Theft of Property Arrest
An Attalla man is accused of stealing an automobile and then selling a firearm that he found inside the car. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says 37-year-old Daniel Dickey was arrested and is charged with one count of second degree theft of property, which is a felony, DUI and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Investigators say Dickey took the automobile without permission from the rightful owner and traded the firearm for approximately $60 worth of crack cocaine. He was arrested by deputies later that day for DUI. The firearm was recovered from the place it was sold and returned to the rightful owner. Dickey is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $7,000 bond.