Wanted Man From Stephens Co. Found, Arrested in Gwinnett Co.

A Toccoa man wanted on drug and other charges in now in custody.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that the United States Marshal’s Office arrested 33-year-old Anthony Barry Nalley of Toccoa last week at a residence in Gwinnett County.

Law enforcement had been looking for Nalley on charges including Trafficking Methamphetamine and an outstanding parole warrant since September 8, when Nalley allegedly fled from a StephensCounty road stop.

The Georgia State Patrol said that troopers arrested Nalley after he failed to stop at a checkpoint at the intersection of Highpoint and Davis Avenues in Toccoa.

The GSP alleged that when troopers stopped Nalley, they found him to be in possession of about 70 grams of methamphetamine and less than one ounce of marijuana.

At the time of the stop, the GSP reported that Nalley faced charges including Trafficking Methamphetamine, Obstruction, and Possession of Less than One Ounce of Marijuana.

The GSP said in September that Nalley also faced a number of traffic charges.

According to authorities, Nalley, the son of Stephens County Commissioner Debbie Whitlock, was taken to StephensCountyHospital after his initial arrest and it was at that point that authorities alleged that he fled.

Sheriff Shirley said that late last month, his office requested the assistance of U.S. Marshals in finding Nalley.

The sheriff said Nalley was apprehended without incident.

He was transported to the Stephens County Jail, where he is now being held without bond.

Shirley said that no additional charges have been filed at this time in connection with this case.