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Fugitive arrested in Rome

July 23, 2014--9:45 a.m.

From Floyd County Jail reports

A Rome man wanted by Cherokee County, Alabama authorities for manufacturing methamphetamine was arrested during a traffic stop on Alabama Highway at Shorter Industrial Boulevard Tuesday.

According to records at the Floyd County Jail, 49-year old James Dyer Walters, of a Grandview Drive address, is charged with being a fugitive from justice.

Floyd County Police also reportedly found drug-related objects and a quantity of methamphetamine residue at the time of his arrest, resulting in additional charges.

Walters is also charged with open container.

A second arrest was also made.

48-year old Kimberly Marie Conaway, of an Old River Road address, was charged with possession of meth and possession of drug related objects.



Man charged with possession of prescription drugs

A 26-year old Plainville man was jailed Tuesday on charges of possession of Hyrdocodone.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Derek Edward Bridges, of a Cantrell Drive address, was initially stopped by Rome Police on Turner McCall Boulevard for failure to maintain a single lane.

Police reportedly found an undisclosed quantity of the pain medicine, a syringe and a spoon with residue on it.

Bridges was additionally charged with DUI and possession of drug-related objects.


Police:  Homeless Woman steals car

A homeless woman was jailed early Wednesday on charges of theft by taking a motor vehicle.

According to Floyd County Jail reports, 31-year old Utica Shantell Jackson stole an automobile from a location on Maple Street.

She was arrested on Nixon Avenue, where it was also discovered she had a suspended or revoked license, according to police.