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Skeletal remains found in Malone

Skeletal remains were discovered outside a camper in the Malone community on Sunday morning during a welfare check. According to the report from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, the victim’s son reported that he had not heard from Derald Owen Copp, 57, for three weeks, since he had been discharged from the hospital.

After deputies located the remains at the address on County Road 15, Jacksonville State University Forensics were called to assist with the scene. The body is being sent for an autopsy, but foul play is not suspected.

RCSO, Wedowee Police and Southern Ambulance Transport responded to Pineywoods Drive on Aug. 24 after a report that a resident had been seen on camera with many visible injuries. The injured woman was unable to tell responders what happened to her. She was taken to Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center and then transported by helicopter to a larger hospital.

During an ambulance call on Aug. 26, the victim handed an ambulance employee his pistol for safekeeping, but the pistol turned out to have been reported stolen.

A resident of County Road 43 near Forester’s Chapel reported on Aug. 21 that someone had cut the brake lines to his truck. A knife was found lying on the ground nearby.

A resident of Highway 431 near the Cleburne County line reported on Aug. 23 that a security camera had been taken, another broken and another unplugged at her residence. An air conditioner had also been moved.

A resident of County Road 64, Woodland, reported that ammunition had been taken from his vehicle on Aug. 23.

A tractor battery was reported stolen from a tractor on County Road 105 near Saxon’s Crossroads on Aug. 27.

Sheriff’s arrests

Tyler Lee Shaw, 31, of Lineville – fourth-degree theft of property – Aug 22. Shaw is accused of stealing some tin.

Stephen Taylor Jones, 35, of Lithia, Fla. – DUI – Aug. 22 (State Trooper)

Ray Joseph Ferraccio, 41, of Wedowee – failure to appear in court (possession of a controlled substance, second-degree theft of property and third-degree burglary) – Aug. 23

Jeremy Carl Butler, 36, of Roanoke – probation violation – Aug. 23

Patricia H. Gilliland, 74, of Hoover – DUI – Aug. 24 (State Trooper)

Hilda Renay Johnson, 23, of Woodland – third-degree domestic violence/harassment – Aug. 24

Damyon Jamal Person, 20, of Heflin – second-degree receiving stolen property, second-degree possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and minor in possession of tobacco products – Aug. 24. An AR-15, allegedly taken by his cousin during a robbery, was located in Person’s vehicle.

Terrance Durand Sims, 48, of Wedowee – failure to appear in court (no motorcycle endorsement, attempting to elude and expired tag) – Aug. 24

Jacob Mitchell Carter, 31, of Newell – probation violation – Aug. 24

Jimmy Arron “Deekie” Jordan, 43, of Wedowee – failure to appear in court (child support) – Aug. 25

Kevin Anthony Whitley, 36, of Woodland – probation violation (third-degree assault and third-degree criminal trespassing) – Aug. 25

Andrew Bernard Sims, 32, of Wadley – probation violation – Aug. 25

Frank Dean Wilson, 45, of Roanoke – possession of a controlled substance – Aug. 26

Eugene Harold Tucker, 53, of LaGrange, Ga. – failure to appear in court (public intoxication) – Aug. 27

Dylan Thomas Fairbanks, 29, of Roanoke – possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia – Aug. 27

Roanoke arrests

Kenneth Eli Conn, 36, of 1040 County Road 699, Roanoke – Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – August 22

Keimon Sanders, 29, of 702 Oakcrest Drive, Roanoke – Menacing/Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest – August 24

Wade Evan Daniel, 49, of 4407 County Road 2879, Lanett – Failure to Appear/Comply/Pay – August 25

Cameron Brent Reese, 28, of 640 LaFayette Hwy, Roanoke – Possession of Marijuana 2nd, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense – August 25

Dylan Thomas Fairbanks, 28, of East Avenue, Roanoke – Harassment, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – August 27

Lucretia Rene Hughley, 46, of 416 Government St., Roanoke – Public Intoxication – August 27

Candace Lynn Calhoun, 32, of 1127 Overwood Place, Auburn – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – August 29


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