DeKalb Deputy Injured in Head-On Collision



A DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department deputy was involved in a late-night head-on collision on Sunday. Three vehicles were involved.

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, Deputy Troy Fugatt radioed to dispatch that he had been in an accident. He reported he’d been traveling down Alabama Highway 68 when another vehicle was passing a truck and hit Deputy Fugatt head-on, then spun around and hit another vehicle. The drivers of the other two vehicles were uninjured but Deputy Fugatt was transported to DeKalb Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said: “It is always scary to get a phone call late at night about one of our deputies being in an accident. We are just so glad that everyone walked away from the accident and is doing OK.”

The DeKalb Sheriff’s Department also reported a drug arrest over the weekend. On Friday, K-9 Deputy Hunter Akins observed a vehicle weaving on County Road 479 in Crossville and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.


Once the deputy was at the vehicle, he asked the driver if he had anything illegal inside the vehicle or on his person. Shane Curtis Walker (left), 26, of Albertville, was found with a baggie of methamphetamine on his person, at which time the DeKalb County Drug and Major Crimes Unit was contacted. Walker was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

A juvenile in the vehicle at the time was released to the child’s parents.

Sheriff Harris commented: “Deputy Akins did a good job on being observant.”


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