Charged: First Degree Theft of Services
The Etowah County Investigator states, Pamela Slay Gewalt, of Gadsden, is charged with one count of first degree theft of services, which is a felony.
Gewalt is accused of stealing more than $4,100 worth of water from the Highland Water Authority over the past two years. Authorities claim the theft of water occurred when Gewalt tapped into a water line without a meter. She was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and later released on $5,000 property bond.