Press Release Issued by Clay County Sheriff Ray Latham:
On December 7, 2017, Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on Highway 77 near Antioch Road. As Deputies approached the vehicle, the driver fled in the vehicle and continuing south on Alabama 77. A pursuit began as deputies attempted to stop the fleeing driver.
Ashland P.D. & Lineville P.D. was called to assist, as the vehicle was traveling into the Ashland area on Alabama 77. The vehicle was followed for several miles, turning onto Idaho Road, back to Antioch, then again on Alabama 77 where the driver lost control in a driveway off Alabama 77 and attempted to flee on foot.
Following a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody. It did not take long for deputies and police to realize the reason for the evasion. Arrested was Gerry Brannon Walker, age 36 of Talladega. Walker was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, (ICE), Unlawful Possession of Marihuana 1st, Unlawful possession of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and fleeing or attempting to elude Law Enforcement.
Also arrested was Jessica Susan McCook, age 28 of Goodwater. McCook was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, (ICE), Unlawful possession of Marihuana 1st, and unlawful possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Walker remains in the Detention Center with bonds totaling $97000.00. McCook also remains in the Detention Center with bonds totaling $81000.00.
Sheriff Latham and staff would like to thank the Ashland and Lineville Police Department’s Personnel for their assistance in this arrest.