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Arrest Report

September 29, 2012

ARREST Report 9/29/12

County arrests

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

• Bob Timothy Adams, 33, of 24324 Alabama 99, Elkmont, probation revoked on previous conviction for third-degree criminal mischief

• Johnny Luther Allred, 41, of 23222 Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road, Tanner, probation revoked on previous conviction for violating a protection order

• Jessica Cielu Braden, 35, of 22501 New Garden Road, Lot 7, Elkmont, bond revoked on previous charge of harassment

• Michael Orell Gray, 42, of 19788 Townsend Ford Road, Athens, failing to deliver title

• Terry Neal Griffin, 51, of 15842 Kings Drive, Athens, probation revoked on previous conviction for third-degree burglary

• Blake Waylon Hopkins, 23, of 285 Summer Ford Road, Danville, second-degree theft

• Juan Jose Mejia, 27, of 205 Maple St., Athens, detained for Immigration and Customs  Enforcement

• Donald Harold Schmitt Jr., 41, of Joppa, second-degree theft (for Escambia County)

• Patrick Alan Turlington, 22, of 306 Harold Drive, Decatur, bond revoked on previous charges of three counts of reckless murder and first-degree assault

• Joshua Michael Wall, 30, of 4188 Americana Drive, Apt. 203, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, public intoxication

• Holly Beth Wilson, 27,of 2232 Levert Ave., Athens, giving false name and bonds revoked on previous charges of no insurance and three counts of driving with a revoked license

County thefts

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

• ATHENS – Browning .380-caliber handgun, valued at $550, taken in burglary between Sept. 6 and 27 from 26000 block Mill Creek Drive

• ATHENS – Table saw, air compressor, Craftsman brand circular saw, hand saw, two Craftsman/Ryobi routers, two Craftsman/Skil drills, drill bit sets, cordless drills and bench grinder, total value $718, taken in burglary between June 1 and Sept. 27 from 19000 block Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road

• MADISON – Washer, amp, set of weights, two deep freezers, mini-refrigerator and 24 porcelain dolls, total value $1,928, stolen between July 18 and Sept. 4 from 13000 block Sugar Plum Way

• ATHENS – Pressure washer, valued at $50, stolen between Sept. 24 and 26, from 21000 block Mooresville Road

City arrests

Athens Police Department reported no arrests Friday.

City thefts 

Athens Police Department reported no thefts Friday.


• Sarah Ann Roberts, 19, of Elkmont, was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at 6:20 p.m. Thursday on Gatlin Road, three miles south of Ardmore. — State troopers

• Jackie Clowers, 70, and his passenger Sarah Carr, 18, both of Meridianville, were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 1:35 p.m. Thursday on Alabama 127 near Elkmont.  — State troopers


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