Two DeKalb County, Ala., men were charged last week by authorities there in connection with a short chase that ended in a crash in one case and in connection with a crash investigation in the other.
Kenneth Allen Gregory, 53, of Fort Payne, was booked Sept. 14 on multiple outstanding warrants for burglary and theft linked to a July break-in at a home on County Road 931, and on a warrant charging him with failure to appeal in court on a possession of a controlled substance charge, Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement issued today.
Gregory led deputies on a short pursuit before he lost control and crashed into a utility pole, Harris said. Gregory also faces charges linked to the pursuit and on a previous charge for attempting to elude a police office.
On Sept. 15, Aaron Bruce Weaver, 32 of Fyffe, crashed into a fence on Alabama Highway 75 in Fyffe and when deputies got to the scene, Weaver was alleged to have been seen throwing out a plastic bag containing what authorities said was "spice," an illegal synthetic drug. Weaver was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Harris said.
"Deputies and Investigators did an outstanding job on being observant in both arrest and thanks to the concerned citizen for calling in tips. We are glad to have Gregory in custody and off the streets." Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson said in the statement.