Sex offender arrested and a bond revoked in DeKalb
December 7, 2017 Share

Sex offender arrested and a bond revoked in DeKalb

PHOTO: Johnny DeWayne Croley (left), 41 of Crossville was arrested this week for stolen property and meth while being out on bond for possessing stolen property and meth.James Edward Price (right), 42 of Rainsville was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender on Tuesday. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala.— According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On Saturday, December 2nd Johnny DeWayne Croley, 41 of Crossville was arrested for possessing stolen property and meth, while being out on bond for possessing stolen property and meth.

Johnny DeWayne Croley, 41 of Crossville. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of Croley having stolen property at his residence. When DeKalb County Deputies, Investigators, Drug Task Force and Albertville Police arrived at the residence, as a result of the search they found a truck that was stolen from Gadsden, a camper from Marshall County, a Harley Davidson motorcycle from Southside and methamphetamine at the residence.

Croley’s bond was revoked for previous charges of stolen property and was charged with new charges of three counts of receiving stolen property 1st, unlawful possession of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.  

James Edward Price, 45 of Rainsville. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office)

On Tuesday, December 5th, James Edward Price, 42 of Rainsville was arrested on Sex Offender Registration Act Violation charges (SORNA). On several occasions, deputies went to Price’s residence to do a sex offender check, and Price was not there. A warrant was obtained for Price and this week, Price was arrested for sex offender registration notification act violation.

Price’s bond was revoked for earlier charges of sex offender registration notification act violation and new charges of sex offender registration notification act violation.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said of the arrests: “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,” Harris added. “Deputies will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of our children and all citizens of DeKalb County.”

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