Sgt. Chad Payne is information officer, as well as a detective, for the Dade County Sheriff's Office.

On May Tuesday, May 12, at approximately 9 p.m., Dade County deputies received a call of an assault in the Rising Fawn community.

It was reported that a preacher of a...

HAMMONDVILLE, Ala. — On Monday (May 4th, 2020), the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the I-59 Flea Market on Highway 117 in Hammondville after a caller reported a suspicious motorcycle parked at the business.

When a deputy arrived, the front door was fou...

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A man is in custody after leading a deputy on a chase while on a bicycle Tuesday night.

The incident occurred around 10:30 pm. A deputy patrolling County Road 784 near Cartersville, Ala., encountered a subject on a bicycle. Whe,n the deputy neared the...

The Dade County Sheriff's Office stopped issuing arrest reports well before the current COVID-19 emergency, citing problems with technology. The last routine weekly arrest report the DCSO released to The Dade Planet was on Feb. 24.

Meanwhile, with Georgia's shelter-in-p...

FORT PAYNE, Ala —This past month was productive for the DeKalb County Narcotics Unit, which arrested 26 people on charges related to narcotics.

On Thursday, February 6, DeKalb (Ala.) sheriff's deputies along with narcotics agents conducted a traffic stop on Highway 75 i...

We are very happy to announce the addition of our two newest deputies.


Deputy Amanda Lind and Deputy Jesse Daffron graduated the police academy yesterday, and were sworn in by the Sheriff yesterday evening.

All while their families got to be present and watch.

Sherif...

With the whole world seemingly closing up and locking down, it should come as no surprise that the Dade County Sheriff's Office will not be issuing arrest reports today. But this is not due to the coronavirus--the SO's Mary Ann Bradford says the reporting problem is ca...

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The office of DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff Nick Weldon has identified the suspect in this week's officer-involved shooting as Juan Becerra Jr., 39, of Southside, Ala. The SO described the circumstances of the incident in this release:

On Monday, March...

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Last night at approximately 10 p.m., DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a shooting during a high-speed pursuit.

The chase concluded at the 218 on-ramp of I-59 in Fort Payne.

The suspect was transported by DeKalb Ambulance S...

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Nina Bryan, the Ider woman who was reported missing Friday, was located Monday afternoon, according to the DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office.

Around 4:45 p.m. Monday, DeKalb County deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on County Road 713 near...

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