Warrant service leads to 3 arrests for meth
May 14, 2013 | 2291 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
­By GREG KAYLOR

Banner Staff Writer

Detective Steve Ross of the Cleveland Police Department is in charge of an investigation regarding a forged check allegedly taken in Georgia and used at a Cleveland business.

Billy Gibson of Resaca, Ga., said the check was written for more than $500, according to the report Ross filed for Gibson.

The incident occurred April 11.

A suspect was listed in the report.

The female suspect reportedly used her Georgia driver’s license at Staples in Cleveland to pass the alleged forged check.

Gibson initially reported the theft and subsequent forgery to Dalton Police Department officials in Georgia. After Dalton detectives began their investigation, they forwarded information to Ross, who began his investigation locally.

n A Nokia cell phone was reportedly taken from a woman’s vehicle after she went inside a convenience store and failed to lock the vehicle.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputy Kevin Chastain said Rebecca Oller was at a convenience store located on Georgetown Road when the theft reportedly occurred.

Two men outside the store had made Oller suspicious of them and she went inside the store.

After returning to her car, Oller noticed her phone was missing. She contacted her cell provider and cancelled service to the phone. The phone was valued at $500.

- Three people were arrested at a Dogwood Trail residence after deputies went to the house to serve arrest warrants. While there, they discovered an alleged clandestine methamphetamine lab.

Arrested and charge were Jonathan A. Torbett, 34, and Jonathan P. Russ, 31.

A third suspect in the clandestine lab operation was taken into custody on a Polk County warrant and charges haven’t been file yet regarding the incident.

Anthony Landreth also faces charges.

According to a report filed by Cpl. Daniel Marlow, deputies pulled onto the property and saw a man slump down into the seat of a pickup truck as they approached. Deputies identified the person as Landreth.

Deputy Matt Parris and Sgt. Jamie Thurman approached the residence and made contact with Torbett, who came from an outbuilding on the property.

Deputies went inside the outbuilding and found Russ, along with chemicals and an alleged working methamphetamine lab inside.

All three were arrested and taken to the Bradley County Jail.

Russ and Torbett were charged with initiation of the process to manufacture meth and felony drug paraphernalia possession. Russ was also charged with a stop, halt, frisk violation after he reportedly attempted to evade deputies, according to the report.

Landreth was arrested on the Polk County warrant and future charges are expected in Bradley County regarding this case.