County was contacted to let them know that the stolen vehicle had been recovered.

                Chief Deputy Edmondson says “Deputies and Ider Officer did a great job on being observant and in the recovery of the stolen vehicle. We are glad to have these offenders off the streets and no one was hurt in the attempted break-ins.”

 

Alax Wayne Harrell

 

Donald Allen Davis

 

Jeffery Jason Ray White Jr

 

Jimmy Lee Worthey, Jr

 

Larry Lebron Tidwell

 

 

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