A woman who allegedly passed a forged check on the account of a family member on six different occasions at Walmart since June has been arrested after an investigation by a criminal detective of the Sheriff's Department.
29 year old Megan Ann Tramel of Midway Road, Smithville is charged with six counts of forgery. Her bond is $30,000 and she will be in court on September 12.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that Tramel allegedly passed the forged checks in the following amounts on the following dates: $66.51 on June 13; $142.52 on June 20; $131.60 on August 18; $109.62 on August 20; $87.75 on August 21; and $197.83 on August 28.
32 year old Steven Levan Gandy of Old West Point Road, Smithville is charged with initiation of a process used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. His bond is $50,000 and he will be in court on September 12.
Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, August 29 a caretaker at a residence on Short Mountain Highway entered the home and found components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Gandy then arrived at the home, went inside, and attempted to hide the components. A drug detective of the sheriff's department made an investigation. The homeowner gave the detective consent to search and found were items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine including 2- one pot cook bottles, mason jars containing a bi-layered liquid; two gasser bottles, two funnels, coffee filters, plastic tubing, two bottles of crystal drain cleaner, along with other items associated with the manufacture of meth. Gandy was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
29 year old Ryan Lee Walden of Dale Ridge Road, Dowelltown is charged with theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $7,500.
Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, July 31 the victim, who resides on Allen Ferry Road, reported that sets of Bone China plates, cups, and bowls had gone missing from the home. Walden was found to have sold these items to an auction house in DeKalb County. The value of the stolen items was more than $1,000.
38 year old Allison Sheree Turner of Lower Helton Road, Alexandria is charged with felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, and driving on a suspended license.
Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, August 27 Turner was driving on Highway 70 west when she was involved in an accident with another vehicle. After the wreck, Turner left the scene. When the deputy spotted Turner, he got behind her vehicle and activated his lights and siren. She initially refused to stop, traveling at a high rate of speed for about a half a mile before pulling over. A check of Turner's license revealed that she was driving on a suspended license.
32 year old Cynthia Diane Carter of Tramel Branch Road, Alexandria is charged with a third offense of driving on a revoked license. She was also issued a citation for failure to maintain her lane of travel. Her bond is $5,000 and she will be in court on September 12.
Sheriff Ray said that on Friday, August 30 Carter was operating a motor vehicle on Highway 70 when she was stopped by a deputy for failure to maintain her lane of travel. She had an ID only license. A computer check revealed that her license were revoked for driving on a revoked license on December 11, 2012 in Wilson County and January 2, 2013 in Putnam County. She was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.
Last week, WJLE first reported that thirty three persons had been named in sealed indictments handed down by a special called session of the DeKalb County Grand Jury on Monday, August 19 and all but one were the result of a lengthy investigation by the Sheriff's Department into the illegal sale of narcotics and other crimes committed in DeKalb County.
Twenty six of those individuals were initially served with the indictments and arrested. Sheriff Ray now reports that two others have been picked up by the sheriff's department.
36 year old Sharon Roseann Barnwell of Sparta is indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid). Her bond is $50,000. She was arrested on Wednesday, August 28.
35 year old Andrew Wesley Wilbert of Vandergriff Hollow Road, Dowelltown is indicted for sale and delivery of a schedule II drug (Roxycodone). His bond is $30,000. He was picked up on Friday, August 30.
All those indicted will appear in DeKalb County Criminal Court for arraignment on Monday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.