CCSO arrest roundup

Front row, left to right, are Jesse Elijah Durham, Amy Rebecca Peterson and Roger Dale Suggs Jr.; second row, left to right, are Joseph Nathan Holcomb, Buffy Dawn Smith and George Lamar Flanigan. (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) made multiple arrests this week, including:   

Monday, Aug. 22 

Deputies attempted to serve outstanding warrants on Jesse Elijah Durham, 41, of Baileyton, at a residence in Joppa.  

Durham allegedly attempted to flee the residence on foot. Deputies caught him after a short pursuit.  

Durham was charged with attempting to elude, two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (failure to appear warrants) and unlawful distribution of dangerous drugs (failure to appear warrant).   
Deputies served a motion to revoke warrant on Amy Rebecca Peterson, 41, of Cleveland, Alabama, at the Cullman County Detention Center, where she has been incarcerated since a July arrest for drug trafficking. 


Deputies served Roger Dale Suggs Jr., 38, of Cullman, with a probation revocation warrant. Suggs has been incarcerated in the Cullman County Detention Center due to an arrest for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance earlier this month. 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 

Deputies were patrolling Sportsman Lake Park after hours and came upon a vehicle inside the park.  

Joseph Nathan Holcomb, 44, of Cullman, and Buffy Dawn Smith, 46, were inside the vehicle.  

It was determined that Smith had an active warrant and she was placed under arrest.  

A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly yielded narcotics.  

Holcomb was also placed under arrest. He was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.  

Smith was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of dangerous drugs (warrant), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (warrant) and illegal possession of prescription drugs (bond revocation).  


Deputies arrested George Lamar Flanigan, 45, of Hanceville, for bond revocations stemming from charges in 2021. His charges included possession of a concealed weapon, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.