A Crossville (Ala.) man is back behind bars after he was found with meth and multiple stolen vehicles while out on bail.
Johnny DeWayne Croley (left), 41, of Crossville was arrested Saturday while he was on bond for a previous arrest on stolen property charges. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office had received a tip that Croley had stolen property at his home. When DeKalb deputies, investigators and Drug Task Force agents, along with Albertville police officers, arrived to search the residence, they found a truck that was stolen from Gadsden, a camper from Marshall County, a Harley Davidson motorcycle from Southside and methamphetamine.
Croley’s bond was revoked for the previous charges and he was charged with three new counts of receiving stolen property 1st, unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On several occasions, DeKalb deputies had gone to the home of James Edward Price (right), 42, of Rainsville, Ala., to do a sex offender check. Price, who was on bond for earlier charges of sex offender registration act violations, was not there on these occasions. On Saturday, Dec. 2, a warrant was obtained for Price and he was arrested on new sex offender registration charges, and his bond was revoked for the pending charges.
DeKalb Sheriff Jimmy Harris commented: “We will continue to make checks to make sure the sex offender is where they are supposed to be. They are required to register their address with Nina Haney, the Deputy Clerk/Offender Compliance specialist. Deputies will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of our children and all citizens of DeKalb County.”