Author: W Beddard

Possession of items with Altered Serial Numbers, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Burglary 1st Degree; Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Tampering with Evidence; Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to Distribute, Sale of Meth and Probation Violation

Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency has made several recent arrest for the offenses of Burglary, Theft by Receiving, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act and other similar related crimes.

“On September 19, 2017 our criminal investigators were canvassing the 1700 block of Cedar Rock Road, Woodbury, Ga. in reference to following up on some theft investigations. While our investigators were at a residence in the area evidence was obtained for the issuance of a search warrant. Upon executing the search warrant $6,000.00 of stolen property was recovered from the location. Investigators arrested Sealey Frances Blount, W/F, 25 years of age of Cedar Rock Road, Woodbury, Ga. for the offenses of Possession of Items with Altered Serial Numbers 2cts., and Felony Theft by Receiving Stolen Property 1ct. Warrants have also been issued for the arrest of Tony Edgar Teal W/M, 39 years of age, last known address Potato Creek Road, The Rock, Ga. (Upson County) for the offenses of Possession of Items with Altered Serial Numbers and Felony Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. Tony Edgar Teal is wanted on these outstanding warrants for his arrest. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Teal call the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 672-4489 or 911. Sealey Frances Blount has been released on $7,000.00 bond from the Meriwether County Jail.

On October 12, 2017 a residence in the 12000 block of Hwy 85 North, Woodbury, Ga. was burglarized. Multiple items were taken in this burglary to include but not limited to firearms. Through the course of the investigation evidence was obtained that led to the issuance of a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Chapel Hill Road, Manchester, Ga. The search warrant execution resulted in the location of some of the stolen property from the reported burglary. Investigators also recovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia and 19.8 grams of Methamphetamines. As a result of this search warrant a second search warrant was issued for a residence in the 100 block of Judson Bulloch Road. The search of this second residence resulted in the location of additional stolen property from the burglary. Investigators were able to recover around $1,600.00 worth of stolen property from the two residences as a result of the search warrants. Investigators arrested Zachary Nelson Bryant, W/M, 28 years of age, of Allen Drive, Molena, Ga. for the offenses of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Tampering with Evidence, and Burglary 1st Degree. Tony Lee O’Neal, W/M, 51 years of age, of Chapel Hill Road, Manchester, Ga. was arrested for the offenses of Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to Distribute, V.G.C.S.A. Sale of Meth and Probation Violation. Julia Lynn McCurdy W/F, 48 years of age, of Chapel Hill Road, Manchester, Ga. was arrested for the offenses of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamines with intent to Distribute. Lawrence Edward Johnson, W/M, 24 years of age, of Judson Bulloch Road, Warm Springs, Ga. was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Burglary 1st Degree and Probation Violation. All of the arrested are currently being held in the Meriwether County Jail without bond.” Sheriff Smith said.

“I appreciate the work done in these case investigation by our personnel. Our lead investigator did an outstanding job in pulling these case investigations together and making these arrest. As a result of our investigations we were able to help some of our surrounding jurisdictions in their own case investigations.” Sheriff Chuck Smith stated.