6 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN WALKER COUNTY THEFT BUST

Six people are facing theft charges several recent thefts were traced back to one home in Walker County.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office recovered the stolen property from a home on Rhodes Circle in the Argo community of Walker County.

Items found included a truck stolen from Jefferson County, a utility trailer, a stolen lawn mower,

When investigators arrived at the home, they encountered Justin Kyle Harvill, 34, of Sipsey standing in the road. Investigators said Harvill had seven outstanding warrants and was in possession of heroin and marijuana. He was booked on those warrants, but also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

While investigators were arresting Harvill and looking at the suspected stolen items, a deputy walked up to a white car sitting at the home. Investigators said that when a deputy approached the vehicle, he saw the driver, later identified as Madison JoRilee Freeman, 25, of Parrish holding a cellphone and a syringe.

<p>When the driver saw the deputy, he took off and refused to stop. Sheriff’s deputies managed to block the vehicle in the road. Freeman got out and began running away, but was eventually captured.</p><p>Freeman was arrested and charged with public intoxication, attempting to elude and resisting arrest.</p><p>Investigators later entered the home, where they found more stolen property, drug paraphernalia in plain sight, and several people who were hiding.</p><p>The following people were found and arrested:</p><ul><li>Jon David Roberts, 26, of Empire was charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.</li><li>Paul Allen Brown, 32, of Dora was charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.</li><li>Whitney Lauren Vaughn, 22, of Empire was charged with possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription medication and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.</li><li>Chelesa Celeste King, 23, of Sumiton was charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.</li></ul><p> </p><p>“We appreciate the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office working with our investigators in this case,” Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said in a statement. “Teamwork is needed in criminal investigations because suspects are not worried about jurisdictional boundaries when they commit crimes.”</p><p> </p>

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