Felony arrests


News Staff Writer

Details were not immediately available, but the Escambia County Detention Center (ECDC) website shows that an Atmore man and woman were arrested February 1 and charged with chemical endangerment of a child.
ECDC records reveal that Layton Deleon Frye, 20, and Nysheeka Jamilia Young, 25, both of whom listed Atmore addresses, were processed into the jail after Flomaton police arrested them.
According to Alabama Criminal Code, a person commits the crime of chemical endangerment by “exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are produced or distributed … and knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes or permits a child to be exposed to, to ingest or inhale, or to have contact with a controlled substance, chemical substance, or drug paraphernalia.”
Frye and Young were released on bond the next day. Neither has any prior criminal history, according to the jail website.
Christopher M. Lambert


Jail records show that Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Atmore man January 29 on felony theft and drug charges.
Christopher Michael Lambert, 52, was released January 31 on bond from the county jail. He was being held on one count each of first-degree receiving stolen property (property valued at more than $2,500) and second-degree receiving stolen property (property valued at more than $500 but less than $2,500).
The first-degree charge is a Class B felony; the lesser charge is a Class D felony.
Lambert is also charged with one count each of first-degree possession of marijuana, possession of an (unspecified) controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Larry W. Barlow

According to ECDC records, Atmore police arrested a local man, 54-year-old Larry Wayne Barlow, February 1, on a felony drug possession charge.
No other details were available, but APD Sgt. Darrell McMann reported that the most recent arrest of Barlow, who was charged in January with methamphetamine possession, was also due to his possession of meth.
Barlow was released on bond the day after his arrest.
Treniece S. Wimes

ECDC records show that a 35-year-old Atmore woman was booked into the facility January 30 after her arrest by Flomaton police on drug-related charges.
No details were provided except that Treniece Shuntell Wimes was jailed on one count each of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.
The possession charge is a Class D felony; the evidence-tampering offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
According to jail records, Wimes was released January 31 on bond.

Note: A reader expressed concern that placement of the mug shot of Philip Edward Turner beneath the headline “Felony arrests — Local man arrested for drug distribution” — in the January 31 edition of Atmore News was misleading in that it appeared Turner was the accused drug dealer.
However, the story of Turner’s arrest by Florida sheriff’s deputies on a felony battery charge doesn’t include any mention of drugs or any drug-related activity.
Starting this week, we have taken steps to prevent any future confusion caused by placement of mug shots.