Man arrested for meth, woman for car theft


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



The Logan County Sheriff’s Department recently arrested a man on methamphetamine charges and a woman for car theft.

On Monday, Dec. 7 at 4:29 p.m. deputy Jarrod Lyons of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration.

During the traffic stop, it was found that the driver, Brandon L. Wheat, 31 of Auburn, was operating the car with a suspended license and Wheat also did not have insurance on the vehicle.

After being given consent for a search, Wheat was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia both on his person and inside his vehicle.

Wheat was then taken into custody and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center. He was charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration plates, failure to maintain insurance, operating on a suspended license and failure to register transfer of a vehicle.

On Sunday, Dec. 6, deputy Jakop Smith of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint of of a stolen vehicle from 103 HC Johnson Road in Russellville.

The caller spoke with Smith, said that Amber Webb, 20 of Russellville, had stolen the vehicle that belonged to his aunt from his residence at 103 HC Johnson Road.

Smith then spoke with the aunt, who said she did want to press charges on Webb for the theft of the vehicle.

After several attempts to locate Webb that night and into the early morning, the vehicle was entered as stolen. The next morning, officer Stephen Meredith of the Russellville Police Department was told that the vehicle was seen on Sam Walton Drive near Walmart.

Meredith then located the vehicle as it was attempting to leave Walmart. He stopped the vehicle and at the time, Webb was driving the vehicle with another man inside as a passenger.

Webb was then placed under arrest by Meredith and charged with theft of an automobile $500 or more, but under $10,000. The male passenger was also taken into custody and charged with unrelated offenses.

The vehicle was impounded by Clays Wrecker Service.

Smith is investigating the case and was assisted by Sergeant Shaun Embry and deputy Parker Rowland of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and Vincent Brown and Meredith of the Russellville Police Department.

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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