DCSO Makes Arrest On Lookout Mountain

FORT PAYNE, Ala. Last night, Deputies and Task Force Agents conducted enhanced patrols in the Lookout Mountain area of DeKalb County. Several were arrested as a result.

During the enhanced patrols, three individuals were arrested for alcohol related offenses on the roadways. Stephenson Edwards (75 of Fort Payne) was arrested for Driving Under the Influence on County Road 852. Marquis Brookes-Swank (35 of Fort Payne) and Doris Davidson-Marshall (33 of Fort Payne) were charged with Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Beverage on County Road 81 near Dogtown.

At approximately 11 pm, Deputies and Drug Task Force Agents went to a residence on County Road 107 to investigate complaints from the community. Marijuana, Kratom, Methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found. Four individuals at the residence were taken into custody.

Those arrested at the residence were:

Paul Kephart (35 of Fort Payne)

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Nina Williams (41 of Fort Payne)

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Makayla Williams (19 of Fort Payne)

  • Possession of Marijuana, 2nd
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Gadrielle Wells (44 of Fort Payne)

  • Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the arrests: “This operation was carried out at the request of the community. We take complaints seriously and follow up on them.”

“I appreciate tips from concerned citizens. I would also like to thank our deputies and Drug Task Force for diligently following up on these tips. We strive to make our roads safe for law abiding citizens,” he said.

“God Bless,” Concluded Sheriff Welden.