TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force has made 10 felony arrests in the last week and a half, including a Childersburg man who was charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.
According to Task Force Cmdr. Jason Murray, Roger Stephen Jones, 31, was served with two warrants alleging Jones distributed methamphetamine in the south end of Talladega County in July 2018.
“The warrants were issued yesterday (Thursday),” Murray said. Bond was set at $50,000 in each distribution case.
According to Talladega County Metro Jail records, Jones has been incarcerated since November on charges that include two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear on a charge of driving with an expired tag and driving with a revoked license.
Jones was still in jail as of Friday evening.
Phillip Lee Evans, 43, of Childersburg, and Danielle Jewel Acklin, 18, of Sylacauga, were in a car together Jan. 8 when Sylacauga police made a traffic stop, Murray said. Both were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Evans was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and given a total bond of $100,000. Acklin was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and was given a $10,000 bond.
According to jail records, Acklin posted bond and was released Sunday. Evans was still in jail as of Friday afternoon.
Charon Dontrell Rowland, 33, of Talladega, was driving a Dodge Charger with no license tag near 19th Street and East Sloan Avenue, according to Talladega police Capt. John McCoy. Rowland allegedly got out of the car and led officers on a foot chase that covered a great deal of ground before ending on Jemison Street, where Rowland was Tazed.
During the course of the chase, Rowland was seen taking off a toboggan and tossing it under a house. When it was recovered, the toboggan appeared to contain five crack rocks, McCoy said.
Rowland was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and attempting to elude, as well as on a warrant charging attempting to elude from 2016 and a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of driving without insurance in 2017, Murray said. Bond on the drug charge was set at $15,000, but there was no bond on the warrants. Rowland was still behind bars Friday.
Matthew Lee Crew, 44, of Odenville, was arrested by Talladega police Jan. 13 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, but Murray said he was not certain what the substance in question was. Crew’s bond was set at $5,000, and he was still in jail Friday.
Demetrius Donya Patterson, 33, of Sylacauga, was arrested by Sylacauga police Jan. 13 and charged with possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $5,000, and jail records indicate he was still being held Friday.
Dwayne Tracey Bagwell, 42, of Fayetteville, was pulled over by Sylacauga police Monday, according to Murray. Bagwell was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia, a pipe. Bond was set at $5,000.
Bagwell posted bond and was released Wednesday.
Nicholas Tremayne Cohill, 22, of Childersburg, was stopped at a driver’s license checkpoint in Sylacauga on Monday and was later arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, Xanax, and carrying a pistol without a permit. His bond was $5,000, and he was released the same day he was arrested.
Jennifer Darlene Burns, 22, of Pell City, encountered Lincoln police Monday when officers were asked to do a welfare check at McCaig’s Motel. Burns was charged with possession of methamphetamine and held on a $5,000 bond, which she posted Thursday
Cindy Christina Shierling, 43, of Sylacauga, was arrested when Sylacauga police responded to a suspicious person call Thursday. She was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia, a pipe. Murray said her bond was set at $5,000. She was still in jail Friday evening.
Distribution of a controlled substance is a class B felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison. Possession of a controlled substance is a class D felony, punishable by one year and one day to five years in prison.
Possession of marijuana in the second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit are all misdemeanors.