For Immediate Release February 3, 2016
Call from concerned citizen leads to arrests
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
On February 2 the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen about a possible burglary in progress at a residence on County Road 179 in the Painter Community of Crossville. Deputies went to the residence in question and discovered that it had been broken in to. The eye witness stated that they saw a white male and a white female coming out of the residence carrying property and went into the residence next door. A search warrant was executed at the residence where the eye witness saw the subjects enter in an attempt to locate the stolen property. Jami Nicole Spain, 31 of Crossville, and Benjamin Jay McClain, 33, of Crossville were found in the residence. During the search deputies located the stolen property from the burglary and also found evidence of drug use and manufacturing in the form of two one-pot methamphetamine labs. Both subjects were arrested and charged with, burglary, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Harris states, ”Thanks to the concerned citizen and their watchful eye we were able to recover the stolen property and also remove drugs from the community. I would also like to thank our investigators, deputies, and Drug Task Force agents who worked into the night on this investigation.”