By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
No details were available on the arrest by this week’s press deadline, but the Escambia County Detention Center (ECDC) website shows that Poarch Creek Indians police arrested an Atmore man on charges he stole property valued at more than $2,500.
According to the website, 46-year-old Christopher Damon Garrick was processed into the county jail on May 7 on one count of first-degree theft.
Theft in the first degree is a Class B felony that occurs when the amount of property allegedly stolen exceeds $2,500. A conviction on such a charge could bring a prison term of between 2 and 20 years, and a fine of up to $30,000.
According to the ECDC site, Garrick has been arrested three other times in the past seven years — in 2015 for burglary by force and possession of burglary tools, and twice in 2021 for probation violation.
An employee of the county jail’s booking and release division reported late Monday, May 9, that Garrick remained in the facility, under a $20,000 bond.
Intent to distribute
Tribal police also helped make a dent in the area drug trade on May 8, when they arrested a Clay County man on numerous charges, including felony possession of an undisclosed controlled substance.
Richard Brian Hunnicutt, 23, of Ashland, remained in jail late Monday, May 9, under a $60,000 bond.
He is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, carrying a concealed handgun without a permit, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, second-degree possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Busted in Baldwin
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently arrested an Atmore woman on a felony drug possession charge.
The Baldwin County Jail website shows that Jessica Anne Riley, 33, was booked into the facility April 29 on one count each of possession of an undisclosed controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Riley remained in the facility late Monday, May 9, under a $3,500 bond.