On Dec. 13, DeKalb (Ala.) County sheriff's deputies went to a residence on County Road 602 in Fort Payne to serve a felony warrant on Timothy Wayne Smith. Searching the residence, the officers found a marijuana pipe and marijuana. Both Timothy Wayne Smith, 45, of Fort Payne, and Kimberly Dawn Haston, 23, of Henagar, were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Smith also on the felony warrant with failure to comply
On Sunday, Dec. 17, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a stolen vehicle being at a residence on Highway 75 in the Higdon community. As deputies and an Ider police officer arrived at the home, they observed a male subject running into the residence and a female subject sitting in a vehicle outside it. The offices entered the residence, where they found the male subject and identified him as Christopher Justin Ray (left), 37, of Ringgold, Ga. Ray started fighting the lawmen but was finally detained.
In the meantime, the license plate on the vehicle that Ray and the female subject had been in was found to be registered to a different vehicle. When deputies ran the VIN of the vehicle through the police computer, it emerged that the vehicle was stolen out of Chattanooga. The female subject, Jessica Constance Gilreath (right), 29, of Crawford, Tenn., was detained at this time.
As the law officers searched the vehicle, they found what appeared to be a meth lab in the trunk of the vehicle. Both Ray and Gilreath were arrested. Ray was charged with resisting arrest, attempting to elude, criminal mischief 2nd, assault 2nd, unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd, and obstructing governmental operations.
Gilreath was charged with unlawful possession of controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana 2nd and receiving stolen property 1st.
DeKalb Sheriff Jimmy Harris thanks citizens for their tips and his deputies for doing a good job.