According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a truck reported stolen earlier in the week from Piedmont has been recovered. Chief Deputy Tim Hays and Sheriff’s Office investigators located the stolen truck at a residence on U.S. Hwy 411 north of Centre on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. During the investigation of the stolen truck, illegal drugs were also discovered at the residence. Stacy Robert Donaldson, 36, of Piedmont and Merissa Skylar Mobbs, 29, of Centre were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Donaldson was also charged with resisting arrest.
In a separate incident, investigators arrested 47 year-old Jeff Harrison Pope, of Cedartown, Georgia, for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Pope’s arrest came after investigators discovered him and others destroying property in the Talladega National Forest along U.S. Hwy 278.
All three remain in the Cherokee County Detention Center pending bond.