Updated: Arrest leaves only one suspect sought in investigation


UPDATED 7/31/2107 7:41 am

Marion County Sheriffs Office officials confirm that Sylvia Rowe aka Wooten was arrested on Sunday July 30 in Winchester, TN. Christopher Dalton is still at large. The MCSD requests that if anyone has information about his whereabouts call the Sheriff’s Department at 423-942-2525.

On July 24, 2017 the Marion County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) Narcotics Unit, the Twelfth Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF), and the South Pittsburg Police Department (SPPD) executed a search warrant at the residence of Christopher Dalton located at 510 Dixie Avenue in South Pittsburg.

During the investigation, DTF agents obtained a search warrant after they developed information that there would be a large amount of methamphetamine inside of the residence.

When law enforcement arrived to execute the search warrant, Sylvia Rowe aka Sylvia Wooten and an unidentified black male fled from the area in front of the residence in a vehicle.  MCSD Deputies and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Deputies later located the vehicle hidden in some bushes behind a church on County Road 75 in Jackson County, Alabama.  Rowe’s driver’s license and 2 bags of methamphetamine were also found at the vehicle.

Upon searching the inside of the residence at 510 Dixie Avenue, law enforcement located and seized approximately 161 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and packaging material from inside the residence.  Dalton was not at home at the time the search warrant was executed.

DTF Agents issued arrest warrants for both Dalton and Rowe.  It was also learned that Rowe already had active arrest warrants in Fayette County, Tennessee for Kidnapping and Theft of Property.  Anyone with information about the location of either of these two fugitives is asked to call the MCSD at 423-942-2525.

Sheriff Burnett stated that this is an example another successful operation aimed at getting drug dealers off the streets and that this follows other successful operations that have occurred all across the county recently.