Felony arrests


News Staff Writer

Atmore Police Department and other area agencies reported the following felony arrests during the period from May 26 to June 2:
May 26
*Steven Wayne Bartlett, 45, of Uriah was arrested when Atmore police responded to a report of a person acting erratically at Spudd’s gas station-convenience store on Highway 21.
When officers arrived, they were directed to a vehicle that was parked at a gas pump, reports show. The person in the driver’s seat, later identified as Bartlett, was seen “moving items around in the vehicle.” The reporting officer also noted that Bartlett “struggled to get out of the vehicle and claimed he had a medical problem.”
According to reports, consent to search was granted, and police found several Tianeptine pills. Tianeptine is an antidepressant that is sold under the brand names Stablon, Tatinol, and Coaxil, among others. It is used mainly in the treatment of major depressive disorders, although it may also be used to treat anxiety, asthma and even irritable bowel syndrome.
Bartlett was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance. He was processed into the Escambia County Detention Center, from which he was released on bond May 29.
May 31
*An Escambia County, Fla. woman was arrested on felony drug charges after Atmore PD narcotics agents conducted a traffic stop because the driver of a vehicle in which she was riding failed to signal when turning onto Alabama 21.
While officers were questioning the vehicle’s passenger, later identified as Sydni Erin Weatherholtz, 30, of Pensacola, an officer “noticed a strange bulge in her pants.” Further investigation led to the discovery of approximately 14 grams of a clear, crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
The Florida woman was arrested and is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, with intent to distribute.
She was released from jail on bond June 2.
June 1
*A Baldwin County man was arrested when Atmore police responded to a North Main Street residence after receiving a report that a burglary and domestic violence incident had occurred there.
APD Sgt. Darrell McMann said the officers were sent around 8:40 p.m. and were told by the victim that her ex-boyfriend, 24-year-old Iagerald Williams of Bay Minette, “broke into her residence and punched her.” Williams also caused unspecified damage to some of the victim’s property.
He was placed under arrest and processed into the county jail on one count each of second-degree domestic violence (burglary), which is a felony, along with third-degree domestic violence (harassment) and third-degree domestic violence (criminal mischief), both of which are misdemeanors.
He remained in the facility Monday, June 5.
*An Autauga County woman was arrested by Poach Creek PD officers on felony drug charges.
No details were provided, but the Escambia County Detention Center website shows that Heather Sherree Clements, 36, of Prattville was processed into the facility on one count each of possession of a controlled substance and chemical endangerment of a child, with injury.
The Prattville woman was released on bond June 2.
June 2
*Poarch Creek Police Department officers arrested an Atmore man on a felony drug charge and one other offense.
The county jail’s website shows that Steven Scott Griffey, 44, was booked into the facility on one count each of possession of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.
Griffey was released on bond June 2.