On Tuesday July 28, 2020 at around 8 PM, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit were investigating complaints of drug activity in the area of County Road 673 in Stevenson, AL. Narcotics Agent located two vehicles and a four wheeler/ATV parked at the dead end of County Road 673. As Agents approached, an unidentified male subject left the area on the four wheeler/ATV. Agents then made contact with a male (Michael Keith GARRARD) and a female (Madonna Lynn GANT), both which were familiar to the Agents. After locating a methamphetamine pipe with methamphetamine residue in one of the vehicles, Agent placed GARRARD under arrest and placed him in handcuffs. At the same time, GANT, jumped into a blue 2011 Ford Mustang bearing AL personalized Tag "LYNGANT" and attempted to flee the area. The vehicle lost control and wrecked into a wooded area causing the vehicle to stall temporarily. As one of the Narcotic Agent approached the vehicle in an attempt to arrest the driver (GANT) the vehicle backed out of the wooded area and drove aggressively toward the Agent at which time the Agent fired several shots at the vehicle. No one was injured during this incident and GANT fled the scene. Patrol Deputies and Investigators responded to the area to assist but the vehicle and/or GANT were not located.
An arrest warrant was obtained for GANT charging her with Attempted Assault 1st degree. GANT is described as a 48 year old white female approximately 5'7" tall and 140 pounds with blond hair. GANT may still be driving the 2011 blue Ford Mustang bearing AL personalized Tag "LYNGANT". GANT is known to frequent the Pisgah and Rosalie Alabama areas of Jackson County and Ider and Henegar areas of Dekalb County but may be anywhere. A BOLO was sent out to law enforcement in the Tri-State area. Based this incident and a prior attempted assault on a Deputy, GANT should be considered Dangerous but her acess to weapons is not known. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of GANT or the vehicle should contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office 256-574-2610 or your local Police Department. Picture of GANT below is a prior booking photo.
During a further search of GARRARD's vehicle Agents located Methamphetamine, Controlled Pills and Prescription Medications which he did not possess a prescription for.
GARRARD (pictured below) age 47 of Stevenson, AL. was charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances-Methamphetamine (FELONY), Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance-Schedule V Controlled Pills (FELONY), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (MISDEMEANOR) and Illegal Possession of Prescription Medications (MISDEMEANOR). Bond has not yet been set on the Felony charges and GARRARD remains in the Jackson County Jail.