According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Sheriff’s Office investigators attempted to stop a vehicle in the Spring Garden area for suspected impaired driving. The suspect, James K. Clark, 40 of Rome, refused to pull over and led deputies in a pursuit on and along Highway 278. The pursuit ended when Clark lost control of his vehicle and wrecked near the county line. Investigators seized over 2 ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana, several unlawful pills, and an AK-style rifle. The driver was taken into custody and charged with drug trafficking, unlawful possession of marijuana, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude, a firearms possession charge, multiple traffic related offenses, and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a previous firearms charge.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 60 year-old Floyd E. Wells, of Centre, with drug trafficking on Friday. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, investigators were initially looking for Wells on a fugitive from justice warrant based on existing warrants from Chattooga County, Georgia. Investigators located Wells at a residence on County Road 16 and discovered a significant amount of methamphetamine. Deputies transported Wells to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of drug trafficking, unlawful possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He will be extradited back to Chattooga County upon his release from Cherokee County.
According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County deputies and investigators executed a search warrant at a residence on County Road 89 in the Needmore Community on Thursday. Investigators arrested 5 individuals from the residence as a result of the search warrant. Jammy T. White, 36, and Gerry D. Parker, 39, both of Gaylesville, were charged with drug trafficking and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Darren S. Terry, 22, Cynthia M. Battles, 30, both of Gaylesville, and Latrisha R. Mobbs, 32 of Centre, were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Battles and Mobbs were additionally charged with second degree promoting prison contraband after corrections officers discovered illegal drugs on them during the booking process. According to Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, investigators seized several ounces of methamphetamine and a firearm from the residence.
According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County investigators arrested six people from a camper on Highway 68 in Gaylesville this past Saturday. Three of the individuals ran from the camper when Sheriff’s Office investigators arrived at the residence but were quickly apprehended. Michael E. Peed, 32, of Gaylesville, Billy R. Agan, 31, of Leesburg, and Misty A. Itson, also 31 of Leesburg, were all charged with attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Robie Watwood, 53, of Cedar Bluff, Danny J. Segars, 41, of Cedar Bluff, and Amanda N. Bradley, 23, of Piedmont, were all arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Friday, Spring Creek, Centre, and Ellisville Fire Departments responded to a structure fire on County Road 936 just outside of Centre around 10:30 am. Upon arrival, fire fighters discovered smoke coming from the residence. After extinguishing the fire, fire fighters called for investigators due to the nature of the fire. Investigators Jordan Kelley and Brent Snead with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set and a suspect was developed. Investigators interviewed Brandon Cole Morrison and subsequently arrested Morrison, charging him with Arson 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree. Morrison was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center around 3:00 pm Friday.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators and members of the Alabama Regional Drug Task Force participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National drug take back day. The take back location was set up at the Sheriff’s Office this past Saturday. According to Chief Investigator Josh Summerford, law enforcement personnel took-in just over 100 pounds of unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs.
According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County investigators charged a Cedar Bluff woman with a sex offender registration notification act (SORNA) violation last Friday after she was found to be living here without notifying the Sheriff’s Office. The woman, Brenda J. Netterville, age 50, was registered with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office for an offense that occurred in Florida. She had left Lauderdale County without making notification to them and moved to Cherokee County. She will be transported to Lauderdale County after she makes bond in Cherokee County to face a SORNA charge there.
Three Cherokee County Deputy Sheriffs received a certification as a School Resource Officer (SRO) last week. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the three attended the 40-hour SRO training at the University of Tennessee’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center. The training is essential to working with and protecting students, faculty, and administration in our school system. Deputy Thomas Key, Deputy John Sentell, and Deputy Kasey West received the certification this past Friday. The three join Investigator Jordan Kelley to make a total four professionally certified SROs in the Sheriff’s Office.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s investigators arrested 8 individuals on drug charges on Monday. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, 2 of those suspects were arrested on County Road 14 for drug trafficking and tampering with physical evidence. Phillip B. Slayton, 27, and Stephen K. Reynolds, 28, both of Piedmont were charged with drug trafficking, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Four suspects were arrested in Cedar Bluff, including, Lanny R. Crocker, Jr, 48, Babara L. Crocker, 42, William A. Wood, 63, and Kevin M. Oakes. The Crockers were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Wood and Oakes were both charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Later in the afternoon on Monday, 2 Georgia residents, Lewis G. Adams, 33, and Roger D. Broadrick, 55, were arrested on Highway 9 for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies transported all 8 suspects to the Cherokee County Detention Center.
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