Three arrested and two charged with chemical endangerment of a child

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On February 23, 2012 at approximately 6:15 pm, MCSO special Operations pulled over a motor home eastbound on I-10. Traveling inside the motor home was BRIAN TAYLOR, ECHO MAYA CONNER (TAYLOR’S WIFE), MATTHEW RYAN AVERY and two children under the age of 16.

The driver and passengers refused to allow deputies to search the motor home. MCSO called the K-9 unit and he gave a positive alert on the driver and passenger doors.

Inside the motor home deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a tin box. Drain cleaner, a funnel, cold packs, and lithium batteries were found in a plastic bag and a syringe was also found wrapped and stuffed inside a guitar.

Outside the motor home in the spare tire compartment deputies found a jar with “meth” residue, a jar with camp fuel, plastic tubing and additional funnels.

Both ECHO and TAYLOR claimed the marijuana to be theirs. ECHO was charged with possession of marijuana 1st, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and 2 counts of chemical endangerment of a child. AVERY was charged with manufacturing meth, and drug paraphernalia. TAYLOR was released in order to care for the children. Warrants for his arrest were signed this afternoon. He will have the same charges as ECHO.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Three arrested for manufacturing meth.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On February 24, 2012 Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested JENNIFER DENISE RUSHING, DARRELL EUGENE JOHNSON AND ERIC OLIVER BARBOUR for manufacturing meth, trafficking meth and use/possession drug paraphernalia.

MCSO patrol deputies pulled their vehicle over for traffic violations and found a meth lab (shake n bake), meth components (pre cursors), as well as finished “meth”.

MCSO Narcotic officers were called to the scene in order to identify the drugs as well as dismantling and disposing of the meth lab.

According to jail records JOHNSON and RUSHING have several previous drug charges.

The Meth initiative, designed by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, targets meth users and manufactures through three areas of focus: Enforcement, Compliance and Education.

To report Meth, text the word “meth” to 839863(textme) or call 574-8633. You may also go to our website, www.mobileso.com, go to Report A Crime.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

HOMICIDE

On Saturday, February 4, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Spice Pond Road in reference to two females fighting inside of a vehicle.  

While on the way to that call the deputies received another call giving the description of the same vehicle being involved in a wreck on Spice Pond Road.

MCSO Deputies arrived on the scene of the accident and found one female lying in the passenger side, deceased.  The suspect driving the vehicle was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

At this time it is not known the relationship between the two women.  As soon as all family has been notified of the deceased we will release their names.  This investigation is ongoing.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

MCSO arrested

On Thursday, February 2, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested WESLEY WYATT WHITNEY and KYLE KENDRICK with (5) counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.  

MCSO deputies stopped WHITNEY and KENDRICK on Three Notch and Schillinger Road and found a small amount of stolen property inside their vehicle.  A search of WHITNEY’S residence yielded a stolen credit card and assorted stolen electronics.  Deputies also recovered stolen property from a MPD auto-burglary in September 2011.  A search of KENDRICK’S residence yielded a stolen rifle and assorted stolen electronics.

WHITNEY and KENDRICK confessed to burglarizing over 100 vehicles in the past year, 2011.  The two were also responsible for the vehicles that were burglarized last week in The Copeland Island and Windy Oaks subdivisions.

“Our investigators did a fine job in tracking these young men,” says Sheriff Sam Cochran, “ This case was solved because of some great detective work.”

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Pill Shopping

On 02-02-12, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Agents from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation at a local pharmacy in the Mobile area.  The investigation focused on subjects attempting to purchase pseudoephedrine illegally.   

During the investigation, the following individuals were either arrested by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and/or cited: 

JAMES JOHNSON     

 Arrested for 6 outstanding traffic warrants:   

  

Driving while suspended    

Running stop sign     

Failure to register a vehicle     

No insurance     

DUI     

No Insurance   

Issued Traffic Citations issued for: Switched Tag, and Driving while suspended 

ALEXANDER LARSON FISCHER    

 Arrested for Public Lewdness 

BRITTANY MARIE FORD  

Arrested for Possession of a Precursor Chemical

DONNA SHARRELL WEAVER

 Arrested for Possession of a Precursor Chemical 

LARUS EARL WEAVER 

Arrested for Possession of a Precursor Chemical, Warrant- Mount Vernon Police Department 

LAURA ANNIE BOHANON

 Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Issued a Traffic Citation for: Failure to signal a turn 

TERRE LYNN DOUGLAS 

Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

WENDY MARIE DEWBERRY STONE

 Arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 

LISA BROADUS 

Arrested for a Warrant from Citronelle Police Department 

JAMES HARRELL

 Arrested for Possession of a Precursor Chemical 

BRYAN LEE GRIFFIN 

Arrested for Possession of a Precursor Chemical 

TERRY SHELTON FRAZIER 

Issued a Traffic Citation for: Seat belt violation 

RENEE SELTZER,

Issued Traffic Citations for: Driving without first obtaining a license and Seat belt Violation 

RICHARD LOWREY  

Issued a Traffic Citation for: No Seat Belt 

LARRY PRATHER 

Issued a Traffic Citation for: Open container/alcohol in a vehicle 

ROY HOLLINGHEAD 

Issued a Traffic Citation for: No vehicle tag 

KIMBERLY ENGLETT

Issued a Traffic Citation for: Driving with an expired drivers license 

DENISE ANNE MCCARTHY (aka THOMAS ALLEN SMITH)  

Issued a Traffic Citation for: Driving while suspended 

DONNA KILPATRICK 

Issued Traffic Citations for: No child restraint, Open container/alcohol in a vehicle, Driving while license suspended

Due to medical condition, a Warrant will be signed for:

MARY LOU BEDINGFIELD, w/f, dob 02-18

For Possession of a Controlled Substance/Lortab

Bedingfield was issued a Traffic Citation for: Driving while revoked

Investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, working in conjunction with the Mississippi State Troopers, arrested the following individuals: 

KELVIN WILLIAM BROADUS

Arrested for Possession of a Methamphetamine Precursor with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine

(Broadus was on Parole with the Mississippi Department of Corrections) 

GARY ELVIS STIGLET 

Arrested for Conspiracy to Possess a Precursor Chemical with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine

Tampering with evidence

(Stiglet was on Probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections) 

JOHN WAYNE STEWART 

Arrested for Conspiracy to Manufacture a Controlled Substance 

Stewart was issued Traffic Citations for Improper Equipment and Driving with a Suspended Drivers License

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com