Felony arrests

Local man booked on 14 separate charges

News Staff Writer


Details were not immediately available, but the Escambia County Detention Center website shows that county sheriff’s deputies arrested an Atmore man after a February 29 incident and chase resulted in a “baker’s dozen” separate charges, including two felonies, against the man.
According to jail records, 38-year-old James Anthony Bagwell remained in the facility early Tuesday, March 5, on felony charges of first-degree criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance.
Bagwell is also charged with misdemeanor criminal charges of attempting to elude police, reckless endangerment, obstruction of government operations and menacing, as well as a slew of traffic citations: reckless driving, following too closely, driving while license is suspended or revoked, speeding, improper lane usage and improper tag. Also thrown in was a charge of bail jumping for his failure to appear in court on a previous charge.
Other felony arrests of local residents, or by local authorities of out-of-town residents. during the period February 23 – March 1, included the following:
Tyreke Makal Calhoun


A Century, Fla. man, wanted by Escambia County, Ala. authorities on murder and robbery charges, was arrested February 29 by Atmore police who were investigating an unrelated complaint within the city.
Atmore Police Department Sgt. Darrell McMann said he had no details of the charge against Tyreke Makal Calhoun, 25, that city police “transported him (to jail) after encountering him on a complaint and discovering he had a county warrant.”
The ECDC website shows Calhoun is charged with one count each of murder and first-degree robbery. He remained behind bars early Tuesday, May 5.
Lee Ernest Watson


ECDC records show that 35-year-old Lee Ernest Watson of Atmore was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on February 29 on an outstanding warrant from Atmore police.
No details were immediately available, but jail records show Watson was the subject of an outstanding APD warrant charging him with first-degree domestic violence.
A conviction on such a charge, which is a Class A felony, carries a minimum sentence of one year in prison. A second or subsequent conviction on such a charge would lead to a prison sentence that includes no consideration of probation, parole, good time credits, or any other reduction in time.
Watson remained in the ECDC early Tuesday, March 5.
Gary Antoinne Ramos


Atmore police arrested Gary Antoinne Ramos, 43, of Mobile on February 29 after he used a fake name when questioned during a traffic stop.
Ramos was reportedly a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for an unspecified offense, and he was not wearing a seat belt.
Alabama law allows for a traffic citation when such a situation occurs, but Ramos gave police a false name when they ran a records check, and he is now charged with obstructing justice by using a false ID. Such a charge is a Class C felony.
Ramos remained behind bars early Tuesday, March 5.