Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his Deputies, Investigator’s and Narcotics Agents have been extremely busy in the last few weeks investigating numerous incidents that have been reported or initiated in the county. These investigations lead to multiple arrests with stolen property recovered and drugs taken off the streets.
“On 04/28/2015 the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the Alvaton Food Mart in reference to a reported shoplifting already occurred. When the two patrol deputies were informed of the perpetrators in this matter they made contact to investigate further. During this time one of the subject’s gave deputies a false name and date of birth and then they both fled on foot. Johnny Russell, III, B/M, 23 years of age of Gay, Ga. was caught after a brief foot chase in which a struggle ensued. They were able to get Russell into custody, however both deputies were slightly injured in the apprehension and had to receive medical attention. The other suspect identified as Dexter Sinkfield, B/M, 31 years of age of Gay was able to elude arrest. Russell was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and was charged with 2 counts of Felony Obstruction and Shoplifting. Sinkfield is currently still at large with warrants out for his arrest for Obstruction, Shoplifting and Providing a False Name.” Sheriff Smith said.
“On 03/12/2015 a burglary was reported at an Alvaton Road, Gay, Georgia address in which several firearms were reported stolen. Investigators were able to track down a lead of where the property had been possibly sold. The stolen guns were recovered and evidence was obtained in regard to the identity of the perpetrators in this matter. We were also able to link these subjects to an additional theft of a riding lawn mower from the same location on a previous date. That stolen riding mower was recovered as well at another location. Further investigation lead to evidence being obtained of these subjects being involved in the theft of an air conditioner unit from an address off of Rocky Mount Road, Greenville, Ga. Warrants were obtained for Charles Clifton Collins, W/M, 45 years of age, of Alvaton Road, Gay, Ga. and Danielle Fawn Storey, W/F, 32 years of age, of Alvaton Road, Gay, Ga. Collins and Storey were charged with 3 counts of Felony Theft by Taking. Both subjects are currently in the Meriwether County Jail. Additional charges are pending in this matter with several ongoing investigations. ” Sheriff Smith stated.
“On 04/28/2015 Investigator’s went to 416 Oak Drive, Warm Springs, Ga. and executed a search warrant. We received information that Willard “Randy” Fowler, W/M, 71 years of age of 416 Oak Dr., Warm Springs, Ga. was in possession of stolen property. A search of the location turned up a Genrac Generator and a Dremel Multi-tool that had been stolen from a burglary in the 1800 block of Raleigh Road. Further investigation into the matter revealed that Fowler was also in possession of additional stolen property along with property that had the serial numbers altered or removed. Warrants were obtained for Fowler’s arrest. He was picked up a few days later. Fowler was transported to the Meriwether County Jail. He has been charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and 3 Felony Counts of Possession of Items with Altered Serial Numbers. Fowler is on Felony Probation out of Harris County, Georgia. Additional Probation Violation charges were filed out of Harris County. Fowler is currently in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Jail without bond.” According to Sheriff Smith.
“On May 11, 2015 Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents, Meriwether County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted by the Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at 4161 Harmony Church Road, Manchester, Meriwether County, Ga. This was part of an on-going undercover investigation involving the residents of this location. Agents seized 3.5 grams of methamphetamine, 35 Schedule IV Xanax, 1 Schedule II Methadone, 1 Schedule II Hydrocodone and numerous items of drug paraphernalia along with 2 sets of scales. Those arrested were Joshua Vernon Phillips W/M, 35 years of age, of 4161 Harmony Church Road, charges Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Schedule IV Xanax, Linda Marie Phillips W/F, 49 years of age, same address, charges Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Schedule IV Xanax, Kathryn Nicole Speigal, W/F, 26 years of age, same address, charges Possession of Schedule II Hydrocodone, Possession of Schedule IV Xanax, Possession of Schedule II Methadone, Possession of Methamphetamine. There were 2 small children in the residence at the time of the search warrant execution. The Department of Family and Children Services were contacted in regard to the child case. We had recently charged Joshua “Josh” and Linda Phillips related to the same type activity at a residence on Nebula Road, Manchester, Ga. They were charged and booked in that matter and received bond. While out on bond they just moved locations and set up shop using and selling drugs again at this Harmony Church Road location. Linda Phillips has a violation of probation out of Jacksonville, Florida and Florida has extradited her back down there on their charges. We will get her back once this case has been indicted and ready for prosecution. Josh Phillips is being held in the Meriwether County Jail without bond. Speigal is being held in the Meriwether County Jail on $35,000.00 bond.” Sheriff Smith stated.
4161 Harmony Church Road
“On May 11, 2015 Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents, Meriwether County Sheriff’s Deputies, Narcotics Task Force assisted by the Georgia Pardons and Paroles executed a search warrant at 511 Dromedary Street, Woodbury, Georgia after purchasing crack cocaine from a female resident identified as Felissa Martin, B/F, 35 years of age of 511 Dromedary Street, Woodbury, Ga. The search warrant execution resulted in agents seizing two firearms, powder cocaine, a half cookie of crack cocaine, marijuana and Xanax. We also recovered other items of drug paraphernalia along with scales and packaging material. Martin was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and charged with 2 counts Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Schedule IV Xanax. Martin is currently in the Meriwether County Jail without bond.” Sheriff Smith advised.
511 Dromedary Street