LCSO Issues BOLO Nets Suspect Wanted For Robbery; 49 Grams Of Methamphetamine Recovered

By  | October 22, 2021 | Filed under: News

Mitchell Joseph Caldwell

LIMESTONE COUNTY-On October 6, 2021, at approximately 8:50 p.m. Limestone County Deputies responded to a possible robbery in the 13000 block of Sugar Plum Ln. During the reporting of the robbery, the victim provided our dispatchers with a description of the suspect and the vehicle that he used to leave the scene.

Our dispatchers immediately issued an areawide “be on the lookout” (BOLO) for the vehicle. ALEA State Trooper Casey Terry quickly spotted the vehicle about 3 miles from the scene on Highway 72. Deputies Caleb Ryan and Mike Bloodworth responded to Trooper Terry’s location and Deputy Kandace Wilson responded to Sugar Plum Ln., to speak to the victim. Trooper Terry noticed the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle reaching in between the seat and the console. Deputy Ryan identified the driver as Mitchell Joseph Caldwell and found him to have active warrants with Madison County. Deputy Ryan asked Caldwell why he was reaching in between his seat and Caldwell told him to “just go get the dope.”

During a search of the vehicle, Deputy Ryan located 49 grams of methamphetamine between the seat and console, where Caldwell had been reaching as well as drug paraphernalia. Deputy Bloodworth transported Caldwell to the Limestone County Detention Center for his outstanding warrants, and his new charge of drug trafficking. During Caldwell’s transport, he offered Deputy Bloodworth up to $20,000 to release him from custody. Deputy Bloodworth refused Caldwell’s offers and he subsequently received an additional charge for Bribery of a Public Servant. Caldwell shared with Deputy Bloodworth that he was on the run from a prison sentence for burglary in Madison County and did not wish to return to prison. The alleged robbery is currently under investigation and more charges are possible.

Mitchell Joseph Caldwell, 43, of Athens, Alabama, has been charged with Drug Trafficking, Bribery of a Public Servant, Parole Violation, and Probation Violation for Burglary 3rd.  Caldwell is being held in the Limestone County Detention Facility.

STATEMENT FOR LIMESTONE COUNTY SHERIFF JOSHUA MCLAUGHLIN

 

“I would like to thank ALEA State Trooper Casey Terry for his quick recognition of the vehicle and his assistance during this capture.  I would also like to commend my department on their outstanding work during this capture, that ultimately removed these dangerous drugs from being distributed.”

Media Release/Limestone County sheriff

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