Monday, June 02, 2008

Bondsmen and Police Track Man Wanted on Meth Charges

Authorities used a helicopter and tracking dogs to help corner a man wanted on charges of failing to show up in court on methamphetamine charges.

Police officers pitched in to help bail bondsmen who were trying to arrest 36-year-old Brian Gregory Payne.

The two-hour search began Monday afternoon near Etowah High School after a police officer saw the bondsmen in a yellow Mustang pursuing Payne.

Payne drove into woods, got out of the car he was driving and ran away, but he later called a police officer he knew and agreed to surrender.

Sheriff Todd Entrekin said the man was charged last year with manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related felonies. He was free on bonds totaling about $50,000 but is now being held in the county jail.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what this fails to tell is the bail bondsman were on school property waving around guns and speeding through a school zone. that is why the police got involved. attalla police were considering issuing warrants on the bail bondsman.