Abbeville Police Make Numerous Arrests Over the Weekend

On Friday, March 16, Abbeville Police arrested 4 subjects on drug charges. Around 4:20 pm, 35 yr old Robert O’Neal Harris of Girard Street in Abbeville was arrested during a traffic stop on Great Southern Way. Harris was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana 1st degree. He was released on a $3,000.00 bond.

Around 5:10 pm, officers arrested 3 subjects during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 431. 22 yr old Joseph William Perry, 21 yr old Jonathan Robert Yearger and 33 yr old Jose Tauras Burks all of Huntington West Virginia were arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana 2nd degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. All subjects were released on bonds totaling $1500.00 each.

On Saturday, March 17 police arrested 3 additional individuals on drug related charges. 24 yr old Randy Kyle Richards of Dothan was arrested during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 431. Richards was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana 2nd degree and released on a $1000.00 bond.

Approximately 12:48 pm, officers arrested 42 yr old Garnett Lee Melton of Santa Rosa Florida. Melton was arrested after a traffic stop revealed he was in possession of narcotics. Melton was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance after an undisclosed amount of methamphetamines was discovered. He was released on bonds totaling $3500.00.

Around 6:20 pm, police arrested 49 yr old James Earl Grimsley of Bland Avenue. Grimsley was arrested on Gilliam Street during a routine traffic stop. Grimsley was charged with a felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance after cocaine was found in his possession. He was released on a $3000.00 bond.


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