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DeKalb County Sheriff Releases October Arrest Reports

Motorcycle and guns recovered during the month of October

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:

FORT PAYNE, Ala. —During the month of October, over 3,000 grams of methamphetamine, over 3,000 grams of marijuana were confiscated.   Fentanyl, cocaine, suboxone, several firearms, drug paraphernalia, and an undisclosed amount of US Currency were also seized.  A motorcycle and one of the firearms had previously been reported stolen.  Thank you to, the DeKalb County Deputies, Narcotics Agents, Investigators and Henagar, Rainsville, Crossville, Collinsville, Sylvania, Geraldine and Fort Payne PDs for all of their assistance, not only during the last month, but over the last year. 

On Saturday, October 1st, DeKalb County Deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit on Hwy 75.  Deputies were able to get the driver to pull over.  The driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Christopher Daniel Jones (33 of Rainsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Attempt to Elude. 

Again, on Saturday, while patrolling on County Road 480 in Kilpatrick, DeKalb County Deputies spotted Jonathon David Owens (48 of Boaz) walking along the side of the road.  Deputies knew Owens had active warrants with our Agency, as they pulled over to speak with Owens, he took off running.  Owens was soon caught and taken into custody.  Owens was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Attempt to Elude, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Disorderly Conduct.

On Thursday, October 6th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents assisted Henagar PD and DeKalb County Deputies conduct a search warrant on Tinker Road.  During the search, over 6lbs of methamphetamine was found.  Rory Bentley Shankles (62 of Henagar) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Brenda Annette Scott (54 of Henagar) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Friday, October 7th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with DeKalb County Deputies and Rainsville PD, conducted a search warrant at the Super 8 Motel in Rainsville finding approximately 5 ounces of methamphetamine.  Anthony Glenn Hilley (59 of Pisgah) and Christy Nicole Jennings (37 of Ider) were both charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, October 12th, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on Union Grove Road detecting the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle.  After a search of the vehicle, marijuana and methamphetamine were found.  Danny Lawayne Graves (58 of Collinsville) resisted arrest, but was soon taken into custody.  Graves was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Resisting Arrest.

On Thursday, October 13th, DeKalb County Deputies and Narcotic Agents conducted a search warrant at a residence on County Road 381, finding over 3lbs of marijuana, as well as, THC Dab, THC Vape pens, drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of US currency.  Justin David Young (27 of Boaz) and Cynthia Etherton Eldridge (59 of Boaz) were both charged with Trafficking in any illegal Drug (x2), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Thursday, October 13th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Criminal Investigators conducted a search warrant at a residence on Road 1992.  Methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills and a firearm that had been reported stolen out of Albertville, were found during the search.  Dennis Lashane Gilreath (46 of Geraldine) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance (x2).  Connie Jo Horton (38 of Geraldine) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2), Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 5 warrants for Failure to Appear.

On Sunday, October 16th, Collinsville PD conducted a traffic stop on Valley Ave, finding the driver to be in possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  David Britton Kyle Burns (29 of Collinsville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

On Monday, October 17th, Henagar PD conducted a traffic stop on Al Hwy 40 finding the driver to be in possession of Oxycodone, which he had no prescription for, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and open container.  Brandon Marteze Bone (35 of Atlanta Ga) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Open Container-Alcohol in a Vehicle.

On Wednesday, October 19th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Sylvania PD, conducted a search warrant on 2nd Street in Sylvania finding methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Jeffery Elbert Townsel (60 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Again, on Wednesday, DeKalb County Deputies responded to a call of trespassing on Industrial Drive in Henagar.  Upon arriving, Deputies made contact with Toby Lynn Hudgins (49 of Rainsville), finding him to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Hudgins was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Break/Enter Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Theft of Property 1st, Criminal Trespass 2nd and 4 warrants for Failure to Appear. 

On Friday, October 21st, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Criminal Investigators, conducted a search warrant on County Road 255.  During the search, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, guns and a motorcycle that had been reported stolen were found.   Myron Joseph Battise (22 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Receiving Stolen Property 1st

On Saturday, October 22nd, DeKalb County Deputies went to a residence on County Road 3 following up on an investigation.  While there, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the residence.  Crystal Michelle Baugh (39 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Baugh was also found to have active warrants with Marshall County. 

On Sunday, October 23rd, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on HWY 68 finding methamphetamine, controlled medication and suboxone strips in the vehicle.  Danny Ray Peacock (50 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x3) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Caleb Grayson Tann Carman (30 of Boaz) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Monday, October 24th, DeKalb County Deputies went to a residence on County Road 169 in Higdon looking for a subject they had a warrant on.  Fredrick Leon Jenkins Jr (46 of Higdon) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a child. 

On Monday, October 24th, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 and County Road 24 finding the driver to have active warrants with an outside agency.  Joseph Lee Hulsey (48 of Piedmont) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

On Tuesday, October 25th, DeKalb County Deputies, along with Crossville PD and Geraldine PD conducted a traffic stop at the Marshall County Line.  During the search, 14 grams of methamphetamine was found.  Truman Wayne McCoy Jr (34 of Asbury) and Allen Irvin Lemaster (43 of Albertville) were both charged with Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

On Wednesday, October 26th, Crossville PD conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 68 finding the driver to be in possession of prescription medication that the driver did not have a prescription for.  Maria Caridad Marrero (48 of Crossville) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.   

Again, on Wednesday, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents, along with Deputies and Fort Payne PD conducted a search warrant at a residence on Steele Ave SW in Fort Payne.  During the search, a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy, hydrocodone, fentanyl, cocaine and a liquid methamphetamine conversion lab was found in the residence.  An undisclosed amount of US currency, several firearms, edibles and drug paraphernalia were also found within the residence. Dylan Austin Stephens (23 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x7), Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug paraphernalia, Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st and 3 warrants for Failure to Appear.  Deana Marie Betz (29 of Fort Payne) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x6), Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Manufacturing of Controlled Substance 1st.  DHR was also called to the scene due to a child being in the home.

Also, on Wednesday, Henagar PD received a call that a man in McDonald’s parking lot was acting suspicious as if he were possibly impaired.  When Officers arrived and tried making contact, the subject took off, leading officers on a pursuit.  DeKalb County Deputies and Fort Payne PD were contacted and asked to assist with getting the subject stopped.  The driver led officers down Hwy 117 into Hammondville then onto I-59 where the chase came to an end.  During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine, kratom, drug paraphernalia, open container of alcohol, several firearms with no serial numbers and an undisclosed amount of US currency was seized from the vehicle.  Tyler Hamilton Newsome (39 of Sylvania) was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (x2) Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Elude and Altering a Firearm and Possession of. 

On Thursday, October 27th, DeKalb County Narcotics Agents conducted a search warrant at a residence on County Road 1931 in Crossville finding a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled narcotics and firearms.  When Agents arrived, one subject ran out of the house into the woods in an attempt to hide evidence.  Lonnie Ray Clark (48 of Crossville) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st, Resisting Arrest, Attempt to Elude, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd.  Barbara Inez Blackwell (45 of Crossville) was charged with Trafficking in any Illegal Drug, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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