2 from Fort Payne arrested in Cherokee Co. after chase, third escapes
October 13, 2016
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2 from Fort Payne arrested in Cherokee Co. after chase, third escapes

By Staff Reports

CENTRE, Ala. — Two Fort Payne residents were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle and foot pursuit in Cherokee County, while a third suspect remains at large.

Jeremy Justice, 33 of Fort Payne, remains at large and has warrants in Jackson, DeKalb, and Cherokee Counties. (Cherokee County Sheriff)

Jeremy Justice, 33 of Fort Payne, remains at large and has warrants in Jackson, DeKalb, and Cherokee Counties. (Cherokee County Sheriff)

Investigators Brent Snead, Michael Green, and Chief Investigator Josh Summerford attempted to stop a vehicle near the McCord’s Crossroads community, when the pursuit began. The driver turned onto County Road 571 near the Spring Creek Fire Department and wrecked, then three individuals fled on foot.

Investigators apprehended Bobby J. Townson, 34, and Whittney C. Davis, 26, both of Fort Payne, who were arrested and charged with attempting to elude. Townson will be transferred to the DeKalb County Jail to face existing warrants for drug charges there.

Bobby Townson, 34, of Fort Payne was arrested for attempting to elude and carrying a concealed weapon. (Cherokee County Jail)

Bobby Townson, 34, of Fort Payne was arrested for attempting to elude and carrying a concealed weapon. (Cherokee County Jail)

Whittney C. Davis, 26, of Fort Payne was arrested for attempting to elude, carrying a concealed weapon. (Cherokee County Jail)

Whittney C. Davis, 26, of Fort Payne was arrested for attempting to elude, carrying a concealed weapon. (Cherokee County Jail)

Cherokee County deputies, Centre Police officers, a tracking dog from Georgia, and a helicopter from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency searched for the third suspect, Jeremy L. Justice, 33, of Fort Payne, who remains at large. In addition to the charges in Cherokee County, Justice faces charges in Jackson and DeKalb Counties.

According to Cherokee County Jeff Shaver, on Tuesday, October 11, deputies and investigators were in the process of conducting a warrant round-up for suspects wanted on grand jury indictments and non-payment of child support.

Ten arrests were made as a result of the operation:

  • Barry T. Bishop, 57, Cedar Bluff, Non-Payment of Child Support
  • John B. Doss, 54, Cedar Bluff, Non-Payment of Child Support
  • Pamela A. Warren, 49, Centre, Non-Payment of Child Support.
  • John D. Hinton, 53, Piedmont, Grand Jury Indictment (GJI) for Trafficking Marijuana,
  • Michael T. Bentley, 31, Centre, GJI First-Degree sexual abuse
  • Stacy L. Roach, 30, Centre, GJI, Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12 years of age
  • Clinton E. Hunt, 46, Piedmont, GJI, Two counts of First Degree Rape
  • Pamela M. Gossett, 54, of Centre, Hindering Prosecution.

Sheriff Shaver requests if you have information on Jeremy Justice to please call the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 256-927-9999.

 

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