By Staff Reports
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden: Sunday night (July 28, 2019) at approximately 8 pm, DeKalb County Deputies apprehended a fugitive from Marshall County in Kilpatrick.
William Harry Humphries Jr. (45 of Albertville) was apprehended after a traffic stop on Highway 68 near the intersection of Highway 168. Deputies were conducting a two day saturation of the Kilpatrick area.
Humphries was wanted by Marshall County for escaping from a work release facility. He and his passenger were in possession of approximately 18 grams of Methamphetamine when he was apprehended.
Humphries was charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He’s also facing existing charges in Marshall County of Escape 2nd, Escape 3rd, and Failure to Appear for Receiving Stolen Property, 1st.
A female, Brenda Buckelew (38 of Horton, Alabama), was with Humpheries at the time of his arrest. Buckelew was also charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
"In the case of Mr. Humpheries, we apprehended a wanted criminal who was also caught in the act of bringing a large amount of Methamphetamine into our county,” stated Sheriff Welden.