Crime

Student Caught at Sylvania with Marijuana

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A 17-year-old male was caught with a

Missing Juvenile Located

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Earlier today, Investigators with the DeKalb County

PHONE SCAM ALERT: New Scam Impersonates Sheriff’s Office

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A new scam is targeting citizens in

Justice Served

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala. — On August 7, 2018, a resident on Valley View

Several Drug Arrests made this week under New Leadership

From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: FORT PAYNE, Ala.  — This week, Sheriff Nick Welden and the

Rainsville City Employee Arrested for Theft

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo provided by The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office) DeKalb County, Ala. — On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Rainsville City Council held a special called meeting

Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office: On September 22, 2017, Brian Dwight Manning, 39 of Fyffe,

Sheriff’s Office updated on weekend homicide, shooting

By Staff Reports DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — On Saturday, December 1, deputies and local police were dispatched to a shooting at

Wrecks Result in Two Fatalities

By Staff Report FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Two wrecks occurred over the weekend that unfortunately resulted in two fatalities. Both

Sheriff’s Office updates on officer shooting

By Staff Reports DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris: On the night of Friday, October 19, the Henagar