Tow service helps catch drug suspect

A man with felony warrants for his arrest in Fayette County was arrested by Coweta County deputies Monday, authorities said.

On Monday, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office received information that Raymond Walford Deyton, 44, was scheduled to pick up his vehicle from Williams Wrecker Service on Pine Road around 3:30 p.m., said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Deyton had warrants out for his arrest, so deputies went to catch him there, Yarbrough said.

According to Yarbrough, Deputy Trent Hastings made contact with Deyton there, and Deyton attempted to flee. Hastings deployed his electric stun gun on Deyton, hit him with the barbs and took him into custody.

Inside Deyton’s pockets, Hastings found two bags of suspected methamphetamine, Yarbrough said, so in addition to his felony charges in Fayette County, Deyton now faces more charges in Coweta County. Deyton was also charged with obstruction for attempting to flee, Yarbrough said.

Deyton was also with Ansley Laura Dobson, 23, who had outstanding charges in Carroll County for shoplifting, Yarbrough said. Dobson was taken into custody as well.

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