Felony arrests

News Staff Writer

D. Williams
E. Williams

Two Atmore brothers were arrested last Friday, May 3, after Atmore police and Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force agents executed a search warrant on the East Church Street residence they share.
According to police reports, the search yielded more than six pounds of marijuana, 65 grams of synthetic marijuana (Spice) and unspecified quantities of Ecstasy and crack cocaine. Lawmen also seized a handgun and $5,546 in U.S. currency.
Arrested were 29-year-old Derrick Anthony Williams and 25-year-old Eric John Williams. Each remained in the Escambia County Detention Center (ECDC) early Tuesday, May 7. The jail website does not show whether either has been issued a bond yet.
Eric John Williams is charged with one count each of drug trafficking (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Derrick Anthony Williams is charged with one count each of drug trafficking (Spice) and being a certain person forbidden to possess a firearm, as well as two counts of possession of a controlled substance (Ecstasy, crack).
The older Williams had been out of jail barely two weeks when the drug raid was conducted. Jail records show he had been released on bond shortly after his April 18 arrest by Atmore police on charges of first-degree theft of property, third-degree forgery, and possession of a forged instrument.
Shaquille Javon Brown


A lengthy investigation by Atmore police detectives resulted in the May 3 arrest of an Atmore man who reportedly held a woman against her will and sexually abused her.
Shaquille Javon Brown, 31, remained in the ECDC early Tuesday, May 7, charged with one count each of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.
Results of the police investigation were turned over to District Attorney Steve Billy’s office, which approved the arrest warrant.
Georgette Dortch Gardner


A May 2 traffic stop by Atmore police led to a felony drug possession charge for an Atmore woman.
Police reports show that an officer pulled over a vehicle that had no tag as it traveled in the area of Trout and Swift streets.
Police determined the driver, 43-year-old Georgette Dortch Gardner, was the subject of outstanding charges in Atmore Municipal Court. Gardner was found to be in possession of an unspecified quantity of methamphetamine and a glass pipe, and she was arrested.
She remained in the county jail early Tuesday, May 7.
Justin Daniel Ward


A Florida man who also lists a Perdido address was arrested May 2 and held for Baldwin County authorities on numerous charges.
Jail records show that Justin Daniel Ward, 26, is wanted on several the theft-related charges, including breaking and entering an automobile, first-degree receiving stolen property, first-degree theft and other charges, including two counts of attempting to elude law enforcement officers.