DeKalb County man arrested while being evicted
CROSSVILLE, Ala. (WDEF) – Evicted and arrested. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies make a drug arrest Tuesday, while serving an eviction notice.
Deputies served the notice to 38-year-old William Thomas Crane, Junior.
Crane was evicted from a home at intersection of County Road 190 and 192.
Deputies found Crane had a large amount of methamphetamine and a firearm in the home.
Crane also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Theft of Property.
The investigation is ongoing.
Crane was arrested and charged with the warrant of Theft of Property in the 1st degree.
-Trafficking in any Illegal Drug.
-Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.
-And carrying brass knuckles.
The Sheriff’s Office said this is an ongoing investigation.
Pending charges include Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Deputies say more charges are possible.
DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said, “deputies once again did an outstanding job on being observant as they executed the eviction process.”
According the Sheriff’s Office website: DeKalb County was established January 9, 1836 from land that was ceded to the Federal Government by the Cherokee Nation.
It was named for Major General Baron Johann DeKalb, a hero of the American Revolution.
The county is located in the northeast corner of the state and is bordered on the north by Jackson County, on the west by Marshall County, on the south by Etowah and Cherokee Counties, and on the east by the state of Georgia.
It currently encompasses 778 square miles with a population of approximate 72,000.
The county seat is Fort Payne, which came about in 1878.
Learn more about the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.