Arrests Made For Robbery And Arson

FORT PAYNE, Ala – Over the last couple of weeks, DeKalb County Investigators along with Henagar Police Department and Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office have been working together to solve two major cases.

On Saturday, October 31st, 2020, Investigators with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and Henagar Police Department were notified of a Robbery that occurred on October 24th 2020 in the Henagar area.  Investigators launched an investigation into the Robbery.  Christopher Melvin Moss (age 30 of Valley Head) was arrested and charged with Robbery 1st.  The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected in the case. 

In an unrelated incident, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at approximately 1:34 a.m., DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a house fire at 1735 County Road 46 near the Skirum Community.  After deputies arrived on scene, they observed that the fire appeared to be intentional.  The responding deputy started an investigation.  Logan Dewayne Tyson (age 18 of Crossville) was arrested and charged with Arson 2nd Degree.  The investigation is ongoing in conjunction with the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office.  We would like to thank Geraldine Fire Department and Crossville Fire Department for their help.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident:

“This is another job well done by our Investigators.  It gives me a source of pride knowing that we have all of these great men and women working together to protect our great county.  The working relationship all of our agencies have is remarkable and something to be proud of.”                   

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden”.