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County man awakens to smell of smoke, saves house from potential fire

Reports are for period ending September 11.

Tin Shop and Woodland volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire at 2:20 a.m. on County Road 59 in the Rocky Branch area. Joe Louis Trammell told responders he was asleep on the couch when he awoke to the smell of smoke. Trammell ran through the house looking for the source of the smoke and found it on the front porch. He used a fire extinguisher to put it out, but then called 911 so firefighters could be sure it was completely out.

D&S Marine on Highway 48, west of Wedowee, reported the theft of cash from the office.

A resident of County Road 35 near Broughton reported that a friend had taken his portable power supply box and pawned it.

DP Oil on U.S 431 near Foster’s Crossroads reported that they received a counterfeit $100 bill.

A resident of County Road 82 in Newell reported that they heard a boom around 2 a.m. and later discovered their mailbox was in pieces with mail strewn everywhere, some of it burned.

A resident of Highway 22 in Rock Mills reported that his mailbox and garbage can were destroyed.

A Roanoke man reported that he had a 2019 Can-Am Renegade posted for sale on Facebook Marketplace. A potential buyer contacted him, brought him a cashier’s check for $12,000 and took the ATV. At first the bank took the check; however, a few days later, the bank said the check was not good after all.

A wallet was reported stolen from a home on County Road 61 at Rock Stand.

A Newell man reported a case of identify theft on Sept. 8.

A woman reported that a man physically assaulted her and took her vehicle on Sept. 8 on Ernest Road in the Mt. Pleasant community.

A Dodge Caravan camper was reported stolen on Sept. 9 from near Foster’s Boat Ramp.

Damage to a school bus was reported on Sept. 9 on County Road 264 near Foster’s Crossroads.

A vacant home burned on Sept. 9 on County Road 429 in Graham. Newell and Morrison’s Crossroads volunteer fire departments responded. The property owner was William Stillwell.

A Kawasaki and Suzuki motorcycle were reported stolen on Sept. 10 from County Road 235, east of Wedowee.

A utility trailer was reported stolen from Jessica Drive, north of Wedowee.

Sheriff’s arrests

Jack Anthony Easterwood, 52, of Wedowee – domestic violence – Sept. 5

Gary Ray “Big Baby” Langston, 29, of Wedowee – failure to appear in court (unauthorized use of a vehicle, child support, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia) – Sept. 5

Thomas Floyd Evans Jr., 66, of Roanoke – harassment and criminal littering. Evans is accused of repeatedly driving past a house on Sept. 1 shouting insults and throwing beer cans and bottles filled with rocks. – Sept. 6

Tristan Wayne Owens, 25, of Bowdon, Ga. – first-degree receiving stolen property and bringing stolen property into the state – Sept. 6

Melissa Kay Holland, 43, of Roanoke – third-degree criminal trespassing – Sept. 7

Montevious Kiondre Whitehead, 28, of Pine Mountain, Ga. – child support – Sept. 7

Joshua Matthew Pinkard, 26, of Roanoke – bond violations (possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of brass knuckles) – Sept. 7

Jonathon Alan “Bubba” Morrison, 36, of Roanoke – DUI – Sept. 8

Breeman Dwight Ackles, 32, of Lineville – child support – Sept. 8

Samuel Benjamin Henderson, 43, of Wadley – probation violation (first-degree criminal mischief) – Sept. 9

LaCharles Quintez Ward, 31, of Cragford – sexual abuse of a child less than 12 This is in connection with an incident that was originally reported in 2021. – Sept. 9.

Joshua Andrew Denham, 27, of Roanoke – domestic violence by strangulation (indictment) and two counts of aggravated child abuse (indictments)

Larry Vinson Bailey, 52, of LaFayette – probation violation

Joshua Andrew Denham, 27, of Roanoke – domestic violence by strangulation (indictment) and two counts of aggravated child abuse (indictments) – Sept. 11

Larry Vinson Bailey, 52, of LaFayette – probation violation – Sept. 11

Roanoke Police

Cordarious LaTray Joiner, 28, of 2394 County Road 105, Roanoke – Warrant of Arrest x 2 – Sep 10

Jacob Trent Adamson, 45, of 30 Oakview Way, Roanoke – Failure to Appear/Comply/Pay, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense, Possession of Methamphetamine – Sep 11

Crystal Sherrelle Clark, 42, of 1333 Satterwhite Street, Roanoke – Failure to Appear in Court (Criminal Trespass 3rd x 2, Theft of Property 4th x 2), Failure to Appear/Comply/Pay x 6, Shoplifting ($500 or less) x 3, Criminal Trespass – Enters/Remains In/On Premises – Sep 11

Jimmy Lewis Thomas, 52, of 934 Heflin Avenue, Roanoke – Criminal Trespass – Enters/Remains In/On Premises – Sep 11

Austin Reed Edwards, 22, of 960 County Road 26, Roanoke – Failure to Appear/Comply/Pay (Criminal Trespass 1st, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication) – Sep 11


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