Dade Stolen Car Recovered in DeKalb; Flat Rock Man Arrested

On Sunday, Oct. 22, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and DeKalb County 911 received multiple phone calls about the breaking and entering of a vehicle and an attempt at breaking and entering into a residence in the Ider community. An Ider police officer responded to a residence on County Road 141 in Ider. When the officer arrived, he observed Jeffery Jason Ray White Jr. (left), 20, of Flat Rock, sitting in a vehicle, apparently under the influence of some substance. The officer checked the plates on the vehicle and learned tit had been stolen out of Dade County, Georgia.

At this time, DeKalb County deputies came to assist with the arrest of White. White was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property 1st. Dade County was contacted to let police there know that the stolen vehicle had been recovered.

After further investigation, Jeffery Jason Ray White Jr. was also charged with two counts of breaking and entering vehicle.

Also on Sunday, deputies conducted another traffic stop on County Road 107 and County Road 232 in Fort Payne,which resulted in two individuals, Donald Allen Davis, 44, of Fort Payne, and Larry Lebron Tidwell, 35, of Henagar being arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. Tidwell was also charged with giving false identification to law enforcement officer. Tidwell was found with two plastic bags of meth on his person and a glass pipe along with other items were found in the vehicle.

​​On Friday, Oct. 20, DeKalb County (Ala.) deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 709 and U.S. Highway 11 in Valley Head. As they were talking to the driver and passengers, one of the deputies observed one of the passengers hiding something. As a result of the ensuing search of the vehicle, deputies found a small bag of methamphetamine and a syringe. Both Alax Wayne Harrell, 26, of Jacksonville, and Jimmy Lee Worthey Jr. (right), 38, of Mentone, were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of controlled substance.

DeKalb Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson commented: “Deputies and the Ider officer did a great job on being observant and in the recovery of the stolen vehicle. We are glad to have these offenders off the streets and that no one was hurt in the attempted break-ins.”

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