The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Arrest Report

November 7, 2012

ARREST Report 11/7/12

County arrests

Limestone County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests Tuesday:

• Bennie Dortch Jr., 54, of 1713 Old Moulton Road, Decatur, violated probation on previous conviction for driving under the influence

• Joel Dwight Gooch Jr., 27, of 16789 Poplar Creek Road, Athens, violated probation on previous conviction for third-degree domestic violence (harassment)

• Marlon Anthony James II, 25, of 4955 Century Drive, Apt. 411-B, Huntsville, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree burglary

• James Houston Sims, 37, of 25663 Bethel Road, Elkmont, first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

• Melissa Ann Sims, 35, of 29790 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance

County thefts

Limestone County Sheriff’s Department reported the following thefts Tuesday:

• ATHENS – Fuse box, no value listed, burglarized between Oct. 1 and Nov. 3 in 12000 block Ripley Road

• HARVEST – PlayStation 3 gaming system, eight PlayStation games and Logitech headset, total value $780, burglarized Nov. 3 in 16000 block Wellhouse Drive

• HARVEST – Tools, no value listed, taken during breaking and entering of a vehicle between Nov. 4 and 5 in 14000 block Hunter Road

• ATHENS – Merlin brand GPS, valued at $200, taken during breaking and entering of a vehicle between Nov. 4 and 5 in 24000 block Woodmont Way

• ATHENS – Checkbook and Marc brand sunglasses, total value $300, taken during breaking and entering of a vehicle between Nov. 4 and 5 in 24000 block Craft Road

• ATHENS – Baseball cards, air conditioner, CB radio, swords and Army knives, total value $710, taken during breaking and entering of a vehicle between Oct. 2 and Nov. 5 in 14000 block Peek Drive

• ELKMONT – Air compressor, welder, two bird cages, three bicycles, Christmas decorations and tools, total value $1,900,  burglarized between Nov. 2 and 5 in 14000 block Section Line Road

• ATHENS – GPS, pair of knee-high boots and CDs, total value $450, taken during breaking and entering of a vehicle Nov. 5 from 15000 block Capstone Lane

• ATHENS – Dormitory fridge, microwave, antique table and chandelier, total value $550, burglarized between Nov. 4 and 5 on U.S. 72 West

• ATHENS – Sanyo brand 32-inch TV, Craftsman large tool chest with tools, two bicycles, four old push mowers, lawnmower trailer 4-by-8-foot trailer, and flag case with medals, total value $3,990, burglarized between Oct. 5 and Nov. 5 in 13000 block Zhener Road

• ELKMONT – Snapper brand push mower, valued at $300, stolen between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 from 22000 block Tammy Sue Way

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