Terry Don Wooten, 39, of Powell, was captured by DeKalb County investigators, Drug Task Force agents and deputies at approximately 12 a.m. this morning.

Wooten is suspected of many recent crimes in DeKalb, Marshall and Jackson Counties. DeKalb County had warrants for Theft of Property 1st Degree (Felony), Burglary 3rd Degree (2x), and Theft of Property (4th Degree).

Wooten is suspected of stealing a motorcycle from the Powell area several weeks ago, which was recovered by DeKalb and Jackson County investigators in Woodville. He was arrested on theft charges several weeks ago, but was released on bond.

He was also found to be in possession of narcotics at the time of his arrest, giving him additional charges of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wooten will also have additional charges pending after leading investigators on a chase on County Road 48.

Melissa Fossett, 37, of Section, was with Wooten at the time of his arrest. She is in custody at the DeKalb County Detention Center on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia.

The sheriff’s office would like to thank the public for their tips and assistance in apprehending Wooten.

“I’d like to thank our investigators, Drug Task Force agents, and deputies for their hard work and diligence in capturing Wooten,” DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said. “Some of the items we were able to locate and will be returned, but some of the stolen goods will never be able to be found. This is where justice comes in, and hopefully the system will do its job. God bless.”

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