DeKalb County Woman Escapes Custody

DeKalb County officials are searching this evening for a woman who escaped from custody Sunday while she was being arrested on drug charges. Sheriff Jimmy Harris identifies the escapee as 34-year-old Courtney Dawn Steele of Dawson. Harris says Steele and 47-year-old Anthony Earl Renfroe were arrested at a house in the McKestes community where members of his drug task force found more than 80 grams of ice methamphetamine with a street value of 8-thousand dollars. While the task force was gathering up evidence from the scene, Steele apparently escaped through the window of a deputy’s car with her hands still cuffed behind her back. Renfroe is charged with trafficking in illegal drugs while Steele faces charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She will also face an escape charge.


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